Thursday, September 24, 2009

Video: Burberry Closes London Fashion Week

Video: Burberry Closes London Fashion Week
Burberry closed London Fashion Week tonight with the showing of its Burberry Prorsum Womenswear Spring Summer 2010 collection.

London /PRNewswire/ — Burberry closed London Fashion Week tonight with the showing of its Burberry Prorsum Womenswear Spring Summer 2010 collection.

The show at the Rootstein Hopkins Parade Ground at the Chelsea College of Art and Design in Westminster, London celebrated the new Burberry headquarters at Horseferry House in Westminster as well as the 25th anniversary of London Fashion Week.

The show was attended by over 1300 guests including Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts, Emma Watson, Liv Tyler, Gwyneth Paltrow, Mary-Kate Olsen, Dev Patel, Freida Pinto, Agyness Deyn, Alexa Chung, Mario Testino, Victoria Beckham, Maggie Cheung, Na Young Lee, Douglas Booth, Samantha Cameron, Donna Air, David Walliams, Jamie Campbell Bower and Jaquetta Wheeler.

The Burberry show was streamed live for the first time directly from the show space in London at where online viewers were allowed to comment on the collection.

The show space was within walking distance from the new Burberry Global Headquarters at Horseferry House, designed by Burberry Creative Director Christopher Bailey, where Christopher and Angela Ahrendts hosted an after-show event to mark the brand’s involvement in London Fashion Week.

Music at the event was provided by British band The Kooks as well as British model Agyness Deyn and British TV presenter Alexa Chung who DJ'd at the event.

Burberry, which is headquartered in London and listed on the FTSE 100 was founded in 1856.

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Cook for the Heart with "The Heart-Smart Diabetes Kitchen"

Cook for the Heart with "The Heart-Smart Diabetes Kitchen"

New Cookbook Offers 151 Fresh, Fast, and Flavorful Recipes Made with Canola Oil

CHICAGO, IL (September 23, 2009) /PRNewswire/ — Heart disease is the leading cause of death around the world, so having a heart-smart diet is important to everyone's health. People with diabetes especially need such a diet as they are at greater risk for heart disease and having it occur earlier in life. "The Heart-Smart Diabetes Kitchen: Fresh, Fast, and Flavorful Recipes Made with Canola Oil," a new cookbook from the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and CanolaInfo, is here to help.

The cookbook includes 151 recipes by veteran cookbook author and diabetes recipe developer Nancy S. Hughes. Nutritious meets delicious in her recipes without breaking the bank or burning hours in the kitchen.

The ADA recommends that people with diabetes substitute healthy oils such as canola oil for other types of fat when cooking. As a common ingredient throughout the cookbook, canola oil delivers on heart-health. It has the least saturated fat of all common culinary oils and is free of trans fat and cholesterol. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized a qualified health claim for canola oil on its potential to reduce the risk of heart disease.

"Because of their risk of heart disease, people with diabetes should limit saturated fat in their diet, replacing it with poly- and monounsaturated fats," says Certified Diabetes Educator Esther Garcia Schuster, MS, RD. "Canola oil, rich in these desirable fats, is a great base for the recipes in this cookbook. Using these recipes will ease diabetes management and ensure that healthy cooking is a joy."

Canola oil also delivers on versatility in the kitchen as it has a high heat tolerance (468 °F smoke point), neutral taste and light texture. It can be used in just about any culinary application.

"Canola oil wakes up all of the flavors in foods," says Hughes. "Developing recipes for this cookbook was fun and easy because I had no limitations with the oil and I could focus on the natural goodness of whole foods, herbs and seasonings."

This colorful paperback is available now for pre-orders through the ADA and in October in bookstores. To order, call 1-800-232-6733 or go to Proceeds from the purchase of this book go to further ADA's mission to improve the lives of people with diabetes. For more information, visit

Hoisin Orange Pork on Asian Vegetables
Garlic Snow Peas with Cilantro
Rich, Warm Brownie Wedges with Java Cream
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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

How Best To Breastfeed Your Baby

London, 7th September /PRNewswire/ — Bounty, the UK's favourite parenting club, today launches a 4 minute 'How to Breastfeed' online video clip to help expectant and new mums take a real life, close up peek at how a baby 'latches on' to the breast when feeding.

