SHELTON, Conn., April 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Skintimate®, the #1 women's shave prep and sponsor of the 2011 Skintimate Studios program, is proud to kick-off the voting phase for the Skintimate Studios Ready for Everything design contest – the search for the next generation of fashion designers. Starting today, everyone can visit the Skintimate Studios website (www.skintimatestudios.com) to vote for one of the top 10 designs and enter the Skintimate Ready for Everything Sweepstakes.
A select panel of judges chose the top 10 finalists, Vanessa An Lim Greeson, Kara Fenoglietto, Larissa Meuhleder, Jacqueline Moran, Brittany Morganti, Kelsey Denczek-Kalczynski, Christine Tong, Ericka Howard, Olga Barladym, and Gabrielle Zwick. These women will now compete online through May 18th for a once in a lifetime opportunity to intern for two weeks with New York based fashion designer Mara Hoffman, both in New York and Miami, as she prepares for her 2012 fashion show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim. While only one Skintimate Studios designer will be part of Hoffman's team, the other nine finalists will receive a deluxe fashion prize pack filled with must-have items to allow them to continue their creative journey and help kick start their fashion careers.
In addition to the design search, fans 13 years of age and older can enter to win fun prizes in the Skintimate Ready for Everything Sweepstakes. From April 21st to May 18th fans can enter to win a $100 gift card, a Mara Hoffman scarf or a once in a lifetime trip for two to Miami, Florida for the 2012 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim Show. One winner and a guest or chaperone will receive a two night, three day trip to Miami, where they will have a front row into the world of fashion and a meeting with Mara Hoffman!
"We are so excited about the incredible and talented designers we have discovered during the Skintimate Studios entry process. Skintimate encourages women to live life and be "ready for everything." We are proud to have provided women an outlet to be creative and to help bring their dream of entertaining the fashion world a reality by offering one lucky person an internship with designer Mara Hoffman. Through Skintimate Studios, we hope to inspire women and help them accomplish their dreams," says Alison Macneil, Brand Manager for Skintimate.
"These top 10 women are extremely talented," says Mara Hoffman. "I encourage America to look closely at each of their designs and select one that they feel embodies the "Ready for Everything" theme. I hope all of the finalists rest up because the internship will be filled with lots of interesting and exciting opportunities that they will not want to forget."
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Mara Hoffman is a New York City based fashion designer whose line, Mara Hoffman, launched in 2000. Hoffman studied fashion design and graduated from Parsons School of Design in New York City and Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London. Mara Hoffman has evolved from collections featuring hand-dyed couture pieces to her current collections which concentrate heavily on original silk prints. Her line encompasses everything from swimwear to cashmere coats. Hoffman pulls her inspiration from nature, world travel and fantasy. Her work is shown on the runway during NY Fashion Week and Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim in Miami. For more information on Mara Hoffman visit www.marahoffman.com
SOURCE Skintimate Studios