Women’s Mafia invite to “STUFFED” by Lisa Lampanelli, Now though Nov 6th

Women’s Mafia invite to “STUFFED” by Lisa Lampanelli, Now though Nov 6th

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The Women’s Mafia is invited to STUFFED, the first play from comedian Lisa Lampanelli. 
Come see the show that Time Out New York called “Equally HILARIOUS and HEARTBREAKING!” 
 
WP THEATER (Women’s Project Theater) is the nation’s oldest and largest theater company dedicated to developing, producing and promoting the work of female theater artists at every stage in their careers. For $35 individual tickets use code STUFFED35 with your members and tickets can be booked on line or by phone at 212.765.1706.
 
“VERY FUNNY and AFFECTING!”  —The Hollywood Reporter
 
“Now that Joan Rivers is gone, no one in comedy is stomping on sensitivities as consistently as Lisa Lampanelli.”  –New York Times
 
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NOW thru November 6th starring Ann Harada, Zainab Jah, Lisa Lampanelli, Jessica Luck
 
A bulimic, a compulsive eater, a confident overweight gal, and a chronically thin chick walk into a play and… what happens next could only be told by comic mastermind Lisa Lampanelli. With signature wit and razor-sharp insight, Lampanelli’s famously irreverent voice comes to the New York stage with Stuffed, bringing together four women’s disparate stories to paint an acerbically witty and ultimately poignant portrait of the insanity of a world that forces women to address hard-hitting issues like: Is eating an ice cream sandwich in the shower an emotionally fulfilling activity? When it comes to blue jeans, should one opt for a camel toe or a muffin top? And the ultimate question: can food and body-image issues ever truly be conquered or are we all just destined to be Stuffed?
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7:00pm Tuesday-Thursday
8:00pm Friday
2:00pm & 8:00pm Saturday
2:00pm Sunday
 
SPECIAL SCHEDULE:
Special (early) matinees have been added at NOON on Wednesday, October 19 & Wednesday, November 2.7:00pm performances on Sunday, October 23 & Sunday, November 6.
 
The McGinn/Cazale Theatre, 2162 Broadway (at 76th Street)

WONDERSHOW Premieres at The Muse August 21st – 23rd

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I’m very excited to share with you that the Patrick Terry produced spectacular WONDERSHOW is returning to NYC this August 21st – 23rd at The Muse, Bushwick’s newly renovated circus arts warehouse. Would you be interested in press tickets to Wondershow and sharing about this opportunity for amazement?

Called “Professional mindf*ckery by some of the most skilled performers in the business” this iteration of Wondershow includes the world famous Jon Stetson, the inspiration for TV’s The Mentalist, Master Lee (Late Night with Conan O’Brien), TJ Tana (Masters of Illusion), The Great Throwdini (Winner of The Merlin Award, 40 Guinness World Records, The Late Show with David Letterman) Ben Nemser (Hollywood’s Magic Castle), prima burlesque ballerina Aurora Black and more! Video Preview: https://vimeo.com/131560563.

WONDERSHOW PREMIERES FOR 3 NIGHTS AT THE MUSE IN BROOKLYN
Friday, Saturday and Sunday August 21st – 23rd, Doors Open at 7pm

WONDERSHOW returns to New York for a 3-night spectacle of mystery and mischief featuring a line up of today’s top magicians and variety artists. Praised by Time Out New York as “Professional Mindfuckery by the most skilled performers in the business, ” this new installment will showcase uproarious comedy from MASTER LEE (Late Night with Conan O’Brien) as well as jaw dropping magic from TJ TANA (Masters of Illusion), plus exquisite sleight of hand from BEN NEMZER (Hollywood’s Magic Castle) and Much More!

Presented exclusively at THE MUSE – Bushwick’s newly renovated circus arts warehouse – WONDERSHOW is an experience like no other and will highlight the best in underground talent as well as established professionals, like the evening’s headliner, JON STETSON: America’s Master Mentalist. As one of today’s most popular magicians, Jon has appeared on major networks and in major venues around the globe, not to mention private shows for The King of Sweden, The New England Patriots, and multiple Fortune 100 companies. His extensive television credits and thousands of live shows combined with a razor sharp style – and sense of humor – guarantee that you will never forget ‘The Stetson Experience.’

