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Is That a Giant Bra Outside of Dallas City Hall?

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Co-creator Leslie Ezelle with "You Can't Strap a Good Woman Down"

Is That a Giant Bra Outside of Dallas City Hall?

It’s fixin’ to be, as we say here in Texas. Because You Can’t Strap a Good Woman Down — and Dallas now has the Big D cups to prove it. Here’s the story, as told on September 19, 2011, by Leslie Minora at blogs.dallasobserver.com:

It’s not often you see an undergarment fashioned out of recycled twisted metal into a beautiful sculpture that’s sturdy enough for children to climb on like monkey bars. But if you happened to be in Dallas’ West Village on Saturday afternoon, in the plaza between Mi Cocina and Magnolia Theatre, you would have seen a pink-laden celebration with the huge (13 by 14 feet, to be exact) metal brassiere as the centerpiece.

The unveiling of the bra, by local sculptor George Tobolowsky and former Cowboys cheerleader, HGTV Design Star contestant, and breast cancer survivor Leslie Ezelle, drew attention to the Dallas County affiliate of the Susan G. Komen foundation.

“This is all about breast cancer, and destruction, and the rebuilding back,” Tobolowsky said of the bra with the pointy “Madonna look”.

“He let me work on it,” added Ezelle (pictured here with the giant bra), who drew a sketch that inspired the sculpture. The initial drawing had the bra standing vertically — but, said Tobolowsky, “A 2,000-pound bra…needs to be on the ground.”

Did he ever imagine himself fashioning a giant bra from recycled metal? “Maybe when I was younger, but not at my age,” the artist said. Ezelle hopes they can build a platform for the bra that reads, “You Can’t Strap a Good Woman Down.”

“I don’t do pink; I don’t do breast cancer,” said Ezelle. The cancer survivor and interior designer said she would like to have her own reality show, “the real modern family,” she said, referencing life with her partner, four children, plenty of pets, and a massive renovation of their home. The premise would be something like “living through construction and not killing your partner,” she said. It would showcase her penchant for interior design in the midst of her busy life.

The cast of upcoming reality show The A List: Dallas showed up and mingled at the event. They even joined many more in the crowd as they wrote messages on pink bras and threw them onto a nearby tree, uniquely adorning it as nearby diners watched.

On October 3, the bra will be relocated to City Hall, where the mayor and city staff will have the same view currently enjoyed by Mi Cocina patrons and West Village passersby.

Breeze Comfort Bras Donated

Breeze Comfort

Bling my Bra 2011 would like to say a huge thank you to Breeze Comfort, an amazing intimate apparel brand who has introduced amazing bras with Ventipad, which is a revolutionary invention in bra pad technology created for the ultimate breathabilty.

 

 

 

Breeze Comfort Bra

 

Breeze Comfort donated two of their amazing bras and each are blinged to perfection!  They will be up for Auction on October 1, 2011 at our eBay Store.

 

The Women from Pistol & Stamen, which is the PR firm representing Breeze Comfort, put together this amazing video showing the  work on the bras – enjoy!

 

Breeze Comfort Bras

 

 

 

Knox Indiana Women Bling their Bras!

We are so excited and blessed to have Janice Davis from Knox, Indiana joining us in our Bling My Bra Campaign this year. Janice has organized the women in her small town and they have already blinged 37 bras!!!!

Check out the great local Television Station coverage of their first event! Thank you, Janice and friends!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First Bra Arrives!

Check out the very first arrival for our Bling My Bra 2011 Fundraising Campaign!

 

 

Bring your friends to bid on eBay starting October 1, 2011~

Pistol & Stamen Step Up for Bling My Bra 2011

Pistol & Stamen We are So Excited to announce a brand new contributor to Bling My Bra 2011. Pistol & Stamen is a multi-faceted, full-service, strategic marketing and brand management agency, with national and international reach spanning not only New York and Los Angeles, but Miami, San Francisco, Chicago, London, Paris, Tokyo, and beyond.

Pistol & Stamen specializes in High Profile fashion, beauty, health, fitness, entertainment and lifestyle brands. They also focus on Celebrity Branding by aligning their clients with key celebrities, stylists, and key media personalities. We are so very honored to have them as contributors to our 2011 Bling My Bra campaign and eagerly await their TWO donated Art Bras which are on their way to Bling My Bra Headquarters South via FedEX. We’ll be sure to update y’all as soon as they arrive!

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

I’ll Fly Away is In the Mail!

I'll Fly Away Bra

Isn’t it Just Gorgeous?  And it is the first Bra that is “In The Mail” already for our 2011 Campaign!

