Fashion Buyers Network- Business Referral Meeting

Business Networking Event featuring Karo Swimwear. Meet other professionals in Bergen County. As Always a great menu from Mangiamo’s and a great enviorment also

Mix and Mingle Business Networking Event

Join us at Shish Kebab House in West Hartford for a Mix and Mingle Business Networking event featuring KARO Swimwear.You will have the opportunity to network with other local business owners, executives, entrepreneurs, and other business professionals. There will be hors d’oeuvresand a beverage included in the ticket price. The dress code is business casual. We will provide name tags for everyone that attends. We ask that you write your name and industry on your name tag. Please ensure you bring enough business cards.

One Truly Amazing Designer

I love the passion and creativity KARO Swimwear designer Kasia Roginska utilizes to make every bathing suit unique. This bathing suit design was created by artist Mathieu Jean. They worked together to incorporate intricate paintings onto different styles of swimwear. I love the way I look and feel in this deep breath one-piece plunging V-neck with a racer back. It also has full rear coverage which makes me feel even more confident and comfortable!  

Spreading Holiday Cheer!

It is that time again, the holiday season is upon us. Many of us are in the midst of shopping, decorating, cooking, and preparing for family visits. However, we need to remind ourselves that spreading holiday cheer is not always about gift giving. There are so many other ways we can spread love during this time of year, and not just by singing loud for all to hear! Here are a few ways you can spread some holiday cheer to brighten up someone’s day.

Donate clothes to a local shelter

Compliment one person each day

Shovel your neighbor’s driveway

Pay for the coffee of the person behind you in line

Bake cookies and deliver them to a neighbor

Send a card to a relative or friend

Deliver food to a food pantry

Ask someone how their day was

Double the tip when you are out to eat

Smile, it’s contagious!


KARO Kitten

I was first introduced to KARO Swimwear when I modeled for Palm Beach Swim Week 3 years ago. Instantly, I was drawn to the unique design of KARO’s bikinis. Each design is different from the next and is truly in a class of it’s own. Naturally, I am thrilled to be a KARO Kitten and help introduce other women to this gorgeous swimsuit collection!

The “Smart Model” Era

When one thinks of a model, the typical characteristics that come to mind are: tall, thin, and beautiful. Very rarely would one think “smart.” Thanks to Karlie Kloss the era of a ‘just a pretty face’ is over. At the sparkling age of 25 Kloss has not only taken the fashion world by storm but is now involving herself in the tech world.

In 2015 Kloss launched “Kode With Klossy” as a coding camp created to empower young girls to become leaders in tech. She states, “I’ve always been interested in science and math. That’s where I excelled as a student long before my modeling career.” Through meeting with numerous people and entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley her eyes were opened as to how technology is transforming society. From this she decided to jump on the band-wagon and took a two week coding boot camp at the Flatiron School in Manhattan. The following year she implemented her own coding scholarship so that other girls could also learn the tricks of the trade as well as infiltrate a work space that is typically ran by males. Flatiron school, where her scholarship resides, has since grown to 50 camps in 25 cities, where 1,000 girls (this past summer) can learn HTML/CSS, Ruby and JavaScript, virtual reality programs, gaming and artificial intelligence

Kloss is hopeful and excited as she states, “They’re going to build the algorithms of our future because they have different perspectives of the world.” We wish all the young girls in this program all the best of luck as they are sure to be great innovators. Long live the era of being more than just a “pretty face.”


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Black Friday Madness

When I first moved to America, I remember hearing everyone talk about Thanksgiving and Black Friday and not knowing what it was. I realized that Thanksgiving was an annual holiday, that began as a day of giving thanks for the blessings of the harvest and the preceding year. It is held in the US on the fourth Thursday in the month of November. The following day is what is called “Black Friday” which is an informal name for the Friday that is after Thanksgiving. This day started out as the beginning of America’s Christmas shopping season since 1952.  Stores open very early, such as midnight, and offer highly promoted sales. These sales are only available during that day, or sometimes for the weekend. It is known as the busiest shopping day of the year in the United States. People take advantage of these deals to get Christmas gifts for their loved ones.

The tremendous downside to all of this, is that there is a much higher number of theft that goes on during this time. There are so many people shopping, shoulder to shoulder, which makes it much easier for thieves to get away with stealing items. Not only theft of items in stores, but also personal items theft. There has been so many stories of customers claiming they got their purse stolen out of their carriage. If you plan on going out on Black Friday, make sure you are really watching all of your personal belongings and not putting them down anywhere.

The good thing about going out on Black Friday, is being able to walk off all the turkey we eat the day before, as well as being able to people watch. (haha).

Hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving!

Be a brand ambassador

Be a brand ambassador Have you always wanted to do something fun and get paid for it? Are you the kind of person that buys something new and tells all your friends about it? What if you could do that for the public, travel, and make money at the same time? Brought to you from Promo Rockstars, now you can learn how you can do all of this with our new, one-of-a-kind, step-by-step guide. Introducing experiential marketing. More widely known as promotional marketing, the Promo Rockstar Movement has been training and developing novice and veteran event specialists since 2010. We strive to take people to the next level in whatever area of the event industry they find themselves in. Brand new to our world? No worries! We created the Brand Ambassador Handbook to help cover the basics of what it takes to become the ultimate professional product evangelist. That way you learn faster, get paid sooner, and have fun while doing so.


Carina Castagna – Actress, Model, Brand Ambassador and a Business Professional

Carina Castagna NYFW Fall 2018 The question always exist. Can a pretty model be both successful and smart? The answer is absolutely yes, but you better be prepared to work. Carina is a sales manager training models and business majors wanting to learn about business marketing at Fashion Buyers Network, a professional Business Development Specialist who also does work as an actress and a model. The good news for models trying to make it in this industry is that if you are willing to go to college and work hard, Carina is the head of the Internship to Hired Program at Fashion Buyers Network. Reach out to her, connect and join her team.

So why join Carina Castagna? is she just a another pretty face? Well let the results speak for her.

The next clip shows when a real superstar takes the lead, she is then seen on the billboards of NYC in Times Square.

So whether you are a model, part time, full time or trying to break in. A college student with a passion for fashion or a business student looking a successful career as a Business Development Specialist. Request an interview to join Team Carina is her LinkedIn Profile. Connect with her directly

The man, the myth, the Legend..

Today we all received some very devastating and heartbreaking news. The man, the myth, the Legend, Stan Lee, passed away today at the age of 95.

The writer, editor, and publisher was responsible for many iconic characters such as Spider Man, Thor, X-men, Iron Man, Black Panther, the Fantastic Four and many more. Stan Lee has been legendary for a very, very long time. He started in business in 1939. Long before the marvel characters he created made it to the movies, they appeared on television as animated characters, such as the animated Spiderman was on ABC from 1967 to 1970. 

Not only was he a writer, editor, and publisher of Marvel Comics, but also was a real life superhero. I had the pleasure of briefly meeting him once, and he was feisty, full of jokes and smiles, and an exceptional amount of kindness. He pushed through pneumonia for a really long time, and still managed to show up at conventions for as long as he possibly could to be there for all of his fans that waited for hours to meet him. Anyone that had the opportunity to meet this kind hearted human being was so lucky. I have never heard a single bad thing about him, always only good things. 

In 2002, Stan Lee published an autobiography called, “Excelsior! The Amazing life Of Stan Lee.” It is something that I did not get the chance to read yet, but will definitely be picking up soon. 

Rest In Peace to you Stan Lee, We will all miss you but thank you for everything that you have created for us. When I have kids one day, they will know about every single character that Lee created and I will make sure that his legacy lives on. 

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