And as if that wasn’t enough, WONDERSHOW will also include a special performance from 25-time world record holder, THE GREAT THROWDINI, who has appeared on Good Morning America, ESPN, and The History Channel. A Grand Champion in the Impalement Arts, Throwdini will demonstrate the skills that made him one of the most elegant and terrifying entertainers in the world.

Like nothing you expect and everything you imagine, this concert of modern vaudeville will also feature glam soul songstress AUDRA ISADORA as WONDERSHOW’s Master of Ceremonies. Described by Vogue as “Your Future Musical Obsession,” she will provide a live soundtrack to the night’s spirit for all things astounding and confounding.

For reservations visit: themusebrooklyn.com
THE MUSE – 350 Moffat Street – Brooklyn, NY – 11237
(L Train to Wilson)

Tickets on Sale at:
https://wondershowbklyn.eventbrite.com

Website for the amazing venue:
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Jon Stetson

America’s Master Mentalist, Jon Stetson has been astounding audiences across the globe for over 25 years. One of today’s most popular touring magicians, Jon combines comedy, psychology, magic into an unforgettable blend of live entertainment and has recently performed for The New England Patriots, The King of Sweden and multiple Fortune 500 companies. Prepare your minds for The Stetson Experience!
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Audra Isadora
The self-described ‘petrie-dish love-child of Grace Jones, Billie Holliday and David Bowie,” Audra Isadora is a glam soul songstress unlike anything you’ve ever experienced. Praised by Vogue as “Your future musical obsession,” she will provide a live soundtrack for WONDERSHOW’s spirit for all things mysterious and mischievous.
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The Great Throwdini
With over 40 Guinness World records, The Great Throwdini is one of the most
elegant and terrifying performers you’ll ever see. Regarded as the greatest Knife thrower to have ever lived, he has appeared on America’s Got Talent and The Late Show with David Letterman. Additionally, he is also the recipient of Magic’s highest honor, The Merlin Award.
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Aurora Black
Known as “The Prima Ballerina of New York Burlesque,” Aurora Black is regularly featured at The Slipper Room, Duane Park, and Le Scandal Cabaret.

In addition to being a fan favorite at WONDERSHOW, she is also s a member and choreographer for Rachel Klein Dance Ensemble, and many other local dance companies. In 2014, she won the “Flash Dancer” Golden Pastie Award at the New York Burlesque Festival by having the fanciest footwork.
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Ben Nemzer
One of New York’s most popular performers, Ben Nemzer always delivers breath-taking magic with laugh-out-loud comedy. A long time favorite
at The Muse, Ben has performed thousands of shows everywhere from Manhattan to Morocco and all points in between. Recently, he wow’d
audiences at Hollywood’s famed Magic Castle and is a regular at the long running off-broadway show, Monday Night Magic.

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World famous magician, Theater, Television and Film producer Patrick Terry – the creator of Wondershow.
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Master Lee
Master Lee is one of New York’s most valuable comedy resources. In addition to appearances on Late Night with Conan O’Brien and Caroline’s Comedy Hour, he has also performed on Sesame Street and Showtime at the Apollo, all while touring the world with his unique brand of humor and martial arts mastery.
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TJ Tana
New York’s own TJ Tana is a rising star in the magic world and has recently been touring with the acclaimed stage show, Masters of Illusion. His skill and style have been mesmerizing sold out crowds for years, but he will be making his WONDERSHOW debut at The Muse, don’t miss it!

A Day In Sparkleshire with Enjella and author Jane F. Collen

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Enjoy A Fairy-tastic Day of Pampering and Meet Author Jane Collen & Illustrator David Trumble of the Award-Winning Enjella Adventure Series!

Saturday October 18th from 2-5pm at Inglot Studio, 5th Fl. in Chelsea Market

Kids, tweens, moms and dads are invited to meet author Jane F. Collen of the Enjella Adventure Series and celebrity Illustrator David Trumble for exclusive readings and book signings from brand new editions of the Mom’s Choice Award Winning Enjella Adventure Series books. Guests will also enjoy kid-approved guest performers, hot chocolate, Fairy Portraits by Trumble, makeup applications for moms and Fairy Facepainting for kids with Inglot Studio pros.


