[gallery link="file" columns="9" orderby="title"]   Fashion designer Andres Aquino will present his latest collection at Couture Fashion Week on Saturday, September 17, 2011 at 8:00 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City. Mr. Aquino's fashion shows have become well-known for their seamless mixing of fashion, art, theater, dance and music, and the upcoming event promises to be no exception.

Looking good these days can be a challenge for many individuals who are in between jobs or who are freshly out of college. In New York, similar to many other cities, there are many places that accommodate shoppers who want the look of class and elegance with a budget. While many folks can find a great selection of clothes from thrift stores, the popularity of consignment shops have increased the selection and unfortunately the prices. Even with the amounts being elevated, they are still substantially lower than purchasing them off the rack from a high-end shop.

Christy Turlington Burns, the California-born beauty of Salvadoran descent, is more than a supermodel.  She's also an advocate for human rights, a yoga practitioner, a businesswoman, and a mother. Turlington's career has taken her all over the world and on the covers and pages of Vogue, Vanity Fair, Time, V, Cookie, Mirabella, Elle... (just to name a few).  She's one of four supermodels in Catwalk, a 1996 documentary (filmed in 1993) that followed her during Fashion Week in the major fashion capitals of the world.  Turlington has appeared in campaigns for Bottega Veneta, Canon Japan, Calvin Klein, Escada, Versace, and Maybelline.  There's more.  Turlington is an author.  She penned Living Yoga: Living a Life of Practice, published in 2002 by Hyperion. 

The 2009 New York Couture Show, hosted by legendary party girls, Frenchy from VH1's Rock of Love and Contessa Stuto, was held on Saturday, September 12th at Webster Hall for a trendy 19 and over crowd.  It was entertaining, playful, colorful and full of energy!  The doors opened at 9pm to a one hour open bar and the fun-filled fashion show started 2 hours later.  The first 100 guests were treated to gift bags!  Check out the gallery of photos and visit: