Divine Design 2012 - Presented by Time Warner Cable - To Kick Off 5 Days of Discounted Holiday Shopping Thurs., Nov. 29th with Rock ‘n’ Roll Shopping Party
David Meister To Receive Project Angel Food’s Divine Designer Award From “90210’s” Jennie Garth
The Holidays are around the corner, and so is DIVINE DESIGN – Presented by Time Warner Cable - the West Coast’s premier shopping event connecting shoppers annually to a wide selection of designer fashion and home furnishings, décor and accessories, all sold at deep discounts to benefit Project Angel Food. For five consecutive days beginning on Thursday, November 29th, Divine Design will be THE place to find the best in designer merchandise at a discount beginning at 60% off of retail. In the spirit of giving, shoppers can choose from incredible deals for everyone on their Holiday list and help feed those dealing with life-threatening illnesses. For every $5 spent at Divine Design, Project Angel Food can cook and deliver a meal to someone struggling with HIV/AIDS, Cancer or another debilitating illness anywhere inLos AngelesCounty.
Divine Design will kick off on Thursday, November 29th with an Opening Night Rock ‘n’ Roll Party which will be held inside the Divine Design Marketplace at 9900 Wilshire Boulevard (the former Robinson’s May building). Shopping will be at the top of everyone’s To Do list at the opening night event in addition to enjoying signature cocktails and an extensive buffet provided by Epicurean Events Los Angeles, one of the guests’ favorites at Project Angel Food’s recent DELISH tasting experience event. Continuing its tradition of honoring the commitment of those who have made a significant impact on behalf of our neighbors in need, Project Angel Food will honor fashion designer David Meister as Divine Designer 2012. His award will be presented by actress and red carpet stunner Jennie Garth of “Beverly Hills, 90210” fame. Garth will next be seen on Lifetime Television starring in "The Eleventh Victim.”
Celebrities, designers and supporters of Project Angel Food attending the opening night will take note that the evening’s focus will be on the shopping and first-look/first-buy opportunity that an opening night ticket provides. This will be the first chance for shoppers to check out all of the stunning designer- and store-donated merchandise, furnishings and accessories on sale and to “shop in the name of love.” Guests will also notice the marketplace’s new club-like décor which in large part will be thanks to famed photographer Steve Erle and Getty Images who have generously donated the use of the many iconic rock ‘n’ roll portraits that will adorn the walls of the marketplace.
Technology will be the biggest rock star at presenting sponsor Time Warner Cable’s (TWC) rock ‘n’ roll-inspired Signature Home Lounge outfitted with guitar wall fixtures, cobalt carpet, gunmetal walls and modern technology twists. Here attendees can take a break from shopping at anytime over the five days of Divine Design and check out TWC’s suite of sophisticated technology products and services such as 3D TV, the TWC TV app, Whole House HD-DVR, Look Back, Start Over and IntelligentHome. The lounge will also feature two interactive stations designed to bring social and traditional media together: “15 Seconds of Fame,” an interactive video experience that allows visitors to star in their favorite television shows, and “Why I Support Divine Design” which lets shoppers record testimonials that will be packaged and posted on YouTube. Using their own wireless devices via TWC WiFi or those provided in the TWC Signature Home Lounge, attendees can also blog, post or tweet, with their social media messages shown on big screens and, as desired, pushed to their own social media sites. More information about TWC and its smart, upscale product line and reliable services can be found at www.TimeWarnerCable.com.
Divine Design continues on Friday, November 30th when “Project Runway” “All-Star” and season 7 finalist Mila Hermanovski — who recently opened her own online store at shop.milahermanovski.com — co-hosts Divine Design’s VIP Cocktail Shopping Party beginning at 6:00pm in the marketplace. Music, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and fabulous fashions and more, at 60% off retail, will all be available to the evening’s celebrity & VIP ticket holders.
The Divine Design Marketplace will open to the general public at 10am on Saturday, December 1st. The discount on Saturday will be 70% off of retail and increase each remaining day of the sale through Monday, December 3rd 10am to 8pm. For more information including designer updates, ticket information and purchasing options, log on to www.divinedesign.org. Social media users can also follow @ProjAngelFood on Twitter or “like” www.facebook.com/projectangelfood to stay current with #DivineDesign2012 updates.
About Designer Participation & Honoree Involvement
All marketplace merchandise is generously donated annually by each designer/retailer represented. Top designers/retailers donating product to Divine Design 2012 include AG Jeans, Angel City Press, Barbie, Barclay Butera Berbere World Imports, Between the Sheets, [BLANKNYC], Botkier, Brooks Brothers, Casmari, Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, David Meister, D.L. Rhein, Elizabeth and James, Fred Segal Finery, Gail Deloach, Guess, Hanky Panky, Haptor Barrett, Holly Hunt, Jessica Simpson, Joanne & Company, Kiehl’s Since 1851, Kneedler Fauchere/Gregorius Pineo, l.a. Eyeworks, La Cienega Design Quarter, LA Mart, Liz’s Antique Hardware (& The Loft at Liz’s), Macy’s, Marc Jacobs, Milly, Mitchell Gold+Bob Williams, Mogul, Monique Lhuillier, Naurelle, Puma, Rose Tarlow Melrose House, Sanctuary Clothing, Smashbox, Steven Alan, TableArt, Tadashi Shoji, The Avenues, Theory, Tom Ford, Trina Turk, True Religion, and many more. Every item sold begins at 60% off retail with progressive daily price reductions beginning Saturday, December 1st.
