ReddIt Twitter Image magazineBehind the runway: One TCU student’s experiences at Fashion WeekBy TCU 360 Staff – May 3, 2021 772 Facebook TCU 360 Staffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tcu-360-staff/ Previous articleWear worthy: One Fort Worth boutique aims to empower human trafficking victimsNext articleHermès and scarves: A look at one of the most unique combinations in the west TCU 360 Staff TCU 360 Staffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tcu-360-staff/ Pantone: Color of the year 2020 Oscar’s Girls: Tales of a summer spent with a fashion icon TCU 360 Staffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tcu-360-staff/ Return of the disco: Latest fashion trends mirror the 1970s Linkedin Vintage fever: Fort Worth residents and vintage connoisseurs talk about their passion for thrifting TCU 360 is an official, student-produced product of the School of Journalism at Texas Christian University. + posts Cowgirl: A look at the most glamorous women in rodeo Twitter TCU 360 Staff ReddIt Return of the disco: Latest fashion trends mirror the 1970s Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook printLoading 72%Written by: Chloe McAuliffePhoto courtesy from Flying Solo photographersWhat is NYFW? It’s the most glamorous time of the year. Models strut the newest collections, elite influencers gather with gaping mouths and wide eyes and designers finally get to show off their masterpieces. It’s fashion week. Fashion week is a semi-annual event that happens in February and September of each year, revealing fall/winter and spring/summer trends. The seven- to nine-day event happens in what is known as the “Big 4”: Milan, London, Paris and New York. But what IS New York Fashion Week? You’re about to find out! What seems to be a simple week and a half turns out to be a much more. I was lucky enough to live out the fashion week process while interning for Flying Solo during NYFW’s February showcase. Flying Solo is a company for independent designers that calls itself the “new era for women.” Flying Solo strives to only represent women-owned fashion retail businesses in apparel, bathing suits, shoes and accessories. So, what does a week of preparations look like?DAY 1: Model Casting and a dream becoming realityMy internship began at 11 a.m. on Sunday, February 6. I walked 45 minutes from my apartment in the Lower East side all the way to the Flying Solo office in SoHo. The first day was all about finding “the look,” aka model casting day. From the start, there were over 300 models lined up outside in snowy weather and waiting for their turn to show the executives what they could bring to the runway. Within the first five minutes of arriving and meeting the Flying Solo team, I was tasked with running to the nearest store to grab large packs of sharpies for the model forms, printing about 700 model forms and making sure the line was organized all before the first casting call. In other words, it was mayhem, but in my words, it was fashion week. From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., I took every model’s headshot, filmed their runway walk and sorted the “yes” pile, “no” pile and “final decision” pile.At the end of the day, I was given my schedule for the week, and it went a little like this…A sneak peak of Chloe McAuliffe’s time at NYFW.DAY 2: Showroom Maintenance and IconsMonday was all about organizing the showroom and completing pulls and returns. Flying Solo offers clients and creatives the opportunity to pull clothing and accessories from their showroom for any projects or photoshoots they might have. When working in the showroom, I had to make sure all of the clothing, shoes and accessories were color-coded and neatly placed on the racks and shelves. When a client came in to take a pull, I documented the garment or piece into a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet with the designer’s brand name, the color, the type of item and a distinction about the item’s material. One of the creatives I pulled for was Natasha Bird, Elle Magazine’s Executive Digital Editor, who is a true icon in everything editorial fashion to me. Influencer, Chris Lavish, at Flying Solo. (Photo Credit: Alex Korolkovas)Influencer, Chris Lavish, at Flying Solo. (Photo Credit: Alex Korolkovas)DAYS 3 & 4: Busy Work and BusinessTuesday and Wednesday were very similar, quite stationary days. During both days, we worked to pack up all of the retail clothing and floor items in order to empty the racks for designers to drop off their collections. In addition to packing up the retail area of the store, I also checked in the designers with their store name and contact information and showed them where they would be stationed for fitting day. I also designed and built 200+ COVID-safe face shields with the Flying Solo logo for the Flying Solo team, designers and guests at the shows. DAY 5: Fittings and Fabulous Fanatics8 a.m.: Arrive at Flying Solo and meet the new Parsons and NYU student interns8:45 a.m.: Get paired with designers and brands for the day Every intern’s day and schedule looked a little different, because some were paired with only one designer while others were paired with several. I was paired with two jewelry brands: Trend Jewelry and CW Jewels (Instagram handles: @trendjewelry_handmadedesigns and @cw_jewels). The whole day was sectioned off into time blocks from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Although most interns were set in a time frame, being paired with jewelry brands meant that I was going to be on-call with designers and models from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.When a designer approached me to use a piece, I would contact the jewelry designer I was working with and show them which piece was being used, how it was styled and see if they wanted to make any changes. Once each designer liked the look we created, I sought final approval from one of the two head stylists at Flying Solo. Once each look was approved, the models headed to the shoot room to get photographed holding a name card with the brand they were wearing and any other collaborating accessory brands. In addition to the styling, photographing and collaborating, this day was full of networking with designers, models and other interns. A look at Flying Solo’s showroom on fitting day. Photo Credit: Frank RaudseppA look at Flying Solo’s showroom on fitting day. Photo Credit: Frank Raudsepp9 a.m. to 12 p.m.: First time block for designers and models to style outfits for the showDuring this time block, I worked with Hala Al Mamari (Instagram handle: @hala.almamari).Halal Al Mamari dress on the runway, Photo Credit: Lisa ZariHalal Al Mamari dress on the runway, Photo Credit: Lisa ZariHalal Al Mamari dress on the runway, Photo Credit: Alexander Pierce ZetaHalal Al Mamari dress on the runway, Photo Credit: Alexander Pierce Zeta12 p.m. to 3 p.m.: Second time block for designers and models to style outfits for the showDuring this time block, I worked with Ennstore (@ennstore.ru) and Nabys Vielman (@nabysvielman). Ennstore look on the runway, Photo Credit: JosephEnnstore look on the runway, Photo Credit: JosephEnnstore look on the runway, Photo Credit: JosephEnnstore look on the runway, Photo Credit: JosephEnnstore look on the runway, Photo Credit: JosephEnnstore look on the runway, Photo Credit: JosephFitting day, Photo Credit: Frank RaudseppFitting day, Photo Credit: Frank RaudseppFitting day, Photo Credit: Frank RaudseppFitting day, Photo Credit: Frank RaudseppFinal model card photos for the show look, Photo Credit: Mariya NicoleFinal model card photos for the show look, Photo Credit: Mariya NicoleModel getting photographed in show outfits on fitting day, Photo Credit: Frank RaudseppModel getting photographed in show outfits on fitting day, Photo Credit: Frank RaudseppFitting day, Photo Credit: Frank RaudseppFitting day, Photo Credit: Frank RaudseppFinal model card photos for the show look, Photo Credit: Mariya NicoleFinal model card photos for the show look, Photo Credit: Mariya Nicole3 p.m. to 6 p.m.: Third time block for designers and models to style outfits for the show During this time block, I worked with Elliat (@elliatt), Mia Cherise (@mia.cherise), and NG2 Studios (@ng2_studios). 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.: Begin model cards and finish any fittings that still needed to be completed Elliat look on the runway, Photo Credit: Amber MoseukElliat look on the runway, Photo Credit: Amber MoseukElliat look on the runway, Photo Credit: Amber MoseukElliat look on the runway, Photo Credit: Amber MoseukDAY 6: The Show Day before Show DayThe day before the show is almost more chaotic than the actual show itself. I found myself running around like mad gathering outfits, sourcing garment bags and making model cards. That was all I did on Friday. I arrived at the Flying Solo store around 11:30 a.m. after my morning class (I was still balancing school during the week) and didn’t leave until 1:30 a.m. – all to get right back up at 6 a.m. for the show. Model portrait done by Chloe McAuliffeModel portrait done by Chloe McAuliffeModel portrait done by Chloe McAuliffeModel portrait done by Chloe McAuliffeDAY 7: On the RunwayThe minute you blink, it’s over. Although a long, 14-hour day on your feet spent tirelessly working and shoving any food you can find down your throat when you get a chance seems miserable, it was quite the opposite.On Flying Solo’s show day, interns were put at different stations throughout the three story building in the middle of SoHo, New York. The stations included greeting & elevators, press floor, backstage and show photographers/live streamers. Behind the runway shot of a model wearing her outfit.Behind the runway shot of a model wearing her outfit.Behind the runway dressing room Behind the runway dressing room Behind the runway shot of the male models in line to walk, Photo Credit: Matt LicariBehind the runway shot of the male models in line to walk, Photo Credit: Matt LicariItem 1 of 3Behind the runway shot of a model wearing her outfit.Behind the runway shot of a model wearing her outfit.Behind the runway dressing room Behind the runway dressing room Behind the runway shot of the male models in line to walk, Photo Credit: Matt LicariBehind the runway shot of the male models in line to walk, Photo Credit: Matt LicariI was placed backstage to be in charge of dressing and changing models in between shows, manning the long line before their catwalk and solving any potential apparel issues. It was no breeze. The room to change was minimal, and models had to toss their clothes anywhere they could in order to get into the next outfit. And, there was only one bathroom on the floor. Despite the backstage chaos, I was able to sneak out during show five and six to get a look at what I was helping put out on the runway. Being able to see the show in person and see the cameras, people and New York City skyline was incredible. The crowd was filled with influencers such as TikTok star Kate Bartlett, along with special guests and designers and their families. On the runway, shoes and accessories, Photo Credit: Matt LicariOn the runway, shoes and accessories, Photo Credit: Matt LicariOn the runway with model and shoe photographersOn the runway with model and shoe photographersOn the runway, shoesOn the runway, shoesOn the runway, Halal Al Mamari dressOn the runway, Halal Al Mamari dressModels walking off the runway to backstageModels walking off the runway to backstageModel walking in orange and blue sequin leotard, Photo Credit: Matt LicariModel walking in orange and blue sequin leotard, Photo Credit: Matt LicariItem 1 of 5On the runway with model and shoe photographersOn the runway with model and shoe photographersOn the runway, shoesOn the runway, shoesOn the runway, Halal Al Mamari dressOn the runway, Halal Al Mamari dressModels walking off the runway to backstageModels walking off the runway to backstageModel walking in orange and blue sequin leotard, Photo Credit: Matt LicariModel walking in orange and blue sequin leotard, Photo Credit: Matt LicariFashion Week may have been one of the most mentally and physically exhausting experiences of my life, but it was also the best one. I would never trade it for anything in the world, and I am determined to do it again in September. But, for now, I think I’ll keep my cowgirl boots on and live the slow and steady country lifestyle. Chloe McAuliffe is the Creative Director and Design Editor for Image Magazine. She is a junior at Texas Christian University, double majoring in strategic communication and design studies. Chloe is looking to pursue a career in fashion. TopBuilt with Shorthand Image Magazine: Spring 2021 Sustainability is the new green: Fashion companies work towards environmentally-conscious practices Sustainability is the new green: Fashion companies work towards environmentally-conscious practices TCU 360 Staffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tcu-360-staff/
Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 News Receive email alerts “The systematic suppression of all criticism of the regime’s political and religious institutions is creating a climate of terror that forces journalists to censor themselves or flee the country,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Following arrest, journalists are held in secret locations in extremely harsh conditions and with long periods of solitary confinement, in flagrant violation of their most fundamental rights.” Follow the news on Iran Condemning the continuing arbitrary arrests and illegal detention of journalists, many of whom are being held incommunicado for long periods, Reporters Without Borders today accused the Iranian regime of “crimes against humanity” and urged the international community to speak out. March 18, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists RSF_en The latest arrest is that of Azad Lotpoury, the editor of the Kurdish and Farsi-language newspaper Yaneh, who was arrested by intelligence ministry officials at his home in Sanandaj, in Kurdistan province, on 14 January. In a search of his home lasting several hours, computers and books were confiscated, the door and windows were broken and members of his family were insulted. It is not known why he was arrested or where he is being held. News The Commission for Press Authorisation and Surveillance, an offshoot of the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance, is meanwhile continuing to suspend the licences of newspapers. Hemat, a conservative weekly that has tended to support the government, was suspended on 14 January. Moj Andisheh (Wave of Opinions), another Hemat publication, was suspended four days later. These two newspapers are the victims of in-fighting