Mixer Post-Event Press

How hip is all this mixer media mania? Super hip…. just like our amazing PR Sponsor. Thank you, ladies at The Hip Event!

Mixer Photo Gallery & Recap

Last week Fashion & Beauty Week threw a charitable mixer on Thursday, October 4th from 6-9 pm at Vibe in Riverdale, NJ to kick off the fundraising and get the buzz going for the most prestigious international event held in New Jersey. In celebration of both fashion and beauty, industry professionals, salons, department stores, boutiques, designers, socialites, and celebrities mingled together while enjoying complementary cocktails by Grey Goose, hors d’oeuvres provided by Waterside Restaurant and Catering, decadent deserts by Apple Spice Junction & Costco on behalf of the Twice Baked Twins and music entertainment by DJ Nicky Sibilia. Noteworthy Appearances were made by Nicole Obert of the the hit Bravo TV show Shear Genius, Katie Deleasa, sister of Danielle Jonas of the hit E! TV show Married to Jonas; and Douglas Ramirez of the Diabetes Research Institute. Guests left the event with swag bags by Arista Beauty Group filled with today’s hottest beauty products by!

Jack Panico, founder of FBW paid his respects to some industry leaders with an appreciative speech showing recognition to Lord & Taylor and last year’s participating salon’s for making a difference, working together and celebrating each others accomplishments. During the night’s main event, guests were able to attend a runway show previewing the spring/summer 2013 collections by designers, Les Copains, Melissa Odabash, Naven, and Sue Wong, coordinated by our runway producer, Alina Leshiner of Suite 201.

“I couldn’t be happier with the turn out. It really got the buzz going. I thought the show went phenomenally and truly exemplified our passion to showcase beauty at the forefront with fashion. I urge everyone to follow us online as we have many exciting things ahead from the addition of Fashion & Beauty Week’s Night’s Out to the wonderful people coming on board. We’ve already developed this powerful and engaging platform; now, what’s next will simply blow you away.” – Jack Panico

For those of you who missed it, check out these photos taken at the event!


Official Mixer Coverage By The Salon Guy

Thanks so much to The Salon Guy for creating this amazing video covering special guests and moments at our mixer! Check it out!




Lights, Camera, Magique!

This week at the Fashion & Beauty Week Mixer & Spring/Summer Designer Preview, have your best moments captured by one of our official photography Sponsors, Magique Studios. This well renowned photography company specializes in wedding photography, portraits, and more! They believe that the “unforgettable moments of your special day should never have to be put into words”. Their technique includes a combination of artistic photojournalism blended with unparalleled traditional photography resulting in a stunning set of images to last a lifetime. At Magique Studios, client relationships are taken very seriously. Their experienced and passionate staff are dedicated to sharing an artistic experience with you that will yield beautiful photography that will exceed your expectations.

Check out some of the photos from their most fashion forward work!

Mixer Reminder: Don't Miss Out!

Welcome Aboard, Waterside!

Fashion & Beauty Week is proud to welcome Waterside Restaurant & Catering as the hors d’ oeuvres sponsor for the Mixer & Spring/Summer Designer Preview. Waterside has years of experience in the restaurant business. They specialize in catering for weddings and event planning. When dining at this gorgeous restaurant you can expect to see breathtaking views of the New York Skyline, two polished ballrooms with beautiful granite dance floors, state of the art custom dining and sound system, outdoor ceremonies with a skyline as the backdrop, an elevator for handicap accessibility and convenience, and a spectacular atmosphere for an amazing experience. They were given 3 stars from The Record and received a Brides Choice Award this year.
Below you can check out some photos of the beautiful restaurant and some of their dishes!

