Los Angeles CA (August 8, 2007)
Dussault Apparel, Inc. (the “Company”) (OTCBB:DUSS)
Dussault Apparel™ Sponsors Indy Car
Jason Dussault, Founder, Chairman and Chief Creative Officer of Dussault Apparel Inc., is pleased to announce that Dussault Apparel™ has been invited to sponsor and design a car to be run in the IndyCar® Series (www.indycar.com). Dussault Apparel™ will be sponsoring and creating the graphic design for a race car with the Roth Racing team, owned by fellow Canadian Marty Roth. The Dussault™ sponsored car will participate in the September 9th Peak Antifreeze Indy 300, presented by Mr. Clean, at the Chicagoland Speed Raceway. This is the IndyCar® Series final race of the season to determine the 2007 IndyCar® Series Champion and will be broadcast by ABC seen in over 200 countries.
Jason Dussault states, “When Rich Abramson, from Simmons Abramson Marketing, approached us with this opportunity we were thrilled at the chance for Dussault™ to be involved with the IndyCar® Series. We believe this is an exceptional prospect for building brand exposure and establishing strategic corporate alliances. Working with Gene Simmons, our partner in Gene Simmons MoneyBag™, and the incredibly successful “I Am Indy” marketing program is an effective and exciting way of putting the Dussault Apparel™ name in front of millions of people over an extended period of tim e.”
Terry Fitzgerald, President, Dussault Apparel™, states, “Simmons Abramson Marketing has done wonders for the marketing of the IndyCar® Series and we are excited to work together with them on a Dussault Apparel™ sponsored car. Our Company appreciates the occasion to market our line of premium clothing and leather goods to a truly world wide audience.”
Gene Simmons and Rich Abramson, of Simmons Abramson Marketing, the outside marketing arm for the the IndyCar® Series, state, “Dussault Apparel™ and the IndyCar® Series, the meeting of two worlds, style and speed.”
Dussault Apparel, Inc. has an agreement to acquire the premium fashion brand Dussault Custom Ink™ (www.dussaultink.com). A designer, manufacturer, wholesaler and retailer of high-end quality apparel, its expanding product line includes custom designed hoodies, jeans, jewelry, T-shirts, hats and leather goods. An accelerated growth company, Dussault Custom Ink™ is opening its flagship location in Los Angeles , California , on fashionable Melrose Ave.
For more information please contact:
310-424-5244 (US) / 604-628-4946 ( Canada )
This news release contains "forward-looking statements," as that term is defined in Section 27A of the United States Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Statements in this press release that are not purely historical are forward-looking statements and include any statements regarding beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions regarding the future. Such forward-looking statements include, among other things, the eventual participation of a Dussault sponsored car in the September 9th Peak Antifreeze Indy 300 race, or the building of brand exposure through participation with the IndyCar® Series.
Actual results could differ from those projected in any forward-looking statements due to numerous factors. Such factors include, among others, Dussault’s ability to design and manufacture its products, the ability of the products to gain market acceptance; and the difficulties faced by an early stage retail fashion company in the competitive retail fashion industry. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this news release, and the Company assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements, or to update the reasons why actual results could differ from those projected in the forward-looking statements. Although the Company believes that the beliefs, plans, expectations and intentions contained in this press release are reasonable, there can be no assurance that such beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions will prove to be accurate. Investors should consult all of the information set forth herein and should also refer to the risk factors disclosure outlined in the Company's recent current reports on Form 8-K, our annual report on Form 10-KSB, our quarterly reports on Form 10-QSB and other periodic and current reports filed from tim e-to- tim e with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Hilary Duff Joins With Michaels to Launch 'stuff by hilary duff' DIY Fashion Crafts
Teens and 'Tweens Can Now Create Their Own Fashions with Hilary Duff's DIY Line at Michaels
-- Hilary Duff, the international chart-topping recording artist, actress, designer, business woman and philanthropist, has partnered with Michaels Stores, Inc., the largest specialty retailer of arts and crafts, to introduce a line of stuff by hilary duff "Design It Yourself" fashion crafts in over 900 Michaels North American stores. This is Michaels' first teen celebrity alliance, which further enhances the company's product offerings to the teen and 'tween consumer market.
The stuff by hilary duff DIY fashion accessories and embellishments include more than 40 hip, funky fashion products inspiring customers to reinvent existing products or clothing. Using the stuff by hilary duff sportswear collection as inspiration, Hilary chose her favorite trims, details and graphics for charms, patches and iron-on transfers. The DIY collection includes bold chain link bracelets and necklaces, and cool vintage-inspired charms to easily create fashion masterpieces. T-shirts, hand bags and hats become a canvas to embellish with iron-on graphics, studs and stones. In addition, military and heraldic inspired crests are being featured in the collection.
