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Appearances & Events > 2011 > Raisa Gorbachev Foundation Party
New Yorkers witnessed an invasion of epic proportions when the Brazil Foundation took over the main branch of the public library to host their ninth annual benefit gala on Monday night. The building’s majestic lobby was transformed by a sea of color, silk, and bright smiles as guests Stavros Niarchos, Jessica Hart, Zani Gugelmann, Alejandro Santo Domingo, Julie Henderson, and Tamara Mellon congregated for cocktails while DJ Chelsea Leyland played from the balcony above. Everywhere you looked, another stunning face emerged from the crowd, including models Izabel Goulart, Alessandra Ambrosio, Isabeli Fontana, and Ana Beatriz Barros. ‘This wouldn’t be a proper Brazilian party without Victoria’s Secret models,’ laughed Lauren Remington Platt, who, attending as a guest of Valentino Garavani, looked resplendent in one of his signature red gowns.
Post-cocktails, guests migrated to the ballroom for a seated dinner. Though the crowd numbered in the hundreds, it seemed as if everyone knew one another as they mingled through the maze of tables. Andrea Dellal, the chair of the benefit gala, was surrounded by her children at one table, while Osklen designer Oskar Metsavaht caught up with friends, and Amanda Hearst chatted with Luigi Tadini and the stunning Brazilian actress, Luisa Moraes. When guests finally took their seats, Alice Dellal and Pedro Andrade took to the stage as the emcees for the evening’s awards ceremony. Andrea then joined her daughter to welcome the award recipients and guest speakers, including Carlos Saldanha (the director of the animated Rio), Jesse Eisenberg, and Brazilian soccer star Ronaldo. One of the evening’s most poignant moments came when Valentino presented Natalia Vodianova with the Brazil Foundation’s International Philanthropy Award. The award recognized the recent expansion of Vodianova’s Naked Heart Foundation from Russia into Brazil, where it will seek to provide Brazilian children with safe playgrounds. ‘Tonight I am so glad I can contribute to the country I love so much,’ said the model, who wore a deep-red velvet gown by Valentino. ‘I know how incredible the people are and how the children there, like Russian children, deserve the gift of play.’
In true Latin form, the party continued late into the night with a special performance by Brazilian singer Preta Gil and an after-party at the Hotel Americano, deejayed by Julio Santo Domingo and Vivi Seixas.
Appearances & Events > 2011 > Natalia Vodianova’s foundation opens Absorbent: A SpongeBob Exhibit in Moscow
Appearances & Events > 2011 > Natalia Vodianova attends a Press Conference in Moscow
Nickelodeon Russia, a unit of Viacom International Media Networks, today announced SpongeBob SquarePants, the iconic character from Nickelodeon’s global hit series, is coming to Moscow in a new and glamorous way. ‘Absorbent: A SpongeBob Exhibit’, a unique and immersive modern art exhibition presented by Nickelodeon working in partnership with Beeline, will be offered free-of-charge to visitors from September 16 to October 2, 2011 at the Flacon Design Plant, Moscow.
As Russia’s first-ever interactive SpongeBob exhibition, ‘Absorbent: A SpongeBob Exhibit’ will invite visitors to see firsthand how Nickelodeon’s most famous character has influenced fashion, culture and modern media. Fans (big and small) will have the opportunity to view fashion and art installations inspired by SpongeBob’s positive, happy-go-lucky perspective, as well as a multimedia zone dedicated to the world’s most famous sponge. In addition to showcasing Nickelodeon’s number one property in a sophisticated light, the fun and bold exhibition will provide young visitors with a range of opportunities for creative and educational growth through a number of workshops – all featuring the sponge that has become a global phenomenon.
To mark the opening of ‘Absorbent: A SpongeBob Exhibit’, Nickelodeon will host an exclusive auction with all funds raised going to the Naked Heart Foundation, a children’s charity headed by Supermodel Natalia Vodianova, to build playgrounds across Russia and develop programs for children with special needs.
As part of the Naked Heart Foundation partnership, exhibition visitors will have the opportunity to donate to the foundation by purchasing one-of-a-kind charity bracelets. Nickelodeon will also help create Russia’s first ever SpongeBob SquarePants themed playground, to be built in one of the orphanages the Naked Heart Foundation supports. Fans will get a sneak peek of the playground at the exhibit.
Nicholas Walters, VP General Manager, Viacom International Media Networks Russia and CIS, said: “SpongeBob has a staggering level of awareness and popularity in Russia, and ‘Absorbent: A SpongeBob Exhibit’ is a special way of sharing this beloved character with Moscow-based fans of all ages. We’re delighted to be partnering with Natalia Vodianova and the Naked Heart Foundation, and are proud to support this amazing organization’s commendable work.”
“We are happy to partner with Nickelodeon, a brand that recognizes the importance of play and knows how to bring smiles to kids’ faces. Play is a necessity, not a luxury. It is through play that children at a very early age engage with the world around them. A child’s greatest achievements are possible in play, achievements that tomorrow will form the foundations of their social interactions,” said Natalia Vodianova.
SpongeBob SquarePants reaches viewers in more than 170 countries in 35+ languages across a multimedia platform, including television, digital media and retail sales of over $8 billion. The series debuted in the US in 1999 and was first introduced to Russia audiences in 2000. SpongeBob SquarePants is the most widely-distributed property in MTV Networks history, winning dozens of prestigious awards along with the hearts of both kids and adults across the globe.
Natalia opened a new playground in Gorno-Altaisk, Russia. Pictures have been added to the gallery. A video from the event can also be found here. I also added a few photos of Natalia in a Moscow airport. Enjoy!
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