Vivrant Mag is creating it's 4th issue and we're looking for funding to supoport the creative process and for printing distribution.
WELCOME TO OUR KICKSTARTER PAGE --IF we DON'T meet our goal... We get NOTHING!!!!
The New Fashion and Beauty Magazine for the Young, Contemporary Woman of Color
SEE THE LAST 3 ISSUES BELOW
THE BIG PROJECT:
We are currently launching our 4th issue for Fall 2012 due out September 2012. We have come to KickStarter to show people what Vivrant is all about! We want to use our KickStarter page to help us get to that next level. The magazine has had a few issues in print via MagCloud but it just was not giving us the reach we intended for this amazing magazine and concept. We want to reach more people by bringing Vivrant Magazine to you on the news stand. We want it in your hands. We found a way to get distribution in some of New York City's top Fashion Magazine Distributors. They only take on a few new indie clients and we have the chance to be one of them... If we can get a high quality product in print.
Many artistic, creative, journalistic or business collaborators have come together to produce the previous three issues. While the many talented people love working with a magazine like Vivrant we cannot always financially support the "right" talents that will bring the magazine one step closer to you.
This is our other reason for taking on a KickStarter challenge. We want to be supportive and show that with a small amount of funds we can produce a viable, publishable and sellable publication. It has been our greatest accomplishment with in the year we have been around to bring you the quarterly publication through the Apple INewsstand. We love being an online magazine and we are sold on MagCloud, Joomag and Issuu, but in the fashion world seeing and feeling go hand in hand... that's why we want to put Vivrant Magazine in your hands, on your coffee table and anywhere else you put your favorite magazine.
WHAT IS VIVRANT MAGAZINE ALL ABOUT?
Vivrant Magazine (Vivacious – Rant)
VIVRANT Magazine is the fashion voice that speaks to an innovative American "woman of color" – metropolitan and always cosmopolitan; either uptown or downtown she is cultured and embraces all cultural experiences of her peers; She is multicultural, global and always on the cutting edge of fashion, lifestyle and entertainment.
Vivrant presents a fresh, original voice on the ever so muddeled newsstands of our time. It is a fashion voice that speaks to a young generation of people from diverse upbringings and interests. Their role models range from politicians to fashion models, from authors and historians to rap artists and musicians. Their style is inspired by the runway but is totally their own when she hits the street.
VIVRANT Magazine is taking the fashion we love and making it all make sense in a beautiful, uplifting, empowering and colorful way. The magazine brings a focused voice of fashion with an insider’s appeal.
Vivrant's rich fashion perspective allows our sophisticated readers to discover her own style and still enjoy the trends as they emerge. We offer a sneak peek into the inner workings of the fashion industry while bringing life, vitality to the young intelligent consumer. These are women who shop for entertainment, status and empowerment. The pages of Vivrant Magazine burst with emotion all with a fashionable sensibility.
We take some of the mystery of fashion, mix it with the discovery and objectivity of beauty and the knowledge of style and pack it back into our pages, all for our reader’s benefit. We put the choice back into fashion, not mandating what women should wear but helping the reader discover the many facets of fashion and where they can fit it into their lives.
HOW IT ALL BEGAN:
The making of Vivrant Magazine’s first issue was an amazing challenge, one I will never forget. As with anything in life once you do it you can never call it your first time again. Well this is an venture is filled with firsts for me. The idea and concept of the Vivrant brand and the Vivrant woman is still being developed, but as things progressed I quickly realized that it was more than a project or a job to me. This magazine was something that was truly close to my heart. The idea of the title came from a combination of two words Vivacious and Rant. Vivrant is a word that embraces many meanings. Vivrant is a play on the word vibrant (meaning full of high energy and brightness) This is what we wanted to see in our magazine so we filled this magazine with color. As I discovered while reviewing the fashion collections of the Spring 2012 season and seeing the faces of the beautiful people on the runway, I was determined to bring that diverse feeling to the pages of this magazine as well.
