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Q&A: Susanne Bartsch Presents: The Bareback Follies at El Tucán

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016
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Susanne Bartsch

Miami, FL – November 22, 2016 – The legendary Susanne Bartsch brought her nightlife magic to El Tucán for an over the top cabaret extravaganza, titled, “Bareback Follies.” Guests enjoyed eclectic and eccentric acts by guest performers like Amanda Lepore, Joey Arias, Boylesque, Dirty Martini, and more. Susanne Bartsch is New York City’s patron saint of transformation and inclusion. The parties she’s thrown for three decades—from Paris to Tokyo—have provided a venue for countless creative souls and “creatures” to express themselves, come together and forget the hum-drum of the everyday. Susanne has become notorious for the beautiful, strange, and outlandishly dressed people who flock to her events.

World Red Eye caught up with the nightlife starlit, who gave us a closer look into how she began her career in the entertainment industry and what goes into all of the incredible, over-the-top costumes and performances.

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Susanne Bartsch

WRE: You’ve been coined as a New York nightlife icon, how did you first get involved in this industry?

SB: I owned a fashion store selling clothes that were designed by young people from London, which was where I had moved from. There was a thriving nightlife culture in London and it had an element of dressing up that I felt New York was missing when I came here. So, I decided to throw a party that had that element – bright lights, high energy music where people go see and be seen in their finery.

WRE: How did owning this boutique play into your nightlife career and looks?

SB: I started the parties as a cross-promotional tool for the boutique, and I think it played into my nightlife career by launching me into the fashion world becoming known as someone in the fashion business. Also, the first big event I produced was a fashion show for my store at the Roxy, showing the designers what I sold. It was a big, fabulous, chaotic revelation and I think I definitely said to myself, “Wow! I think I’m onto something here.”

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Expressing your self freely with fashion is really just having a visual conversation with the world.

Susanne Bartsch

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WRE: What should someone expect to experience when attending one of your parties?

SB: I always encourage people to come in a “look”…that doesn’t mean you have to have a birdcage on your head, but putting energy into what you’re wearing is step one for YOU to have a great special time, at least for me. I also think the guest list is much more interesting if it’s a mix of people. For music, I love it to be festive and happy. I’m not really into dark, druggy, droning thumping, depending on the event as well. There may be performers doing things throughout the night. I prefer to spend my decorating budgets on say, one girl in a latex bodysuit sitting on a ladder and knitting a sweater rather than on balloons, but ideally the budget allows both.

WRE: How do you come up with these various looks? Do you have help creating them?

SB: The looks are usually a collaborative effort between the designers and myself. I style myself mostly along with the hair and makeup I work with. I’m inspired by everything!

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Susanne Bartsch

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Aquaria

WRE: Why is it important to you that your guests can express themselves in however they please?

SB: It makes me happy to see people expressing themselves. I also think there’s a certain liberating sense of freedom that comes from wearing something outside of the norm. Dressing up is a high! It really is. If I feel worn out and a little low energy and the day of an event I’m like, “Ugh, how am I going to get through this?” I know that if I just show up and go through the process of getting dressed up, that I will feel better and have more energy for the party.

WRE: Why was El Tucán the perfect spot to bring your show to Miami?

SB: El Tucán is an absolute jewel of a space. The owners really created the perfect supper club with a show. The show I brought to El Tucán was sort of a remounting and retooling of a show I first developed called “Cabaret Rose” for Dom Perignon. It was basically my version of a classic variety cabaret from the days when that was actually something that people went to for entertainment, but I gave it my own modern twist. El Tucán is very throwback meets now, executed impeccably.

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WRE: What are you hoping people take away from your parties?

SB: A renewed sense of the joy of living.

WRE: What do you think it is about your parties that have been such a big hit and keep people coming back for more?

SB: The energy. That is something that you can’t really explain or quantify but you know it when it’s there. Also, seeing things you’ve never seen before.

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WRE: Why do you think this culture of being able to express yourself freely is becoming increasingly popular?

