IRVINE, CA – August 10, 2006 – XM Satellite Radio’s Hot Import Nights (HIN) arrives in Los Angeles for the first of two L.A. stops in this year’s tour. HIN, the nation’s largest lifestyle custom car show, will pack the Los Angeles Convention Center on Saturday, August 19 from 5 p.m. to midnight with a special performance from Ak’Sent, an exclusive L.A. fashion show, a custom car challenge, hundreds of the nation’s hottest cars and more. Making her first performance on the Mazda Main Stage is Capital Record’s newest talent, Ak’Sent. She will perform songs from her debut album, International, that features collaborations with Reggae icon Beenie Mac and DJ Quik.
The L.A. show will feature a special fashion show produced by one of Russia’s top models, Polina Raygordskaya, with designs from ISYL Clothing and Kami Shade. Shade’s designs have been seen on many red carpet events, including the Grammy’s and BET Awards and have been featured in L.A. Splash Magazine, Truly Hollywood and LA.com. Hair and make-up for the show will be done by one of L.A.’s top company’s, Make Up Life Style and by Carly Ryan, who is the fashion director for an all female-run entertainment company, Marc’d Entertainment. Models from all over the world will be on hand to walk the HIN runway. Many of the models have been featured in international magazines like Vogue, FHM and Cosmopolitan. Photos for the show will be taken by local L.A. fashion and glamour photographers Steven Cain, Jay Carreon and Rory Peter.