Friday, September 2, 2011
Qi Supports the "It Gets Better Project"
ELLE, Rue La La, and Sundance Channel present the It Gets Better Lounge at the Empire Hotel during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. Fashion’s elite, celebrities, tastemakers and media are invited to stop by fashion week’s hotspot for hope and style on September 9th and 10th between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. to celebrate the project’s mission to help put an end to persistent bullying of LGBT youth. The lounge will offer guests the opportunity to record their own PSA onsite for the It Gets Better Project. The video will be featured on the It Gets Better website.
Guests will have the chance to enjoy interactive experiences during their journey to filming their message of hope for the It Gets Better Project. Onsite services include the John Barrett Salon featuring the new Braid Bar where you can choose from a menu of the latest braid styles. Be one of the first to experience, Advanced Home Active’s Brazilian Peel to give you younger looking skin instantly. Try the newest make-up trends with touch ups by Emmy Award winning make-up artist KJ Bennett using eco-friendly Royal and Langnickel brushes. Guests will be privy to exclusive offers from ESquared Hospitality the parent company of BLT restaurants. Immerse yourself in a luxurious Qi Cashmere throw while getting your eyebrows shaped by Lilibeth. Grab a breath of fresh air at Rue La La’s oxygen bar to decrease stress and increase your energy. Finally, make your way to the private video room where you can film your PSA for the It Gets Better Project.
Qi hopes to see you all there!
About the It Gets Better Project
Many young people face daily tormenting and bullying, leading them to feel like they have nowhere to turn. This is especially true for LGBT kids and teens, which often hide their sexuality for fear of bullying. Without other openly gay adults and mentors in their lives, they can't imagine what their future may hold. It Gets Better Project was created to show young LGBT people the levels of happiness, potential, and positivity their lives will reach –if they can just get through their teen years. It Gets Better Project wants to remind teenagers in the LGBT community that they are not alone —and it WILL get better.
The It Gets Better Project has turned into a worldwide movement, inspiring thousands of user-created videos and over 25 million views. To date, the project has received submissions from celebrities, organizations, activists, politicians and media personalities, including President Barack Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Rep. Nancy Pelosi, Adam Lambert, Anne Hathaway, Colin Farrell, Matthew Morrison of "Glee", Joe Jonas, Joel Madden, Ke$ha, Sarah Silverman, Tim Gunn, Ellen DeGeneres, Michael Kors, and many more.