Breastfeeding is the healthiest and most natural way to feed a baby, yet research by has found that mums' intentions to breastfeed before the birth versus the reality when the baby is born are very different: During pregnancy one-in-two mums (49%) said they intended to only breastfeed, but in reality the actual number that solely breastfed dropped by half (to 25%).

Before the birth of their baby, nearly three-quarters (73%) of women admitted to never being close enough in real life to a friend or family member to see how a baby 'latches on' to the breast, yet this is probably the simplest way for mums to learn the technique instead of following diagrams in leaflets, advice in books and mimicking with dolls and teddies in ante-natal classes.

Bounty Parenting Spokesperson, Faye Mingo said; "Whilst there is lots of breastfeeding advice offered to new and expectant mums, some cannot access the information and support they need at exactly the right time. This video clip is not designed to replace health professional support, but simply acts as a useful refresher to help remind new mums of the 'latching on' technique through looking, learning and listening at anytime of day or night.

To find out more visit

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Sunday, September 13, 2009

Video: Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Jay Rasulo Unveils New Attractions and Experiences at First D23 Expo

Launch of new Star Tours attraction in 3-D at Disney Parks announced at D23 Expo. (PRNewsFoto/Walt Disney Parks and Resorts) ANAHEIM, CA UNITED STATES 20090911T00:00:00-04:00 0-04:00

12 Sep 2009 20:00 Africa/Lagos

Video: Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Jay Rasulo Unveils New Attractions and Experiences at First D23 Expo

Re-Imagined 'Star Tours' Coming to California and Florida in 2011 and Major Fantasyland Expansion at Walt Disney World Scheduled for 2013

ANAHEIM, Calif., Sept. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Jay Rasulo detailed plans for future lands, attractions and adventures that will be delighting Disney guests for years to come, at the first D23 Expo. Most notable among the announcements were the confirmation of an all-new Star Tours attraction and the largest expansion in the history of the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World.

To view the Multimedia News Release, go to:

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"Storytelling is the DNA of Disney dreams and we're always exploring new ways to tell new stories in new places," Rasulo told a crowd at the Anaheim Convention Center in California before taking them on a "behind-the-magic" tour of their favorite Disney destinations.

Rasulo announced that a new 3-D version of the tremendously-popular "Star Tours" attraction will debut at the Disneyland Resort and Disney's Hollywood Studios in 2011. Based on the iconic Lucasfilm "Star Wars" films, the attraction will include immersive new elements that will take guests to many familiar places in the Star Wars galaxy.

For Walt Disney World in Florida, Rasulo outlined plans for the largest expansion in the history of the Magic Kingdom, vastly increasing the size of Fantasyland by 2013. Guests will soon be able to:

-- Visit their favorite Disney Princess in her castle, cottage, or
chateau to share a dance with Cinderella; celebrate Sleeping Beauty's
birthday with the Good Fairies; or join Belle in an enchanting story
performance in the Beast's castle library.
-- Be Our Guest and dine in one of three enchanted rooms inside the
Beast's castle.
-- Fly with Dumbo high above brand new circus grounds, twice the size of
the existing attraction with a new interactive, three-ring circus
-- Journey under the sea with Ariel, The Little Mermaid, in her very own
attraction - also opening at Disney's California Adventure in Anaheim
in 2011.

-- Meet Tinker Bell and her friends in the magical world of Pixie Hollow.

Rasulo provided updates on the multi-year expansion of Disney's California Adventure including the new "World of Color" attraction slated to open in the spring of 2010 and the addition of the 12-acre Cars Land scheduled to open in 2012 where guests will literally step into the town of Radiator Springs and its six acres of hand-carved rockwork.

