An evening of shopping, sipping and noshing with Sip With Socialites to benefit Georges Malaika Foundation.
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
6PM – 8PM
New York NY
Meet designer Cynthia Rowley and Georges Malaika Foundation founder and international model Noella Musunka Coursaris.
Plus enjoy Prosecco provided by Valdo and sweets provided by CuRious CANDY and exclusive discounts for our invited guests.
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
10% of proceeds benefit Georges Malaika Foundation
About Cynthia Rowley:
Born on July 29, 1958, Cynthia is a fashion designer based in the West Village of New York City. Rowley is a native of Barrington, IL. Rowley launched her business in the early eighties with $3,000 in seed money from her grandmother. The Council of Fashion Designers of America honored Rowley with a Perry Ellis Award for New Fashion Talent in 1994.
In 2011, Rowley presented the Mr. Powers collection, a limited menswear range named after her second husband Bill Powers. Powers is an editor, gallery owner and writer. The couple have two daughters, Gigi Clementine (born 2005) and Kit Clementine (born 1999).
Over the years, the Cynthia Rowley collection has grown to include jeans, shoes, eyewear, hosiery, umbrellas, handbags, small leather goods and a signature fragrance. There are Cynthia Rowley Boutiques in New York City, Los Angeles, Charleston, East Hampton, Chicago, Japan, Hong Kong and Taiwan, as well as at the company’s webstore.
In her free time she enjoys many death-defying adventures, from skydiving to trapeze performances to surfing. She is a fan of contemporary art and an avid art collector.
About Noëlla Coursaris Musunka:
Noëlla Coursaris Musunka was born in Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). At age 5 she sadly lost her father. Her mother, lacking the resources to raise her, sent Noëlla to live with relatives in Europe. Noëlla was educated in Belgium and Switzerland, and after achieving a degree in business management, she moved to London and embarked on a career in international modeling. Her successful modeling career brought Noëlla to New York where she started the Georges Malaika Foundation (GMF) in 2007 in tandem with her active modeling career.
Noëlla has appeared in a numerous fashion magazines such as Vanity Fair, Arena Magazine and Arise Magazine, as well as appearing in a number of feature articles. She has also led a number of fashion campaigns such as that of Agent Provocateur. In 2012 Noëlla was co-host of the Miss Vodacom Competition in Congo where she played the role of a mentor to the contestants.
About Georges Malaika Foundation (GMF):
Named in memory of Noella Coursaris Musunka’s father, Georges, and the Swahili word malaika, for ‘angel,’ the mission of the Georges Malaika Foundation (GMF) is to “empower through education”. GMF is dedicated to the advancement of African communities by providing educational opportunities to young girls, ages 5 to 18. Our vision is to mobilize the resources necessary to overcome the insurmountable obstacles a young girl faces in obtaining an education in the Democratic Republic of Congo. We provide assistance that paves the way for opportunity, generates greater choice and empowers girls to make informed decisions.This includes building two wells, one on the school grounds and one for the village of Kalebuka, so women and girls do not have to walk for miles to find a source of clean water for their families, and can instead focus on their education.
About Sip With Socialites:
Founded in 2011, Sip With Socialites is a best friend to trendsetting professionals. In addition to our habit-forming blog, SWS hosts monthly fundraisers for our pet charities and causes.
Cynthia Rowley Upper Eastside
43 E 78th St
New York, NY 10075
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