(PRWEB) August 1, 2005
New York, NY (PRWEB) August 1, 2005 Â StyleBakery.com, one of the WebÂs foremost supporters of emerging fashion designers, announced today the winners of its first annual "On the Rise" Awards honoring the hottest independent designers and online boutiques for 2005.
Thousands of fashion fans logged onto StyleBakery.com this spring to nominate their favorite emerging designers in the following categories: Jewelry, Handbags, Accessories, Clothing, Gifts & Home, Babies & Kids and Hip Boutiques. Based on these nominations, the StyleBakery.com editors determined the best in each category. A "readers' choice" nod was also awarded to the designers receiving the largest number of votes.
The 2005 "On the Rise" winners are:
Best Handbag Designer: Ted Rossi
ReadersÂ Choice: Birdsnest Bags
Best Jewelry Designer: Chearrings and Indulgems (tie)
ReadersÂ Choice: Lilia Jewelry
Best Clothing Designer: Mellifluous Couture
ReadersÂ Choice: Gina Michele
Best Cosmetic Line: Maven Cosmetics
Best Online Beauty Boutique: b-glowing.com
ReadersÂ Choice: Bath by Bettijo
Best Online Boutique: shoptrunkt.com
ReadersÂ Choice: copacetique.com
Best Gift Designer: Inkwell Collection
ReadersÂ Choice: Hi-Heeled Designs
Best Accessories Designer: Pellemelle
ReadersÂ Choice: India Romeo
Best Baby Products: bebe and bacups
ReadersÂ Choice: Lexie Rose
In addition to these awards, StyleBakery.com publishes a biannual Designers on the Rise directory featuring over 100 of the top emerging designers and independent boutiques, firmly establishing itself as a great supporter of up-and-coming designers and online boutiques.
"The 'On the Rise' Awards were the perfect opportunity for our readers to let us know who they think are truly making waves in the independent style community," says TV style expert and StyleBakery.com cofounder, Alison Deyette. "WeÂre truly honored to celebrate these talented artists and offer them a venue that will help elevate them to the next level of popularity."
Full information including links to the winning sites and interviews with the designers are available online at http://stylebakery.com/stylerecipes/ontherise/handbags.html.
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, Ellen, ABC The View, TBS Movie & A Makeover and Oprah.
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