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Lipgloss & Lace:
ILS/Vegas Scavenger Hunt
Page 1

Cotton Prices Up
Page 1

FTA Negotiations Between EU & Japan to Start in April
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CURVENY
Page 2

Fab Foundations
Sweet and Sexy-
Shiri Zinn’s Cupcake Vibrators
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Videos: CurveNY Overview, Maison Lejaby, Ali Cudby of 
FabFoundations & FabFit Academy, Shirley of Hollywood, 
Lola Haze
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Esty Launches Fifth
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Lulu & Kath Presents Lingerie to Cultivate Your Curves
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EricaM Launches Hedon
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Ask the Gozooko Guys
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Ask Andy
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The Fifty Shades of Grey, Official Pleasure Collection, 
Now Available At Eldorado
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BedHead Pajamas'
Spring Launch Event
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The Addict Expose: In Memoriam: Velda Lauder
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Topco Premieres Latest Penthouse Pet Molds
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KEY by JOPEN Sponsors Perez Hilton's 35th Pajama Birthday 
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April 1, 2013                                        Issue # 334

 
     
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                              Intimate Apparel

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                              Ready-to-Wear
 
                            
   
     
           Free Video Clips 
      Offered at ILS
Specialty Trade Shows along with McPete Sez and Nandovision are once again sponsoring a video session at the upcoming International Lingerie Show and Las Vegas Halloween Show, April 8-10, 2013.
All exhibitors will have the option of having their models included in the free video shoot. Each model will be filmed for approximately 5 minutes to be converted to a short video clip, similar to Nandovision's very popular virtual catalogs. 
Each participating exhibitor will also be able to submit their logo to be included in their segment and can receive the final video compilation to be used on their website and social media platforms.

For more information on free video, please email heatherb@mcpetesez.com or nandoworld@yahoo.com or stop by the NandoVision Photo area during the show. 
For more information on Virtual Catalogs by Nandovision go to www.nandovision.com  

tialynad
  13/24 Watch Tia Lyn's NY Fashion Show with beautiful models of ALL SIZES!
 
Currency Reform Act
Pressure group the Fair Currency Coalition is urging the US House of Representatives to act quickly to support an act designed to stop the “illegal” under valuation of overseas currencies.
The bi-partisan measure, primarily designed to put a stop to China’s alleged under valuation of the renminbi, was introduced by four Congressmen last week.
The Currency Reform for Fair Trade Act is aimed at deterring foreign countries from “illegally” undervaluing their currencies by making prolonged under valuation actionable under US countervailing duty (CVD) law.
“The need for action on currency has never been more acute,” said the Coalition. “Every day of delay means more American jobs lost and more new American job creation denied.
“Illegally undervalued foreign currencies like China’s renminbi and Japan’s yen are unfair export subsidies and trade barriers that discourage new investment needed in America.
The Coalition highlighted the US bilateral current account deficit with China, which it said was US$333.4bn in 2012 and $2.6trn over the last decade.
Meanwhile, the trade deficit in goods with China was $315bn in 2012, up nearly $20bn on 2011, it said.
Passing the proposed legislation would send a “strong signal” to China’s new political leadership, the Coalition said, at a time when the value of the renminbi had risen by little more than 5% against the dollar in the last two years.


  Fashion Photo
   
 
Amy is wearing Bidal Tamallo
Photo by Jerome Hamilton of Studio Time Photography
If you would like more information about Fashion Photo or would like to be included in the McPete Sez Fashion Photo contact Jerome Hamilton at 
Studio Time Photography jerome@studiotime.us  