SB: I’m not sure why, but I think it’s only going to grow. What this question does make me think of it is the concept of community and tribes. Expressing your self freely with fashion is really just having a visual conversation with the world. If you wear something that is out of the realm of “pedestrian” you are really saying,  “I have something different I want or need to add to this conversation.” It’s like everybody walking around wearing fig leaves and then all the sudden somebody shows up in a gorilla suit. Why are you wearing a gorilla suit? Well because that person wants to talk about the idea of evolution from primates as opposed to the accepted notion of Adam and Eve. Well that gorilla suit definitely shakes things up! It’s a bad example, but a basic one. Fashion can be a real catalyst for moving the culture and for shaking things up.

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Aquaria

WRE: Tell us about what it was like having your own exhibition at The Museum at FIT?

SB: It was surreal, nerve-wracking, and wonderful. I didn’t “design” the clothes on display, a lot of them were a collaborative effort. I was very happy to be able to show stuff that a lot of my friends through the years designed, but it was also bittersweet because not all of the people whose designs were in the show are still with us. Having the clothes properly displayed in an exhibition kind of brought them and the time back to life, more so than when they are just in a box in storage. It was also an amazing, moving experience for me, and such an honor.

WRE: Where do you see yourself and your brand 10 years from now?

SB: Either six or two years into my new job as the first female president. I think that we’re going to be needing to inject a little fun into the world!

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Iran Issa Khan & Criselda Breene

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Criselda Breene, Susanne Bartsch, & Iran Issa Khan

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Criselda Breene & Tara Solomon

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Yurika Nakazono, Timothy Walker, & Soledad Lowe

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Barbara Hulanicki, Soledad Lowe, & Timothy Walker

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Dirty Martini

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Dirty Martini

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Joey Arias

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Amanda Lepore

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Aquaria

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Aquaria, Susanne Bartsch, Joey Arias, Dirty Martini, & Jonte

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Aquaria

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Aquaria, Susanne Bartsch, Tara Solomon, Joey Arias, Jonte, Rify Royalty, & Dirty Martini

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Aquaria & Susanne Bartsch

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Susanne Bartsch & Tara Solomon

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Athena Dion & Susanne Bartsch

I prefer to spend my decorating budgets on say, one girl in a latex bodysuit sitting on a ladder and knitting a sweater rather than on balloons, but ideally the budget allows both.

Susanne Bartsch

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Jupiter Velvet, Delishez, Athena Dion, Lii Miss ToTo, Persephone, Gio Profera, & Von Lips

Maman Fine Art Hosts MISO CHIC Kick Off

Sunday, November 20th, 2016
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Nicolas Leiva

Miami, FL – November 14, 2016 – Maman Fine Art in the Miami Design District hosted the kick off for this year’s MISO CHIC – The Miami Symphony Orchestra’s most coveted event by lovers of Music, Art & Philanthropy held at the Adrienne Arsht Center – Knight Concert Hall on Sunday, November 20th.The evening showcased works by Iran Issa-Khan, Nicolas Leiva, Julio Le Parc and Vik Muniz among others. Petit Pois Catering + Design provided equally artistic libations and a curated culinary experience. Notables gathered from near and far in support of this year’s concert which will benefit Voices for Children and No More Tears – a charities that support victims of sexual abuse, domestic violence and human trafficking. You can purchase tickets by clicking here.

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Nicolas Leiva

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Eduardo Marturet, Sandra Moss, Nelson F. Hincapie, & Athena Marturet

Eduardo Marturet, Sandra Moss, Nelson F. Hincapie, & Athena Marturet

Daniel Maman, Michelle Areces-Zandy, Nicolas Leiva, & Nima Zandy

Daniel Maman, Michelle Areces-Zandy, Nicolas Leiva, & Nima Zandy

Daniel Mama, Sandra Moss, Athena Marturet, & Carolina Lanao

Daniel Maman, Sandra Moss, Athena Marturet, & Carolina Lanao

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Sandra Moss & Athena Marturet

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Criselda Breene

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Sissi Fleitas, Athena Marturet, & Siudy Garrido

