The BQE Design Expo is here!
by Holly Wilensky
Nov 10, 2010 | 18954 views | 0 0 comments | 807 807 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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It’s important to keep our wits about us these last weeks before gift-giving season begins. While the pressure’s on with ads, extended holiday hours and sales galore, keep in mind that it’s possible to cross everyone off your list and still end up with some funds left over for the New Year. While to some this may seem like too much brain power to spare, please note that the BQE Design Expo is coming to Queens Village this Saturday, November 13th.

This event will be the first of its kind to hit Queens! As the local designer scene grows, people are starting their own creative businesses to earn extra income. The BQE Design Expo is sponsored by Windows of Opportunity & Shortstack Modeling, The Dress Recycler and BQE Media. Start your holiday shopping early!

The BQE Design Expo will take place from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Holliswoods Community Church, 215-16 82nd Avenue, Queens Village. Admission is free! Please visit for more details.

Here are just A FEW of the designers that will be featured at this weekend’s BQE Design Expo!

Beautiful Art Masks ( carries a beautiful collection of fashion, masquerade and Venetian style masks. Inspired by colors and costumes from the designer’s worldly travels, Beautiful Art Masks also carries a wide array of feathers and fans. Beautiful Art Masks can assist you with props for your fashion show or masquerade party. Consult the mask expert when a little sophistication and mystery is needed to kick your party up a notch.

Himane ( features a collection of UPCYCLED clothes and accessories from leftover fabric remnants and broken umbrellas! This designer is a true example of how to make the most out of unwanted fabric resources and turn them into something unique, classy and one of a kind! These resourceful practices have led this independent designer to bring her recycling techniques to the masses, giving seminars and private consultations on how to turn your old, unwanted items into something hip and fabulous.

Pirates of Brooklyn ( is a collaboration of street art photographs compiled and showcased in a variety of full-color books available for sale! A perfect holiday gift for someone who’s into the visual, abstract, or ‘street’ art scene. This designer has the creative eye to capture the heart of ‘street art’ and bring it together for the person who loves the streets of New York City.

Talented print designer Emily Estelle ( will be featuring her collection of handmade prints, buttons, beautiful sketchbooks, tote bags, crazy knit creatures and more, all made from recycled materials! This multi-talented designer doesn’t stick to one thing, as you will notice from her diverse collection of amazing gift items! Request a custom order or pick your favorite item and she will deliver a quality, original design that will last you for years to come.

Also on hand will be Gla.MAR.ous ( with a collection of versatile zipper headbands, a super gift idea for the fashionista on your list who already has every accessory under the sun. This designer is stocked in tons of boutiques in the tri-state area and will be at the expo to help you with all your accessory needs and to assist you in finding the perfect gift for any age.

Custom handbag designer Evelyn Duarte ( uses the most exquisite leather, suede and silk to create her classic bag for a style that never expires. Duarte’s designs all cater to the elite customer who desires a quality bag that will complement her regardless of age or style. Duarte’s products echo her motto, “Where quality is everything,” as you will see when you check out one of her original handbags. Contact her for hosting a party or a fun, themed girl’s night to treat your friends to a unique, exciting, pressure-free shopping experience!

Please stop by this Saturday, November 13th for this elite, first-of-its-kind local designer talent showcase! Get your holiday shopping done early and bring all your friends! We can’t wait to see you there!

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