23/24
        FTA Between EU & 
    Thailand Proposed
The European Union (EU) textile and clothing industry is unsure whether it stands to benefit or to lose from a proposed free trade agreement (FTA) between EU and Thailand, for which negotiations were announced earlier this month.
"The Commission still needs to launch the public consultation to hear industry views," Luisa Santos, head of international trade at the European Apparel and Textile Confederation (Euratex) said.
She said the European textile and apparel industry will now assess the trade barriers it experiences on the Thai market to feed its wishes to European Commission negotiators.
Trade data provided by Euratex shows the trade balance favours Thailand, which last year (2012) exported to the EU textiles and clothing worth around EUR897m, down from 2011's EUR1bn. In exchange, the EU only exported to Thailand textile and clothing products valued at EUR215m in 2012 and EUR194.5m in 2011.
According to information provided by the European Commission's directorate general for trade, Thailand is the EU's third largest trading partner inside the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the EU is Thailand's third largest trading partner, after Japan and China.
Trade between the EU and Thailand in 2012 generated nearly EUR32bn in earnings for both sides, considering all products and services.


22/24
Lipgloss & Lace
                         by Mandie Mutchie
ILS/Vegas Scavenger Hunt,
           Part Two!
This season, I once again have a scheduling conflict that will make it impossible for me to attend ILS. I am so sad about this! Since I can't make it, I want to live vicariously through you all, and the best way to do it, I think, is to make a game of it! I hope to be there in September, but this will have to hold me over!

I am going to make an ILS (International Lingerie Show) Scavenger Hunt... And the funny thing is, most of the things on the list you might just be able to find on the strip since ILS takes place in Vegas! Take pictures of the following items & enter them on social media (directions below), and the person with the most points will get a Lipgloss & Lace prize!

One-Pointers:
- a lace garment - Lingerie as outerwear
- a leather garment - A garment made of feathers
- Stilettos with a heel of 5" or taller
- An item you HAVE TO HAVE
- Men's novelty underwear
- Fishnet stockings - Someone doing a shot at Voodoo
- Sequins - A lingerie-themed/bustier purse
- Your ILS Badge 
- A Picture of I-Bar
- A Picture outside at VooDoo

Two-Pointers:
- A garment with leather, lace, AND feathers!
- A body-painted model
- An eco-friendly toy
- Interesting pasties
- Something "50 Shades of Grey"-Inspired
- A clever way to practice safe sex
- A Lingerie booth you like 
- A costume booth you like

Three-Pointers:
- Something that makes you blush
- A vibrator disguised as something else
- Something brand new
- An example of a brand that re-defined itself
- A pin-up girl
- A Toy Booth you like 
- A Picture of a Sales Rep 

To enter your pictures, you can do it on Twitter and Instagram with the hashtag #ILSScavengerHunt. You can also post the pictures to your facebook page and tag "The McPeteSez Lingerie Newsletter" (www.facebook.com/McPeteSez). Otherwise, if you are not a social media person, you can email them to me at the address in my byline below! 

I can't wait to see your pictures! If there is anything I missed that you feel like I should see, feel free to send that along as well! I am so sad that I am going to miss all the fun, and seeing all my friends that I unfortunately only get to see twice a year (or this year, once!)! I am also so sad that I am going to miss out on all the goodies that I usually collect!

Have fun on my behalf, and do a shot at Voodoo for me! I will be living vicariously through you and watching on social media in the Midwest! 

Amanda Mutchie began her professional modeling career nearly ten years ago, and has appeared in many national and international publications, and commercials. Over the course of her modeling career, she worked with many acclaimed makeup artists, learning from them along the way. She eventually became a makeup artist herself and started FaceScape Artistry. Now she works with incredible photographers, models, brides, and other clients to create glamorous as well as natural makeup looks. She also channels her passion for fitness and nutrition and desire to help others into her work as a beachbody coach, and is pursuing her Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction. 
For more information on Mandie go to www.MandieM.comwww.facescapeartistry.com, email Mandie at mandelicious@gmail.com or follow her on Twitter @mandelicious.  Don't forget to "like" her pages on facebook, too!  www.facebook.com/MandieLM & www.facebook.com/FaceScapeArtistry  www.lipglossnlace.com 
*Photo by Rafal Krolik of Seville Media  


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                  Model: Jenny       
           Photo by  Isadora Bravo
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                     submissions*

EricaM Launches Hedon
Provocative, sophisticated and unparalleled… the world of legwear has been unmistakably revolutionized as Erica M. debuts its second legwear collection for Autumn Winter 2013.

