Mar 5, 2012


MARCH 8th 2012 5pm-11pm
@ The Medallion 334 S Main St. Los Angeles CA 90013
Every 2ND Thursday of the month I ART U DTLA offers you the largest showcase of fine artists, fashion designers, and live performances found at the DTLA Art Walk
Live Music!!
Rooftop Skylounge!!
In support of the March 2012 Fashion Week in DTLA, I ART U DTLA is bringing you a sensational Pop Art and Fashion Rocks showcase! Over 50 galleries and boutique shops are filled with original art and designer showrooms.
Enjoy talented and unique work from both accomplished and emerging artists, chefs, and musicians in every corner of the Medallion's expansive park.
I ART U DTLA has over 50 POP UP GALLERIES and BOUTIQUE SHOPS for our art walk guests to enjoy. If you are an interested artist or designer, apply now to reserve your private storefront. Fashion Business Inc members receive a 15% discount on their reservation fee. FBI members wishing to participate please contact for the discount code.
TO REGISTER GO TO or contact Event Director Renee Warren at
(213) 293-4877
I ART U DTLA Sponsors
Interested in sponsoring emerging artists/designers and participating in a community art festival? Go to html for more info

Project Runway Casting

Now Casting For The New Season!!!
Do you have what it takes to be the next hot fashion designer?
Always dreamed of showing your work on the runways of New York City's Fashion Week?
This is YOUR opportunity!
We are casting NOW, so contact us immediately before you miss out on the chance of a lifetime!!

Jen Awad Fall/Winter 2012 Runway Show

When:SATURDAY, March 10th @ 9pm (Early arrival is strongly encouraged)
Location: Ace Gallery (Los Angeles), 5514 Wilshire Blvd #200
RSVP by March 9th (Guest List will close by 6:00 pm)

The Sixth Annual Independent Handbag Designer Awards

We have have 2 months left to apply and one more exciting category that will be announced shortly. Ebags/ signed on to sponsor our Best Student Made Category and so much more. Our sponsors are just as excited as we are to be part of this special event. We are going to start sending out dedicated emails highlighting each category but note - you can apply to every category - just not the same category twice. Stay tuned!
Handbag Designer 101 invites you to compete in the 6th Annual Independent Handbag Designer Awards, the only handbag competition of its kind in the world. This is your opportunity to submit your handbag and compete for one of nine awards in handbag excellence, international recognition and a variety of coveted prizes at the awards ceremony held at the Time & Life Building on Wednesday, June 13th, 2012.
To participate in the open call, you are required to upload one digital jpeg image any one or more of the following categories:
Win the opportunity to:
Best Handbag in Overall Style & Design - Winner will receive a booth at WWDMAGIC, the opportunity to develop a capsule collection for Saks Fifth Avenue, a free trip to Bogotá, Colombia to visit the International Footwear and Leather Show and a collaboration with 2012 ICONOCLAST Recipient Kenneth Cole. Best Student Made Handbag -Winner will receive the opportunity to design a collection for’s successful private label leather line, Piazza Handbags.
Best Handmade Handbag -Winner will receive a designer feature on Singer Sewing Company's website and Facebook as well as a full Singer Sewing Studio with all the items a designer needs to be successful as well as a pattern collaboration with the Simplicity Creative Group.
Best Green Handbag -Winner will receive the chance to collaborate with Timberland & Amorim Cork Composites to develop a product for sale made of cork in its stores. (You even get free cork samples to make your bag!!!)
*Most Socially Responsible Handbag -Winner will receive a marketing feature with The Patron Spirits Company.
*Audience Fan Favorite Handbag- Based on Finalists Selected hosted
And by the way – All Winners Will Be Featured in the September issue of InStyle
To learn more check out: or
The deadline for entry is Friday, April 28, 2012.

Proceeds from the show will support three Habitat for Humanity Programs in the greater Los Angeles community – A Brush With Kindness, Veterans Initiative, and Neighborhood Stabilization Program, each serving local families in need of a hand up (not a hand out).



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