Posts Tagged ‘Stephen Brunelle’

Saks Fifth Avenue at Brickell City Centre & Dolphins Cancer Challenge Host Cocktail Celebration

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016


Miami, FL – November 1, 2016 – Saks Fifth Avenue has joined forces with Dolphins Cancer Challenge, benefiting Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, in celebration of the new Saks location at Brickell City Centre. Saks Fifth Avenue and the Dolphins Cancer Challenge (DCC) hosted a cocktail and store preview event at the new Saks Brickell City Centre. Attendees enjoyed the opportunity to support the DCC while touring and shopping the new store before it officially opened to the public. Saks contributed 100 percent of ticket sales and five percent of proceeds from the evening’s sales at the Brickell City Centre store to Sylvester.

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Nancy Di Bernardo, Maria Saavedra, & Konrad Janus


Ramona Messore, Jose Lopez, & Dianna Corpus


Stuart Barnes, Reggie Brooks, & Stephen Brunelle


Alicia Lamadrid, Paulie Hankin, & Alicia Cervera Lamadrid


Giulia Verardi, Daniela Riveros Juliao, Alicia Lamadrid, & Jessica Juliao


Katelin Retay, Oscar & Alejandro Vargas, & Ramona Messore


Elysze Held, Galia Pennekamp, & Carolyn Travis


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Leslie Wolfson & Liz Feder


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Theresa McLaughlin & Debora Overholt


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Ashley Melisse, Jayne, & Taylor Abess, & Lana Bernstein


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Michael Bernstein & Lucio Zanon


Sara Mesa & Eric Valinder

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Elizabeth Mackinlay, Karem Santaella, Alejandro Vargas, & Ramona Messore


Diana Riser, Elysze Held, & Konrad Janus


Michael Bernstein & Lucio Zanon


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Michael Mandich, Ryan &, Nicole Loftus, & Eric Feder

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Sabrina Robinson & Nancy Bernstein


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Juan Lopez & Sophia Macris

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Neiman Marcus Coral Gables & Ocean Drive Magazine Celebrate The ART OF FASHION

Saturday, September 10th, 2016


Coral Gables, FL – September 7, 2016 – Neiman Marcus Coral Gables and Ocean Drive Magazine kicked off the highly anticipated fall fashion season with their much awaited ART OF FASHION event – always the most stylish soiree of the fall season. Giving back to the community is always in fashion, and this year Neiman Marcus partnered with the next generation of Miami philanthropists: PAMM Contemporaries, the United Way of Miami-Dade Young Leaders, and The Young Philanthropists of Baptist Health. The evening celebrated fall with a runway fashion show MC’d by Lisa Petrillo, Entertainment and lifestyle Correspondent for CBS-4.  The fashion show showcased the must-have fall fashion trends, including velvets, high-shine metallics, ripe berry shades, florals, skirts that move, the bomber jacket, and the adorned shoe. Over 500 of Miami’s socialites and trendsetters laced up their stilettos for an evening of fashionably fun activities throughout the store. Guests enjoyed a braid bar by GLAMSQUAD, a red lip bar by YSL Cosmetics, a stop at the Miami Marlins pop up for a chance to win tickets and batting practice. Many also enjoyed striking a pose in the South Beach Photo Booth while wearing floral crowns by, as well as visiting the LAGUNA HOUSE lounge. Bites were graciously provided by Bulla Gastrobar, STK Miami, and Neiman Marcus’ own Mariposa Restaurant, with cocktails provided by Fleur de Lis Vodka and gold medal award winning wines awarded at Veritage Miami’s Best in Glass Wine Challenge.

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Christopher Adeleke, Monica Defortuna, Kate Valois, Stephen Brunelle, Lisa Petrillo, Danny Rodriguez, Katie Henriques, & Silvia Larrieu

Christopher Adeleke, Monica Defortuna, Kate Valois, Stephen Brunelle, Lisa Petrillo, Danny Rodriguez, Katie Henriques, & Silvia Larrieu

Christopher Adeleke, Monica Defortuna, Kate Valois, Danny Rodriguez, Katie Henriques, & Silvia Larrieu

Christopher Adeleke, Monica Defortuna, Kate Valois, Danny Rodriguez, Katie Henriques, & Silvia Larrieu


Stephen Brunelle, Lisa Petrillo, & Jared Shapiro


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Elie Tahari’s Creative Director Fred Tutino Presents Spring 2016 Collection at Neiman Marcus Coral Gables

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016
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Miami, FL – April 15, 2016 –  Neiman Marcus Coral Gables welcomed Elie Tahari Creative Director, Fred Tutino, as he presented the Elie Tahari Spring 2016 Collection.

