jewel Shannon designs

Clothing Designer Female New York, New York, US
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Jewel Shannon    Fashion Profile

Born in the Caribbean Island of Barbados, Jewel Shannon is a designer of distinction whose work is adding a unique flair to the fashion world.   Jewel draws constant inspiration from growing up in Barbados; this is seen in her playfully casual line, her mind provoking swimwear collection and elegant body sculpting evening gowns.  Her detailed attention to form and function allows her to bring out the best features in each individual client.

Jewel Shannon's Designs have been featured in several news periodicals in the United States such as the New York Daily News, the New York Times, and Fox 5, as well as on several television and cable programs.  As a sponsor of several pageants in the past, she is currently working on the First Annual Signature Walk. So You Think You Can Walk Runway Competition to be held on Sunday May 16, 2010.

Her unique and exotic couture swimsuit collection has dominated eight cover of Black Men's Swimsuit Magazine. Through her work with Black Men Magazine and Today's Black Woman Magazine, she is currently the Fashion Editor of IB Concepts Magazine and Caribbean Vibes Magazine.

The moods of Jewel's collections are feminine, exotic and mysterious. Her Island Jewels Resort wear collection is uniquely designed for the women of privilege who is going on vacation, on a cruise or world tour.  Dangerous after Dark is created for women who want to be the center of attention, bold, daring, sexy and mysterious. The Zync Collection is a bold combination of rich silver fabrics, denim, rhinestones and sequence closures.  The Jewel Shannon Couture Collection features Couture evening and bridal gowns for the sophisticated woman of class and style; designed to fit the specific taste of the exclusive clientele. With unique detail, this collection is created with a difference using a variety of beautiful and rare fabrics.

"My collection is for the woman who is sophisticated, unique, sexy, smart, confident yet mysterious."  As Jewel Shannon continues to create couture garments for individuals with exceptional fashion taste, she can be described as A Gem in the fashion world and a designer to be followed in the future’.


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Major Publications and Special Events

Fashion Editor “IB Concepts Magazine”
Exclusive Designer/Stylist for Wendy Williams (WBLS) PPG Promotional Model
Love and Justice CD Cover- Power Mix Music/Warner Bros
Alize Ad campaign
Smooth Magazine – Recognize BET’s host “Donetta”
VP Records Reggae Gold CD cover and Ad campaign
VP Records Soca Gold CD cover and Ad campaign
VP Records Soca 101 CD cover and Ad campaign
Georges Vaselles Champagne Ads
WBLS Dons and Divas
Lenny Green – KISS FM Kissing After Dark
BK Fashion Weekend
IB Concept Covers
Olympus Fashion Week
Seagrams Gin Lifesize Poster
Purple Diamond Breast Cancer Benefit
Harlem Fashion Week Tribute to Luther Vandross
Lenny Green-KISS FM Kissing After Dark
Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce Harlem En Vouge  Marriot, NY
WBLS Circle of Sisters Expo-Jacob Javitz Center
106 and Park “Big Tigger 2006 Caledar
Ebony Magazine Red Carpet affair / Apollo Theater
Ralph Productions/Smirnoff Vodka Fashion Series
HUSH Magazine cover and entire issue
New York City Fashion on Fulton Benefit Dinner and Fashion Show
SLAM Condoms Ad Campaign Jamaica, Boxes, packaging, posters,
Smooth Girl Cover #1 an 2 and entire issue
BET Spring Bling Swimsuit Show, Orlando, FL
Black Mens Magazine 8 covers and entire issues
Harlem Fashion Week
NBA All Star Weekend Fashion Show and Dinner Honoring Janet Jackson
National Black Designers Association Fashion Show Apollo Theater, NY
Purple Diamond Breast Cancer Benefit
Hot 97/Coors Lite Short List Shorties Calendar
SLAM Condom Spokes Model Competition, Jamaica
Bikini Biker Fest, Jamaica
Vernon Robinson Fashion Scholarship Fundraiser, Cleveland, Hon. James Davis Fundraising Fashion Show - NY Arts Club, NY
Fundraiser Fashion Show for Councilwoman Yvette Clarke 40th CD, NY
Fundraiser Fashion Show for Councilman James E. Davis 35th CD, NY
Fashion Stylist /Asst Designer - Mercedes Benz 7th on 6th Fall Collection Show
BET Spring Bling Swimsuit Show, Tampa, FL
NBA All-Star Weekend "Behind the Bench" Fashion Show, Philadelphia, PA
Purple Diamond Breast Cancer Benefit
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Annual Fundraising Dinner, NY
Jamaica's Calibar High School Award Dinner in Honor of PM. P.J. Patterson, NY
Congressional Black Caucus Annual Fundraising Dinner, DC
CBC Barbados Fashion Feature hosted by Ian Bourne
Haut Couture 2002 Sherbourne Convention Center, Barbados 
HBO Players Ball- hosted by Bishop Don Juan, Detroit. MI

