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Ask Korto- Enter to WIN New York Fashion Week Tickets, Courtesy Ladybrille Magazine!

Korto-MomoluLadybrille Magazine kicks off Celebrity designer “Ask Korto” Charity fundraiser benefiting Face Africa with a chance to win some of the hottest tickets to New York Fashion Week!

“Ask Korto,” is a one hour interactive teleconference where you, Korto fans, get to ask her about her Project Runway experiences, New handbag line with Dillards to debut nationwide in 2010, her personal projects, family and much more! The event will be held on 9-09-09!

Tickets up for grabs: Arise Promise of Africa Collective (2 tickets, Sept. 11th @ 7pm), Cesar Galindo (2 tickets, Sept. 10th @ 7pm), Academy of Art University (1 ticket, Sept. 12th, 2009 @ 3pm).

What it means if you win! You will attend the invitation only prestigious Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week, check out the glitz and glamour of the runways, and for our Arise Promise of Africa Collective winners, meet Korto and interview her on Ladybrille TV! (Ladybrille TV interview subject to change)

To enter contest you must answer the following two questions in the comment section below:
1. What feature do you like most on Ladybrille magazine website?
2. What is your question for Korto?

RULES

  • You must comment below in order to enter this contest
  • Include your first name and city in your comment e.g. Amy, New York City
  • Open only to USA and Europe residents
  • Contest closes Monday, September 7th, 2009 at 6am PST, USA. EXTENDED TO 6PM PST. beause of the Labor Day Weekendli>
  • Winners must respond within 24hours or else tickets will be given to another contestant.
  • Winners will be announced on www.ladybrillemag.com
  • Questions will be answered on “Ask Korto” live teleconference on 9-9-09

Neither Ladybrille Magazine, Korto Momolu, Arise Promise of Africa Collective, Cesar Galindo, Academy of Art University or its affiliates are responsible for hotel or travel accommodations. Winner bears sole responsibility for travel and hotel accommodations.

Ask Korto is sponsored by Ladybrille Magazine and DeShield Enterprises.

Please visit ASK KORTO EVENT BRITE.com  to register for the event benefitting a worthy cause and to win more prizes, like  tickets to VIP exclusive events during New York Fashion Week!

Special thanks to: Arise/Paul Wilmot Communications/Greatpress.com, Havenllc.com/Academy of Art University, San Francisco, Cesar Galindo/Blue Cashew.com for tickets. Thank you!

Good Luck!

Ladybrille Magazine

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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12 Comments

  1. Leah, Washington, DC

    One of my favorite feature on the Ladybrille site is the featured musical artist. I'm an extreme music lover and appreciate the opportunity to expand my "portfolio" and learn about new and dynamically talented artists from all over the African continent!! Outside of the fashion which is a given, this would be my favorite part.

    Question to Korto: It would be quite a task (although doable) to shift the paradigm of US fashion from generally Euro and US inspired to begin to appreciate and incorporate fashion perspectives from Africa in mainstream trends. Obviously Ladybrille is working to do so, and successfully so, but how can you as a designer contribute to this effort?

  2. The Content. What I like about your company's site is how a severely under-served population in terms of high fashion can finally be shown for its true style, grace, innovation and influence while maintaining a unified beauty and cultural collective for all variations of our African people. We are a truly remarkable and dynamic people and it’s refreshing to have that presented unbiasedly.

    Question to Korto: If you plan a runway show in the near future will you seek to change the body types featured from past typical shows and if so what can we expect to see represented?

  3. moriam says:

    Hi Korto,

    I was really upset about you not winning the project runway the 2nd time around.

    what are your plans to starting your fashion line, and what has been your biggest obstacle since you have been on project runaway?

  4. E-yage says:

    What I like about your company is how a severely under-served population in terms of high fashion can finally be shown for its true style, grace, innovation and influence while maintaining a unified beauty and cultural collective for all variations of our African people. We are a truly remarkable and dynamic people and it’s refreshing to have that presented unbiasedly.

    Question to Korto: If you plan a runway show in the near future will you seek to change the body types featured from past typical shows and if so what can we expect to see represented?

