Hollywood, July 30th, 2006 - For their 19th annual summer party, D.A.S.K. Productions brought the Big Apple to the City of Angels transforming the Paramount Pictures Studio Lot into a mini New York City. Street performers, musicians, DJs, two jazz and blues cabarets, 30 full service bars, portrait artists, graffiti artists, and body painting artists offered a sampling of the social diversity available in New York. Guests toured Little Italy, Greenwich Village, Little Havana, Chinatown, and my favorite, the Fashion District in less than hour while enjoying the sights, sounds, and food of the mini-NYC block party.
Los Angelinos, turned New Yorkers for the night, gathered for fun and philanthropy. The D.A.S.K. summer party hosted a silent auction that benefited the P.S. I Love You Foundation, a foundation that finds creative ways to bring at-risk children together with community members to share time, support, laughter, and love. All in all, they bring a positive impact to the lives of at-risk youth: youths who live in or near poverty level within a one parent or no parent family unit, live in shelters, attend Title I schools, and live in the lowest income areas of Los Angeles.
The Statue of Liberty, Broadway, Empire State Building, Times Square, and Central Park...New York has it all! However, all of these sites pale in comparison to the ever-evolving, massively magnificent fashion scene in New York. Thus, as I nibbled on popcorn and pizza, I was overjoyed to find the mini-Fashion District at the D.A.S.K summer party! Tables and clothes racks displaying the dresses, designer jeans, designer handbags, and handmade jewelry were tightly packed into a mini-New York block. Guests strolled by, sometimes taking a moment to peruse a jewelry table and sometimes screaming with excitement over the deeply discounted Chloe handbag miraculously discovered buried in a mountain of Rock n' Republic jeans. Portable clothes racks were straining to support the seemingly endless supply of sexy summer dresses, trendy tops, and eber-cool cardigans. I, a true fashionista, spent an ample amount of time at each display, closely inspecting hammered gold hoops, hand-painted leather clutches from Thailand, and organic cashmere sweater dresses. As soon as I saw the fashion Mecca of our mini-New York, the rest of the event seemed to melt away and all that remained were clothes, accessories, and me. Now, what was I checking out'
17Karat.com is an online store that carries a collection of jewelry that reflects the diverse elements affecting life and worldviews, but with the unifying theme of faith, hope and love. The people from 17Karat.com believe that what we wear should always strive to express who we are and thus inspire others around us with our hopes and dreams. The jewelry is made of sterling silver in the finest jewelry design studios. They strive to make their patrons' experiences at 17karat.com an easy and pleasant one.
From cosmetics and lingerie to sensual candles and other bedroom accessories to a fabulous collection of designer sex toys, Booty Parlor has everything to make women feel sexy. From the dance floor to the bathroom, Booty Parlor's sultry products have women feeling confident and sensual anywhere and everywhere.
Bubola brings a taste of Italy to America by importing quality leather handbags and accessories. Bubola provides us with quality, elegant, unique leather handbags and accessories for all types of lifestyles.
An online boutique that is overflowing with unique accessories. Enchantress' spectacular pieces are handmade from India, Thailand, Nepal, and a mixture of their own creative work. Variations are parts of the charm to these special handmade creations.
Designer Eva Parseghian presents her spring/summer 2006: sweet, simple, and a lot of Swarovski! Her designs are versatile, comfortable, and classic. The colors presented are mostly very subtle and soft, thus enhancing an outfit's look without overwhelming the lightness of the season's fabrics.
The people from Girlfoolish truly believe that every woman has an inner 'Britney.' We all secretly desire to be A-list celebrities. Just because we're not celebs (not yet anyway!) doesn't mean that we can't dress like them! With the help of Girlfoolish, a website boutique dedicated to all things celeb-tastic, we can own the hottest new celebrity looks without breaking the budget!
Grace Petra, Inc. is a wholesaler and manufacturer of trendy tops, bottoms, and sportswear with a fashionable flair that will make any young women's clothing collection dynamic and up-to-date with the latest trends. As teens become savvier and more demanding, Grace Petra is one source you can count on to meet such demands. Products are available for wholesale and retail.
Jus Browzing is an online ladies boutique for people interested in style and comfort, and who care about how they look and feel. Whether you're looking for the right pair of shoes or a pair of jeans/pants. Jus Browzing is the place to shop.
A creation by Lori Petty, Lawd Knows features long sleeve crew and split neck jersey-style t-shirts, tanks, yoga pants and our unique hoodie...all highlighted by Miss Petty's awe-inspiring and uplifting original artwork, available in fine boutiques nationwide.
My Little Pretty
Designer Kristy Nuttall has been designing jewelry since the 90s and in 2002, created an online shop to showcase as many of her eclectic designs as possible. The Internet is not the only place where you can see Kristy's unique creations, for her designs have been in TV, films, music videos, magazines, and special events! Order online for accessories that will 'make you FEEL so good!'
Stewart and Brown
Stewart and Brown create trendy and eco-friendly fashion for the whole family. Designers Karen Stewart and Howard Brown believe in optimizing their designs and lives to attain the highest standards of quality and functional style while extracting the bare minimum from Earth's precious capital. They use the wisdom of sustainability in every facet of their designs and the production of their collections.
A leading retailer of fine jewelry, Studio Vog offers the finest, exclusive, and custom necklaces in the nation. The online jewelry store features a large selection of custom styles that are sure to bring a smile to the face of your loved one. If you do not see something, but have a special idea in mind, just ask us. Studio Vog custom designs pieces to your specifications.
Wabags.com is an internet-based boutique celebrating women's accessories. Yes! Their new line of accessories blends beauty with strength creating a stunning, yet practical product. Using redefined luxurious silks, leathers and velvets, Wabags fuse modern function with fashion.
Nicola Nakase is a new emerging jewelry designer based out of Santa Monica, CA. Her jewelry incorporates wire wrapping techniques with semi-precious stones. The designs are modern, fresh, elegant, and inspired by the beaches of Hawaii and the lifestyle of Southern California. She also owns a bead store where patrons can make their own jewelry.
Yinka Oladiran Jewelry
Designer Yinka Oladrin hand picks all the material and hand makes every single piece of jewelry in her home studio to guarantee personalized and perfectly finished pieces. She always strives for uniqueness and perfection. Yinka uses metals such as gold filled, sterling silver, 14 karat and 18 karat gold, beautiful semi-precious stones, wood and her innovative hand formed leather disc design.
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