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

Art Events Exploits Talent
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)
Preview the spectacular happenings at our ICONS Gala with The Lifestyle Lounge!

Preview the spectacular happenings at our ICONS Gala with The Lifestyle Lounge!

Altruism Causes Events Exploits Performing Arts Shopping & Acquisitions Talent

By Monica Aparicio,
If you’ve been under a rock about the Women’s Mafia 11th anniversary gala benefitting ReachWithin, here goes… 7480c1_36d95fceb0a0458db76a1c882a803cf3Imagine the elevator doors opening into a beautiful plush lobby where the winding hallway opens to reveal a dimly lit ballroom sitting on the penthouse of a building in the Flat Iron.

You arrive and are greeted with adornment of golden temporary jewels via Tribe Tats and divinely inspired henna designs on your delicate hands via Margie Nugent while sipping on delicious Daily Greens juices or enjoying a perfect cocktail!

unnamed-4Over at the opposite end of the ballroom you see Carmen Rubio setting up for your glamour photo. You get your picture taken by Carmen or photo artist Marcy Andrew Deliz before DJ Sharri starts to play luscious melodies and you strut in your Goddess costume to the dance floor.

Dancing, you look out the window to see the Empire State twinkling while you and your friends turn the heat up with your moves.

You pause to recoup and head on over to The Lifestyle Lounge pop up, where you receive a complimentary miracle stretch with Marina Simovic and sit down to speak to Dieniz Costa about dipping into your sacred sensuality, since you’ve been thinking about fully claiming your Goddess Power!

While you’re there you also have a mini consult with Kelly Lynn Adams about taking the next steps with your career and you hear some awesome astrology tips with Jeanny Tsai.

You feel so uplifted about your future you celebrate by treating yourself to a gorgeous piece of jewelry at Georgianna Kouliano’s table and you participate in the mini Cacao ceremonies with Chrysalis Unfurling before indulging in yummy hors d’ oeuvres.

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All this plus hula hooping with Isamar Gonzales, making art with Inspirality & VitaminR, complimentary energy healing with Nathalie Jaspar, mini consults with Meg Conkling, the curly hair alchemist (because your next haircut will be the bomb), life coaching with Sydney Campos, Goddess portraiture with Lisa Levart, prophetic Tarot with Denise DePass, soul revealing sessions with Kell Morton and by 11pm you go home with a cup that runneth over!

Mmmmmmm get ready, get your tickets

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Join us for The Lifestyle Lounge experience inside of the Women’s Mafia 11th Anniversary Gala celebration and dress up as your favorite Goddess or historical heroine

OCTOBER 6, 2016.   7-11pm

Receive complimentary mini consults with top wellness and healthy living experts, bodyworkers and healers!

Meet the Experts, Healers and Vendors

Sacred Sensuality with Dieniz Costa

Dieniz Costa is a sacred sexuality liberation and empowerment coach, healer and speaker who helps women of color go from burned out, suppressed and dissatisfied to liberated, orgasmic and fulfilled.

 She works with women on healing from past traumas to rebuild their sense of self worth, beauty and power. After working with Dieniz you will enjoy your body and be the full expression of your true self while living from a place of spiritual power.

Career Counseling with Kelly Lynn Adams

Kelly Lynn Adams is a certified business and leadership career coach, motivational speaker and founder The After 5 Club. Kelly Lynn has helped hundreds of women manage their careers and build smart and sustainable businesses (especially those who are in 9 to 5 jobs). Kelly Lynn has also spent over 12 years in corporate finance for some of the top fashion houses and biggest retailers in the world.

Receive career coaching, productivity and time management training, self-care guidance and how to start and monetize a passion project/side business when you speak to Kelly.

Holistic Life Coaching with Sydney Campos

Sydney Campos is a holistic entrepreneur, meaning there is no separation between her passions, her spirituality and her livelihood. As the founder of Make Only Magic, she serves incredible clients as an intuitive life coach, yoga instructor, energy healer and marketing strategy advisor specializing in Fortune 100 brands and early-stage startups.

Sydney will guide you to reconnect with your own internal compass to accelerate healing and break through blocks standing in the way of your deepest desires. Everything Sydney does is based on love and service, and helping you live life beyond your wildest dreams.