Divine Designer 2012, David Meister, is a world-renowned American fashion designer and television personality known for his sexy and sophisticated women's wear, designing highly sought-after signature looks for both on and off the red carpet. While Meister is best known for dressing leading ladies such as Sofia Vergara, Jennie Garth, and Sharon Stone, he also makes regular appearances on FOX’s “Good Day LA,” KTLA, and “Entertainment Tonight” offering fashion commentary. Among his recent high profile commissions, Meister dressed actress Jane Lynch as she hosted the 2011 Emmy awards, Dr. Jill Biden for the Vice Presidential debate, and Diane Lane at the 2012 SAG Awards. Among his many charitable endeavors, Meister is a long-standing and active member of CFDA and serves as an ambassador for Dress for Success. He also is very involved with the non-profit Art of Elysium, which works to enrich the lives of ill and hospitalized children.
"It is an honor to be recognized as Divine Designer 2012,” offered Meister. “As a long time supporter of Project Angel Food, it is essential that we all continue to raise money and awareness for people in need. What is so wonderful about this organization is people reaching out to others who need help. It is much more than a hot meal. It is a human connection....food for the spirit. This is what makes Divine Design/Project Angel Food so special and makes me proud to be a part of this event." Meister’s dresses are available at premium retailers nationwide and online at www.davidmeister.com.
Past Divine Design honorees include Viola Davis, Chef Thomas Keller, Patricia Field, Christina Hendricks, Kelly Osbourne, Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, Brooks Brothers, David Chu for Nautica, Jessica Lange, Sean Combs, Ryan Seacrest, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Adrien Brody, Annette Bening, Ted Baker London, David Furnish, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Catherine Malandrino, Nicole Miller, Kenneth Cole, Tisha Campbell-Martin, Rebecca Gayheart-Dane, Tom Ford, Tommy Hilfiger, Lauren Hutton, Donna Karan, Kiehl’s Since 1851, Herb Ritts, Macy’s, M.A.C, Todd Oldham, Elsa Peretti, Wolfgang Puck, Darren Star, Sharon Stone, Tim Burton, and E! Entertainment Television.
Divine Design 2012 sponsors include Time Warner Cable; Barbie; BH Wilshire International, LLC; Creative Artists Agency; The Cimarron Group; Delta; Kiehl’s Since 1851; Macy’s Inc.; AHF; Brooks Brothers; CFDA; CTA; Guess Foundation; HBO; Showtime; Wells Fargo Bank; Hungry Girl; Occidental Petroleum Corp.; Paramount Studios; United Talent Agency; Brown-Forman Beverages; El Jimador Tequila; Epicurean Events; Jack Daniels; Justin’s; Kind Healthy Snacks; Little Black Dress Vodka and Southern Comfort. Los Angeles Magazine is the exclusive Media Sponsor.
Shepherding Divine Design 2012 – Presented by Time Warner Cable – are George Anderson and Karo Vartanian who serve as this year’s event co-chairs. “Karo and I are extremely honored to be a part of Divine Design this year,” says Anderson, who is President of Creative Services at The Cimarron Group, “Divine Design is a sacred event, but as it turns 21, it is important to us that it feels hipper and more exciting then ever. We've got a great rock ‘n’ roll theme, tons of fantastic designer product and a few surprises that should please long-time shoppers.“ Vartanian, a four-time Emmy nominee for Outstanding Costumes for his work on “Desperate Housewives,” adds “As in the past, shoppers will find a varied and fabulous selection of designers. It really simplifiesHoliday shopping. You can find something for anyone while doing good!”
Divine Design was born 21 years ago in response to the devastation the design community was experiencing from HIV/AIDS. Since its inception the proceeds from Divine Design have funded millions of nutritious meals for Angeleños in need and who might otherwise go without. Founded in 1989, Project Angel Food currently provides 13,000 life-sustaining meals and nutritional counseling each week to men, women and children disabled by HIV/AIDS, Cancer and other life-threatening illnesses. Thanks to a devoted core of 3,700 volunteers, meals are cooked and delivered weekly to people’s homes throughoutLos AngelesCounty.
Divine Design 2012 Presented by Time Warner Cable - Schedule of Events
Thursday November 29th
Opening Night Rock ‘n’ Roll Party*
6:00pm – 7:00pm: Cocktail Hour & First-look Shopping in the Marketplace
6:30pm – 9:30pm: Gourmet Buffet by Epicurean EventsLos Angelesand Shopping
7:30pm – 8:00pm: Welcome & Award Presentation
8:30pm – 11:00pm: Shopping continues in the Marketplace
Tickets: $325 + — Complimentary Self Parking — *Red Carpet from 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Friday, November 30th
VIP Cocktail Shopping Party* Co-Hosted by “Project Runway’s” Mila Hermanovski
6:00pm – 11:00pm
Music, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and fabulous fashions at 60% off of retail!
Tickets: $100.00 — Complimentary Self Parking — *Red Carpet from 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Saturday, December 1st – Monday December 3rd
General Shopping Days
10:00am – 8:00pm
Tickets: $25 Free Parking
$10 off coupon available at www.divinedesign.org