Miami Beach was Haute during Cotton’s 24 Hour Runway Show

Cotton’s 24 Hour Runway Show, a fashion event presented by Cotton Incorporated in partnership with PEOPLE magazine was held on Miami Beach’s iconic Ocean Drive from Friday, November 7, at 8 p.m. EST through SaturdayNovember 8 at 8 p.m. EST, officially setting a new Guinness World Record for the “Longest Fashion Show” based on length of time. Hosted by Giuliana and Bill Rancic, E! News’ co-host and Miami native Jason Kennedy TV Host and Michael Yo from “The Insider” on CBS. There were also performances and appearances by Jason Derulo, Trey Smith, Fantine, D.J. Irie and fashion icon Olivia Palermo.

With the help of more than 50 hair and makeup artists, 60 models sashayed down the record-breaking runway in more than 4,000 pieces of the finest cotton styles and walked a combined total of 96 miles. In addition, 10 talented design student winners of Cotton’s 24 Hour Runway Show Design Contest hosted by Cotton University™ enjoyed seeing their winning looks on the runway during the show’s 11 a.m. “Back-to-School” hour on Saturday, November 8th giving these aspiring designers an opportunity to show their designs to an audience of nearly one million viewers!  It was an honor for me to be on the panel of industry judges including Kimberly Sussman, head stylist for Cotton’s 24 Hour Runway Show, Samantha Black, contestant on Project Runway Season 11Project Runway All Stars Season 4, and other industry experts from JC Penney, Tea Collection, Lilly Pulitzer, Anthropologie, and Saks Fifth Avenue!

Below are names and images of the 10 design student winners: 

Alaina A.- Columbus College of Art and Design, Anna D.- Buffalo State College, Chereese S.- Pratt Institute, Erica S.- Georgia Southern University, Kellie M.- Kent State University, Kim R. – North Carolina State University, Lauren S. – North Carolina State University, Lisa H. – North Carolina State University, Renee G. – North Carolina State University, Seihak L. – University of Texas at Austin


WINNERS OF THE 24 HOUR RUNWAY SHOW DESIGN CONTEST! Photo Courtesy of Cotton University

Reaching more than two million viewers, the show was live streamed online from South Beach on, Entertainment Weekly’s and

Bill & Giuliana Rancic

Photo of Olivia Palermo & Giuliana Rancic provided by ROCK ORANGE

Photo of Olivia Palermo & Giuliana Rancic provided by ROCK ORANGE

Marysol Patton, Alexia Echevarria, Lisa Hochstein, Romina Nabhen

Bill and Giuliana with Cotton Incorporated Team photo provided by ROCK ORANGE

Jason Derulo Performance photo provided by ROCK ORANGE

Jason Derulo Performance photo provided by ROCK ORANGE

Stylish Guest - Cotton 24 Hour Fashion Show

Stylish Guest – Cotton 24 Hour Fashion Show

A Special thanks CLEO Jewelry for the amazing cuff bracelet and ring.

A Special thanks CLEO Jewelry for the amazing cuff bracelet and ring.

About Cotton Incorporated:

Cotton Incorporated, funded by U.S. cotton producers and importers of cotton and cotton textile products, conducts worldwide research and promotion activities to increase the demand for and profitability of cotton.

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I’ve Got Luck – AVON Luck!

My love for fragrances began early at around age five or six when I would sneak into my mom’s room, lock myself in the bathroom and proceed to douse myself in my mom’s treasured fragrances. It’s no wonder that as an adult I continue my love for fragrances with the major difference that I now lightly spritz myself with perfume, as opposed to my childhood dousing efforts!

Last week I attended the launch event for AVON LUCK fragrances for both men & women at the chic Raleigh Hotel in Miami Beach. The Introduction to these  luxurious new fragrances that celebrate life’s lucky moments will surely bring good fortune to my life!

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The Scent

Dare to open the door of infinite possibilities with Avon Luck, the new evocative and sophisticated fragrances for him and her that celebrate life’s lucky moments. Exquisitely feminine and irresistibly alluring, Avon Luck for Her is a luxurious and sparkling fragrance for the woman fortunate in love and life, while Avon Luck for Him is a confident and sophisticated fragrance for the man who has it all. With just a spritz of the long lasting fragrances, Avon Luck entices you to celebrate and share life’s riches.