"My new line of DIY fashion crafts at Michaels under my stuff by hilary duff label allows you to get creative with your style -- so you can always wear something new to highlight your own individuality," said Hilary Duff.
Hilary provides the design direction for the stuff by hilary duff line. This new line seamlessly complements Michaels' vast assortment of approximately 40,000 products including apparel crafts, beading, jewelry making and kids crafts. Michaels will provide customers an opportunity to add their personalized style to fitted T-shirts and handbags during complimentary in-store demonstrations of stuff by hilary duff DIY fashion in all Michaels stores, nationwide and in Canada, on Sunday, August 26 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. local time. Customers can visit http://www.michaels.com/ to find a store nearby.
"Hilary embodies the spirit of the Michaels' customer with her individual sense of style and her creative edge," said David Abelman, senior vice president of marketing for Michaels. "'Tweens and teens are embracing crafting as part of developing their identity. The stuff by hilary duff DIY fashion collection fuels their personal creativity and imagination, and it further enhances our DIY crafting assortment."
The Hilary Duff and Michaels partnership is the second significant alliance Michaels has announced this year, the first of which was with Martha Stewart to launch Martha Stewart Crafts(TM), introduced in May.
About Michaels Stores, Inc. Michaels Stores, Inc. (http://www.michaels.com/) is the largest specialty retailer of arts and crafts. With more than 900 stores in the United States and Canada, the company carries a wide selection of products in arts, crafts, framing, floral, home decor and seasonal merchandise. Michaels also operates specialty stores under different brand names including Aaron Brothers, Recollections and Star Decorators Wholesale.
About Hilary Duff
Hilary Duff is an internationally celebrated multi-platinum, chart-topping recording artist, headlining concert performer, actress, designer, philanthropist and business woman. Hilary launches her next world concert tour this summer, with multi-city appearances in the U.S., Canada and points abroad. Hilary's latest CD Dignity released April 3 as the #1 new album release on Billboard 200. Hilary kicks off the U.S. leg of her tour August 6 in Everett, Washington. Her latest music video Stranger was the hot shot debut on Billboard's Club Chart and is a top 10 video on MTV's TRL since its launch. Her previous single With Love was #1 on MTV's TRL and the most-added single on national Top 40 radio. As a fashion designer, Hilary is actively involved with her design team in leading the design process to expand her fashion, beauty and home products business globally, including her 'tween fashion label stuff by hilary duff with the collection in the U.S. at top national and regional retailers including Kohl's and Wal-Mart and at Zellers in Canada. Hilary's teen designer label hilary duff kicked off with the launch of Hilary's fragrance line With Love ... Hilary Duff which Hilary designed and created for Elizabeth Arden, now in department and specialty stores and mid-tier and mass market retailers. For more information on Hilary, please visit her website at http://www.hilaryduff.com/.
Source: Michaels Stores, Inc.
Mercedes-Benz Dives Into Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Miami Swim With Sleek Microsite Featuring Supermodel Tyson Beckford and Honoring Lauded Fashion House Badgley Mischka With 'Mercedes-Benz Presents'
-- Mercedes-Benz is setting the stage for the hottest fashion week Miami has ever seen. Stepping into its new role as title sponsor, Mercedes-Benz is launching a dynamic microsite (www.mbusa.com/miamiswim) with exclusive content dedicated to Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Miami Swim and featuring supermodel Tyson Beckford. Among Beckford's assigments in Miami is getting a behind-the-scenes look at the debut of the 2008 Badgley Mischka Swimwear collection from Mark Badgley and James Mischka, who have been selected as this season's "Mercedes-Benz Presents" designers.
"Mercedes-Benz Presents" recognizes designers that share common attributes with Mercedes-Benz including pace-setting style, the highest quality and meticulous attention to detail. Badgley Mischka's entrance into swimwear with their premier 2008 collection will take place in the Beachway runway at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Miami Swim on Wednesday, July 11 at 7:00 p.m. Mercedes-Benz and Badgley Mischka have joined forces before: in 2003 Mercedes- Benz presented Badgley Mischka's Fall 2004 Collection in New York. Fellow designers to have previously received this recognition (at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Smashbox Studios/Los Angeles, and Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York) include Miguel Androver, Peter Som, Kevan Hall, Monique Lhuillier and Anthony Franco.
In addition to interviewing Mark Badgley and James Mischka and seeing first hand how the designers will unveil their swimwear collection, Tyson Beckford will also host "So Damn Hot" for the microsite. This mini-film tours the chichest spots in South Beach with the all new 2008 Mercedes-Benz C-Class, which arrives in showrooms on August 7 and is the featured vehicle on the microsite.
