MLW collaborates with the SOS Foundation

MLW collaborates with the SOS Foundation

Marbella Luxury Weekend shows its more caring side. Both collaborators of the SOS Foundation, María León and Ana Antic, will form an active part of this edition through a series of joint events.

Marbella, 8th of May 2014: The City Hall of Marbella, through their Tourist Constituency, continues with the preparations and finalising the events agenda for the fourth edition of Marbella Luxury Weekend which will be taking place in Puerto Banús between the 5th and 8th of June.

On this occasion, Marbella Luxury Weekend (MLW) wanted to promote its charitable side by partnering with SOS Universal Children’s Day Foundation. The foundation will present its campaign Solidarity Treasures*, 1 Basket 1 Family which aims to provide food to families at risk of social exclusion.

To accomplish this objective a charity raffle will be held, organised by María León** (godmother of Solidarity Treasures), and will feature Ana Antic*** as the master of ceremonies. The raffle will include the participation of several luxury brands which have donated their products for the campaign. All attendees of MLW can participate in this initiative by buying tickets which will be sold in different parts of the port from the 5th to the 8th of June. The draw of the raffle will take place during the closing ceremony.

This year a specific section of the event will be dedicated to the world of fashion. Under the heading “Special Fashion” there will be a master class hosted by the stylist Ana Antic*** a fashion expert and blogger, who is giving her time to support the SOS Foundation. There will be a panel discussion between professionals in which they will discuss the title “Fashion and luxury. Trends and markets “, offering key information of interest to the attendees. This will all contribute to the various interesting performances that will complement the floating catwalk, a pioneering idea for MLW.

Among the participants of the forum there will be Ana Antic, as well as the model (Miss Spain 2005) and presenter Veronica Hidalgo, who will play an active role for MLW’14 by becoming the master of ceremonies for the opening and the closing of the fourth edition.

*SOS Foundation Solidarity Treasures Campaign: The campaign 1 BASKET 1 FAMILY aims to help families with young children who are at risk of social exclusion in Marbella and other Spanish communities, providing fresh food for every child so they all have the right to a healthy diet which they would not be able to afford without the help.

** María León from Andalusia, daughter of the Marquis de la Cañada, fashion expert, blogger, curator of art and occasional model. She is a communicator and fashion consultant, author of “Dressing with style” of LID Editorial, Ambassador of Pedro del Hierro, Ambassador of Peugeot 2008 and the Geographic Travel Agency XXI.
She has also written for medias including; Telva, YoDona, Hola and CondéNast Traveler. She is an Ambassador of the Spanish Association of Fashion blogs, a member of the judging panel for Telva magazine solidarity awards, and has assisted with the exhibition “Behind the scenes … Art & Fashion” at the IVAM Museum in Valencia, which opened in June 2013. She has worked on the radio programme “the Big Apple” for Cope, and now she does every Thursday at 1pm on the “COPE mornings” program. On television, she has also taken her first steps and has worked on the “Yo Dona Magazine” program.

Ana Antic***. Belgrade, 1974. She enrolled to study Economics and her artistic vocation began when she started at the Art Institute of Teaching, where she studied decoration. But her true passion was fashion. She was the director of a fashion magazine Avenue Illustrated and two years later became freelance to cover more fields and to have more freedom. She writes fashion editorials in various publications and makes stylish and creative advertising campaigns for a range of firms, in addition to dressing celebrities for all types of events.