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Fred Tutino

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Fred Tutino & Karen Dudley

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Laura Munilla & Fred Tutino

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Rosa Coppola, Rosanna Coppola, & Evelyn Rothenberg

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Raul Rodriguez & Pamela Guilarte

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Neiman Marcus Coral Gables Hosts Breakthrough Miami Luncheon

Monday, February 22nd, 2016


Coral Gables, FL – February 18, 2016 – What do you get when you mix high fashion, education, philanthropic women and rose wine? A successful event that raised over $48,000 for Breakthrough Miami, a program that targets high potential, motivated students from under-resourced backgrounds and provides the tools necessary for them to graduate high school on time and attend and graduate from college. Neiman Marcus, Coral Gables hosted a sit-down lunch to benefit Breakthrough Miami. Over 70 of Miami’s most conscientious women were invited to attend by event chair, Michele King Soffer. Table hosts included, Boo Zamek, Eilah Beavers, Hayley Denman, Kinga Lampert, Lana Bernstein, Lindsay Spalding-Steven and Julie Spalding- Steven. Guests learned about the impact that Breakthrough Miami makes from Carrollton senior, Cachay Byrd and Breakthrough Miami board member Sara Herald. Guests were treated to a fashion show featuring the Spring 2016 collections from Balenciaga, Roland Mouret, Narcisco Rodriguez, Co, Tom Ford, Lanvin, Dolce & Gabbana, Etro, and Dries Van Noten. All enjoyed a delicious lunch catered by Mariposa Restaurant and rose wine by Chateau D’Esclans.

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Hayley Dunman, Lana Bernstein, Eilah Beavers, Kinga Lampert, Stephen Brunelle, Michele King Soffer, Lindsay Spalding-Steven, & Boo Zamek

Hayley Denman, Lana Bernstein, Eilah Beavers, Kinga Lampert, Stephen Brunelle, Michele King Soffer, Lindsay & Julie Spalding-Steven, & Boo Zamek

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Jeannie Lewin & Conny Nixdorf

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Adriana Sanchez & Kinga Lampert

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Nicole Ruiz & Galia Pennekamp

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Lucy Hassan & Betsy Steel

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Lana Bernstein, Andreea Baclea, & Eilah Beavers

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Kim Wood, Barbara Hevia, & Daysi Johansson

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Lauren Amron, Ana Behar, & Lindsay Spalding-Steven

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Marsha Soffer, Rosy Bild, & Tracey Spiegelman

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Neiman Marcus Coral Gables Fifth Annual Splendor in the Garden at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

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Miami, FL – January 14, 2016 – Fashion and philanthropy were in style at Fairchild’s Splendor in the Garden Fashion show and Fundraiser. More than 300 fashion-forward philanthropists attended the 5th Annual Splendor in the Garden fashion show and fundraiser held at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden. Guests gathered for a fun-filled day of fashion supporting Fairchild’s programs in education, conservation science, and horticulture. The event was presented by Neiman Marcus Coral Gables, Mercedes-Benz of Cutler Bay, and Mercedes-Benz of Coral Gables with sponsorship from Ocean Drive magazine and Marquis Bank and support from Selecta magazine and Miami In Style TV. This year’s 2016 Fairchild Philanthropy Honorees were Swanee DiMare, Frances Sevilla-Sacasa, Lydia Touzet, Gigi Whitman, Laurie Jennings, Christy Martin, and Marie Ilene Whitehurst.

The day began with an outdoor cocktail reception in front of the Visitor Center. Once in the lakeside marquee, emcee Stephanie Sayfie Aagaard welcomed guests and introduced Co-Chair Swanee DiMare, who thanked the sponsors, partners, and audience for supporting Fairchild. Dr. Carl Lewis, Fairchild’s Director, spoke about the science and education initiatives that fundraisers like Splendor in the Garden help to sustain.