Beach Body with Michelle Hache and Christina Colon

Michelle works independently as a virtual fitness coach with Team Beach Body and is currently a student at The Institute of Integrative Nutrition. She teaches others to implement a healthy lifestyle in body mind and spirit. Michelle can provide you with the necessary tools to achieve a higher level of clean and healthy eating and lifestyle.

Talk to Michelle and her partner Christina about Shakeology whole food meal replacement containing a daily dose of dense nutrition of Phytonutrients that help support health and vitality, build lean muscle and curb cravings. Exotic superfoods and vitamins will help you fight free radical damage and support a healthy immune system, also aiding you in weight loss.

Curly Hair Alchemy with Meg Conklin

Meg Conkling is a seasoned Curly Hair specialist, best known as the Curly Hair Alchemist. Her skills and expertise are as adaptable as her strengths and versatility. She is articulate and has always approached her clients and the art of curls with enthusiasm and an open heart.

With Meg  “It’s not just a haircut, it’s an experience.” Meg helps you clarify the woman you are and the woman you are ready to embody, with an intuitive consult prior to your haircut. Explore a heightened and holistic one on one training. Walk away learning how to manage and embrace your natural texture.

Kabbalistic Astrology with Jeanny Tsai

Jeanny Tsai has worked with Kabbalah Astrology for over 10 years. She is known for her depth, clarity, and accuracy when giving a reading. She is well versed in giving general readings as well as well as giving deep insights into specific areas of one’s soul blueprint such as relationships, career, health, and soul path.

Jeanny can help you map out ideal dates for starting a business, getting married, and other life important events. She advises on when to take action and what remedies to use to reach one’s highest destiny. Her approach is heart centered with her clients goals and soul evolution in mind. Jeanny is also an intuitive healer who has apprenticed with masters in multiple lineages from around the world.

Rodan Field Skincare Kate Dawson

Kate proudly represents Rodan + Fields Dermatologists. These uniquely effective skincare products are designed by two of the most respected dermatologists in the country with a legacy of delivering on what they promise. Kate believes that using Rodan + Fields is as close as you can get to visiting a dermatologist … without an appointment.

Rodan and Fields can truly transform your skin.

Goddess Erotica Portraiture with Lisa Levart

Lisa Levart is the author of Goddess on Earth: Portraits of the Divine Feminine, winner of the GOLD Nautilus Book Award. Goddess on Earth, an ongoing project for more than a decade draws deeply on ancient mythology to reveal the vibrant interior lives of the women she photographs and their personal experience with the divine feminine.

The Goddess:Erotica portraits will allow you to enjoy your divine sexuality through the eyes of a loving artist. Treat yourself to a one-of a kind, encaustic art work that most deeply reflects your most powerful erotic self.

Reiki Healing with Nathalie Jaspar

During a session with Dive Into Reiki/Nathalie you will experience warm, deep relaxation, gain a sense of clarity and a feeling of joy. It’ll enable you to access your own true inner energy so you can bring positive change into your life at all levels—physical, emotional, mental and spiritual.

Dive Into Reiki offers sessions and classes based on traditional Japanese teachings.

Network Spinal Care with Dr. Kell Morton

For over ten years Dr. Kell has been transforming lives by helping people let go of the stress and pain that we all accumulate through the bumps in the road of life. He helps youlet go of who you’re not, so you can raise your standards and breakthrough limiting beliefs, allowing you to embrace more and more of who you truly are, and ultimately rock life at a higher level with more passion, joy, creativity, and love

OrthoBionomy with Ellen Williams

Ellen Williams is a Licensed Massage Therapist whose work is geared to alleviating discomfort and pain in your body without causing more pain. Because work with your body’s nervous system to help your body recognize what’s going on, your body is able to self-correct, thus allowing the results of each session to last longer. You’ll feel more comfortable in your body, so you‘ll sleep better and wake up more alert and focused

Miracle Stretch with Marina Simovic

Marina is a certified Stretch Therapist and Usui Reiki Practitioner. She uses a unique stretch technique with specialized tables to stabilize, isolate and carefully stretch various parts of your body. Feel relaxed and refreshed with this gentle healing experience which helps to get you more in tune with your physical and emotional well being.

Aromatherapy with Avila Aromatics

Experience the benefits of holistic essential oil and infused plant blends to support your mind, body and spirit. Created by Karin Lieberman, clinical esthetician and aromatherapist, whose passion for plants and nature led her to create these beautiful wellness centered products using essential oils.

Goddess Jewelry with Georgianna

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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!

