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Launch of the 4th Edition of Miss Haiti 2016

Today, may 11, 2016 is the launch of the 4th Edition of Miss Haiti 2016. This event is taking place at Hotel Royal Oasis. The event will be an opportunity for the Committee to inform the pubic about the guidelines for registration.

The registrations will be accepted in 4 cites in Haiti: Port-au-Prince, Cap Haitien, Les Cayes and Jacmel and also via the internet for those young Haitian living abroad. The criteria to participate in the 4th Edition of Miss Haiti 2016: Young Haitian women 18 to 26 years, unmarried and without children. Also you must have completed Bac 2, have a valid Haitian passport and a certificate of good conduct

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Haiti Fashion Week will promote Haitian Designers Internationally

Haiti Fashion Week, October 30 to November 2, 2014 Haiti Fashion Week (HFW) is celebrating its third annual event from October 30 to November 2, 2014 at Petion-Ville's Karibe Hotel Convention Center. The 2014 theme will emphasize how cultural heritage informs modern fashion. Projections are 10,000 people will participate in HFW.

Haiti has become a beacon of influence in the world of fashion in the Caribbean and Latin American regions. President and Founder of HFW Maguy Durce commented, ". . . Haiti Fashion Week continues to play . . . a critical role in building awareness about its potential internationally . . ." She added the fashion world is excited to be a part of the partnership with the forward-looking Haitian fashion industry. Durce, designer Maelle Figaro David, and Artist Director Michel Chataigne put together the event. The initiative of the Haitian Center for Business Support and Promotion and the Haitian, partnering with the Haitian Network of Designers, received sponsorship from the European Union to fund HFW, through its Programme European de Soutien aux Initiatives Culturelles (PESIC). PESIC will collaborate with Centre Haitien d'Appui et de Promotion d'Entreprises along with the Haitian and Mexican governments.

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Haiti fashion week from October 30th to November 2nd at the Karibe Hotel Convention Center

Following the success of the last Haiti fashion week, this year's iteration, slated to kick off in just over a month, promises to be the biggest, grandest, most fashionable one yet. Spanning four days from the end of October to early November, Haiti fashion week 2014 is slated to attract worldwide attention, offering bits of colorful, dramatic Haitian culture in every stitch.

The show is the country's answer to the New York fashion week, a major event in the fashion world internally, that takes place every September and draws people and the eyes of the world on New York City like flies to honey. Not by chance, but rather a cunning bit of planning, the run for this, Haiti's third such week of high fashion, will be from October 30th to the 2nd of November. Following so closely behind the bigger event, Haiti hopes to ride some of that momentum.

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Did you know that Haiti vetiver is known all over the world?

Some are talking about Rhum Barbancourt, other think that it is manufacture. The sad thing is that many of us don't know that we are the number one producer of vetiver in the world. I am not talking just about Vetiver. We have been producing one of the most prized essential oils for high-end perfumes.

They Oil made from the Haiti vetiver is one of the best found in the entire world. It smell very good. The fragrance industry however gets it for close to nothing.

The distillation of vetiver's aromatic is the base of famous fragrances sold by Chanel, Guerlain, Estee Lauder, Christian Dior and Hermès.

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Maguy Durce, Renaissance Woman and Haitian Fashion Force

Fashion designer, Maguy Durce, is a creative and political force to be reckoned with. She has been active not only in the field of fashion, but also as a public servant.

The year 2012 was an especially busy one for her. With European Union and institutional support, she organized Haiti Fashion Week in Miami. This event was a platform for Haitian fashion designers, which brought them attention from around the world. Durce also started a fashion design workshop with help from the Clinton-Bush Haiti Fund.

The fashion industry in Haiti also named her "Personality of the Year" for her contributions to Haitian fashion. The international media was on hand for the event, celebrating her selection. Durce is not modest about receiving the honor, as she says "Honestly, I think I deserve it because I worked hard."

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Haitian Designer Stella Jean to Show 2014 Collection at Armani Atelier

Stella Jean, a Haitian-Italian fashion designer, has been singled out by haute couture icon, Giorgio Armani, to show her 2014 collection at Armani Teatro. The showing will take place during Fall Milan Fashion Week.

The distinction of showing at the prestigious salon on Via Bergognone is not lost on Jean. Winner of Vogue Italia's Who's On Next talent search, she says Armani's recognition of her is received with much gratitude. To be chosen in the field of young fashion designers by an innovator, who has his finger on the pulse of fashion trends to come, is a remarkable honor.

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Lucmane Delille to restore decency and morality among Haiti youth

Me Lucmane Delille would like a return to the good old days, a time when youth were respectful to others and conscious of how the way they dressed and their general deportment reflected on the country, and he is not afraid to dictate the terms of this repatriation to morality in Haiti.

The Government Commissioner recently let it be known he intended to fight the current trend towards youthful immorality as chronicled in the dress, behavior and patterns of young people. High on his list are tight clothing on young women, ratty shoes and socks and the prison-house style of wearing the pants below the buttocks. With apprehension threatened for behavior viewed as indecent, and with the list of possible offences extending to copious noise issuing from churches, night clubs, homes, and public transit vehicles etc. Commissioner Delille has set himself up for a fight by human rights groups across the country and the Diaspora.

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Donna Karan created meche hearts "Fashion for Haiti: One Million Hearts"

For Donna Karan, Haiti is the confluence of all her passions which include children's education, preservation of culture and well-being and health of people. She showed how big her heart is when she displayed her heart on 'Fashion for Haiti: One Million Hearts'. Donna Karan, Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren and Nicole Miller along with 150 members of Council of American Fashion Designers put on auction the mâché hearts they created for 'Fashion for Haiti: One Million Hearts'. The auction runs from 22 April, 2013 to 2 May, 2013. 'Fashion for Haiti' is a collaboration between eBay, CFDA and Urban Zen.

Karan told to Women's Wear Daily that she was mesmerized by the extent and vividness of creativity and that each piece was unique in its own way and she could not call them anything less than couture collection. The money raised from the auction will be used by Urban Zen Foundation to help the Haitian artists. These Haitian artists actually created the hearts put on auction but were decorated by the designers. The New York location of Urban Zen has the installation of the hearts.

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From Law Enforcement to Fashion, Mario Andresol Fashion Show of Fine Clothing Line

I do not see the relationship. The former Haitian Police chief Mario Andresol has decided to go to fashion with new clothing line called "My Collection. According to Mario Andresol, this is a collection of clothing and underwear.

The Former Police Chief has developed a reputation in the eyes of many people as one of the best dressed public figures in Haiti.

Here is the video of Mario Andresol Fashion Show of Fine Clothing Line:

Andrésol had been the head of the PNH from 2006 to 2012 with two 3 year mandate renewed in 2009. He left his position as Chief of Police when his term ended on August 18, 2012. Godson Orelius be came the new Police Chief since.

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Haiti Fashion Week 2012 concentrated into tropic-centric creations

This was one of the few positive things coming out of Haiti recently. After disasters such as Hurricane, flood, political demonstration, it was refreshing to see this fashion show out of Haiti. Haiti held its first fashion week since the 2012 hurricane in Haiti.

We were able to enjoy the presentation of several dozen designers who were present to showed off their latest designs concentrated into a tropic-centric creations. Haiti Fashion show was able this time to show in the various styles the very strong culture that exists in Haiti.

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