New York Fashion Week Benefit Show Recognizes people affected by Diabetes.

Full Blossom Magazine is about to make history with its “Face the Sweet”- Plus Size Fashion Show!

On Sunday February 9th, 2014, please join “Full Blossom Magazine” to recognize people affected by Diabetes with a Runway Show that will keep up with the traditions of high end events for Fashion Week in NYC. The ZANGER HALL (The Synagogue) 347 34TH ST, Manhattan NY a prime central location in the heart of New York City will play host to this wonderful event. Divabetic -a 501-C-3 nonprofit organization. Divabetic® which was inspired by the late R & B legend, Luther Vandross, and created and founded by his long-time assistant, Max Szadek, will be one of the beneficiaries of this event. The event will be Sponsored in part by Full Blossom Magazine, Today`s Blackwoman Magazine, MNS Media Group, Curvy Chick Fitness, NYC Plus Night Out, Ms. Theresa of Ms. Full Figured U.S.A and Miss Jessie’s Hair Care Line.

History will be made on Feb 9, 2014 as Full Blossom Magazine is following the footsteps of Eden Miller, creator of Cabiria, who was noted as the 1st Plus Size designer to grace the stage of the prestigious New York Fashion Week. Full Blossom Magazine will produce the 1st exclusively Plus Size fashion show during New York Fashion Week. The relevance of a Plus Size Fashion event during New York Fashion Week will be vastly increased by expanding the segment of women all over the world who will feel inclusion having an event with fashions representing the average body type. This is a multi-platform, multi-faceted opportunity in which Full Blossom Magazine will showcase new trends in plus size fashion while also promoting awareness and education about diabetes. Our goal will be to encourage people worldwide to face this chronic disease and learn ways to beat it by living healthier with fashion as our medium!

roxannetype2We are pleased to announce that Hip Hop Legend Roxanne Shante has signed on to be apart of this amazing event. Some people may know that Roxanne is also dealing with Diabetes and has been very vocal about changing her lifestyle. She states “I went to the Doctors not for that, but was actually wondering why my legs were going to sleep so fast, why I was thirsty all the time, but I found out my number was 112. In 2013 Roxanne Shante created team #Type2sweet and joined the American Diabetes Association to be the face of the 5 borough campaign. Promoting STEP OUT Walk to stop Diabetes, which was sponsored in part by Former NYC Mayor Mr. Bloomberg.

Full Blossom Magazine (FBM) is a worldwide beauty, lifestyle and fashion publication whose aim is to “Change the way the plus size industry is viewed”. Women worldwide have raved about the confidence building, spirit lifting, editorials and fashion, beauty, and lifestyle tips that they have learned from reading FBM. Celebrities, new and well known models, renowned bloggers, photographers, clothing designers and many more have all have graces the pages of FBM. Full Blossom Magazine has also hosted a slew of upscale events at many of New York City’s Top Clubs. In April 2013 FBM hosted its first fashion show to a roaring crowd of over 1000 people. Our “Face the Sweet” event is set to be the biggest production that FBM has hosted exclusively to date.

Our expected assortment of attendees include an array of socialites, journalists, celebrities, editors, bloggers, and the entertainment industries most elite who will grace the red carpet to bring awareness to those living with Diabetes.

Special Guest Include- CEO of Full Blossom Magazine “Mello Andrews”, Sherri Shepherd co-hosts on the ABC daytime talk show “The View”, Bravo TV star of Millionaire Match Maker “Robin Kassner”, Celebrity Fitness Instructor “Charity Lynette” of Curvy Chick Fitness, Actor “Marc John Jefferies” (Monsters, Inc., Spider-Man 2, Notorious), VH1’s Love & Hip Hop NY season 3 star “Rashidah Ali “, Monet Merchand (Love & Hip Hop NY 4| BasketBall Wives Season 5), Celebrity Plus Size Super Model Christina Mendez” (BET Rip The Runway), GooGoo Atkins (Celebrity Stylist WEtv Mary Mary)”, Delaina Dixon (Co-host, VH1’s “The Gossip Table”), Mikey Jay- (Grammy Nominee, 8x indie Music Award Winner, 3x Bet 106 & Park Freestyle Judge & Bet Rap City Producer), Actress/Model “Summer Wayans” (2nd Generation Wayans), Celebrity Gossip Columnist “Mara The Hip Hop Socialite”, Celebrity Therapist Vladimire Calixte. (TLC Channel Starter Wives), Celebrity Designer “JustRaymona” (Lifetime Networks 24-hour-catwalk), Celebrity Designer “Patricia Freeman” of Denim Blu Designs, Celebrity designer “Marco Hall”, and many more.

Event Specifics:

What: “Face the Sweet”-New York Fashion Week Benefit Show Recognizing people living with Diabetes

When: Sunday February 9th, 2014
Showtime: 6pm-7:30pm Shopping Expo 7:30-10pm
Red Carpet Arrival: 5:30pm Media Check in- 5:00pm
Event Location: ZANGER HALL (The Synagogue) 347 34TH ST, Manhattan, NY 10001

Note: All Media is invited to all three events Please mention which events you will cover when RSVP’ing. Thank you

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International Jazz Sensation “Jimena Bautista” Swings with the United Nations Across The Border

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Story Credit: Nathan James.

