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We are proud to partner with the Couture Fashion Show to introduce you to an exquisite collection of Jado Crown Rings that capture the beauty and elegance of passionate romance. The designers envisioned to create jewelry that expresses the pinnacle of mathematical, spiritual, and aesthetic perfection. Jado Crown carries a "gender-free" line of jewelry which combines male and female qualities in harmony which can be worn by anyone. Jado Crown is a luxury jewelry company that is trusted for its creativity, vision and excellence. “You don’t have to be Royalty to wear a Crown.”
3D-StoreNYC is a dynamic, innovative and fast-growing company specializing in 3D printing, 3D modeling and supportive 3D printing services. Working with businesses and individuals from a variety of different industries like Medical and Dental, Architecture and Design, Jewelry, Automotive and Engineering, the company’s comprehensive approach offers solutions from purchasing 3D printers to ongoing support of the related equipment. 3D-StoreNYC cooperates with businesses, private and public organizations that use advanced prototyping technology in their field. The creation of 3D prototypes enables visualization of details and parts of any complexity.
More information: www.3d-storenyc.com
With the combination of science and natural Asian ingredients from herbs, plants, grains and flower oils, we have created a skin care line that revitalizes and helps keep the skin's true beauty.
More information: www.GloriaCabreraNYC.com
|American Laser Skincare
American Laser Skincare is the nation's largest and most experienced provider of laser cosmetic services, offering laser hair removal, cellulite reduction, body contouring, skin rejuvenation, and skin tightening. Since 2001, American Laser Skincare has performed over 8.5 million treatments in our more than 150 clinics across the country. More information: www.americanlaser.com
Gentry Downey Luxury Shoes
Gentry Downey is a brand born of a desire to create a luxury shoe hand-crafted in the USA with the style and elegance most often associated with luxury European brands. Gentry Downey designs are classic and timeless, with pops of color that transition flawlessly from pairings with everyday basics to parading the latest trends. Gentry Downey shoes are engineered to be supportive and comfortable, while remaining sleek and stylish. Each pair is padded with shock-absorbent cushioning, and lined with luxuriously soft lambskin leather.
Although she loves the art of shoemaking and hopes to continue to improve her skills in the craft, Candi’s business dream is to support the US economy by sustaining, and eventually creating, jobs in the industry she loves. She currently works with an artisan factory in Los Angeles and personally hand selects every hide of leather and works side-by-side with the pattern maker to ensure both style and comfort are achieved.
More information: www.gentrydowney.com
MINIM Bags by CGC of NYC Accessories
MINIM is the first line of light travel bags to be launched by CGC of NYC Accessories, LLC. An homage to pioneering women in their fields, the 2013 collection celebrates and is named after women who have had the courage to persevere in male-dominated fields. The bags, too, exemplify a pioneering spirit by having such adaptable features as transforming from one bag to another or having the capability of becoming 5 bags. The bags, essentially, are meant to be "sidekicks" to courageous, on-the-go, and indomitable women.
More information: www.minimnyc.com
High Fashion Designs
High Fashion Designs is a design house of multi faceted jewelry designers. We specialize in our own unique designs as well as other designers to bring our customers the best in fashion and fine jewelry. We specialize in cultured freshwater pearls, South Sea, Tahitian and semi-precious and precious gemstones in fashion accessories as well as sterling silver and gold jewelry. We also create custom animal charm bracelets with pearls designed by Rosemarie Blandina. Felicia Alquiros, her daughter, is also a designer for the company and specializes in trendy and unique jewelry creations. To see the newest jewelry photos visit our fan page at www.facebook.com/highfashiondesigns or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Acuatico Beach Resort
Acuatico Beach Resort is located 140 km (87miles) south of
Manila and lies on a brief stretch of Laiya’s famous 4-km B
Balinese-inspired modern villas and rooms that can accommodate a maximum number of 70 guests. All of these open to spectacular views of either the mountains or the sea. Since it opened in 2008, it has become a preferred holiday destination among local and foreign tourists.