Rasulo noted the progress of several other recently-announced projects including the three new lands coming to Hong Kong Disneyland by 2014; the Disney Dream, the new ship being built by Disney Cruise Line; the many diverse itineraries being offered by Adventures by Disney that take guests on 19 unique, once-in-a-lifetime guided vacation experiences; and Disney's first family destination resort on the island of Oahu in Hawaii.

Rasulo's keynote presentation was only part of the D23 EXPO experience. Guests were able to discover:

-- Never-before-seen models of upcoming Disney attractions.
-- Up close and personal visits with Lucky the Dinosaur and Wall-E.
-- A preview of the most advanced Audio-Animatronics figures ever created
by Walt Disney Imagineering.

-- Displays showcasing cutting-edge effects technologies that are being
developed for Disney attractions, shows and venues.


Walt Disney Parks and Resorts are where families experience and enjoy the magic of Disney's beloved characters and where dreams come true. More than 50 years ago, Walt Disney created a new kind of entertainment families could experience together, immersed in detailed atmospheres and vibrant storytelling. His vision now includes a collection of five of the world's leading family vacation destinations - Disneyland Resort, Anaheim, Calif.; Walt Disney World Resort, Lake Buena Vista, Fla.; Tokyo Disney Resort, Urayasu, Chiba, Japan; Disneyland Resort Paris, Marne-la-Vallee, France; and Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, located on Lantau Island. In addition, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts includes the world-class Disney Cruise Line, Disney Vacation Club, with nine resorts and more than 400,000 members; Adventures by Disney, a guided group vacation experience to some of the world's most popular destinations; the World of Disney stores; and Walt Disney Imagineering, which creates and designs all Disney parks, resorts and attractions.

PRN Photo Desk, Video:
Source: Walt Disney Parks and Resorts

CONTACT: For questions about D23 and the D23 EXPO, Paul Roeder,
+1-818-560-6166,, or Press, Tasia Filippatos,

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Saturday, September 12, 2009

My Queen

(For QMC, My one and only First Lady)

My Queen

I see the glints in your beautiful brown eyes
I see your charming smiles and dimples
I feel your throbbing heart
As you lie on my chest
We are entwined in our arms
As we are enraptured in our erotic charms
I have never felt like this before
And I am feeling you more and more
Loving you is so exciting
Deep inside you is so thrilling
This is a moment I will always remember
How I wish this moment will last forever

Yours truly,
Michael Chima

Friday, September 11, 2009

First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden Ask Americans To Support Military Families In New Public Service Announcement

We Will Never Forget Those We Lost on 9/11

September 11, 2009 (Los Angeles, CA) - First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden ask Americans to support military families in PSA for EIF's new volunteer initiative called "I Participate." PSA developed with support from Major League Baseball and its Welcome Back Veterans Program. Photo Credit: PHOTOGRAPHED BY JESSE DYLAN. (PRNewsFoto/Entertainment Industry Foundation, Jesse Dylan) LOS ANGELES, CA UNITED STATES 20090910T00:00:00-04:00 0-04:00

11 Sep 2009 11:00 Africa/Lagos

First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden Ask Americans To Support Military Families In New Public Service Announcement

PSA Developed With Support From Major League Baseball and its Welcome Back Veterans Program Part of A New Volunteer Initiative Called "I Participate" Led By The Entertainment Industry Foundation

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden appear in a new Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) public service announcement that praises the contributions of military servicemen and women while asking Americans to assist veterans and military families who need help. The PSA is scheduled to premiere in Major League Baseball stadiums across the country today as part of its Welcome Back Veterans initiative, and will air on major broadcast networks starting this fall.

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The PSA featuring the First Lady and Dr. Biden is the first in a series created by EIF as part of its newly launched "I Participate" initiative designed to inspire a new era of volunteerism and community work in America. As a centerpiece of this multiyear campaign, the major broadcast networks -- ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC -- and others will include the theme of service in programming in more than 60 shows for the full week of October 19 -25.

