fonzworth bentley*LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Just in time for summer, the Los Angeles Urban League Young Professionals (LAULYP) announced today that pop culture style icon Fonzworth Bentley will host its’ 2nd Annual L.A. in a Day Fashion Show. The glamorous poolside event will take place Thursday, June 6, 2013 (8 pm – midnight) at the posh TENTEN Wilshire rooftop lounge in downtown L.A.

“L.A. in a Day” will feature summer collections from the city’s hottest couture designers, pop-up boutiques from local vendors, music by TAGG TEAM DJs and complimentary appetizers from Mmm Mmm Catering.

Guests will be taken through L.A. fashion in a day—“from the beach” (Candy Coated Swimwear), “to the streets” (Nikki Kouture) and “to the office suites” (Michael Ferrera). Pop-up boutiques will feature everything from one-of-a-kind handmade jewelry.

Bentley, named by GQ magazine as the First Gentleman of Hip Hop, will host the event along with actor Leo Breckenridge (Days of Our Lives) and LAULYP marketing chair Gerreka Gilliam. Ethno Nightlife will cover the Red Carpet and interview celebrity guests, industry insiders, models, stylists and more.

“L.A. in a Day” is an amazing way for L.A. fashionistas to support locally-based designers,” said LAULYP President Abby Harris. “As one of the city’s preeminent hubs for African-American entrepreneurs in any and every avenue, we hope to provide to young designers a showcase for their talents, which is difficult in the competitive fashion world here in L.A.”

This event is 21+ only and will sell out quickly. A limited number of advance tickets ($30) are available for purchase online at lainaday.weebly.com.

To request media credentials, please go to http://bit.ly/19l3Loq. Please note that we will not be able to accommodate all requests due to limited space.

About Fonzworth Bentley. Named by GQ magazine as the First Gentleman of Hip Hop, Fonzworth Bentley, born Derek Watkins, is an artist and pop culture style icon. As producer and host of the international hit MTV show, From Gs to Gents, and author of New York Times best-selling self-help book Advance Your Swagger: How to use Manners, Confidence and Style to Get Ahead, Fonzworth Bentley has achieved worldwide acclaim. After being recruited to New York by Ralph Lauren, Bentley caught the attention of top luminaries and began learning alongside Russell Simmons, Sean Combs, and Andre Harrell. A mainstay on the speaking circuit at churches, high schools, colleges, and universities, Fonzworth created The Competitive Advantage, a curriculum piloted at Spelman College and Mississippi Valley State College that gives students necessary tools to empower them to stand out in today’s global economy.

About the Los Angeles Urban League Young Professionals. The Los Angeles Urban League Young Professionals (LAULYP), comprised of African-American professionals ages 21 to 40, is a thriving volunteer auxiliary of the Los Angeles Urban League (LAUL), one of the most prominent non-profits in the city. The LAULYP’s network of young professionals provides leadership development, economic empowerment and community volunteer opportunities for other young African-American professionals. Since 2010, the LAULYP has been recognized as the Western Chapter of Excellence. For more information, visit laulyp.com or follow us on Twitter at @laulyps.

Source: PR Log