More information: www.acuaticoresort.com.ph
The Water Initiative
TWI® is a team of leading global business executives and renowned scientists who develop and deploy “Point-of-Drinking” (“POD”) water systems to fit local conditions. We engage local communities to co-create unique business development models to deliver customized and sustainable technology solutions which effectively remove water contaminants such as pathogens (bacteria and viruses), unsafe levels of inorganic materials (such as arsenic and fluorides) and harmful chemicals.
Just as cell phones enabled billions of people to leapfrog the
need for telecommunications
More information: www.thewaterinitiative.com
Tiffany McCall Couture
Tiffany McCall Couture presents Femme Bijoux at Couture Fashion Week. The collection is inspired by precious jewels from around the world, luxury French lace and Italian silks. This collection is for the feminine delicate woman, who indulges in exotic high quality luxurious fabrics from Europe and avant-garde designs. Femme Bijoux at Couture Fashion Week is an event not to be missed!
Laser Cosmetica is the leading provider of laser aesthetic services
in New York. We have six locations, and we have been in practice for
over eight years. With over 250,000 clients nationwide, Laser
Cosmetica is your first choice for an experienced
laser hair removal provider. We have a wide array of state of
the art technologies, and multiple modalities for each service
provided. Our laser hair removal NYC facilities are cutting edge,
our staff consists of highly trained licensed estheticians,
electrologists, nurse practitioners and medical doctors. We work
closely with our nationally renowned plastic surgeons and medical
consultants to provide the best possible laser hair removal
treatments. We provide the safest, most effective, most
comfortable results in laser today. We have been featured in
Vogue, Life & Style, and 944 Magazine. At Laser
Cosmetica, we obsess about
wrinkle reduction and flawless skin. We obsess about safety,
comfort, and results. We believe that the way you look should never
be an obstacle, and that skin care done right can change your life.
At Laser Cosmetica, we obsess so you won’t have to.
Official Hair Products - Couture Fashion Week February 2012
Our group consists of health conscious
experts with over 35 years of experience in the health and beauty
industry. Through Lord Beauty
Designs (LBD) we are proud to present our new and exclusive product: KeraGreen Keratin &
Protein Hair System; the only complete hair restoration program
through the use of organic ingredients. Setting us apart from all
other keratin hair treatments in the market, we are relevant in a
“Green is In”.
Lord Beauty Designs is committed to continuously searching for
methods to restore damaged hair through the use of superior natural
ingredients and certified organic extracts that won’t expose our
clients to unnecessary health risks.
“Go Green with KeraGreen”.
Crystal Headtie & Fashions
For decades African women have adorned their heads with the “gele,” headties made from high-quality damask, aso-oke, ankara, brocade or Swiss fabric. Caroline Ilogienboh's design of the gele or "hat head tie" as she calls it, is contemporary in style with a distinctive cultural infusion. A unique feature of the hat head tie is that it folds flat, fits in a handbag, making it easy to transport or store and offering an instant styling accent in multiple dimensions - an appealing convenience for today’s woman on the go.
Nigerian-born Caroline Ilogienboh was educated in Canada and has lived in the US for over 20 years. She launched Sun Rose Publishers & Production in 2001 and has published several books, two of which are award winners. Ms. Ilogienboh, who is also a playwright and producer as well as a designer and writer, gained media attention in 2009 when she won a silver medal from the Independent Publishers Book Award competition in New York for her sixth self-published book Saving Bekyah - Confronting Female Circumcision, Sexuality & Womanhood and the subsequent coverage by the New Jersey Star Ledger. She recently produced Visa Lotto Palava, which played in several theaters in New Jersey.
More information: www.crystalheadtie.com
Inca Kola, The Golden Kola, was developed in Lima, Peru in 1935. Its
unique mixture of exotic flavors and brilliant color has intrigued
consumers from the very beginning. Everyone who tastes it gets their
own distinctive flavor experience. Inca Kola was so well accepted in
the Andean nation that it was adopted by Peruvian consumers as a
symbol of national pride. As Inca Kola increased in popularity it
soon became the beverage of choice for the majority of soft drink
consumers in Peru. Inca Kola is the only brand to outsell Coca Cola
in a national market and it continues to maintain the leadership
role in market share as the number one brand in Peru. In
1981 the brand was introduced into the North American market. The
brand was later purchased by the Coca Cola Company, and subsequently
sold back to
In 1981 the brand was introduced into the North American market. The brand was later purchased by the Coca Cola Company, and subsequently sold back toContinental Food and Beverage, Inc., the very company from which they had purchased the trademark. Today CF&B is the exclusive bottler for the Inca Kola brand in the USA. Inca Kola is continuing its journey and expanding into international markets such as Japan, Australia, Italy and Spain.
