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Fashionably Conscious 2011

WHAT: Guess what’s back? The annual Fashionably Conscious fundraiser, featuring donated designer items from the coveted closets of Miami’s leading socialites and now CEOs. This year’s expanded host committee includes Raysa Fanjul, Darlene & Jorge Perez, Margarita Codina, Karla Dascal, Laura Buccellati, Brian Ehrlich, Lourdes Jofre-Collett, Mark Ferrari, Amy Hollub, Sue Kronick, Alan Randolph, Debra Scholl, Jolie Souto, Susanna Shubin, Annie Vasquez, Kim Wood and more. Collections already include items from Prada, Armani, Christian Dior, Emmanuel Ungaro, Jimmy Choo, Trina Turk, Elie Tahari and vintage Besty Johnson, along with a brand-new Tricia Fix gown. All clothing and accessories will be on sale to guests at discounted prices, ranging from $1 to $500.

The weekend event will kick-off with a Friday VIP Preview Sale at a $25 entrance fee, granting first access to fashions, gift bags and libations sponsored by Peroni. Saturday’s all-day sale has a reduced $10 entrance fee. All proceeds will go directly to fund Coconut Grove Cares’ The Barnyard, which offers free after-school and summer programs for over 250 children, and provides a much-needed safe haven for the West Grove community.

WHEN: Friday, May 13 from 6 to 9 p.m. is the VIP preview sale and happy hour. On Saturday, May 14 from 10 to 5 p.m. there’s the all-day sale.

WHERE: Shops of Mayfair, 3390 Mary Street, Coconut Grove

DONATIONS: Drop-off locations are as follows:

Mayfair Hotel & Spa, 3000 Florida Avenue, Coconut Grove — One free glass of wine with donation and purchase of meal at Spartico restaurant

Ornare, 3930 NE 2nd Avenue, Design District

Red Kiwi,  3117 Commodore Plz
., Coconut Grove — One free coffee with purchase and donation

Item, 1673 Meridian Ave.,
 Miami Beach  — 10% discount off retail purchase with donation

Children’s Exchange, 1415 Sunset Drive, South Miami

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