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Tiffany & Co and Miami Beach International Fashion Week Raise Funds for Emerging Designers

MIAMI – January, 2011- Sobol- Perry Fashion Productions, Inc
hosted their 2nd Annual Humanitarian Awards and official kickoff party to the Miami Beach International Fashion Week last night. Ten of South Florida’s well recognized philanthropic individuals were honored with the nominee of a humanitarian award presented by television and radio celebrities Brian Andrews and Ileana Garcia.  Some of the nominees included Vincent Castro, Jackie Nespral, Maria Elena Salinas, and Manuel Machado. Sponsored by Tiffany & Co, the event at Mondrian in South Beach benefitted the Miami Fashion Week Foundation Inc., and was co-sponsored by Moroccan Oil.

Models paraded around the poolside event wearing designs by such artists as Julian Chang, Viviana G,  Nicolas Felizola, Zula Khramov, Cesar Rosario, Kimberly Hendrix and Somy Ali.  In order to raise funds for the non for profit organization there were two silent auction lounges that had Miami’s finest bidding on items such as a signed Dwayne Wade Miami Heat jersey and fine jewelry provided by Tiffany & Co.  All proceeds generated from last night’s event will go toward Miami Fashion Week Foundation, Inc.

Miami Fashion Week Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c) (3) independent and not- for- profit organization that strives on generating funds for charitable and philanthropic initiatives. The goal of the foundation is to provide scholarships to the winners of the Miami Beach International Fashion Week competitions so that they may have the opportunity to thrive in their efforts in becoming professionals within the fashion industry. Throughout the year, the foundation hosts a variety of events to help raise the funds for these emerging designers and students studying fashion design, jewelry making, photography and graphic arts.   The foundation will announce the winner for the scholarship at the opening night press conference of the Miami Beach International Fashion Week, March 3.

“We could not have asked for a better backdrop for last night’s event,” says Beth Sobol president and executive producer of Sobol-Perry Fashion Productions Inc. “Designers and attendees arrived from all over the world for the event. It was truly remarkable to see everyone come together and help raise funds for this charitable cause.”

About Miami Beach International Fashion Week Beth Sobol, President of Sobol – Perry Fashion Productions, Inc., founded Miami Beach Fashion Week® in 1999 following a successful career as an international fashion model. She has worked with some of the fashion world’s most influential designers and producers and launched Miami Fashion Week to provide a platform for designers from Latin America to gain international exposure.  During the past 13 years, MBIFW has evolved into one of the world’s premier fashion events spotlighting designers from Europe, USA and Canada, the Caribbean, Middle East and Asia as well as the largest showcase of Latin American design talent in the world. For more information visit www.miamifashionweek.com

About Miami Fashion Week Foundation, Inc The Miami Fashion Week Foundation, Inc, is a 501(c ) (3) independent, not for profit organization formed as the entity to generate funds and accept corporate and private contributions for charitable and philanthropic initiatives. Operating year-round, the foundation hosts a variety of fundraising events to raise scholarship funds that benefit the emerging designers and students studying fashion design, jewelry making, fashion photography, and graphic arts involved with the Miami Beach International Fashion Week competitions. Among other exciting prizes including mentoring and study abroad programs, the competition winners will receive a cash prize from MFWF scholarship fund as part of their award.

About Tiffany & CO TIFFANY & CO. operates jewelry and specialty retail stores and manufactures products through its subsidiary corporations. Its principal subsidiary is Tiffany and Company. The Company operates TIFFANY & CO. retail stores and boutiques in the Americas, Asia-Pacific and Europe and engages in direct selling through Internet, catalogue and business gift operations. For additional information, please visit tiffany.com. or call Tiffany & Co. Village of Merrick Park: 305.529.4390 or Tiffany & Co. Bal Harbour Shops: 305.864.1801.

About Mondrian in South Beach Mondrian in South Beach: Mondrian in South Beach, Morgans Hotel Group’s third property in South Beach, designed by Marcel Wanders as Sleeping Beauty’s castle, invites residents and guests to live within a modern fantasy. The property features Morgans’ world-renowned agua spa, Jeffrey Chodorow’s Asia de Cuba, Sunset Lounge. Mondrian is located in SoBe’s West Ave and offers ownership in a waterfront property with private, VIP boat access to Biscayne Bay and breathtaking views of downtown Miami. The property features 335 hotel residences of studios, one-and two-bedroom residences, and four tower suites. Mondrian also features a newly opened fully functional Marina. 1100 West Avenue, Miami Beach, FL |305.514.4955 | www.mondrian-miami.com

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February 1st, 2011 at 9:16 am

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