Academy of Art University Debuts Fresh Fashion Talent At New York Fashion Week 2017

The Academy of Art University School of Fashion just had there 21st successful runway show during New York Fashion Week, while debuting Spring and Fall 2018 style trends. September is always fashion time in New York, and at the fashionista-beloved Skylight Clarkson Square 2017 was no exception. The venue is located in West Soho in Manhattan and is admired as for being both historic and chic. Modeling womenswear and menswear fashion collections, ten graduating students of the School of Fashion at Academy of Art University also proved their skills of teamwork with the two collaborations debuted as well.


Of those with budding fashion careers, the cultural backgrounds and style preferences differed. This created an impressive runway of colorful patterns, artistic reflections, and time-consuming academic efforts brought forth in a way that satisfied the fashion critics and peers observing from the audience. The fashion event was presented to a global audience through digital live-streaming platforms.


The following descriptions are of the fashion graduates of Academy of Art University, both BFA and MFA, that participated in the runway showcase September 9, 2017:


Hailun Zhou – MFA Fashion Design, Qingdao, China

Eden Slezin – MFA Fashion Design, San Francisco, CA

Dina Marie Lam – MFA Fashion Design, Los Angeles, CA

Carlos Rodriguez – BFA Fashion Design, Mexico City, Mexico

Saya Shen- MFA Fashion Design, Beijing, China

Joanna Jadallah – MFA Menswear Design, born in Chicago, Illinois

Cana Klebanoff – BFA Knitwear Design, Queens, NY

Ryan Yu – MFA Fashion Design, Shenyang, Liaoning, China

Jelly Shan – MFA Fashion Design, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China


Students at Academy of Art University gain knowledge of their selected field while associating with other like-minded individuals. Universty Alumni have historically moved on to involvement with critically acclaimed, award-winning projects. Those include Raven Symone, Lauren Conrad, Chris Milk, and Lee Cheol-ha.


Founded in 1929, Richard S. Stephens activated his vision by opening as an advertising art school. Over the years, the Academy of Art University has educated artistic and athletic minds who enrolled in the associate’s, bachelor’s, and master’s programs that are offered. Potential students of the respective school can choose to study design, entertainment, fine arts, liberal arts.


NewsWatch TV: A review of the success stories

Do you have technology, consumer, or entertainment news you would like to pass to your audience or customers? Are you looking for a television show which features celebrity news, mobile app reviews, medical news, editorial and sponsored electronic reviews? A show which features on-location satellite media tour interviews and video news releases? Look no further. NewsWatch offers this and much more.

Established in 1990, NewsWatch has over time become the leading trusted source of breaking news for the consumer, technology, travel, health, and entertainment industries. The series has aired more than one thousand episodes on a wide range of topics.

NewsWatch has worked with many organizations to successfully market and promote their products including product launches. One such success story is the relationship between NewsWatch and Saygus, an American smartphones manufacturer. Commenting on this relationship, Tim Rush, a Marketing and PR executive at Saygus, noted that NewsWatch was able to do an extremely professional promotional video during their products launch at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. He explained that the video captured the right message in the right way and was delivered to the right audience.

While recommending NewsWatch to other organizations, Tim observed that NewsWatch is a competent and professional organization that is able to establish the nexus between the advertisers’ message and what the customers want to hear in order to drive sales. This was achieved because NewsWatch was systematic in engaging Saygus in order to understand their needs. They also carried out a thorough research on the needs of the audience before packaging the video contents.

NewsWatch provided a comprehensive range of services from logistics to video production. These included project development, scripting, on-location production, post-production editing, and distributions. Tim Rush noted that the partnership with NewsWatch helped them to deliver the customer experience that their brand is known for.

NewsWatch airs on AM Network and ION Network in the United States and has reached over 700 Million people. Moreover, the company has a strong social media presence including Facebook, Vimeo Channel, YouTube, Instagram, LinkedIn among others. Their YouTube channel has received over 4 Million views.

The Oxford Club Advises on How much Should You Invest in Stocks

Many retirees and soon to be retirees have a simple question, which is how much money they should have invested in stocks. The answer to this depends on several different factors, including your age, your health, your monthly overhead and the size of your portfolio. Figuring this out and correctly investing in stocks is a process called retirement balancing.