Read the full article on page 3 

  KEY by JOPEN Sponsors Perez Hilton's 35th Pajama Birthday Party
VIP Celebrity Lounge Featured Latest from KEY

KEY by JOPEN, the cheeky new line of toys from JOPEN, the world’s leading luxury pleasure product company, was the pleasure toy sponsor for Perez Hilton’s Birthday Party. The celebrity-studded bash took place in Los Angeles, California, on Saturday, March 23rd at the El Rey Theatre.
Read the full article and view the pictures on page 5
 

            
4/6
Cotton Prices Up
Cotton prices edged up to an 11-month high at the end of last week, buoyed by recent forecasts suggesting that global cotton stocks will be lower than expected, with consumption exceeding production, and efforts ongoing to build Chinese cotton reserves.
International cotton prices for May 2013 delivery were trading at 92.5 cents a pound on the ICE Futures US exchange on March 15.
In its monthly economic letter, Cotton Incorporated notes that values for the May New York futures contract have been consistently above 86 cents/lb in recent trading.
In the first half of February, May futures traded between 82 and 85 cents/lb. From October through January, May futures traded between 72 and 78 cents/lb.
The last time prices were last higher than 90 cents was last April, with a low of 68.83 cents/lb seen in June.
In its March report, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) lifted its forecast for world consumption from 106.2m to 107.1m bales, led by higher mill-use figures for China, India and Bangladesh.
Production estimates were also raised, from 119.0m to 119.9m bales, led by higher harvests in China, Uzbekistan, Mexico and Turkmenistan.
The figure for 2012/13 ending stocks was revised slightly lower from 81.9m bales to 81.7m.
And upward revisions to Chinese production and import figures suggest the world's stocks will be more concentrated in China than previously estimated. The figure for 2012/13 Chinese ending stocks is 44.1m bales, which represents 54.0% of world stocks.
Cotton Incorporated also notes that preliminary estimates for supply and demand in the upcoming 2013/14 crop year, which were outlined at the USDA Outlook Forum in February, assume there will be a continuing concentration of the world's cotton supply in China. 
Lower cotton prices compared to alternative crops such as corn and soybeans also point to a 3.0% decrease in world production.
However, IMF projections for acceleration in world economic growth in 2013 and again in 2014, indicate world consumption could increase by 2.6%. 
Chinese mill-use, however, is seen falling by 4% due to high domestic prices - although this policy is expected to benefit other major spinning countries which can freely export yarn to China and may also capture market share for downstream orders for fabric and apparel. 
Despite a decrease in global production and an increase in global consumption, world cotton stocks are forecast to grow for the fourth consecutive crop year and rise another 7.9% in 2013/14 - with stocks increasing 16.3% in China. 
For the past two crop years, China has supported prices around the world as a major buyer of domestic and international cotton.
However, as Cotton Incorporated points out, China cannot accumulate supplies indefinitely and could eventually be expected to sell. The timing and aggressiveness of eventual sales from Chinese reserves should be expected to significantly impact prices, it adds.



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FTA Negotiations Between EU & Japan to Start in April
The European Union and Japan are set to start talks in an effort to negotiate a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA).
European and Japanese leaders, including European Commission president José Manuel Barroso, European Council president Herman van Rompuy and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, welcomed the start of the talks and expressed their commitment to their earliest possible conclusion.
According to the EU, the EPA/FTA will be “deep and comprehensive”, stimulating economic growth in Japan and the EU.
Covering political, global and sectoral co-operation, the agreement would provide a legal foundation for partnership, addressing a wide range of bilateral and global issues, the EU added.


