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  • Josie Maran Presented by FGI "Beauty on Beauty"

    Josie Maran Presented by FGI "Beauty on Beauty"

    Fashion Group International  had a special evening for its members with Josie Maran at Space 530 in NYC on September 28th.  Josie Maran is a former supermodel and the founder of Josie Maran Cosmetics, a luxury beauty brand made with Argan Oil.  Their company motto is 'Luxury with a Conscience'. 

     After seeing a Maybelline commercial with Christy Turlington when she was a child, Josie Maran prayed daily to become a Maybelline model.  She started modeling at the young age of 12 and her prayer became reality when she got a 10 year contract to be a Maybelline model at age 21.  Josie started Josie Maran Cosmetics in 2007, with 100% fair trade Argan oil as the signature ingredient.  Josie Maran products have gained a lot of fans and Josie was recently awarded the Eco-Award  from the United Nations and Fashion for Development Group.   Josie Maran Cosmetics is changing the world by making healthy beauty products that are eco-friendly.

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  • OCRF's 18th Annual Super Saturday


    On Saturday, July 25th the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund held their 18th annual Super Saturday event in Water Mill, NY. Hosted by Donna Karan and Kelly Ripa, the annual event is a daylong fundraiser complete with a designer garage sale, kids' carnival, and luxury raffle. Some of the designers with heavily discounted merchandise included: Donna Karan, DVF, Vince, Henri Bendel, Marc Jacobs, and Brooks Brothers (who were selling merchandise for $10 a piece in the event's last hour!) 

    In addition to shopping,  guests enjoyed a braid bar from PRIV, messages, and make up touch ups from Tre'StiQue. New York and Southampton hot spot Sant Ambroeus catered the event providing food and gourmet treats all day. 

    OCRF and QVC united once again for “QVC Presents Super Saturday LIVE,” a live, on-site broadcast which offered viewers nationwide the chance to purchase premier fashion, beauty, jewelry, accessories and home items for half the suggested.

    by Angeli Kakade




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  • The Village Voice's Dec 5th "Holiday Spirits" Tasting Event

    THE VILLAGE VOICE'S "HOLIDAY SPIRITS" TASTING EVENT


    ANNOUNCES NEW PARTICIPATING SPIRITS, EVENT DRINK MENUS

    AND ADDITIONAL EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

     
    25 LOCAL NYC SPIRITS TO DATE SET FOR DECEMBER 5th

    UNLIMITED FOOD & DRINK SAMPLING, LIVE MUSIC & MORE TBA SOON


    VIP, GENERAL ADMISSION & GROUP RATE DISCOUNT TICKETS AVAILABLE: www.villagevoice.com/holidayspirits


    THE DAY THAT ENDED THE PROHIBITION ERA**


    New York, NY - November 13, 2013 -The Village Voice announces the second round of spirits for their new tasting event, "The Village Voice Holiday Spirits"
    on Thursday, December 5th, 2013. The date commemorates the 80th anniversary of the day that ended the Prohibition era. For tickets, visit: www.villagevoice.com/holidayspirits

    "Holiday Spirits" focuses on bringing event goers samples of New York City's top distillers and drinks from top notch local brands, as well as a sprinkling of national ones. Newly announced spirits offering unlimited tastings include Black Dirt Distilling (Pine Island, NY), Brooklyn Winery (Brooklyn, NY), Brotherhood, America's Oldest Winery (Washingtonville, NY), Finger Lakes Distilling (Finger Lakes, NY), Scorpion Mezcal (New York, NY/Oaxaca), Ste. Michelle Wine Estates (Woodinville, WA), Van Brunt Stillhouse (Brooklyn, NY), and White Pike Whiskey (Finger Lakes, NY).

    Previously announced spirits include Atsby Vermouth (New York, NY), Barefoot Wine & Bubbly (Modesto, CA), Barrow's Intense Ginger Liqueur (Brooklyn, NY), Breuckelen Distilling (Brooklyn, NY), Brooklyn Gin (Brooklyn, NY), Catskill Distilling Company (Bethel, NY) Cooperstown Distillery (Cooperstown, NY), Death's Door Spirits (Washington Island, WI), Dutch's Spirits (Pine Plains, NY), El Buho Mezcal (Brooklyn, NY/Oaxaca), Greenhook Ginsmiths (Brooklyn, NY), Jack from Brooklyn (Brooklyn, NY), Long Island Spirits (Long Island, NY), Nahmias et Fils Distillery (Yonkers, NY), Owney's Rum (New York, NY), Tirado Distillery (Bronx, NY), Tuthilltown Spirits (Gardiner, NY) and more to be announced soon.

