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Special Exhibition & Party for Acclaimed Photographer JAVIER GOMEZ | Benefits “Strengthen Our Sisters” and RBRW.Org

3 Jun

MEDIA ALERT

WHAT:

Special Exhibition & Party for Acclaimed Photographer JAVIER GOMEZ

Hosted by LAUREN LOGIUDICE, star of the new film When Harry Wants to Marry.

The event benefits “Strengthen Our Sisters” and RBRW.Org.

 

WHO:

CONFIRMED CELEBRITIES & VIPS ATTENDING INCLUDE:

 

  • LANCE BASS – Superstar Singer/Actor/Best Selling-Author.
  • CAMILLA BARUNGI – Project Runway Supermodel/Entrepreneur/Activist.
  • SEAN BILOSKI  – Hit IFC series Food Party & Star of the upcoming film Hall of Mirrors.
  • AYRN COLE –  All My Children & star of the upcoming film Lorenzo & Monica.
  • KAFI DREXEL, Reporter, NY1 News Television
  • WENDY DIAMOND – Television Personality, President, Animal Fair
  • DEBRA DUNEIER – Best Selling Author, Founder & President of Living Home By Debra.
  • LUIS GUZMAN, – Co-Star of the film Arthur.
  • ED MARTIN – Film & Television Producer.
  • MIKE WOODS – Meteorologist & Reporter, Fox 5’s Good Day New York.
  • JOSH FOLAN – All My Children & Star of the upcoming film All God’s Creatures.
  • JAVIER GOMEZ – Noted photographer, Colin Cowie Lifestyle.
  • JACQUELYN ALUOTTO, Founder/President, RBRW.Org & CEO Pick It Up Pictures.
  • LIZA GROSSExecutive Director, International Women’s Media Foundation.
  • PATRICK HAZLEWOOD – Supermodel & Entrepreneur.
  • RACHAEL KUN – 60 Minutes.
  • LAUREN LOGIUDICE – Star of the new film When Harry Wants To Marry.
  • JONATHAN D. LOVITZ, – Host, MTV/Logo’s new hit series Set Up Squad.
  • DEBI JOFFEE – Broadway Actress & Comedienne.
  • ANNMARIA MAZZINI – Star of The Paul Taylor Dance Company.

TIMOTHY MANDALA – Star of the new Vin Diesel Series The Ropes.

TIM MOREHOUSE- Olympic Fencing Champion.

  • MAX RHYSER – Star of two new films Requited and The Lair.
  • ROB SEDGWICK – Damages.
  • HUNT SLONEM – Famed Artist.
  • LOGAN SMALLEY – Director the Oscar Short-listed Documentary Darius Goes West.
  • JUDGE EDWIN TORRES, Carlito’s Way.
  • MARIE WILSON – Founding President, The White House Project.

 

WHEN: Tuesday, June 7 from 7:00 p.m – 10:00 p.m.

 

WHERE: Showbiz Store & Café at 19 West 21st Street (Between 5th & 6th Avenues)

 

 

About Stregthen Our Sisters:

Strengthen Our Sisters is a grassroots, community based, nonprofit, 155 bed shelter program serving homeless/battered women and children. The mission of Strengthen Our Sisters is dedicated to breaking the cycle of domestic violence, poverty, and abuse by restoring balance and harmony through individual empowerment.

 

About RBRW.Org:

RBRW.Org was created for the socially conscious fashionista. A site where you will not only get your fashion and entertainment updates but learn about the social issues happening across the States.  

 

 For press information, contact Matt Flynn or David Tomassi at JGPR at James@jamesgrantPR.com or (917) 626-1300.

 

 

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“God Save the Queens” Hat workshop | ‘Women’s History Month’ Event

16 Mar

A word from RBRW Team Member Fran

Francis Bobongie

I had never even heard of Paterson and certainly didn’t realize its place in history; and before you think I am entirely ignorant – I am from Australia, and Paterson New Jersey had never rated highly or had even made my list of places to visit here in the United States.  There are some treasures to be found in Paterson and I had the pleasure of visiting these over the course of two days.

