Monday, November 25, 2013

Russian Standard Vodka Names Fashion Entrepreneur Amanda Curtis Winner of Incredible Pursuits Contest

Amanda Curtis
Russian Standard Vodka announces Amanda Curtis as the winner of the inaugural ‘Incredible Pursuits’ competition. Amanda is the CEO and Co-Founder of 19th Amendment, a fashion site poised to change the fashion landscape by offering emerging talent an easy & innovative way to bring their visions to life.

The nationwide search was designed to reward individuals exemplifying an un-wavering desire to provide the highest level of excellence, in their respective fields, no matter what the challenges or the costs may be. Enterprising talent entered the contest with the hope of furthering their business endeavors via prizes including a $10,000 financial reward and personal mentoring sessions with industry leaders.  The winner will also be featured in regional magazines and will be celebrated at an exclusive party in Miami on Dec. 11.

19th Amendment, is a fashion site with an interactive crowdfunding portfolio tool for designers to showcase, receive feedback on, and sell their designs directly to consumers. Prior to starting 19th Amendment, Curtis worked as a designer for many notable fashion houses and as a celebrity stylist.  Curtis’ true passion, however, is advancing the fashion industry as a whole, by injecting it with technological innovation.  It is her dedication to fulfilling this dream that will turn countless hopefuls into working fashion designers.  Russian Standard Vodka is helping Curtis reach her goal of launching the careers of 730 designers and increasing U.S. fashion manufacturing in the next year. 

The top five finalists of the Incredible Pursuitscompetition also include: Melissa Pam Rodriguez, a swimwear designer from Miami, Florida; Thuan Ho, a California based videogame developer, Arber Ruci from New York, who developed a global campus communication platform, and Angela Giovine from Philadelphia who launched a highly localized digital media group.  

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