For more information about Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Miami Swim at the Raleigh and for a schedule of shows and events, visit www.mbfashionweek.com/miami.
ABOUT THE 2008 C-Class
The star of the show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Miami Swim and on the microsite (www.mbusa.com/miamiswim), the next-generation 2008 C-Class sedan is slightly larger than its highly successful predecessor, with a greater emphasis on agility, comfort and safety. With a nod to the recently introduced S-Class sedan, the look of the new mid-size C-Class reveals the latest Mercedes design idiom that's characterized by an edgy interplay of taut lines and wide, rounded surfaces. Available in three V6-powered models, the C350 Sport, the C300 Luxury and the C300 Sport, the new C-Class is available on August 7th at Mercedes-Benz dealers nationwide.
Mercedes-Benz USA, headquartered in Montvale, New Jersey, is responsible for the sales, marketing and service of all Mercedes-Benz and Maybach products in the United States. In 2007, Mercedes-Benz USA became the title sponsor of IMG's New York, Los Angeles and Miami Fashion Weeks, signifying the first time all three properties have been united under a single sponsor. Mercedes-Benz is also the title sponsor of the inaugural Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin taking place in July 2007. In 2006, Mercedes-Benz USA achieved an all-time sales record of 248,080 new vehicles, setting the highest sales volume ever in its history and achieving 13 consecutive years of sales growth. More information on MBUSA and its products can be found on the Internet at www.mbusa.com "http://www.mbusa.com/" and www.maybachusa.com "http://www.maybachusa.com/".
ABOUT BADGLEY MISCHKA
Based in New York City, Badgley Mischka is known for its luxury eveningwear sold through the most prestigious stores in the world, including Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue and Nordstrom. The brand has expanded to include: Badgley Mischka Couture, Badgley Mischka Platinum and Sportswear collections, handbags, jewelry, sunglasses, swimwear, bridal, home, fragrance, footwear, and belts. Founded in 1988 by designers Mark Badgley and James Mischka, Badgley Mischka has been named one of the "Top 10 American Designers" by Vogue magazine, and has dressed numerous celebrities, including Kate Winslet, Madonna, Halle Berry, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Jennifer Lopez, Sarah Jessica Parker and Ashley Judd.
Web site: http://www.mbusa.com/
MERCEDES-BENZ FASHION WEEK MIAMI SWIM 2008 COLLECTIONS
Record number of international designers join this years lineup of leading US designers
July 3, 3007, Miami, FL – The style and glamour found on beaches around the world will now be seen in Miami Beach as Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Miami Swim announces a lineup that includes top international swimwear designers from around the world.
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Miami Swim brings together industry insiders, buyers, celebrities and VIPs to create one of the most distinctive events in swimwear design. This season’s attendees will enjoy collections from Brazilian designers Cia.Marítima, Mirla Sabino and Rosa Cha, Italian designs from DE et DR and Miss Bikini and from down under designed by Australian designer Zimmermann – making nearly half of the event’s line-up from abroad. Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Miami Swim marks the US debut for designers DE et DR, Miss Bikini and Zimmermann. These international designers will share the lineup with Miami’s own Red Carter LA’s Ashley Paige and Shay Todd and swimwear collection debut’s from Badgley Mischka, True Religion and Jessica Simpson
"We are extremely pleased to be hosting such a strong portfolio of international designers as well as talented designers and swimwear brands from the US," said svp of IMG Fashion Fern Mallis. "Already in its third year, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Miami Swim is certainly the strongest global platform for any swimwear designer."
“I am so pleased about presenting our US debut collection for DE et DR at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Miami Swim,” commented principal and designer Deborah Martinelli Bonavia. Deborah continued “We look to Miami Swim as the perfect venue to introduce our swimwear collection to the American market and I look forward to showing our version of European swimwear that is elegant yet very sexy.”
"Zimmermann is the hot, sexy Bondi girl and through our show in Miami we aim to show the US what she is about. We believe Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Miami Swim is the ideal setting to premiere this effortless but luxurious look; it's a sexy bikini, great vintage accessories and a dress that takes her from beach or poolside to the bar," said Nicky Zimmermann, Designer and Director of Zimmermann.
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Miami Swim will be held July 10-14 at Miami Beach’s historic Raleigh Hotel featuring shows by Jacquelyne Love Bella Mar Swim, Rosa Cha, Badgley Mischka, Cia.Marítima, Xtra Life LYCRA®, DE et DR Don Eduardo et Donna Rosalia, True Religion, Red Carter, Ashley Paige, ANK by Mirla Sabino, BECCA, Shay Todd, Miss Bikini, Zimmermann, Parke & Ronen and Jessica Simpson. Invited guests can access the three venues, the Cabana Grande, Beachway and Oasis through the event lobby at Collins Avenue at 18th Street, directly next to the hotel’s main entrance.
