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Press Release

Press Release

Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Susan Lenart Kazmer's couture jewelry designs are heading

to New York Fashion week.

Susan Lenart Kazmer LLC is pleased to announce a brand new collaboration between Vaiva Style™ and Susan Lenart Kazmer™. These two visionary fashion designers and businesswomen have teamed up to bring the couture jewelry of Susan Lenart Kazmer on the runway at Trump Tower as part of New York Fashion Week Winter 2014.

Vaiva Tuckuviene is well-known in the exciting and intricate world of fashion, both as a designer and show producer. Born in Lithuania, Vaiva began modeling began in 1991 while visiting New York, where her grace and beauty landed her a contract with Total Model. While signed, she was introduced to runway and the business side of modeling. Her independent and entrepreneurial nature led her to establish her own modeling agency, Vaiva Studio, in Lithuania in 1994, where she quickly opened studio branches in several cities. She became the official representative in Lithuania for Metropolitan Model Agency in Paris, France. Vaiva Studio was more than a modeling agency, but a successful clothing design studio as well. Her modeling agency, Vaiva Models, is now based in Los Angeles, California, as well as her newest business venture Vaiva Style, where she represents up and coming designers. She’s also authored her first book, “The Road to Modeling Success.”

Vaiva Style is the official representative of the innovative and exciting couture jewelry of Susan Lenart Kazmer, a formally trained silversmith and internationally known mixed-media artist, author and instructor. Trained in fashion and conceptual art at the prestigious Art Institute of Chicago, Kazmer’s work is found in museum holdings and private collections throughout the world. Her piece titled “The Energy Talisman” was part of a traveling art exhibition with the Smithsonian Museum of Art in 2004, and in 2006 she was awarded “Most Innovative Use of the Medium” by Bead International. For the past decade, Kazmer has been a beloved art educator, author and inventor of ICE Resin®, a jeweler’s grade resin used by artists and jewelers throughout the world. She is the author of “Resin Alchemy” and “Making Connections; A Handbook of Cold Joins for Jewelers and Mixed Media Artists”. Her work is inspired by her travels in the early 1990s to Southeast Asia, Central America, Costa Rica and Africa where she bought rare and indigenous beads made by tribal artisans and brought them America for study and documentation of cultural Talisman and sacred objects. Attracted to spiritual studies, she infuses her work with positive energy, sacred symbology, gypsy magic and healing. Not only do her collectors look amazing, but they feel extraordinary wearing Susan’s unique and distinctive original jewelry.

This collaboration between these two visionary women is sure to bring fresh excitement and energy to the Fashion industry.

*For more information, please visit the websites of vaivastyle.com and susanlenartkazmer.net