Stop Traffic – How You Can Use Your Workout to Cultivate Radiance

Beauty Exploits Health Talent

By Londin Angel Winters

Imagine if you could begin using your workout to train your body to become so radiant, you stop traffic on the way out.

This is not only do-able, it makes working out a lot more interesting. You may find you cannot wait to strap on those tennies and get moving.

We do not need to lose a pound or tighten a thing to step into Radiance. It is the act of emitting light. Imagine someone’s face who is smiling brightly. They are literally beaming light. We can shine anytime we choose, and the more we train for it, the better we get at it.

Whether we are aware of it or not, many of us already do all sorts of things to augment Radiance. Think bedazzled, bling and glitter. It’s all designed to bring more light energy to the body. But, it’s not the only way can do this.

It’s one thing to wear that sparkly dress, it’s another thing to become it.

We can emit Radiance from the inside out. However, sometimes it’s not so easy to find our light. Sitting for hours at work, stress and fatigue do a number on our shine. That’s why our exercise routine is the perfect place to get it back.

During exercise, we generate heat and get energy flowing. When you combine your workout with the 5-step process outlined here, you can become a master of Radiance.

5 Steps to Cultivating Radiance During Your Workouts:

1.     Set a Specific Intention

Before your workout begins, set your intention. What quality do you want to embody? Do you want to sparkle like diamonds or be explosive like fireworks? Do you want to glimmer like the surface of the ocean at sunrise or do you want to simmer like Jessica Rabbit? Be very specific and bring that intention to every movement you make.

2.             Practice Emitting Light

After each work period, feel the intensity you’ve generated and imagine pouring it from your heart onto the person you love most in the world. Where attention goes, energy follows. Therefore, you may be surprised how your loved ones will feel you doing this and respond. If in the beginning it feels like you are making it up, stay with it. Once you see the impact it has on the people, you will know it’s real.

3.             Get Your Flow On

During your workout, get everything in your body moving. Use the time to release stuck energy. Radiance is about Flow, so we want to bring as much Flow as possible. Rather than only focusing one body part, get every part of you moving: upper body, lower body and everything in between.

4.             Embodiment

Embodiment is the act of running a certain energy through your body. We see actors do this all the time as they transform themselves into a role. Be deliberate in how you walk, talk and move about your workout. Pretend you were an actress and your job was to show someone what pure Radiance looks like in the way you carry your body.

5.             Create Your On/Off Switch

Once you become really good at this, you may quickly realize why you don’t already do this all of the time. Stopping traffic can be overrated when it comes with whistles, cat calls and pesky admirers interrupting your workout. Therefore, Step #5 is to master the art of modulating your Radiance. In the same way you dialed it up, you dial it right back down. This way, you are at choice. If being invisible is to your advantage, you do that. If being shiny is to your advantage, you do that. Radiance becomes a skill you can turn on and off as you choose.

With these exercises, you build the foundation of Radiance in your “muscle memory.” In this way, you will naturally carry more Radiance in your life. Ideally, you become so good at embodying Radiance that you can access it at will, such as the moment when Mr. Right walks in the room and you want to be the brightest thing in his view.

For more insights from Londin Angel Winters visit her website and check out her new book “Loving Your Weight Off” at Amazon and other fine retailers.

Meet Lisa Dolan: The Woman Reinventing The Way Men Shop

Design Fashion Men Shopping & Acquisitions Talent

We had the privilege of sitting down with Lisa Dolan, the founder and President of the new men’s styling and personal shopping concierge service Savile Row Society, which is reinventing the way men shop with a curated, omni-channel platform staffed with professional fashion stylists, to ensure men get the right look and fit, every time.

What Lisa has created is pretty exciting. Savile Row Society works with both the best stylists and the best brands in the world. Their roster of talent includes wardrobe and personal style consultants (such as Women’s Mafia members Engie Hassan and Dawn Del Russo) who have dressed Royalty, celebrities and top executives all over the world, contributed to publications such as Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, InStyle and Numero, and have been seen on Fox, E! News, NBC, CBS and more.

With a luxurious New York showroom steps from Madison Square Park and an intuitive online platform, Savile Row Society is the one-stop shopping destination that caters to every wardrobe need, from men’s custom suiting, to shoes, to accessories. SRS offers more than 80 best-in-class brands including Barbour, Lacoste, Hook & Albert, Paul Evans, Haspel, Edward Armah, Pretentious Pocket, Alan Paine, Margo Petitti, Tateossian, Allen Edmonds and Daniel Wellington. Here we have an exclusive interview with Lisa Dolan:

Women’s Mafia: What is the mission of Savile Row Society? What are the unique draws for your clients and customers?