    A drink menu highlighting each of the brand's spirited offerings will be available on the event website, www.villagevoice.com/holidayspirits this week.

    Highlights of this year's complimentary passed hors d'oeuvres include Pork Arepa with Oaxacan Cheese & Micro Cilantro, Crab Cakes with Tartar Sauce & Lemon Wedges and Zucchini Cupcakes with Avocado Cream Cheese Frosting & Pea Shoots.

    Musical entertainment for the night will set the tone for each of the event's two floors. One floor will feature The Blue Vipers of Brooklyn, a 5-piece jazz, swing and blues band that will transport guests back to the days of Speakeasies and Prohibition. On the floor above, DJ Tim Martell - an MTV VMA Official after-party DJ and opener for massive acts like Beyonce and Robin Thicke - will offer guests a more modern musical selection. Known for his unparalleled cross-genre mixes, DJ Tim Martell is sure to impress the Holiday Spirits guests with his seamless, lengthy, and perfect blends.

    The event will be held at Studio Square in Long Island City, Queens and will run from 7:30PM - 10:30PM with a VIP-Only Preview Hour from 6:30PM - 7:30PM. Holiday Spirits will offer all ticketholders unlimited sampling, complimentary hors d'oeuvres, a souvenir glass, and picturesque views of the lit Manhattan skyline. VIP guests will be offered one hour of early admission to the event and a commemorative VIP Wine Tote filled with goodies. VIP and General Admission tickets are still available. Group Rate Tickets can now be purchased for $5 off per ticket/10 or more using code HSPARTY at check out. For tickets, visit www.villagevoice.com/holidayspirits.


    Studio Square and Sterling Affair Caterers are official partners of 2013 The Village Voice's Holiday Spirits Tasting Event. Sponsors for the event are Asahi, Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, Green Mountain Energy, Marshall, Seamless.com and Whole Foods Market.


    The Village Voice's Holiday Spirits Tasting Event

    Thursday, December 5, 2013

    VIP Tickets: $70

    General Admission Tickets: $50

    Group Tickets ($5 discount/10 or more): $45 with code HSPARTY

    6:30 - 7:30 PM - VIP PREVIEW HOUR

    7:30 - 10:30 PM - GENERAL EVENT

    For the latest on "Holiday Spirits" please have a sip here:

    http://www.villagevoice.com/holidayspirits

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  • "THE FACE” RETURNS TO NEW YORK FOR OPEN CASTING CALL ON SUNDAY JULY 21ST

    Series Led by Supermodel and Executive Producer Naomi Campbell In Search Of Models For Upcoming Second Season

    OXYGEN MEDIA’S CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED SERIES “THE FACE” RETURNS TO NEW YORK FOR OPEN CASTING CALL ON
    SUNDAY JULY 21ST
     
    Led by supermodel and executive producer Naomi Campbell, “The Face” is looking for aspiring models who are looking to be challenged and mentored by some of the world’s most successful and talented models as they compete to become The Face of a national brand.
     
    The casting event will take place at the Chelsea Studios (151 West 26th Street, 6th Floor, Between 6th and 7th Avenues) in New York City on Sunday July 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
     
    Casting directors are now available to discuss what they are looking for from models that want to further their careers and learn from the iconic Campbell.
     
    Women 5’7” and above are encouraged to apply and must be at least 18 years of age as of September 1, 2013 to participate.  Full eligibility requirements and information on how to apply are available at
    www.thefacecasting.com.
     
    For those unable to attend in New York, online submissions will be accepted until Monday, July 22nd at 11:59pm ET.

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  • SOLSTICE with Eden Wexler by Michael W. Abbott



    Sunglasses are more than just a mere accessory; they are one of the most defining pieces of our wardrobe.  No one knows this better than Eden Wexler, the Director of Public Relations at SOLSTICE.  Eden's both brought out the best and also hidden the worst of some of the music and film industry's best and most colorful with her choice in frames and lenses.  Yet what may surprise you most about her when you meet her is her kind creative passion for those who nurture both timeless and game-changing personal expression with an attention to quality.  In that way, Eden is one of those rare artists like your favorite hair stylist who not only knows what's best for you to shine a light on, but also has her finger on the pulse on what look is going to find you having a hard time taking off your shades instead of rummaging for them in your glove box.
     

    Check out more at:  www.solsticesunglasses.com

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