Right now if you were to visit Paterson you would spend a lot of time held up in traffic. It is however, well worth the wait! With all the recent rain the ‘Great Falls’ that I had no idea even existed, right here on the East Coast have transformed into an amazing torrent of water cascading down all part of the Passaic River below. The sound and the beauty of the water, with the mist combined makes for an awesome experience that just tantalizes the senses. The warm weather has allowed for perfect conditions, and in just the right light, very prominent rainbows add to the picture perfect scene. People have been visiting from near and far with the odd helicopter zoning in to get a closer look.

Just on the next block on Market Street, is the Paterson Museum. This truly is one of the most exciting places I have ever been to. As you walk through the most amazing wooden doors I have ever seen, the transformed warehouse is host to some of the most ‘well preserved artifacts’ according to a visitor I met from Weehawken. There is a plethora of information available on a myriad of firsts. Did you know? Paterson was the first planned industrial city in America; John P Holland built and tested the first submarine in Paterson; and known as the Ryan NYP, the first engine that flew a plane from New York to Paris non-stop was built there. These are only the things that I can remember off the top of my head! My visit had me on information overload. At its height Paterson was an amazing and thriving industrial city.

It was here that I also met Mohamed Kahalil. He is the first African American artist from Paterson to have artwork displayed in the White House and the first Arab Egyptian Muslim to have designed the Christmas ornament for the First Lady Laura Bush. It is only fitting that he should work in Paterson at the Museum and joins all the other ‘firsts’ that are there too.

You can find Mohamed at the Museum working on a collection of pieces that will eventually be displayed in glass cases in front of prominent buildings in Paterson. These pieces stand tall and each one is different in its own right, however his signature symbol is very prominent: An eye with a spot in it reflects one of Mohamed’s own eyes that has a freckle.  In one way or another you can find this signature trademark on all of his designs. His artwork uses everyday materials that are recycled and reused in one way or another. He has the creativity and vision to see in something as simple as a glass bottle, a piece of wood or a rusty nail; something that can potentially look amazing. He divides his time between the Library and the Museum with his artwork displayed in both places along with a number of venues in both New Jersey and New York.

The RBRW team had the pleasure of attending “God Save the Queens” Hat workshop organized by curator Cristina Deutsch by Paterson Free Public Library and in line with ‘Women’s History Month’. This workshop looked at the significance of the church hat in the African American culture. The women were privy to an engaging talk, highlighting the transformation of the ‘church hat’ throughout history and its importance in making women look beautiful and feel special for one day of the week.

Women who attended the workshop were able to make their own hats from an assortment of donated materials and the opportunity to afterwards have a makeover using Mary Kay makeup products. There were hats with flowing tulle, flowers, feathers and shells. The creativity was brilliant and the women not only had fun socializing but also learnt a little historical information and were able to produce a final product that they could be proud of and take home. The workshop coordinators were supportive, helpful and encouraging and made these women feel good about themselves and with their efforts. Following the workshop, the women were ready to pose for photos and talk about their designs when interviewed.

To transform something is to make a “marked change, in appearance or character and usually for the better.” My visit to Paterson showed me just that – a transformation: in nature, people and just within the city in general. Whether transformation occurs simplistically or in its complexity the process is certainly evident in Paterson and is exciting.

Waterfalls, art and hats, seem like an unlikely way to highlight transformation.  However, this whole idea of transformation resonates well with me and what RBRW is all about. Our non-profit organization helps with a holistic healing process of making over battered women from the inside out. It’s amazing how something as simple as a makeover in every sense of the word, can see reach through the complexities of the soul and transform a person: discovering inner beauty and radiating it outwards.

RealBeautyRealWomen.com relaunches as RBRW.org a new interactive website where beauty & glamour meet social responsibility

14 Mar

The date has finally arrived. We are all very excite here a RBRW! Our first website was good but now we are better. We will continue to get better and would like to have all of you here for that journey.

