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D.C. Fashion Designer


In 2009, Dionna Dorsey’s career as a fashion designer took a hit with the downturn in the economy, but after moving back home to D.C., she found inspiration to start again with apparel that pays homage to the District.

Dorsey created District of Clothing three years ago with the idea to push positive messages.

“I knew that I wanted to create something that was really cool and that would push positivity back out into the universe,” she said. “I had an idea for starting something for passive income because I’m a full-time entrepreneur and one day in early January 2014, I had this idea for District of Clothing, but life happened and work was crazy so I was putting it off and saying I’ll come back to it.”

Before she knew it, months had passed and she still hadn’t begun the work, but after meeting with other doers in the District, she found her inspiration.

“You can go to lunch with someone in Washington, D.C., and they’re sharing with you some of the ideas that they have, then the next time you see them they’ve already moved on that idea,” Dorsey said. “I was really encouraged by my network and people who were constantly dreaming up ideas and then doing them.”

District of Clothing features T-shirts, pullovers, hoodies, accessories, hats and, for the upcoming holiday season, mugs for gifts. Soon, the line will expand to leggings and apparel for children.

“I really wanted to do something that paid homage to Washington, D.C.,” Dorsey said about the name of her company. “I moved back here in 2009 and the city has been so supportive of me as a creative person. I wanted it to be something reflective of where I was from but also other communities as well.”

Dorsey, a graduate of Istituto Marangoni in Milan, spent six years in New York City as a fashion designer before deciding to return home.

“The economy collapsed in 2008 and I was able to hold on to my job through 16 rounds of layoffs,” she said. “Finally, on the 17th round, I was laid off and remained in New York for that next calendar year until I moved home to D.C. in November 2009.

“I was very blessed to have a home to come home to that was not as affected with the economy as my life and world were in New York,” she said. “As a fashion designer, our industry was one of the first to go.”

Since then, Dorsey has bounced back, making a new space for herself in the fashion industry and local economy here in the District.

District of Clothing is one of the 24 featured businesses in the city’s Made in DC store, a concept that provides local entrepreneurs a brick-and-mortar space for their products.

“I was invited to the very first roundtable for the Made in DC initiative,” she said. We all offered our hopes, wants and needs on how our city could support us as creatives and artists. Once they approached me about a being a partner in the retail shop, I gladly accepted and here we are today.”

With popular shirts such as the “D.C. Dreamer Doer,” Dorsey wants to expand her positive affirmations to other markets.

“In my travels, I noticed that this was very intrinsic to the culture of Washington, D.C., but not necessarily as intrinsic to other areas,” she said. “I wanted to bring that ‘dreamer, doer’ mentality to other communities, especially communities that just don’t have a constant reminder every single day that you can think of something, dream of it, then do it.”Read more at:wedding dresses australia | wedding dresses online australia


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Dermaplaning Your Face


Dermaplaning is a super effective exfoliating treatment in which a doctor or aesthetician uses a surgical scalpel to gently scrape off any dead skin cells on the surface of your skin and (along with the peach fuzz on your face). You might be wondering Why is this necessary? It's because the buildup of dead skin and microscopic hairs can make your complexion appear dull, flaky, and can even cause breakouts due to clogged pores and hair follicles. Which is why this form of mechanical exfoliation is essential for maintaining an even, healthy glow. Thinking of making an appointment to try dermaplaning for yourself? Read the below advice from NY-based medical aesthetician Tamila Deveny first.

1. Dermaplaning is recommended for all skin types. Deveny says patients with sun damage, fine lines, very dry skin and dull skin are great candidates. However, since the procedure requires use of a sharp scalpel, those with enflamed acne should pass on it until their complexion clears up.

2. Contrary to what you might think, dermaplaning will not make your hair grow back thicker or darker. Deveny assured me that once your hair begins to grow back it might feel different because the hair was cut straight across, but it's actually the same texture as before and grows at the same speed. It also just might seem thicker because the hair was bluntly cut by the razor versus having a natural point to it.

3. There's no downtime. Some light redness can be expected but not always. "It's perfectly fine and common to make an appointment during lunch and go right back to work after the 40-minute treatment," Deveny adds.

4. You'll need to be very diligent with SPF afterward. You should always wear sun protection every day — especially when you're outside for a prolonged period of time — but post-exfoliation your skin is especially susceptible to the sun. So, if you don't take sun protection seriously, you might want to skip this sloughing treatment.

5. You can expect to spend $150 to $250 per treatment. But Deveny says you'll notice a difference in your skin's texture and tone immediately, so it's worth it.

6. It'll change your life as far as makeup application goes. Ever notice how peach fuzz tends to stand out even more underneath foundation and face powders? Well, since the dermaplaning razor removes all the little hairs on your face, your makeup will go on super smoothly. Your skincare products will also be more effective, since the product isn't being blocked by dead skin cells and can penetrate the skin faster.

7. The results can last up to four weeks. The procedure removes three weeks of dead skin cells, so your glow will last all month long. "But since your skin is always growing, you'll need to schedule an appointment every month or so to maintain your results," Deveny says.

8. Don't trust just anyone to perform the procedure. Deveny recommends only seeing a doctor or medical aesthetician from a dermatology or plastic surgeon's office to ensure the best and safest results.

9. Don't try this at home. Since dermaplaning is performed with surgical scalpels (not your average razor), you should leave it to the pros. If you're interested in shaving your face, refer to this instead.Read more at:Pink Bridesmaid Dresses | White Bridesmaid Dresses


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Modest Fashion Week 2017


As a Muslim-majority country, Indonesia has a huge potential in developing its Muslim fashion industry.

Realizing this, Indonesia Modest Fashion Designers (IMFD) supported by the Tourism ministry is set to hold Indonesia Modest Fashion Week (IMFW) 2017 event on Oct. 12-15 at the Jakarta Convention Center in Jakarta.

“This event is part of our efforts to encourage private companies, industries and associations to achieve the goal of becoming the Muslim fashion capital in the world,” said the ministry's archipelago tourism marketing development deputy, Esthy Reko Astuti.

Esthy considered fashion and tourism important to the creative industry. Moreover, fashion contributes a lot to the tourism sector, other than culinary and souvenirs.

“Tourists mostly spend their money on these three things apart from hotel and transportation,” Esthy added.

She also encouraged Muslim fashion designers to incorporate local material into their design.

“There should be a local touch because it’s who we are. We have tenun, batik, pearls and gemstones,” she said.

“The creativity of Indonesian designers have allowed them to compete in the global stage; local material gives a competitive edge for these designers and it’s also an effective promotional tool for Indonesia,” added IMFW 2017 project director Jeny Tjahyawati.

Prior to becoming Indonesia Modest Fashion Week 2017, the event was named Indonesia Islamic Fashion and Product (IIFP) for the past two years.

For this year, the event is set to feature 150 booths and 60 works from local and international designers.Read more at:bridesmaid dresses australia | wedding gowns sydney


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