“50 Shades of Blue” – Benefit Fashion Show, Monterey

“50 Shades of Blue” – Benefit Fashion Show, Auction & Party at Portola Plaza in Monterey, CA To Wrap Week Of Blue Ocean Film Festival

Fashion Show, Party and Celebrity Appearances!

Blue Ocean Film Festival will bring a high-energy benefit Fashion Show, Auction and Party event to the Portola Hotel in Monterey with the “50 Shades of Blue- Fashion Show, Auction & Party” To be held Saturday, September 29, 2012 at 8:00pm– 1am at the Portola Hotel, in Monterey, CA, all proceeds will benefit Make A Difference Media, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

The “50 Shades Of Blue- Fashion Show and Auction” is the wrap party for the week’s long world acclaimed Blue Ocean Film Festival. VIP guest attendance for the show will include Titanic Director’s James Cameron, Richard Branson, Prince Albert of Monaco, Ted Turner, Celine Cousteau, Dr. Sylvia Earle, Edward James Olmos, Don Walsh, Congressman Sam Farr, Disney executives, San Jose Sharks, NFL athletes, renowned scientists, divers, surfers, musicians (and many other celebrity siting’s). Join local and international designers, stylists and models as the party kicks off with a big splash in the Portola Plaza Ballroom, as host Katana Alexander introduces one of a kind Designer garments, jewelry and accessories. Guests will sip icy blue signature cocktails by Bacardi, sample delicious local wines, enjoy spirit tastings, high-grade agave tequilas, scotch and whiskey, tasty hors d’oeuvers and desserts. The event will include a luxury silent auction, with trips to Bora Bora, artwork, vacation getaways, wine, watches, jewelry and local favorites.

Models will surf the runway in the most stylist collections from companies like Quicksilver, OP, On the Beach, Cocoa Jeans, Brody & Cole, Vault Denim, Anastio Moda, Constance, TC & G, previewing an amazing showcase from the best local designers, even using organic and recycled wear from companies like Lala Originals. Check out pieces from the latest in couture dresses from Domini Anne, and exclusive jewelry from Susan Rockefeller’s, Mission of Mermaids jewelry and Natalie Baroni’s Goddess collection and so much more.

Entertainment and music will be provided, ‘swag’ gift bags for attendees will be distributed and exclusive raffle items will be featured. “Come to be entertained, or inspired, or informed. Come to have a good time. Whatever strums your blue heartstrings just don’t miss out.” -Dr. Sylvia Earle Founder Mission Blue, SEAlliance and a National Geographic Explorer.