Inca Kola, in its unique proprietary glass bottle, is making its debut at Couture Fashion Week in NYC in February 2012. The delicious beverage features pure cane sugar in an elegant unique design sure to capture the fancies and tastes of the discerning fashionista.
More information: www.incakolausa.com
KSpin Designs is a luxurious children’s
clothing boutique created for the greater purpose of educating the public
about melanoma prevention. Founded by successful businesswoman and former
model Kerry Lynn Spindler - herself a melanoma survivor - KSpin
Designs' clothing line offers unique designs as well as eco-couture
selections crafted from top quality re-manufactured fabrics. After only two
years of operation, Spindler has already formed partnerships with several
major sponsors and has received significant international media attention
for her unwavering efforts at skin cancer awareness, as well as her timeless
Fine quality gourmet coffees and teas, nutraceuticals and personal care products. Organo Gold's Gourmet Cafe Supreme combines the power of Ginseng and 100% Certified Organic Ganoderma, for a smooth latte blend perfect for coffee drinkers looking for a natural lift to their day. OrGano Gold Gourmet Mocha is an elegant combination of the OG Gourmet Latte and chocolate.
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|Nino's Tuscany Steakhouse
Welcome to restaurateur Nino Selimajs
newest masterpiece, Nino's Tuscany.
is the premiere Italian Restaurant located at 141 West 38th Street,
perfectly situated d between the Theatre and Garment Districts and
just a few short blocks from Madison Square Garden. .
.Our Party rooms are available for your corporate meetings, weddings or get togethers with family and friends.
More information: www.arnoristorante.com
SARTORIA ITALIANA represents a daring mix of "Tomorrow's Fashion Today" with "Classic Fashion Forever" with its experienced, young designer, tailor and owner Giovanni Cicciotti, a name you will hear much more of in the future. SARTORIA ITALIANA is one of the exhibitor-sponsors of the 2012 Couture Fashion Week this year, with its men's boutique showroom based in Torino, Italy since 2001, and Mr. Cicciotti has been working with a highly distinguished clientele for over 15 years throughout Italy, Eastern Europe, and Asia, including Italy's #1 Professional Soccer Team JUVENTUS's Head Coach, Antonio Conte. Giovanni Cicciotti is premiering his collection of 100% handmade, Italian, made-to-measure shirts and suits in his exhibit in NYC for the first time. He will display his fabrics Feb 17-19, and even take measurements for a once-in-a lifetime suit or shirt hand-made to measure just for you!
More information: www.sartoriaitaliana.org
Uvo Luxury designs handbags and accessories targeting successful,
stylish professional women. The brand reflects the values of women
who want to purchase products that combine unique modern styles,
exceptional USA-made craftsmanship, and above all intelligent design
for exceptional functionality. To that end Gigi-Karmous-Edwards uses
her engineering and research scientific background of 27 years and
her flair for design to create products that are at the core
scientific creations wrapped in art.
Gigi even assigns products scientific names like the
Element, Loci and Eclipse, which give an edgy feel
to the brand. Uvo Luxury
is destined to be on the cutting edge of fashion and technology. The
Lisa handbag is a
one-of-a-kind designer handbag of 2012, and the latest Uvo
Luxury Handbag. The Lisa handbag is designed by Gigi Karmous Edwards
in collaboration with Lisa Vanderpump of
Bravo TV's Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. It is
an example of how beautiful and elegant a handbag design can be and
still meet all the needs of today's modern woman. Style and
Function. This handbag has it all, from ipad bag, to makeup bag,
evening clutch to sewn in sunglasses case, Gigi and Lisa have
thought of it all. This bag boasts Swarovski crystals, the finest
pink suede and designer
STAIN-RESISTANT WHITE leather in the world, a crystalized padlock,
and coated linen lining.
|Blue Star Jets
Blue Star Jets is the largest broker of private jets for hire, under United States Federal Aviation (FAA) regulation Part 135, offering its clientele unparalleled service and the ultimate in luxury and convenience. Business executives who regularly travel on private aircraft started Blue Star Jets as a result of their frustration with the lack of service and cost of flying privately. They quickly realized that most business and leisure travelers using private jets did not need to own a full or fractional ownership of a jet. Charter flights are a far more cost effective and flexible alternative to full or fractional aircraft ownership. Blue Star Jets is the only complete jet charter brokerage company you will ever need. All flights are operated by Part 135 carriers. Operators providing service for BSJ’s clients must meet standards set forth by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). We offer access to Helicopters, Turbo props, light jets, medium jets, heavy jets and airliners
|Private Jet MD - Medical Travel Emergency Assistance
Prepare for the unexpected and never worry about the "what if's". Private JetMD membership provides peace of mind and stress-free travel for you, your loved ones, and your employees. From sudden illness to injuries and even tragic accidents, if you're more than 150 miles from home you can trust Private JetMD to get you the emergency medical treatment you need.
|3D Beauty Consulting
We are beauty creators for modern women. Our image consulting services are 3 dimensional, providing customized makeovers to women in the areas of Beauty, Mind, and Soul. The company has been shaped from a 360° holistic approach to beauty and on a foundational premise of wanting to help women of all ages and backgrounds to reconnect with their beauty confidence. Beauty is for all women at every age!
3DBC taps into women’s aesthetics and emotions, ‘having it all with no regrets’ and harnessing women’s feminine energy to define themselves through their own personal reflection. We like to think of it as, ‘No regrets, No apologies, No exceptions… YOU amped
More information: www.3dbeautyconsulting.com
The AR-1 is a motorcar
especially built for you - the discriminating driver. With production
limited to fifty cars, the AR-1 owner will have one of the most impressively
styled, carefully engineered and faultlessly handcrafted mid-engine sports
cars in the world. Alessi Fiberglass, Inc. maintains the old world
standards of craftsmanship while integrating today’s most innovative
automobile technologies. Our expert craftsmen are specialists in their field
and demonstrate their pride in workmanship by inscribing a plaque in the
engine compartment. No less than four craftsmen are assigned to build your
AR-1. In the end, you will have created the ultimate mid-engine sports car
that is as much art as driving performance. And like any great work of art,
your AR-1 will be a unique creation that is widely admired.
|Tammy Duffy Designs
The distinctive look that Tammy Duffy fashion designs are known for: ultra-feminine pieces layered with intelligent nostalgia, charm and luxury. Duffy’s approach is deliberate… combining modern craftsmanship with a vintage flair, creating a look that is sophisticated and elegant, with bright colors, unique prints and intricate patterns. Tammy Duffy crafts finely detailed looks that make a statement and are easy to wear.
More information: www.tammyduffy.com/duffy
Customer satisfaction, customization thrown in with a great shopping experience.
Ashmina retails designer sari blouses, ready-to-wear stitched saris, lycra petticoats, customized salwaar kamiz, and more. Our endeavor at Ashmina has been to simplify wearing Indian ethnic outfits keeping design aesthetics in mind. We provide a unique shopping experience with stylists helping you with your complete wardrobe - from draping a sari to the right blouse to matching accessories - we walk the mile to give you the best. Ashmina has a special section that is devoted to Bridal wear because we understand that marriage is a very special occasion and a bride should be given that special treatment. We also offer free consultation to young women on ways to drape a Sari regardless of where the sari is from. With round the clock delivery, customization to the hilt and prompt in-store service we look to facilitate the shopper with the best. More information: www.ashminadesigner.net
Hillcock Enterprises manufactures all kinds of fashion garments and accessories, and is always looking for the latest fashion trends from around the world. One of our major areas for the past 15 years is women's fashions, especially corsets. The company's highly skilled employees utilize the latest technology, and 15-20 new fashion and corset designs are produced every month.