Savile Row Society’s mission is to make an efficient and enjoyable shopping experience for the professional male. My goal is to make sure every guy has access to quality garments in an easy to use format. It’s that simple. I also have high falutin ideas about making SRS a men’s club, replicating the feeling of a Havana Club.

WM: How did you get your start in the world of high-end fashion and what advice do you have for up-and-coming young entrepreneurs and stylists?

I threw myself into the mens fashion world – I went to the high-end designers’ Market parties. The first warm intros were always done in a non-business setting, which was very helpful to me.

I learned that the high-end mens fashion business is very much of a family – everyone knows each other, and in order to do business, you need to join the family, and I was excited to join. I was originally seen as the weird tech-company but in the end after a few seasons, designers perked up and recognized SRS could be an idea partner to reach our high-end customer.

WM: I understand you support some great causes with Savile Row Society. What causes are important to you?

Career Gear provides professional clothing to under privileged men who are looking for employment. SRS was originally built on the tenets that personal branding and image are so important in today’s fluid marketplace, where no one stays in a profession or location for a lifetime.

Getting the interview/job is where the main discrepancies  lie – once you have the job, anyone can learn and prove themselves. I am confident Career Gear has some role in closing that gap.

WM: When did you realize you could make your passion your career?

I was running on a treadmill and I saw my life on a clearly charted path in front of me.

I wanted to create my own path.

I knew I wasn’t excited – I wasn’t giving myself the opportunity to make an impact in any way. Thru SRS, we can effectively improve the image of professional men, to help them achieve both their personal and professional goals

WM: What is your favorite date night look for a man?

A blazer, jeans, brown shoes, and a shirt of his choosing – button downed to black tee shirt – the shirt shows what kind of man he is.

WM: You do so much between running your business, hosting so many fashion events and your cat type of person he is, or what type of date he wants it to be. I love a guy who wears a pocket square and no tie.

harity work – what energizes you?

Hmm that’s a good question – I don’t really know – I’ve always naturally had a lot of energy. I think it’s that I am extremely curious, love challenges, and love doing something new. If I had to pinpoint one driver, it would be my curiosity – I want to constantly be learning of what’s out there, and how I can be a part of it.

WM: What can the Women’s Mafia make happen for you?

Well for starters, I’d love to have SRS dress your man so you can go on doing what you love to do, and do other, more fun things together than go shopping!

WM: Lastly, please share with us – If you could dress any gentleman, alive or dead who would it be?

Warren Buffet! Mr. Buffet – our atelier is always open to you. :-)

Tuesday Oct. 14th: Pitch Networking Breakfast hosted by Lisa Josephson and Rebecca Shine

Altruism Events Talent

Networking in NYC can be tough – especially for women. That’s why branding expert Lisa Josephson created Pitch! Networking to focus exclusively on women business owners and the triumphs and trials we face from determining the best time to scale to finding the right employees to executing a marketing plan. Says Josephson: “Over a light breakfast, we each introduce ourselves with our pitch. We follow with a presentation by a member geared toward providing tips and advice to other attendees directly related to her business. The presentation is followed by a roundtable discussion. Our goal is to provide an environment for sharing business insights while creating valuable referrals and partnerships.”

This month, Rebecca Shine of NY Shine will speak about creating and executing a successful marketing strategy for your business, service, or product. A veteran of Red Bull, Shine will share advice from a pro about how to get your own marketing strategy in order. Join us on Tuesday, October 14 for our next Pitch! Women’s Networking event. Josephson is hosting a breakfast meeting starting promptly at 9:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at 175 Varick Street on the 8th Floor in Conference Room C.

They request a $15 reservation fee to help cover expenses and to ensure proper space accommodations. Due to limited seating, please reserve your space now at http://www.rocketandwalker.com/pitch-meeting/

Art For Kashmir: Painting for a Cause

Altruism Art Causes Events Exploits Talent

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

Art Events Nightlife Talent

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


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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

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

Art Beauty Causes Design Events Fashion Featured Nightlife Shopping & Acquisitions Talent

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
photo by Arthur Eisenberg
Photo by Arthur Eisenberg
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

Yellow Sky Agency PR

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.