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  • Versace Yellow Diamond

                                                 "The yellow colour recalls the brightness, sensuality
                                                  and great energy of this fragrance,
                                                  able to depict and emphasize the charm
                                                  and femininity of a woman"
                                                  Donatella Versace

                                      Versace Yellow Diamond is the new luxury fragrance by Versace.
                                      Pure as sunlight, an extraordinary bright hue that radiates with a fiery
                                      intensity, sparkling the way that only a diamond can.
                                      Pure sensuality, pure transparency, pure light: once more an authentic jewel
                                      of rare beauty unveiled in a fresh and vivid floral perfume;
                                      a new, captivating and voluptuous fragrance of true femininity,
                                      confident in her charm, in harmony with the
                                      unmistakable glamour of Versace.

                                      The Fragrance

                                      The fragrance unveils like a burst of light, gleaming and glistening.


                                      the crystalline luminosity of citron from Diamante
                                      the generous freshness of a pear sorbet
                                      fused amongst sparkling notes of bergamot and dynamic accents of neroli


                                     the rare elegance of orange blossom
                                     shines through the light of freesia and mimosa
                                     and the natural transparency of nymphea


                                     the sensuality of ambery woods
                                     the sunny and vibrant character of palo santo wood
                                     the refined presence of musk

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    The Levi’s® 511™ Commuter Skinny and Trucker Jacket for

    Cyclists Hits Stores This Week

    SAN FRANCISCO (JULY 11, 2011) – The Levi’s® brand is proud to introduce Commuter by Levi’s® – clothing designed and optimized specifically for the needs of the urban commuter cyclist.  Arriving in select Levi’s® Stores this week, the 511™ and Trucker Commuter products integrate an array of features that address cyclists performance, convenience, safety, mobility and protection needs while maintaining the durability and classic styling that people expect from the Levi’s® brand.  The launch of these products builds upon the Levi’s® brand’s commitment to innovation while tying back to the new global ‘Go Forth’ campaign which is a rally cry to create positive change in the world. 

    Erik Joule, senior vice president of Levi’s® Men’s Merchandising & Design says, “This product was born from innovation, classic American style and a personal passion for cycling – it’s about designing product for people who ride bikes, by people who ride bikes.  We knew that our jeans were already being worn by urban cyclists across the country, including our own designers.  We listened to what they wanted and created a product with performance traits for biking that also functions as daily street wear.”

    Built around the 511™ Skinny Jean, the Levi’s® brand’s most popular skinny fit for men, the 511™ Commuter features fabric and construction upgrades that increase mobility and durability, while protecting cyclists from the potential hazards of their daily commute.  The 511™ Commuter comes in two styles – a full length and cropped version – and both denim and non-denim fabrics.  The series also includes a Commuter version of the classic Levi’s® Trucker Jacket, an iconic work wear style that was first introduced in 1962 and has now been updated for the modern worker who demands performance and style on and off the road. 

    All Commuter by Levi’s® products blend form and function by utilizing the most cutting-edge performance apparel technologies.  The Levi’s® brand partnered with Swiss-based Schoeller Technologies AG to be the first to introduce NanoSphere® treatment into denim fabrication.  NanoSphere® technology makes denim fabric water resistant, dirt repellant and more durable. 

    The Levi’s® brand also consulted with technology-expert Clariant, a global supplier of specialty effects for textile, in order to implement the invisible but powerful technology that makes Commuter by Levi’s® clothing so unique.  All Commuter products feature Sanitized™ hygiene function, which provides protection against odors for long-lasting freshness and comfort, and 3M Scotchlite™ which subtly integrates 300,000 candle watt reflectivity into key areas of the garments. 

    In addition to these performance technologies, the Levi’s® brand also leveraged its own insights and superior construction techniques to make their new cycling products more commuter-friendly.  Both the Commuter by Levi’s® Trucker Jacket and the 511™ Commuter Skinny feature just the right amount of stretch to increase mobility while maintaining their signature fit.  The 511™ Commuter Skinny also features a raised back yolk that minimizes lower back gap, a reinforced crotch gusset that protects against ripping in this high stress area, double back layer pockets, a U-lock storage system and fabric reinforcements throughout.  The Trucker has extra utility pockets and modifications to the sleeves, cuffs and tail that enable more comfortable movement while cycling.