  5. Hello Korto and Ladybrillemag.com!

    Corto, I love the way you make the fabrics form the body, you cut with precision and skill and the fabrics that you choose is what makes your fashion design stand out. You are still a winner in my eyes, I wish you much luck in your future endeavors!

    1)My question to you is what gives you inspiration and drive to keep being a fashion designer, Being that there is so much competition and the economy we live in today?

    2)What I like about ladybrillemag.com is the web site design and format, its neat, user friendly and not all over the place. The color scheme is fun and playful which I find very appealing. My favorite feature is Labybrille women of the month, I love to see inspiring women who are making there dreams come true, I find that inspiring for me!

  6. Eniola says:

    1. Feature most liked: I have always liked the title banner at the top. When I first found the website some years ago, I could not remember the link or name and was only able to find it by describing the picture at the top.

    2.Question: What steps would you yourself employ in starting and developing and an accessory line?

    Eniola, Washington DC

  7. Maisha says:

    Hello Korto and Ladybrille,

    I really love the adore the user friendly applications and website design. The coloring and organized design is very open, airy, young, hip and fresh! It does not give sensory overload but does not leave you wishing for more. Please keep up the great work.

    Korto, I have been following you since Project Runway. You are inspirational to all women, especially women of color. As an admirer of your work I feel your thoughts through your design esthetic, color selections, and cultural infusion! Your work is amazing! When your name has become as common place thoughout the world (as we know that is not far off from the present), what is the one signature thing you want everyone to know and appreciate about you as the designer?

    To both Ladybrille and Korto your contribution to the fashion industry gives the world a great variety and prospective of ALL that is awesome and available to experience and admire! Please continue to expose and cultivate the minds of those interested in PURE fashion!

    Regards,

    -Maisha

  8. Margarita - NY says:

    Hi Korto and Ladybrille Magazine:

    Correction:

    1. I love the colors of the Ladybrile Magazine Website and I love the way the categories are organized and listed. I especially like the way the Brilliant Network buttons are listed on the right side of the page.

    2. Korto, what inspires you to design your fashions?

    I love Fashion and Fashion week! I hope I win!

    Thanks!

  9. Shamika says:

    Hello Ms. Korto,

    My name is Shamika and I am a woman that loves everything about Fashion! I was born by parents of Trinidadian decent and can truely appreicate your use of texture and color because we have similar flare in our clothing back home. My question to you is, "When all is said and done, What impression do you want to leave in this world? Why do you use the textures and fabrics that you do? What is it that you want us to remember about the type of Designer you were? Your work to me is beyond amazing. I know that you have alot to put out there and I wish you the very best. I can't wait for the bags as well!!

    Good Luck to you and congrats!

    Best Regards,

    Shamika

  10. Margarita - NY says:

    Hi Korto:

    1. I love the colors of your Website. I especially like the way it is organized into categories and the way the Brilliant Network buttons are listed on the right side of the page.

    2. What inspires you to design your fashions?

  11. Hey Korto and Ladybrille,

    My name is Ngozi. I'm a Nigerian college student from New York City.

    Korto, I LOVE your designs. Your use of the traditional fabrics to create pieces that are fit for a lady, yet ethnic and fun, is BEAUTIFUL! I have two questions for you. Earlier this year, my school's African Students Union and I had organized a very successful charity fashion show. During the process of searching for designers, I brought up your name, but I couldn't get any contact info for you. Do you have a contact that we can use to get in touch with your camp? We are thinking of ideas for our next fundraising event, and it would be awesome to donate to your charity. The second question is what is the meaning of your name? I LOVE it, and I can't seem to find the meaning anywhere.

    My favorite part of Ladybrille is the 'Contests' section. Its always nice to be offered opportunities that seem to only come once in a lifetime. Hopefully, the magazine section will be up soon. I think it will be great.

    (Sorry for the long message)

    Thanks,

    -Ngozi

  12. Lotanna says:

    Hey Korto, I really, really, love your designs. I'm Nigerian and I tend to prefer the designs that include our own fabrics, so I wanted to know: What are the local fabrics of Liberia, and which one do you love the most?

    Lotanna, Buffalo (New York)

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