Collen’s new children’s picture book What More Can A Fairy Be? is debuting at the event. Enjella Uprooted and Storming Back to Key West by Jane F. Collen, are celebrating the launch of brand new editions with cover art designed by David Trumble as well as a new vocabulary section and dynamic interior illustrations throughout.

Critics have called Enjella Uprooted “An enchanting tale of finding one’s self.” Enjella is a “tooth fairy with bite!” She fights the rigid tooth fairy establishment to do what she knows is right and help children.

Trumble will be on hand to create once-in-a-lifetime Fairy Portraits for kids at this special event. Trumble is famous for his Feminists as Disney Princesses series, two notable Ted Talks and winning the Dan Hemingway Prize for Creativity when he was only 16 years old.

What: Readings from brand new Enjella books! Fairy Portraits for kids by celebrity Enjella illustrator David Trumble. Makeup Applications with Inglot Studio Pros. Fairy Facepainting for Kids. Family Photo Opps. Hot chocolate parties!

Where: Inglot Studios glamorous Meatpacking District space on the 5th floor of Chelsea Market in NYC

When: Saturday October 18th from 2-5pm

Why: Because your kids need a truly magical day, and you need some pampering. :-)

RSVP and Media Inquiries: Marcy@marcyclarkpr.com
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Critic’s Love Jane F. Collen’s Enjella Uprooted and the Enjella Adventure Series:

“Who doesn’t love a tooth fairy!  Especially one so inspiring and heartwarming as Enjella.  A creative and enlightening way to teach children about choice, self-esteem and following your dreams.  Enjella becomes a role model for young girls as she sparkles and shines while choosing her path in life.”
Ashley Papa, news writer and Producer, Fox News Channel

“Fun, fairy adventures for tweens who appreciate frills, sparkles and a clever female protagonist.”
Kirkus Reviews www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/jane-f-collen/enjella-uprooted/

“Enjella’s example will encourage readers that they have the power to achieve their hearts’ desire no matter what; that there is good in the world; and that there will be people along the way who will help them reach their biggest dreams. Through Enjella’s example of nimble resilience, she also shows kids and tweens how to deal with bullies that come in the form of an authority figure.”
Cannes nominated filmmaker and screenwriter Nikki Roberts

“Enjella’s courageous story is destined to become a fairy tale classic! This modern-day SHEro epitomizes Girl Power in every sense of the word. Enjella is a celebration of what every girl in the 21st century should aspire to be: bold, beautiful and audaciously smart.”
Miss United States 2013 Candiace Dillard

“Enjella Uprooted is a riveting adventure for kids and kids-at-heart. Collen creates a singular magical world where a rigid rules, mysterious bureaucracy and personal jealousies abound. In the tradition of characters like Anne of Green Gables, Harry Potter’s Hermoine and Little Women’s Jo March, plucky and ernest Enjella dares to question the status quo and forger her own path to happiness and personal fulfillment.”
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“What a bewitching and fully realized world Jane Collen has created in Enjella Uprooted! Young readers will be transfixed as they travel with Enjella through her fairy adventures—her mishaps and her tooth-fairy missions—in a world that is at once familiar and fantastic. In quickly paced scenes, with dynamic dialogue and good humor, Collen gives kids more than a story; here’s an extensive and enchanted universe where they can get deliciously lost.”
Anna Monardo, author of Falling in Love with Natassia, and Courtyard of Dreams

“You can’t help but fall in love with first class tooth fairy, Enjella.  Come  along with Enjella as she flutters from one adventure to the next, sparkling teeth and sparkling the lives of the children she meets along her route.  An enchanting tale of finding one’s self.”
Deb Chouinard, 3rd grade teacher, Westfield, Mass

Art For Kashmir: Painting for a Cause

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This September Kashmir was flooded by the worst floods in over a century. The ancient city of Srinagar was submerged under water with 700,000 homeless. Art for Kashmir, hosted by Inspirality, will focus on raising funds for Kashmir flood victims, to help rebuild this ancient town.

