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BESTOW: Join us today for “Friends and Family” day and our closing party tonight!

By December 15, 2013No Comments6 min read

Bestow: 11am – 8pm at 555 6th Avenue, at 15th Street
By Jenny Vo

Join us for “Friends and Family Day” this afternoon and the Closing Night Party (5-8pm) at the Design Entrepreneurs NYC Holiday Pop-Up Shop “BESTOW” to benefit New York Cares. Celebrity Gossip Columnist, radio personality and author of “Deadly Stuff Players” Flo Anthony will be hosting tonight and  Broadway Star and Chicago Poster Girl Angel Reda will be gracing us with a live acoustic set of happy holiday tunes, accompanied by the talented Austin Moorhead. There will be over $3,000 in merchandise to raffle, an insta-wall for bloggers and press, a Divine Chocolate give away and Fair Vodka (made with quinoa!) to sample.

This past week and a half we have had so much fun mingling with some of the amazing designers and got to see all the fabulous things they had to offer! Check them out!

Women’s Mafia founder Marcy modeled Angela Gao’s AnGG New York draped cardigan. Her designs are full of ready-to-wear, sophisticated looks with flowing silhouettes for the modern lady living in the city.

Twitter: @AnGGNewYork

This is Andrea Diodati’s vintage inspired pleated trench coat. All her pieces are so flirty, fun, and cute. Andrea told us that her looks got pulled for Zooey Deschanel on the show New Girl, so keep an eye out for it!

Twitter: @msdiodati

This is Astridland’s dreamy knit dress in the most amazing French fabric ever. It’s so nice and cozy with an ombre of very rich, warm colors. The looks are so minimal, yet bold!

Twitter: @astridland

Ayaka Nishi modeled her rings featuring the latest trend of wearing rings on finger joints. So Trendy! She told us her jewelry designs are inspired by Mother Nature.

Twitter: @ayaka_nishi

For sexy women’s intimate apparel, Between the Sheets is the place the get them. Their philosophy is that “simplicity is the ultimate luxury”.

Twitter: @BTSlingerie

Cala Ossidiana has fashionable swimwear that isn’t too high-maintenance. The swimwear also comes in tall or D cup for the most flattering fit. It is made with the finest, high-quality European fabrics that is environmentally friendly!

Twitter: @CalaOssidiana

This is Carrie Parry’s beautiful orange sleeveless dress coat. She’s all about creating effortless pieces that never go out of style made from responsible sources. We would love to wear this time and time again!

Twitter: @CarrieParry

G9C United Knitwear will keep you warm and snug all winter! They have sweaters, hats, and scarves that are hand-dyed and made from natural yarns of Peru, making each piece unique and one-of-a-kind.

Keep your legs warm with these unique, trendsetting leg-warmers by Stee-letas. They are Katerina Lankova’s latest invention. Everyone will want a pair!

Twitter: @steeletas

Ken Wroy makes makes men’s underwear stylish, hip, and colorful. No more boring “tighty whities” for men!

Twitter: @KenWroyNYC

We had fun trying on all of her couture dresses! Marcy fell in love with this fantastic Kristi Vosbeck dress (styled with Love Is Mighty shoes). It’s like a burst of sun! Kristi Vosbeck’s collection was like looking into the closet of glamorous, 1950s star like Marilyn Monroe.

Twitter: @kristivosbeck

These are the perfect pop of color! Love Is Mighty is a cruelty-free, fair-trade brand. All of her accessories and shoes are handmade and each are unique, one-of-a-kind. Her designs are invested in preserving India’s culture.

Twitter: @loveismighty

Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate! Lisa Mecray Rogers is the chocolate chef of Luxx Chocolat, making the world’s finest chocolate with the highest quality ingredients. Just thinking about Luxx Chocolat is making our mouths water!