"I've made it a personal priority to ask all Americans to join me in the cause of supporting our military families," said Mrs. Obama. "We must all remember that when our troops are deployed, their families are left behind with a completely different set of duties. Let us make a pledge to honor their service and their sacrifice by doing more to serve them in our own communities. Whether it's just being a good neighbor or it's volunteering at a local organization that supports military families, please join us in taking the time to honor those who sacrifice for all of us."

"As the mother of a National Guardsman who is serving in Iraq, this is personal," said Dr. Biden. "I share the concerns, the anxieties, and the pride that come with being a member of a military family, and I have also seen first-hand what a difference it makes when people reach out to show support, whether in school, in the neighborhood, or in the workplace. Each of us has the power to make a difference in the life of a service member or his or her family."

In April, President Obama signed the bi-partisan Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act which recognizes September 11 as a National Day of Service and Remembrance and reauthorizes the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the Federal agency that oversees the Administration's call to service. The bill also represents the largest expansion of federal support for service in history, bringing critical new resources to national service programs, volunteer management efforts and social innovation.

Each of EIF's PSAs will highlight one of five key areas where volunteers are needed most: support for military families; wellness; community health; financial security; and environmental conservation; all were directed by Jesse Dylan. The PSAs include information about which is designed to make it easy for people to search for volunteer opportunities in their communities and discover new ways to give back. The website features include calendars of events, maps, digital tool kits and uses the power of social networking vehicles like Facebook, making it easy for people to join the movement and recruit friends. Information about the programs can also be found at and

"With the collective impact of the parties involved in I Participate, we are confident this important initiative will make a significant impact," said Baseball Commissioner Allan H. (Bud) Selig. "Welcome Back Veterans has been an important program for Major League Baseball over the past two seasons and, by becoming a major part of I Participate, we expect the program to significantly address the post traumatic stress needs of veterans and their families."

The number of Americans who volunteer regularly has not increased in 40 years and has generally remained around 26%, according to an annual survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. While volunteerism usually declines during periods of economic distress, volunteerism is currently on the rise in America, particularly among young people, according to the CNCS.

"As an industry of storytellers who shape popular culture through film, television and music, we have a unique opportunity to bring service to the fore of American consciousness," said Lisa Paulsen, President and CEO of EIF. "We are so honored to have Mrs. Obama and Dr. Biden appear in this important PSA about how we can assist our military men and women and their families."

About CNCS and

The Corporation for National and Community Service is a federal agency that improves lives, strengthens communities, and fosters civic engagement through service and volunteering. Each year, the Corporation engages four million Americans of all ages and backgrounds in service through its Senior Corps, AmeriCorps and Learn and Serve America programs. is managed by the Corporation for National and Community Service and is an online resource for finding volunteer opportunities and creating new ones in communities around the country.

About Major League Baseball / Welcome Back Veterans

Launched by Major League Baseball and envisioned by New York Mets Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Fred Wilpon, Welcome Back Veterans was designed to support veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan and their families with mental health treatment and job opportunities. Major League Baseball, in partnership with the McCormick Foundation, has raised money through auctions on, sales of special stars and stripes logoed caps that have been worn by all 30 clubs, and other fund raising activities. Welcome Back Veterans has awarded $5.8 million in grants to 24 non-profit agencies providing service and assistance to returning veterans. Visit

About the Entertainment Industry Foundation

The Entertainment Industry Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, is the leading charitable organization of entertainment industry, and has distributed hundreds of millions of dollars to support programs addressing critical health, education and social issues. Visit

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Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Steven Spielberg to Receive 2009 Liberty Medal at the National Constitution Center

9 Sep 2009 14:00 Africa/Lagos

Steven Spielberg to Receive 2009 Liberty Medal at the National Constitution Center

WHO: Steven Spielberg

WHAT: Will receive the 2009 Liberty Medal in an outdoor ceremony at the National Constitution Center in Historic Philadelphia.

