Event Recap: Dore Exquisite Gowns Spring 2013

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The Country’s Top Ballroom Dance Atelier To The Stars Launches A New Collection

Dore Exquisite Gowns, the top Ballroom design atelier in the country, headed by lead designer Dawn Smart, debuted their premiere collection of evening gowns at New York Fashion Week on September 12th, 2012. Arena NYC accommodated a glamorous audience of 300 guests, which included some notable editors from InStyle, Vogue, Haarper’s Bazaar, Glamour and Pinstripe Magazine, stylists, bloggers and fashionistas. Among the distinguished guests were Miss New York

Mallory Hagan, Miss Gotham City Acacia Courtney, Amy Poliakoff and Maggie Schaffer of Bravo’s Gallery Girls, Heidi Dillon of Style’s Big Rich Texas, celebrity aesthetician and beauty author Lora Condon, celebrity interviewer Cognac Wellerlane and Royal & celeb stylist Engie Hassan, the official stylist of the show.
Miss New York Mallory Hagan (Miss America Organization), Miss Gotham City Acacia Courtney and celebrity interviewer Cognac Wellerlane

The evening was an entertaining blend of fashion, music and dance. The show commenced with a scintillating dance performance by Pasha Pashkov and Daniella Karagach who looked impeccable in outfits by Dore Designs. This was soon followed by the eagerly anticipated display of Dore Design’s evening gowns. The dresses showcased richness in color and style, featuring hand painting, Swarovski crystal elements (Swarovski was a sponsor of the show), and couture craftsmanship. Several gowns featured inventive details such as sky high slits, long feathered trains and even petticoat-like ruffles. The gowns did justice to the models’ figures with captivating flow and movement as they dazzled on the runway.

Right after the show was another brilliant performance by Vard Margaryan (of So You Think You Can Dance) and Sofya Fil. Sarah Atereth, a U.K. # 1 recording artist then took the stage and entertained the audience with two of her dance numbers to which the enthusiastic crowd sang along and danced.
The after party saw an enthusiastic crowd dancing away. DJ Eric Voz had the perfect music playing to set the right ambience. The evening full of entertainment and talent ended on a note of promise of many more glamorous events by Dore Designs. Special thanks to the sponsors and partners for the event : Swarovski Elements, Ecru New York, All Natural Snapple, EngieStyle, Yellow Sky Agency, Lead Makeup Artist Nesreen Hamdan and Boutique Artists.

Dore Designs is an industry leader in the United States for Ballroom fashion. The company sponsors 42 professional and amateur couples in the United States and Canada. Dore Designs can be seen across the globe on world champions, finalists and dance novices. Dore Designs thrives in the French tradition of haute couture, in keeping each Dore Designs ballroom or evening wear gown an exclusive creation made to the wearer’s explicit measurements and carriage. The future success of Dore Designs will be expanded by couture and ready-to-wear lines for evening, as well as practice wear that can be customized for dance studios to brand themselves. For more on Dawn Smart and Dore Designs visit www.doredesigns.com and “like” DoreDesigns on Facebook to stay abreast of their latest designs.

Royal and Celeb Stylist Engie Hassan with Designer Dawn Smart of Dore Designs

Celebrate Cognac’s Birthday and the Launch of the “Ladies Behind Lenses” Film Festival!

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Clear your calendar for Wednesday June 8th! The Women’s Mafia and the team of creatives at Rocketlight Films and ChickMakesFlicks are hosting a super-hip Fundraiser for the upcomilng Ladies Behind Lenses Film Festival and the event will also celebrate the Birthday of Intrepid Celebrity Reporter Cognac Wellerlane. Cognac is well known for covering high profile media events such as the Emmy’s, the Tribeca Film Festival, The Hamptons Film Festival and Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. She will be presented with the first annual Women’s Mafia Boldness Award, the first of many awards that will be presented in the Film Festival to women who contribute to high qualtiy Film-Making, Directing, Acting, Cinematography, Writing and more!