 

I’ll Fly Away is a confection of butterflies and pastel colors designed and crafted by Rhoda Marchica in Memory Of Marie Rambo, a dear friend of Rhoda’s Mother who lost her battle with Breast Cancer recently.

You can find Rhoda on eBay as rho210 – please stop by and thank her for her creativity and compassion!

 

Our first 2011 Bling My Bra Press Release!

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Advisory Board Named For Bling My Bra 2011: 3rd Annual Breast Cancer EBay Charity Auction Gearing Up

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195 CHARACTERS: Bling My Bra has announced the members named to the Advisory Board for Bling My Bra 2011, the third annual breast cancer charity auction featuring handcrafted art bras on eBay throughout October.

All proceeds benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure through eBay Giving Works.

Bling My Bra has announced the members named to the new Advisory Board for Bling My Bra 2011, the third annual breast cancer charity auction featuring handcrafted art bras on eBay throughout October in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Bling My Bra has announced the members named to the new Advisory Board for Bling My Bra 2011, the third annual breast cancer charity auction featuring handcrafted art bras on eBay throughout October in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. All proceeds benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure through eBay Giving Works. For more information, go to blingmybra.com. Find Bling My Bra on Facebook at facebook.com/blingmybra. Follow @BlingMyBra on Twitter, hash tag #blingmybra.

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Bling My Bra has announced the names of those accepting seats on the newly created Advisory Board for Bling My Bra 2011 in preparation for this year’s fundraising campaign. 2011 marks Bling My Bra’s third annual eBay charity auction, featuring one-of-a-kind handcrafted art bras auctioned on eBay throughout October in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. All proceeds benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the global leader in breast cancer awareness and reasearch, through eBay Giving Works.

An all-volunteer endeavor, Bling My Bra was founded in 2009  by eBay seller Beth Cherkowsky (depressionglasswarehouse), who believed in the power of a small group of women working together to make a difference. Nearly $3,000 was raised that first year by a dedicated cadre of eBay sellers who donated blinged bras they created themselves.

In 2010, Bling My Bra grew to include bras blinged by corporations and celebrities as well as by individuals working on their own or as part of a Bling My Bra party. Custom bra artists were enlisted to create bras on behalf of those who simply wished to contribute a theme or idea, while eBay, Inc. came on board with a Bling My Bra employee contest that awarded an iPad to the eBay employee who blinged the highest-selling bra. Auction proceeds more than doubled, with over $6,000 donated to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

This year’s Advisory Board includes Bling My Bra founder, Beth Cherkowsky; Danna Crawford, founder/CEO of PowerSellingMom, Inc. a Top-rated Seller on eBay and recipient of the Golden Ribbon Award from eBay Giving Works; Eric Gazin, founder/CEO of Auction Cause, the premiere cause marketing auction management company; Lee Mirabal, CEO of Voicemarketing, Inc., co-host of eBay Radio, and a breast cancer survivor; platinum eBay PowerSeller, ecommerce expert, and blogger John “ColderIce” Lawson.; Joyce Banbury, longtime eBay seller, eBay Education Specialist and Certified Business Consultant, and organizer of the Kansas Jubilee: eBay to Ecommerce; and ecommerce authority and Yahoo! Stores expert Shawna Fennell.

Bling My Bra parties are in the works nationwide, with eBay, Inc. again sponsoring an in-house employee competition. Bra artists stand ready to unleash their talents and skills for the benefit of breast cancer awareness and research. With a requested bra submission deadline of September 15 for eBay auctions beginning October 1 and continuing daily throughout Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Bling My Bra’s Board of Directors is now actively recruiting additional contributors and participants.

For more information about Bling My Bra 2011, go to BlingMyBra.com. Find Bling My Bra on Facebook at facebook.com/blingmybra. Follow @BlingMyBra on Twitter, hash tag #blingmybra.

Taking place on eBay throughout the month of October in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month,  Bling My Bra is an annual breast cancer charity auction featuring one-of-a-kind handcrafted themed art bras created by individuals, companies, and celebrities. EBay Seller ID is BlingMyBra, keyword search “bling my bra”. All proceeds benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the global leader in breast cancer awareness and research, through eBay Giving Works.

CONTACT INFO
Betsie Bolger
Media Relations, Bling My Bra
mediarelations@blingmybra.com

BMB COMPANY PROFILE
Bling My Bra is an annual eBay Giving Works charity auction that takes place throughout the month of October in recognition of  Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Auctions of handcrafted themed art bras benefit Susan G Komen For the Cure.