Leila Szabo, Zoe Allamby, Elizabeth Giardina, Maria Soler-Dubreuil, & Elisa Lau
Coral Gables, FL – November 10, 2016 – Neiman Marcus Coral Gables hosted Elizabeth Giardina, Vice President of Design for Derek Lam 10 Crosby. Elizabeth was joined by Neiman Marcus CUSP buyer, Robyn Chauvin. Together, the duo presented the fall and resort collection of Derek Lam 10 Crosby. Hosts Jill Penman and Alicia Perez were joined by many other fashionista’s excited to see the designer’s new collection.
Leila Szabo, Zoe Allamby, Maria Soler-Dubreuil, & Elisa Lau
Elizabeth Giardina & Robyn Chauvin
Elizabeth Giardina, Robyn Chauvin, & Leila Szabo
Robyn Chauvin & Leila Szabo
Robyn Chauvin & Maria Soler-Dubreuil
Robyn Chauvin & Maria Soler-Dubreuil
Maria Soler-Dubreuil, Elizabeth Giardina, & Robyn Chauvin
Elisa Lau, Elizabeth Giardina, & Robyn Chauvin
Robyn Chauvin & Elisa Lau
Elizabeth Giardina, Jill Penman, Alicia Perez-Carrillo, & Robyn Chauvin
Ana Gonzalez, Jill Penman, Kristy Martinez, & Shanut Anaut
Miami, FL – October 15, 2016 – More than 800 guests joined Chapman Partnership to celebrate its yearly accomplishments at this year’s annual Illuminations Gala. The evening of dining, dancing and entertainment works to raise funds to provide support of the men, women and children that reside at the two homeless assistance centers run by the non-profit and recognize and honor the many generous donors and volunteers who support the mission. The evening’s theme represented the shining light in the lives of the 5,000 men, women and families with children that Chapman Partnership serves annually. Held at the JW Marriott Marquis, the event provided guests with an avant-garde, exciting and breathtaking experience. During the event, Chapman Partnership awarded the Alvah H. Chapman, Jr. Humanitarian Award, given to a leader who follows the moral and civic examples of Alvah H. Chapman, Jr. in serving the homeless. This year the award went to Mrs. Sash A. Spencer who has demonstrated great humanitarian initiative and compassion for her fellow man. The event was followed by Chapman Partnership’s nextgen After Gala Party, which was presented by Chapman Partnership’s young professionals group. The party featured special entertainment with a one of a kind performance from Batucada Brazilian dancers and Tony Choy, an open bar and free valet. nextgen is made up of Miami’s young professionals and community ambassadors, between the ages of 25-40, who work to increase awareness, revenue and advocacy for Chapman Partnership.
Dan & Trish Bell
Dan Vincent & Mary Spencer
Laurie Jennings & Carlos Fernandez Guzman
Laurie Jennings, Sally Heyman, Carlos Fernandez Guzman, & Carlos Gimenez
Dan Vincent, Laurie Jennings, Trish & Dan Bell
Carlos Fernandez Guzman, Dan & Trish Bell, Gene & Lani Drody
Betty Chapman, Mary Spencer, Trish Bell, Carlos Fernandez Guzman, & Dan Vincent
Sally Heyman, Dan & Trish Bell, Lourdes Portela Gimenez, Carlos Gimenez, Maria Elena & Carlos Fernandez Guzman
Sally Heyman, Dan, Reese, & Trish Bell, Mary Spencer, Lourdes Portela Gimenez, Carlos Gimenez, Maria Elena & Carlos Fernandez Guzman
Christine Lynn & John Gallo
Christy & David Martin
Justin & Tedd Trabert
Lourdes Portela Gimenez & Carlos Gimenez
Linda Levy Goldberg & Laura Buccellati
Sally Heyman, Migna Sanchez Llorens, & Bronwyn Miller
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.
Coral Gables, FL – February 10, 2016 – Mariposa RestaurantNeiman Marcus Coral Gables and Chandon hosted a “Galentine’s” event for VIP guests, celebrating the launch of Chandon’s limited edition Rosébottle, designed by Carol Lim of Opening Ceremony. Distinguished guests enjoyed catching up with friends over Chandon Rosé, while browsing Opening Ceremony’s spring line and receiving makeup touch ups by Tom Ford Cosmetics. The evening included live music by Josh Wade and delicious passed bites by Neiman Marcus’ own Mariposa Restaurant.
Miami Beach, FL – December 2, 2015 – Ahh, it’s that time of year again. It’s safe to say that looking forward to “opening day” of anything is always exciting, but there’s certainly nothing quite like opening day of Art Basel Miami Beach. Collectors from all over the world made their way to the Miami Beach Convention Center on for the Art Basel “First Choice VIP” preview. Big names such as Elle Macpherson, Brett Ratner, Aby Rosen and more were amongst some of the Basel goers who came out to get an exclusive first look of the incredible works.