Happy Flying,

~Solo Dove~

RealBeautyRealWomen.com relaunches as RBRW.org a new interactive website where beauty & glamour meet social responsibility

                                        

Who: RealBeautyRealWomen.com, now RBRW.org, is a new concept in websites that not only focuses on fashion and entertainment but more importantly promotes awareness of the pressing social issues of America. Created by Filmmaker and Human Activist Jacquelyn with hosts Celebrity Hairstylist George Ortiz, Supermodel Hall of Fame Founder Linda Morand, and Beauty Director David Frank Ray RBRW.org is one of the newest and unique destinations on the web for fashionistas with a social conscience.

 What: Launch of a brand new site that offers a behind the scenes look into the celebrity lifestyle as well as promoting awareness of various social issues, charity events, and organizations making a difference.

When: March 14, 2011

Where: www.RBRW.org

EDGEWATER, NEW JERESEY – Dubbed the site for the “Socially Conscious Fashionista” RBRW.org has launched with a media rich site that caters for fashionistas and activists alike. At RBRW.org, the goal is to provide their visitors with a captivating interactive experience in fashion coverage and social awareness. With plenty of rich content already, RBRW continually strive to add more information regularly to update their visitors with the latest coverage of fashion, events, causes and social issues. RBRW.org features sections that cover Fashion, Beauty & Self-Esteem, True Life Stories, Red Carpet Media Events, Celebrity Interviews, Behind the Scenes, Fashion Shows, Charity Events, Music Videos and coming soon will be How to Videos. Additionally, users can watch the full award winning documentary, Not In My Backyard, created by founder Jacquelyn Aluotto, which tackles the issue of domestic abuse in America.

Celebritites recently interviewed by the RBRW team are: Tim Gunn, Sofia Vergara, Gayle King, Jay Alexander, Russel Simmons, Selita Ebanks, Veronica Webb, Wendy Williams, Debra Cox and many more… The social issues and organizations covered on the site range from issues of domestic abuse to the exploitation of women and children. Organizations featured on the site include Strengthen Our Sisters, Redlight Children, Seven Bar Foundation, GMHC, United Cerebral Palsy and more…

In addition to the site’s informative content, the design and interface are developed in a way so as to provide excellent user experience. The topics are well defined and categorized. RBRW.org will be of interest to a wide audience group from students to working adults. RBRW.org is the one website where you can satisfy your fashion craving but also learn how you can make a difference.

About RBRW.org

RBRW.org is a website, created by filmmaker and human activist Jacquelyn Aluotto, that offers web savvy, fashion forward viewers, the latest in beauty, entertainment, fashion trends and topics from their favorite celebrities; while promoting awareness of social issues facing abuse victims and survivors, battered women, teens, and children daily. And that is not the end, RBRW.org continually work to add more topics and diversify the website to create a hub for the socially conscious fashoista.                                                                               ###

Media Contact:

Sandra Florent

 Solo Dove Public Relations

PR@RBRW.org

862-234-9136

 

Once again I am beyond excited, proud, happy, to have the new website up. We will continue to keep udated and be sure to share this site with a friend.  Thank you to everyone involved. You can follow RBRW on twitter at @RBRW or Facebook Facebook.com/RBRW.org

