kaboodle to host first-ever crowdsourced runway show with fashions from bloomingdale’s during internet week new york
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Web’s largest social shopping site celebrates 5th anniversary and site relaunch with runway show featuring top fashion, tech and media personalities.
(New York, NY — June 3, 2011) — The Internet Week New York festival headquarters at New York City’s Altman Building will feature the first-ever crowdsourced runway show on June 7th from 6pm – 8pm, hosted by Kaboodle, the Web’s largest social shopping destination.
Kaboodle’s Fab at Five Fête & Fashion Show coincides with Kaboodle’s 5th anniversary as well as the major relaunch of the social shopping phenomenon website. The show will feature top fashion bloggers, tech movers and media shakers. All looks will be provided by Bloomingdale’s and inspired by styleboards created by Kaboodle community members.
Now in its fourth year, Internet Week New York has become not only one of the world’s top events celebrating digital culture, but also a global showcase for New York City’s booming technology industry. This year, the fashion extravaganza is just one of more than 250 events that will bring the Internet to life across New York City from June 6 – 13 during Internet Week New York.
To select the fashions that will make their way down the catwalk, Kaboodle hosted a contest inviting fans to create their favorite runway looks and submit them for consideration by the entire Kaboodle community. From the 15 most popular submissions Kaboodle chose 5 winners, all of whom will be flown to New York to model their winning looks on the runway.
Joining the winners on the runway will be New York City fashion, tech and media luminaries including Grace Gold of AOL Stylist, The Luxury Spot’s Bryce Gruber, Yuli Ziv of Style Coalition, Valerie Nome from OK! Magazine, Celebrity Stylist Lauren Solomon, Angel Laws of BuzzMedia’s Concrete Loop, Katy Atlas of Sugarlaws, tech industry tweet-hearts Emily Gannett, Caroline McCarthy, Maya Baratz and Sarah Kunst.
“We are thrilled to join with Kaboodle to bring one of the most vital online shopping communities to life in such a fun, entertaining and meaningful way,” said David-Michel Davies, Chairman of Internet Week New York. “The event showcases why the city remains at the forefront of digital innovation in areas from fashion and finance to commerce and culture.”
Internet Week New York is produced by the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences (IADAS), in cooperation with the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment. Premier sponsors include Presenting Sponsor Yahoo!, Official Sponsors Ford, AOL, Meebo, Google and Microsoft, Official Registration and Wi-Fi Sponsor Southwest Airlinesand Official Career Partner Vitamin T.
Kaboodle (www.kaboodle.com) a Hearst Corporation-owned and operated property, is the Internet's largest social website for passionate shoppers. Kaboodle's shopping tools allow users to add products from anywhere online to their Kaboodle lists. As a result, it is home to the world's most exclusive catalog of user-curated products, making it the trusted source for discovering, sharing, and buying products from retailers large and small. With up to 10 million unique monthly visitors and a devoted community perpetually adding more finds, Kaboodle provides the ultimate platform for connecting people with products.
Bloomingdale's is America's only nationwide, full-line, upscale department store and a division of Macy's, Inc. It was founded in 1872 and currently operates 41 Bloomingdale’s stores and 4 Bloomingdale’s, The Outlet Stores in New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Illinois, Minnesota, Georgia, Florida, Nevada, and California. In addition, Bloomingdale's has an international presence with a location in Dubai. Be sure to follow Bloomingdale's on Facebook or Twitter, and for more information, or to shop any time, visit www.bloomingdales.com.
About the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences
The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences was founded in 1998 to help drive the creative, technical, and professional progress of the Internet and evolving forms of interactive media. An international organization, The Academy selects the Nominees and Winners for The Webby Awards, the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet. The Academy is an intellectually diverse organization that includes members such as musicians Beck and David Bowie, Internet inventor Vint Cerf, political columnist Arianna Huffington, The Simpsons creator Matt Groening, R/GA Founder and Chairman Robert Greenberg. Find more information at www.iadas.net
About the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment
The Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment consists of the Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting, the Office of Digital Coordination and NYC Media, the official TV, radio and online network of the City of New York. The agency’s mission is to streamline government communications by making information accessible, leveraging technology to aid in the transparency of government and by supporting relevant media and entertainment industries in New York City. Visit nyc.gov/mometo learn more or follow NYC Media on Twitter at twitter.com/nyc_media.
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