Berny Martin : Founder of Midwest Fashion Week

¬† ¬† ¬†Throughout my travels in an unbiased quest to bring to my audience fashion and the unique designers behind them, my recent travels took me into the city of Chicago, affectionately known as the ‘Heart of America’. My destination in the Windy City? Midwest Fashion Week of course, which was founded and guided by Mr. Berny Martin. As a fan of Mr. Martin’s work, I have followed Midwest Fashion Week over the years as they have acquired numerous mentions in notable magazines such as¬†IndyStar.com (USA Today),¬†ELLE Men, and¬†Ok! Magazine. Midwest Fashion Week not only brings forth talent and visions via the runway, but also raises money for charities and non-profit organizations. ¬† ¬† ¬†Mr. Martin is no¬†ordinary Haitian-born gentleman with just ‘good taste’, but an international¬†fashion¬†revolutionary¬†in his own right.¬†Notably a graduate of Purdue University,¬†Berny Martin is also the Founder and CEO of Catou Wear, which serves on leaps and bounds beyond simply ‘made’ fashion designs. ¬† ¬† ¬†Martin’s¬†Catou Wear¬†brings

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New Orleans Fashion Week 2018 – NOLA Couture

¬† ¬† ¬†Prior to going to my first Fashion Week event in New Orleans, I had a small hint of anxiety. Its almost like going to a new school on the other side of town. The surroundings are foreign, you find yourself a bit lost and unsure. But then……you see something that’s familiar….like the kid from your old school that transferred just like you did. Now the moment is erased of unease and has been replaced with a sense of propinquity. ¬† ¬† ¬†That’s how I felt, walking into Fashion Week alone, not knowing anyone and trying to find my footing. As I watched the runway show and took photos, that sense of ease came when I heard the hostess announcing NOLA Couture. It was a company I knew of, pulling me into the moment, not only as a lonely, wondering blogger, but as a spectator, watching a place that I am familiar with be apart of the show. Speaking

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New Orleans Fashion Week – Stevie Boi

¬† ¬† In my travels throughout my life, I’ve noticed that a person’s face, a song, a location, an aroma…..things like this can remind you of something. Often, we can remember things vividly with such things to aid us. When Beyonce came on the scene with the song ‘Diva’ and wore those iconic shades at the beginning of the video, I was in a trance. Never did I imagine that I would one day get to meet the mastermind behind that piece of work. Those shades were made by no other than the celebrity designer, Stevie Boi (StevieBoi.com).¬† ¬† ¬† You know I had to bring a little twist to the experience, all in love. Please enjoy my video, photos of the venue and the shade collection Stevie Boi brought to New Orleans Fashion Week 2018.¬† More videos to come!!!!   Buy 3 minis of your choice, get 3 FREE surprise deluxe samples! Use code: MINITRIO