Twitter: @LuxxChocolat

This architectural double-ring is to-die-for! Marcia Budet’s ring won the Golden Award in an international design competition based in Milan. Check out her jewelry collection for other elegant pieces.

Twitter: @MarciaBudet

Sandra Murphy’s Recollection collection has the best vintage looks with a modern twist for the sophisticated lady. The looks are 1940s and 1950s inspired.

Twitter: @recollectionNYC

Mirame’s playful swimwear can also double as stylish bodysuits. We thought this suit would look so trendy paired with a full skirt. The mesh cutout gives it just the right amount of sex appeal.

Twitter: @Mirameswim

This is Nzinga Knight’s stunning white dress with an elaborate gold sequin design. It’s perfect for holiday parties or to bring in the New Year!

Twitter: @NzingaKnight

This phenomenal bracelet was designed by Jacqueline Stone of Salt + Stone. They specialize in engagement rings, wedding bands, custom made pieces that are all hand-made in Manhattan and Brooklyn.

Twitter: @saltandstone

This is Soham Dave’s fair-trade silk scarf made with the Bandhani dying and texture technique. This designer is eco-friendly using natural biodegradable hand crafted materials.

Twitter: @sohamdave

We love this striking, contemporary necklace featuring vintage stones and hardware by Thea Grant. This designer has an exceptional designer, costume jewelry collection.

Twitter: @BAZZdeGRANT

Marcy looks incredible in this reflective jacket by Vespertine. Vespertine makes reflective safety wear fashionable and earth-friendly. Now you can ride your bike at night safely and still look good at the same time!


Sherita Jennings is holding up her luscious evening gown with mermaid tail that we are in love with. Her designs are so beautiful, full of fluid silouhettes and tons of beading.

Twitter: @viscerany

About Design Entrepreneurs NYC

Design Entrepreneurs NYC (DENYC) is a free, intensive, “mini-MBA” program that teaches emerging New York City-based fashion designers how to run and expand a successful label.  Seventy design businesses have benefited from the DENYC program over the past two years. They span a range of fashion categories, including accessories, shoes, jewelry, children’s wear, men’s apparel, and women’s apparel.

Design Entrepreneurs NYC is one of six initiatives resulting from Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Fashion.NYC.2020 program to sustain and grow the fashion industry in New York City. The industry chairs for Fashion.NYC.2020 are Richard Darling, CEO of LF USA; Diane von Furstenberg, Chairman and Founder, Diane von Furstenberg Studio L.P., and President, Council of Fashion Designers of America; Terry Lundgren, Chairman, President and CEO of Macy’s, Inc.; Andrew Rosen, CEO of Theory; and Kevin Ryan, CEO of Gilt Groupe. Learn more about the Fashion.NYC.2020 program at


New York City Economic Development Corporation is the City’s primary vehicle for promoting economic growth in each of the five boroughs. NYCEDC’s mission is to stimulate growth through expansion and redevelopment programs that encourage investment, generate prosperity and strengthen the City’s competitive position. NYCEDC serves as an advocate to the business community by building relationships with companies that allow them to take advantage of New York City’s many opportunities. Find us on Facebook to learn more about NYCEDC projects and initiatives. Learn more about NYCEDC at

About Stonehenge Partners

Stonehenge Partners is a real estate company, founded over 18 years ago by Ofer Yardeni and Joel Seiden. The Company owns and manages a 27 building portfolio encompassing over 3,000 rental apartments and close to 800,000 square feet of retail, office and garage space.

Pop-Up Schedule (remaining dates):

Sat/Sun Dec. 14 -15, from 11-8 PM

Participating Designers:

Angela GAO



Ayaka Nishi

Between the Sheets

Cala Ossidiana

Carrie Parry

Design Portfolio



Ken Wroy


Kristi Vosbeck



Love Is Mighty

Marcia Budet


Nzinga Knight NY


Salt + Stone


Soham Dave

Sunghee Bang

Thaddeus Timothy

Thea Grant


Viscera NY