Geek Couture To Invade San Diego Comic Con With 2nd Annual Her Universe Fashion Show

Her-Universe1

(PCM) The Her Universe Fashion Show, hosted by actress and Her Universe Founder Ashley Eckstein, returns to San Diego Comic-Con 2015 with an all new group of aspiring designers. This year, 25 finalists will present their original “geek couture” designs in the runway show to compete for the opportunity to design a limited edition fandom collection with Her Universe for leading specialty retailer Hot Topic. The 2nd annual Her Universe Fashion Show will take place on Thursday, July 9th at 6pm at the Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel in San Diego. More than 2,000 fans are expected to attend this exciting runway show celebrating fangirl fashion and pop culture.

The Her Universe Fashion Show is the brainchild of actress Ashley Eckstein. The event not only aims to spotlight fangirl culture but to also support aspiring designers by providing them with a real runway to showcase their one-of-a-kind designs to the world. Two winners – one chosen by the audience and one chosen by a panel of judges, will be awarded the unique professional experience of co-designing a fashion line for Hot Topic retail stores.

Guest judges joining the Her Universe 2015 Fashion Show panel include Hot Topic’s SVP of Merchandising and Marketing, Cindy Levitt; singer/songwriter, voice actress and designer, Traci Hines; Manager of Licensing and Merchandising at Sony Pictures Television, Jessica Nubel; and winners from last year’s fashion show, Amy Beth Christenson and Andrew MacLaine. This year, Andrew MacLaine will be designing the on-stage “geek couture” gowns for host Ashley Eckstein. Actress Ashley Tisdale’s company, Blondie Girl Productions, joins the Her Universe 2015 Fashion Show as a production partner. VP Production and Development of Blondie Girl Productions, Jennifer Tisdale, along with announcer Heath Hyche, will be handling backstage coverage, in addition to contributing as audience commentators. Espionage Cosmetics returns as the hair and make-up sponsors for this year’s event.

“We are so excited to return to San Diego Comic-Con with The Her Universe Fashion Show,” said Ashley Eckstein. “Geek Fashion is a trend that’s not going away and once again we can’t wait to celebrate Fangirl Fashion on the runway. You will not want to miss the stunning pieces created by this year’s designers and the audience will participate by picking one of the winners!”

The 25 talented designers competing in this year’s fashion show come from a variety of backgrounds and experiences. They’ll be creating women’s fashion looks based on anything that is celebrated at Comic-Con, original or inspired by popular media. The finalists are:Lauren Andrews, Ericka Angiuli, Kelly Cercone, Laura Desch, Daisy Evans, Jessica Gonzalez, Lindsay Hamilton, Kathryn Henzler, Sarah Henzler, Hannah Kent, Kristin Koga, Harmony Leiker, Belinda Mendoza, Jennifer Newman, Emily Ong, Laura Cristina Ortiz, Leetal Platt, Tara Reich, Adria Sanchez-Chaidez, Amy Scott, Kristi Siedow-Thompson, Sam Skyler, Jesse Thaxton, Oseas Villatoro, and Erica Williams.

“Last year’s winners Andrew and Amy Beth blew us away with the amazing Marvel collection they designed for us,” said Cindy Levitt, SVP of Merchandising and Marketing at Hot Topic. “It truly hit home with the fangirl, as well as our fashion customer and was a fantastic success! We can’t wait to do it again this year!”

Marvel-fashion1
Last year’s Her Universe Fashion Show winners, Amy Beth Christenson and Andrew MacLaine (bottom right with Her Universe Founder Ashley Eckstein) were awarded the unique professional opportunity to design a fashion collection with Her Universe for specialty retailer, Hot Topic. Their exclusive Marvel by Her Universe Avengers Collection premiered in Hot Topic stores and hottopic.com in May 2015 and quickly sold out online but is still available in select Hot Topic stores.

Ashley Eckstein, Hot Topic and the Her Universe team encourages attendees to come dressed in their own geek-inspired fashion for a chance to be recognized and win prizes. The Her Universe Fashion Show promises to be an evening of fun fanfare with special announcements you will not want to miss!

Here is a sneak peek at Ashley Eckstein’s 2015 Fashions:

Her-Universe2

Her Universe and Hot Topic will also be presenting a special screening of Studio Ghibli’s beloved film Spirited Away on Thursday, July 9th at 9pm at the Horton Grand Theatre in San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter. Entry to the screening requires a ticket. Drawings for entry tickets at the Horton Grand Theatre will be held on Thursday, July 9th at 9am in the Autograph Area (upstairs in the Sails Pavilion) of the San Diego Convention Center

The post Geek Couture To Invade San Diego Comic Con With 2nd Annual Her Universe Fashion Show also appeared on PCM Lifestyle.

The Internet Has Become Obsessed With Matt Damon’s Ponytail

Matt-Damon1

(PCM) A celebrity makes one change to their appearance and the internet goes absolutely wild! Hence, is the case with actor Matt Damon and his new acquired ponytail. The ponytail was first spotted during the actor’s recent appearance at a press conference in China regarding his role in the upcoming 2016 film “The Great Wall”.

Despite the fact that Damon looked rather dashing in his grey plaid button down shirt and blue jean the main focus was on the adorable tuft of a ponytail tied neatly behind his head. Social media was quick to explode with hundreds of comments about Damon’s new lengthy locks and many appear to be pleased with the new style.  In fact, someone even gave Matt Damon’s ponytail its’ very own Twitter account.

Sources say that Damon may have grown out his hair for his role in “The Great Wall”, which is a mystery-thriller surrounding The Great Wall of China and features a production budget of close to $150 million.

