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The annual “MIR Sugar Bazaar” took place at Casa de Campo from Thursday, April 13th through Sunday, April 16th, raising funds to support the Fundación MIR’s schools in La Romana. The highlight of the event was the “Ladies Luncheon” and Fashion Show, hosted by Lian Fanjul de Azqueta, founder of the Fundación MIR, which took place on Saturday afternoon.

While golf teams were out on the greens, Casa de Campo villa owners, friends, and family indulged in shopping for gifts, accessories, jewelry, clothes and a delicious lunch catered by La Romana Country Club. The event was a perfect blend of shopping, food, and fashion, making it an unforgettable experience for all.

During the Luncheon, guests were treated to two fashion shows, the first featuring girls from many of Casa de Campo’s families, modeling beautifully tailored clothes by El Faldellin by Surelis.

The second was headlined by Ala von Auersperg from Palm Springs, and five models flawlessly showcased six outfit changes, leaving the audience mesmerized. The designs that graced the runway were a breath of fresh air, characterized by flowy silhouettes and vibrant prints inspired by the designer’s natural surroundings.

Ala von Auersperg, renowned for her artistic flair, often begins her design process by painting or sketching her creations, which are then interpreted and evolved into stunning prints by her team. The result is a blend of art and fashion, with unique prints that captivate the eye and evoke a sense of natural beauty. The show reached its pinnacle when the models posed with the designer herself, all dressed in outfits featuring a similar print, creating a show-stopping moment that left the audience in awe of the designer’s creative vision.

This year’s MIR Bazaar and Ladies Luncheon was nothing short of extraordinary, and we are already looking forward to next year’s event. We had such a great time that we are eagerly anticipating next year’s festivities! Special thanks to our hostess for organizing such a beautiful event!

The following collection of photos was taken by Juan Carlos Polanco on Saturday, April 15th, at the MIR Bazaar and Ladies Luncheon at the La Romana Country Club in Casa de Campo.