New York, NY (PRWEB) April 1, 2005
Two of the WebÂs foremost supporters of emerging fashion designers, StyleBakery.com and Girlshop.com, have joined forces to present the first annual ÂOn the RiseÂ Awards honoring the hottest independent designers and online boutiques.
Fashion fans can nominate their favorites in the following categories: Jewelry, Handbags, Accessories, Clothing, Gifts & Home, Babies & Kids and Hip Boutiques. In August, the standouts in each category will be awarded based on readersÂ nominations as determined by the StyleBakery.com editors and the style mavens at Girlshop.com. Each category will also feature a ÂreadersÂ choiceÂ winner honoring the designers who receive the largest number of votes.
The introduction of the ÂOn the RiseÂ Awards coordinates with the launch of the latest edition of Designers on the Rise, StyleBakery.comÂs popular online directory featuring over 100 of the top emerging designers and independent boutiques. This unique directory, the first of its kind, offers the public the opportunity to shop directly from the artists, often at discounted prices.
ÂStyleBakery.com has always been a great supporter of up-and-coming designers and online boutiques,Â says TV style expert and StyleBakery.com cofounder, Alison Deyette. ÂIn addition to our bi-annual Designers on the Rise issue, we regularly include merchandise from independent sites in our features alongside more established mass-market sites, thereby giving them equal editorial importance.Â
Please visit http://www.stylebakery.com for more information and to vote for the ÂOn the RiseÂ Awards before June 1, 2005. All voters will be eligible to win a fabulous $250 shopping spree courtesy of Girlshop.com.
Launched in May 2003 by Jennifer Davidson, Beth Herbst and Alison Deyette, a team that has covered fashion and lifestyle trends for television for over a decade, StyleBakery.com serves up daily style advice and online shopping picks to women across the country. A valuable timesaving resource, StyleBakery.com combs the Internet to find the most wearable and affordable fashions, accessories and gift ideas available online while translating the latest trends with an accessible and easy-to-navigate approach. StyleBakery.com editors are regularly featured on such TV shows as NBC "Today", "The Ellen Show", ABC "The View", TBS "Movie & A Makeover" and "Oprah".
Girlshop.com is an online boutique offering clothing and accessories from the hottest up-and-coming fashion designers. Their unique format features a ÂboutiqueÂ for each designer, offering shoppers the opportunity to browse and read about their latest collections. Many items featured on Girlshop are handmade, limited editions or exclusive to Girlshop.
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