Stephen Brunelle, VP and General Manager of Neiman Marcus Coral Gables, introduced Ken Downing, Senior VP and Fashion Director of Neiman Marcus, lauding his achievements in the fashion industry. Ken Downing took the stage to much applause by an adoring crowd. This was Ken Downing’s 5th year producing the now highly anticipated fashion show. He presented a first look at the Spring 2016 collections. The first Spring trend was lace – models graced the runway with flower crowns wearing lace and light colors accented with floral motifs. The second trend showcased denim; “denim redefined,” an assortment of wide-legged pants, jackets, and coats made from the iconic fabric. The third trend featured was red, reds in everything from solid colors to geometric shapes to intricate patterns. The finale highlighted evening looks including show stoppers, including shiny and metallic looks.

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Miguel Espinoza & Troy Cannava

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Christy Martin, Lydia Touzet, Frances Sevilla-Sacasa, Ken Downing, Swanee DiMare, Gigi Whitman, Stephen Brunelle, Marie Whitehurst, & Lori Jennings

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Frances Sevilla-Sacasa, Marie Whitehurst, Swanee DiMare, & Gigi Whitman

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Yolanda Berkowitz, Laurence Stott, & Ana Milton

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Lesli Brown, Elysze Held, Hayley Sloman, & Ana Milton

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Georgia Shubin, Elysze Held, & Susannah Shubin

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Hayley Sloman & Lesli Brown

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Michelle Areces & Alexa Wolman

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Laurie Jennings & Stephanie Sayfie Aagaard

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Laurie Jennings & Ken Downing

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Ken Downing, Katharine Rubino, & Stephen Brunelle

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Daniela Swaebe & Kim Wood

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Tara Solomon

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Meghana Raj & Kristin Ducote

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Pamela Silva Conde & Christy Martin

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Gigi Whitman, Lydia Touzet, & Brian O’Hara

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Julie Dill, Tina Carlo, & Lydia Touzet

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Bronwyn Miller & Suzie Sayfie

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Christina & Bertha Termine


Neiman Marcus Coral Gables Spring 2016 Trend Report

Sunday, January 17th, 2016


Coral Gables, FL – January 13, 2015 – Neiman Marcus Coral Gables welcomed Ken Downing, Senior VP and Fashion Director of Neiman Marcus to the store for an intimate fashion chat and sneak peek at the Spring 2016 Collections. Downing interprets, articulates and sets the fashion direction for the Neiman Marcus brand as well as serves as their international fashion ambassador and spokesperson. In his role as Fashion Director, Downing travels the globe to bring luxury and style to the Neiman Marcus customer. Downing presented the new Spring trends for Neiman Marcus at the Coral Gables store. Over 50 of Miami’s fashion set sat front row to hear what’s new for Spring. Among the hot trends for Spring are lace, denim everything, confident reds – all shades, the wide leg pant, the blazer redefined, shoes that wrap and tie, and top it off with a vivid matte lip.


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Lesli Brown & Bronwyn Miller

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Elysze Held & Bronwyn Miller

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Ruth Schwalbe & Peggy Smith

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Rebecca Whited & Amanda Dobin

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Neiman Marcus Coral Gables & Ocean Drive Magazine Celebrate The ART OF FASHION

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015


Coral Gables, FL – September 10, 2015 – Neiman Marcus Coral Gables and Ocean Drive Magazine celebrated the ART OF FASHION with the most fashionable event of the fall season. The evening celebrated fall – the new hot trends and must have items of the season. Over 500 of Miami’s most fashionable joined host committee Randi Wolfson Adamo, Ana Codina Barlick, Gina Beekman, Lesli Brown, Cynthia Demos, Barbara Havenick, Annie Kadre, Jessica Lopez, Christy Martin, Michele Reese, and Valentina Salas. Neiman Marcus honored esteemed arts charities in the community including Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County, Beaux Arts, Miami City Ballet and Young Patronesses of the Opera. Guests enjoyed fashion and beauty stops throughout the store including Nail Art from high-end nail art atelier, Vanity Projects, and hair touch ups by Glamsquad. Partygoers loved to strike a pose in PHHHOTO, animated social photo booth, and snapped #ShoeSelfie’s in their new stilleto’s. CBS 4’s Lisa Petrillo served as the MC the runway fashion show, with fashionable beats by DJ YSL. Guests enjoyed bites from BULLA Gastrobar, The Local Craft Food & Drink, Piripi, Swine Southern Table + Bar, and crafted cocktails from Fleur de Lis Vodka, as well as wines from Barton & Guestier.



