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Carasan Selected for Entertainment Weekly's Emmy Awards Celebrity Gift Baskets

Entertainment Weekly has selected the young American couture label Carasan to once again grace their Exclusive Celebrity Gift Baskets with the Eco-Friendly hand crafted "Leah Ring" this time for EW's Pre-Emmy Party in LA at the always fashionably trendy Opera and Crimson.

New York, NY, September 18, 2007 --( On Saturday, September 15th, 2007 Entertainment Weekly will be celebrating the 2007 Emmy Awards with their Annual Pre-Emmy Party in Los Angeles at the always fashionably trendy Opera and Crimson. Once again Carasan has been asked to have one of its highly coveted and very limited edition "Leah Rings" in the uber trendy Entertainment Weekly Celebrity Gift Baskets. These are 40 coveted, customized upscale baskets that are hand delivered to the doorsteps of the entertainment industry's most influential personalities.

The product, selected by Flying Television, the public relations company that works with EW is known for obtaining the best there is in luxury upscale brands for swag suites and celebrity gifts. They only go after the hottest and most trend setting products and brands. Carasan is one of the hottest luxury women's wear brands on the market today. They have been recently called the American Couturier of Knits. The "Leah Ring”, like all of Carasan’s designs, is highly sought out because of its original handwork. And like everything they do, these are copyrighted designs.

The rings are one-of-a-kind eco-friendly retro style, which is part of a new jewelry line that Carasan is launching this season. Each piece (as are all products from Carasan's studio) has been hand crafted by the designers, Cassandra and Terri Rosenthal. The new eco-friendly creations that have been designed for this year's EW's Pre-Emmy Party gift baskets, are an example of the attention to detail Cassandra and Terri pay to their designs. The new "Leah Ring" holds true to the family history and great women who have influenced Carasan. These pieces pay tribute to Cassandra's Grandmother Leah, and the fashion styles that she wore in the 50's and 60's; big, bold, and beautiful. As with any Carasan design, there is a mix of the Victorian girl and the urban dwelling artist in choice of materials and style.

The rings are made of vintage (circa 1900) French fine Gold or Sterling Silver wire, silk and or metallic embroidery thread. Each piece is hand-crocheted by the designers and then hand embellished with beautiful freshwater and/or cultured Pearls. In addition, there are Garnets, Jade, Hematite, Aventurine, Sandstone, Quartz Crystals, Carnelian, Blue Topaz and Swarovski Crystals to name only a few of the many gems that adorn each one-of-a-kind design. If a sheer work of art is what comes to mind upon viewing any of the designs of Carasan, then you have called to mind a comparison that is not far from the truth, as the designers are inspired by art and nature in all that they create for their line. Staying true to their commitment of providing quality not quantity, Carasan will never be a mass-market company.

Says Cassandra, "It is like buying art. Does your client buy original art, a limited edition lithograph or does she buy a mass-produced print? Our line is for free-spirited and self-assured women who are youthful at any age and want to wear high quality, one-of-a-kind designs." Their inspiration dates back to 1920's designers Erte and Fortuny.

Offers Terri, "The Carasan line is one that transcends time. These are items you will want to pass down to your daughter. The Carasan woman is the soul of a Victorian socialite born into the body of an urban artist. She is a woman of today who wants fun, exciting clothing that will last season after season."

Carasan epitomizes today's young American Couture, transcending time with its authentic creations while looking back into history for inspiration.

Terri and Cassandra Rosenthal are the mother-daughter design duo who are the faces behind this small, but internationally known label. When she could not find a job in New York City, after moving there to attend college, Cassandra asked her mother to go into business with her. They started Carasan Designs, LLC when Cassandra was only 18 years old and had just begun attending classes at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. She has since graduated from F.I.T., with honors, receiving her Bachelor's of Science degree. While attending college she fell in love with New York and made it not only her home, but also the home for Carasan, which is now based in Brooklyn. Terri holds down their studio at her southern home base at the family's small farm in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. You may also run into her as she commutes from West Virginia via the train to New York a few times a month.

Since beginning operations in 2001, Carasan has been involved with the Golden Trailer Awards Show, has had placement in independent films, and has been seen in numerous magazines.

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