Fashion: Angel Watching Over Me Swim Week Fundraiser
Last night, Miami based charity organization, Angel Watching Over Me, founder Sarah Akiba of So Akiba and celebrity model/actress Nazanin Mandi, hosted the Angels Under Water charity fashion show at Basement Miami, at the Edition Hotel. Guests, luminaries and Miami influencers were treated to a shopping experience and multi-brand runway presentation MC’ed by Miami socialite YesJulz and music by DJ RBK, with all ticket sale proceeds going directly towards the charity’s social and community development programs.
With pop-up booths on site, guests shopped all night from Claudio Milano, Zacasha, Les Canebiers, Marias Bonita, Gina Cueto, Raesempre, SETA, Alicia- Polished Coconut, Beja Organic Soap by Chelsea Mercede, Cindy with the stones, Beatrice and Claudia Mendoza.
The runway show highlighted the So Akiba Angel Watching Over Me swimsuit collection, created in collaboration with Cai Swimwear, as well as the latest collections from swimwear brands Cai Swimwear, Pain de Sucre, Les Canebiers, Claudio Milano, Mykini, and Jypsea Local. Models also wore pieces from jewelry and headdress sponsor Zacasha, and handbag sponsor Lime & Soda; with makeup sponsored by Beauty Schools of America and hair sponsored by Safar Salon.
With over 400 attendees, all enjoyed cocktails from Coconut 503, Angelvin, Peroni, Neuro Water, Fireball, Tiqo Tequila, and Corazon. After the show was complete, guests received giftbags provided by Saks Fifth Avenue that included K8 Swimwear mirrors, L’Occitane, Safar Salon Gift Cards, Cai Swimwear Gift Cards, Les Canebiers, Forever Young Institute, Neurowater, and Floats eyewear. They also received the brand new Angel Watching Over Me hat in their bags as a thank you for ticket purchases.
Angel Watching Over Me (AWOM) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded by Sarah Akiba, a wardrobe stylist and fashion designer from Miami, FL who lost her father to lung cancer in 2013. The foundation, which unites people from all over the world who have lost an “angel” raises awareness and supports victims and their families who are left behind by a loving friend, family, or any other important person in their life.
Photo credit: AWOM