Catwalk for Charity — Where Fashion Meets Philanthropy

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Catwalk for Charity is an annual event held to benefit underprivileged children. This year’s event will take place on Sunday, June 8, from 12 noon to 3PM at the luxurious Marriott Marquis in Miami. Catwalk for Charity’s main focus is to bring awareness and solutions to the challenges faced by Haitian children in the “little Haiti” district and surrounded communities as well as in different provinces in Haiti. The event will commence with a half-hour exclusive VIP cocktail reception, plus a highly anticipated silent auction followed by a sit down champagne brunch. The venue will feature a powerful artistic runway show with professional models, showcasing the 2014 Spring Collection of world renowned fashion designer Nicole Miller

The star studded Catwalk for Charity 2014 Fashion Show celebrity lineup will include: Supermodels Joanna Krupa, Cynthia Bailey, Actress Tatiana Ali, and celebrity Dentist Karen Sierra. In previous years, the event was hosted by E! News Giuliana Rancic, supermodel Kimora Lee Simmons, along with Johanna Gomez, reporter for the Miami Heat. Special guests including actress Vivica Fox, Nia Long, Garcelle Beauvais, and Haiti’s First Lady, Mrs. Sophia Martelly have been among the many specials guests at this premier philanthropic event.

One of the main sponsors of this year’s Catwalk for Charity is Patrick Taleb Salon in Weston, Florida. It is a high-end spa, owned and operated by an amazing Haitian-Arab Family who believe in giving back to the community. They will also provide hair and make up for celebrities and models

Proceeds from the Catwalk for Charity will support the annual back to school distribution and the holiday celebration and toy dive. For many of these children, this may be the only school supply or Christmas present they will receive. As many of these children continue to face multiple traumas such as violence, family separation, and social instability, the 2010 earthquake has also left over 450,000 children in Haiti displaced. With the successes of Catwalk for Charity, Breakfast with Santa will bring a joyful Christmas celebration to these children. Whether it’s for needy children in Miami or in Haiti, putting a smile on these young faces will prove to be a wondrous outcome for all participants, sponsors and volunteers of the Catwalk for Charity event. Each year the group makes two trips to Haiti, one in October for back to school distribution and the other in December for toy distribution.

Fashion Designers– as for our fashion, we have worked with Neiman Marcus and The Webster and few others which have showcased designs by Lanvin, Chanel, Christian Dior, Prada, Celine, Chloé, Oscar de la Renta, Victoria Beckham, and Carolina Herrera, among others.

The VIP tickets are $250.00 and include exclusive access and front row seats. General admission tickets go for $150.00. per person. For more information about sponsorship opportunities or media inquiries, contact Marcela Rubiano at TARA Ink. at 305.864.3434 ext 157 or visit our website: or

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