Paris Fashion Week!
Paris Fashion Week!
Paris Fashion Week!
Award winning designer, Isabel Lopez launched the couture brand Isabel Original. Isabel got her start at a young age in her native Colombia then emigrated to the United States. The designs of Isabel Original have been on red carpets around the world including the runways of Boston, New York Fashion Week and featured in countless magazine editorials. Isabel brings to her fashion design broad experience including modeling, acting and serving as founder/director of Miss Columbia, New England. Isabel Original ready to wear collection remains true to the brands direction designing magnificent fashions that accentuate the natural curves of a woman’s body while capturing the spirit of elegance that permeates her brand. Isabel also launched Original Living Magazine, another facet of her brand, which gives her the opportunity to feature artists, including herself, on a platform to share their inspired work. www.originallivingmagazine.com.
Cherie Corso is a wife & mother, with a passion for marketing, art and fashion. On TV, she is a national patenting & commonsense lifestyle expert appearing on Fox & Friends, Dr Oz, CNN. A blogger who has inspired stories for NewYork Post (give your kid a debit card and mommy and me ) . Entrepreneurship is her specialty, having developed and sold two successful businesses. She has been a national spokesperson for Wedderspoon Honey and Crocs just to name a few. She volunteers her time to assist entrepreneurs in developing business at the Fordham Gabelli School of Business She is also an environmentalist that likes to support people’s health and wellness. For more information go to www.cheriecorso.com
Lorraine Silvetz received her BFA from N.Y.U. Film School and her Master’s from N.Y.U. School of Social Work in 2005. She is a psychotherapist, writer and Executive Director, having founded Global Stress Initiative (GSI) a program under the International Committee Against Mental Illness (ICAMI) a 65 year old mental health 501c3 directed by her Uncle, Robert Cancro, MD in 2010. She and several of GSI’s supporters, including 3 Time Emmy Award Winning Anchor, Rita Cosby, philanthropist/entrepreneur, Mitzi Perdue, Medical Director of ICAMI, Robert Cancro, MD and she received Congressional Awards, in 2011, from Congressman Townes for their donation of treatment for service members and veterans with PTSD and TBI.
Lorraine and her husband, Robert Silvetz, MD introduced the cutting edge treatment, in the northeast, in 2019. GSI extended their focus of treatment to include not only service members/veterans but domestic violence and human trafficking survivors impacted by PTSD and TBI. Lorraine has served as face and advocate for Avadora Mimouni Collection in 2021/2022.
Recipient of NAMI 2021 Multicultural award and named, “Shirley Chisholm Phenomenal Woman” by Senator Jesse Hamilton, Mayor Eric Adams, and City Council Member Laurie Cumbo. Dr. Elisa is a Clinical Social Worker and mental health expert and advocate. Dr. Elisa is a frequent media guest on Fox 5 NY and Hot 97.1 (Street Soldiers). Most recently featured in CSU Global, she has been featured in a variety of media outlets around the country, including CNN and Bloomberg News. Her direct advice has appeared in Real Health Magazine, Black Enterprise Magazine, Bergen Record, Amsterdam News and Voice of America. She has presented at conferences around the country to include National Urban League, National Alliance on Mental Illness, and Congressional Caucus.
Donna Sousa, Founder ,CEO & lead artist, of Makeover Artistry by Donna Sousa Productions is a Celebrity hair
and makeup artist. Award Winning and Internationally published. She has had years of makeup artist training with well known makeup companies. Donna’s production company, “Makeover Artistry by Donna Sousa Productions” creates concepts, organizes venues, chooses the models, photographers, beauty team and works with designers, one on one, to realize their vision in private publications as well as on social media.
Donna’s interest in the beauty industry started when she was a child. She began styling her friends and families’ hair at the early age of nine. Her passion for doing makeup and hair is inspired by her desire to make people look and feel more beautiful .She accomplished her goal with great flair and talent.
She has been working tirelessly in the makeup and hair industry for decades never losing her enthusiasm for creating beauty. She serves as CEO of Makeover Artistry which she founded in 2000.
She works with private clients at her studio that is located at the Salons at RGE in Warwick RI . After owning several salons, over the course of her career, she changed direction in her career path slightly.