Wednesday June 8th
The Polar Lounge, 201 East 24th Street, New York
Pink Champagne Bar 7:30 – 9:00pm
Appetizers and Dancing till 11pm and later

Tickets and early-bird Film Festival Passes here, securely through paypal.
$30 Online, $40 at the Door (as space permits), $95 ticket and VIP Festival Pass
$30 online

Ticket with Early VIP Festival Pass $95

Press and media can RSVP to Marcy@womensmafia.com

Patricia Field & Women’s Mafia Present: SPA WARS Benefit for GLAAD

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Celebrity Hairstylist Eric Alt, Music Impressario Lori Michaels, SPA WARS author Lora Condon, Television Personality Cognac Wellerlane

By Carlos Aparicio

After months of anticipation we could barely hold our excitement on the day of this colorful, rambunctious evening. In the company of colleagues from the beauty and fashion industries, TV personalities as well as friends and family, author Lora Condon officially launched her book SPA WARS: The Ugly Truth About The Beauty Industry on a night filled with glamour, joy and delicious treats from Empanada Mama, Butternuts Beer and the royal Château de Chambord (actually, throw some glitter in that equation to get a better mental image).

Hosted by Sex and the City’s Patricia Field and the Women’s Mafia at the House of Field (known for its fashion extravaganzas) to benefit GLAAD, people walking by wondered what the fuss what all about “Are they filming a movie?”, “Is it a rave?” were some remarkable guesses. In actuality, guests were enjoying something much better: Shopping at special rates, Music by DJ Sharri Model, makeup by Alicia Oliveri, Salon Services by the renowned Salon at Patricia Field and a Fierce Photo Contest with photographer Montana.

VIP Guests at the Event included: Project Runway Lead Hair Stylist George Ortiz, Celebrity hairstylist Eric Alt, Gossip Queen Flo Anthony, Music Impresario Lori Michaels, Award Winning Beauty Queen Miss Tiffany, Television Personality Cognac Wellerlane, “The Salon Guy” Stephen Marinaro, top tier Beauty and Fashion Editors and many more guests.

Enjoy some pictures from this magical evening after the jump.

SPA WARS author Lora Condon with Gossip Queen, Radio Host and Columnist Flo Anthony
Project Runway Hair Stylist George Ortiz, Women’s Mafia Founder Marcy Clark and Blair from Glamour Nerd
Our Media Partner Stephen Marinaro “The Salon Guy” and Project Runway stylist George Ortiz
Author Lora Condon with Designer Lace Rose Allenius
“SPA WARS” special guest judge Miss Tiffany Richards

Women’s Mafia Founder Marcy Clark
Women’s Mafia Writer Carlos Aparicio and Stylist Patricia Parenti
Writer Hillary Devers and Astonish Magazine Editor-At-Large Jenny Baker
The Salon Guy, Lora Condon, Makeup Artist Alicia Oliveri, Our “Fierce Photo Contest” photographer Montana and Marcy Clark
The amazing styling and management team at Patricia Field

Our wildly popular DJ Sharri Model, Marcy Clark and Photographer Montana
Astonish Magazine VP Brandon Leong with editor Jenny Baker, publicist Marcy Clark, author Lora Condon and Stephen “The Salon Guy”


“Detachment” Movie Premiere: Cognac Covers The Red Carpet for Women’s Mafia & Chicks Make Flicks

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Our good friend Cognac Wellerlane of Long Island Exchange, host of Cognac’s Corner and a starring fixture at New York Fashion Week, covered some hot Tribeca Film Festival Premieres for Women’s Mafia and our media partner Chicks Make Flicks.

Enjoy her video below with the stars and VIP’s at the Red Carpet for Detachment, including Adrien Brody, Blythe Danner, Christina Hendricks, and up-and-coming stars Sami Gayle and Betty Kaye.

“Pink Champagne Kisses darlings!” (Back at you Cognac!)