The Notes for Her

The provocative fragrance instantly seduces with dazzling notes of Bergamot Italian Orpur and bursts of luscious, juicy Red Currant and Red Berry. The glamorous introduction opens into a velvety floral heart of deeply romantic Red Rose Petals married with hypnotic Night Blooming Jasmine, beautifully dressed in the creamy vanilla accents of the precious Queen of Night Scent Trek®. Golden Caramel-Amber Accord deliciously intertwines with Velvet Sandalwood and creamy Vanilla Absolut, leaving behind a tempting trail of sophistication and intrigue.

The Notes for Him

Notes of aromatic Lavandin and fresh Mandarin are spiced with addictive Pink Pepper for a striking entrance. Smooth and sexy Mimosa, warm Nutmeg, and refined Cedarwood combine for a uniquely modern, masculine heart that exudes cool and confidence. At the base of the fragrance, Cistus Labdanum and sensual Musk mingle with earthy Sandalwood for a magnetic, woodsy finish that captivates for hours.

 “Having the opportunity to partner with Avon as the face of Avon Luck is such an honor. I’ve been incredibly lucky in my own life and I love what Avon Luck stands for. I always say the harder you work, the luckier you are because you strive for bigger goals! So I am excited to represent a fragrance that reminds us to savor and truly enjoy our triumphs.”

— Maria Sharapova, International tennis sensation and face of Avon Luck




About Maria Sharapova

International tennis sensation, Maria Sharapova, is the winner of major tennis championships and considered one of the highest paid female athletes in the world. Raised in Sochi, Sharapova holds number of firsts for her native Russia. She is the first Russian to win multiple tennis titles and the first female to carry the Russian flag at the opening ceremony for an international competition. In 2007 she became a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and has donated significant contributions to Chernobyl-related projects in her native country.

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Conversation with Yogic Numerology Pioneer – Yogi Akal

I came across Agia Akal Singh Khalsa aka “Yogi Akal” , accomplished Yogi, Sikh minister, social commentator & sought-after counselor, teacher and consultant. I’m very interested in Yogi’s form of study and quickly decided to interview him(see audio link below). He is also a vibrant and captivating speaker, having conducted hundreds of programs throughout Europe, Canada, Latin America, United States, and the Caribbean.

As an Agnostic, my view is that the true values of certain claims especially claims about the existence or non-existence of God, as well as other religious and metaphysical claims are unknown or unknowable, According to the philosopher Willian L. Rowe, in the popular sense, an agnostic is someone who neither believes nor disbelieves in the existence of God, whereas atheists believe and disbelieve, respectively.

Since childhood, I’ve had an interest in Metaphysical studies. I’m always seeking out answers to the fundamental nature of all reality. What is it? Why is it? And, how we can understand it? Some treat metaphysics as the study of  higher reality or the invisible nature behind everything, but that isn’t necessarily true. It is, instead – the study of all of reality, visible and invisible; and what constitutes reality, natural & supernatural. Because most of the debates between atheists and theists involve disagreements over the nature of reality and the existence of anything supernatural, the debates are often disagreements over metaphysics.


Yogi Akal. Image copyright protected.

Yogi Akal. Image copyright protected.

Since the 1970’s, Yogi Akal has been educating people on how to achieve optimum success and wellness by reaching out and communicating how the mind, body and spirit connection helps one achieve maximum potential.

Yogi Akal has chosen Miami to release his revolutionary new program that will change the way people look at their world, launching the remarkable Numerology Professor program in both English and Spanish. Yogi Akal can give you an inside look into your personal and professional lives – whether it’s a plaguing problem, or an amazing career or love opportunity, you can have Yogi offer you guidance and solutions. He can also help you overcome current and future challenges, and what to do when faced with a fork in the road.

Yogi Akal regularly appears on media on outlets such as CNN and CNBC among others.  His insight into the events and people that shape the world is extremely valuable along with his guidance and expertise which have touched the lives of celebrities, political & government figures, business moguls, spiritual leaders, doctors, athletes, educators, as well as everyday people.

Yogic Numerology is one of the most complex and misunderstood metaphysical fields. From life’s daily struggles, to romantic relationships, world renowned Yogi Akal can help you answer questions about life, love and success just open your mind and listen to the below candid conversation with Yogi Akal:

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