WHEN: Thursday, October 8
Media Check-In: 3:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Ceremony: 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: National Constitution Center
Front Lawn
525 Arch Street
Independence Mall
Philadelphia, PA 19106

DETAILS: The National Constitution Center's 2009 Liberty Medal will be awarded to filmmaker and humanitarian Steven Spielberg for his artistic and personal commitment to the preservation of human rights. Through his award-winning films, Spielberg has presented stories of the struggle and triumph of humanity over tyranny, informing and inspiring millions to better understand the abiding call of liberty. Spielberg has also dedicated himself to gathering and archiving testimonies of survivors and other witnesses of genocide through the Shoah Visual History Foundation, ensuring future generations will never forget the tragedy of liberty lost.

The Liberty Medal will be presented to Spielberg by President William J. Clinton, Chairman of the National Constitution Center. Governor Edward G. Rendell and Mayor Michael A. Nutter will also participate in the ceremony.

The Liberty Medal ceremony will air on 6abc on Sunday, October 11 at 7:00 p.m. The ceremony will be webcast live on and


Credentials are required for press entry to this event. The following credential application must be completed and returned to Ashley Berke by Friday, September 18.

National Constitution Center
525 Arch Street, Independence Mall
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Return form no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, September 18, 2009


Credential Pick-Up:
Thursday, October 8
3:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
At check-in point upon arrival
6th and Arch Streets

FULL NAME________________________________________________________
MEDIA AFFILIATION_________________________________________________
IF FREELANCE, NAME OF ASSIGNING MEDIA*___________________________
CITY, STATE, ZIP___________________________________________________
TELEPHONE_________________________ FAX __________________________
*All media must be filing a story to receive a credential.


September 18, 2009.

You will receive confirmation of your approval via email by Friday, September

25, 2009. Please do not inquire about the status of your application prior to that date.

Thank you.

CONTACT: Ashley Berke, Senior Public Relations Manager of National Constitution Center, +1-215-409-6693,

/PRNewswire-USNewswire -- Sept. 9/

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Thursday, September 03, 2009

Video: Guinness World Records Unveils Exclusive Story Behind Lee Redmond's Loss of Record-Breaking Fingernails

Utah Native Speaks Out After Tragic Car Accident That Robbed Her of 28 Foot Nails

Guinness World Records(TM) 2010 **Picture Alert: Last Picture Taken of Lee Redmond's Record-Breaking Nails Before Her Tragic Car Accident**



LONDON and NEW YORK, Sept. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- 68-year-old great grandmother Lee Redmond of Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, is undoubtedly one of the world's most popular record holders of all time. Having not cut her nails since 1979, she entered the Guinness World Records book in 2002 for the world's longest fingernails on a female pair of hands.

Until now Lee has remained silent about the astonishing chapter in her life; how she has coped with her great loss; the reaction of friends and family and the impact that being stripped of her of her identity has had on her welfare, but she has given an exclusive quote to Guinness World Records about her touching story.

Her unique appearance and bright outlook on life won her a legion of fans throughout the world and she was proud to have achieved such an amazing feat. However, after nurturing and taking care of her nails for 30 years, in February this year, Lee was involved in a car accident which tragically robbed her of her 8.65-m-long (28-ft 4-in) nails and left her with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

Although deeply moved by the loss of her nails, which aside from her family, were her most cherished possessions, Lee's remarkable recovery is testament to her great strength of character and the love and support she received from friends and loved ones. Now acknowledging that "there's more to life than nails," Lee has embraced life more than ever as she faces the world, in her words, as an almost completely new person.

In recognition of her record-breaking achievements over the years, and with her full blessing, the 2010 edition of Guinness World Records will carry a striking photograph of Lee pictured alongside fellow American Melvin Booth, the male owner of the longest finger nails (9.05-m-long/29ft 8in), which was taken just a few months prior to her accident.

Craig Glenday, Editor-in-Chief of Guinness World Records, said: "We were saddened to hear the news in February that Lee Redmond had been involved in a car accident, and as a beautiful tribute are delighted to be including the amazing picture of Lee and Melvin in this year's edition. Lee is a truly incredible woman who has had a difficult year and this serves as a celebration of her amazing dedication to the world of record breaking."