Donna established MakeoverArtistry by Donna Sousa to concentrate on her crafts as hairstylist, colorist ,
and makeup artist. She developed a luxury bridal business . She and her team of experts extensively work with brides helping their dreams reach reality for their wedding day. The luxury bridal portion of the company has been a great success.
Among her many accomplishments include bringing her expertise to fashion weeks around the country,especially New York. She has done much of the same for her editorial productions and has worked with an array of well known designers.
Makeover Artistry’s Productions spearheads a project by first finding a location and venue. They then develop a concept for the editorial theme and choose which models and designers are best suited to realize her vision. She then finds the photographer, videographer, jeweler, accessories and depending on the project sometimes even a florist.
Once this is done, then the production is ready to come to life.
Her work has been featured in Vogue Italia, Vogue UK,
Seventeen magazine, Red Silk Carpet International Publication, and the Red luxury life to name a few. Her work has appeared on many magazine covers as well. Donna has also been recognized for the Best of the Grammys 2018 for her work that was published in the Vogue blog. She has been in charge of NY Fashion Week back rooms for the creative side.
Lead Makeup Director for several designers and genres of New York fashion week/worldwide including Couture, Society, EPN NY Fashion Week, plus many more …She served as lead artist for an array of designers including Patricia Fields , Cynthia Rowley, Adam lippes , DA by Daniel / Daniel Alexander, Yumi Katsura, Prashant Goyal, Elie Balleh, Glenkora Comte,Kent Stetson, Avadora Mimouni , Isabel Original, among others.
She has been part of RI Styleweek, Boston Fashion Week, Mass Fashion week, Society Fashion Week, New Orleans Fashion Week, New Hampshire Fashion Week, New England Fashion Week, New York Fashion Week & Couture Fashion Week.
Donna specializes in complete makeovers, weddings, photo shoots, television and film. She has worked for several magazine publications and continues to do so. Currently, she is executive artistic director of Aspiring Magazine, Creative director for EPN New York fashion week magazine, Key Makeup Artist and Director of Editorial Content For Original living magazine, Features editor for the Red Luxury Life magazine.
Donna is also an Award winning Bridal artist where she has had the honor of receiving the Hall of Fame Award for Excellence.
Her list of magazine experience includes being Creative director for The Magazine Lifestyle Publication/ Creative director and director of content for The Wagner Group of magazines/including Bella Rose Bridal/ Inspirational lifestyle publications, Creative Director and lead artist @Bon Chance Worldwide. Artistic Director for Fashion and Fame magazine ,Creative editorial coordinator for Original Living Publication, Executive Creative Director and Editorial Producer for Aspiring Magazine and last but not least, Developer and CEO for Makeover Artistry by Donna Sousa Productions.
As her career evolved she recognized she has a gift for connecting people. She is also a great motivator helping make people feel better about themselves. She has acted as a catalyst for many clients – expanding their careersthrough her vast connections.Kindness is her key to good leadership and helping others. While running teams, behind the scenes for NY Fashion Week she does her best to coordinate dozens of artists and models. She accomplishes this by always coming from a place of creative Patience while leading the artists to achieve the designer’s Inspirations.
Additional Awards and Recognition include:
Winner of Red Silk Carpet International Award for
Best Makeup Artist & Best Creative Editorial Producer
Couples Choice Awards
2013 thru 2021 (Wedding Wire)
Brides Choice Awards
2013 thru 2021 ( The Knot)
Hall of Fame Award
Boston Fashion Awards
Emma Falesto is 17, and a senior in high school. She is a model, a cheerleader and a coach .She has been a model since January 2021, and a cheerleader for 7 years. Emma fell in love with fashion at a young age, and has always thought she was thinking too big when thinking of becoming a model. Now, she has walked in 4 fashion shows, 2 including NYFW. She won the Top Model competition in her division in March of 2021. At NYFW, she participated in a campaign to stop human trafficking along with her Top Model Family. Other than modeling, Emma has cheered for pop warner, all star , and high school cheer. She has earned several national titles, as well as grand champs in the 2021 section 1 cheer championship. Emma is a senior in high school, and is planning on going to a university next year. She is also a volunteer cheer coach to girls of the ages 9-12. Follow her social media: