House of Glam and District 10 Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez Presents "Eco-Fashion in the Park" in Northern Manhattan on Sept. 25th

New York, NY, September 18, 2011 --( House of Glam ( and District 10 Council Member Ydanis Rodríguez announce today the production of the first "Eco-Fashion in the Park" on Sunday, September 25th in High Bridge Park.

The one-of-a-kind fashion show will feature local up and coming designers who aim to inspire and create awareness around the issues of eco-friendly fashion and how to empower its sustainability as a lifestyle. All 11 designers who will be presenting their new lines at "Eco-Fashion in the Park" are committed to reducing carbon footprints via their eco-friendly clothing. Attendees will be able to participate in a clothing swap, where they can exchange used, clean articles of clothing amongst each other.

“It’s great to see how upcoming, independent designers work with materials that are good for the environment, stated Gina Constanza, stylist, personal shopper and founder of House of Glam. “Shifting fashion to be more sustainable and eco-friendly in their work is just the beginning of an unforgettable prelude to my commitment to this initiative.”

Designers slated to present their lines are: Karina Fernández, Lissy Gómez from LVG Designs, Iliana Quander from amparo 3, Miriam Guerrero from Original Wear, Marlissa Macario, Wendel Johnston, Bridget Artise from Born Again Vintage, Lajuanda Moody, Sandra Baquero, Ana Segura and Tom Sohung.

"Eco-Fashion in the Park" will also include a live demonstration by Trudy Miller, a designer, researcher and educator specializing in sustainable design strategies for high performance products, services and environments. In addition, body painting artist, Anabel Bargas (, will be painting three models with the event’s theme.

What: "Eco-Fashion in the Park"

When: Sunday, September 25th from 11am to 4pm

Where: High Bridge Park at 174 st & Amsterdam Ave. The event is open to the public

The official after-party will be held in Monkey Room Bar & Lounge ( located on 589 Fort Washington Ave, where each attendee will enjoy one free drink for toasting provided by Toma Vodka (

Pre-event interviews are available, as well as photo/interview opportunities with the designers, presenters and models post-runway show. Media, bloggers and photographers interested in covering the event, must register to receive media credentials and gift bags at:

Twitter hashtag: #EcoFashionNYC

Facebook event page:!/event.php?eid=214207338630232

Event sponsors include Integral USA Magazine, Business Latino Newspaper (, SmartWater (, Camaradas El Barrio (, SmallBIZLatino Communications (, The Bago Bunch (, Eydie Marie Products, Inc (, KB Model Agency (, stylEAST Group (, Icel NY and Mojitos Cuban Cuisine (

About District 10 Council Member Ydanis Rodríguez
Ydanis Rodríguez has a long track record of fighting and winning for his community. For more than 20 years he has served his community with honesty, dignity, and integrity. Now, as an elected councilmember, he will continue to fight for much-needed services that include better education, job creation, affordable quality healthcare, and more affordable housing.

About House of Glam
House of Glam offers a full range of services to meet their clients fashion and beauty needs. The company streamlines the shopping experience by accompanying its clients to pre-selected stores and suggesting specific articles of clothing that will round out a wardrobe according to budget, need and lifestyle. It assesses and maximizes the current wardrobe and advises as to which pieces would be great additions. With an eye out for trends, founder Gina Constanza will update clients on ways to incorporate what’s hot into their wardrobe and lifestyle.

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