Patricia Pacino de Maman, Daniel Maman, Iran Issa Khan, & Athena Marturet

Patricia Pacino de Maman, Daniel Maman, Iran Issa Khan, & Athena Marturet

Patricia Pacino de Maman, Lucia Maman, Daniel Maman, & Athena Marturet

Patricia Pacino de Maman, Lucia Maman, Daniel Maman, & Athena Marturet

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Jonathan & Criselda Breene, Barbara Becker, & Tui Pranich

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Judith Kamps Garcia, Luis Garcia Fanjul, & Patricia Pacino de Maman

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Martin Gastelu, Mauro Gironi, & Mario Vergel

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Martina Borgomanero Basabe, Fabian Basabe, & Michelle Areces-Zandy

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Michelle Areces & Bronwyn Miller

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Michelle Areces-Zandy & Iran Issa Khan

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Nicolas Felizola & Danny Jelaca

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Iran Issa Khan & Bronwyn Miller

Michael Shore, Iran Issa Khan, & Mary Jo Shore

Michael Shore, Iran Issa Khan, & Mary Jo Shore

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Danny Jelaca, Iran Issa Khan, Athena Marturet, & Jeffrey Kljajich

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The Art of Fun Screening & Conversation with Artist Kenny Scharf and Filmmakers Malia Scharf & Max Basch at Faena Rose

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016
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Kenny Scharf

Miami Beach, FL – October 27, 2016 – Faena Rose hosted an exclusive work-in-progress screening in the Faena Hotel’s private screening room of The Art of Fun, an upcoming documentary on iconic artist Kenny Scharf co-directed by his daughter Malia Scharf and Max Basch.  Following the film, Kenny, Malia, and Max all joined for an insightful conversation, moderated by Miami-based artist Oliver Sanchez, and answered questions from the audience.

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Kenny Scharf

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Max Basch, Malia Scharf, Friend, & Kenny Scharf

Max Basch, Malia Scharf, Oliver Sanchez, & Kenny Scharf

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Giorgia Lo Savio, Beto Giraldo, & Valentina Parada

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Max Basch, Malia Scharf, Oliver Sanchez, & Kenny Scharf

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Oliver Sanchez & Kenny Scharf

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Max Basch, Malia Scharf, & Oliver Sanchez

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Max Basch & Malia Scharf

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Max Basch, Malia Scharf, & Oliver Sanchez

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Oliver Sanchez & Iran Issa Khan

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Pablo De Ritis & Jessica Cohen

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Beto Giraldo

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Oliver Sanchez, Kenny Scharf, & James Davis

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Kenny Scharf, Pablo De Ritis, & Max Basch

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Kenny Scharf & Pablo De Ritis

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James Davis & Kenny Scharf

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Oliver Sanchez & Max Basch

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Max Basch, Bailey Small, Tripp Potts, & Jessica Cohen

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Kenny Scharf, Esther Percal, & James Davis

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Esther Percal & James Davis

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Dylan Crossman & Malia Scharf

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Watr Grand Opening at 1 Hotel South Beach

Sunday, July 31st, 2016

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Miami Beach, FL – July 27, 2016 – 1 Hotel & Homes South Beach welcomed 50 of Miami’s most influential guests for a unique dining experience at their newest restaurant, watr. Set in a picture-perfect scene, 18 stories above the bright lights of the city, watr embodies a tropical divinity only possible in an unforgettable venue that floats over the sea. Guided through an entry illuminated by a canopy of stringed lights and adorned with ambient greenery, invited guests met on the 1 Rooftop and transported into Polynesian paradise. Each provided with a lei or wreath flower crown imported from Hawaii, guests were greeted by seafood samplings and libations courtesy of watr’s dedicated Cocktail Pairing Connoisseur. Bringing its Hawaiian-Japanese infused menu to life for the first time, guests were treated to courses that were brought in “waves.” Specializing in sushi + poke and innovative cuisine, the tasting touted some of the restaurant’s most prized dishes including a seaweed salad trio, poke trinity, an assortment of fresh sushi rolls, salmon and Wagyu steak entrees, and tropical desserts. As the night began to wind down, a surprise performance by a talented group of Polynesian dancers in their indigenous attire added final touches to the celebratory evening.

