H&M launches new Pride collection

The fashion company H&M is launching its first ever Pride-centric collection. The advertising campaign will star Aja from RuPaul's Drag Race and Winter Olympian Gus Kenworthy.The Pride Out Loud Collecti...

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1. Hillary Clinton was honored last week with the New York LGBT Center's Trailblazing Award. The awards ceremony raised more than $1.75 million for the center.2. Meet 12 of the 13 co-chairs of the upcoming ...
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DJs Vicki Powell, Chris Griswold to spin Atlanta Pride Kickoff Party

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The Atlanta Pride Committee today announced details for its upcoming Official Kickoff Party to be held at the Georgia Aquarium. The event, now in its 5th year, will be held Friday, Oct. 11, from 7-11:30 p.m. It will feature headliner DJ Vicki Powell spinning in the Atrium and DJ Chris Griswold in the Oceans Ballroom.

“Atlanta Pride is delighted to return to Georgia Aquarium for our fifth annual Official Kick-off Party,” APC Executive Director Buck Cooke said in a prepared statement. “As always, we are excited to see what our partners at Georgia Aquarium come up with in terms of ambiance and decoration for one of the most marvelous cocktail parties in Atlanta.”

Tickets for the event are $25 for general admission, $30 at the door and $80 for lounge tickets. Last year’s event sold out. Tickets are available here.

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Fall Preview: The fashion, technology and culture to keep you ahead of the curve!

E. Vincent Martinez

Fashion

Atlanta fashion guru E. Vincent Martinez, the man behind www.fashionado.net and www.stylemagvm.com, offers five ways for anyone to stay on trend:

Scale & proportion

Says Martinez: “Scale and proportion are big this fall. (Pardon the pun!) Achieve this through an oversized sweater or a large chunky scarf.”

Leather

All things leather are in: coats, vests, skirts, pants and accents of all kinds. (No word on harnesses, though!)

Fur or Faux

Fur, especially used as trim, will take you into winter. Wear faux fur to avoid your militant PETA neighbors!

Jewel-tones

Think burgundy, wine, orange, blue and deep emerald.

Great capes

“If you’re feeling adventurous and fashion forward,” Martinez says, “try a gorgeous Dolce & Gabbana brocade trimmed cape. If that’s way too fashion fast lane for you, Zenga designed very handsome, very tailored ones.”

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Stylist Joe Stuckey on fashion faux pas and must haves

Joe StuckeyJoe Stuckey is a stylist to the stars — he’s worked with Toni Braxton, Fantasia Barrino, several of the Real Housewives of Atlanta as well as Tom Berenger and Lance Gross. His stylings have been featured in magazines including Esquire, Grape, Essence Magazine, 944 and Jezebel.

Being around such celebrities and helping ensure their makeup, wardrobe and hair are just perfect for a photo shoot is exciting, to be certain. But “at the end of the day, people are people, whether famous or not, rich or not,” says Stuckey, 36, of Dunwoody.

In 2000 he started his own business before taking off for five years and then revitalizing it two years ago. He’s offered up some of the keys to his success as well as some of his tips on how to be fashionable even in Atlanta’s overbearing heat.