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Couture Fashion Week New York Spring 2008 Event a Glamorous Feast for the Senses

Couture Fashion Week New York exceeded all expectations and delivered the largest and most distinguished audience of socialites, diplomats and VIPs during New York Fashion Week at a single event.


 In September 2007 Couture Fashion Week New York exceeded all expectations and delivered the largest and most distinguished audience of socialites, diplomats and VIPs during New York Fashion Week at a single event. Attending were press and media from around the globe from a full range of fashion and lifestyle publications. An Andres Aquino production, the three-day event featured beautiful runway fashion shows, world class entertainment, cocktail and networking parties creating a one-of-a-kind opportunity for participating exhibitors, designers and sponsors.

From the electrifying performances by award-winning violinist Alexander Markov and the Masacote Dance Company to the intricate garments by international fashion designers hailing from all corners of the globe, the shows were a feast for the senses. The venues this season the Westin in New York's world-famous Times Square and the exquisite St. Regis Hotel. At the Westin, the stunning atrium soaring seven stories was transformed into a glamorous catwalk and filled to capacity with appreciative guests enjoying the shows from the main floor as well as from the balconies overlooking the runway. The fashion shows at the St. Regis were held in the breathtaking Roof Ballroom with cocktails and exhibits in the Versailles Ballroom accompanied by the performance of accomplished guitarist Kenny Cunningham. Sponsors and exhibitors included Cunard, Trump, Susan Winston Diamonds, Bluefish Concierge, Palm Beach Real Estate, Soho Sanctuary and La Amada Residences Cancun.

The economic impact of Couture Fashion Week is significant as the event attracts designers and affluent guests to New York from as far away as Australia and Indonesia.

One of the hallmarks of Couture Fashion Week is the ethnic and racial diversity of the fashion models reflecting the melting pot of the city of New York and this season was no exception. The models represented a range of fresh faces and seasoned models, natives of many countries including Russia, Curacao, Mongolia, Albania, Colombia, the USA and many others. The hair and makeup styling was done by acclaimed stylist Federico Calce, who operates his own exclusive salon on Manhattan's upper East Side; and Crystal Glass, Inc., and their respective teams. Again this season, as in the past, the event was assisted by the efforts of enthusiastic student volunteers from the Fashion Merchandising Program at Westchester Community College and the New England Fashion & Design Association.

The fashion collections were as creative and versatile as the variety of designers and the countries from which they hail:

The models in the Maria Pryor (Argentina) show were barefoot strolling on a sort of mystical journey garbed in intricate gowns of delicate lines and soft silhouettes.

Award-winning designer Romanitza (Romania) presented an exquisite collection of finely-crafted gowns reminiscent of a bygone era of aristocratic grandeur.

Tatyana Parfionova (Russia) showed hand-worked garments, elegant, futuristic, artistic and somewhat whimsical with embroidered elements and decorative details. The collection by Rabia Yalcin (Turkey) seamlessly combined western and eastern elements accented with intricate embroidery and handmade accessories. Katerina Bocci, a native of Albania now based in Michigan, showed a sumptuous collection of gowns, dresses and evening trousers in luxurious fabrics like imported laces and silks, designed with a European flair.

The focus of the feminine collection by Margaret Nagel (Canada) was handcrafted one-of-a-kind vintage gowns. The latest collection by Kenneth Flanagan (USA) for his KAS label included top-quality fabrics and tailoring of creative designs for both men and women.

The Lourdes Libman (Dominican Republic/USA) collection was feminine, fresh and bright with a generous helping of her trademark handcrafted details and flourishes.

