Urban Gypsy Productions to produce International Fashionistas event featuring Mercura Sunglasses

Urban Gypsy Productions teams up with InternationalFashionistas.com and Mercura Sunglasses for a fashionable soirée at Toshi’s Living Room and Penthouse

Online PR News – 04-April-2013 – New York, NY – New York, NY, 3-April, 2013 - Urban Gypsy Productions has teamed up once again with InternationalFashionistas.com to bring you a fashionable soirée to celebrate the March/Spring edition of the online blog that is taking the fashion world by storm, both here in New York and overseas. The event will take place on Wednesday, April 17, 2013 from 7-11pm at Toshi’s Living Room and Penthouse located inside the trendy, Flatiron boutique hotel owned by Robert “Toshi” Chan, a real estate mogul, party promoter, actor and majority owner of the hotel. The event is hosted by InternationalFashionistas.com founder, Elle Madrona and actress and Millennium magazine spokesmodel Amanda Greer. Special guests include “Fashionista of the Month” Susan Korwin who will be joined by longtime friend, EricAndrew NYC Socialte. A special fashion show by Mercura™ Sunglasses will begin promptly at 8pm.

International Fashionistas Team:

Elle Madrona, a New York City transplant from Alexandria, Virginia, grew up in the Philippines and was a dancer for The Bayanihan Dance Company, the premier dance company of the Philippines, and the Fiesta Filipina Dance and Fashion Company. A true International Fashionista, Elle is currently in Paris France on a photo shoot and when she returns, she will celebrate her success with friends, family, supporters, press and fans of the online blog which was first introduced to the public by Urban Gypsy Productions in February 2013 at a launch party at the Sky Room Penthouse in Times Square. You can check out the blog website at InternationalFashionistas.com.

Amanda Greer, actress, Millennium Magazine spokesmodel and public relations whiz will co-host the event. People person, check; genetically predisposed to the internet, check; definitely not camera shy, check; without a doubt sexy and a fashionista to boot, double check. That’s an abridged narrative of the latest member of the fashionista crew. As PR director for InternationalFashionistas.com, Amanda will cultivate relationships with local, national and targeted audiences to promote the site. You will also often see her with fashionista founder Elle at major events related to the industry. For more information on Amanda, visit the blog. She was the featured guest in the January 2013 issue.

Special Guests:

Special guest and “International Fashionista of the Month,” Susan Korwin is a Certified Life Coach and Author of “Simple Strides Toward Positive Change: Lessons from Life Coaching.” Susan always believed in “style and substance” and for many years, people consistently sought her advice on subjects ranging from fashion, to relationships, to exercise regimens, and personal wellness. With a knack for helping people and the realization of the great need for gentle guidance through life’s obstacles, Susan decided to turn her passion into a career as a life coach by taking a training course to gain certification. In January 2012 she took it a step further and published her first book which she says has been one of her greatest achievements. For more information visit SusanKorwin.net.

Susan will be joined by longtime friend and #1 supporter, EricAndrew (EA) NYC Socialite. EA is well known on the New York City social scene for his unique and glamorous style and dazzling, opinionated, crazy, yet humorous personality. You can find him out socializing with le crème de la crème of New York society and well-known celebrities at some of New York’s hottest events for fashion, entertainment, music, the arts and charity. He is knowledgeable and passionate about the glamorous life and has been filmed for various TV shows and was recently chosen to be featured for a documentary about the history of New York City Pride along with other well-known New Yorkers in pop culture, entertainment and politics. In the future don't be surprised if you see EA featured on his own reality or hosting on his own talk show!

Fashion Show:

The main event will be a fashion show featuring designer sunglasses by Mercura. Male and female models, fierce and fabulous in all black will rip the runway to show off these exclusive glasses worn by such celebrities as Elton John, Lady Gaga, Wyclef, Rihanna, Jason Derulo, Solange Knowles, Candice Bergen, Cher and Grace Jones, to name a few. Designers Rachel Cohen-Lunning and Merrilee Lichtenstein Cohen are the masterminds behind these fabulous sunglasses. They started making eye jewelry as Mercura NYC in the 1970's. The genre of work is individually sculpted and hand painted body including eyewear as presented in Eyeglass Retrospective: Where Science Meets Fashion by Nancy Schiffer 2000. Other artwork includes unique fantasy jewelry, metal dresses, metal bustiers, gauntlet cuffs, headdresses, crowns, metal hoods, cigarette holders, head ornaments, paintings and table mounted sculptures. www.mercurynyc.com.

For more information and to RSVP for this event, visit www.urbangypsynyc.com.