For Immediate Release


Ella Brown Couture is scheduled to be a part of the Starbucks Coffee Company and Secret Room Caribbean Style Celebrity Gift Suite, in Honor of the 2008 MTV Movie Award Events. This two-day luxury celebrity gift suite will take place at The Valadon, a luxury hotel in West Hollywood on May 30 and 31 of 2008 from 3pm – 8pm 


LOS ANGELES, CA May 27, 2008 Ella Brown Couture ( Los Angeles based designer) has been selected as one of the designer to participate in the Celebrity Gift Suites event in Honor of the MTV Movie Awards. The new Ella Brown Couture collection incorporates a variety of styles and rich fabrics. The mood is very glamorous, and luxurious. Every piece has an exotic extra bold statement.  

Ella Brown Couture’s Gift bags will include Custom made jewelry for over 50 A-list celebrities including, Terri Hatcher, Melanie Griffith, Selma Hayak, Kim Kardashian, Brooke Shields, Eva Longoria, Paula Abdul, Fergie, Jessica Simpson, Jessica Alba, Tyra Banks, Posh Spice/Victoria Beckham, Alyssa Milano and many others.
Ella Brown Couture will also be preparing special bags for media houses such LA times, Life and Style, In Touch, Entertainment Tonight, E!, Ok Magazine, Star, Us Weekly, New York Times, Travel and Leisure, People, Haute Living, Daily Candy, Access Hollywood, Lucky and many more.

The Ella Brown Gift bags will include jewelry form the soon to launch Spring/Summer collection.
The new collection now includes bridal wears that unequivocally portrays the creative expression of Designer Adefunke Adegbola. Her fall 2007 collection was showcased at the Miami fashion week and Chicago fashion week respectively in 2007; the collection is in over 30 stores across the nation with stores in Europe coming soon.

"I am so excited about this event and this opportunity. Having A-List celebrities and top industry medias have
a first hand look at my designs and collections and get to meet me at one of the top rated events in the world,
MTV Movies Awards? I am truly honored.”-
Adefunke Adegbola

The Spring/Summer 2008 Ella Brown Couture collection is scheduled to launch in June.
To see the range of the Ella Brown Couture collection, please visit http://www.ellabrowncouture.com/



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ICY Public Relations
Yetunde Taiwo
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MIAMI: Meet stars Steven Bauer (Scarface) and Elizabeth Pena this Wednesday at Florida Premiere!


Meet the stars Elizabeth Peña (The Lost City) and Steven Bauer (Scarface) at the Botanical Gardens on South Beach.

The Women’s International Film Festival is pleased to present an exclusive, Florida Premiere and one time, Miami only advance screening of “How The Garcia Girls Spent their Summer.” Wednesday, May 7, 2008 7:30 p.m., at the enchanting Miami Beach Botanical Garden, 2000 Convention Center Drive.

Garcia Girls
Meet the stars Elizabeth Peña (The Lost City) and Steven Bauer (Scarface) at the Botanical Gardens on South Beach.

Join us for the movie, Q&A with Elizabeth and Steven, and meet and greet the stars at the reception with wine and hors d’heouvres. Also receive a discount shopping pass for Macy’s South Beach from 12-7pm – with free makeovers, a complimentary personal shopping experience, just in time for Mother’s Day. Contact Carrie Freedman 305.674.6237

Tickets are only $25 in advance, $35 at the door or $45 (which includes a one year membership to WIFF). Click http://www.womensfilmfest.com/ to purchase your ticket or call 305-653-9700. Seats are limited. Please RSVP.
“How The Garcia Girls Spent Their Summer”

What does female desire look like? In her tenderly comic, richly textured feature debut, Georgina Garcia Riedel lovingly explores the terrain of longing, loneliness, and self-realization among three generations of single women in a Mexican American family as they grapple with romantic drought.

Steven Bauer and Elizabeth Peña in a scene from “How The Garcia Girls Spent Their Summer.” Also Starring America Ferrera (Ugly Betty), Lucy Gallardo, Jorge Cervera Jr., Nick Najera, Leo Minaya

Come Meet Steven and Elizabeth, at the Botanical Gardens on South Beach

Steven and Elizabeth

Women’s International Film Festival | South Florida – March 28 – April 6, 2008
305-653-9700 |3606 Grand Avenue | Miami, FL 33133

~~ BE A STAR~~ R70 Production

The opportunity is detailed below, if you fit and are interested contact the R70 team or if you know someone who will fit this forward it to them.

The production company R70 World Television is looking for first or second generation Nigerian-Americans to be the subject(s) of a new real life experiment/documentary to be broadcast on Nigerian and British television in October 2008.

‘American Spec’ follows (for 10 days) the lives of 7 individuals (or sets of brothers and/or sisters), born in America, of Nigerian parents (or of Nigerian heritage), who have been brought up the ‘typical’ Nigerian way despite never setting foot in their home country. We are looking for real Yankee by day (at work or school), Gidi by night (at home) types who probably can speak Yoruba, Igbo or Hausa as good as their cousins back home but never seen Murtala Mohammed Airport!

Filming of the series will commence in the United States in July, following each subject(s) throughout their days and nights and whoever they encounter and interact with along the way, getting to know as much about their everyday lives as well as delving into their backgrounds at intervals. The experiment will conclude with an all expense paid week long trip to Nigeria to experience home for the first time (and to see if they can hack it).

So, if you fit or know anyone who fits our Nigerian-American Specifications, and currently live in the United States, please email the producers at programmes@R70.com with the following details:

1. One page biography of the subject or subjects (please include phone number).
2. Attach a few jpeg pictures in different settings, work, home, baby pictures, family portrait, anything interesting.
3. List of any notable achievements, awards, claim to fame (or notoriety), or any interesting fact about yourself (the more drama the better).
4. Schedule or upcoming events from July 2008 to February 2009, travel plans (not to Nigeria), graduation, wedding (or divorce), births etc.
5. Proof of Nigerian parentage (family tree connections is sufficient, we don’t need or want your documents o!).

The producers are also open to suggestions for a presenter (or ‘interactor’) for this documentary. Must be a resident Nigerian who has traveled to the United States at least once and is exposed enough to interact with subjects on most issues. Nigerian ‘TeleVisionaries’ are also welcome as Line Producers.

Successful applicants will be notified by the end of May (filming starts in July). Subjects will be compensated. Terms and conditions (legal waivers) apply.

Concept created, developed and produced by Ayo Shonaiya for R70 World. (Copyright 2005-2008)