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Designer Ashley Pecolia Launches Kickstarter Campaign

Ashley Pecolia, designer for AP for Women, officially launches her Kickstarter campaign project- Seeking donations to help launch her fashion line.

Columbia, MD- May 26, 2012- AP for Women is a beautifully woven, brilliantly driven idea and it needs your help. Starting on May 25th, Ashley will launch her Kickstarter campaign with the hopes of raising enough money to get her small, yet eloquently unique, fashion line launched.
So, why should you help fund this project?

“I want women to feel beautiful, no matter their religion or beliefs. Although religion was my inspiration for this line, AP for Women is not just for Islamic women, and I cannot stress that enough. This is my chance to really make an impact on the world and how they see fashion and religion. Stated the designer.

Kickstarter is a website for young artists to find help funding their projects. They have 30 days to reach their goal, or the money is returned. To donate to AP for Women€™s project, or for more information, please visit http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/apforwomen/ap-modern-modesty-wear.

About the designer

Ashley Pecolia Green New Jersey and currently lives in Columbia, Maryland. She reverted to Islam in 2009. Aimed at addressing the needs of the Islamic law, imagine a collaboration of fashion for people who want to dress stylish and eloquent, with a little bit of modesty and conservatism. Each design reflects the importance of following Islamic traditions, but still allows a woman to feel beautiful, without being overexposed.

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Washington, DC –Arika Burton is the new Mrs. DC America 2012 winner

Date: MAR 11, 2012

Washington, DC –Arika Burton is the new Mrs. DC America 2012 winner. She was crowned on Saturday night, March 10, 2012 in front of a crowd of over 250 attendees at the Jack Morton Theatre in Washington, DC. Mrs. Burton will move on to represent DC at the Mrs. America pageant later this year. Arika is married to Bradley Burton and they have been married for one and a half years. Arika has a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Maryland in both Finance and international Business. She has also completed the International Finance and European Union Study program in London, England.

Arika’s community platform is Financial Literacy. She is actively involved in the National Financial Educators Council to raise awareness and improve financial capabilities. The Mrs. DC America Pageant publicly recognizes beautiful married women, living and/or working within a 25-mile radius of Washington, DC, who have obtained personal, professional and community achievements. An official preliminary pageant to Mrs. America and Mrs. World, the Mrs. DC America Pageant welcomes women from all ethnic backgrounds to compete in a yearly pageant for the title of Mrs. DC America.

The Winners of the Mrs. DC America 2012 contest are:

Winner: Arika Burton
Local Title: Mrs. DuPont Circle/Community Platform: Financial Awareness

1st Runner Up: Hermona Kiros
Local Title: Mrs. Adams Morgan/Community Platform: Benefits of Breastfeeding

2nd Runner Up: Natisha Dawson
Local Title: Mrs. Northwest/Community Platform: Healthy Living

Mrs. Fitness: Arika Burton
Mrs. Photogenic: Hermona Kiros
Mrs. Congeniality: Jamii Roberson
Sponsorship Award: Elizabeth Rice

For appearances and interviews for Mrs. DC America 2012, please contact pr@mrsdcamerica.org.
An official preliminary pageant to Mrs. America and Mrs. World!
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Attn: Mrs. DC America Pageant
1776 Eye Street, Suite 900, Washington, DC 20006
Web: www.mrsdcamerica.org

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Living Social Deal For Mrs. DC America

The men on the Mall are inspiring, but George, Thomas, and Abe fall short as role models for women in one respect: They aren’t women. Swap man-uments for ma’am-omorials with today’s deal: Pay $27 for a VIP admission ticket to the Mrs. DC America Pageant on Saturday, March 10 (a $55 value). Arrive at the Jack Morton Theater at 7 p.m. to recognize the area’s most beautiful and accomplished married women — and to applaud as one dynamic dame is crowned the queen of our dear District and wins $17,000 in prizes before going on to compete in the Mrs. America pageant. In addition to your entry ticket, you’ll also score a copy of the Mrs. DC America 2012 keepsake program — a limited edition book containing photos of the contestants — as well as a wristband giving you access to the after-party at Aguaviva restaurant. Washington has always paid tribute to our Founding Fathers, now it’s time to honor our astounding wives and mothers.

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High-End Fashion Designer Kristin Irene Partners with Mrs. DC America Organization


Fashion Designer, Kristin Irene has partnered with Mrs. DC America, a preliminary pageant for Mrs. America and Mrs. World.

Kristin Irene, a high-end evening wear and accessories designer, is designing the formal evening gown of Mrs. DC America 2012, who will compete at the national Mrs. America Pageant 2012. Kristin Irene, which recently launched a line of evening accessories, is a family owned business established in 2011 by Kristin Golini. Later this year, the company will launch the “Isabella” collection, named after the owner’s daughter.
On partnering with Mrs. DC America, Kristin states: “Supporting an organization that gives women different avenues to promote their platforms is amazing! For these women, it opens new doors for their community, business and personal endeavors. We are thrilled that our company is a part of Mrs. DC America organization.”
The Mrs. DC America Pageant publicly recognizes beautiful married women, living and/or working within a 25-mile radius of Washington, DC, who have obtained personal, professional and community achievements. An official preliminary pageant to Mrs. America and Mrs. World, the Mrs. DC America Pageant welcomes women from all ethnic backgrounds to compete in a yearly pageant for the title of Mrs. DC America.
The Mrs. DC America 2012 pageant will be held in March 10, 2012 in Washington, DC. Go to www.mrsdcamerica.org to learn more.
To learn more about Kristin Irene visit www.kristinirene.com.

Media, please contact Michele Fields at pr@mrsdcamerica.org.