Lee has two sons, a daughter, two granddaughters and two grandsons. She is also a proud great-grandmother to two beloved great-grandchildren. Her fingernails are currently 11.5cm/4.5in in length.

Lee Redmond says: "Losing my fingernails has been the most dramatic thing that's happened in my life. I think it was my grandson that said: 'Grandma, they are like your baby: you've taken care of them for 30 years and lost them in a second.' But then when you think about it, you know our whole life could end in a second, not just part of the body, but your whole life."

"The thing that bothered me with losing the fingernails, was that it becomes your identity and I felt like I'd lost part of that, yet I would always say when people would make comments about my fingernails, you know there's more to me than my fingernails."

She continues: "People ask if I'm gonna grow them again and I say, no, it was a once time thing. It took me 30 years to grow them and to get them to that length and they became the world record and I probably won't live for thirty more years."

Remembering the day she met Melvin Booth for the historic photograph Lee said, "I have very, very fond memories from Melvin, he touched my life. He also broke my heart, to see this man who wouldn't even go out of his home. Tears when I left, both he and I. I hope that some day he will realise that he's more than his fingernails. . . I think the difference between Melvin and me, for one thing they didn't keep me from going out in public, and they didn't make me be secluded. I would have never, never chose to keep them if they would have had to keep me away from people or you know, living whatever normal is you know. I hope he will decide to go out and interact with people and I'm sure that he felt the love that I had for him and respect. It wasn't his fingernails; it was him that I cared for."

Lee concludes: "After the accident, not my children, but my great grand babies, they wanted me to glue them back on! I always did everything with them, but now it's so much easier to do things now. The weight is so different, so much. In fact my hands seem to fly with the weight gone."

Notes to editors

About Guinness World Records 2010:

Guinness World Records 2010 celebrates the first ten years of the 21st century in style. Subtitled "The Book of the Decade", the new edition of the world's best-selling copyright book is packed full of fascinating new content and unique features that recognise the greatest record-breaking achievements of the "noughties," including the "Top 100 Records of the Decade," links to downloadable material, brand new photography and a "Record of the Day" feature.

About Guinness World Records:

Guinness World Records is the universally recognized authority on record-breaking achievement. First published in 1955, the annual Guinness World Records book is published in more than 100 countries and 25 languages and is the highest-selling books under copyright of all time with more than 3 million copies sold annually across the globe. Guinness World Records celebrated its 50th anniversary edition in 2004, a year after the sale of its 100 millionth copy. Guinness World Records also annually publishes the Gamer's Edition; a records book devoted solely to the world of computer gaming and high score record achievements. The Guinness World Records website ( receives more than 11 million visitors a year. Guinness World Records is part of the Jim Pattison Group, one of Canada's largest privately owned companies which is a conglomerate of interests, including advertising, broadcasting, grocery stores and automotive retailing.

SOURCE Guinness World Records

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Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Video: Rachel Roy Announces the Launch of e-Commerce Shopping on

New Website Offers Rachel Roy Apparel, Footwear and Accessories Online
NEW YORK, September 1, 2009 /PRNewswire/ — Rachel Roy, a designer known for her signature aesthetic of effortless glamour and sophistication, today announced the launch of a dedicated e-commerce website where shoppers can access the full range of the brand's collections: Rachel Roy is a division of Jones Apparel Group, Inc. (NYSE: JNY).

The new features the Rachel Roy New York designer clothing collection and the new diffusion line, Rachel Rachel Roy, which consists of sportswear, footwear, handbags, and jewelry.

In addition to online shopping, also gives visitors an inside look at the Rachel Roy brand through videos, editorial pages, and an Everything Rachel section. The site is launching with social media integrated features that allow visitors to post to their Facebook pages from the site as well as share products they like with their friends. The buzz section of the site contains a feed from Rachel's Facebook and Twitter pages. Visitors to the site can also sign up to receive email updates from Rachel about seasonal trends and new products.