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Joey Krutel, Gil Dezer, & Sebastian Tettamanti

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Martina Borgomanero Basabe & Fabian Basabe

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Martina Borgomanero Basabe & Maria Tettamanti

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Henry & Roberta Del Campo

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Fernando Cruz, Catalina Ucros, & Aaron Kiser

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Ali Mahallati & Iran Issa Khan

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Fernanda Domit & Iran Issa Khan

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C’est Rouge Launch Celebration at Faena Theatre

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016
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Colin Watson, Romero Britto, Calyann Barnett, & Dwyane Wade

Miami Beach, FL – June 3, 2016 – Guests entered the mesmerizing universe of C’EST ROUGE, a sensual and seductive revue set in the intimate 150-seat cabaret-style Faena Theater.  Blanca Li, internationally celebrated choreographer, peeled back the curtain and orchestrated a fantasyland of beauty, mystery, and desire told through enthralling vignettes set to Latin American and Jazz rhythms of the C’EST ROUGE septet band.

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Dwyane Wade & Calyann Barnett

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Alan Faena & Ximena Caminos

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Marvin Ross Friedman & Adrienne bon Haes

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George Lindemann & Ugo Colombo

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Ilona & Chad Oppenheim

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Roma Calderon, Clarisa Brignone, & Ines Rivero

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Iran Issa Khan, Sam Robin, & Cathy Leff

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Barbara Hulanicki & Andrew Stevens

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Jill Buchanan, Andrew Stevens, & Kim Swift

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Fabian Basabe, Brooke Price, & Rene Ruiz

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Aaron Puckett & Lexing Zhang

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Adam Koffler, Michelle Areces-Zandy, Theo & Quade Koffler, Lisa & Emmanuel Sebag, Lisa Heiden Koffler

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Jonathan & Criselda Breen

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Navin Chatani & Heather Blaze

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Tatiana & Nicola Siervo

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Granville Adams & Tayo Otiti

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Soledad & Justin Lowe

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Justin Keeperman & Luis Rigual

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Daniela Swaebe, Andreea Baclea, Marcella Novela, & Parmiss Mass

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Gigi Ganatra-Duff, Ricardo Dunin, Gita Shandasani, Marcella Novela, Carlos Betancourt, & Roma Calderon

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Susan Davies, Kelly Framel, & Zoe Lukov

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Pablo de Ritis, Adrienne Bon Haes, & Marvin Ross Friedman

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Adriana de Moura

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Gita Shandasani & Nick D’Annunzio

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Christy & David Martin

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Jaie Laplante & Nelson O

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Romney & Brooke Reyes

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Blanca Li

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Julian, Ana, & Neisen Kasdin

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Yagiro Lara, Carlos Betancourt, Brandi Reddick, & Alberto Latorre

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Brandi Reddick & Alberto Latorre

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Bernerd Garsen & Daisy Olivera

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Bhakti & Sandra Baxter

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Spring & Sean McManus

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Candela Ferro & Khotan Fernandez

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7th Annual “Take a Walk in Her Shoes” Fashion Show at JW Marriott Marquis

Thursday, June 2nd, 2016

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Miami, FL – May 26, 2016 – Chapman Partnership’s “Take A Walk in Her Shoes,” a vintage fashion show and luncheon produced by C. Madeleine’s, directed by Danny Santiago and hair styling and make up by Rik Rak Salon returned for its 7th annual celebration of Miami’s top women philanthropists and community leaders at the JW Marriott. The annual “Take a Walk in Her Shoes” vintage fashion show and luncheon gave guests an opportunity to experience a step through fashion history with the most stylish looks and iconic designer brands of the past decades while honoring outstanding South Florida women and raising funds to improve the lives of homeless women through Chapman Partnership programs and services.