$20 Suggested Donation & $20 for art supplies
Tuesday October 7th, 7-9:30pm at The DL, 95 Delancey Street at Ludlow
Donations Made To:
Chinarinternational.org and Kashmirfloods.org

Artists PAINTING LIVE!!!
Hosted by:
Inspirality by Kori Burkholder
Public Health Advocate Nadia Muzaffar
Marcy Clark and The Women’s Mafia
Savior Elmundo and Collage

RSVP to:
Marcy@womensmafia.com

DJ JON QUICK, DJ Lex NY & Tahleim will be tearing up The DL Rooftop with a mix of Hip-Hop, R&B, Afro Rhythm and more.

Natsuko Matsumura: Awareness of Existence October 17th – December 19th

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Women’s Mafia own Natsuko Matsumura is celebrating her first solo show! Starting this Friday she will present at exhibition of photography and mixed media at Gallery Bar – Brooklyn on Friday October 17th.

Friday, October 17 – Friday, December 19, 2014
Reception: Friday October 17, 6 – 8:30 PM with wine open bar. Happy hour until 9 PM, After party until late
1056-1058 Broadway, Brooklyn, New York


(The Fate, 2012, 18” x 24”, Giclée print)

RSVP on Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/347929378708151

PRESS RELEASE

Natsuko Matsumura

Awareness of Existence

From October 17 until December 19, 2014

Opening: Friday, October 17, 2014, 6pm – 8:30pm

Gallery Bar: 1056 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11221     718.928.7466

Gallery Bar is pleased to announce Awareness of Existence, the first solo exhibition by Natsuko Matsumura. She is a New York based international artist who received BFA in photography from Hunter College. Starting from 35mm black and white film photography, she expanded her use of medium to painting, sculpture, video, and mixed media.

As soon as she started to take photographs on the streets of New York City, she found fascination in the relationship between people and the surrounding environment. Coming from Japan by herself, she has felt distance from people and had hard time to get closer to them. This feeling of isolation is the issue of the society especially in modern urban digital culture like New York. Her work deals with strange and sad behavior and disconnection of humankind in contemporary urban environment.

In Matsumura’s ongoing project, Awareness of Existence addresses the notion of watching and being watched, forcing us to question our own existence. In her photographs, people look like toys or turn to look like objects in man-made spaces. It reveals the feeling of unimportance and vulnerability in sad and comical way at the same time.  “I don’t want people to be aware of the camera because once they feel someone is looking at them, they give different energy. A lot of people don’t get much attention and when they don’t, they feel invaluable and vulnerable and look small. This is peculiar thing that most people are self-centered, and think that they are the most important things themselves in the universe but the reality is not.”

Matsumura’s works come from the awareness of self-consciousness and struggling relations to other people in the society. Even her painting and mixed media, haunting and surrealistic images continue to convey watching and being watched by direct gaze and rise the awareness of the viewers existence.

Awareness of Existence will remain on view through December 19. Gallery Bar is open Monday – Friday, 12 PM – 12 AM, Saturday – Sunday 11 AM – 12 AM. For more information or to request images, please contact artist Natsuko Matsumura via e-mail at natsuko.matsumura@gmail.com

The Women’s Mafia Is Gathering at “Goddess On The Go!”

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Dear Goddess (YEAH I”M TALKING TO YOU!!)

Wouldn’t it be great if every women related to herself and one another like that! Well one day who knows, it could happen… On October 19th YOU will be related to as a goddess  (cause you were born that way!!) As women we are wired to give, give and give to others, but often put ourselves last on this list. You know what happens when we do this???? We get really angry and resentful and everyone feels our wrath (which sucks!).

Ok, lets flip that script!!! We don’t have to stay in that yucky corner. Come spend a day moving your sassy hips, receiving divine wisdom, and being worshiped by other women. Take away some serious new goddess tools that create ease and bliss in your life!

Women’s Mafia members exclusively can enter code WM for $10 off of a day-long Goddess On The Go retreat this October 19th. Will we get to see you there?

