845-252-6650 debra@debracortese.com

Buy Art & Make Many People Happy!


See work of all Summer Salon Artists here and here.

Information on how Neat Stuff 4 Kids brings joy
and confidence into the lives of children in need.

Summer Salon multi-media art exhibition ends next week,
so stop by Windisch-Hunt Fine Art gallery
at 2911 Grand Avenue in Coconut Grove, FL
and treat yourself or buy art for a friend.
You’ll be happy, your friend will be happy,
the gallery and artist will be happy,
Neat Stuff 4 Kids will be happy
and the children they get to help will be happy.

That’s a lot of happy people all sharing some great art and HAPPY ENERGY!

MODE magazine announces designers for Summer Salon fashion show


Coconut Groove, FL- Summer Salon is a collective mutli-media art exhibition that features unique and creative artwork by some of South Florida’s finest in the industry. The opening Summer Salon reception will be held on Saturday June 6, 2009 from 7-10pm.  This creative symposium will be held at the Windisch-Hunt Fine Art Gallery located at: 2911 Grand Avenue in Coconut grove, FL 33133. The event will feature artwork exhibitions by over eighteen talented artists, poetry readings by Jonathan Rose & Jerry Wade, live music by Zip Robertson, and an extravagant fashion show by Mode Lifestyle Magazine.
 
Alexander Michaels, President & Editor-In-Chief of Mode Lifestyle Magazine along with Vice President Frank Capella will present the Mode Models for the exciting fashion show. Designs are by Nathan Carter, Miriam Carnase – Olivia Lucas line, Deborah Majen Designs, Jennifer Trujillo, Sandy Edie, and Cortese Design Handbags.

 
A percentage of all art sales will benefit “Neat Stuff”, a non-profit agency who’s mission is to “provide free brand new clothing, shoes, accessories, and gifts to meet some basic needs of abused, neglected and other children in distress, allowing them to dress with pride and dignity, inspiring their self-worth.”  This amazing event will tie in South Florida’s wonderful culture by creating an artistic experience to all guests that attend.  Not only will there be live music, poetry, artwork, fashion, and networking but a great opportunity to get involved within your community and benefit the “Neat Stuff” charity.
 
Mode Lifestyle Magazine will also be hosting a model casting for this fashion show and for their new movie “In the Mode” at 5:00pm on June 6, 2009 at the Windisch-Hunt Fine Arts Gallery. MODE is looking for models/actresses with previous acting experience, must be 18+, female, 5′8”+, and catwalk experience.
 
The Summer Salon art exhibition will continue through the month of June. For additional information on this event please contact grovite1@mac.com. For additional information on “Neat Stuff” charity please visit www.neatstuffhelpkids.org.

For information on the casting or fashion show please visit www.modelifestylemagazine.com

Model, Diane Mooney poses on Lincoln Road with Cortese Designs Mango Blue Casual Totebag

Model, Diane Mooney poses on Lincoln Road with Cortese Designs "Mango Blue" Casual Totebag

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


INVITATION TO “RESORT WEAR”
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

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