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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Maserati of Baltimore THANKS the Baltimore Sun for attending the August 16, 2008 Drive 2 Thrive Raising money for Baltimore Area Literacy Programs and Invites Everyone Back for MASERATI OF BALTIMORE RALLY FOR THE TROOPS on September 6, 2008 to benefit the USO Metro

CLICK HERE TO SEE PHOTOS FROM THE AUGUST 16, 2008 “DRIVE 2 THRIVE” EVENT AT MASERATI OF BALTIMORE

Read up, everyone, and make sure your subscription to the Baltimore Sun is updated. They are passing word about the community vibe being created for guests by General Manager Jack Davis at Maserati of Baltimore. We’re positive that once the word gets out about community events our exotic car guy and gal friends are participating in, the word on the street passed by our media friends will help inspire more of the car loving crowd to come along and join the fun.

Fashion Divas

Fashion Divas

Special thanks to Sloane Brown for the awesome write up. We’re glad to have had you there with us enjoying the http://www.drive2thrive.org fun. We hope to see you on Saturday September 6, 2008 for our MASERATI OF BALTIMORE RALLY FOR THE TROOPS USO Metro fundraising festival between 9am and 7pm, rain or shine.

Many of those same gorgeous models from Reign Model Management will be on hand that day to pose for professional photographs and will be out and about, mingling with guests. We’ll also have that same great DJ Chris Willis “DJ Droopy” from Lions Den Sound working with us who helped put on the fashion show (all thanks to the lovely Ms. Saran Faucett of Reign Model Management), making sure the pulse of the day soothes a world beat afternoon soul and a cocktail hour Italian Classic loving crowd.

Keep visiting right here for more information about upcoming events in the Mid-Atlantic region for car lovers. To reach Jack or Kae Davis directly with any questions about reservations or sponsorships, email mobexotics@gmail.com and they will be sure to get back to you within 48 hours to help you out.

News from the Automotive Industry, often focused on the Maserati segment.
Name: Maserati of Baltimore helps Children’s Literacy Programs
Created by: Susan Natan
Published: 8/25/2008 12:03:27 PM
Publication: Baltimore Sun
Author: Sloane Brown
One of the hottest spots in Baltimore last weekend was a car dealership, as a couple hundred glammed-up guests nibbled on hors d’oeuvres and sipped cocktails while surrounded by exotic cars at Maserati of Baltimore. Casino games inside and a cigar lounge outside added to the evening’s pleasures. It all led up to a high-end, high-energy fashion show featuring collections from several area designers. And that was inside the dealership’s garage. A very clean garage, we should add.The evening’s high point came after all but one of the outfits had been shown, when… guest of honor, Baltimore native and ” Project Runway” winner Christian Siriano,and the night’s one live auction item – a black chiffon cocktail dress he designed for the occasion. The lucky winner? Siriano himself, who bought the dress for $1,300 and then donated the entire amount to the evening’s beneficiaries: children’s literacy programs.

“I know it’s for Maryland literacy programs, which [are] dear to my heart because my mom’s been a reading teacher for, like, 40 years,” he said.

“Fierce,” said Baltimore Business Journal account executive Shawn Hyatt.

“My favorite part was, obviously, Christian. But the whole event was really well done,” said Harford County attorney Sarah Perry. She and friend Rhonda Miller, research coordinator at Wilmer Eye Institute at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, put on a pretty good show themselves in sleek cocktail dresses and elaborate necklaces.

“This is my first runway show ever. I couldn’t believe the models,” said John Lannon, PSA Financial insurance broker.

“I don’t go to too many fashion shows. I’m in construction, but … there were a number of dresses I really did enjoy,” said event honoree Ken Banks.

Long after the fashion show had ended, the garage remained crowded. A throng surrounded Siriano, each wanting a moment with him. So, how was all that adulation fitting the young design star?

“I love it. … Who doesn’t love being adored?” he said, as he posed for photos with fans.

CLICK HERE TO SEE RUNWAY SHOW PICTURES AND GUESTS COURTESY OF REIGN MODEL MANAGEMENT PHOTOGRAPHERS AND FRIENDS

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Who WAS that Hot New MENSWEAR Designer at Drive 2 Thrive that Impressed the Maserati of Baltimore Clients So Much? Mi Chiamo Eka

Fashion we love, but fashion writing? We’re afraid we are going to have to keep it on track writing about racing, charity benefits, and the hottest new cars. That’s led us to a writing quandry–

With so many people clamoring on and on about the menswear “Mi Chiamo Eka” displayed at the August 16th, 2008 “Drive 2 Thrive” benefit here at Maserati of Baltimore, we wanted to do a special write up about the promising new designer star, Ebong. One great fashion site beat us to the punch, however, and we were so impressed with how well it was written, we wanted to give them credit right here at http://www.mobexotics.com and pass the article along.

This one is for all our clients who are beginning to savvy up and regularly read our blog to learn about the next hot new Luxury Lifestyle items in the DC and Baltimore, Maryland regions.