Personalities who have worn Jewel Shannon Designs
Wendy Williams WBLS
Lady Saw- Reggae Artist
Cecille, Reggae Artist
Carl Henry Reggae/R&B Artist
Free- BET 106 and Park-Host
Egypt- Power 105- Host
Phylicia Rashad - Actress
Ashanti - Entertainer
Tiffany, (BET)
Alison Hinds,  Barbados
Melyssa Ford- BET
Tiffany- BET
Free- BET
Queen Latifah, Actress/Singer
Honorable Una Clarke, VP/Advisor to the Governor
Yvonne Graham, Brooklyn Deputy Borough President
Yolanda Martin, Former Councilwoman, 38th CD
Yvette Clarke, Councilwoman 40th CD

Annual College Fashion Tour
Adelphi University
Albany State University
Albert Einstein School of Medicine
Binghamton University
Borough of Manhattan Community College
Bronx Community College
Brooklyn College, 
Buffalo State College
Buffalo University
College of Aeronautics
Columbia University
Cornell University
Fordham University
Hofstra University
Hostos Community College
Hunter College
Kingsborough Community College
Long Island University
New York City Technical College
New York University
Pace University
Queens Borough Community
Syracuse University
Stony Brook University
Virginia State University
York College

Entertainment Fashion Exposures/Music Videos
Brotherly Love - Warner Brothers Movie
Diggy-Diggy Music Video, KC Jockey/ Elephant Man - VP Records
Look Good Machine Video- KC Jockey
Fire - Music Video- Joe Buddons
Like Glue - Music Video - Sean Paul
Make it Clap (Remix) Music Video - Busta Rhymes, Sean Paul - Flip Mode
Pon De River Music Video - Elephant Man
Bare as She Dare- Cecile and Carl Henry
Homies Girl – Carl Henry
Hot Gal- Carl Henry and Rally Bop
Tamika Reggae Awards
Sponsor of the Miss Barbados Pageant 12 years
Fashion Show Coral Cliff Hotel Casino Jamaica
Fashion Café, Rockefeller center
Fashion Show -Breezes, Jamaica
Fashion Show- Hedonism 3, Jamaica
Fashion Show- Hedonism 2, Jamaica
Fashion Show -Jimmy's Uptown Café
Model of the Year Competition, Black Men's Magazine
Hype Hair, Natural Hair & Beauty Competition
JRG Fashion Showcase
Showtime at the Apollo

Photo Shoot Locations
Nassau, Bahamas
St Thomas
Puerto Rico

Ms Barbados Heritage
Miss Jamaica Universe
Miss Jamaica USA
Miss Barbados USA
Miss Guyana USA
Miss Guyana Universe
Miss Trinidad USA
Miss Caribbean USA
Miss Antigua
Miss New York State
Miss Grenada

Editorial Accolades and Networks
African Sunshine
Amsterdam News
Barbados Advocate
BCAT, 1995-present
BET 106 and Park- 2003 Spring Bling Daytona Beach FL
BET 106 and Park Fashion Layout
BET Big Tigger Rims 2006 Calendar
Big Tigger Kittens 2006 Calendar
Black Diaspora
Black Elegance
Black Men Swim Suit Extra Fashion Stylist
Black Men Swimsuit Extra, (6 Covers)
Black Men Magazine Spring 2003- Free, AJ, Tiffany, Egypt
Caribbean Life
Fox 5 Good Day New York - Kwanza Special
Hype Hair Magazine
Girls of the Caribbean Calendar 2004
Heart and Soul Magazine
IB Concept
Jamaican Gleaner
Jerzey Monet' Today's Black Woman Magazine
Miss Harlem
New York Daily News Caribbeat - Emerging Caribbean Designers
New York Times Fashion Feature
Oxygen Fitness Magazine Swimsuit Layout
Savoy- Feature on the Chairperson DC Chamber of Commerce
Smooth Magazine
Weekend Vibe TV, 2003
Video Music Box
WNBC's Today's Show
Good Day, NY
Daily News - Carib Beat Fashion Feature
E! Oscar Coverage Joan River -Phylicia Rashaad's Gown
Ebony Rider Calendar 2004-2005-2006
Exposure Image Group
Focus on Hair Magazine
For You Bridal Magazine
Floss Magazine
Shacbeau Magazine- Cover Allison Hinds
CBS - Vintage to Advantage
WBLS Circle of Sisters Expo
WBLS Bridal Expo


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