More information: www.hillcockclub.com
Because we live in the recycle era, Xai’s has created an exclusive line of bags made mostly from recycled materials. These highly original designs are unique and practical without sacrificing style. Xai’s knows that “GREEN” is not only in style, but is also a fun way to take care of our planet. Nothing is discarded. Bags are handmade by the designer herself and each bags is carefully crafted to be a one-of-a-kind item since they can not be repeated.
More information: www.xaisdesigns.com
|Empire Steak House
At Empire Steak House our passionate commitment to
serving great steaks is matched only by our dedication to providing the
highest-quality service. Founded by Jeff Sinanaj, along with his brothers -
owners of the storied Ben and Jack's Steakhouse and former longtime waiters
at Peter Luger's - Empire
Inspired by beauty, Alzerina passionately creates each jewelry piece with a woman's style in mind. Individually handcrafted with Swarovski crystals, her jewelry is like works of art. A former model and Parisian socialite, Alzerina puts a woman's comfort first when designing new collections. "When women are comfortable, then their inner confidence and sensuality shone through," says the designer.
More information: www.alzerina.com
Ivelli Couture specializes in a limited edition portfolio of handmade scarves. Ivelli scarves have become highly prized as each portfolio is only produced in a limited edition of 250. Ivelli has quickly gained high profile devotees and success due to a rich and elegant quality that is reminiscent of Renaissance tapestries. Detailed perfection is the signature mark of this unique jetset brand.
Lorene Ireland is a sculptor and painter with a degree in painting and design. Her creations combine her love of fashion and fine art figurative work and include sculpture, mosaics, jewelry and painting as well as unique wall and wearable art sculptures.
More information: www.LoreneIrelandArt.com
|a1000words - Custom Photo
At a1000words we create a personalized "Art Book" that you will always cherish. By combining pictures and words, each beautifully designed Custom Photo Storybook captures a special event in your life that you will relive every time you turn a page. Wedding, travel, legacy, corporate events, and other special occasions. More information: www.a-1000-words.com
|MD Minerals by Dr. Janine Hopkins
Official Makeup Sponsor - Couture Fashion Week September 2010
This exciting new generation cutting edge cosmetics
line has many advantages over traditional makeup and loose powder
minerals. Consisting of a diverse selection of makeup options,
M.D. Minerals by Dr. Janine Hopkins is not just a
makeup collection, but a complete concept that complements Dr. Hopkins'
practice, style and her approach to helping people in their pursuit to be
healthy and beautiful.
Official Cosmetic Surgery Sponsor - Couture Fashion Week September 2010
A board-certified plastic surgeon specializing in cosmetic surgery,
Dr. Stephen Greenberg is director of New York’s Premier Center for Plastic
Surgery with offices in Woodbury and Manhattan and is one of New York's best
known, Board Certified, plastic surgeons. Using the latest advances in
technology he performs the most advanced cosmetic surgical procedures in his
fully-accredited, state-of-the-art ambulatory surgical center. Author of A Little Nip, A Little Tuck, he most recently launched a line
of anti-aging skin care products: Cosmetic Surgeon in a Jar™. Dr. Greenberg
is sought after by patients and the media for his expertise in the field and
he has appeared on 20/20, Inside Edition, CBS Evening News, and in Newsday, New York Times, Vogue, Life and Style. Dr. Greenberg
offers complimentary consultations in his Woodbury and Park Avenue offices.
Rated the #1 Party Experience by Hostesses and Guests. Our beautiful
handbags and fashionable accessories are designed to complement every woman,
every lifestyle… for every occasion. Our products have decorated the arms of
Hollywood's A-List as well as thousands of women across the US & Canada.
BEIJO is a colorful and memorable representation of women's fashion
Bagaceous™ is a global company
manufacturing unique accessories, specializing in jewelry and so much more.
Be it something exceptional to be worn to an event, or an exclusive piece of
art for the yacht or home. Italian fashion has a large influence on the
Bagaceous designs, and ideas constantly abound. Jewelry components are
sourced worldwide and all jewelry is designed and handcrafted in Italy. The
company is based between Milano, London, New York and Australia. Flying to
far flung destinations to dress a bride for her special day or to personally
hold a launch or charity auction and meet clients face to face.