between different conservative factions. News Farhang Ashti, a newspaper that has been suspended several times in recent years, was closed for good on 18 January and its licence was withdrawn by the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance. According to a statement posted on its website, the decision was prompted by the publication of comments about a warning issued by the ministry’s new media chief, Mohammed Ali Ramin. to go further IranMiddle East – North Africa The family of leading journalist and human rights activist Emadoldin Baghi is extremely worried about him since the short phone call he managed to make to them from Tehran’s Evin prison, during which he said: “I don’t feel very well.” His wife, Fatemeh Kamali-Ahmad-Sarai, said she was all the more concerned because intelligence ministry officials openly threatened him at the time of his arrest on 28 December, telling him that if he did not modify his views, “it’s not sure you will remain alive.” Nemat Ahmadi, a lawyer who represents several journalists including Ali and Mahssa Hekmet and Mohammed Reza Zohdi, told Reporters Without Borders: “The grounds given by the authorities for not allowing lawyers to see their clients is a change in judicial procedure not originally envisaged in the law. They added a period during the investigation in which the case is assigned to a ‘specialist’ before being sent to the prosecutor’s office, and during this special period, no information is given to the detainee’s relatives or lawyers.” According to the information obtained by Reporters Without Borders, several of the journalists arrested in Tehran are under the control of the Revolutionary Guards and are being held in section 240 of Evin prison, where they are being subjected to a great deal of pressure to make confessions. Contrary to Iranian legal provisions, their names do not appear in the official prison registers or on the justice ministry website. IranMiddle East – North Africa January 20, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Iranian regime accused of crimes against humanity The press freedom organisation added: “These incommunicado detentions, which can be regarded as forced disappearances and crimes against humanity, are violations of international law. The international community cannot continue to remain silent.” June 9, 2021 Find out more News February 25, 2021 Find out more Organisation A Holocaust denier and loyal adviser to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Ramin has issued many warnings and threats to the media, especially the print media , since taking over this position last October. He has said the purpose of suspending newspapers is to render them more compliant. After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists Several journalists arrested more than 10 days ago are still being held in secret locations and their families and lawyers have received no information about them since their arrest. This is the case with Kivan Mehrgan of the daily Etemaad, Nassrin Vaziri of the ILNA news agency and Abdolreza Tajik of Mashaallah Shamsolvaezin, who is also the spokesman of the Association of Iranian Journalists and the Press Freedom Defence Committee.
TVNZ 23 April 2013Family First is vowing to keep its anti-marriage equality website running for the next few years after it was repeatedly attacked by hackers.The Protect Marriage website suffered another attack by hackers on Sunday, just a few days after the same-sex marriage bill was passed.National Director of Family First NZ and co-ordinator of the Protect Marriage campaign Bob McCoskrie said the hack causing its webhost to remove the site from the web on Sunday night.“This is no ordinary webhost – we are using a host in the US that specialises in hosting websites that are likely to be attacked,” said Bob McCoskrie.“The attack was a ‘Denial of Service’ attack whereby the attackers send large numbers of requests for information, overloading the site.”The security breach came four days after MPs approved the Marriage (Definition of Marriage) Amendment Bill by 77 to 44 in a conscience vote.McCoskie said the website has been targeted by hackers previously and a death threat was also received through the site which was referred to police.http://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/anti-marriage-equality-website-hacked-5415727