The event also featured ready-to-wear designers such as Maureene Dinar (Argentina), Cristina Nitopi (Australia) and Annia Hatch (native of Cuba, now based in Connecticut), as well as Los Angeles-based Jazmin Whitley for the Li Cari label whose show was filmed for the new reality program Catwalk, for broadcast on VH1 next season. New York-based Andres Aquino created a shimmering line of cocktail and evening gowns entitled "Nocturne", specially designed to show off accessories. The show was accessorized by fabulous handbags by Lautrec (price range $8,000 to $20,000 each), crystal studded bags and shoes by Hautelatitude, jewelry by Glam NYC and diamonds from the famous collection of Susan Winston, which closed the show with a diamond and ruby necklace valued at over half a million dollars worn with a stunning red satin strapless gown. The music for this show was performed by incomparable violinist Alexander Markov, who thrilled guests with classical Paganini right through his rock version of the Star Spangled Banner. The next Couture Fashion Week event will be held in New York in February 2008. Other upcoming events include a couture fashion show in December 2007 a prelude Couture Fashion week as part of the grand opening of the Desmond Tutu Center in New York City, and couture fashion shows in Palm Beach in December 2007, among others. Details about upcoming shows, branding and sponsor opportunities and ticket information is available on line at

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Brooklyn Fashion Week{end} Circus Couture.


This year's Brooklyn Fashion Week{end} Circus Couture showcase proves to have all the right ingredients for success. High-profile elected officials, top-notch sponsors and seasoned designers have fashionably assembled to support the Spring/Summer 2008 collections and surrounding events. Generously endorsed by Brooklyn Borough President, Marty Markowitz and his office, Councilwoman Letitia James, and the DUMBO Improvement District, BK Fashion Week{end} will launch Friday, October 19th, and run consecutively through Sunday, October 21st, at the Tobacco Warehouse, a 19th century landmark on the banks of the East River, in Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park. This beautiful location is being provided to us courtesy of The Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy, the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, and the Natural Heritage Trust.

A few of this year's sponsors and partners have emerged as key players in enhancing the already stellar environment at BK Fashion Week{end}. As the iconic bulls eye recognized worldwide, TARGET is committed to providing Brooklyn Fashion Week{end} guests with great design through innovative products, in-store experiences and community partnerships. Baccarat, a new sponsor this season, has been selected as the official jewelry partner and will be presenting Bold & Beautiful a feature presentation on Saturday night. The ageless beauty of Baccarat fine jewelry signifies status and lends crystal a new image.
The 3-day event will boast substance and couture style from emerging designers and is open to 3000 invited guests including fashion and style opinion makers, fashion journalists, mainstream and local media, celebrities, retail, entertainment executives and for the first time ever at a major fashion show, the general public. Closing Night will feature a special performance by Sony Music Siren, Kat De Luna known for her global smash hit, "Whine Up" featuring Elephant Man.

With a focus on inspired philanthropy, the Brooklyn Style Foundation is giving away a select number of free tickets to Brooklyn Fashion Week{end} devotees over the course of the weekend. To obtain your free ticket, log on at

Superior designers will mark the stylish and star-studded start For Brooklyn Fashion Week{end}. Malan Breton, whom has catapulted into American pop culture on Bravo TV's Project Runway 3, will deliciously kick-off the opening night festivities with the debut of his acclaimed self-titled line, Malan by
Malan Breton. Additional unveilings set to parade at the 19th Century Landmark include, for the third time at the event, Nana Boateng, a fashion architect whose forward thinking lines consistently speak volumes about attitude and sex appeal, and notorious for his very well developed style and affluent client base which includes celebrities such as Lawrence Fishburne and Samuel L. Jackson; The femininely funky and urbane Black Girl's Rock! Collection; The witty, sexual, traditionally futuristic and ethnically tribal apparel of Nico & Adrian; The fashion conscious women's line of Envi, clothing for an eco-conscious lifestyle where style and fashion mesh with environmental and social responsibility; Catou, where sophisticated and ageless fashion are birthed; The visionary accoutrement of Cotrice, where custom designs bring out an extraordinary combination of raw elegance and funk; Joan Vacciana and her elaborately garbed self-titled habiliment; Deneisha Latoya, formerly of Muse by DLW, will orchestrate exquisitely refined duds, saturated in glamour; The contemporarily couture and feminine trappings of Alisha Trimble; The provocative inspired menswear, Torsion; The high end delicate prints and bold colors of Duroseau Couture, a style reminiscent of classic red carpet fashion; And the culturally embedded Sena collection.