Joining title sponsor Mercedes-Benz in sponsoring the shows this season will be LYCRA®, Smashbox Cosmetics, the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau, DHL, AT&T, The Raleigh, Havaianas, Nivea, Sunsilk, Continental Airlines, Peroni, Imperia Vodka, Ocean Drive Magazine, California Apparel News, The Swim Journal and ULTRA HD.
Further details and announcements on this event will follow.
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Miami Swim 2008 Collections will be held July 10 to 14, 2007. For more information, and for press and industry registration, please visit us online at www.mbfashionweek.com/miami.
About IMG Fashion
IMG Fashion, a division of international sports, entertainment and media giant IMG, is the global leader in the management and production of fashion weeks and designer fashion events. Its portfolio of events in the United States includes FashionWeekLive presented by Sephora and Mercedes-Benz Fashion Weeks in New York, Los Angeles and Miami. Internationally, IMG Fashion produces, manages and/or represents Rosemount Australia Fashion Week in Melbourne and Sydney, the Singapore Fashion Festival presented by MasterCard, Lakme Fashion Week in Mumbai, Fashion Fringe in London, Milan Fashion Week, Fashion Week in Moscow, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin and Pakistan Fashion Week.
IMG Fashion’s The Daily Group publishes The Daily Front Row, the bi-monthly Fashion Mini, The Daily Front Row Extra and www.fashionweekdaily.com, all content that is also syndicated to newspapers and magazines across the globe.
The divisions network also includes IMG Models, the world’s number one modeling agency with offices in New York, London, Paris and Milan and Art + Commerce, the worlds leading agency for photographers, art directors, stylists and makeup artists.
For more information on IMG and its business visit www.imgworld.com.
About Mercedes-Benz USA
Mercedes-Benz USA, headquartered in Montvale, New Jersey, is responsible for the sales, marketing and service of all Mercedes-Benz and Maybach products in the United States. In 2007, Mercedes-Benz USA became the title sponsor of IMG's New York, Los Angeles and Miami Fashion Weeks, signifying the first time all three properties have been united under a single sponsor. Mercedes-Benz is also the title sponsor of the inaugural Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin taking place in July 2007. In 2006, Mercedes-Benz USA achieved an all-time sales record of 248,080 new vehicles, setting the highest sales volume ever in its history and achieving 13 consecutive years of sales growth. More information on MBUSA and its products can be found on the Internet at www.mbusa.com and www.maybachusa.com.
DUSSUALT ANNOUNCES NEW PRESIDENT AND DIRECTOR
Vancouver, BC (June 25, 2007) – [OTCBB: DUSS]: Jason Dussault, Designer, Director and Founder of DUSSAULT APPAREL (the “Company”) is pleased to announce the appointment of Terry Fitzgerald as President and Director of the Company. Fitzgerald has been the President and COO of the multi-million dollar company Todd McFarlane Entertainment, Inc. for the last eight years.
Dussault states, "The addition of Terry Fitzgerald as President is one of the most integral steps in successfully building DUSSAULT into a multi- national and multi-million dollar company. Terry has not only the experience but also the attention to detail that it takes to propel our company to the heights I know we can achieve. His proven track record in management and negotiation speaks for itself. With the marriage of our highly acclaimed designs and our new avenues of distribution, DUSSAULT is primed for the spotlight."
Fitzgerald states, “DUSSAULT is a cutting edge, forward thinking apparel company and I am very excited to work side by side with creative mastermind Jason Dussault. For the past twenty years I have been partnered with Todd McFarlane, the world's most widely known and number one selling comic book artist and privately owned toy company owner. Together we expanded the company from two employees to well over 150, and turned a single monthly comic book into a conglomerate of companies producing action figures, multi-line comic books, property licensing and entertainment projects. I enjoyed the challenge of the expansion and helping grow the company into the nine figure retail earner that it is today. In Jason I see the same drive, energy, creative inventiveness and determination to own the world. To have the opportunity to build another dynasty from the ground up is very exciting to me. I have no doubt we will have DUSSAULT stores in all the major metro areas around the world, and our clothing on the truly fashion conscious.”