Paul Lambert’s side had been unlucky not to have led at the break but Charles N’Zogbia finally made the breakthrough before the hour mark at Villa Park. However Delph’s own goal, combined with a glaring miss in the 73rd minute, allowed Fulham to go home with a point and denied Villa the chance to go five points clear of the bottom three. Villa headed into the match seemingly timing their pull from relegation perfectly, winning three of their past four to leave them two points clear of the drop zone heading into the game, with rivals Sunderland and Wigan not in action. Fulham suffered a blow in the 10th minute when Damien Duff was forced off with a leg injury and replaced by Stanislav Manolev in an otherwise quiet opening period. Ashley Westwood’s 24th-minute corner caused Fulham a moment of anxiety before Christian Benteke side-footed over from towards just outside the six-yard box when he should have added to his overall tally of 19 goals from Andreas Weimann’s ball in. In the 31st minute Benteke and N’Zogbia played a series of one-two passes with each other before the former found his colleague with a delicate cross on the left, which N’Zogbia tried to clip home only for Mark Schwarzer to save impressively. Villa kept up the pressure from the restart and it finally told in the 55th minute. Matthew Lowton found Weimann in the box and though Brede Hangeland blocked the Austrian’s attempt, N’Zogbia had time to shift the ball onto his left foot and bend it into the left-hand corner. The equaliser came in the 66th minute. Bryan Ruiz’s corner from the right should have been dealt with comfortably at the near post but Villa midfielder Delph contrived the flick the ball backwards with his head, leaving Brad Guzan rooted and Westwood unable to scramble it away before it crossed the line. Villa had a sublime chance in the 73rd minute when Delph wasted the opportunity to atone for the own goal, blasting a loose ball at the back post high and wide with his left foot from Weimann’s teasing cross. Press Association Aston Villa missed the chance to pull well clear of the Barclays Premier League relegation zone as Fabian Delph’s bad day at the office proved costly as they recorded a 1-1 draw against Fulham.
After considering the complaint and the coach’s defence of a video documentary, the NFF Committee on Ethics and Fair Play placed a year ban on the former Kano Pillars coach plus a fine of $5,000 to the federation within three months.However, in spite of the glaring evidence of Yusuf’s wrongdoing, the Nigeria Football Coaches Association unashamedly pledged their support for the Super Eagles assistant coach.In the video, Yusuf and first assistant during the 2018 FIFA World Cup, appeared to have recieved $1000, to pick two players for the 2018 CHAN championship.He was further promised 15 per cent by the men posing as football agents of the players once they are able to seal a deal abroad.The association according to a communique signed by it’s chairman, Ladan Bosso, who was then the head coach of FC Ifeanyiubah said they did not believe the coach should be held liable for any wrongdoing even though they respect the FIFA code of ethics.“It is clear to the blind that the coach’s stand wasn’t distorted by the “triviality“ of the pecuniary gift made to him. The players in question prior to the issuance of the gift had already made the team and were in fact among the pillars of the team,” reads the statement.Former Nigeria Technical Advicer, Clemens Westerhof once alleged that players bribed their way into the national team in the past.The long-serving Nigerian manager said those players who did not merit a place in the national team got call-ups after giving money to the selectors.He said, “We had a situation where we had the wrong people in the wrong places, even in the FA”.Even though the Dutchman was not specific with the names of the players and coaches involved he insisted that monies usually exchanged hands between national team selectors and the players when places in the national team were considered.“We had cases where players paid $15,000 to the coach and say ‘I want to play for the national team’ and the coach would accept. They bought their way into the national team and it was an unbelievable situation. Very sad. I know these things,” Westerhof said.Indeed, the Nigeria Football Federation had to douse allegations that Flying Eagles coach, Paul Aigbogun, received bribe from players he selected for the U-20 World Cup in Poland after the team’s exit from the competition.A media report (not THISDAY) had claimed some of the players were forced on Aigbogun for the tournament, which caused infighting among the technical crew during the tournament.“It has come to the notice of the Nigerian Football Federation that spurious messages have been doing the rounds on social media with the aim of denting the image of the Flying Eagles coach, Paul Aigbogun and by extension the NFF,” a tweet on the official Twitter handle of the NFF read.“In as much as the NFF understands Nigerians are not happy about the exit of the Flying Eagles from the U-20 World Cup in Poland, it is imperative that the federation clear the air on the rumours.Former Super Eagles striker and coach, Samson Siasia was banned for life and fined $50,000 by the world football governing body, FIFA for agreeing to ‘the manipulation of matches.’The adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee of the world football body found Siasia guilty of having accepted that he would receive bribes in relation to the manipulation of matches in violation of the FIFA Code of Ethics. According to the statement on the FIFA website, a wide-scale investigation was carried out on Siasia before the landmark judgment was delivered.The statement read: “The formal ethics proceedings against Mr. Siasia were initiated on February 11, 2019 and stem from an extensive investigation into matches that Mr. Wilson Raj Perumal attempted to manipulate for betting purposes.