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Jersey City Fashion Week a Complete Success

posted Nov 20, 2012, 8:20 PM by Desha L. Jackson
(JERSEY CITY, N.J. – November 15, 2012)—The Jersey City Fashion Week was a complete success it was the first of many more to come. The community came together to support each other and this gala of daily events during the Jersey City Fashion Week. Our supporting Mayor Jerramiah Healy helped to kick off the week on September 21 at Michael Anthony’s and enjoyed the biggest fashion event during the week, the Emerging Designer’s show on September 28 at Liberty State Park where there were over 200 plus attendees. The guest really enjoyed ‘The Emerging Designers’ runway show and there is still talk about how brilliant the children were at the children’s fashion show which took place on September 24 at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Hudson County. This event made it possible to raise money for four worthy Jersey City charities: Dress for Success Hudson County, Boys and Girls Clubs of Hudson County, York Street Project and Art House Production’s. This was an exciting event and everyone is looking forward to JCFW 2013!

Jersey City Fashion Week is presented by the Desha Lang Jackson Give to Live Community Foundation (Give to Live), which raises funds and promotes awareness for charitable causes through fashion, entertainment and sports-related events. Give to Live is a project of United Charitable Programs, a 501(c ) (3) registered charity.

Jersey City Fashion Week is fulfilling one of the purposes of JCFW by giving back to the community, specifically to its children and women. On November 20th, 2012 at 11:00 am in the Mayor’s Office at City Hall, Give to Live will be distributing donations to the four charities from the proceeds of JCFW. “This is a big day for us and we are just so excited to be sharing it with our public” said Give to Live Founder Desha Jackson. ”

“A big heart felt thank you to all of our sponsors, supporters, Night of Lights businesses, volunteers, our Mayor and all of the guests that purchased tickets. Everyone truly came together and worked to make this event a reality. I want to especially thank the City of Jersey City Division of Cultural Affairs who supported this event from its inception. It was this office that helped us identify local non-profits to donate to. Kudos as well to Provident Bank Foundation, the County of Hudson and Atlantic Coast Media Group our main sponsors!! Jersey City is a fantabulous place for a major fashion event. I am most grateful that it was a success and look forward to next year.

Because of all the support Jersey City Fashion Week received we are able to give back in order to move the community forward to four charities that help children and women in the City.” said Give to Live Founder Desha Jackson.

Jersey City Fashion Week was also supported by one and all, including several celebrities. The famous new hot Latin singer Natti Natasha attended the Emerging Designer show on September 28 to show her love for fashion and to support Jersey City. Former NBA player and Jersey City native David Rivers attended the Emerging Designer Show as well.

The week-long event included several events throughout the city. Night of Lights on Saturday, September 22, where local businesses offered discounts. The Children’s Charity Fashion Show held on Monday, September 24 featured youth from the Boys and Girls Club of Hudson County and around the city. On Sunday September 23 there was a Style Tips Night where celebrity stylist offered styling tips. On Wednesday, September 26, a Women of Influence fashion show was held, featuring some of New Jersey’s leaders including Roxanne Evans, anchor from Channel 12 news. On Friday, September 28 an Emerging Designer’s Show was held in Liberty State Park.

Presented by DLJ Give to Live Community Foundation and backed by the City of Jersey City, Jersey City Fashion Week is sponsored by the Provident Bank Foundation, Atlantic Coast Media Group and the County of Hudson, County Executive Thomas A. DeGise and the Board of Chosen Freeholders. Supporting sponsors include the City of Jersey City’s Division of Cultural Affairs, United Water Suez,Hudson County Chamber of Commerce, Genova Burns Giantomasi & Webster, PNC Bank, PSEG, Yelp, Sephora, Jersey City Independent, DLJ Sports and Entertainment Connection and OPI.

For more information on Jersey City Fashion Week, including a listing of events and information, visit