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(Left to Right) Carmela Osorio and Valeria Mazza (Photo by Kristen Torres)

Young fashion designer promotes consumer responsibility at Miami Fashion Week

A Venezuelan fashion designer and activist took the stage at Miami Fashion Week to dig into the dark side of fast fashion and marginalized women, and gave tips for creating more socially conscious fashion. “I came here to follow that American Dream,” said Carmela Osorio Lugo. She studied fashion at Savanah College of Art and Design (SCAD) and won Council ...

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Serge Toussaint in front of the tap tap (Photo by Kristen Torres)

Tap Tap: Little Haiti’s latest answer to tourism

As a contribution to Haitian Culture Month, an unveiling of Little Haiti’s newest tourist attraction took place at a Caribbean Marketplace May 12. The Little Haiti Cultural Complex (LHCC) developed the neighborhood’s very own Tap Tap bus, Haiti’s favored mode of transportation. Abraham Metellus, managing director of the complex, brought this project to life to bring more tourism to Little Haiti. ...

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