ML - Michigan Avenue

2013 - Issue 8 - December

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ADVE RT IS EMENT CELEBRATING THE PURSUIT OF A HIGHER STANDARD RUSSIAN STANDARD® VODKA set out to find innovators and entrepreneurs on a pursuit to do something incredible, individuals who exhibit passion and relentless dedication to achieving a higher standard – the same qualities that have made Russian Standard the World's #1 Premium Russian Vodka. Men and women from an array of disciplines entered the Incredible Pursuits program for a chance to have their pursuit fueled and celebrated by Russian Standard Vodka. We introduce the winner, Amanda Curtis and her incredible story. CELEBRATING AN INCREDIBLE PURSUIT AMANDA CURTIS, ceo and cofounder of 19th amendment boston, ma Amanda is the CEO and cofounder of, a fashion crowdfunding, portfolio site that allows up-and-coming fashion designers to showcase their work, get constructive feedback, and sell their designs directly to the people who support their vision. 19th Amendment also helps designers manufacture in the United States. Amanda is part tech, part marketing, and all fashion. Before 19th Amendment, she worked as a fashion designer for notable houses, watched her work go down the runway at Lincoln Center, and dressed celebrities. Her true passion is creating innovation through technology that will have a positive impact on the fashion industry and turn countless hopefuls into working fashion designers. " Winning this competition reinforces my belief that passion and dedication to a craft are key ingredients in delivering something that is truly incredible. Russian Standard Vodka shares this philosophy and is helping me to bring my incredible pursuit to life, states Curtis. " AN INCREDIBLE PRIZE! As the winner, Amanda will receive tools to further her endeavor — $10,000 to fuel her passion, one-on-one mentoring sessions with industry leaders to help guide the success of her idea, and a trip to Miami for an exclusive celebration in honor of her incredible pursuit. Learn more about Amanda and see all of the contest finalists at Photographer: Eric Levin, www., Stylist: Alison Barnard, Clothes Provided by: Twilight Boutique Hair and Makeup: Salon Mario Russo, Makeup: Tavi de la Rosa, Hair: Leah Sugrue Russian Standard.indd 1 49154-L.indd 1 10/29/13 11:39 PM 10/29/13 3:44 AM

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