Designer Debra Torres Brings Modern Guayabera Fashions to the 7th Annual Latin Grammy® Awards' Gift Basket

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Designer Debra Torres is adding to the style quotient at the 7th Annual Latin GRAMMY® Awards' Gift Basket, with her guayabera shirts for women.

I am honored to be a part of the Latin GRAMMY® Awards, which celebrates the music I can't live without and the culture that influences my designs

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Designer Debra Torres is adding to the style quotient at the 7th Annual Latin GRAMMY® Awards' Gift Basket, with her guayabera shirts for women. The Latina designer has been selected to participate in the gift baskets given to presenters and performers of the awards show, which will air November 2, 2006 on the Univision Network from 8-11 p.m. (ET/PT).

"I am honored to be a part of the Latin GRAMMY® Awards, which celebrates the music I can't live without and the culture that influences my designs," says Debra. "The guayabera is the most iconic piece of clothing in the Latin culture, and although its origins are in menswear, women deserve to enjoy such a special shirt as much as men do."

Debra takes the tradition of the guayabera and transforms it into a modern piece for everyday wear. By using clean lines, rich fabrics, and vibrant colors, Debra creates a woman's version of the guayabera that blends glamour, versatility, and ease. Her pieces can be worn throughout the year, and double as light jackets. Debra's designs prove that a woman can look stylish and feel "dressed" without spending a lot of time.

Born in Cuba and raised in Miami, Debra moved to New York to attend Parsons School of Design in 1998. She started designing guayabera shirts two years ago, after working at the likes of Neiman Marcus and Christian Dior and later graduating from Columbia Business School. Debra's designs have been featured in magazines such as Women's Health, Latina, People en Espanol, and Tu Ciudad Los Angeles, as well as on Univision's Noticias 41 Al Despertar. Retail prices for a Debra Torres Designer Guayabera Shirt range from $109 to $199. The guayaberas are available online at http://www.debratorres.com or by calling 1-877 524-8292.

For more information, contact Debra Torres Designer Guayabera Shirts at (646) 320-8720.

Guayabera (gwai-a-Ber-a): The guayabera is a symbol of casual elegance traditionally worn by men for both formal and informal occasions. It is characterized by four pockets and two vertical rows of pleats (or embroidery) that run through the top and bottom pockets. Although popular belief traces its origin to late 19th-century Cuba, versions of the garment are found in Mexico, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, and even the Philippines. The guayabera is the ultimate Latin power shirt. It can now be included in the closets of women.

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