November 26, 2009 · 4:14 PM
Bravo’s new fashion reality TV show “Launch My Line” partners successful professionals with established fashion designers to do just as the title says: create a fashion line.
A graduate of the Harvard Executive Business School, Marilyn Crawford, who lives in Las Vegas, has established herself as the ultimate expert and spokesperson in business and entertainment. Crawford is the CEO of Windsor PTM, a global strategic marketing company. She is also Chairman of 2810, a private business membership club.
When she was three years old she got the fashion bug– a woman who lived down the street from her made clothes that Crawford designed with the help of her father.
Fast forward, now Crawford figures if she could catch a fashion guru’s eye, she shouldn’t have a hard time launching a fashion line. She envisions a clothing collection designed for the “average-sized woman,” which Crawford describes as 12-14. She says her line would be a cross between Miranda and Samantha from the TV show “Sex and the City,” and, like those two characters, make a loud statement.
Meanwhile, not to let grass grow under her feet, Crawford continues to travel extensively around the globe for her business and entertainment clients which include: Coca-Cola, Sony Universal, Master Charge, CNN, Volvo, Larry King, Russell Simmons and Sean “P. Diddy” Combs.
Crawford has been named “Woman of the Year” from Arts Horizon and TD/Commerce Banks, and has received The International Women’s Exchange Compass Award, The Humanitarian of the Year Award and Ebony’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
“Launch My Line” premieres Wed., Dec. 2 at 11 p.m. (PT) on Bravo.
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April 17, 2009 · 7:07 AM
For decades there’s been a standard beauty pageant look- Aqua net hair, bright red lipstick and that too bright never fading smile. But in the last 10 years, a new image has emerged. The padded shoulders and brittle taffeta skirts have slowly been replaced with more current fashion designs including an evening gown created by Project Runway designer Kayne Gillespie.
This year, Miss Nevada-USA Georgina Vaughan will take the fashion focus all the way to haute couture with a wardrobe of designs by Lana Fuchs of Lana Fuchs Couture.
A Las Vegas resident since 1995, Lana Fuchs has designed one of a kind clothing worn by celebrities such as Paula Abdul and Meaghan Martin. And now she has created a weeks worth of looks for Georgina Vaughan including a fashion forward evening gown that is expected to help set the Las Vegas local apart from the other 50 Miss USA contestants.
“There’s such a mold of the typical pageant girl,” she says. “Being blond, people prejudge you.”
Lana Fuchs had a successful runway debut at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Los Angeles in October 2008. She’s also been featured in Marie Claire, Harper’s Bazaar, In Touch Weekly and 944.
The Miss USA Pageant will be televised live from the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, Las Vegas on Sunday, April 19th, starting at 7 p.m. on NBC.
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