Deborah Parker Wong - NCalif Editor "The TASTING Panel"
In May of 2007, Anthony Dias Blue joined forces with longtime Pattersonâ€™s Beverage Journal editor-in-chief Meridith May to create a new publication, THE TASTING PANEL magazine. THE TASTING PANEL magazine is the most widely circulated trade publication in the beverage industry, reaching an audience of thousands of key decision-makers every month and growing on an international scale. Manning the ship is renowned wine & spirits veteran Anthony Dias Blue as Editor-in-Chief. With his expertise, experience and esteem, Blue has his finger on the pulse of the beverage industry, making for one of the most informative and cutting edge publications focusing on beverages, the beverage trade and the people who make the industry tick. Regular features include: "Blue Reviews," authoritative scores and reviews of wines and spirits; "Industry Spotlight," highlighting innovators and leaders; "Steven Spurrier's Letter from London," from the world-renowned British authority; "Brief Encounters" and "Brand Spotlight."
MOLLY SIMS - SPORTS ILLUSTRATED / LAS VEGAS TV STAR
Will skinny jeans still be in? Eighties-style shoulder pads and neon colors? Platforms or pointy-toes? The fashion world waits with bated breath for a single week during the coldest of cold months. During February's Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, the tents in Bryant Park welcome fashion-lovers for a preview of what will be hot in the coming months. This year, insiders are predicting simpler silhouettes and increased emphasis on materials. Fashion icon and actress Molly Sims They will talk about:
What they are seeing on the runways
How it will translate into the clothes youâ€™ll want to wear come fall
2010 hottest trends
How to update your wardrobe for the coming year
Molly will be talking about a contest launched to showcase the versatility of plastic in fashion and design. WesFeld won the design competition and in turn, will get a show during New York Fashion Week. WesFeld will unveil their designs for your audience. Molly Sims is best known for her Sports Illustrated cover shoots and her role on the popular television show Las Vegas. Sims is a Fashion Week mainstay who is also an aspiring designer herself. Her jewelry line, Grayce, is now sold on HSN. WesFeld are the design duo of Wesley Nault and Daniel Feld, veterans of Project Runway season 5. They were both educated at the Fashion Institute of Technology and this will be their first show during Fashion Week. About the designs: WesFeld's winning pale pink evening dress is a romantic and whimsical creation featuring poly-organza, poly-taffeta and plastic boning to create a shape that resembled a conch sea shell with a pearl inside. The designerâ€™s second look is a more structured and textured dove gray gown made of poly-organza, plastic woven interfacing and plastic boning, with poly-satin piping detail.
What is trends do you foresee at Fashion Week this year?
How can we incorporate these new trends into our wardrobe?
How does plastic play a role in fashion?
Can you tell us about the Plastics Make It PossibleSM Contest?
What was the inspiration for the winning design?
ERIC W. KASTEL - ARTISAN BREADS AT HOME Eric W. Kastel, CMB, CHE, is an associate professor of baking and pastry arts at The Culinary Institute of America. He is a 1990 graduate of the CIA, and has worked as production manager at Whole Foods Bakehouse in Dallas, Texas, and as head baker at the famed Bread Alone in Boiceville, New York.
TIM GREEN - NFL star /Author/ host "A Current Affair" As an attorney, TIM GREEN is aware of the deeply flawed American justice system. His newest book, FALSE CONVICTIONS, is a legal thriller that smacks of The Innocence Project, a non-profit organization devoted to freeing innocent people convicted of crimes. His suspense novel will track the difficult task of unraveling a conviction and overturning it.And you'll be riveted every step of the way!
Larry Lipson - Costa Rica Wine Correspondent
Larry Lipson co-hosts "What's Cooking?"a restaurant, wine and food talk show that airs from 8 to 9 a.m. Wednesdays nationally on Cable Radio Network (CRN) and National Radio Network (NRN), heard locally on KPXN-TV (ITV) Channel 30 SAP;Time Warner Santa Monica on C 74 SAP; Time Warner San Fernando Valley on Channel 1/97 SAP and 25; Time Warner West Valley on Channel 6 SAP and 960; AT&T on Channel 6 in the Valley and Channel 44 SAP in Los Angeles; Charter Communications on Channel 33 SAP; Time Warner Lancaster on Channel 37; Time Warner Simi Valley on Channel 8; Charter in Hidden Hills/Malibu/Agoura on cable FM 97.5; Avenue TV Cable Ventura on Channel 83; Charter San Gabriel Valley on Channel 34 SAP and Channel 56; Time Warner Canyon Country on Channel 960; Time Warner South Pasadena on Channel 6 and 960.