SOURCE: LA Fashion Awards

October 10, 2006 16:08 ET

"Extra's" Jon Kelley to Co-Host the 2006 LA Fashion Awards

LOS ANGELES, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 10, 2006 -- The always impeccably dressed "Extra" weekend host Jon Kelley has been tapped to co-host the second annual Los Angeles Fashion Awards sponsored by Saturn and Los Angeles magazine on Friday, October 20th at the Orpheum Theatre. A favorite of the Hollywood elite, Kelley joined NBC's "Extra" in 2001. Known for his sophisticated wardrobe as well as his engaging interview style, Kelley was the natural choice to host the Awards. States Kelley, "I have to admit, I'm both flattered and humbled to be asked to jump on board with the 2nd LA fashion Awards as co-host. Style, cutting edge flavor and innovation are just a few of the words that describe what Los Angeles injects into the wide world of fashion. From Hollywood icons to the biggest names in the designing industry, this city nurtures and inspires people and the clothes they wear all around the world. I'm excited about the event and I have no doubts this will definitely be a bash to remember. Cheers and congratulations to all the nominees." Although Kelley can easily hold his own, he's in search of a gorgeous co-host to help him entertain the audience.

Sixteen California fashion leaders will be recognized, seven will receive Awards and three are scheduled to show capsule collections on the runway at the second annual LA FASHION AWARDS. The annual event is perfectly timed to wrap LA Fashion Week and mark opening day of Market Week in LA's fashion district.

The Nominees and Honorees of the 2006 LA FASHION AWARDS:

MAFI (Moss Adams Fashion Innovator) Award
nominees:
Juan Carlos Obando
Rozae Nichols
Society for Rational Dress

Marketing Excellence Award nominees:
Collection Bebe
Joe's Jeans
Kitson
l.a. Eyeworks
Quiksilver

Fashion Retailer Award nominees:
American Rag Cie
decades & decadestwo
Kitson
Satine

Wells Fargo Century Fashion Achievement Award:
Monique Lhuillier

Fashion Communications Award
Stylist Arianne Phillips

Inspiration Award
Gen Art

NASDAQ California Apparel Stock of the Year Award:
Charlotte Russe
Select tickets to the event are available to the public at all Ticketmaster Ticket Centers including Robinson's-May, Tower Records, Wherehouse Music, Tu Musica, and Ritmo Latino Stores and online at www.ticketmaster.com. To charge by phone, call 213.480.3232. A portion of the ticket sales will benefit Chrysalis, www.changelives.org.

SATURN is the presenting sponsor of the second annual Los Angeles Fashion Awards. Moss Adams LLP, Wells Fargo Century, NASDAQ and FedEx lead the slate of additional sponsors, which includes Design Tonic, WGSN, Market Wire, FTC Commercial Corporation, Traction Press, Clear Image Printing, Cloutier Agency, Much and House PR, Evolutionary Media Group, Santee Village Lofts, LA Fashion District BID, Directives West, Biotherm and Paul Mitchell. The Standard, Downtown LA and Hotel QT are the Official Hotel Partners. The Scottish Fashion Awards are special friends of the event, with a creative cultural exchange program established earlier this year. Glass artist Caleb Siemon is the Award designer, and Tattooed Steel has provided custom jewelry to commemorate the event.

Several fashion and business not-for-profit membership organizations, including the California Fashion Association (CFA), Fashion Business Incorporated (FBI), Fashion Group International of Los Angeles (FGI-LA), LA Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC), Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce (LAACC) and the World Trade Center Association (WTCA) endorse the event. Los Angeles magazine is the presenting media partner. Surface magazine, California Apparel News, LA.com and LA Weekly are among the media sponsors. Reception providers include Sauza Tequila, Cruzan Rum, Plymouth Gin, Courvoisier Cognac and Starbucks Liqueur. A California Wine Bar will feature Wente Vineyards, Tamas Estates and Murrieta's Well labels with custom wine glasses supplied by Bormioli Rocco Glass Co. Delicious appetizers provided by Pane e Vino, Duxbury's, Tiara Café, Chocolate Box and other top LA restaurants. HINT Essence Water will provide refreshment. DJ Crash will design the music.

SATURN

Within the next year Saturn will double the number of entries in its portfolio with the SKY roadster, VUE Green Line hybrid, all-new AURA sports sedan, the turbocharged SKY Red Line, the eight-passenger OUTLOOK crossover utility vehicle as well as the AURA Green Line hybrid. More information can be found at www.saturn.com.

LOS ANGELES magazine

Los Angeles magazine is the leading authority and indispensable guide for the affluent and influential population of Southern California, illuminating and chronicling one of the most important regions in the world. The combination of award winning feature writing, investigative reporting, service journalism and design covers the people, lifestyle, culture, entertainment, fashion, art/architecture and news that defines Southern California. Since 1961 the magazine (now a division of Emmis Communications) has continually served as the definitive resource for a population that is intensely interested in a lifestyle that is uniquely Southern Californian. www.lamag.com

MOSS ADAMS, LLP

The tenth largest accounting and consulting firm in the U.S., Moss Adams offers specialized accounting, tax, financial and business advisory services to clients in industry groups such as apparel, manufacturing and distribution, technology, hospitality, professional services and financial institutions. www.mossadams.com

WELLS FARGO CENTURY

Wells Fargo Century is one of the largest factors in the country, providing a creative, entrepreneurial approach to factoring and trade finance, with the financial strength and stability of one of the nation's most respected financial institutions. The company has financed growing apparel companies for more than 50 years. http://www.wfcentury.com

NASDAQ

NASDAQ is the largest U.S. electronic stock market. With approximately 3,200 companies, it lists more companies and, on average, trades more shares per day than any other U.S. market. For more information about NASDAQ, visit the NASDAQ website at www.NASDAQ.com or the NASDAQ Newsroom at www.NASDAQnews.com.

DESIGN TONIC

Design Tonic is a boutique design and marketing agency specializing in branding, marketing, public relations, events, and environments for fashion and style-oriented companies. For more, visit www.designtonic.com or call 213.687.3100.

WGSN

WGSN (Worth Global Style Network) is the world leader in online fashion trend analysis. Owned by Emap plc, one of the UK's leading media companies, WGSN is based in London with offices across the globe including: New York, Los Angeles, Brazil, Hong Kong and Tokyo. Continuously tracking the market's mood is WGSN's strength, whether analyzing catwalks, covering the major trade shows, following real-time information or forecasting major apparel trends. www.wgsn.com

MARKET WIRE

Market Wire is the industry leader in using the latest technologies to distribute real-time news, reaching all leading newspapers, broadcast outlets, financial newswires, disclosure points, analyst terminal systems, websites and online databases. www.marketwire.com

THE STANDARD & HOTEL QT

The Standard, Downtown LA and Hotel QT are the Official Hotel Partners of the LA Fashion Awards. The Standard, Downtown LA, sister hotel to André Balazs' The Standard Hollywood and the recently opened Standard Miami, sets the standard for young business and fashion-savvy travelers with a famed rooftop bar and pool with breathtaking views of Los Angeles. Hotel QT, Balazs' "newest affordable New York crash pad" in the heart of Times Square, boasts innovative design features such as a lobby swimming pool, bunk beds, and European-style Kiosk. www.standardhotel.com and www.hotelqt.com.

For more information, please visit www.LAFashionAwards.com

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