 
Governor Tomblin Calls Polar Bear Plunge Club a "Special West Virginia
          Tradition"

Over 130 fearless and fun-loving souls, including local dignitaries and television personalities, braved the cold waters of Anthony Creek on Saturday, March 9 to raise awareness about child abuse as the 10th Annual Greenbrier Valley Polar Bear Plunge Club convened for its yearly meeting in the Monongahela National Forest.
Sunny skies brought out a crowd of about 1,300 who cheered on their favorite plungers - some who donned wacky costumes - as club members from seven states participated in the event, including Tennessee, North Carolina, Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky, Maryland and West Virginia.
The event raised over $17,300 and shattered all previous records for plunger participation, spectators and money raised.
Prior to plunging in the 36-degree water, a letter from West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin was presented to club President Christian M. Giggenbach by special representative Kimberly Gross. Gross later became a club member by plunging herself. 
Tomblin praised those involved with the event that serves as a benefit for the Child and Youth Advocacy Center of Lewisburg, a non-profit organization that counsels and interviews child abuse victims from Greenbrier, Monroe and Pocahontas counties.
"It's my privilege to recognize this celebration as a very special West Virginia tradition," Tomblin said. "Congratulations Greenbrier Valley Polar Bear Plunge Club on a job well done. Christian, your hard work and commitment is nothing short of extraordinary. I'm sure your mother Kay, would be honored to be associated with this event.Thank you for your amazing efforts."
Senator Ron Miller, of Greenbrier County, presented the club with a certificate of recognition from the State Senate. It was also signed by Senate President and Lieutenant Governor Jeffrey Kessler, Clerk of the Senate Joseph M. Minard, and Senator William Laird.
"The Greenbrier Valley Polar Bear Plunge Club is a shining example to all West Virginians of what can be accomplished with dedication, compassion and commitment," Miller told the club. 
Miller also presented the "Spirit of Polar Bear" award to George Piasecki, of Lewisburg. The award was a United States flag.
Giggenbach began plunging in Anthony Creek ten years ago to honor his late mother, Kay Sweet Giggenbach. In 2008, he asked the CYAC to become the fundraising arm for his club. His polar bear club now has about 200 members.
"I want to thank all of our sponsors, the National Forest Service, the CYAC and our club members and all the individuals from the community who gave donations for this year's plunge," Giggenbach said. "We promise to work even harder to raise funds to end child abuse in our community. You won't believe what I have planned for next year's plunge. It's going to be big."
Each year, club members ask citizens to sponsor them plunging into the water. This year's top fundraisers were: Steve Gottshall, of Caldwell ($600); Mary Cannon, of Athens, Tenneessee ($600); Lewisburg Mayor John Manchester ($575); and Adam Criddle, of Lewisburg ($520).
Major sponsors for the event included Shirley Runyon and family, WVVA, The law firm of Robert J. Frank and Associates, Little Black Box Lingerie and the CYAC.
Other notables who plunged included Greenbrier Sheriff Jan Cahill, Jay Bowling, and WVVA News 6 television personalities Jaime Baker, Kristen Conner and Caroline Bach. Several senior citizens made the plunge including Mike Rich, 70, of Caldwell; Al Walker, 69, of Lewisburg; and Robert Ludwig, 68, also of Lewisburg.
"The outpouring of support for our mission to end child abuse is overwhelming," Ann Weikle, CYAC executive director, said. "A special thank you goes out to all our sponsors, plungers and the 25 event staff that helped make this happen."
For videos, roster membership of the Greenbrier Valley Polar Bear Plunge club, and a complete list of sponsors please visit www.facebook.com/greenbrierpolarbear

Lewisburg Mayor John Manchester (left) lays it all out on the line at the 10th Annual meeting of the Greenbrier Valley Polar Bear Plunge Club. The winner of the costume contest was Gumby, who was really Jody Allen, of Maxwelton. Over $17,000 was raised for the Child and Youth Advocacy Center. 
             Photo courtesy of Connie Manchester

                                           
 

                             
                 
                  
      

   
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