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Win a Cortese Design “Angel Trumpets” Laptop Bag in my September Bag of the Month drawing

I’ll announce the winner right here on the blog on October 5th (or as soon as I can confirm the contact info for the winner). NOTE: still waiting for confirmation from August’s winner before I can officially announce!

Your bag will be shipped on the day we confirm your info and is scheduled to arrive within 10 days.  NOTE: Shipping charges are included to addressses in contintental USA

New Cortese Design bags to debut at Summer Salon in Coconut Grove, FL

White Orchid Lincoln Road, South Beach
“White Orchid” Lincoln Road, South Beach

Model, Diane Mooney, with my White Orchid Casual Tote Bag,
strikes a pose for photographer, Paul Andre
during our shoot on Lincoln Road, South Beach, Florida.

Three NEW Nature’s Energy Cortese Design Bags will debut on Saturday, June 6th during the opening reception at Windisch-Hunt Fine Arts’ “Summer Salon”, a multi media art exhibition.

My new ‘Luscious Reds’, ‘Sea Blues’ and ‘Fuschia Macro’ casual tote bags will accessorize the trend-setting models of Mode Lifestyle Magazine’s Fashion Show.

New Natures Energy Cortese Design Sea Blues on Casual Totebags, June 6th in Coconut Grove, FL
New Nature’s Energy Cortese Design “Sea Blues” on Casual Totes, June 6th in Coconut Grove, FL

The NEW Luscious Reds design bags will premiere on June 6th during the opening reception of Summer Salon at Windisch-Hunt Fine Arts in Coconut Grove, Florida.
The NEW ‘Lusciious Reds’ design will premiere on June 6th during the opening reception
of “Summer Salon” at Windisch-Hunt Fine Arts in Coconut Grove, Florida.

Fuschia Macro is an adaptation from an earlier design, Fuschia Flowers. This NEW artwork will debut on the large, casual tote by Cortese Designs. by
Fuschia Macro is an adaptation from an earlier design, Fuschia Flowers.
This NEW artwork will debut on the large, casual tote by Cortese Designs.

FII names “Designers to Watch, Spring 2009

In early January, the Fashion Industry Insiders held a casting call to review the work of various member designers and the turn out was outstanding! Designers were critiqued on quality, design, being on-trend, and wearability. While castings were being held, FII members had the chance to network among themselves, exchanging ideas and admiring each others’ work.

The designers chosen from this casting are the official “FII Designers To Watch.” As part of a new FII initiative, twice a year (Spring and Fall), member designers will be chosen to participate in this elite group, leading up to the year-end “FII Designer of the Year.” The two groups of designers will have the opportunity to participate in an FII-produced fashion show at a local venue, presenting specific pieces of their lines to their peers, buyers, media and clients. Our goal is to provide a platform for our designers to launch a full-scale business. This initial platform will offer exposure and open doors to magazine editorials, new industry contacts, purchase orders and the ability to grow to the next step of their career. The designer who best takes advantage of these opportunities and continues to grow as a designer, as well as in their business, will have the potential to become the “FII Designer of the Year.” This title is given to the member who best exemplifies quality artistry with a mix of business saavy.

Congratulations to our Designers To Watch, Spring 2009

Apparel: (brand name – designer or member)
Miranda M – Margarita Miranda, Brazilian swimwear
Olivia Lucas – Miriam Carnase, resort
Voluptuous You – Desiree Fleming, plus size resort
Doni Designs – Diana Moyet, evening resort
Eliane – Stephanie Camputaro (Sales Rep), resort
Passeig Barcelona – Sara Martinez, resort
Float Designs – Ramona Senese, resort
Elite Clothing – Jared Braverman, graphic tees

Accessories and Jewelry:
Romaly – Pilar Rodriguez
Cortese Designs – Debra Cortese
Gem Couture Inc. – Melody Saleh
Fevi Reyes Designs – Fevi Reyes
Belle Pour La Vie – Eva Estime’-Polynice, Yvette Estime`
Celestial Designs – Sofia Amadi
Barbara Brunton

Designers to Watch, Spring 2009 Fashion Show

Designers to Watch, Spring 2009 Fashion Show

Please join us on Thursday evening, February 26th at the “FII Designers to Watch, Spring 2009” Resort Show. Appetizers and mingling start at 6:00pm; show starts at 8:00pm. Mix Ultra Lounge, Hollywoods newest Martini Bar, will be hosting this event and offering guests free appetizers and one free drink. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. FII members and their guests can RSVP at www.meetup.com/Fashion-Insiders. Non-members can RSVP by emailing: fashioncouncil@msn.com

New Cortese Design bags AND lower prices!

New Ferns and Leaves laptop bag by Cortese Designs





………………………I’ve just created several new Nature’s Energy designs for my line of bags and want to announce that the bags are selling  so well I’m now able to produce these at a lower cost and am happily passing it along to my buyers!

This laptop style that was originally selling for $190. is now Only $129.95 and that includes a removable padded computer sleeve and free shipping in the continental United States!

All of the bag styles and new designs are online now at Cortese Designs

AND…I welcome requests for custom works and any collaborative projects that promote positive and joyful vibrations in the world. (am particularly fond of projects that benefit the environment, animals and children.) For samples and information on CUSTOM ART or DESIGN for your business or organization, see my CUSTOM ART page.

Cortese Designs 5 fashionable styles of Nature’s Energy Bags: Laptops, Totebags, Petite Totes, Backpacks and Dopp Bags






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