    “As an avid cyclist myself, I am confident this line has all of the key cycling-specific performance features cyclists value, but haven’t been able to find in other lifestyle clothing options,” added Joule.

    Commuter by Levi’s® clothing can be found at select independent bike shops in major metro cities as well as select Levi’s® Stores and at www.levi.com beginning this July. The line will also be available in select Urban Outfitters beginning in August.  The 511™ Commuter Skinny and 511™ Commuter Cropped Skinny retail for $78 and the Commuter Trucker Jacket retails for $128.To coincide with the introduction of the new Commuter by Levi’s® collection, the Levi’s® brand is partnering with Urban Outfitters  to launch the “Get in the Saddle” bike shop tour. The bike shop will go to where cyclists are and create temporary resource centers around the country complete with a bicycle tuning center, a custom commuter tailoring shop and a bicycle photo-booth. The tour kicks off in early August in New York City and ends in Portland in late September with stops in major cities along the way.

    Commuter by Levi’s® 511™ Skinny product features:

    · Utility waist band – specially designed for u-lock storage

    · Higher back rise – providing additional coverage when riding

    · NanoSphere® Technology – applied to make fabric water resistant, dirt repellant and durable

    · 3M Reflectivity – 3M Scotchlite™ Reflective Tape on interior cuff offers high level of visibility

    · Sanitized® built-in hygiene function – for long-lasting protection against odors

    · Reinforced Fabric – in crotch, back pockets and belt loop for durability

    · Performance Stretch Fabric – more stretchable for added mobility and comfort

    Commuter by Levi’s® Trucker Jacket product features:

    · NanoSphere® Technology - water resistant, dirt repellant, durable and protective

    · 3M Reflectivity – 3M Scotchlite™ Reflective Tape integrated on waistband adjusters and concealed for off the bike utility

    · Sanitized® built-in hygiene function – for long-lasting protection against odors

    · iPod front pocket – for modern convenience

    · Slight Drop tail – provides additional coverage

    · Touring Pockets – easy to reach rear storage with low-profile pockets

    · Accordion Sleeves – additional fabric that expands when in the riding stance for increased mobility

    · Angled front pockets – for easy access in all modes

    · Elongated cuffs – covers partial hand when riding


    The Levi’s® brand epitomizes classic American style and effortless cool.  Since their invention by Levi Strauss & Co. in 1873, Levi’s® jeans have become the most recognizable and imitated clothing in the world – capturing the imagination and loyalty of people for generations. Today, the Levi’s® brand portfolio continues to evolve through a relentless pioneering and innovative spirit that is unparalleled in the apparel industry.  This range of leading jeanswear and accessories are available in more than 110 countries, allowing individuals around the world to express their personal style.  For more information about the Levi’s® brand, its products and stores, visit www.levi.com.

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  • “The Tragedy of Tupac" A Theatrical Production by Angeli Kakade


    The Tradegey of Tupac Shakur or Who Shot Me? opened with an impressive two sold out shows at the Triad Theater September 13th, the late rapper’s 15th death anniversary.  The play is a 90-minute snap shot of Tupac Shakur’s life from a child witnessing his mother’s involvement in the Black Panther Party to the fateful night he was shot.  It is part comedy, part drama, and a fairly accurate portrayal of his aggressive personality and knack for pushing the lyrical boundaries; which subsequently led to his first record deal and ultimately to him becoming one of the greatest rappers of all time.


    Co- playwrights George Carroll and Christina Tyler are quite brilliant in their story telling and manage to capture Tupac’s sharp wit, quick temper, and emotional under layer.

    Actor Damian Bailey manages to make the job of bringing Tupac Shakur to life seem effortless. It also doesn’t hurt he shares a remarkable resemblance to the late rapper.


    The Tragedy of Tupac Shakur or Who Shot Me? has just signed on additional dates at New York City’s Triad Theater for November.


