Trinity Dawson is a 14 year old indigenous model and emerging designer.
At just 14 she has graced runways both in Australia and Internationally.
When in New York she has been blessed to do brand shoots and Billboard campaigns but her highlight still is being one of the faces of Avadora Mimouni stunning clutch collection.
Trinity was named in the 2020 Haute List for Couture by Supermodel Unlimited for being to someone to watch for fashion trends and most recently nominated for Sydney best Dressed for the second year running.
Trinity is also a spokemodel for Marc Defang and has a pair of killer boots named after her in his signature collection.
Aside from modelling and designing she is passionate about the environment and she is the founder of Maverick All Natural Beauty a vegan skincare range that is Australian made and produced.
In February 2022 she debut her Dreamtime Collection on the runways for New York Fashion Week and can’t wait to get back bigger and better in September
Kayla Kotsch is primarily an autism advocate who was recently named Worlds Miss United States Tourism 2022. She is also a writer, public speaker, and passionate about inclusion. Kayla was diagnosed with autism at a young age, and it has fundamentally shaped who she is today. She has overcome many obstacles in her 19 years; all due to the amount of advocacy she has received.
Kayla decided in 2019 that she wanted to make a change, a change for herself and for other people like her. She overcame substantial bullying sustained in school as well as being excluded from school events, etc. due to her autism diagnosis. She got tired of having no voice and took a stand to show people that she is different, not less. Now she strives to make a change on how people view autism, showing the wonderful things about autistic people, as well as advocating for a change in state and federal laws. Kayla has spoken within her school, community, and state advocating the need for change and acceptance. Today, not only does she work in her platform of autism awareness, but she has also taken on the platforms of Pet Partners and childhood cancer awareness.
Kayla’s goals for the future are to be able to one day start her own organization that will help those with disabilities learn to advocate for themselves and grow a career in the fashion industry. Being presented with opportunities and role models such as Avadora, Kayla is grateful for the recognition, the inclusion, and the feelings of acceptance. These opportunities only encourage her drive in advocating and in reaching her goal.
Award winning designer, Isabel Lopez launched the couture brand Isabel Original. Isabel got her start at a young age in her native Colombia then emigrated to the United States. The designs of Isabel Original have been on red carpets around the world including the runways of Boston, New York Fashion Week and featured in countless magazine editorials. Isabel brings to her fashion design broad experience including modeling, acting and serving as founder/director of Miss Columbia, New England. Isabel Original ready to wear collection remains true to the brands direction designing magnificent fashions that accentuate the natural curves of a woman’s body while capturing the spirit of elegance that permeates her brand. Isabel also launched Original Living Magazine, another facet of her brand, which gives her the opportunity to feature artists, including herself, on a platform to share their inspired work. www.originallivingmagazine.com.
Rita Cosby is one of the most recognized and respected broadcasters in America. She is a renowned Emmy-winning TV host, veteran correspondent and multiple best selling author, who anchored highly rated prime time shows on Fox News Channel and MSNBC. Heralded as one of the Most Influential Women in Radio since 2014 by Radio Ink magazine, she was selected as Legend of the Year for 2018, chosen among all women on and off air in the radio industry. She currently hosts the top-rated nationally syndicated Rita Cosby Show based out of WABC Radio in New York. Throughout her illustrious media career, Rita has secured some of the biggest interviews, including exclusives with more than twenty world leaders, including seven U.S. Presidents.
Gigi Nunez Dominican businesswoman, born in Puerto Rico and brought to the Dominican Republic where she lived most of her life. The daughter of lawyer parents, she was raised in the city of La Vega. When she finished high school, she was influenced to pursue a renowned career and decided on medicine in which she studied for almost 4 years when she realized that she did not feel love for this career and abandoned it, returning to the United States where she decided to pursue her dreams. There she starts in the business world from the bottom, working tirelessly to achieve entrepreneurship. After some failures and closing doors, she saw how the sacrifice and effort paid off and saw her business take off with its own wings.
Before becoming the woman she is today, she went through a transformation process, not only mentally and spiritually, but also physically, going from 263 pounds to losing about 115 pounds and moving to a healthier and more self-confident state of mind.
Founder of The Money Team Group LLc firm, Cleaning Professionals of Florida and MLM Contractors Solutions. From its beginnings in 2019 when they only billed about 40,000 dollars a year until today where the company already bills 7 digits, Gigi has dedicated herself to providing a source of employment to hundreds of people each year, to being supportive of Latinos and an example to follow, to show them that it is possible if they are willing to give everything, to motivate women to dare even with children and family to fight for a space in society and in the business world.
Currently a philanthropist, collaborator in many social and charitable causes, she is preparing to launch her foundation The Gigi Núñez Foundation. She received recognition from the New York council as an influential Hispanic. She is an influencer on social media and in numerous TV and radio interviews to which she has been invited to share her impressive story of rising from the rubble of hard work to the pinnacle of success in both her companies, as well as in her multiple investments in real estate.