Fitzgerald brings to the Company 16-years of corporate experience in the licensing, design, entertainment, and manufacturing arenas. After graduating from university in British Columbia , Canada , he relocated to Portland , Oregon to help create the McFarlane Group of companies with partner Todd McFarlane. In 1992, Todd McFarlane Productions, Inc., a comic book company that to date has sold over 125 million comic books, in 30 different languages worldwide, was formed. He was integral in the acquisition and subsequent expansion of a manufacturing company that would later be known as McFarlane Toys. This company is known for its highly detailed action figures of licensed properties such as the Simpsons, Halo, the Matrix, Kiss, Elvis, MLB, NBA, NFL and NHL players, the Terminator, and the Beatles. With his vital involvement at the executive level, the McFarlane Group has grown from a two-person organization to one that now has distribution in four continents at such retailing partners as Wal-Mart, Target, K-Mart, Toys’R’Us and Kaybee. To date total retail spending on McFarlane Toys action figures totals well over $1 billion. As President and COO of Todd McFarlane Entertainment, Inc., he oversaw the development and production of feature films and television series for New Line Cinema, Paramount Pictures, Universal Pictures, Warner Bros. Pictures, Home Box Office, UPN and Fox Television. Mr. Fitzgerald’s role as producer and/or director of
these projects, as well as on music videos, has garnered him two Emmy Awards, two Grammy Award nominations with one win, nine MTV Music Video Award nominations with two wins and one MuchMusic Music Video Award.
Dussault and Fitzgerald have been working together for the last year since meeting on the McFarlane DUSSUALT collaboration of the comic book character DEUCE THE DESTROYER, based on Jason himself.
DUSSAULT - Custom Made Stardom.
DUSSAULT COLLABORATES WITH TRADITIONAL
HAIDA ARTIST JAMES ADKINS TO CREATE JEWELRY LINE
Vancouver, BC (June 14, 2007) – Jason “Deuce” Dussault, designer and owner of DUSSAULT CUSTOM INK, is pleased to announce that traditional Haida artist James Adkins will be creating pieces for DUSSAULT CUSTOM INK.
Jason met James when they collaborated on a Limited Edition Dussault Hoodie for Anthony Kiedis of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Jason was so impressed with James' work he asked him if it was possible to design bracelets, pendants and buckles for DUSSAULT. James continues, "When I met Jason I knew he respected the same ideology. Working with Jason allows me to be a pure artist and span the bridge of past and present in my work."
Jason states, “James, with the guidance of his ancestors, hand-carves jewelry in the traditional Haida Gwaii style. He calls himself a medium for the powers of his ancestors’ spirits when he lays tools to silver. Creating a new technique of cross-hatching he puts his personal touch on every piece of jewelry he carves using tools that he makes himself. The results are truly amazing. The hand carved, one of a kind DUSSAULT pieces are so unique. The use of skull imagery in Haida art work has never been done before in jewelry. Imagine Haida art goes rock and roll!”
In these jewelry designs James has created for DUSSAULT, he has embodied Jason’s progressive thinking while staying anchored in the rich heritage of Haida Gwaii art. James states, “Jason has had me stretch the First Nations art envelope with the DUSSAULT pieces. These pieces are absolutely unique. Made from stainless steel, sterling and gold, some are embedded with diamonds and precious stones.” Prices range from $5000.to $30,000.
James’ work will be available by consultation only at DEUCE at 56 Powell St. in Vancouver and will available at the new DUSSAULT flagship store at 8010 Melrose in Los Angeles . To showcase Jason’s and James’ Northwest heritages, Jason has enlisted the skills of the legendary Haida artist Jay Simeon to carve a DUSSAULT skull from a single piece of 1000 year old Red Cedar that Mr. Simeon had been letting cure in a mix of tar and honey for years while waiting for project worthy of its mystique. This 5 foot long carving will be unveiled at the Melrose store opening.
Jason Dussault and James Adkins, two creative powers, are bringing progression and tradition together in this collaboration.
As well, a Limited Edition of the Hoodies designed for Anthony Kiedis of the Red Hot Chili Peppers are available in Vancouver at 56 Powell and at L2 Leone and at the LA store. They retail for $650.
DUSSAULT CUSTOM INK, known as DEUCE CUSTOM INK in Canada , is a forward thinking, high-end street wear clothing line from Vancouver . Jason has created a line that blends a sense of nostalgia with a promise for the future. He has recently designed hoodies for Pamela Anderson, Nelly Furtado, Carmelo Anthony, B.E.P., and Robin Williams. This list is already long enough to make Santa jealous and continues to grow. DUSSAULT - Custom Made Stardom. www.DUSSAULTINK.COM -
Shop in Your Own Closet With TLC's New Series I'VE GOT NOTHING TO WEAR --New Six-Part Series Premieres Friday, June 22, After TLC's Popular WHAT NOT TO WEAR--
-- Every woman goes through it: a closet full of clothes but nothing seems to look quite right. At last, TLC offers a solution to the age-old dilemma of too many clothes but "nothing to wear." I'VE GOT NOTHING TO WEAR premieres Friday, June 22, at 10 PM (ET/PT) and tackles America's wardrobe crisis one closet at a time!
I'VE GOT NOTHING TO WEAR shows viewers another way to go green by recycling what's already in their closet. Each half-hour episode focuses on one woman in the midst of a fashion meltdown and in conflict with her closet. Resident stylist Jorge Ramone and three design prodigies, under the guidance of designer George Simonton, have three days and little more than their creativity to recycle, reuse and rejuvenate the clothes already in her closet into a fabulous new wardrobe.
The I'VE GOT NOTHING TO WEAR fashion intervention begins when Jorge combs through the "victim's" current wardrobe and sorts out the items worth salvaging from the utter fashion crimes. The condemned couture is sent to designer George Simonton's "chop-shop," where three design prodigies cull, rip, redesign and sew the pieces into something totally new. An outdated pair of slacks might become an evening gown and a gold lame bolero jacket might become a trendy clutch. While George watches over the prodigies' productivity, Jorge takes the fashionably challenged candidate on a shopping trip to secure a few classic pieces that no wardrobe should be without. After a lot of hard work and fabric on the cutting room floor, George reveals the prodigies' new designs to an astonished audience. The old wardrobe is completely transformed with fresh, stylish and wearable pieces. The intervention is complete when Jorge combines the salvaged clothes, newly bought classic items and the revamped pieces into a "look book" that shows the student how to mix, match to make the most of her new wardrobe!
I'VE GOT NOTHING TO WEAR addresses the closet catastrophe so many women face on a daily basis. Beginning in late June, viewers can visit the TLC Fashion Guide at TLC.com for more fashion tips. Offering a rich immersive online experience, the TLC Fashion Guide expands on TLC's fashion and lifestyle programming. Visitors to TLC.com will find information and advice from some of TLC's leading experts, including the cast of WHAT NOT TO WEAR, 10 YEARS YOUNGER, and other popular shows.
I'VE GOT NOTHING TO WEAR is produced by New Harbor Entertainment. Linda Benya is the executive producer for New Harbor Entertainment and Pamela Deutsch is executive producer for TLC.
About Discovery Communications
Discovery Communications is the number-one nonfiction media company reaching more than 1.5 billion cumulative subscribers in over 170 countries. Through TV and digital media, Discovery's 100-plus worldwide networks include Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Discovery Health, The Science Channel, and Discovery HD Theater. Discovery Communications is owned by Discovery Holding Co. (NASDAQ:DISCA) (NASDAQ:DISCB) , Advance/Newhouse Communications and John S. Hendricks, Discovery's founder and chairman. For more information please visit www.discovery.com.
Sleep Country USA's Dual-City Pajama Bowls a "Striking" Success for Foster Kids
Second-Annual Event Drew More Than 630 Participants and Raised Over $61,000 in Cash for Local Foster Kids June 11, 2007 -- Sleep Country USA, the Northwest's largest seller of premium mattress sets, proudly announced today the tremendous success of its annual Pajama Bowl, which included the addition of a second event for its Portland, Oregon community.
People Bowled in their Pajamas?
That's right! More than 630 individuals rolled out of bed and into the bowling alley to help area children in foster care. Taking place on Sunday, May 20th in Vancouver, Washington, and Sunday, June 3rd, in Tukwila, Washington, Sleep Country USA invited its Pacific Northwest community to participate in its second-annual Pajama Bowl event. Each team was responsible for raising a minimum pledge amount of $250.00, with additional pledge dollars converting into points the day of the event. Teams were scored based on pledges, pajamas and bowling scores, along with extra points awarded to raffle winners.
There Were Prizes?
Yes! The six top scoring teams qualified for prizes. The grand-prize winning team of five at each event all took home brand new Simmons® Beautyrest® mattress sets, also known as the "Bowling Ball" mattress. The remaining teams that placed were awarded gift certificates for local restaurants and bowling parties, as well as Tempur-Pedic pillows for each team member. Several of the winners opted to donate their prizes to foster kids, including the donation of brand new mattresses by the grand-prize winning team in Washington.
Along With Cash, People Donated Winnings to Foster Kids?
"We are delighted to be such a significant part of this incredibly generous community," said Terry Horsley, Vice President of Brand Strategy, Sleep Country USA. "Being able to give our foster care organization partners tens of thousands of dollars in cash is tremendously helpful in supporting their efforts to help these children have a happy childhood and successful transition into adulthood. The additional donation of prizes was remarkable and reinforces our belief that while not everyone can be a foster parent, anyone can help a foster child™."
Can I Bowl Next Year?
Absolutely! This year's donations will be distributed to the 18 foster care partner organizations that Sleep Country supports, helping the more than 23,000 foster children in Washington and Oregon. The company plans to execute both events again next year, along with its six annual drives that occur throughout the year to help obtain key material items for foster children. So in fact, you can help now. Visit www.sleepcountry.com to learn more about how to donate to the company's current foster kid's drive.
About Sleep Country USA
Sleep Country USA is the No. 1 mattress seller in the Northwestern United States, with more than 60 retail stores throughout Washington and Oregon. The company was founded in 1991 and features top-quality brand-name mattresses and premium adjustable beds, futons, and wood and metal accent beds. An industry visionary, Sleep Country USA strives to help every customer "choose well to live well." The company is active in its communities, hosting ongoing events that benefit the area's more than 23,000 foster children. For more information about Sleep Country USA or Sleep Country Foster Kids, please visit www.sleepcountry.com.
SATURN to Present Third Annual LA FASHION AWARDS
Save the Date: October 26, 2007
-- In honor of both style and excellence, General Motors' Saturn brand will once again "rev" up the 2007 Los Angeles Fashion Awards as the event's presenting sponsor.
"Saturn is proud to continue its tradition of supporting the LA FASHION AWARDS and helping drive design forward," said Randy Parker, marketing manager for Saturn in GM's Western region. "With Saturn's new look, we are always pushing our own personal design and character, and are honored to be part of an evening that celebrates the fashionable independent Southern California lifestyle."
"We are thrilled to have GM's award-winning Saturn brand supporting the LA FASHION AWARDS," said event co-founder/producer Jennifer Üner. "We've seen a lot of innovation from Saturn in the last year and we are proud to feature Saturn at the 2007 LA FASHION AWARDS."
The slate of 2007 nominees and honorees will be announced at a VIP reception in July. Select mezzanine and balcony level tickets will go on sale to the public in September for the October 26 event at LA's historic Orpheum Theatre.
General Motors' Saturn brand markets vehicles in the U.S. and Canada through a network of about 500 retailers, with a focus on providing innovative products with solid value and excellent customer service. In 2006, Saturn undertook a major revitalization of its portfolio with four new vehicles: the Sky roadster, the Aura midsize sedan, the Vue Green Line hybrid and the larger Outlook crossover. Saturn continues its aggressive growth plans in 2007, with the all-new 2008 Vue compact crossover (now available) and the new 2008 Astra small car (Fall 2007).
LA FASHION AWARDS
Now in its third year, the Los Angeles Fashion Awards has become LA's signature annual fashion industry event. By illuminating the best in California fashion, the world is put on notice that LA is not just an entertainment capital, but also a true fashion capital. Indeed, Los Angeles is home to the largest Fashion District in the nation, with an apparel manufacturing industry that employs more people than New York's. This annual awards and honors program, multimedia portfolio, and runway stage production spotlights individual talents for public recognition and provides a benchmark of achievement for others.
For more information, please visit www.LAFashionAwards.com
The Fashion House Previews Women's Designer Spring 2008 Footwear Lines at FFANY
May 30, 2007 -- The Fashion House, Inc. (OTCBB: FHHI), a company specializing in the design, licensing, and marketing of women's designer footwear, will preview its Spring 2008 collections at the Fashion Footwear Association of New York's (FFANY) Shoe Expo to be held June 5-7 in New York.
The Fashion House, a Los Angeles-based company, will unveil its collections to retail buyers present at FFANY. To optimize exposure to department stores and key independent retailers, The Fashion House will show in two venues. Shoes from the ISAAC Isaac Mizrahi collection will be showcased at The Crown Building on Manhattan's famed 5th Ave, while BLASS Bill Blass; O Oscar, An Oscar de La Renta Co.; and tyler. Richard Tyler will be shown at the Hilton on Avenue of the Americas, alongside other top brands.
"FFANY is always an exciting show," said John Hanna, President and CEO of The Fashion House. "It's the first time retailers have a chance to see the new Spring product and it's great for us to hear their feedback. Early orders placed help us determine what our strong styles will be going into the selling season."
The Fashion House participates in the FFANY show 4 times a year, showing all brands in June and December and previewing salon and couture brands in January and July.
About The Fashion Footwear Association of New York
Founded in 1979, The Fashion Footwear Association of New York, known as FFANY, is a non-profit trade association representing footwear manufacturers globally. FFANY's mission is to promote and assist the common business interests of its members, who include over 300 footwear manufacturers, representing over 800 fashion footwear brands.
About The Fashion House, Inc.
The Fashion House is a design-driven footwear company that harnesses the established value of the world's most successful brands to bring quality women's footwear and glamour to the mass market through top department stores and other major retail channels. The Fashion House designs, manufactures, and licenses women's designer footwear for high-profile designer brands. The Company has signed exclusive worldwide licensing agreements with a number of global fashion industry leaders including Bill Blass, Oscar de la Renta, Richard Tyler and Isaac Mizrahi, to develop and design footwear product lines that bear these valuable brand names. The Fashion House actively pursues new business opportunities and continued growth in a strategy of acquisitions of sustainable niche brands, optimal penetration of existing sales channels and the expansion of Web-based and other traditional catalog operations. For additional information about our company, visit www.thefashionhouseinc.com.
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May 29Sarah Jessica Parker and Steve & Barry's Celebrate the Launch of BITTEN Consumers Across America Given Once in a Lifetime Opportunity to "Get BITTEN" with Parker
-- Actress and fashion icon Sarah Jessica Parker joined Steve & Barry's(R) to celebrate the launch of BITTEN(TM), the star's first-ever apparel line, last week in New York City. The star-studded launch party appropriately titled "Fashion Is Not A Luxury, It's A Right" attracted Adam Glassman of O The Oprah Magazine, Suze Yalof Schwartz of Glamour Magazine, Zac Posen, Narsciso Rodriguez, Jessica Seinfeld, Amy Sacco, Beth Ostrowsky, Robert Verdi, Kat Deluna, The Misshapes, Eric Hughes, Brian O'Halloran, Steve Shore and Barry Prevor, founders and Co-CEOs of Steve & Barry's. Images are currently available at www.wireimage.com and www.patrickmcmullan.com.
Beginning June 7th, the line will be sold exclusively at Steve & Barry's locations nationwide, with every item priced at $19.98 or less. The much anticipated consumer launch is accompanied by a chance to win a once in a lifetime opportunity to meet and shop with Sarah Jessica Parker. The nationwide promotion, "Take a Bite of the Big Apple! Get BITTEN with Sarah Jessica Parker," offers three lucky winners a trip for two to NYC for a private BITTEN shopping spree with Parker. To enter, customers are invited to log on to www.bittensjp.com, print out an entry form, and bring it to any participating Steve & Barry's location on June 7th between 7am and 11am local time. Only a limited number of forms will be available in stores during this time.
BITTEN reflects Parker's personal sense of style and taste, with her own wardrobe serving as the inspiration for the majority of the pieces. Parker, along with a team of designers, created a collection of high quality, affordable sportswear for women of all ages and sizes. By August (the unveiling of its fall line), the BITTEN Collection will offer approximately 500 apparel and accessories pieces in a full size range from XS-XXL in tops, 0-22 in bottoms, and 5-11 in shoes.
Parker hopes BITTEN will be greeted with the same enthusiasm and success as the Starbury(TM) line which was introduced last year by Steve & Barry's and NBA(R) star Stephon Marbury. Starbury is a collection of high quality, affordable sneakers and clothes -- including a $14.98 sneaker Marbury wears on-court for the NY Knicks(R) -- created to help eliminate the incredible pressure young men feel to spend top dollar on that merchandise. Parker says she was inspired to collaborate with Steve & Barry's in part because the mission of the Starbury Collection inspired her to do the same thing for women.
"Women should be able to wear great clothes and not lie in bed at night feeling guilty about how much money they've spent," said Parker. "Steve & Barry's has made me a believer: High quality, luxurious clothes do not need to cost as much as we've been led to think."
The name BITTEN was driven by Parker's reaction when she was first introduced to Steve & Barry's. Parker was blown away by the company's mission and "bitten by the Steve & Barry's bug" after walking into a Steve & Barry's store for the first time.
BITTEN will be merchandised in a store-within-store environment featuring specially designed fixtures, signage packages, and plasma monitors running segments of "The BITTEN Story," a documentary on Parker's life and her vision for the fashion line. More information about the BITTEN and Steve & Barry's brands is available online at www.bittensjp.com.
ABOUT STEVE & BARRY'S
New York-based Steve & Barry's(R) is a leading casual apparel retailer that offers high quality merchandise at astonishing low prices for men, women and children. Founded in 1985, the company operates nearly 200 anchor and junior anchor shopping center and mall-based locations throughout the U.S. The entire family can find incredible values on Steve & Barry's full lines of denim, t-shirts, cargos, jackets, footwear, shorts, sweatshirts, jerseys, hats, hoodies, chinos, tanks, polos and more. The launch of BITTEN(TM) is part of an aggressive growth strategy for Steve & Barry's in terms of brand strategy, footprint and product mix. Additional information and store locations can be found at www.steveandbarrys.com.
ABOUT SARAH JESSICA PARKER
An award-winning actress, Parker is best known to audiences as "Carrie Bradshaw," the writer-romantic from the hit HBO series, "Sex and the City." An actress since childhood, Parker has appeared in scores of films including "Honeymoon in Vegas," "Ed Wood," "LA Story," and "State and Main." Parker recently starred alongside Matthew McConaughey in the hit romantic comedy "Failure to Launch". Parker will soon be seen in "Smart People" with Dennis Quaid.
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