    Ticketing Info: www.brownpapertickets.com


    Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Tragedy-of-Tupac-A-Theatrical-Production/162245277166684


    The Triad Theater

    158 West 72nd Street

    New York, NY 10023-3320

    (212) 362-2590 


    Show dates and Times:


    Nov 2nd at 7pm and 9 pm

    Nov 3rd at 7pm and 9 pm


    "This play is either gonna be a moment or a movement!"

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  • Gossip Girl's Kelly Rutherford Attends Shop Italy NYC Launch

    Gossip Girl star Kelly Rutherford attended the VIP launch celebration for ITC’s Shop Italy NYC at Centre 548 in Chelsea on Tuesday night.  Surrounded by all things Italian, the actress, who spoke at the event’s press reception about her love of Italian fashion, wore an olive-colored dress by her favorite designer, announcing, “Thank goodness Gossip Girl got picked up for a fifth season so I can continue buying Bruno Cucinelli clothes!” After her speech, Kelly posed for photos and mingled with guests as they sipped cocktails courtesy of iconic Italian brand MARTINI.

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  • Bortolomiol Prosecco Announces Launch of “Giuliano Bortolomiol: Dreaming of Prosecco,” A Biography Honoring Company’s Iconoclastic Founder

    NEW YORK, June 29, 2011--Bortolomiol Valdobbiadene, a family-owned boutique winery, today
    announced the launch of “Giuliano Bortolomiol: Dreaming of Prosecco,” a newly published
    biography of the company’s iconoclastic founder.  The book, written by acclaimed journalist Ettore
    Gobbato and published by Veronelli Editore, will be available in the U.S. in the fall.  The book,
    translated into English, debuted at a special event at the Setai Fifth Avenue Hotel in New York City.  
    Featuring a Prosecco tasting by Elvira Bortolomiol, a Prosecco expert who is continuing Giuliano’s 
    Prosecco-making legacy, together with her mother and three sisters.

    The book, which is the first to honor a Prosecco maker, chronicles the life and accomplishments of
    Giuliano Bortolomiol, who transformed what was once a simple local wine into an internationally
    acclaimed sparkler.  Giuliano was the first to use the Charmat method to create Proseccos in a brut
    style.  This was controversial at the time, but was later widely adopted.  He also spearheaded the 
    region’s efforts to attain the DOCG designation.  It is part of the “Bold Series” by Veronelli Editore
    that spotlights men and women who valued the lands in which they lived and worked, were able to
    influence people’s behavior and, through their work, changed the status quo.

    “We are honored to have my father’s life documented and celebrated,” said Ms. Bortolomiol.  “He
    was a man of action who was passionate about making Prosecco a true star.  He was also very
    modest and personally shunned the spotlight.  I think he would be very proud of this sensitive and
    insightful depiction.”

    Ms. Bortolomiol showcased and poured three different Proseccos, Brut, Banda Rossa Extra Dry and
    Superiore di Cartizze Dry, which are renowned for their finesse, complexity and distinctiveness. 
    While Americans have in recent years come to appreciate Prosecco as a fun and lively aperitivo,
    these Bortolomiol Proseccos, with their DOCG designation, will introduce them to the highest level 
    of quality.  Classic Italian dishes, prepared by the chef of the Setai Fifth Avenue Hotel, will
    accompany these exceptional Proseccos.  Ms. Bortolomiol discussed the scenic Valdobbiadene
    region as one of Italy’s increasingly popular travel destinations and signed copies of the book, which
    was given to all attendees.

    About Bortolomiol Valdobbiadene
    Bortolomiol Valdobbiadene is a family-owned, boutique winery with the winemaking roots that date
    back to 1760, when Bartolomeo Bortolomiol began cultivating vines on the hillsides of 
    Valdobbiadene.  The company itself was founded in 1949 by Giuliano Bortolomiol, who 
    revolutionized how Prosecco was made and elevated it to a worldclass bubbly.  A master of the 
    Charmat method, he created the first Prosecco in the brut style in 1960.  Today Giuliano’s
    daughters--Maria Elena, Elvira, Luisa and Giuliana--together with their mother, Ottavia, carry on
    Giuliano’s legacy by producing award-winning Proseccos.  For more information, please visit
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