The post The Internet Has Become Obsessed With Matt Damon’s Ponytail appeared first on The World Of Pop Culture.

Ladies Came Together To Rock Their Curves At The First-Ever theCurvyCon!

CurvyCon1

(PCM) Over 500 curvy women came together on Saturday, June 20th to celebrate the first-ever theCURVYcon. Founded by digital sensations, CeCe Olisa of Plus Size Princess and Chastity Garner of GarnerStyle, who sold the clothes out of their closets for seed money, the day-long event brought plus size brands, bloggers, fashionistas-alike together to chat, shop and embrace their curves.

Curvy-Con2

 

The day long event included workshops discussing style, health, wellness, sex, love and confidence by featured panelists such as Grammy Nominated Singer – Kierra Sheard and notable bloggers Nadia Abouhlson, Gabi Gregg of Gabi Fresh, Sarah Conley of Styleit, Kelsey Miller of Refinery29 and more. Also, there was a flash runway show featuring fierce plus models Ashley Graham and Victoria Lee. The event closed with the keynote address from Glee Actress and Dancing With Stars Winner Amber Riley. Yes CURVY GIRLS rocked this weekend!!!!

Curvy-Con3

Curvy-Con4

The post Ladies Came Together To Rock Their Curves At The First-Ever theCurvyCon! also appeared on PCM Lifestyle.

THINX Panties Could Revolutionize The Way Women Deal With Their Period

Panties

(PCM) Period, “that time of the month”, a visit from Aunt Flo, on the rag, no matter how you describe it a monthly menstrual cycle is something that millions of women across the world deal with each and every single day. It is generally something that a lot of women dread and certainly not something that we choose to talk about very openly.

A company called THINX wants to change all that and have created an amazing new panties line that promise to be “stain and leak resistant, wick moisture and provide anti-bacterial support”. Could the days of shopping for endless tampons and maxi-pads be finally coming to an end?

According to their website, where you can order THINX panties in a variety of super-cute styles, “THINX is made up of THINX QuadTECH, super-thin high-performance materials that resist stains and leaks, wick moisture and provide anti-bacterial support. The first line of THINX can completely replace panty liners on days when you want light support or it can act as back up to your traditional disposable or washable/reusable methods on heavier days.” Sounds like an absolute dream come true!

THINX is the brain-child of Antonia Dunbar, Miki and Radha Agrawal and they come in three different styles. Hiphugger ($34), cheeky ($29), and thong ($24) and although the price is a bit high for panties, they are completely reusable and think of all the money you will be saving not having to purchase all those pads and tampons each and every month.  Thus far the feedback on the THINX panties has been fantastic and many of the reviews claim they actually work. THINX has also partnered up with the startup AFRIPads to give seven pads to a girl in the developing world for every pair of underwear sold.  Not a bad deal at all!

What do you think? Would you be willing to put THINX to the test?

The post THINX Panties Could Revolutionize The Way Women Deal With Their Period also appeared on PCM Lifestyle.

First Photos From Bruce Jenner’s Vanity Fair Photo Shoot Have Surfaced

Caitlyn-Jenner2

(PCM) Don’t call her Bruce any longer! Vanity Fair magazine is proud to introduce Caitlyn Jenner to the world.  The first photos of Caitlyn (formerly known as Bruce) Jenner’s upcoming Vanity Fair photo shoot with famed photographer Annie Leibovitz have surfaced for the magazines upcoming July issue.

Leibovitz’s first official portraits of Caitlyn Jenner were taken in and around the Mailbu home of the reality TV star and former Olympic athlete.  When speaking with Vanity Fair contributing editor Buzz Bissinger, Jenner commented “If I was lying on my deathbed and I had kept this secret and never ever did anything about it, I would be lying there saying, ‘You just blew your entire life'”.

Jenner exclusively broke the news about his transition into becoming a woman with journalist Diane Sawyer in a special TV interview that aired about a month ago.

The post First Photos From Bruce Jenner’s Vanity Fair Photo Shoot Have Surfaced also appeared on PCM Lifestyle.

Students In Toronto Organize Crop Top Day To Protest School Dress Code

Crop-Top-Day2

(PCM) Students at the Etobicoke School of the Arts in Toronto have banned together and organized “Crop Top Day” to protest their school’s dress code policy which does not allow female students to show bare midriffs. The situation came to light when student Alexi Halket was sent to the principals office because she was wearing a  turquoise and black crop top that revealed her midriff and was told by the principal of the school that it was “too inappropriate and looked too much like a bra”.

Halket’s story was soon spread all over social media and female students everywhere, not just in Toronto, banned together to show their support. Hundreds of female students went to class dressed in crop tops with their own messages of empowerment fighting school dress codes written on the shirts.  The students feel that the school dress code policies unfairly target women, as there is no issue when a male student takes off his shirt to run around in gym class.

Halket says that the movement is trying to teach women to love their bodies and appreciate them for what they are, even if there is a dress code in place. She questions why a female student should be sent home just because the male students cannot control themselves when they see the females outfit.

The principal of Halket’s school sat down with students the next day at lunch-time for a lengthy discussion about the school’s dress code policy and the protest occurred without an incidents or reprimanding from the school officials. The principal claims he is proud of the students for talking about what they hold important and feels that this type of critical thinking and open discussion is very important in schools.

The post Students In Toronto Organize Crop Top Day To Protest School Dress Code also appeared on PCM Lifestyle.

WordPress theme: Kippis 1.15
Loading..