ON THE AGENDA:
BUTI Yoga with Paige MacKenzie Welborn
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What’s a BUTI Yoga class with Paige like? Oh, well it’s just a heart-pumping, badass-unleashing, feminine, sexy, body-slimming, calorie-scorching, mind-freeing workout. That’s all. ;) Most importantly though, it’s a sacred space for transformation and sisterhood. It’s a practice of releasing what no longer serves you and callingup the Goddess within you. We’ll be accessing your radiant Goddess self, and lighting you up with your own unique energy, creating peace of mind, radiance and confidence.
Paige is a dynamic and effervescent teacher who leads women into a state of empowered self-love and sexy badassery! Paige is the creator of Paige’s Bikini Body BUTI-Camp, a six-week program designed to empower women to unleash their bikini body AND their radiant spirit with a tribe of sisters.  From Paige: My personal mission is to be a rocking teacher who takes you on a joyful journey that transforms your body AND your spirit during class and that empowers you outside of class to live the life you were born to Love! My passion is empowering you to unleash the most radiant version of yourself. I believe in play, having an awesome time, the JOY of moving your body, the power of intention, and the power of a sisterhood tribe. Paige has been a teacher and student of dance and yoga for many years. Paige is the founder of BORN Wellness: Live the life that you were born to Love, and recently became one of three BUTI Yoga Master Trainers in the world.
Become Feng Shui Fierce with Katherine Royal MacKinnon
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Your home is the first thing you wake up and the last thing you see before you go to bed. The energy that we hold in this space is important to manifest luscious love, our deepest dreams and desires. Together we will explore how feng shui can create clarity in all areas of our life and attract the things we truly want. Do you you want to know how to manifest love in your home, where your money corner is and how to nurture your health? At Goddess On The Go we will get Feng Shui fierce tips to learn just how to have this!
The Chinese Medicine Survival Guide with Roberta Mittman
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Five keys to looking and feeling fabulous — from the inside out! Join Roberta Mittman, licensed acupuncturist, health,  wellness success coach, author, and speaker, for an engaging, informative discussion of what you–as a woman in today’s turbo -paced world–can do to feel and look as healthy, trim, and vital as possible. You’ll come away with valuable information you can put to use today to optimize your health and wellbeing, including:
* How 5,000 year old Chinese Medicine can work to help you stay balanced and pain-free: yin, yang, and the Five Elements.
* How to avoid common, everyday mistakes that pack on unwanted pounds.
* Acupressure-to-go! Actual points you can use at home.
* The 4-letter PG-rated word that stops cravings in their tracks.
* How your mindset–what you’re thinking –may determine your results .
Join us for this  for this laser-focused discussion …
This ancient philosophy works to help you with your life balance, releasing extra pounds, relationships, and so much more.  In a private  session we may look at finding acupressure points on your own body to help ease challenges we find everyday.
Roberta firmly believes in the principles and methodology of her work, which is to offer you a range of treatments to help you become healthier now and in the future. Her goal is not only to relieve you of your illness and discomfort, but to work with you on a personalized plan for preventative care, and to empower you to be your own best healer.
Stop Feeling Guilty…… For Real (with Human Design Coach Molly Rider)
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Do you ever feel guilty for changing plans last minute?
Do you find yourself stuck in situations you wish you hadn’t said YES to?
Do you tend to blame yourself when things go wrong?  If only I’d…
Ladies, we all DESERVE freedom from guilt. We deserve pure pleasure, delight, happiness and contentment in ALL of our decisions and actions. Yet, the challenge is that we often feel weight down by obligation, worry or fear. People pleasing likes to play its trump card.  As a recovering people pleaser, I’d like to introduce you to a tool that helped change all of that for me.
The Tool: Your Human Design Chart. Your human design chart is meant to be a tool that brings you home to your essence. It shows you the wisdom in BOTH your strengths and your weaknesses. It teaches you how to make best decisions for yourself going forward and if you so choose, it trains you on how to extinguish the people pleasure guilt once and for all.
Join me in this interactive workshop where we’ll practice tapping into your wisdom, releasing your guilt and how to make decisions that lead to success for you. This is not a lecture. Whether you have your Human Design Chart or not, you’ll walk away having practiced the tools of Human Design to stop feeling guilty…for REAL!
Deliciously Wholesome by Ibetliza Frias Nourish your pleasure-loving palette with a healthy delicious lunch!!
What You Need To Know To Join the Party:
When: OCTOBER  19th 10:45a-5:30p
Where: Ramscale Studios 463 West St Penthouse NY NY 10014

How: CLICK below to register
Women’s Mafia exclusive Goddess On The Go discount code: WM

PS: Dress in Comfy Yoga like clothing and bring a yoga mat or cushion to sit on.
PPS Please feel free to invite your girlfriends to come share the BLISS!

