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The Italian Fashion will be in Silicon Valley for a spectacular Fashion Show.
Come and discover the new women collection by Luisa Spagnoli matched with DonaldJpliner’s shoes.


Sunday - May 7, 2017 - 6:00 p.m.

6:00 p.m.

Schultz Auditorium

12 yrs and older

On May 7,
tickets available
at the door

Fashion Show
The Fashion show will be presented by the Consul General of Italy in San Francisco, Lorenzo Ortona and our two special guests, Dennis Brown and Kimberly Minafra.
Luisa Spagnoli
Luisa Spagnoli is one of Italy’s iconic women’s fashion brands, established in Perugia, Italy in 1928. It is renowned throughout Europe for sourcing the finest materials and applying skilled European construction techniques to deliver contemporary designs, that are always founded on timeless style. Luisa Spagnoli creates perfectly layered and coordinated looks, that work anytime, anywhere from the outside in and the inside out. In May of 2016 Luisa Spagnoli introduced its designs to the US market, by opening its first US store at the Stanford Shopping Center in Palo Alto, CA”
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D J Pliner
The Donald J Pliner Company has built a reputation for its innovative materials and quality craftsmanship in men’s and women’s luxury footwear and accessories. Since 1989, the brand has been known for the combination of fashion, fit and comfort that embodies every design. Inspired by Energy. Drawn from Destinations. From the beaches of Miami to Metropolitan rooftops, the lights of Las Vegas and beyond, Donald J Pliner shoes, boots and accessories are infused with uniquely bold, colorful, modern styling influenced by a mix of evocative places both near and far away.
And for over 13 years, Donald J Pliner’s Concept Store in San Jose has been a museum of the store’s heritage and inspiration. Often called the “Heart of Santana Row,” the boutique has established itself as Silicon Valley’s go-to shoe source.

7:15 p.m.

On May 7,
tickets available
at the door

Aperitivo
The Fashion Show will be followed by an Aperitivo. Come and enjoy a glass of  Spritz* and Italian Appetizers.
(*) a wine-based cocktail commonly served as an aperitif in Northeast Italy. The drink is prepared with prosecco wine and a dash of some bitter liqueur, such as Aperol.
This event is 21 yrs and older.
Aperitivo
The aperitivo will be prepared by Italico and Terùn.

Italico and Terun are two of the most authentic Italian restaurants in the Peninsula.
Italico focuses is on pasta and primi piatti and Terun gives you a taste of wood-oven baked pizza.
Italico
Terun

Fashion Show commentators

Dennis Brown
Dennis Brown
Dennis Brown, a second-round pick and Goldrush Rookie of the Year for the San Francisco 49ers in 1990, Dennis Brown played defensive end for seven seasons with the team, which included their 1995 Superbowl XXIX Championship win. That same year, his teammates named him recipient of the Ed Block Courage Award, a prestigious honor recognizing his commitment to the principals of sportsmanship and courage, through the Ed Block Courage Award Foundation in support of children’s causes. Prior to his professional career, Brown was a legendary defensive lineman and alumnus of Long Beach Jordan High School and the University of Washington. Following his retirement from the NFL, Dennis has been active with the 49ers in a non-playing capacity, he is a five-time winner of the 49ers’ Community Relations Alumni Service Award, serves as an Ambassador for the NFL's USA Heads Up Football, Alumni Representative and a active member of the Northern California Chapter of the NFL Alumni Association. serves as a spokesperson for various nonprofits, including MidPen Resident Services, Center for Open Recovery SF, LifeMoves Shelter Network he sits on the board of the San Mateo Police Athletic League (PAL) Bayview YMCA & 49ers Youth Football Camps. Currently Working in the 49ers Alumni department and CSN Bay Area & CSN California, as a on air analysts for the 49ers.
K Minfra
Kimberly Minafra is an accomplished global communicator supporting the Office of Public Affairs at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration or NASA. For two decades, Kimberly has promoted NASA’s diverse portfolio to inspire the next generation of innovative thinkers, scientists, researchers, and game changers in technology advancement. Her expertise spans from creating and executing high-impact integrated communications programs, cultivated media relations to managing events and outreach efforts NASA field Centers, including its Ames Research Center here in Silicon Valley.
Kimberly is known for her ability to blend traditional and social media trends to simultaneously build brand image for America's space agency and her government experience in aerospace, technology, and engineering has gained her the respect of many NASA executive officials and her peers.  As an official spokesperson for NASA,  Kimberly has held the honor of Master of Ceremonies for many NASA special events, award ceremonies, conferences and important public events.
Barbara Roth
Fashion Show Director/Producer, Aryana Heath Care Foundation 
Aryana
For over 20 years, Barbara has demonstrated leadership, compassion, innovation, and excellence in the healthcare sector. Profoundly affecting the lives of the under-served - the poor, working poor, children and homeless. Barbara currently serves as the Executive Director of Aryana Health Care Foundation (ACHF), a nonprofit organization which works to advance health and wellness for those in need in Northern California. In addition to her role with AHCF, she also serves as the Regional Director of Clinical Operations for Bay Area Surgical Management,  a member representing philanthropy for the NFL Alumni, Coral Tree Foundation, Leukemia & Lymphoma society and the Festival of Globe as well as many other charities. In these positions, she provide a perspective to enhance the collaboration of the groups aimed at improving the health of the largely diverse and minority populations. She strive to encourage others with similar goals by giving them the tools, the education, and the resources they need to overcome barriers to success and to reach their goals in the professional sector. Her work and values show in everything she does, proving her commitment to advancing the lives of the under-served.

A special thank you to:

Barbara Roth, Aryana Heath Care Foundation 
Elena Zoran, Assisting with models
Rose Hill, Makeup and Hair (Owns School)
Esme Guiterrez, Hair
Frankie James! Photographer

Proudly sponsored by




Partners Business Association Italy America Consul General of Italy in San Francisco Italy-America Chamber of Commerce West Creactivity SF Italian American Heritage Foundation Italian Cultural Institue SF Italiani di Frontiera Italian Trade Agency Silicon Valley Italia Executive Council Charity Partners Aryana Daybreak Children’s Rare Disease Fund Sponsors Keller Williams Realtor Cristina Ballerio Blackfin Energica Evaro Italian Collective Italico La Pizzeria Lemoncocco Panino Giusto Passione Pizza Ribevi wines See Italy Travel SipperSmart Luisa Spagnoli - Palo Alto STYLEBEE Superga SF Terun




Location and Dates
Oshman Family JCC
Taube Koret Campus for Jewish Life
3921 Fabian Way,
Palo Alto, CA 94303

FESTIVAL
Sunday - May 7, 2017
9:30 am to 8:00pm

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