Even though typical Americans are living longer, the retirement age is 65. Some people can expect to live decades after their retirement. With this possibility, there needs to be serious thought on assets after retirement. Especially while considering factors that are out of the individual’s control. These factors include inflation. Although it may not be very prevalent in today’s economy, no one can predict what will happen in the future.

While having too little money invested in stocks can cause a loss of opportunity, there is also the threat of having too much money invested. There is a different mindset between a young optimistic investor and an aging individual who is out of work and depending on their investments. If the market starts to go down, these individuals will often sell their stocks. This results in a smaller portfolio when the market rebounds.

A great way to avoid this risk is through what The Oxford Club refers to as retirement rebalancing. To do this one must change their mindset about stocks. Instead of thinking about the percentage of your portfolio invested in stocks, one should calculate how much money they need in low-risk bonds and cash to fund monthly overhead.

A good rule of thumb is that your portfolio should account for at least five years of expenses. If not, retirees face a difficult set of options, such as retire later, save more, invest at a higher rate of return, and reducing living expenses.

The Oxford Club is a private and multinational network of highly trusted investors and entrepreneurs. They have been in business for over two decades.

The mission of The Oxford Club is to help their members grow and protect their wealth. They have a multifaceted investment philosophy and knowledge of succeeding through various market conditions. They have a talent of selecting investment opportunities with only the greatest potential gains and lowest risks.

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Siteline Cabinetry Outlook on Trendy Kitchen Cabinets

Recently, there is a trend where most people tend to prefer remodeling their homes rather than moving out to settle for a home that meets their taste. Most people understand that acquiring a full kitchen or a bath remodel is of massive future implications and gives a warranty of perfection from experts. According to Siteline Cabinetry, there are seven kitchen cabinet trends that are exactly right for homeowners.

Several companies have customized cabinets to suit homeowners desires depending on color, design, and functions. There is also the clean line and subtle designs which are simple and save on space. This is because they make use of vertical space and work best with white, gray and some neutral color to give the kitchen a perfect look. The horizontally oriented cabinets are gaining popularity due to easy access and sophisticated kitchen look. Another trend is the shaker style cabinet which is designed to have five doors and a dug-in center panel and is unique due to its simplicity with a minimal design reflecting a religious sect. The high-tech cabinet design is technically designed with incorporated charging stations that make connectivity in the kitchen easy.

Just as many home decors cabinet designs are constantly evolving. Siteline Cabinetry is on the lookout for new trends that they can offer their clients with the best advice on which cabinets they can install and be proud to show off to friends.

Siteline Cabinetry understands that their clients have to check the cabinets daily hence, make sure they have a feasible view. They have professional designers who work with clients to review the best option to get what they are looking for. Due to the fact that they keep up with the industry trend, they also provide the best kitchen and home decors apart from cabinets.

There are some things they recommend when planning for a kitchen remodel. First, one needs to know what their objectives are. This will help in drafting a budget of how much one can spend logically. Look for a professional who can advise you on the on how to utilize space and choose quality products of a minimal budget. Alternatively, one can look for designs from the internet, visit Siteline Cabinetry showrooms or attend home shows to have an assortment of choices to choose from. Get a guideline on appropriate maintenance and enjoy a full kitchen remodel.

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Luiz Carlos Trabuco, President Of The Second-Largest Private Bank In Brazil, Bradesco

For far too many banks across the globe, the most important currency is money. However, more successful and mature banks have grown to realize that there more important things than just the bottom line. For Brazilian bank, Bradesco the currency is customer integrity and trust. It is a concept that is engrained in the bank’s culture thanks to its current president and longest-serving employee, Luiz Carlos Trabuco. Using this concept, he has been able to defend the bank against new competitors while also managing to chase down the bigger players.

Brazil’s Second Largest Bank

Today, Bradesco is the second largest private bank in the country. Its size is only surpassed by Itau Unibanco. While being the second in a banking industry as competitive and saturated as Brazil’s is a remarkable achievement, it is frowned upon by many at Bradesco. For over five of the bank’s seven-decade existence, it was undisputedly the largest private bank in the country. However, a merger between Unibanco and Banco Itau in 2008 changed things overnight and relegated Bradesco to the second position. Since his appointment in 2009, Luiz Carlos Trabuco has been aggressively trying to get Bradesco back to being the market leader. Thus far, he has made considerable progress and one wrong move by Itau Unibanco will likely see Bradesco resume its rightful position.

