And the Winner of 1 Free Ticket to New York Fashion Week, Academy of Art University , Fall ’09 Show is . . .

ny-fashion-week1This was tough as we had compelling entries on why many wanted to win the opportunity to attend one of the world’s prestigious fashion events. However, there can be only one winner. So, drum roll pleaseee! The winner of a free ticket to the Academy of Art University’s Fashion Show which will be held at the ‘Main Tent’ in Bryant Park on February 13th, 2009 is . . . . yeah we know had to draw it out a bit for the drama. Okay,okay. The winner is Estella Ogbonna of Estella Couture, LLC!

Congratulations Estella! Here is what the avid Ladybrille reader had to say in her e-mail to us,


As an African Designer who is working against all odds to present African Fabrics ‘undiluted’ (just the way they are) to the whole world without totally adjusting and ‘westernizing’ the culture, originality and history attached to each delicately woven and much admired fabrics and textiles, I believe I deserve to be given this opportunity to network and meet with people at the New York Fashion Week. And it has not been easy to come up with the fees required at New York Fashion week to showcase my designs and talents. Being given this free ticket would afford me a great opportunity of being there, and I know and believe my designs would make it to Bryant park very soon.

Thank you.”

Estella please contact us within 24 hours at contest(at) otherwise, we will have to move on to the next winner.

Neither Ladybrille nor Academy of Art University and its subsidiaries are responsible for travel and accommodations.

If you didn’t win this time, no worries. We still have the contest running for New York Fashion Week, African Fashion Collective 2009. So submit an entry and you just might win!

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Founded in 2007, Ladybrille® Magazine is a California based pioneer digital publication demystifying the image of Africans in the west through contemporary African fashion and celebrating the brilliant woman in business and leadership, with an emphasis on the African woman in the diaspora. Our coverage includes stories on capital, access to markets, expertise, hiring and retention, sales, marketing, and promotions.

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