Twice Baked Treats

At last years event, FBW received such amazing feedback from the treats provided by the Twice Baked Twins that we just had to have them back on board. The chefs are identical twins, Judy and Joy from Connecticut. Their love of food and passion for people lead them on this wonderful and exciting journey they have chosen. They are home chefs, food writers and television personalities. They welcome the opportunity to demonstrate their unique approach to featuring a wide variety of brands preparing their recipes while incorporating the TBT 2-minute take for short and long version recipes, TBT 4 thumbs up product endorsement plan, as well as working with the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation on low-sugar, gluten free recipes that are agreeable to the diabetic diet. The Twice Baked Twins Just 2 Bite Delights will soon be in stores in conjunction with the TBT 2 Minute Take cook book. The Judy and The Joy Of cooking decorating, party planning, surviving the holidays and everything in life will feature the long and short versions of all available subscriptions on the website. Not only have the twins been featured in many articles, they have also appeared on “Dear Food Network”, (Food Network special), Better. TV (nationally syndicated lifestyle show), Better Connecticut (local lifestyle show following Live with Regis and Kelly), and various radio shows. You can currently find them on Channel 3’s morning talk show, Better Connection.


You're Invited: FBW Mixer Event

Celebrate the kick-off of the most prestigious international event held in New Jersey with the
Fashion & Beauty Week Mixer & Designer Preview

The Fashion & Beauty Week Mixer is a Spring/Summer 2013 Fashion & Beauty Preview that will kick-off of the most prestigious international event held in New Jersey – Where fashion and beauty collide on the runway. Complimentary cocktails & hor d’oeuvres, entertainment by DJ Nicky Sibilia, must-have swag bags with amazing beauty products, and an exclusive runway show featuring Les Copains, Melissa Odabash, Naven, and Sue Wong.

Learn more about getting involved in FBW! Meet top salons, network with sponsors, department stores, boutiques, models, and designers. Fashion & Beauty Week and BE! Magazine will be recognizing last year’s participating salons as making a difference, working together, and celebrating each other’s accomplishments. This kick-off event is open to the public and is to raise funds and awareness for Diabetes Research Institute (Minimum $20 Donation to the DRI).

Thursday, October 4, 2012
6:00 – 9:00 PM

Riverdale Square Mall
92 Route 23 North
Riverdale, NJ 07457

* Stay Tuned for Official Invite & Sponsors!

Must-Have Mixer Swag from Arista

Fashion & Beauty week is thrilled to have Arista Beauty Group as the official swag bag sponsor the upcoming mixer. The CEO of Arista Beauty Group, Nicole Sconzo, has been working in the beauty industry since 1988.  She is a licensed professional, a prestige cosmetics retail executive, and has worked with major retailers such as Nordstrom’s Northeast flagship, Bloomingdale’s 59th St. NYC flagship, Saks Fifth Avenue’s NYC flagship, and Top 160 Victoria’s Secret Door. Arista Beauty Group is a full service business and brand development company. They provide various companies with top beauty brands and are dedicated to helping businesses grow through referrals, merchandising, event panning, and retailing. Their mission is to “empower women, emotionally and financially, and to support the entrepreneur to make their dream and vision an enduring reality.” Dying for a verbal sneak peek at just some of the mixer swag we’ve got for you – check out Iona Cosmetics, Naked Princess Beauty and Lingerie, M.A.D Skincare, BelMondo Masks, and Sweetezz Zippered spa and exercise towels. Join us on October 4th to get in on the goods. You don’t want to miss it!

Fashion Preview: Sue Wong

Sue Wong specializes in creating gowns and dresses that are as timeless as they are romantic. She states, “When a woman puts on Sue Wong, I want to bring out her most confident and feminine self. I strive for that alchemy, where the romance of the clothing transforms a woman into a goddess — an emissary of beauty. It’s akin to the special feeling we all had as little girls when we first tried on our mother’s or a loved one’s best garment or jewelry and saw ourselves redefined.” The house of Sue Wong is known for technical excellence as well as ornate and intricate detailing. As a self proclaimed “maximalist”, her garments are meticulously and lovingly hand-beaded, embroidered and finished by true artisans, employing techniques that were once only practiced in the couture houses of Europe. Her collections are sold at specialty boutiques and the finest retailers throughout the U.S. including Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s, Lord & Taylor, and Macy’s. Her garments are available in more than 25 countries and will soon be seen on the FBW runway!