While he has used a combination of strategies to guarantee Bradesco’s continued growth, the move that has brought Bradesco closest to Itau is the acquisition of HSBC Brazil in 2015. Thanks to the $5.2 billion deal, Bradesco was able to hit growth levels that would have taken 6 years to complete organically. The bank’s customer-base grew to over 30 million, the highest among private banks in the country. Additionally, its branches grew to 5500 branches and the asset value also grew to R$ 1.2 trillion, the second largest in the sector. Once the synergies of the deal are realized, the bank will be able to rival most of the financial institutions in Latin America.

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Commitments at Bradesco

In 2014, Luiz Carlos Trabuco surprised many when he turned down the invitation by then Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff to become the country’s new Minister of Finance. While he expressed that he was honored to be offered the opportunity to directly shape the economy, the commitments at Bradesco ahead of him would not allow him to. With his retirement slated for 2016 at the time (it has since been moved to 2018), many began to speculate that he turned down the position because he was being prepared to take over as the chairman of Bradesco’s board of directors from Lazaro Brandao. With Brandao now aged 91, the speculations will likely end up being true.

However, despite not being the finance minister, Luiz Carlos Trabuco has still been of great service to the Brazilian economy. As Bradesco president, he has previously supported government initiatives to provide low-cost credit to companies involved in infrastructure developments across the country. Additionally, with the economy experiencing hard times in 2015/2016, he was of those who strongly expressed confidence of a quick recovery at every opportunity he got. Being one of the most respected executives in the country, it prevented jittery investors from fleeing the economy with their badly needed resources.

Commitments away from Bradesco

In addition to working at Bradesco, Luiz Carlos Trabuco also sits on the boards of a number of organizations. He currently seats on the boards of Vale SA and the Brazilian Federation of Banks (FEBRABAN). Previously, he has also been the chair of Odontoprev’s board of directors.

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Brown Modeling Agency Services

Formerly known as Wilhemina Austin, the Brown Modeling Agency has become a leader in the modeling and talent industry. They represent only the best in the business and provide them with opportunities to work with some of the biggest brand names in and out of the country. Their models and actors have been seen in many commercials, movies, TV shows, music videos and on fashion runways.

The company has its headquarters in Austin, Texas and is run by CEO and president Justin Brown, who was also the head of Wilhemina Austin when it was launched in 2010. When Wilhemina Austin merged with another talent agency called Heyman Talent-South a few years later, the Brown Agency was born, and it became one of Austin’s only full-service model and talent agencies.

The agency prides itself on only selecting the best talent, who they will then work to mold into the most professional, beautiful and well sought after models and actors in the industry. After their professional development is completed, they will have access to working in the fashion and beauty industry with brand names like Louis Vuitton and L’Oreal, and in ads for brands like Toyota and Dell.

The agency also has another location in Texas in the Dallas area, as well as having a presence in Los Angeles. Aspiring models and actors can submit photos at their website, and if the company is interested, the hopefuls will be contacted and invited to go to an open audition. And open calls are held on Thursdays between 3:00-4:00 pm. Check out for more.

Bringing a resume to the open call is encouraged, if there is one readily available. Also, the applicants must bring in a few pictures of themselves. But the agency doesn’t require the pictures to be professionally done, so there would be no need to spend extra money on that service.

On top of getting their models and actors jobs in the entertainment industry, the Brown Agency can also send their talented associates to other types of promotional events, such as trade shows, conventions and corporate functions, where there’ll be opportunities for them to make a good impression while learning more about the business and having a little fun along the way.

CEO Justin Brown takes the task of developing the agency’s talent into industry professionals very seriously because he feels that the company’s reputation depends on how well it is represented by its models and actors. He has said that the company is only as good as its talent. So, that’s why those who choose to work with the Brown Agency are trained thoroughly to compete in the field of high fashion, as well as in other markets. Because better development and training equals more opportunities.