RED PARTY Event Recap: The Women’s Mafia 9 Year Anniversary Celebration featuring Maggie Norris Couture

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This Tuesday August 5th the Women’s Mafia hosted their signature Red Party, featuring a fashion presentation by iconic couturier Maggie Norris and benefitting the children’s charity Reach Within. This year marked the 9 Year Anniversary Party for the Women’s Mafia and as founder Marcy Clark noted: “we are so proud to be celebrating nine years of style, substance and philanthropy!”

Model in Maggie Norris Couture with designer Maggie Norris and event host Marcy Clark, Photo by Natsuko Matsumura

The Red Party gala at the Glamorous Gansevoort Park hotel featured a fashion presentation by celebrity couturier Maggie Norris, who has

Engie Hassan and the EngieStyle team with Marcy Clark, Photo by Becky Yee of Vintage Vanga Photography

dressed icons such as Nicole Kidman, Beyonce, Halle Berry, Naomi Watts, Jennifer Aniston and Michelle Obama. Styled by EngieStyle, the presentation featured exquisite regal garments: dresses, corsets, trousers and jackets with red, gold and cream color palettes, and 1930’s and military inspirations. A stand-out in the show was Norris’s dramatic red silk “Grenada Gown” that dazzled the crowd. The Grenada Gown was inspired by the featured charity at the event, Reach Within, a charity with sites in Grenada and St. Vincent that helps vulnerable children break the cycle of violence and develop social and emotional skills to succeed in life. Thousands of dollars were raised to support Reach Within and their important work.

Illusionists Ben Nemzer and Cassandra Ruiz greeted the guests with a fiery magic trick and red roses upon entering the event, setting the tone of a magical evening where the guests would be cherished and celebrated. Photographer Becky Yee hosted her signature Vintage Vanga on-site Pin-Up Photo Booth, which was exceedingly popular and had guests posing with feathers, roses and props. Invitees sipped cocktails made by Cedar and Schrub, tasted whisky by women-owned brand Brenne Whisky and sipped cuvee by Magnifico Giornata. Co-hosted by fraternal social clubs The Men’s Collective and The Ladies Collective, the event embodied fun, glamour, boldness and beauty.

Photo by Natsuko Matsumura
Model with Maggie Norris, photo by Arthur Eisenberg
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Maggie Norris Fashion Presentation, photo by Arthur Eisenberg
Maggie Norris Fashion Presentation, photo by Arthur Eisenberg

The Y Gallery Salon Team managing hair backstage (Photos by Arthur Eisenberg)

Excepts from Marcy Clark’s speech about the Women’s Mafia:

A lot of people ask me, “what is the Women’s Mafia?!” And I first always assure them that there is nothing menacing about us – no crimes or murders! We’re really a peace-loving bunch, and the women in this group are truly the best, most interesting, most dynamic, fun and bold women I know. I started the Women’s Mafia 9 years ago, when I’d only been in the city one year myself, because I truly believe in the power of community, especially like-minded, bold New York Women.

Models in Maggie Norris Couture with designer Maggie Norris and Broadway performer Angel Reda and Harlem Dance Theatre Ballet Dancer Alexandra Jacob, photo by Natsuko Matsumura

I had a vision that we could help each other to navigate this big place – get a great job, make some amazing friends – and more than that to support causes we believe in: charities like Reach Within that we are supporting tonight, independent businesses, female entrepreneurs, artists, and designers. I have to say that you ladies (and many gentleman!) have really come through on that vision, and so this party is really my gift to you to say thank you for all that you do for these causes and especially for each other. I know so many members who have become best friends, helped each other find new careers, had life-changing new experiences and really expanded what’s possible in their lives. And so I want to toast to you tonight, because you guys really, truly, make dreams come true!”

