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Donna Vinci Monthly Newsletter

February 2011 - Vol. 7, Issue 2

Top 8 colors for Spring & Summer 2011



Now that Couture & top designers have revealed their Spring & Summer 2011 collections, the top 8 colors for the season have been announced. Designers, such as ourselves, continue to satisfy consumers' need to escape everyday challenges with intriguing color that transport them to foreign lands. Citing exotic destinations like Africa, India, Peru and Turkey as inspiration for spring 2011.

Below, we introduce you to the top 8 colors and show you how our Spring & Summer 2011 Collections are right on target!!

The #1 most dominant color for the season is flirtatious Honeysuckle. A feel-good hue that brings a festive sense of playfulness to this season's palette. This vibrant pink, for both apparel and cosmetics, makes consumers feel alive and is a perfect post-winter pick-me-up.

Check it out in: Donnavinci - pg 13, 40, 51
Lisa Rene - pg 20
DVC Exclusive - pg 6
DONNA - pg 3

Pinkish tones in the same pallet:
Donnavinci - pg 3, 5, 6, 26, 29, 32, 44, 52, 60, 62
Lisa Rene - Cover, pg 3, 11
DONNA - pg 11, 13, Back Cover

Beeswax, a warm, honeyed yellow, conjures up feelings of faraway lands and locales.
Check it out in: Donnavinci - Cover

Regatta, a vibrant color that adds zest to any wardrobe.
Check it out in: Donnavinci -pg 17

Romantic, fanciful Lavender implies sensuality with its subtle hint of red undertone. Combine it with Beeswax or for a unique counterpoint.
Check it out in: Donnavinci - pg 50 & 57
Lisa Rene - pg 4
DONNA - pg 2 & 10

Alluring Blue Curacao evokes thoughts of tropical destinations and pays homage to the 2010 Color of the Year, Turquoise.
Check it out in: Donnavinci - pg 23 & 62
DVC Exclusive - pg 7

Trans-seasonal neutrals ground this season's palette and provide a stable backdrop for all the other colors. The so-called "nude hues" are represented in the range of ethereal Silver Peony to dramatically deep Russet.
Check them out in: DVC - Pg 3 & 17

Another dependable background color, Silver Cloud, is the quintessential neutral that consumers can rely on to coordinate with everything in their closet.
Check it out in: Donnavinci - Pg 4, 34
DONNA - Pg 7, 14, Back Cover

Origins of Black History Month

We, at Donnavinci, are proud to recognize and celebrate BLACK HISTORY MONTH. It is the annual celebration of achievements by black Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of African Americans in U.S. history.

Here is a more in-depth look at how BLACK HISTORY MONTH came to be:

The story of Black History Month begins in 1915, half a century after the Thirteenth Amendment (to abolished slavery in the United States). That September, the Harvard-trained historian Carter G. Woodson and the prominent minister Jesse E. Moorland founded an organization known today as the Association of Study of African American Life and History (ASALH), the group sponsored a national Negro History week in 1926, choosing the second week of February to coincide with the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass.

By the late 1960's, Negro History Week had evolved into Black History Month. In 1976, President Gerald R. Ford officially recognized Black History Month, calling upon the public to "seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history." Since then, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month.

Other countries around the world, including Canada and the United Kingdom, also devote October to celebrating Black History.

Valentine's Day in Vegas



Come to Las Vegas with your beloved to celebrate the day of Love AND attend the world famous WWD MAGIC Show.

We look forward in seeing you at our BOOTH #75145 to view our Spring & Summer 2011 Collections and receive a Valentine Rose from us! We are always delighted to meet & chat with you, our customers, in person.

WWD MAGIC - Las Vegas Convention Center, Feb.14 to 16.

Wishing you a Valentine's Day filled with LOVE!

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Please email your comments/suggestions to me at: comments@donnavinci.com

Be Blessed,

Danny Golshan, CEO
Brasseur Inc.