TAMPA, Fla. (May 14, 2009) — Tampa Bay-based fashion designer, Bebe Ziegler, has launched her Patriotic line in time for the holidays that pay homage to those who served in the U.S. Armed Forces.

Ziegler is the lead designer for Ice It by Bebe Z, a lifestyle apparel company and brand that specializes in creating intricate, crystal-embellished designs on high-quality fabrics. Symbolic images of the U.S. flag, the bald eagle and the peace emblem, in the loyal colors of red, white and blue, will highlight the Patriotic collection. As the daughter of a U.S. Air Force Vietnam Veteran, Ziegler is especially proud that all of her garments are designed and embellished in the U.S. and help to support and stimulate our economy. “I am honored to be called a military brat! My father is a Disabled American Vet and I am so proud of being an American and his daughter. I love my dad and our wonderful country,” said Ziegler.

A portion of sales from Ziegler’s Patriotic line will benefit the non-profit organization, Wounded Warriors Project, whose mission is to honor U.S. service members who have been wounded or injured. “One thing I would like to remind people is that our freedom is not free. My father and many others have disabilities from fighting in wars for our country and I thank God every day that he is still here and healthy. Some service men and women live with serious injuries due to fighting for our country. That is why Wounded Warriors is so special to me, these men and women have so much to deal with as soon as they get home and this foundation is there to help. It has been an inspiration to me in these designs and I hope you wear them as proudly as I do,” said Ziegler.

Ziegler’s father, Robert Lester Foster, served in the U.S Armed Forces for 26 years and understands the deep meaning of the upcoming Memorial Day holiday and paying respect to men and women who have lost their lives while in military service to their country. “Serving my country is the best job I’ve ever had and I’m so proud that my daughter recognizes and understands what the service men and women have done for our country. The freedoms we have allow her to be able to do what she’s doing now. She’s following her dreams,” said Foster.

Ziegler’s Patriotic line will be available through Veteran’s Day in November 2009 and you can bet that Mr. Foster and many others will proudly don this line through the patriotic holidays and for years to come.

For more information about Ice It by Bebe Z’s Patriotic line or to purchase from select stores in the Tampa Bay area, please visit www.IceItbyBebeZ.com.

About Ice It by Bebe Z
Tampa-based designer, Bebe Ziegler is the lead fashion designer for lifestyle apparel company, Ice It by Bebe Z. Utilizing high-end fabrics and combining them with the radiance of Swarovski crystals, rhinestones and nail-head studs, Ice It by Bebe Z designs both women’s and men’s garments that are versatile enough for dressing up or down. Creations from Ice It by Bebe Z have included corporate, non-profit, professional sports and private label design collections, as well as licensee partnerships with the National Hockey League, PepsiCo, Sobe Life Water, Collegiate Licensing Company, Discovery Channel’s popular show, LA Ink, and MGM Consumer Products new Fame line. Learn more about Ice It by Bebe Z at: www.IceItbyBebeZ.com.

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