Maggie Norris Couture, Photo by Natsuko Matsumura

Special Thanks to our Sponsors and Partners:

Maggie Norris Couture

Reach Within: an amazing charity helping children and parents in Grenada and St. Vincent

The Men’s Collective and Ladies Collective

Engie Hassan and EngieStyle, who styled the show

DJ Sharri

Y Gallery Salon styled hair for the presentation & host: Yaniv, Yoni, Brandy, Adi and Clara

Becky Yee of Vintage Vanga Photography

Marcy Clark and Becky Yee of Vintage Vanga Photography

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The Makeup Team: Legend with Wilhelmina Artists, SamiRivera, and Jerry Lopez of Mark Joseph Salon

Our Models: Angel Reda, Jordana, Devyn, Cindy Jo, Kanami, Emily and Brooke

Event Photographers: Fashion Photographer Arthur Eisenberg, Artist and Photographer Natsuko Matsumura, Guillermo Mogollan of FashionandPersonalities, Joyce Brooks of BlackTieMagazine

Cupcakes by Jaret’s Stuffed Cupcakes

The Gansevoort Park Hotel – special thanks to Eric Lee, Eric Sobin and Chris Kirchner

Drinks Sponsors:

Magnifico Giornata Cuvee

Brenne Whisky by Allison Patel

Cedar and Schrub – “A Boutique Shrubbery”

Gift Bags and Silent Auction:

Genevieve Malandra and the team at Robin Leedy and Associates for helping with our gift bags

Beauty Buster Skincare

Our amazing silent auction donors: Becky Yee of Vintage VangaAlexander TedfordAna et CarolLucky SelectismVernakular Photo Designs

Photo Gallery by Becky Yee of Vintage Vanga (where labeled) and Natsuko Matsumura

Lori Wilde, Kori Burkholder, Tracey Miller, Sara Ferrence, Marcy Clark, Susan Christie, Photo by Natsuko Matsumura

For more about the Women’s Mafia and how to “be a Made Woman” visit www.womensmafia.com.

Monday, March 31: Support Creative Arts In Schools at Community-Word Project’s Annual Benefit

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Get your tickets this week for Community-Word Project’s 14th Annual Benefit: Writing Our Future. The evening promises to be a vibrant celebration of Community-Word Project’s work inspiring creative and critical thinking in young people through the arts.  The evening’s program will include dynamic student performances along with guest readings by poet and teaching artist Aracelis Girmay and Angel Reda of Broadway’s Chicago.

Monday March 31st 6:30-8:30pm
Bonhams Auction House
580 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10022


Benefit tickets can be purchased online by clicking the button at the top of our homepage: communitywordproject.org.  We hope to host over 300 attendees catered by chef David Santos of Louro, with activities highlighting the students’ achievements and recognizing honored guests throughout the evening. This year’s silent auction promises to be the best ever, with items including weekend get-aways, designer sunglasses, Broadway tickets, and a cooking class and private party in your home with a professional chef, and of course, many stunning pieces of original artwork!

Featured actress Angel Reda of Chicago, Wicked and the upcoming Damn Yankees

About Community-Word Project:

Community-Word Project is a New York City arts-in-education organization that inspires children in underserved communities to read, interpret, and respond to their world and to become active citizens through collaborative arts residencies and teacher training programs. Founded in 1997, Executive Director Michele Kotler and CWP received an Echoing Green Fellowship to help young people develop the skills they need to be successful in school and in life. Since then, CWP has inspired more than 15,000 youth in underserved New York City communities to become positive agents of change for themselves and their communities through our school partnerships and hundreds of aspiring teaching artists through our intensive Teaching Artist Training and Internship Program.

CWP was founded with the belief that creative learning through the arts gives every child the opportunity to find a voice that, not only is heard, but also has the power to make you pay attention. According to a 2012 report from the National Endowment for the Arts, learning in the arts helps youth in under-resourced communities become more likely to stay in school, attend college, and be engaged citizens. Each year through our highly trained, diverse teaching artists, each year, CWP’s collaborative arts programming helps more than 1,500 New York City youth learn creative and critical thinking through poetry, sculpture, mural painting, photography, music/rhythm, dance, and performance, with every child leaving the classroom each day knowing, “I have a voice; my voice is powerful; my voice can change the world.”

One for You, One for Me: NY Jeweler is Offers Creative His & Hers Gift

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4.36 Fancy Blue Diamond and Pink Melee Diamonds Ring by Diamond Envy

Last week, Diamond Envy invited us to get a firsthand look at their wide selection of beautiful, natural colored diamond jewelry. We got to try on some of their amazing pieces and learned about natural colored diamond from the experts.

