2011 Wayuu Taya Foundation Gala

June 22, 2011

Last week I attended my dear friend Patricia Velásquez Wayuu Taya Foundation Gala and had an amazing time! I have attended the past 3 years and have been involved personally and also along with my brand, Boy Meets Girl(R)  -you can see my past blog post here.  I loved catching up with my friend, artist, Peter Tunney he was the auctioneer of the evening and did an amazing job. Also loved seeing one of my bff's celebrity hair stylist Tara Smith. It was also great to catch up with Russell Simmons and Padma Lakshmi :)
I was blown away by violinist and Grammy Award winner, Miri Ben-Ari's performance.  I was also thrilled to see my fav Mimi of Rent, Daphne Rubin-Vega, who performed one of my favorite songs, "Seasons of Love."  Check out clip coverage in the video below. All took place at Donna Karan's incredible Urban Zen space.
Congrats to Patricia on an amazing job!

Photos from the Gala

Patricia Velasquez

Donna Karan & violinist, Miri Ben-Ari

Me, Stacy Igel

All of above photos found here: 

The Wayúu Tayá Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-governmental, nonprofit organization founded in 2002 by Venezuelan model and actress Patricia Velásquez. The Foundation began its operations in Mara—a region located in the Zulia state of Venezuela— where it has concentrated its efforts in assisting the Wayúu, an indigenous group comprised of over 300,000 people. The Wayúu Tayá Foundation was created in order to help improve the lives of Latin-American indigenous people while maintaining and respecting their traditions, culture and beliefs. 

To find out more about the Wayuu Taya Foundation, check out their website here. 
I hope you will all join me next year!


p.s. Thank you to Dj Sly for editing this video. Love your Dj skills!


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