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Lisa Petrillo

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Christy Martin & Lisa Petrillo

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Christy Martin

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Criselda Breene

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Teresa Foxx

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Susannah Shubin

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C.L. Conroy

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Betty Brandt

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Terri Shikany

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Hilarie Bass

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Teri Williams

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Dan Vincent & Lisa Petrillo

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Madeleine Kirsh

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Betty Brandt, C.L. Conroy, Criselda Breene, Terri Shikany, Hilarie Bass, Teri Williams, Christy Martin, Susannah Shubin, & Teresa Foxx

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Hayden Hosford, Trish Bell, & Lisa Petrillo

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Danny Santiago & Raquel Watters

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Lisa Petrillo & Elysze Held

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Elysze Held

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Dan Vincent & Dania Myrthil

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Barbara Reese, Trish & Dan Bell

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Carlos Fernandez Guzman, Trish Bell, & Bronwyn Miller

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Christy Martin & Kristin Ducote

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Christy Martin & Katharine Rubino

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Yolanda Berkowitz & Laurence Stott

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Laurence Stott & Yolanda Berkowitz

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Laura Buccellati, Laurence Stott, Eilah Beavers, & Barbara Hevia

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Lisa Brown

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Betty Brandt & Bronwyn Miller

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Carolina Lanao & Alexa Wolman

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Iran Issa Khan & Susie Wahab

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Sam Robin, Iran Issa Khan, & Susie Wahab

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Iran Issa Khan, Kalyn Chapman, Tatyana Silva, & Tracy Mourning

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Stephanie Sayfie Aagaard & Kalyn Chapman

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Eva Silverstein & Ann King

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Terese Ingram, Lena Koorse, & Felicia Marquez

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Lisa & Jordan Miller

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Susie Wahab & Suzy Buckley Woodward

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Irene Korge, Hayley Sloman, Migna Sanchez-Llorens, & Bronwyn Miller

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Bronwyn Miller, Marisa Tinkler Mendez, Maggie Villacampa, Rita Ramirez, & Migna Sanchez-Llorens

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Bronwyn Miller, Daisy Olivera, & Raquel Watters

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Lisa Petrillo, Daisy Olivera, & Hayley Sloman

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Danny Santiago & Angeles Almuna

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Ariel Rose

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Clarissa Bronfman Presents Spring/Summer Collection

Thursday, April 21st, 2016

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Miami Beach, FL – April 18, 2016 – Adam and Lisa Heiden Koffler opened up their home for an afternoon of shopping and philanthropy. Guests browsed the jewels from Clarissa Bronfman’s latest Spring/Summer collection. The luncheon brought together ladies from various segments of Miami community and benefitted Project Medishare for Haiti.

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Clarissa Bronfman

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Yolanda Berkowitz, Clarissa Bronfman, & Lisa Heiden-Koffler

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Criselda Breene, Clarissa Bronfman, Jenna Green, Yolanda Berkowitz, Roshanak Malek, Lisa Heiden-Koffler, Clarissa Bronfman, & Andrea Noboa

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Clarissa Bronfman, Alessandra Lande, Bettina Bronfman, Thais Aguerrevere, & Carolina Figueredo

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Jenna Green

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Yolanda Berkowitz & Jenna Green

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Andreea Baclea & Yolanda Berkowitz

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Criselda Breene, Iran Issa Khan, & Barbara Becker

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Criselda Breene & Kinga Lampert

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Laurence Stott, Lisa Heiden-Koffler, & Maria Beguiristain

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Lisa Heiden-Koffler, Stacy Robins, & Jennifer Valoppi

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Millinda Sinnreich, Jenna Green, Stephanie Donn, & Karen Peperzak

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Kathryn Orosz, Iran Issa Khan, Barbara Becker, & Jennifer Massolo

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Valentina Gutchess, Amorette Robertson, Clarissa Bronfman, Kathryn Orosz, & Sharon Srebnick

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Yolanda Berkowitz, Kathryn Orosz, Iran Issa Khan, & Susan Bell Richard

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Susan Bell Richard & Lisa Desmond

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Jenna Green, Kristin Ducote, Erin Newberg, & Dina Balint

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Thais Aguerrevere, Geraldine Pulido, & Ariana Salvatierra

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Susanne Birbragher & Lisa Heiden-Koffler

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South Florida Design Park 2016 Spring Market

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016

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Miami, FL – February 25, 2016 – South Florida Design Park [SFDP], Florida’s new design destination, celebrated SFDP Spring Market with a day of design seminars, author lectures, book signings and a fashion presentation directly from NYFW with a special pop-up boutique. The SFDP Spring Market 2016 was produced by mkarte. The SFDP Media Kiosks at J Nelson and Stark Carpet provided copies of Architectural Digest, Veranda, Cultured, Flaunt, Quest, Florida Design, Bal Harbour and Venice magazines.

