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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 without
making 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.
Carissa Lawson is the morning news anchor at News 12 New Jersey. She is a New York City native who grew up in Queens. Lawson is a proud graduate of New York University with a degree in broadcast journalism. Lawson left the greater New York area after college graduation to pursue her broadcasting career with a dream of someday returning. She spent nearly a decade working her way up the ranks in North Carolina. She then went on to anchor the evening news at the CBS affiliate in Louisville, Kentucky, before making her way back to the Northeast with an exciting stint at CBS News as a freelance correspondent in New York City. During that time, she accomplished three major things all at once: She moved to a different state, had her first child and started a brand-new job! She tells people the experience has taught her you can do just about anything with prayer and perseverance.Lawson has won an Associated Press Award for feature reporting. She co-anchored the newscast at the CBS affiliate in Louisville that received the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Award for best newscast. She was also part of the CBS affiliate team that received the coveted National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation (NABEF) Service to America Television Award, among the highest public-service honors in broadcasting, that honors exceptional public and community service. Upon graduation from NYU, Lawson earned the James Fenimore Cooper Memorial Prize, which is presented annually to the most outstanding undergraduate student of journalism. She was also inducted into the Kappa Tau Alpha National Honor Society in journalism and mass communication.nullLawson is the mother of a wonderful little girl who keeps her Mommy busy! She is co-leader of her daughter’s Girl Scout Troop and volunteers for the Parent Teachers Organization at her daughter’s school. She enjoys traveling in her time off and is also a vegetarian who advocates for healthy living. She enjoys every opportunity she can get to help others understand the lifesaving importance of leading a healthier lifestyle. The passing of her aunt due to breast cancer has strengthened her convictions about a way of life she tries her best to live out each day.
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Emma Falesto is 17, and a senior in high school. She is a model, a cheerleader and a coach .She has been a model since January 2021, and a cheerleader for 7 years. Emma fell in love with fashion at a young age, and has always thought she was thinking too big when thinking of becoming a model. Now, she has walked in 4 fashion shows, 2 including NYFW. She won the Top Model competition in her division in March of 2021. At NYFW, she participated in a campaign to stop human trafficking along with her Top Model Family. Other than modeling, Emma has cheered for pop warner, all star , and high school cheer. She has earned several national titles, as well as grand champs in the 2021 section 1 cheer championship. Emma is a senior in high school, and is planning on going to a university next year. She is also a volunteer cheer coach to girls of the ages 9-12. Follow her social media: