Sunset White Fashion Fete-Friday, July 22, 2011
Live Entertainment by famed VI drummer Dion Parson & Friends
VENUE : Oceana Restaurant, French Town, St. Thomas
TIME : 6:00PM – 11:00PM – COST : $60
Oceana’s breathtaking sunset views and island breeze creates a perfect evening for the Sunset White Fashion Fete, an elegant fashion party where guests are required to wear white. Guests will enjoy a sumptuous buffet of global cuisine by world renowned executive chef Patricia LaCorte along with a complimentary signature drink. Join the festive affair as guests revel among a bevy of supermodels, designers and fashionistas as they party into the night.
TIME : 11:00PM
If you want to keep the party going, the world famous Fat Turtle in St. Thomas is the place to be on Friday nights with live music, DJ, dancers and more. With mega yachts in the back drop, Fat Turtle rocks until the morning hours.
Fashion Show-Saturday, July 23, 2011
VENUE : Mark C. Marin Center @ Antilles School
TIME : 8:00PM – COST : $40 for General Admission or $100 for VIP Admission
VIP Admission includes VIP Cocktail Reception from 6:30pm – 7:30pm, VIP Seating, VIP Gift Bag and Admission to VIP After Party
Glamour, glitz, fashion, and fun are the focus of this spectacular gala at the MCM Antilles School. The fashion show will feature collections from some of the world’s most dazzling designers such as Tracy Reese, New York designer Cesar Galindo and Dominique Pearl David from the hit reality show “The Fashion Show”, Andrew Buckler, top British menswear designer, Devon Scott menswear and two of the Virgin Islands top emerging designers Jamal Drummond and Andre Etienne. Bringing the runway to life is a multi-cultural cast of top international and regional models including the Virgin Islands.
TIME : 10:30PM – COST : $30
After the spectacular fashion show, celebrities, models, designers and international jet-setters come together for the Official VIP After Party. Over 500 will party the night away while sipping on cocktails and enjoying great music.
Summer Sizzle Designers:
- Kevan Hall
- Korto Momolu
- Cesar Galindo
- Laquan Smith
- Roger Gary
- Johnny Vincent
- Mill House
- Kristin Frazer
- Robert Young
JAMAICAN supermodel Jeneil Williams is set to collaborate with legendary fashion star Naomi Campbell once again, following last year’s separate covers of LOVE, Conde Nast’s fashion magazine.
This time Conde Nast, Naomi and Franca Sozzani, editor in chief of Italian Vogue, have invited Williams to appear as part of the Japan appeal, Fashion for Relief, today on May 14 in Cannes, France.
Williams is once again proving her status among fashion’s elite, having been chosen to join the superstars in fashion’s big annual charity do, Fashion Rocks, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil last year. While all of this is happening, she is currently being featured in multiple editions of this month’s Vogue, as well as the Pirelli calendar and Karl Lagerfeld’s signature Diet Coke campaign.
In their letter of invitation Naomi and Franca said, “We appeal to you to take part in this event giving your support on the runway for what is guaranteed to be a fantastic show. The event will see famous faces from the world of fashion, music, film, TV, sports and society strut the catwalk in designs by the world’s most renowned and respected fashion houses.” The event will take centre stage at the Cannes Film Festival in France and will consist of a fashion show “Runway to Red Carpet”, VIP opening reception and contemporary art auction, presenting art by some of the world’s leading artists.
Williams joins an impressive line-up of celebrities supporting this event. In the past this group has included Beyoncé, Boy George, Christian Slater, Cheryl Cole, Faye Dunaway, Iman, Kelly Osbourne, Cilla Black, Elettra Rosselini, P Diddy, Princess Beatrice, David LaChapelle, Rio Ferdinand, the Duchess of York, Tyson Beckford, Chris Brown, Claudia Schiffer, Erin O’Conner, Hana Soukupova, Angela Lindvall, Iris Strubegger, Jessica Stam, Eva Herzigová, Karen Elson and Caroline Winberg.
