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Shopping Event Showcases Brazen Art, Avant-Garde Fashion & Design at the Houston Street Center!

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NEW YORK, NY April 20, 2013 — On Saturday, April 13th, 2013, the LADIES LOVE PROJECT presents it’s sixth POP-UP SHOP at Houston Street Center from 12pm – 8pm.

Taking place in the superfresh outdoor space of the infamous Houston Street Center – at the apex of LES museums, storefronts, schools and busy sidewalks – get ready to shed those winter layers and come out to enjoy the sunshine at LLP’s spring art market. We promise it’s where you’ll want to be to enjoy, taste, buy and try the dopest 2013 items from your fav (or soon-to-be-fav) artists from all over the planet!

The LLP PROJECT, a brainchild of renowned street artist TOOFLY, sound sensation Patty Dukes & Rephstar of the Circa 95’ duo and creative non-profit aficionado A.Mari, highlights some of NYC’s most creative underground artists and designers.  Our one-day-only pop-up event style truly boasts an intimate, yet extraordinary colorful market shopping experience – designed to familiarize consumers, media and tastemakers with artists currently celebrating prominence.

LLP is ecstatic that this spring’s outdoor shop will be poppin’ with vibrant stylings from Junkprints, Vanilla Medallions, live nail art by Lady Fancy Nails, and a host of others! All artists will be exhibiting funky, limited edition, handcrafted pieces just in time for the warm weather season!

To satisfy all taste buds, cupcake treats will be served by Jenny Kinns Cupcakes, savory plates will cater hot & spicy food fans while sweet ice cream flavors will also be ready for you to scoop to keep cool all day long!

Music across all genres will be handled by Circa ’95’s RephStar, and DJ Polarity. A live broadcast of the event will be streamed at and includes performance showcase by Circa 95, while Samantha Morales will be on deck with Photobooth event photography.

Our LLP spring event venue, Houston Street Center, is a community arts and culture event space, located at 273 Bowery, plays host to the eclectic mix of talent. LLP is honored to be partnering with this NYC cultural cornerstone, as the shop prides itself in exposing both new and established artists who are traditionally under-represented in the cities big chain stores, galleries and museums. Art on canvas, handmade goods, jewelry, t-shirts, graffiti, live music—you name it— the LADIES LOVE PROJECT SPRING POP-UP SHOP doesn’t get any more New York than this!

“Having the LADIES LOVE PROJECT POP-UP SHOP in the heart of the lower east side is a perfect fit,” says Patty Dukes and Rephstar of Circa 95’. “All of the vendors have styles that honor old New York, yet each demonstrates a unique progression with great, must-have niche items.”

“It’s going to be an energetic art-ery, a bustling bodega under the sun for us this spring — the busy streets around the venue will surely make for a block party atmosphere for attendees of all ages, every shop vendor and our team!”    – A.Mari

About A Ladies Love Project:

The Ladies Love Project is a collaboration between artists Toofly ( PattyDukes & Rephstar ( and A.Mari of ( Aiming to create inspiring environments for women artists where they can celebrate their creative styles in Art, Fashion and Music. Ladies Love Project introduces a model for all women who pay homage to market life around the globe as a staple of community building, and entrepreneurship. Ladies Love Project thrives on spreading a positive and empowering message to the community, reaching young women who are inspired by them.


Maria Castillo a.k.a. TOOFLY is an NYC artist, community builder, and entrepreneur. Recognized in the early 90’s for her hard and fluid character style, she gained popularity as one of the few females excelling beyond her peers in the male-dominated graffiti scene. In 2007 she co-founded the international female arts collective, YOUNITY. TOOFLY now runs her successful independent design company, STAY TRU, as she consults, designs, and develops a variety of projects and workshops. Her work has exhibited at many venues such as the Bronx Museum of Art, and can be found on public walls internationally. TOOFLY is featured across media outlets like Graffiti Women, Juxtapoz, Latination TV and Latina Magazine.

About Patty Dukes & Rephstar (Circa95):

Patty Dukes and Rephstar are Co-Founders of Circa ’95,a Hip-Hop music and media group that curates a daily blog, hosts an original web series and features ground-breaking international urban artists. Rhyming seamlessly through English and Spanish, Patty Dukes & Rephstar perform all over the U.S. and have graced the stage with artists like Krs-One, Pitbull, Nina Sky and Mala Rodriguez. HBO Latino is currently featuring them in a show called “RoadTrip: NYC” and “Habla Ya”. They are currently hard at work on their untitled debut EP.

About A.Mari:

Allison Maritza, a hospital research director in NYC and arts advocate/planner/curator and creative soul, is Co-President of FOKUS. – a non-profit arts organization based in NYC and Ann Arbor, MI. ” I believe there is passion in all that we do, who we are, and where we are coming from and going. For me, art is life; art is a global sanctuary for all of us to learn, share and grow with one another.”


Date: Saturday, April 13th, 2013 ( Rain Date Sunday, April 14th )
Location:  Houston Street Center
273 Bowery, New York , NY
2 trains to 2nd Ave or Delancey



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