Brooklyn Fashion Week{end} Circus Couture will stage a mesmerizing show with quintessentially bureaucratic archetypes—courtesy of the prominently alluring Councilwoman, Letitia James—and statuesque fashion models sashaying and vamping it up in front of a powerful audience. The display will sum up the best of Circus Couture: a theatrical experience with truly desirable clothes from the Reggae-inspired lifestyle brand, Riddim Driven; The uberly mod and chic line of Saleem; And the London-born musically-charged" fashion label, Love Brigade. Civic Leaders set to grace the promenade are, current New York City Council member for Brooklyn's 35th Council District, Council Woman, Letitia James; Council Member David Yassky. As one of the "Top 100 New Democrats to Watch" in the nation," Council Member Yassky represents the vibrant and diverse neighborhoods of Greenpoint, Williamsburg, Vinegar Hill, DUMBO, Brooklyn Heights, Boerum Hill, Cobble Hill, Downtown Brooklyn and Park Slope; ; Endorsed by The New York Times as a "bright and eloquent young lawyer," who has the makings of a "political star, the remarkably esteemed Assembly Member, Hakeem Jeffries of the 57th District of Brooklyn will be making his runway debut alongside Senator Eric L. Adams of the 20th Senatorial District. The renowned Senator Adams represents one of the most vibrant and wonderfully diverse districts in all of New York The widely recognized and respected; the eminently brilliant Assembly Woman, Annette M. Robinson of the 56th Assembly District; Council Member Charles Barron. Council Member Barron represents parts of East New York, Brownsville, East Flatbush, and Canarsie; The distinguished Assemblyman William Frank Boyland, Jr.; The commendably classical Senator Kevin S. Parker of the 21st Senatorial District in Brooklyn; As the second youngest member of the City Council, Council Member Erik Martin-Dilan represents 37th Council District and has achieved profound accomplishments on behalf of Brooklyn;

Additional Sponsors supporting the 2008 Circus Couture Collections are West Elm, a lifestyle furniture and accessories retail brand, will be the official furniture partner for the exclusively chic and private VIP area. Fresh and modern, West Elm draws design savvy customers with stylish, high-quality furniture and accessories. With an extensive range of prices, the brand has earned a reputation for affordable style, and has grown into a destination lifestyle concept known for unique, exclusive and innovative design; The gorgeously mod palette of Becca Cosmetics, founded by Rebecca Morrice Williams, Becca Cosmetics offers an ultimate range of skin-perfecting products that makes it possible for ALL women to experience the pleasure of a flawless and radiant complexion. Signing on as the official Magazine Partner is the smart, chic, and savvy New York women's publication, New York Moves; New York Water Taxi, the ultimate water taxi service offering commuter and sightseeing service to points in the scenic New York Harbor, along the Hudson and East rivers; And CibaVision/Freshlook, where the freedom to change, enhance or illuminate your eye color is just a blink away.

About The BK Style Foundation
The Brooklyn Style Foundation is non-profit organization created to nurture the talent of Brooklyn youth who desire a career in the fashion industry. The Foundation will act as an incubator for emerging design, providing funding and business counseling for talent, as well as build interest in careers in the corporate side of fashion; in this way, the Foundation hopes to nurture a successful, indigenous fashion industry in Brooklyn, one that gives rise to a new batch of entrepreneurs, stimulates the local economy, and most importantly, provides at-risk members of the community (particularly youth) with a new sense of drive and purpose.

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Search Marketing Expo SMX Conference Series Adds 2008 New York City Event at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center

Search Marketing Expo  producer Third Door Media, Inc. today announced that the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center will be the site of its flagship East coast event. Search Marketing Expo - SMX East will be held October 6-8, 2008.

"We're proud to be bringing Search Marketing Expo to the premier conference facility in New York City - the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. Javits is exhibitor-friendly and we believe our exhibitors will derive superior value from the marketplace SMX will create there," said Third Door Media President Chris Elwell.

"Delegates will also benefit from SMX being at Javits since the sessions, the exhibit floor and networking activities all in one place and easy to navigate," Elwell added.

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SMX East - New York City, October 6-8, 2008

Information on all of these events can be viewed at Search Marketing Companies wishing to exhibit or sponsor SMX events can contact Sean Moriarty at (203) 536-4004 or by clicking here. 