Read on about Mi Chiamo Eka as interviewed by the Glamazon Diaries–a site devotedly reaching out to fashionistas in the Baltimore Washington “Washingtonian” fashion scene… and special thanks to Saran from Reign Model Management for bringing this incredible designer’s information and work and keeping us in the loop with press related to Maserati of Baltimore coming along.

Mi Chiamo Eka Launches in the Nation’s Capital

From K Street to Baltimore, the buzz about Ebong Eka’s new pret-a-porter line of men’s suits and separates has the Beltway in a frenzy. Ebong, who made Washingtonian magazine’s Best Dressed list in 2007, recently launched his clothing line, Mi Chiamo Eka (Italian for “My name is Eka”) on August 5th at the DC hotspot, K Street Lounge. Ebong, philanthropist turned designer’s star-studded launch party brought Washington socialites out for a night of fashion, charity and cocktails. The buzz about Mi Chiamo Eka is not all fluff. In just ten days, Ebong has previewed his collection at three different shows and events and has received media accolades from the Washington Post, DC Style Magazine and bloggers around the Beltway. Sasha Horne, guest writer for The Glamazon Diaries, sat down with Ebong Eka, the Renaissance man, to find out more about how and why he started Mi Chiamo Eka and what is in store for the future.
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By day he’s a CPA working 9-5 at a Northern Virginia firm. By night he’s a high-end menswear designer taking Washington by storm.

From the Washington Post and Washingtonian Magazine to DC Style Magazine and Capitol File, Ebong Eka and his pret-a-porter line, Mi Chiamo Eka, has been featured across the beltway.

“I’ve been into fashion my entire life,” said Eka who was born & raised in Toronto, Canada to Nigerian parents.

“Clothing says a lot about you,” Eka explained. “This is why you wear your best suit to an interview. I learned at a very young age that most communication is nonverbal, so to take control of the perception others had of me, I spent time focusing on my look, being consistent and building a personal brand.”

Eka, who moved to Europe in his early twenties to play professional basketball, sites his time abroad as inspiration for many of his designs.

“At 24, right out of college, I moved to England and it was an incredible experience because it gave me the opportunity to learn about other cultures and fashions,” said Eka.

In 2005, frustrated with the lack of fashionable clothing to fit his 6’5 frame, Eka began sketching designs and creating his own suits in a style he described as European inspired.

After several years of receiving compliments and inquiries on where he purchased his custom made clothing, a friend introduced Eka to a tailor. The sketches on the pad and the suits in Eka’s closet came to fruition, and Mi Chiamo Eka was born.

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Eka’s clothing line hit the ground running with the AW08 debut at K Street Lounge early this month. The much buzzed about fashion show featured some of Washington’s most eligible bachelor’s walking the runway in Eka’s signature designs.

Eka’s love of fashion coupled with his belief in sharing success and giving back to the community was evident at the swanky affair. Eka donated a portion of the event proceeds to The Hoop Dreams Scholarship Fund which has helped send more than 900 D.C. public high school students to college.

“The Hoop Dreams Scholarship Fund was founded 13 years ago as a way to provide resources for disadvantaged students in Washington,” said Eka. “I’ve volunteered in a variety of ways in the past and their mission is very important, so I found it fitting to take this opportunity to raise money and awareness for the organization.”

Although the initial launch is over, post-launch, Eka’s phone just hasn’t stopped ringing.

The long days and sleepless nights that Eka described leading up to the launch can be thought of as only a small dose of what lies ahead in his future.

“After the launch, I began receiving calls from people inviting me to participate in their shows,” Eka said.

Mi Chiamo Eka was featured in the Washington Area Concierge Association fashion show and most recently, [helped Saran Fossett of Reign Model Management debut his suits at Maserati of Baltimore’s Drive 2 Thrive Event held last weekend honoring Project Runway’s Christian Siriano].

So as Mi Chiamo Eka continues to put DC on the fashion map, Eka’s innovative concept of allowing the consumer to be a part of the garment making process is just the beginning.

When asked what’s next for the brand, Eka says he is currently working to make his designs available globally by introducing online shopping as well as the launch of a Spring 09 collection.

“I am involved in the process every step of the way, from the design to reviewing fabric samples and textures,” said Eka. “I pay attention to details, and my goal is to take standard or conservative clothes and make them more versatile.”

With custom designed menswear, and a business model that focuses on the consumer first, Ebong Eka poses the following question to prospective clients, “What do you want your image to say about you?”

For more information: info@michiamoeka.com, www.michiamoeka.com

Monday, August 18, 2008

Christian Siriano at Maserati of Baltimore: Pictures from Drive 2 Thrive are beginning to Arrive… and MOBEXOTICS puts out a call for photos to add to FLICKR

CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE MOBEXOTICS FLICKR PHOTO BLOG TO SEE PICTURES OF CHRISTIAN SIRIANO AND THE FASHION EVENT OF THE SEASON “DRIVE 2 THRIVE” AT MASERATI OF BALTIMORE

Calling all camera lovers and fashionistas. Maserati of Baltimore invites photo submissions to thank Christian Siriano for coming home to Baltimore to help raise funds for Literacy and our area’s children.