A luxury watch brand favored by such
celebrities as Donald Trump, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Jai White, Kristin
Davis, singer Smokey Robinson, Cedric the Entertainer, Tony Bennett, Joan
Rivers, and an array of top sports figures and recording artists, Azad
offers an exceptional variation on the telling of time with a unique set of
timepieces. The label includes a luxury sports line as well as an haute
tourbillion line in an array of colors and textures, all featuring stellar
craftsmanship and advanced horological technology.
Whimsical hand-beaded and embroidered handbags by native British designer Dee Rothbury, now based in Canada, make a bold fashion statement. The designer's passion for art has been transformed into wearable fashion. Unique styles combine innovation with classical form.
More information: www.drothbury.com
Parisian couture jewelry designer, Didier Peiro learned his craft from the masters of jewelry design in the Oriental-Occidental tradition and refined his unique style for the most fashionable fashion houses of Paris. “All accessories are jewelry to me,” he says. “I work with the designer on each ensemble and create an exceptional piece of jewelry to highlight the design detail." Peiro is inspired by nature as he shops the exotic bazaars and shops of the world for inspiration and one-of-a-kind acquisitions to incorporate into his necklaces, bracelets, earrings and accessories. Peiro believes that these gems and stones of the earth can take us back to our roots and replenish our souls when we connect with them.
More information: www.pariscouturejewelry.com
DZNR Chic is a family business consisting of a mother-daughter team. Victoria Alexander-Puckett with her extensive travels to Europe and Asia, and having a hand in the art of theatrical makeup has come together with her daughter Chamian Renee, who has experience in the fashion industry, co-designing a woman's line, "EricaVictoria" featured at the Los Angeles Convention Center, West Coast Fashion Show. DZNR Chic is a rapidly growing boutique service offering the highest quality women's shoes and accessories. Styles range from casual chic to the latest in European exotic elegance, all handcrafted in exquisite Italian leather, python (Atema), crocodile and ostrich. Many models feature authentic Swarovski crystal embellishments. More information: www.dznrchicboutique.com/
Ottavio Nuccio Gala
Based in Italy, Ottavio Nuccio Gala is an exclusive menswear label specializing in the highest quality suits, tuxedos, and formal wear. The beautifully tailored fashions are sold in Italy, Spain, Hungary, Portugal, Russia and Greece as well as London.
More information: www.ottavionuccio.com
|Ice Sculpture Designs
New York's oldest and most prestigious ice sculpting company features Scott Rella, who has attended multiple World Championships over two decades. Scott also represented the United States at the Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway, and was premier sculptor for the 2002 Games in Salt Lake City, carving breathtaking pieces throughout the Olympic Village. Working with a team of artists, Scott creates sculptures ranging from simple centerpieces to the most spectacular custom displays and exhibitions. Servicing the Tri-State area, Ice Sculpture Designs is an industry leader in competitive pricing, dependability, high quality, and customer service. Clients include New York's largest hotels, catering facilities, temples, country clubs, and public relations and advertising companies.
More information: www.IceSculptureDesigns.com
Canada-based Identity Apparel is
an exclusive provider of biological clothing. It is the first company in the
world combining the science of biology with high end fashion. The wearer's
one-of-a-kind biological and DNA-based characteristics are displayed on the
very clothes that they wear. In a sense, Identity Apparel’s slogan is "Wear
Yourself." Company co-founders,
believe people deserve clothing that is as exceptional as themselves.
Catering to women looking for smaller stylish and high quality handbags, the JJenni label includes leather wristlets, clutches and special occasion purses, as well as chic cosmetic and makeup bags. All bags are hand-crafted in the finest leathers and other materials, many including Swarovski crystal embellishments.
More information: www.jjennibagsonline.com
|Lashes and Lips
Maria Sciorillo, National American Miss Pennsylvania, is a certified air brush makeup artist providing highest quality services for fashion shows, weddings, pageants, trade shows and special events.