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J Nelson and John Hall Nelson continued the ‘Decorators’ Library Lecture Series’ with  Pamela Fiori, who presented “Tantalizing, Luxurious and Legendary Destinations”, a talk based on four books she authored for Assouline Publishing on Capri, St. Barths, Palm Beach and Monte Carlo. This was followed by a Q&A where Ms. Fiori expanded on her four decade career in magazine publishing when she was  Editor in Chief of Travel & Leisure and Town & Country. She signed and remarked copies of her books, and was joined by Miami writer Tom Austin who who signed copies of his book, The Surf Club, also from Assouline, with Foreword by Ms. Fiori.

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Pamela Fiori & Sam Robin

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John Nelson & Pamela Fiori

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John Nelson & Hillary Strickland

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Criselda Breene & John Nelson

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Iran Issa Khan & John Nelson

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Criselda Breene, Michael Kirkland, & Iran Issa Khan

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Criselda Breene & Iran Issa Khan

 

Jerry Pair

Jerry Pair presented Sachin & Babi’s Spring/Summer 2016 Collection directly from the runways of New York Fashion Week. Jill Sauer, Director of Jerry Pair Florida welcomed guests and designer Sachin Ahluwalia. To a standing room only crowd, the high paced high energy show included  32 looks, ranging from simple tops and skirts to cocktail dresses and evening ensembles. Textiles were as diverse as the collection itself: frothy white eyelet, printed chiffon, bold floral prints, many adorned with appliqué, beading and embroider. Following the show Ahluwalia spoke about the collection and introduced guests to Ankasa, his  home interiors collection. He then invited guests to experience his fashion first hand at Jerry Pair’s Pop-Up S&B Boutique, which included selections edited by Sasha directly from his Madison Avenue flagship boutique.

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Sachin Ahluwalia

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Christopher Meigher & Sachin Ahluwalia

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Sachin Ahluwalia & Jill Sauer

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Kara Franker & Tyson Murphy

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Angela Carlton, Sachin Ahluwalia, & Kara Franker

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Kate & Liz Davis, & Lauren & Tracy Dunn

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Shep Agolli, Rob Westlake, Robert Burgos, & Ilan Peisajovich

Stark

Stark hosted a lecture, luncheon and book signing with Chad Stark, who presented “Knowledge is Power when Information is Everywhere: How to Thrive in the New Design Economy”. An industry leader and insider, the young and energetic Stark addressed how technology is changing designer – client collaborations, and how designers can expand their business in an ever evolving industry. He also discussed “Decorating with Carpets“, a book he co-authored with Ashley Stark Kenner. The lecture was followed by a luncheon where Stark visited with guests and signed and remarked copies of his book.

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Chad Stark

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Chad & John Stark

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Chad Stark, Luis Ventura, & John Stark

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Judith Norman Now

Judith Norman Now and Mitchel Fine hosted a grand finale  sunset soirée honoring interior design legend. businesswoman, and author Alexa Hampton. Guests enjoyed cocktails and endlessly flowing Champagne as they previewed Hampton’s designs for Hickory Chair and Visual Comfort. Hampton signed and remarked copies of her book “Decorating in Detail“.  Hampton, a true legend in the world of interior design and known for her larger than life sense of humor, along with Mr. Fine, who loves sharing jokes in a deep voice whisper visited with and entertained guests and exchanged a few stories among themselves as the sunset through the western windows of Judith Norman and Spring Market came to a close.

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Alexa Hampton

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Mitch Fine & Alexa Hampton