Fashion for Relief was founded as a way to unite the fashion community and its generosity in times of need. Fashion for Relief’s first show, in 2005, was held during the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York and raised US$1m for the Hurricane Katrina relief. In 2007, over US$1m was raised for the Rotary Flood & Disaster and in 2008, Sarah Brown helped Fashion for Relief to raise thousands of pounds for the White Ribbon Alliance. Last year Fashion for Relief hosted shows in London and New York and raised over £1m for the Haiti earthquake victims and, in addition NEON Moscow was launched to raise funds for local children’s charities and a young person’s art initiative.
Additional Fashion for Relief events have been held in Mumbai, India and Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, raising a total of over £4.5m.
Williams claims editorial credits for Italian Vogue (four times), Teen Vogue, i-D (twice), Essence, Full Freedom, British Vogue, BMM, A Magazine, The Wall Street Journal (twice), New York Times magazine, French Revue des Modes, Grazia, SHE, Love, American Vogue, French GQ, Japan’s Neutral, Russian Vogue (twice), Harper’s Bazaar, Another Magazine, Giles Deacon Look Book, Deustch, Vibe, Bon and Acne Paper, among many other high-end fashion publications.
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Supermodel Jeneil Williams proved her versatility and across-the-board appeal when she hit the big times at fashion’s signature collections in 2007. Up to then, she had proven editorial success, but the shows were a new challenge. It was at New York Fashion Week that she first made her mark, creating something of a stir when she was selected to do opening looks for such fashion luminaries as Richard Chai, Deisel, Michelle Obama’s stylist Zero +Maria Cornejo and the Project Runway finale. In that first season, Williams did a relatively modest eight shows, a precursor to the explosive success in her second and third seasons. Indeed, her current runway success as one of the lead models for the iconic Burberry and Lanvin lines was responsible for her Wall Street Journal covers, as that industry standard took a look at the business of fashion over the past two seasons.
By 2008, Vogue model Williams, had become one of the bright stars of New York Fashion Week. In that season, she also captured the hearts of the fashionistas in Paris when she hit the runway for the revered Lanvin. Arriving a mere day before the collections started, Williams booked Lanvin and other shows, including the highly regarded Castel Baga, on the strength of her impressive New York Fashion Week appearances.
By 2009, Williams had truly taken her place as princess of the world’s runways. From the urban hip strip of New York to the glamorous scene in Milan, the GQ model racked up runway mileage for some of fashion’s major power players, including Vivienne Westwood, Ungaro, Isaac Mizrahi, Marc Jacobs, Reed Krakof, Narciso Rodriquez, Jonathan Saunders, the timeless Nicole Miller, Rosa Cha, Paul Smith (presenting the all important opening look and designer curtain call with the designer), Tracy Reese, the sassy PPQ, Prabel Gurung, Tommy Hilfiger, Viktor & Rolf, Custo Barcelona, burgeoning fashion force, Alexandre Herchcovitch and Roksanda Ilinic, among other style savants.
Touted by international fashion execs as ‘the model to watch’ that style season, Jeneil easily satisfied her audience with impressive showings in all the major markets. In Paris, her runway credits included luxury brand Louis Vuitton, Valentino, Zac Posen, Diane Von Furstenberg, Loewe, Lacoste, Miu Miu by Miuccia, plus such heavy hitters as Prada, Celine and Chloe. It was clear that designers had formed a special connection with Williams and given her impressive track record (Italian Vogue, GQ, Victoria’s Secret), it was only natural that Williams would return to the fashion previews as a contender for top runway honours. For both the fall-winter and the spring-summer seasons in 2009, the die was cast when it was confirmed that the svelte beauty had been booked for all the major markets.
Stunningly, she quadrupled her previous client lists for New York and Paris and broke new ground in Milan and London; from Prada to Fendi, and Gaultier to Galliano, Williams wore the big names of fashion like the pro she had become.
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This is the second of a six-part feature on Pulse supermodel Jeneil Williams. Williams has not only become one of the most recognizable supermodels in the world, but is arguably the most successful covergirl that the Caribbean has produced. She will lead the lineup of models at Caribbean Fashionweek in June and is certain to capture the attention of press and fashionistas in attendance from around the globe.