She recently launched her first ebook “Decálogo de la mom emprendedora”, available on Amazon and on her website where she provides guides on how to start an entrepreneurship and, as she herself describes, helping you to do better by saving you some mistakes.
Many projects are underway and many more in sight for this Latin woman, fighter, mother, writer, businesswoman, generous and powerful.
Cherie Corso is a wife & mother, with a passion for marketing, art and fashion. On TV, she is a national patenting & commonsense lifestyle expert appearing on Fox & Friends, Dr Oz, CNN. A blogger who has inspired stories for NewYork Post (give your kid a debit card and mommy and me ) . Entrepreneurship is her specialty, having developed and sold two successful businesses. She has been a national spokesperson for Wedderspoon Honey and Crocs just to name a few. She volunteers her time to assist entrepreneurs in developing business at the Fordham Gabelli School of Business She is also an environmentalist that likes to support people’s health and wellness. For more information go to www.cheriecorso.com
Lorraine Silvetz received her BFA from N.Y.U. Film School and her Master’s from N.Y.U. School of Social Work in 2005. She is a psychotherapist, writer and Executive Director, having founded Global Stress Initiative (GSI) a program under the International Committee Against Mental Illness (ICAMI) a 65 year old mental health 501c3 directed by her Uncle, Robert Cancro, MD in 2010. She and several of GSI’s supporters, including 3 Time Emmy Award Winning Anchor, Rita Cosby, philanthropist/entrepreneur, Mitzi Perdue, Medical Director of ICAMI, Robert Cancro, MD and she received Congressional Awards, in 2011, from Congressman Townes for their donation of treatment for service members and veterans with PTSD and TBI. Lorraine and her husband, Robert Silvetz, MD introduced the cutting edge treatment, in the northeast, in 2019. GSI extended their focus of treatment to include not only service members/veterans but domestic violence and human trafficking survivors impacted by PTSD and TBI. Lorraine has served as face and advocate for Avadora Mimouni Collection in 2021/2022.
We were honored to attend and support the Toy drive and Auction for abused and neglected children last week. It was among the first larger events in NY since the pandemic’s inception. It was wonderful to see many old and meet new friends after so much time. Thank you to the hostesses, Julianne Michelle Stroh and Tina Louise, Committee Members like Rita Cosby Cosby and Florence Anthony who were also in attendance. And, thank you to Mark Murray for the use of his exquisite art gallery which offered such a beautiful setting for the festivities. And, thank you to Francesca Amato of Punished4Protecting, Inc which does such amazing work on behalf of children. Thank you to our photographer friends that offered their time and services covering the event, Jeff Smith, Max Flores, DavidWarren and Paul Prince.
Avadora Mimouni, the acclaimed model and designer, is a gem, inside and out, as is her line of luxury bags adorned with haute couture upcycled materials. In 2017, Avadora attended an event wearing a one of a kind purse she created and was surprised by the immense response that it received. She was immediately inspired to launch her Avadora Mimouni Collection that same year. Her collection received dramatic adoration from women of all ages.
Avadora was born in the Azores archipelago of Portugal. Avadora’s creative ways started in her youth. She expressed herself through theater and modeling in fashion boutiques. She moved to Manhattan in 1994. She soon pursued modeling and graced the covers of magazines, walked prestigious runways and appeared in acting roles. Her latest role is as an inspired designer helping make the world and its inhabitants more beautiful.
Avadora Mimouni collection is launching an editorial and commercial campaign for 2021-2022. The face of Avadora Mimouni’s Collection is Philanthropist, Social Worker and Model, Lorraine Silvetz. Lorraine is Founder and Executive Director of Global Stress Initiative (GSI) which donates treatment of service members, veterans, domestic violence and child trafficking survivors impacted by PTSD since 2010. GSI’s treatment is non-pharmacologic using individualized transcranial magnetic stimulation (iTMS) with dramatic results. She collaborates with her husband, Robert Silvetz, MD, a medical and computer scientist, who participated in the development of the innovative iTMS protocol since 2011.
Lorraine coined the name “Models of Philanthropy” to describe the ladies in the coverage she wrote for Avadora Mimouni’s NYFW shows, 2019/2020. She walked the runway along with several models, actresses, anchors, and philanthropist friends spanning from age 35-80, who have worked alongside her for her own foundation but several others they all support. The message of “Models of Philanthropy” and Avadora Mimouni Collection is in Lorraine’s words, “Beauty does not stop at age 30 and the highest form of beauty is doing good works for others.” Lorraine states, “The world needs a message that celebrates timeless beauty – both inside and out.”
Post pandemic, as people start emerging from their homes and jobs back to a more full life, they’ll want to enter the world with a splash. Avadora Mimouni Collection will help them do just that at any event that they attend.
All women agree that you cannot wear an Avadora Mimouni bag withoutmaking a statement since they steal the show wherever you go. Avadora, as a model and a designer, illustrates beauty is timeless and her gorgeous bags make each person who wears them feel like a gem. And, let’s face it the more we feel like gems the more we behave that way and so the world becomes more beautiful – one gem at a time.