The Fashion Reporter Celebrated Three Years of Fashion with Land Rover Manhattan, Toys for Tots, Bloomingdales and 2R's Entertainment & Media. Hosted by Dawn Richard of Danity Kane, other guests that showed up to the Land Rover Store included Tracey Chang (Miss NY USA 2009), Bob Hernreich (owner Sacramento Kings), Mary-Ellen Winston (Harry Winston), Marshana-Dahlia Ritchie (ABC's The Bachelor-London Calling), Brimstone (EWF Wrestler), Teyana Taylor (StarTrak/Interscope Records), Veronica de la Cruz (CNN Correspondent), 12 Pack (VH1's Flavor of Love), Darra "LIKE DAT" Boyd (VH-1 Charm School), Tha Heights (Recording POP & B Group), Denise "Dee" Vazquez (Media Personality), Melanie Lapatin (Dance Times Square), Jamie "Fury" Kovac and many more.
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Nexxstep Visonary LLC along with invited guests brought in over $25,000 worth of unwrapped gifts from companies including MOMA, American Doll Company, Build-A-Bear, and Mattel, to name a few, for the US Marines' TOYS FOR TOTS charity foundation so that some children can look forward to a merrier Christmas.
The dancers of Dance Times Square, owned by world dance champion and choreographer Melanie Lapatin of So You Think You Can Dance, demonstrated dance numbers from the tango, salsa, to the swing on the dance floor while DJ L of Bet's 106 & Park took care of the atmosphere. Guests were treated to an array of unique, unexpected combinations of mouth-watering appetizers from chicken satay with a mango pineapple dipping sauce to Armenian mozzarella balls served with asparagus, tuna tar tar on top of a sesame cracker, caviar served over top of a baked potato drizzled in a shot of vodka courtesy of The Orgasmic Chef, who was honored by Mayor Bloomberg earlier that day for the launch of their very own television network.
During the event, notable artist and founder of Notism, Ron Burkhardt, offered a private sale for his one-of-a-kind artworks, including his historic "Giants Super bowl" piece featuring news clippings and images from the New York Giants' unexpected victory against the New England Patriots. In addition to that, luxurious evening gowns from Tiffany Koury's Spring 2009 collection, valued at $8,000 - $55,000 which was sported on socialite, Elizabeth Grimaldi and viewable on flat screens throughout the venue for guests to preview.
Throughout the evening, mini bars throughout venue, which were actually customized by Peroni fully equipped with art decorative lamps, offered chilled Peroni Italian beer along with customized cocktails from Steaz organic beverages mixed with V2 Energy Vodka, named after participating sponsors. In closing out the evening, guests enjoyed custom-made cupcakes with The Fashion Reporter, Bloomingdales and Land Rover logos compliments of Get Em' Girl Cupcakes along with very appetizing, gourmet Italian cakes from Bauli. Goodie bags provided by Bloomingdales were distributed upon exit including Ed Hardy fragrances, Dr. Miracle's his and hers hair products, Ace men's grooming products, complimentary dance class certificates courtesy of Dance Times Square, $75 gift certificates courtesy of Gruen Eyes Optical, Lubriderm intensifying hand cream as well as goodies baseball caps from Fourfront clothing. The party continued over at Imperial nightclub where partygoers danced til the wee hours of the morning.
The Fashion Reporter shared that "while closing out 2008 and entering 2009" they intend to improve lives as they celebrate all things fabulous and cutting edge, giving more hope and aspiration to our children of the future, especially in such hard economic times", shares Priscilla Monteiro, Publisher, The Fashion Reporter.