The Real Estate Mogul and Philanthropist, Hussain Sajwani

Hussain Sajwani is not a golfer, but he is building courses in his new real estate development projects. Hussain Sajwani family is doing this in partnership with the Trump organization. One of the courses opened in February 2017 and the Trump-branded course is nothing but amazing. The second course which is designed by Tiger Woods will open towards the end of 2018. Hussain Sajwani has come a long way as a businessman. He founded his company DAMAC Properties in 2002 after the Dubai government allowed foreigners to own property in the country. He sold his first 38-story building in less than six months before he had even started construction; which was a start of something huge for the now billionaire real estate mogul. With a net worth of $4.8 billion, he helped shape the Dubai market to what it is today.


The DAMAC owner started his business career in the food service industry where he had good success. During that time he had clients like the U.S. military and Bechtel, the giant construction company. He however diversified but kept the business, and is still operating under his watch. The company today is named Global Logistics Services.


Hussain Sajwani admits that his success in business has been as a result of vision and luck. This is however mostly due to the hard work he put into the business. When Dubai had a sharp downturn in real estate prices, the company stuck it out with all the challenges they faced. The resilience paid off as he set off to build the Akoya in 2012. Through the company’s creative marketing and resilience, the company has thrived. The company has 166 billboards in Dubai. From time to time the company also gives free luxury cars to buyers and much more.


The creative approach set the company apart from the competition and shot Mr. Sajwani straight to the billionaire list. Mr. Sajwani is also a philanthropist at heart. He recently instructed his company to donate two million Arab Emirates dollars to charities that are working with underprivileged kids. The goal was to clothe 50,000 kids around the world. The company did this without hesitation. It takes a lot to care about those less fortunate when you are blessed with abundance.


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End Citizens United: PAC That Wants To See An End To The Sale Of Elections

Money in politics has long been a source of bipartisan ire. Every election, many Americans grade each candidate by the metric of how much money they have received from various big businesses, lobbyists, and Super PACs. This was especially obvious in the last election with the attacks that were lobbied against Hillary Clinton. This issue became all the more inflamed when in 2010, the landmark decision Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission was decided by the Supreme Court, granting corporations “corporate personhood”. Corporate personhood allows corporations to funnel money into election campaigns and effectively buy candidates elections. While many people have spoken out against this decision in the intervening years, there is now someone who is fighting to see that an end is put to “corporate personhood”.

End Citizens United is a Political Action Committee that is funded by grassroots donors and has been making waves lately in their fight to see that corporations are no longer permitted to have the undue influence that the decision allowed them. They are fighting to see reform on a national and state level by working to see pro-reform ballot measures and by backing pro-reform candidates. The ultimate end goal of the organization is to see an amendment to the constitution which would reverse the Supreme Court decision. While this might seem like a lofty pipedream to some, any movement the PAC can make towards the amendment would be a victory for the country.

Recently the PAC threw its weight behind Doug Jones, a former US attorney, who is running against Roy Moore, a former state supreme justice and firebrand for the alt-right, in the special election to fill Jeff Session’s vacant Senate seat. They are also supporting a wall of “Champions of Campaign Finance Reform” the full list- which is located on their website- includes politicians from Elizabeth Warren- outspoken advocate of campaign finance reform for many years and darling of progressive millennials- to Randy Bryce- an army veteran, cancer survivor, and union ironworker who is challenging Speaker Paul Ryan’s re-election bid.

End Citizens United is extremely active across social media and is becoming an incredibly present political voice in progressive politics.

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Securus Technologies- Crime Prevention

I couldn’t imagine my country without the benefits of Securus Technologies. This system has exemplified the use of criminal activity, making it beneficial to those who wish to prevent the corruption in our world. Also, this technology has gained improvement over time, allowing secured solutions for public safety.

The use of the Securus system was designed to monitor the conversations of out going calls of inmates, as well as other partakers who are involved. This allows the authorities to immediately take action and gather required evidence of illegal activities. Illegal activities involve drugs, and cash money, and also illegal assets. This system is considered safe because the people in our world should be protected, and also this process makes it easier to get the job done. I can be sure that safety is a guarantee though Securus. Securus makes a way to secure the streets of the US more effectively.

I can not imagine what my life would be without Securus Technologies. They have been here for a very long time, making many improvements along the way. They have grown in many ways and has been proven to make the world even safer. With over 30 years of experience, this development has serviced many people and has been part of the country, enhancing in many ways, the way people communicate.