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Kalyn James, Lisa Petrillo, Eva Silverstein, Barbara & Michele Reese

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Lisa Petrillo, Kalyn James, Stephen Brunelle, Eva Silverstein, Barbara & Michele Reese

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Adrienne Carter, Stephen Brunelle, & Lexie Overholt

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Maria Tettamanti, Lexie Overholt, Adrienne Carter, & Eva Silverstein







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Ani Sanchez, Courtney Rodriguez, & Constanza Montalva

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Stephen Brunelle, Lisa Pretrillo, & Jared Shapiro

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Kalyn James & Lisa Petrillo

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Johanna Da Ru & Kiki Barth

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Kiki Barth & Fernanda Uesler

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Paola & Maria Cueva, & Ana Maria Sanin

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Barbara Reese, Brenda Nestor, & Michele Resse



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Benjamine Beaufils & Sakia Miller

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Gina Beekman, Lidia Pefaur, & Valentina Salas

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Sabrina Rudolph, Lisa Petrillo, & Nina Rudolph

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Maria Tettamanti & Lisa Petrillo

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Lais Bacchi & Christine Martin

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Jessica Hernandez Lopez, Alicia Perez Carillon, & Arlene Assalon 


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Fernanda Uesler


Collection Party for Fashionably Conscious at Neiman Marcus Coral Gables

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

Coral Gables, FL – August 19, 2015 – Neiman Marcus Coral Gables hosted a Collection Party for Fashionably Conscious, Miami’s beloved fashion fundraiser, during Neiman Marcus’ highly anticipated semi-annual Trend Event. Over 100 of Miami’s fashion elite attended, including host committee Maria Eugenia Baco, Ali Codina, Laura Garcia, Marcia Martinez Laas, Rima Otrakji, Darlene Perez and Christopher Adeleke. The Trend Event featured a fashion showcase of the latest styles for Fall 2015. Guests sat front row to see the latest must-have trends, including the Folklorica Trend – handcrafted, artisanal details and embellishments, embroidery, romantic ruffles, lace and fringe. The Winter White Trend graced the runway, as well as the color Red – rich red’s, from full bodied Bordeaux to siren bright.  Shoppers enjoyed bubbly and bites from Bulla Gastrobar as well as a Herradura Tequila tasting. The event served as a kickoff to the Fashionably Conscious main fundraising sale event from Sept. 25-27 at Cocowalk, benefitting Coconut Grove Cares’ The Barnyard Community Center. For more information visit


3.5-Ali Codina, Laura Garcia, Maria Eugenia Baco, Stephen Brunelle, Rima Otrakji, Marcia Martinez Baco_new

Ali Codina, Laura Garcia, Maria Eugenia Baco, Stephen Brunelle, Rima Otrakji, & Marcia Martinez Laas

4-Katharine Rubino, Ali Codina, & Darlene Perez_new

Katharine Rubino, Ali Codina, & Darlene Perez

5-Marcia Martinez Laas & Darlene Perez_new

Marcia Martinez Laas & Darlene Perez

6 - Iva Kosovic, Rima Otrakji,& Marcia Martinez Laas_new

Iva Kosovic, Rima Otrakji, & Marcia Martinez Laas




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Ali Codina


Katharine Rubino



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23-Katharine Rubino, Vivian Duenas, Rebecca Millare-Macias_new

Katharine Rubino, Vivian Duenas, & Rebecca Millare-Macias

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Katharine Rubino & Rima Otrakji

25-Teresa Sarnoff & Rima Otrakji_new

Teresa Sarnoff & Rima Otrakji

26-Eli Otero, Annette Lopez Teal, Iva Kosovic, & Holly Morganelli_new

Eli Otero, Annette Lopez Teal, Iva Kosovic, & Holly Morganelli

27-Ali Codina & Olee Fowler_new

Ali Codina & Olee Fowler

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Christopher Adeleke & Bridget Dadd

29-Christopher Adeleke,Olee Fowler, Bridget Dadd, & Rick Hertan_new

Christopher Adeleke, Olee Fowler, Bridget Dadd, & Rick Hertan



32 - Laura Garcia, Eloisa Morales, Maria Luchsinger, & Marcela Erana_new