We just heard that Diamond Envy is now offering this creative gift idea just in time for the holidays – if you purchase one of their stunning pieces of jewelry for yourself, you can win a Play Station 4 for someone special in your life (or keep both and have a really rockin’ holiday!!!). We’re working on some upcoming events/giveaways with DiamondEnvy.com, so look for more fun stories about diamonds.

What do you think? Would you get a gift for you and your special someone or keep both the PS4 and the jewelry?

DiamondEnvy.com Is Giving Away the PlayStation 4 to Five Lucky Shoppers

This Black Friday, Diamond Envy will be giving away a free PlayStation 4 to five lucky customers as well as slashing prices 10% storewide.  The first five customers to buy a piece of jewelry from DiamondEnvy.com after 12:00 PM EST on November 29th will also receive a free PS4!  It’s the biggest His-and-Hers deal this holiday season!

Sony sold over 1 million PS4 consoles the first day it was launched.  Now sold out everywhere—online and in stores—it has become the most unattainable Christmas gift this year.  But Diamond Envy doesn’t want you to stress about it.  Sleep late, stay in your PJ’s, and still beat out everyone else for Best Gifter this year.  Be one of the first five customers to buy earrings, a pendant, an engagement ring, or any other piece of jewelry for sale on our site and get a free PS4 with your order.  Retail value is $399.99—if you can find it.

27.98 Carat Fancy Yellow Diamond Earrings in 18k Two-tone Gold and 8.88 Carat Fancy Yellow Diamond Engagement Ring

“Here at Diamond Envy, we know the pain entailed in opening your wallet for big ticket items over and over when buying gifts,” says Evan Guttman in Marketing. “That’s why you deserve to gift yourself this holiday with a free PS4 for all the work you have done.  And ladies, we didn’t forget about you.  With this offer, you can buy jewelry you know you’ll love for yourself and call that the freebie when you give the PS4 to your man.  Imagine his delight when he sees how thoughtful you were by getting this season’s blockbuster gift for him. The holidays are all about giving!”

For those already planning to buy their wives, girlfriends, daughters, mothers, fiancées, aunts, cousins, or mistresses diamond jewelry, this is it.  This is the deal of the year.  For those who had to compromise (“Okay, honey, you can have the big ticket item this year and I’ll wait until next year for a piece of jewelry”) there’s no need for compromise anymore—not now that you can buy one gift and get the other.

5.03 Carat E VS2 and Fancy Multicolor Diamond Ring in Platinum & 18K White Gold

Even those who miss out on the five PS4’s will have something exciting to talk about.  Diamond Envy will also be offering 10% off storewide on our jewelry and diamonds starting Black Friday and continuing until December 15th.  Buy any loose diamond or piece of jewelry on the site and save 10%.  Shipping and returns are always free with every Diamond Envy purchase.

Offer is open to all residents of the contiguous United States (excludes Alaska and Hawaii).  Our usual 60 day return policy does not apply to winners of this offer.  Instead, returns on qualified orders will only be available for seven days.  The PS4 must be returned with the order sealed and in its original packaging for the refund to be issued otherwise only store credit will be issued.

3.20 Carat Fancy Dark Orangy Brown Diamond Earrings in 18K Pink Gold

About Diamond Envy

Diamond Envy was launched in 2013 to bring colored diamonds to retail customers at wholesale prices. For 15 years we’ve worked in New York’s famed Diamond District as diamond manufacturers—sourcing rough diamonds from ethical, conflict-free suppliers, cutting and manufacturing them into their polished state, and selling them to the wholesale market. Now we want to share our high quality inventory directly with you. Diamond Envy is a new concept in diamond e-commerce: a curated source of the best certified fancy color diamonds and jewelry at wholesale prices made available to you, a resource even more valuable to us than diamonds: our clients.

We pride ourselves on our friendly and available customer service. Think of us as your jewelry concierge—available to you in whatever capacity you need, whether as a design liaison, gemology educator, or a hand to hold through your first jewelry purchase. Call us, email us, or chat with us when we’re online. It’s our job to be available to you throughout the buying process to ensure your full satisfaction.  Our toll-free number is 888-983-9588 and we will be available on Black Friday from 9:00 AM EST- 5:00 PM EST.