Jimena Bautista Performs Live from the Red Carpet at Baja International Film Festival

“I was singing before I started speaking”, says Jimena Bautista, a young jazz vocalist from Mexico who has been enthralling international audiences with her unique sounds and style, “when I was 2, my family already had recordings of me. I was completely amazed and dazzled by Michael Jackson’s Beat It.” With the knowledge that music was her passion, even at that early age, Jimena’s path was set out before her. Born in Mexico City and raised in Cancun, it soon became clear that Jimena had inherited the talent that ran in her family. Her father, who played with the notable pop band Mister Loco, won accolades such as “World’s Most Popular Song” at the Yamaha contest in Tokyo during 1975, for Lucky Man. Following her education at a British private school, where she became bilingual, Jimena was eager to follow in his footsteps. “By the time I was 13 or 14, it was a different world for me. When I first heard Manhattan Transfer, I knew I wanted to do jazz,” she recalls. “I was also inspired by Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holliday, Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington’s orchestra. This is how I got started in the music industry–it was a little difficult for me at the beginning.”

Jimena persevered, and soon met the legendary George Duke, who became her mentor. “I met George Duke in 2003, at the Riviera Maya Jazz Festival. I was walking in the street and recognized him, and asked him where he was going to sing,” Jimena says. “He invited me to sing with him, live, and I was like, ‘Are you sure you want me to sing with you tonight?” Following that improvisational performance, Jimena’s career began to roll. She performed in such diverse locales as the Caribbean, Canada, Mexico, and recorded tracks at Bennett Studios in New Jersey. Jimena is also a composer, and she produces all of her own music. “I create music in a variety of genres, a fusion of jazz, blues, and Mexican,” Jimena observes.

Jimena has also become involved in social causes, joining the United Nations’ Say NO, Unite To End Violence Against Women in Latin America campaign. “I was very honored to become part of this campaign, to send a message around the world to stop the violence,” Jimena states. “Violence against women in Latin America is a severe problem, and we shouldn’t be afraid to say it out loud.” The program encourages Latinas to stop the cycle of abuse through education and understanding that they can get away from their abusers. Participating in the UN campaign is an important part of Jimena’s professional life. “Women need to see that there is a better life for them out there.”

MY SWING MOODSWith a new album, My Swing Moods, Jimena is bringing it all together. “It’s all about positive emotions,” she notes, “a big step forward for me.” The collection, which was released during a live concert this past August at Jazz Club Muliero in Cancun, is a distinctive gallery of the artist’s latest work, including songs like Evidence Under The Pillow, We Will Always Be Together, and Showtime. Joining Jimena on the album are pianist Mario Patron, Aaron Cruz playing stand-up bass, drummer Giovanni Figueroa, and Grammy Award-winning engineer Alessandro Perrota, who worked with R&B icon Tony Bennett. It’s available on iTunes, and Jimena’s voice complements her band with a soft, touching blend of contemporary jazz and blues. The vocalist is also branching out into other art forms and projects.

“Five months ago, “Jimena says, “I was writing the story for a documentary. We’re going to film it in the next 3 months, and it has a lot of music! It tells the story of a jazz singer who doesn’t meet her father until later in her life.” Jimena’s long-term plans include enhancing the cross-border appeal of her music with audiences in the United States, “showcasing everything I have,” and continuing to create more resonant, enthralling music. You can visit Jimena’s website at, follow her on Twitter at @JimenaBJazz, or join her on Facebook at Her music is available for download on iTunes at

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Manola Talbert, a popular Jamaican-born recording artist whose music is a unique fusion of R&B, reggae, and hip-hop, is proud to announce his signing with Indiggo Child Records in New York City. Talbert, whose latest album, The Boy Who…Wore Blue! was recently released by the label, is an accomplished musician whose earlier work includes professional choreography for stars like Lil’ Bow Wow, and modeling for Donna Karan New York (DKNY), Bacardi, and Apple iPod.

Talbert is also an actor, appearing on a recent Season 2 episode of the runaway hit Netflix series, Orange Is The New Black. Talbert’s songs, such as Platform Love, Strip ‘N Touch, and Glow, enjoy a 98% POP score on Jango Music, and his international fan following has kept him at the top of radio airplay charts for several weeks running. Talbert’s music is self-composed and produced, creating that little “something extra” that keeps people coming back for more.

Talbert moved with his family from Jamaica to the United States at age 5, and grew up in the Washington, DC area. Following his dream, Talbert moved to NYC 11 years ago, to pursue his career as a musician. He’s performed at such renowned venues as NYC’s legendary Iguana Club, to widespread critical acclaim. You can find Manola Talbert’s music on Apple iTunes, eMusic, Google Music, and Visit his website,, for more on this amazing young artist. Talbert’s videos can be seen on YouTube as follows:

To learn more about Indiggo Child records, visit