About Search Marketing Expo and Third Door Media:

Search Marketing Expo is produced by Third Door Media, Inc . Third Door Media's mission is to empower interactive and search marketing professionals by providing trusted content and community services they need to be successful. Other Search Marketing Expo events include SMX Local & Mobile, SMX Social Media, SMX Travel @ PhoCusWright, and SMX West.

Third Door Media also publishes the fast-growing search marketing news and analysis site Search Engine Land, which launched in December 2006 and attracted more than 150,000 unique users in April 2007. The company also produces Search Marketing Now, a lead-generation marketing solution for suppliers of SEM-related products and services.



On April 25-27, 2008 you're invited to NY's first Go Green Expo. The event will take place at the Hilton NY on 6th Ave at 53rd St. This event will feature eco-friendly products that all New Yorkers can learn about and purchase to help reduce their environmental impact and lead a "greener" life.

NEW YORK, NY, October 28, 2007 - On April 25-27, 2008 you are invited to exhibit in New York's first ever Go Green Expo. The event will take place at the Hilton New York Hotel on 6th Avenue at 53rd Street. This inaugural event will feature the latest eco-friendly products and services that all New Yorkers can learn about as well purchase to help reduce their environmental impact and lead a "greener" life."

There are almost always environmentally-friendly alternatives to everyday tasks and products," states Go Green Expo's CEO, Bradford Rand, "we hope to enlighten, entertain and educate both consumers and business owners with ways in which they can do their small part to change the current climate crisis that faces our world today."

Go Green Expo will feature hundreds of companies showcasing the latest earth friendly products & services, dozens of interactive seminars, an eco-film festival, an eco-fashion show and a myriad of hands on demonstrations. The expo will be divided into separate eco-pavilions including transportation, energy alternatives, home, green investing, organic food & wine, green office, health & beauty and a children's
learning center.

The event will kick off on Friday, April 25th with Go Green Expo's "Green Tie" Gala Awards Dinner. This evening will honor individuals from an array of industries who have made a positive impact with respect to our environment as well as raise funds for our non-profit partners.

As a way of spreading awareness and giving back to the green community, Go Green Expo's CEO Bradford Rand will be donating booth space to a variety of distinguished non-profit organizations. Groups such as Robert Kennedy's Riverkeeper, Bette Midler's New York Restoration Project, The Rainforest Alliance, Treehugger, Habitat for Humanity, Conserve Our Ocean Legacy (C.O.O.L.), Earth Pledge, The Nature Conservancy of New York, Council on the Environment, Office of Recycling Outreach & Education, Greenmarket NYC, Green Mountain Energy, American Forest Foundation, Project Learning Tree, American Tree Farm System, Forests for Watersheds & Wildlife and Energy Watch: are all on board as the list grows weekly. Plans are in the works to expand to major cities throughout the United States and eventually the world.

Companies that have environmentally friendly products and services are encouraged to apply for the limited exhibition space available at this unique expo by contacting Annie Steinberg, Senior Sales Director at 212.655.4505 ext. 229.

Warm Regards,
Bradford Rand
President / CEO
Go Green Expo, LLC
and the Go Green Expo Team: Seth Berk, Jason Landun, Annie Steinberg, Allison Grebstein, Nicole Boyer & Melissa Yoblon

About Go Green Expo
Go Green Expo, the brainchild of Bradford Rand and his team at Expo International, was conceived after a viewing of the film "An Inconvenient Truth." It prompted the question, "How can we make a difference?" This question resonated with Rand and his team and Go Green Expo was born. Rand, a producer of over 600 trade shows during the last 14 years, he knew he could step up to this important challenge.

A truly unique event from the ground up, Go Green Expo will change not only the public's perception of environmentalism but also how events like this are produced and managed. Inviting companies large and small to showcase what they are doing to reduce their respective carbon footprint, consumers will have hands on experiences with "eco-friendly" alternatives to current everyday products and services.

Even the event itself is environmentally friendly utilizing STETSON Convention Services ZERO Carbon footprint approach to event production. Biodegradable table coverings, recycled signs, compostable sponsor banners and more. Event waste will be separated and sorted to ensure the least amount of refuse going to the landfills. Staff travel will be carbon offset and shipping done by rail car!

Go Green Expo invites both consumers & business owners to learn more about what is available so they can do their part time and cost effectively to make our communities greener, one city at a time.

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