Christian Siriano at Maserati of Baltimore for Drive 2 Thrive picture compliments of Bianca Williams of Echelon Life

Christian Siriano at Maserati of Baltimore for Drive 2 Thrive pictures compliments of Bianca Williams of Echelon Life

Ladies and gentlemen, time is of the essence and the Drive 2 Thrive Christian Siriano Maserati event photos are beginning to arrive. With a few days to rest and recover, we are anxiously awaiting to see what each persons “take” on the event was… with everyone’s cameras flashing, we want to see this event through the lenses of the public you.

Here’s the deal. Think of our request as your opportunity to sign a big thank you note.

We have the event setup photos posted and have all the photos back and posted that were returned to us from Echelon Life to date. Now, it’s up to the photographers and press to send us back any pictures they have of the event. Amateur and professional photographers are welcome to contribute their items. Send one or two photographs, send a hundred. It’s all up to you.

Did we say YOU? Yes–Help us tell Christian THANK YOU!

If your camera holds a few glamorous clear, artistic, or special friend photos of the “Drive 2 Thrive” nights events, please submit them to Jack & Kae Davis at mobexotics@gmail.com. Please indicate the names of guests, designers, vendors, or models if known. Include your name, website, email, press resource, or photography company represented so Maserati of Baltimore can give appropriate credit and trackback links so viewers who love your photos or photography skills can get back with you.

Don’t be bashful! Submit your own pictures and stand up as a friend of the MOB EXOTICS staff and crew. If you are feeling clever, write a few sentences, a paragraph, or a little story to go with each photo–and sign your electronic signature so we can give credit. Tell us how you found our event and if you love our cars, which one is the ultimate fashion accessory. It’s your chance to say hello to Maserati of Balitmore and let Christian Siriano know how much you love his designs.

Maserati of Baltimore wants to give back to… the Greater Baltimore Washington DC region and the International Car Guy World.

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"Cigar in the Bottle" won the hearts of Baltimore Luxury Product Aficionados

We are here for the community as a whole–and appreciate being able to give back to Baltimore for all the love they have shown our dealership and all the great things these charity benefits and fund raiser drives are able to do. It’s not exactly a contest, but we’ll leave it open to the web to decide which are the most popular photos, how many have been declared a favorite, and we’ll post the results right here next month after we’ve had a chance to review.

Photographs of the Photographer? A novel idea... meet our new friend Matthew D'Agostino. Thanks, Matt!

Photographs of the Photographer?

INSPIRED GENTLEMENS COUTURE DESIGNED FOR AN ITALIAN EXOTIC CAR RIDE

INSPIRED GENTLEMENS COUTURE DESIGNED FOR ITALIAN EXOTIC DRIVES WERE PRESENTED AT MOB EXOTICS BY MI CHIAMO EKA AND EBONG

Vendors–send in your logos and website links (we’re putting them up as a thank you). Volunteers–include your favorite fan photography picture of you and one of our exotic cars (becuase we could not have done all this work without you).

Models who were in the show are welcome to include their name, contact information or modeling agency representative, and favorite offsite portfolio shot, too. We meant it when we said we’d be sure to give all the credit for the car show’s tremendous success to the most elegant of Baltimore’s Youth.

Sincerely, we could not have done it without everyone. THANK YOU.

Bottom line, we (Maserati of Baltimore) were so appreciative of how hard everyone worked to make this special night such an astounding success, we want to be sure to follow though by giving some equally favorable kind words and public opportunity for friendly professional recognition back to you.

Thank you, everyone, for not only enjoying an evening filled with the sparkle and roar of Ferrari, Maserati, and Lamborghini in Baltimore while hanging out with our local stars, but for dazzling us by creating such beautiful scenery of a glam scene with our exotic cars.

Models from Reign Model Management Mingling with Guests Posed for Photos After the Show

Models from Reign Model Management Mingling with Guests Posed for Photos After the Show

Don’t forget to add mobexotics as a friend at Flickr (the photo gallery project maintained and administered by Yahoo). As a new company here in Maryland, we are just getting our proverbial feet wet in the Chesapeake Bay and Mid-Atlantic professional and family-oriented region, so it’s always nice to make new friends and get to see a friendly local face or two.

CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT YOUR PICS FASHIONISTA AND DIVA PICTURES FROM “DRIVE 2 THRIVE” TO JACK AND KAE DAVIS VIA MOBEXOTICS@GMAIL.COM

Kindest regards and keep checking back regularly. We post new information all the time and try to keep the photoblog up in a time that is both expedient and on track with the pace of the fast moving Internet “technology-meets-event-press” need to know NOW moods. We understand. We’re like that. We’re like you. Take this as your chance to say hello or to send a public smile and thank you to Christian for inspiring our little York Road (Lutherville Timonium) corner of the fashion world. Hurry up and send your photos in to us to show–what’s YOUR favorite fashion gala view?

SEE YOU SOON!

Jack and Kae Davis

FULL THROTTLE FASHION AT MASERATI OF BALTIMORE

FULL THROTTLE FASHION AT MASERATI OF BALTIMORE

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