“This large-scale investigation was conducted by FIFA via its competent departments and in cooperation with the relevant stakeholders and authorities.“In its decision, the adjudicatory chamber found that Mr. Siasia had breached art. 11 (Bribery) of the 2009 edition of the FIFA Code of Ethics and banned him for life from all football-related activities (administrative, sports or any other) at both national and international level. In addition, a fine in the amount of CHF 50,000 has been imposed on Mr. Siasia.“The decision was notified to Mr. Siasia today, the date on which the ban comes into force.” The former Super Eagles coach has however denied any wrongdoing in the allegations of bribery and match manipulations levelled against him by world football body, FIFA.Siasia also said that he was yet to be notified by FIFA on the life ban the international football body placed on him on football activities, following the allegations of bribery and manipulation of matches at the international level. Siasia, who made his position known last Friday, also said that he was never invited by FIFA to tell his own side of the story. He said that he was hearing about the allegations against him from FIFA for the first time.According to him, “I don’t know anything about this. I did nothing wrong and I have not received any letter from FIFA.” The former Eagles coach said he would fight this to clear his name.Meanwhile, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) on Monday said that it was “shocked” by FIFA’s decision to impose a life ban on former national coach and vowed to overturn it.Acting NFF president Seyi Akinwunmi said in a statement, that the FIFA report had been given to the body’s lawyers “to study and provide legal advice to the federation,” he said, adding that Siasia “gave his all for Nigeria.”The statement added: “The NFF was shocked to learn of the investigation and subsequent decision by the FIFA Ethics Committee (Adjudicatory Chamber) placing a life ban on Mr. Samson Siasia.“He is a football legend but most importantly he is a Nigerian.“We respect the FIFA processes. The least we as a Federation can do is empathise with him at this time make ourselves available to him and hope that in some way he is able to clear his name.”In a chat with THISDAY, the National PRO, Nigeria Coaches Association, Etta Egbe said he was equally shocked at FIFA allegation and eventual ban on Siasia but said he would not like to comment further on the matter since there were already team of lawyers in place working the case.“I was very shocked when I heard the news, but since the legal team are working on the matter I am not competent to talk on the issue, Egbe said,Siasia played 51 international matches for Nigeria, in which he scored 13 goals. He was part of the team that participated in the 1994 FIFA World Cup and won the 1994 African Nations Cup.He was also a member of the Nigerian team that won bronze at 1992 African Nations Cup in Senegal.He participated in the National Team over a period of 11 years.In 2005, Siasia coached the Under 20 team and took them to the final of the 2005 Under-20 World Cup before losing to Argentina 2–1. He also assisted Augustine Eguavoen in coaching the national team.He is the third African to be banned by FIFA for his links to Perumal after former Sierra Leone FA official Abu Bakarr Kabba and former Botswana FA official Mooketsi Kgotlele were suspended in July for five years and for life respectively.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Soccer fans in Nigeria were last week shocked at the life ban placed on former Nigeria international and coach, Samson Siasia by the world football governing body-FIFA over allegation of bribery. While for some, it just goes to justify the yet to be proved allegation that Nigeria coaches collect bribes from players to be invited to camp or fielded, others were of the opinion that FIFA’s information on the allegation was too vague to justify such a monumental verdict As recent as a year ago, Super Eagles’ Assistant Coach, Salisu Yusuf was banned for one year from all football-related activities by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) after he was caught on camera collecting bribe from undercover journalists who pretended to be football agents.The footage, shot by BBC’s Ghanaian reporter Anas Aremeyaw Anas in September 2017, showed Yusuf collecting a handful of money, reportedly, $1000 cash.