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Special thanks to Tom Lumos Photography, Sabina Make-Up, and Agabhumi The Best of Bali.

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Behind the Scenes
Photography: Uzo
Wardrobe/Fashion Stylist: De Jah Menen
Makeup: Sabina Altumbabic
Hair Stylist: David Vadim Mary
Agency: Major Model Agency
Models: Elise Gigliotti, Kaleigh Cohen and Emma Antonuk
Studio: Digital Merit Photography

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WHAT: Signature Menen
WHEN: Spring 2013
WHERE: Ext. Location DUMBO, Brooklyn
WHO: De Jah Menen, Stylist, Jink in collaboration with Ramon Nazario, photographers, Jahmaal Rashad, Model, Jordyn Williams, Model, Cardelio, Model, Kayode, Model



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Agabhumi The Best of Bali is way ahead of the fashion curve

agaps4WHAT: Agabhumi The Best of Bali Lookbook

WHEN: Winter 2013

WHERE: Int. Studio, Manhattan, NYC

WHO: De Jah Menen, Stylist, Romeo Lee, Photography, Irina MT, Hair and Make up Stylist, Angelina Lee, Model, Danielle Lima, Model




Signature Menen

WHAT: Decades Photo Shoot

WHEN: Spring 2012

WHERE: Staten Island, Undisclosed Private location

WHO: De Jah Menen, Stylist, Pierre Louis, Photography, Irina MT, Hair and Make up Stylist, Alina Milhailescu, Model; in collaboration with Opio Creations, Crown & Maiden Collection & Signature Menen

Apparel and accessories by Crown & Maiden Collection

Apparel by Crown & Maiden Collection, Accessories by Signature Menen

Apparel by Opio Creations, accessories by Signature Menen

Alina & De Jah Menen behind the scenes, Decades photo shoot


Greetings! Here’s some BTS footage of Opio Creations most recent Fashion Show!

Below is an exerpt from the Seawanhaka Newspaper about Opio Creations Collection on the Runway!

Can You Tame Your Thirst For Fashion? BY: MABEL MARTINEZ

Spring Week at Long Island University wouldn’t be the same without the annual fashion show. This year the Student Government Association along with Dynamic Designs organized the “Can You Tame Your Thirst For Fashion?” event in the Paramount Gym on April 26. The show drew large crowds and was filled with neon colors, preppy bow ties, body-conscious dresses and performances.

Next up was Opio Creations by Opio Chung and Joshua C. Joseph along with their stylist Jah Menin. This collection featured African-inspired traditional wear. There was a variety of sleeveless shirts for men in white, red, purple and more colors. The models wore white shorts and khaki pants to complete the look. The line also included exotic leather, jean shorts, green skirts with sky-high pumps for women.

However, Opio Creations gave the audience a glimpse of their fall 2012 collection – which featured bomber jackets, blazers and sleeveless jackets with their logo on the front. To purchase the items email Opio Creations at opiocreations@hotmail.com or check out their Facebook page Opio Creations.

*Typo…on my name…stylist De Jah Menen!

Only the Best!

Agabhumi The Best of Bali is a clothing and lifestyles brand that produces and distributes everything from jewelry to sandals! 

Agabhumi is you one stop shop with convienent locations in Connecticut, California, and Barbados; all items are available online!

My favorite piece for summer right now is the Wide Beaded Cuff & the ‘Way Hay’ Belt          

Here is what founders, Michael and Regina have to say about what Agabhumi means to them: “The name ‘Agabhumi’ was chosen as it means ‘ancient firmament’ and represents, for us, a reflection of the strength and creativity of the artisans with whom we have the pleasure of working…Selemat Jalan!


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A Must Attend Event

What: Fashion Show featuring Opio Creations launch of Spring/Summer 2012  line, Africa Collection

 Who: Designers Joshua  & Opio Chung, Stylist De Jah Menen

When:  Thursday, April 26th

 Where: LIU, Brooklyn

Why:  Why not? Come out & support young artist and entrepreneurs! Check out some of NYC’s hottest new upcoming designers as they showcase their latest collections for 2012. Two runways and an evening full of talent and the unexpected, Hosted by Melissa Gonzolez of America’s Next Top Model! 


Designer, Joshua Chung describes their mission:  “Set Yourself Free! Opio Creations is more than just clothing…it’s a way of life”. 

Stylist, De Jah Menen discusses what brought to her to join forces with Opio Creations:”Classic, comfortable, chic, preppy edgy, militant, & royal is Signature Menen. I am open to collaborating with talented designers to convey an over all message through fashion. Opio Creations seemed to encompass my message and mission & vice versa…It was destiny!”

Shots from Opio Creations Spring/Summer 2012 Lookbook Part 1


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Behind the Scenes

Hey Guys!

I was surfing the internet and found footage and photos of me, De Jah Menen assisting stylist Julie Ragolia during Fashion Week Fall 2012!

From Milk Studios to Lincoln Center…here is a sneak peak of what’s really going on Behind the Scenes!

*There I am wearing the red “Village Drums of Freedom” T-shirt @ 0:22,0:41, 0:54, 1:25 and 1:46.

There I am wearing the black hat @ Lincoln Center THE BOX @ 0:48, 1:04.

Behind the scenes: Carlos Campos @ Milk Studios

Carlos Campos & Julie Ragolia along with models: Fernando, Erik & Harrison!

There I am,working hard back stage with models: Corey, David & Jonathan!


Of the many shows, presentations, and performances I attended during Fashion Week 2012, the one that I will remember the most is THE GREEN SHOWS PRESENTS AUTUMN WINTER 2012 READY TO WEAR BY CONTEMPORARY ETHICAL DESIGNERS THE BOX’ AT MERCEDES BENZ FASHION WEEK, LINCOLN CENTER NY FEBRUARY 10TH 2012.

 Artists & Revolutionaries by John Michael Schlotter

United Bamboo by Aoki and Thuy Pham

Featured, collections from eight designers who are making a statement by comitting to an ethical manufacturing criteria to preserve natural resources and environments. Two collections I anticipate the release of are Artists & Revolutionaries and United Bamboo. John Michael Schlotter, designer of Artists & Revolutionaries utilizes repurposed leather, cashmere, and organic cottons. This up-cycled brand, known for its use of sustainable materials is based in Brooklyn, New York. Designers Miho Aoki and Thuy Pham of United Bamboo take a real artistic approach to fashion incorporating music, art, and media ‘current-s’ into their collection. Aoki and Pham reinvent traditional designs while manufacturing goods locally.

*Remember you can make a statement through fashion by supporting ethical designers. Look Great…Feel even Better!!     WWW.THEGREENSHOWS.COM

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