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LOS ANGELES, CA, January 10, 2022 /24-7PressRelease/ -- It's 2022, and Agenda gives the world something different to take the focus off of the pandemic. In spite of the bumps in the road in 2021, the multicultural fashion and lifestyle magazine and its staff thrived in its mist – Agenda continued to put out compelling journalism, reviews, and photography! From a Queen's Gambit-themed editorial with designer Ana Fritz, and featuring hats from the award-winning NETFLIX series, Queen's Gambit, to Ralph Lauren's celebrity-attended fragrance launch, "Ralph Lauren Club," the January 2022 Issue #17, "Couture Paper Dolls" is filled with dynamic content for the new year. Agenda introduces cover model Lita Cline who stars in the editorial "Queen of the Night." This fashion story is photographed by Udo Spreitzenbarth and styled by Ty-Ron Mayes (Fashion Whisperer). And as Agenda "reintroduces" paper dolls, you'll meet the creator of a new collectible line in the article, "Couture Paper Dolls by Glenna Gaffney: "A Fashionable Collectible for the 'Grown Up' Little Girl!"
As an Entertainment Manager (Lionel Richie, Chaka Khan), Glenna Gaffney recalls, "As a little girl, I used to play with paper dolls and I would make their clothes, because I didn't like the ones that came with the dolls. I have always been creative as far back as I can remember." Glenna's dolls are unique, styled with new fashions that include Swarovsky crystals and handmade hair from paper bags. Each doll comes with a Certificate of Authenticity. Her paper dolls are not typical, as they cater to all ages, including the savvy, curvy girl.
From Black Design Collective, Agenda interviews Renaldo Barnette, a designer and illustrator who has worked with Ralph Lauren, Patrick Kelly, Anne Klein, Nicole Miller, Yansi Fugel, and Badgley Mishcka, among others. Barnette conceptualized BrookLynn, a paper doll-turned comic book.
"I remember when I saw the model Gail O'Neill in '84-'85, I thought, 'wow, she looks like a doll.' I remember thinking she could be like a comic book. I had been toying with the idea for decades. Finally, 10 years ago, I gave her a name. So that's how BrookLynn was born. But she's a combination of girlfriends of mine that I knew as models, like Gail O'Neill, Coco Mitchell, Karen alexander . . . All those Black American girls who were like Millie the Model, but Black. She's like my love song to them."—Renaldo Barnette
Agenda's Editor in Chief breaks down the origins of the paper doll. Kaylene Peoples's historical retrospective brings to light just how far back these inexpensive toys go in her article, "The Evolving Paper Doll."
"You should know that by some estimates, paper dolls have been around for hundreds or even thousands of years. Faces and (sometimes) objects were applied to the paper and used during rituals in the Asian cultures many centuries ago. The Japanese used paper for origami, and dating back to 800 AD, they folded paper figurines in the shape of kimonos. Balinese people made paper and leather into puppets since before the Common Era. Other cultures around the world have had paper formations or paper art. No clothes were made to be used with the dolls back then. Fast forward to just under 300 years ago when fashion came into play, making this inexpensive paper toy hugely profitable."— Kaylene Peoples, Fashion Talk
Celebrity Stylist Ty-Ron Mayes appeared on the set of the new miniseries, And Just Like That. His article reveal gives fun facts about the show, which stars three of the original Sex and the City cast members Sarah Jessica Parker, Kristin Davis, and Cynthia Nixon. "And Just Like That is all about inclusion with out-of-the-box personas and angst-riddled teens, promising to be juicy, messy, and so sexy! Even though the remaining cast is now in their 50s, the show will be just as hot as when Sex and the City was all the rage a quarter of a century ago." –Ty-Ron Mayes, Fashion Whisperer
Also featured is Medical Medium Anthony William in the final interview from Agenda's three-part series by Melanie Wise (Wise Remedies).
"The old theory, 'it's all in their heads,' is still partially around now. There are also newer theories, such as autoimmune, which suggests "the body is attacking itself." This theory began in the 1950s, and puts the blame on women's bodies instead of admitting science and research doesn't know what's wrong yet. These theories are all disempowering to womankind and men and children. There are real causes behind the symptoms and conditions with which women and men suffer, and it's not their genes or their body attacking itself." –Anthony William, "The Final Unravelings As We Explore Other Health Mysteries with Anthony William, Part 3
Zac Baldwin reviews movies made from books – "Die Hard is a very good thriller novel. It is very different than the movie with Bruce Willis, but a very enjoyable, good read. A lot of people consider the movie Die Hard to be a Christmas movie, since that is the time it is set. So I will allow for the stretch and recommend the movie as a fun holiday treat (for the older kids, of course). –Zac Baldwin, "Movies Based on Books: Binge-Watching or Binge-Reading for the Holidays & Beyond!"
Sheryl Aronson (Arting Around) interviews award-winning celebrity designer David Josef. "Melissa Manchester was decked out in a gorgeous sparkling pantsuit with a black bodice, embroidered with gold trim at the Kennedy Center Awards on December 6th, 2021, honoring her long-time friend, Bette Midler; and Moore was dressed in an elegant crimson gown with a flowing black cape, draped with crimson flowers when honored at the HAP (Hollywood African Prestigious) Lifetime Achievement awards on October 26th, 2021."—both outfits were designed by Josef, who is also the founder of the 501 c 3, Fashion to the Rescue. Aronson also reviews Blood Sweat & Tears in concert.
September Burks gives an insightful look into her amazing career, working in TV in her interview, "September Burks: The Award-Winning Makeup Artist Who Is on the Move!" Burks also talks about Burks Cosmetics, her new all-vegan, environmentally-conscious cosmetic line. Agenda's beauty editor, Shahada Karim, offers her unique choices for gifts year-round. In the article, "Shahada Karim's Favorite Things," Karim reviews Pause Play Wellness, Shun Knives, The Harmonist, Nomad by Bond No. 9, and Pressed Pigment Powder by Hindash.
Kornit Fashion Week LA 2021 had a lineup of from Israel's most prominent designers with runway from Victor (VIVI) Bellaish, Shai Shalom, and Kobi Halperin. For Fashion Archives, Altuzzara's Ready-to-Wear S/S 2013 collection during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week NY is featured and photographed by Arun Nevader.
Ash Gupta (838 Media Group) chooses Sana Saeed for VERIFIED this issue. The talented actress is from India with a flourishing career and stars in a stunning editorial; and "Melrose and Hollywood: Winters in California" is a fun spread, featuring models Noa Athena and Mariam Zol in the styles of Lulu & Sky.
Ralph Lauren Fragrances Presents Ralph's Club at Sunset Tower Hotel in Los Angeles with a staggering list of celebrities in attendance, including Haylee Steinfeld, Rachel Zoe, August Getty, King Princess, and Kathy Hilton, with a performance by Prince Charlez. And Agenda spotlights the HULU Originals The Drop Out (Amanda Seyfried) and How I Met Your Father (Hilary Duff).
Agenda magazine (agendamag.com) has been telling the story behind the story since 2004, continuing that dialog in its 17th year. And after 7½ years in print, the luxury magazine continues to publish coffee table keepsakes with engaging content and breathtaking photography. The January 2022-Issue #17, "Couture Paper Dolls," is a 149-page glossy, and is available digitally and in print worldwide. Visit agendamag.com/shop for more information. Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
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