Brett Ratner, Don Soffer, & Elle Macpherson
Craig Robins, Jackie Soffer, Brett Ratner, Jean Pigozzi, & Don Soffer
Jean Pigozzi & Don Soffer
Brett Ratner & Don Soffer
Marvin Ross Friedman, Adrienne bon Haes, & Courtland Lantaff
Carlos Betancourt, Adrienne bon Haes, & Marvin Ross Friedman
Marvin Ross Friedman, Adrienne bon Haes, Jane Wooldridge, & David Simkins
Lana Bernstein, Marc Spiegler, Courtland Lantaff, & Jared Shapiro
Jared Shapiro, Lana Bernstein, Bob Goodman, & Courtland Lantaff
Miami Beach, FL – November 23, 2015 – The Women of Tomorrow Mentor & Scholarship Program hosted its Inaugural Rosé Day Luncheon at Cecconi’s Miami Beach, within Soho Beach House. The event was presented by Château d’Eesclans with a jewelry presentation by GRAFF. Event co-chairs Suzy Buckley Woodward, Carol Iacovelli, Daniela Swaebe, Marisa Toccin Lucas and Jennifer Valoppi and the Miami-Dade Leadership Council, welcomed 150 of some of South Florida’s leading philanthropists to a sold-out event which raised over $80,000, benefitting at-risk girls in 119 public high schools in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties. Event attendees enjoyed holiday shopping from vendors such as SHAPOH fancy hats & fascinators, Gomez Gracia and Daniela Swaebe Fashion Jewelry, among others, in the pop-up marketplace. Throughout the program attendees enjoyed a raffle with donations from DOLCE & GABANNA and Château d’Esclans and many others.
The Women of Tomorrow Mentor & Scholarship Program has been recognized on the floor of U.S. Congress 8 times and has been ranked a 4-Star Charity by Charity Navigator for four consecutive years, putting Women of Tomorrow in the top 9% of the more than 8,000 charities across the country rated by Charity Navigator.
Maria Soler-Dubreuil, Ana S, Samantha Shurafa, Joseph Altuzarra, Laeticia Huss, & Lejla Szabo
Coral Gables, FL – November 10, 2015 – It was an afternoon of exploring the latest trends as Neiman Marcus Coral Gables hosted Creative Director Joseph Altuzarra, of ALTUZARRA, for an exclusive lunch and fashion show. Joseph presented his Spring 2016 Collection to over 40 guests, including hosts, Gianconda Baltodana, Evangeline Delgado, and Jenine Howard.
World Red Eye was able to catch up with Altuzarra, where he told us a bit about how he first got his start in the fashion world, as well as what we can find him doing when he visits Miami.
WRE: How did you first get your start in design?
JA: I entered design in an unconventional way. I didn’t study design at school, but instead took up Art History at Swarthmore. When I decided to go into fashion, I interned at Marc Jacobs and later worked for Proenza Schouler and Riccardo Tisci at Givenchy to gain experience, as well as apprenticing for a pattern maker, before starting my own brand.
The Altuzarra woman has a pragmatic approach to dressing.
WRE: Has your culture had an influenced your brand/design aesthetic?
JA: Growing up in Paris with a multicultural background (my mother is American-Chinese, and my father is French) has definitely informed Altuzarra’s aesthetic. The Altuzarra woman has a pragmatic approach to dressing, that feels very American, with a seductive and sexy outlook, which is quite French.
WRE:Where do you look for inspiration for each collection?
JA: It varies from season to season, from books to films. For Spring for example, I was inspired by exploring the Basque side of my heritage, along with celebrating the beauty and rawness of certain natural materials and textures.
WRE: What has been the most memorable moment of your career thus far?
JA: There have been many, but being able to grow, cultivate and work with a fantastic team has definitely been rewarding.
Joseph Altuzarra, Samantha Shurafa, & Lejla Szabo
WRE: What do you like to do when you are in Miami?
JA: I like to relax, and explore new restaurants, and if I’m in town in December, check out Design Miami and Art Basel.
Samantha Shurafa, Lejla Szabo, Joseph Altuzarra, Laeticia Huss, Maria Soler-Dubreuil, & Ana S
Samantha Shurafa, Lejla Szabo, Laeticia Huss, Maria Soler-Dubreuil, & Ana S
Evangeline Delgado & Joseph Altuzarra
Alexandra Alonso, Gioconda Baltodana, & Christina Termine
Gioconda Baltodana, Jenine Howard, Joseph Altuzarra, & Evangeline Delgado
Jenine Howard, Tomi Rose, Travis Cal, Amaris Jones, & Nichole Levy
Martha Rosales, Joseph Altuzarra, Gioconda Baltodana, Julia Pineda, & Alexandra Alonso
Katharine Rubino, Evangeline Delgado, Joseph Altuzarra, Jenine Howard & Gioconda Baltodana
Jenine Howard, Gioconda Baltodana, Evangeline Delgado, & Joseph Altuzarra