"The Rachel Roy project was exciting for us as we were able to create a site that houses both Rachel's designer and diffusion collections within a singular brand voice. The integration of social media outlets like Facebook and Twitter along with 'share with a friend' functionality really addresses how Rachel's customers live their lives and interact with brands online," said Ron Offir, President of Jones Apparel Group E-Commerce.

Founder and artistic director Rachel Roy said, "I'm excited about our new online home and the opportunity for people to be able to view and shop both of my collections. It was important to me to integrate all the different facets of the brand onto the site, from my Facebook and Twitter pages to charity initiatives to brand videos."

Separately today, Rachel Roy announced a partnership with Vogue magazine for a special iPhone™ initiative.


About Jones Apparel Group, Inc.
Jones Apparel Group, Inc. ( is a leading designer, marketer and wholesaler of branded apparel, footwear and accessories. The Company also markets directly to consumers through its chain of specialty retail and value-based stores and through its e-commerce web sites. The Company's nationally recognized brands include Jones New York, Nine West, Anne Klein, Gloria Vanderbilt, Kasper, Bandolino, Easy Spirit, Evan-Picone, l.e.i., Energie, Enzo Angiolini, Joan & David, Mootsies Tootsies, Sam & Libby, Napier, Judith Jack, Albert Nipon and Le Suit. The Company also markets costume jewelry under the Givenchy brand licensed from Givenchy Corporation, footwear under the Dockers Women brand licensed from Levi Strauss & Co., and apparel under the Rachel Roy brand licensed from Rachel Roy IP Company, LLC. Each brand is differentiated by its own distinctive styling, pricing strategy, distribution channel and target consumer. The Company contracts for the manufacture of its products through a worldwide network of quality manufacturers. The Company has capitalized on its nationally known brand names by entering into various licenses for several of its trademarks, including Jones New York, Anne Klein New York, Nine West, Gloria Vanderbilt, l.e.i. and Evan-Picone, with select manufacturers of women's and men's products which the Company does not manufacture. For more than 30 years, the Company has built a reputation for excellence in product quality and value, and in operational execution.

About Rachel Roy's Collections
Launched in spring 2005, the Rachel Roy New York collection embodies effortless glamour, and is sophisticated with a modern edge. In 2007, Rachel Roy was inducted as a new member to the Council of Fashion Designers of America. The Rachel Roy New York collection is available at Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdale's, and select specialty stores worldwide. The affordable contemporary Rachel Rachel Roy collection debuted in August 2009 and includes sportswear, footwear, handbags and jewelry. The collection is available exclusively at select Macy's stores, and For more information, please visit

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Certain statements contained herein are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements regarding the Company's expected financial position, business and financing plans are forward-looking statements. The words "believes," "expect," "plans," "intends," "anticipates" and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements also include representations of the Company's expectations or beliefs concerning future events that involve risks and uncertainties, including:

those associated with the effect of national, regional and international economic conditions;
lowered levels of consumer spending resulting from a general economic downturn or lower levels of consumer confidence;
the tightening of the credit markets and our ability to obtain credit on satisfactory terms;
given the uncertain economic environment, the possible unwillingness of committed lenders to meet their obligations to lend to borrowers, in general;
the performance of the Company's products within the prevailing retail environment;
customer acceptance of both new designs and newly-introduced product lines;
the Company's reliance on a few department store groups for large portions of the Company's business;
consolidation of the Company's retail customers;
financial difficulties encountered by customers;
the effects of vigorous competition in the markets in which the Company operates;
the Company's ability to attract and retain qualified executives and other key personnel;
the Company's reliance on independent foreign manufacturers;
changes in the costs of raw materials, labor, advertising and transportation;
the general inability to obtain higher wholesale prices for the Company's products that the Company has experienced for many years;
the uncertainties of sourcing associated with an environment in which general quota has expired on apparel products but litigation and political activity seeking to re-impose quotas have been initiated;
the Company's ability to successfully implement new operational and financial computer systems; and
the Company's ability to secure and protect trademarks and other intellectual property rights.
A further description of these risks and uncertainties and other important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the Company's expectations can be found in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2008, including, but not limited to, the Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Disclosure and Item 1A-Risk Factors therein, and in the Company's other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, such expectations may prove to be incorrect. The Company does not undertake to publicly update or revise its forward-looking statements as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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Mercedes-Benz Selects Narciso Rodriguez as the Spring 2010 'Mercedes-Benz Presents' Designer