Our magazine represents diversity in beauty and style just as fashion would expect a magazine too. Infusing this magazine with color and crossing color boundaries just reflects something I have experienced all my life. Fashion like music is one of the forms that bridge our color lines and add rich color and style back to our lives. Style is also infused with many different ethnocentric values and cultural influences. Why not create a magazine that encompasses all our levels of culture and style straight from the heart of New York, fashion capital.
WHAT IS IN VIVRANT MAGAZINE
“Style & Fashion”- VIVRANT Magazine’s fashion section covers everything from the most fashionable personalities, fashion history, pop culture, new models and trends to watch, in addition to all the clothes, shoes and jewelry that the all fashionable women crave.
Beauty – “Skin Deep”- More than just beauty products, VIVRANT Magazine’s beauty pages show you make-up on real women, highlighting hot looks from the curb to the catwalk.
Hair – “Roots and Waves”- The Roots and Waves section gives you the lowdown on your hair — from new styles to the best products and styling tools at every price point.
Culture – “Face to Face”-VIVRANT Magazine identifies “what’s next now” and what’s haute’ on the streets-from trends in Street wear to Designer luxury trends that people are wearing today.
Global Fashion – “Around the Way”-The monthly calendar highlights everything from museum openings to rock concerts to celebrity birthdays. The section also includes in-depth features on personalities, trends, music and film internationally.
Living – The “Vivrant Life”- VIVRANT Magazine’s Living section offers readers a glimpse into the lives, homes and stories of chic, cool people you want to read about.
Gossip- “Vivrant Fashion Blotter”- VIVRANT Magazine’s monthly tongue-in-cheek gossip round-up highlights the real lowdown, and the best and the funniest celebrity news and happenings.
We are already doing so much we need your help to get us to the next level!!!
· Pick up your pledge in the grey column on the right (HOW MUCH are you willing to invest, and WHAT can you expect from it?
· You will then have to enter/sign up to Amazon. It's very simple, REALLY!
· Enter your credit card info BUT you will only be charged once the project is COMPLETELY FUNDED ($20 000). (MORE INFO ON the 'Guidelines' Kickstarter page)
· Then, you just have to share the link and have all friends participate in this awesome venture. We need everybody to get involved and give life to this magazine!!
Including: Brian J White and Fara Zulaikha
pledged of $18,500 goal
Funding Canceled Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on August 10, 2012.
Jul 25, 2012 - Aug 24, 2012
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Get a free NEW issue in your IPhone/IPad APP or onlineEstimated delivery: Sep 2012
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COTTON CANDY - Digital versions of our first 4 issues sent via email and this includes our New Fall 2012, with our complements and thanks!Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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LAVENDER - If your pledge is $25.00 you can get a free Vivrant App and one free issue for your IPad and/or IPhone starting including our #4 Fall 2012 issue. This along with the $10.00 gift. (via email or App) If you don't own an IPhone/IPad your $25.00 gift will be an online subscrition via email/online link.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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BLUE VIOLET - If you pledge the minimum of $40.00 We will send you a size M Vivrant Logo T-shirt and a tote bag with the cover of the Fall 2012 (Sept-Nov) Magazine. Along with the $25 giftEstimated delivery: Oct 2012
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If you pledge $80.00 or more we will send you a copy of the Print edition of Vivrant Magazine Fall 2012 via mail which will include a special note from the editor. All gifts $25 and $40 above gifts included and a 1 year 4 issue subscription to your IPhone/IPad or Android phoneEstimated delivery: Sep 2012
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CERISE - All of the Above gifts with an invitation for 2 to our Holiday 2012 Launch Celebration in New York City.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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HOT MAGENTA - All of the Above gifts and an invitation to visit us on a high-end Fashion photoshoot set in NYC. Access to Daily footage of New York Fashion Week and blog access to our live video feeds from London, Paris and Milan Spring 2013 showsEstimated delivery: Sep 2012
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ROYAL PURPLE - The above $250 gift with a PDF copy of our Fall 2013 Trend reports. A special feature with a full 3 x5" Thank You on our contributors page in the magazine Fall 2012 issue.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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INDIGO - All of the above gifts with Invitation to view an exclusive fashion event during a New York Fashion Week show to attend with one of our editors.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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PURPLE HEART - All of the above with a full page thank you in the magazine with your name and or company or talent listed.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012