Lek is a graduate of the Asian Institute of Gemological Sciences (AIGS) in Bangkok, Thailand and has studied jewelry making at George Brown College of Applied Arts in Toronto, Canada. Lek’s love of gemstones and pearl is evident in her unique designs. Lek is the owner and the designer of Siam Gallery Co in Toronto, Canada.
More information: www.siamgallery.ca
|Morgan Sarver Couture
The Morgan Sarver Couture label was launched in 2007 creating one-of-a- kind evening gowns and wedding dresses for a private international clientele. The entire line is designed and created/produced in Italy. The 2010 fall/winter collection focuses on the glamour of 1950's Haute Couture, and the majestic mystery of Imperial Russia. These classic lines and plush fabrics pay homage to the extravagance of days past. More information: www.MorganSarver.com
A native of Kenya, Ms. Wekesa now resides in California where she pursues her dual passions of jewelry making and philanthropy. In 2003 she founded the Born To Aid foundation which helps needy children in her native village. Each of Ms. Wekesa's jewelry pieces is one-of-a-kind made with African trade beads as well as other beads. The result is a work of art that carries with it a rich, historical culture and personal story, showing that the magical beauty of the whole is so much more than the sum of its parts. The art is like the African sense of community where it is clear that “We is always more than me”. Ms. Wekesa's unique jewelry designs continue to grow in popularity and have become favorites of celebrities including supermodel Christy Turlington and Patti Scialfa Springsteen, wife of "The Boss", rock legend Bruce Springsteen. More information: www.nasimiyudesigns.com
|Se Sens Serene
Founder and CEO Saureen J. Desai has combined her knowledge of plastics with her unique style and cultural flare to create a new avenue for fashion. Saureen uses "plastiq", a term she coined to describe the various grades of high end plastic (monomers and polymers) in the construction of highly innovative and chic fashion designs. More information: www.sesensserene.com
Performing Arts 2010
Part of a 20-country tour, inspired by the spirit of an ancient culture, Shen Yun Performing Arts presents classical Chinese dance and music in a gloriously colorful and exhilarating show. Ancient heroic legends and modern courageous tales come to life in Shen Yun's retelling through dance. The breathtaking beauty of Shen Yun features graceful dancers in gorgeous costumes, ancient warriors with thundering battle drums, and a live orchestra that combines the best of Chinese and Western musical traditions. More information: www.shenyunperformingarts.org
Designs - Independent Representative
Silpada Designs' mission is to empower women in their personal quest for success and in their desire to look and feel their very best. All Silpada Designs handcrafted jewelry is of the finest .925 Sterling Silver, not painted, plated or costume jewelry. Complementing the beautiful Sterling Silver are colorful semi-precious gemstones and natural materials including freshwater pearls, coral, tooled leather and much more. There really is something to satisfy every taste and style. More information: www.silpada.com
Each of Silvia Campbell's luxury footwear designs is client specific, a one-of-a-kind custom made pair of shoes. Based in London, she offers an impressive combination of exquisite designs, not only creating style and comfort to match an outfit with an air of glamour and sophistication, but giving the wearer a perfect hand made pair of shoes that is totally hand crafted in the UK from beginning to end.
"I look for inspiration for my designs from within
each of my clients," says Silvia Campbell. "She becomes the centre of my design
ideas. My aim is to design shoes that complement her outfits, and pick up her
own sense of style. Shoes are about confidence, my designs are about making her
feel supremely confident, which can only be achieved if she is delighted with
the shoes she is wearing."
Susan Freda is a Rhode Island School of Design graduate who has taken her love of filigree and natural architecture to the extreme; combining jewelry, sculpture and fashion into hybrid forms. Freda’s work has been sought after by the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, the de Young Museum, and by numerous private and corporate collectors.
More information: www.susanfreda.com
|Through Crystal Eyes
The husband and wife team of Sheila
Hill-Hightower and Jay Hightower design and create stunning and unique
bridal bouquets using 1,500 genuine crystallized Swarovski elements. Their
company, Through Crystal Eyes, also creates cake toppers, wrist corsages,
boutonnieres and invitations - all hand crafted and kissed with crystals.
Clients may hand select from over 50 different colors, making each crystal
bouquet unique and highly personal.
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