Supermodel success is nothing new to Pulse or Jamaica. From Althea Laing’s breakout selection for the cover of Essence magazine in 1985 to Jaunel McKenzie’s record-setting, 11-time American Vogue appearance, Pulse stars have burned bright in the supermodel firmament. And there have been several others in between: Kimberley Mais, Romae Gordon, Angela Neil, Juline Samuels, Lincoln Wynter, Lois Samuels, Justine Willoughby, Reeshema Hemmings, Carla Campbell, Kimanee Wilson and, in more recent years, Nadine Willis, Nell Robinson, Oraine Barrett, Sunna Gottshalk, Gaye McDonald, Sedene Blake and Orienthia Russell, among others.
Jeneil Williams is the latest of the current wave of Pulse internationals to cement her place as a bona fide star. Her selection for the game-changing issue of Italian Vogue which showcased black models only, heralded a new phase of her career. Her success as one of the few elites and the only Caribbean model selected for the magazine, meant that she had captured the attention of the world’s movers and shakers.
Beth-Ann Hardison, who had played no small part in convincing Vogue to do the all-black girls issue, conducted a TV interview with Williams for Vogue.com, covering her presence in the major markets during show season, starting in New York, then continuing in London, Milan and Paris. Williams had arrived and there was no stopping her.
Her Jawbone campaign, featuring blue tooth mobile technology, was another defining moment in her career. The reigning ‘it’ gadget of the telecommunications market, Jawbone, selected the Jamaican model as the lead in their debut campaign. Just like a good pair of stilettos, the sleek and stylish Jawbone’s headpiece became the industry’s newest ‘must have’ item. The image most often see in magazines, billboards and posters everywhere was unforgettable and brought more positive attention. Williams’ appearances during show season expanded and intensified. So did her work for editorial clients and campaigns.
A supermodel on the rise, Williams would go on to achieve unprecedented success in 2010 and 2011.
Read more about Williams’ career, including her runway campaign and editorial highlights, as her status and prestige grow in the world of international fashion in the coming days.
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She is considered to be the most successful Caribbean covergirls in history and one of the most recognizable supermodels on the planet. Come June, Pulse star, Jeneil Williams will lead the model call at Caribbean Fashionweek. This is not Jeneil’s first CFW, having successfully come through the ranks in both the Live as well as the Reality TV versions of Pulse’s Caribbean Model Search. However, this is the first in which she has taken pole position, given her current status as the region’s megastar.
Jeneil was discovered in Pulse’s Caribbean Model Search in 2005. She placed in the top 3 behind the winner and fellow international Pulse model Gaye McDonald. However, it was clear from the very beginning that her’s was a special potential. Jeneil epitomized the unique beauty of Caribbean people ofAfrican descent. Like Lois Samuels and Alec Wek before her, Jeneil was not the stereotypical or traditional beauty, usually seen on the world stage, something her manager Kingsley Cooper clearly understood. He recognized this fact at the start and, in introducing her to the international marketplace a year and a half later, decided that she would have to be marketed in a particular way.
Cooper personally took Williams to New York and, along with New York Model Management, a Pulse affiliate with whom she was placed in that city, framed a strategy for success. It immediately paid dividends. A week later, Williams shot her first campaign for Benetton. Two weeks after that, she shot her first international cover (and 28 pages) for Italian major BMM. At seventeen (17) years old, Jeneil became Pulse and Jamaica’s hottest “new face” and was named world “Model of the Week” by Models.com, the bible of the international modeling industry.
Jeneil has previously shot the cover of SHE magazine in the Caribbean and went on to shoot the covers of such varied and iconic magazines as i-D(twice), French, Full Freedom (cover plus 26 pages), LOVE and the Wall Street Journal (twice). The crucial LOVE cover (from Condé Naste) became a further catalyst for her career, catapulting her into the superstar stratosphere (as one of the 8 big names in world modeling). As such, she joined the select group of that issue’s cover girls (each girl having a different cover), which included Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, Natalia Vodianova, Lara Stone, Daria Werbowy, Kristen Mc Menamy and Amber Valetta.
Interestingly, Kimberley Mais, the iconic Pulse international history maker of the mid to late 1980s, has done a lot more magazine covers than Jeneil, but while Kimberley’s were scored largely in Japan, Jeneil has done hers for some of the most revered brands in the major markets. Also, while several Pulse stars have worked for almost all of the world’s top magazines (including covers) and appeared in almost every edition of Vogue, Lois Samuels was the only Caribbean model to actually become a Vogue covergirl. Jeneil has copped a greater number and variety of editions at this level, than any other Caribbean star.
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