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RAW Artists AWAKENING! Event 2-20-14

AWAKENINGINVITEJoin RAW Artists kick off the 2014 RAW Jersey City season in style with AWAKENING! The event will celebrate creative arts skilled in fashion, beauty, music, visual art, photography, performing art, makeup and hair, accessories, and film!

Join us on the evening of Thursday, February 20, 2014; at Boa Hoboken located at 90-92 River St. Hoboken, New Jersey. from 8:00PM-12:00AM. We will celebrate with independent, multi-faceted artists who are all local, hand-picked talented artists who have been chosen to feature at RAW. For a full list of all participating artists, please go to

ART GALLERY: Gabby Fay, Gustavo Torres, Marthalicia, RoByn Thompson, Sarah Ruthless French, Sean O’Keefe, Steven D’Arbenzio, The Amazing Julian, Uta Brauser, Todd Ramon Poston, Jay Ess, Jacqueline Hernandez, FZ Art, Agav Bond

FASHION DESIGNERS: A. Lalite Design, ChiJonnelle, Nuda & Baby Cakes Bags & Rags

HAIR & MAKEUP ARTISTS: Stefanie Savino

LIVE MUSIC: Butch Avado, Jasper, & Lorena Phillips

PERFORMING ART: Aj Dunk, Holly Maddock & Katelin Zelon,

PHOTOGRAPHY: P Jung & Anna Ryabtsov

About RAW: RAW: natural born artists ( is an indie arts organization  for artists, by artists. RAW operates in over 80 cities internationally, including Jersey City.

Mission: RAW’s mission is to provide up-and-coming artists of all creative realms with the tools, resources, and exposure needed to inspire and cultivate creativity so that they might be seen, heard, and loved. RAW educates, connects and exposes emerging artists in over 81 artistic communities across the United States, Australia, Canada, and the U.K. through bi- monthly showcase events. Join us in celebrating the work of these artists.

For more information, please visit

S.P.A.R.K. Youth Empowerment Event and Fashion Show

spark_1_Jeana-LindoThe S.P.A.R.K. (Smart, Powerful, and Remarkable Kids) Youth Empowerment Event was held on Tuesday, November 12th from 5:00-8:00pm at the Art Directors Club. In an effort to help reduce the dropout rate amongst NYC students in low income areas, SPARK collaborated with Wishbone to empower young people to continue their education.

The below featured panelists shared their life experiences with the students / audience to provide insights into achieving goals in school, career and life.

  • Beth Bugdaycay, CEO & Co-Founder, Rebecca Taylor
  • Mark French, Founder, Court Grip and Partner, MissionkAthletecar
  • Brooke Danielson, Associate Editor, GLAMOUR
  • Marc Sampogna, Founder and Managing Director, Canopy Brand Group
  • Marie Camaya, Senior Director of Event Marketing, Nickelodeon
The panel discussion was followed by a high energy teen fashion show sponsored by Aéropostale. 
Students were given the opportunity to walk the runway wearing everyday fashion basics that can be worn at school and at work. They walked with pure confidence and enjoyed being a part of a great event.
As they say, don’t be scared of rejection and don’t quit. Create access for yourself and network. Get involved volunteering or interning.
For information or to make a donation, please see below websites:
Photos by Arthur Eisenberg and Jeana Lindo
See more photos from the event  here.
– Jenny Mar

CJ Entertainment Korean Cinema Event


CJ Anniversary

The stars of Korean drama and film were out last night, gracing the red carpet event of CJ Entertainment’s 60th Anniversary commemoration of its parent company CJ Group. CJ Entertainment is South Korea’s largest entertainment studio, producing the new wave of highly acclaimed Korean films.

The event was held in the lofty halls of the Museum of Modern Art, where a screening of two films: Safe (director Moon Byoung-Gon) and End of Animal (director Jo Sung Hee) were shown. The event sought to showcase two of its most promising directors and their films to global industry leaders.

Some well known Korean actors in attendance were Lee Byung Hyun, (seen in such thrillers as I Saw The Devil; The Good, The Bad, The Weird; A Bittersweet Life), handsome, baby-faced Goo Soo (Piano; Green Rose; Some White Night; Haunters), Ha Jung-Woo (The Chaser; The Unforgiven; Time; Never Forever; Take Off) and Lee Jin Wook (Nine: Nine Time Travels). Two beautiful Korean actresses were also in attendance: the slight and winsome Gong Hyo-Jin (Crush and Blush; Pasta; The Greatest Love) who had actor Goo Soo by her side, and the stunning Hwang So-Hee who looked elegant in her cream lace dress. Last by certainly not least was Korean pop sensation PSY (Gangnam Style) looking respectfully sedate and dapper in his black suit.
– Jeanie Kwak

Photos by Charlie  Gigante

FYI By Dani Read at Lingerie Fashion Week 2013

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Last night was the inaugural night of Lingerie Fashion Week/2013. Intimates brand FYI by Dani Read kicked off the newly minted festivities. The S&M inspired creations, complete with restraints, gags, harnesses and leashes, are not for the faint of heart. In fact, their tagline reads, “Women are weapons. Dress yourself as such.” The collection was unapologetically bold and radiated power, attitude and dark sexuality. The accessories were surprisingly delicate and subtle, with gold chains trailing down collars and thick metal belts cheekily named “Love Handles Belt” or “Mistress Leash”. The collection had an Egyptian motif which was quite apparent in the final look which was a flowing white robe topped with a gold Isis Headpiece.

Photos by Charlie Gigante