A word from RBRW Host Supermodel Hall of Fame Founder Linda Morand

13 Mar

The new RealBeautyRealWomen.com is set to launch on Monday March 14,2011

Hope is like a bird that senses the dawn and carefully starts to sing while it is still dark.
–         Anonymous
In celebration of the wonderful new website that is being launched I would like to share some inspirational quotes that have helped me. In starting RBRW Jacquelyn Aluotto has given hope to so many people who have no hope.  She inspires celebrities, victims and everyday people to find each other and help each other.  That is the only way it is going to work in this world.  We all need to forget about race and class and political differences and concentrate on being human beings. With wars and natural disasters abounding we all have to toughen up and stick together.  The tone of my future blogs will be to engender hope, faith and self esteem.
He who has hope has everything.
–         Arabian Proverb
Hope is a state of mind, not of the world. Hope, in this deep and powerful sense, is not the same as joy that things are going well, or willingness to invest in enterprises that are obviously heading for success, but rather an ability to work for something because it is good.
–         Vaclav Havel
For hope is but the dream of those that wake.
–         Matthew Prior
Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul.
–        Emily Dickenson
If you do not hope, you will not find what is beyond your hopes.
–         St. Clement of Alexandra
He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.  Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength.  They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
– Isaiah 40:29-31
Man is a creature of hope and invention, both of which belie the idea that things cannot be changed
– Tom Clancy
Linda Morand

Happy International Women’s Day from Solo Dove Public Relations

8 Mar

Happy International Women’s Day everyone. Can you believe it is the 100th year celebration of the day? Just amazing.

As a woman I feel that it is important that we continue to celebrate women and as women we need to encourage one another. From working with client Jacquelyn Aluotto and RealBeautyRealWomen.com I have come to see that the issues facing women today are similar to the issues they were facing 10, 20, 30 years ago. How can this be? We need to make additional improvements. There are still many “first” that women can accomplish.

I am encouraged when I see women supporting one another. I am encouraged when I see men young and old making an effort to uplift women.

I hope that you take this day to support and celebrate all women. Since this is an international celebration take the time out to meet someone who doesn’t necessarily look like you or is from the same place. Learn something new, the world is bigger than what you see on your street.

~Solo Dove PR~

International Women’s Day Message from RBRW

8 Mar

“When women thrive, all of society benefits, and succeeding generations are given a better start in life,” by Kofi Annan. Seventh secretary-general of the United Nations, 2001 Nobel Peace Prize Today is the launch of our new RBRW website and it coincides with quite a significant day. 100 Years ago, March 19, 1911, marked the first ever International Women’s Day. It was initiated by Claire Zetkin as a result of the second International Conference of Working Women held in Copenhagen with prominent Women leaders of the time. In 1913, the date was changed to March 8 and ever since Women across the world have been celebrating and embracing the advancements of women within society and their contributions to the world; making it a more livable, and more opportunistic place to be.
Today there will be high-profile women honored for their commitment, talents and contributions to different causes socially and internationally. Amongst women awarded will also be regular women too. Some women possibly will go about today and have no idea that International Women’s Day exists or is even happening; multi tasking family commitments and/or work…just another day. Unfortunately there will also be women who today are just trying to survive for whatever reason and make ends meet. This diverse group is the reality that makes up the ‘WOMEN’ of our world.
International Women’s Day should be a day where every woman across the world is celebrated for who they are and what they do no matter how big or how small their contribution or its impact on the world. The work you do as a woman to make your immediate place a better place to live needs to be acknowledged. For all women in the world, wherever you are, and whatever you are doing today on this the 100th International Women’s Day, please know this: You are valuable and appreciated by someone and your efforts have not gone unnoticed! Take pride in who you are and what you do. Happy International Women’s Day.

Facts:
·         On 19 September 1893 New Zealand became the first country in the world to give women the right to vote.·         During International Women’s Year in 1975, IWD was given official recognition by the United Nations and was taken up by many governments.

 ·         International Women’s Day is marked by a national holiday in China, Armenia, Russia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bulgaria, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Moldova, Mongolia, Tajikistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan and Vietnam.

Our Photo in the New York Times | Porter Grey Presentation New York Fashion Week

20 Feb

Our photographer Desmond O’toole had two pictures posted on New York Times website. He submitted two pictures from New York Fashion Week Porter Grey presentation.

Here are the links of the two pictures he posted.

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/02/17/fashion/NYFashionWeek-UGC.html

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/02/17/fashion/NYFashionWeek-UGC.html

 

So proud of Dess and the RBRW team for doing the great job during Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion week.

~Solo Dove~