Mercedes-Benz Presents designer Narciso Rodriguez. (PRNewsFoto/Mercedes-Benz USA) NEW YORK, NY UNITED STATES 20090901T00:00:00-04:00 0-04:00

1 Sep 2009 17:43 Africa/Lagos

Mercedes-Benz Selects Narciso Rodriguez as the Spring 2010 'Mercedes-Benz Presents' Designer

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Showcases Spring 2010 Collections

NEW YORK, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Narciso Rodriguez, known for his sleek and sculpted fashion design, receives the distinguished title of "Mercedes-Benz Presents" designer for this season's spring 2010 fashion shows at Bryant Park from September 10-17, 2009.

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Returning to the iconic tents of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week for a second season, Narciso Rodriguez is showing his collection on Tuesday, September 15th at 8:00 PM at the Tent at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Bryant Park. As a Mercedes-Benz Presents designer, Narciso is being recognized and supported for his dedication to quality materials, unique style and innovative design. "It is a great honor to have been chosen by Mercedes-Benz as their Presents designer," said Rodriguez. "We are both dedicated to innovation in design and the highest level of quality." Narciso joins an influential group of past Mercedes-Benz Presents designers including Monique Lhuillier, Badgley Mischka, Yigal Azrouel, Red Carter and CHADO Ralph Rucci.

"Narciso Rodriquez is a perfect choice to be the Mercedes-Benz Presents designer as his clothes are designed and executed with the same precision, structure and attention to detail as a Mercedes-Benz," said Fern Mallis, SVP of IMG Fashion.

Mercedes-Benz made its selection for this season's Presents designer based on Rodriguez's classic yet modern collections that reflect a sleek and structured approach. "The spring 2010 Collection was greatly influenced by the sculpture of Barbara Hepworth," added Rodriguez. "The three dimensional and graphic shapes that are her work became a constant source of inspiration while I sketched and created the coming season."

He received his formal education at the prestigious Parsons School of Design in New York and is the first designer to win the Council of Fashion Designers of America Womenswear Designer of the Year Award, two years in a row. His designs have been worn by celebrities including Sarah Jessica Parker, Claire Danes and First Lady Michelle Obama.

"Mercedes-Benz and Narciso Rodriguez share a distinct brand characteristic that centers around timeless elegance melded with new modernity," said Lisa Holladay, Brand Experience Manager for Mercedes-Benz. "Attendees of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week will see a commonality between Narciso's design expression with the taut lines and edgy silhouette of the new E-Class sedan and coupe, two models that will take center stage at this season's fashion shows."

Narciso Rodriguez is among more than sixty designers that will present their spring 2010 collections at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, including Diane von Furstenberg, Michael Kors, Phillip Lim 3.1 and HERVE LEGER by MAX AZRIA. For more information about Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York including a schedule of shows and events, visit


Narciso Rodriguez has redefined American style over the last two decades, designing key looks in popular culture including Michelle Obama's Election Day dress and the wedding gown that Carolyn Bessette wore when she married John Kennedy, Jr. His style is American with a European influence and Latin at heart pulling inspiration from architectural design, haute couture and his Cuban heritage. He has received international recognition for his role in the fashion community including being named one of the "25 Most Influential Hispanics in America" by Time Magazine and three CFDA awards. For more information, please visit


Mercedes-Benz USA, headquartered in Montvale, New Jersey, is responsible for the sales, marketing and service of all Mercedes-Benz and Maybach products in the United States. In 2007, Mercedes-Benz USA became the title sponsor of IMG's Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York and Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim in Miami. MBUSA offers drivers the most diverse line-up in the luxury segment with 12 model lines ranging from the sporty C-Class to the flagship S-Class sedans and CL coupes. More information on MBUSA and its products can be found at and

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