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944 MAGAZINE CELEBRATES LOS ANGELES FASHION WEEK WITH WEEK-LONG SERIES OF EVENTS Lifestyle magazine will partner with lifestyle names, designers and celebrities to host an array of special events beginning March 6 Los Angeles, Calif. (March 3, 2008) — The hottest and fastest growing magazine in the country, 944 Magazine, will once again join forces with IMG as the official media partner of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Smashbox Studios. As the regional media partner, 944 Magazine will undertake a week of special events and social affairs to celebrate its March “Spring Fashion Issue,” all in the name of LA’s unique style scene. From Thursday, March 6 to Friday, March 14, 944 Magazine will partner with some of the City’s most stylish tastemakers and celebrities to host the following events:  Thursday, March 6, 944 Magazine will collaborate with the Gerber Group to launch Whiskey Blue’s popular female DJ series, Vinyl Vixens, at the W Los Angeles-Westwood as the kick-off to LA Fashion Week. The event will feature Vegas DJ icon, DJ88, with special host, Daniella Clarke, the creative director behind Frankie B. and Dittos. 944 Magazine will welcome designers and hipsters featured in the March issue for a V.I.P pre-party presented by Peroni. * Private event from 8-10 p.m. Main event begins at 10 p.m. Saturday, March 8, 944 Magazine will celebrate the launch of Louis Carreon’s new pop-up boutique inside the 944 LA headquarters with a special event hosted by “LA’s Style Council,” as presented in 944 Magazine’s March issue. Welcoming the enclave of fashion icons and personalities who have paved the way for their own catwalk in the City of Stars and Boulevards, 944 Magazine will style the office to the nines with live entertainment by DJ88. *Private event from 8-11 p.m. Monday, March 10, 944 Magazine and renowned fashion photographer, Steve Shaw, will host the opening of a British art exhibition titled, “London Calling,” at Shaw’s private art gallery in the trendy Abbot Kinney. The exhibit features the works of international artists Tony Pronier, Cat James, Conrad Leach, Craig Lynn, Dominic Allen, James Holdworth, Luis Perez, Pakpoom Silapham, Peter Gravelle, Sean Alexander and Tim Blake. All works will be for sale evening of event with a percentage of proceeds being donated to Dress 4 Success. The private party at Beady Minces Gallery will welcome select invitees for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres hosted by Chaya Venice. * Private event from 6-9 p.m. Celebrity Confirmations Include: Ryan Seacrest, Molly Simms, Olivier Martinez, Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson, Kevin Spacey, Jason Statham, Robbie Williams, Stacey Dash, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Nadine Velazquez, Teri Seymour, Jennifer DeFrancisco, Rachel Taylor, Mathew Reiss, Kim Smith, Cat Deeley, Michelle Merkin and Brian Van Holt.  Friday, March 14, 944 Magazine will partner with Benji and Joel Madden, with an appearance by Nicole Richie, for the Flagship Store Opening of DCMA Collective on Melrose, the retail spin-off of the popular DCMA Collective alternative clothing line. After-party to be held at Central Nightclub in Hollywood. -more-

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A portion of event proceeds from all events will go to Dress 4 Success, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the economic independence of disadvantaged women through providing them with professional attire, a network of support and career development tools. Event sponsors include Peroni, Ciroc, Don Julio, Bulliet, Right Gin, Evian and Pom Wonderful. For more information, please visit www.944.com. For media inquiries, contact Director of Corporate PR Carly Harrill at 619-817-5066 or via email at carly@944.com for more information. About 944 Media The fastest growing and most powerful lifestyle media conglomerate in the industry, 944 Magazine is highly regarded as the leading resource in the nation’s top entertainment hubs. Beginning as a 60-page city picture book, 944 has adopted a unique format to grow to a 200-plus publication and online social platform to connect with tastemakers on a constant clock, extending the life of a printed publication. Capitalizing on publications in Los Angeles, Miami, Las Vegas, Phoenix, San Diego and Orange County, 944 will expand its current family as it prepares to bring the magazine to the city of San Francisco the summer of 2008. 944 caters to the 21- to 38year-old affluent, trend-savvy, information-seeking style setter who lives life to the fullest both locally and abroad. Each month, the magazine distributes more than 230,000 copies across all cities to total more than 2.5 annually, with an average pass-along rate of 5.2 readers per copy. Over the past six years, 944 has hosted hundreds of the best parties and special events in collaboration with some of the greatest brands in the world to become a staple lifestyle brand from East to West coasts garnering more than 800 million media impressions worldwide. For more information, visit www.944.com. ###

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Carly Harrill 944 Magazine 619-817-5066 carly@944.com


				
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