Following a fun filled first furry fashion show and gala in 2016, Homeless to Haute is back for 2017 so be sure to save the date; Sunday October 15, 2017, 5.30pm.
Homeless to Haute will showcase adoptable and rescued pets in the most fur-bulous fashion; strutting down the catwalk at the heel of professional models.
The event is to be held at the the Los Verdes Golf Course (Rancho Palos Verdes, CA), featuring spectacular ocean views though the floor to ceiling glass windows. Vegan Hors D'oeuvres will be served during a sunset champagne reception, followed by a sumptuous 3 course Vegan dinner.
October 15, 2017, get your tickets here!
The Event, Sunday October 15, 2017
5.30pm - Sunset champagne reception on the terrace, silent auction
6.30pm - Comedian Paul Elia
6.45 pm - Designer fashion show featuring models and rescue dogs
7.15 pm - Appetizers and Entrees served
8.15pm - "Happy Tails 2016" presentation
8.25pm - "Dogscars" Awards Ceremony
8.45 pm - Deserts served
9.30pm - Close
Models and Special Guests
Models and Special Guests announced so far, watch this space as we add further names...
ANGEL OLIFERUK (Top Model TV Show Star, Model for our fashion show)
Angel Oliferuk, originally from Poland, has been modelling since 2009, undertaking runway, print, and TV work. Amongst Angel's greatest accolades is reaching the final of worldwide televised competition, Top Model (2012).
With a life long penchant for performing, Angel grew up playing musical instruments, singing, and dancing and attended Music School. Now, as well as modelling, Angel co-runs medical businesses AM2 Bio, Inc. XLMedica, Inc. and Lifeform Healing Research, LLC along with her twin sister. The sisters offer products/services including Stem cell, platelet rich plasma, placenta tissue, supplements, organic cosmetics, and micro needling devices; with the aim of retaining youth, beauty and wellness without the need for surgery.
KIMONO (Manager of Vocal Coach to the stars, Model for our fashion show)
Kimono is an entertainer from Los Angeles, California. Kimono works with celebrity vocal coach, Stevie Mackey. Together, they host one of LA's most exclusive music events. Jojo, Amber Riley, and Jordan Sparks are a few of the Celebrities to sing live at Stevie Mackey's Taco Tuesday.
ANGELA DAUN (Actress and Model)
Angela Daun is an actress, TV host, producer and director as well as a passionate animal advocate and vegan. Starting as a model at a very young age led to a quick progression into acting in commercials, television and film then to earning a degree in Theater as well as Film Production from the University of Miami. It is there that her love of filmmaking grew while making films and collaborating with other filmmakers.
Angela's first docuseries pilot, Animal Empire is making the rounds at film festivals, for example at the upcoming Wildlife Conservation Film Festival in NYC. Angela also operates a faith based charity called The Eden Empire Foundation that focuses on spreading the ethics of compassion, mercy and stewardship for animals and the environment.
JENNIFER CLARY (Film Director and Producer, Special Guest and Model for our fashion show)
Jennifer Clary is a film director, producer and entrepreneur and as a long time Vegan, has a passion for animal welfare.
As a director, Jennifer’s first feature film, The Silent Thief, screened at over 30 festivals internationally and was distributed by HBO. Jennifer is currently producing and directing The Potters, an animated musical, with the Italian company Inky Mind and UK partner SC Films.
As co-founder & CEO of The Baby Box Co., Clary leads a team which is highly committed to providing new parents and children with the vital, equitable education and resources needed for an infant’s safe start in life. Clary launched the business in 2013 and is on target to reach 5 million families globally via the company’s educational platform, Baby Box University in 2017.
IWONA BENJAMIN (Entrepreneur, TV Personality and Model) and TOBY
Iwona Burnat is a Polish Reality star on Zony Hollywood, (The Housewives of Poland). She is an Entrepreneur and has a successful Upscale Dog Clothing line (Toby and Pucci, to be featured in our fashion show!), where she designs dog clothes for celebrities.
Iwona was born and raised in Chicago where she had many business' of her own. She also has with her Husband Reggie Benjamin (a popular Indian Actor/Singer) one of the most famous rescued dogs in the world Toby the Pomsky. Both Toby and Iwona will be gracing our catwalk!
IVY TEVES (World Poker Tour Model, and Model for our fashion show)
Ivy Teves was born in the Philippines and moved to the US when she was 15. She excelled in high school academics and athletics and later received her nursing degree.
After a successful career in modeling she joined the World Poker Tour during Season 10.
Ivy enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking and going to the beach. She is a certified pop pilates instructor, as well as a personal stylist and fashion advisor whose client list continues to grow.
She is also an animal lover and nothing makes her more happy than to support organizations who help animals find a good home and family.
DANIELLE RUIZ (World Poker Tour Model, and Model for our fashion show)
Danielle Ruiz, a native from LA, is a full time model and host who loves to travel and meet new people.
An animal lover, if Daniele is not traveling for work you can find her at the beach spending time with her loved ones and her adorable puppy!
VIOLET OLIFERUK (Singer, Songwriter, and Model for our fashion show)
Violet Oliferuk, a Polish born singer, now resides in Los Angeles. Violet was a finalist of Top Model 2018 edition in London.
Growing up, Violet took an interest in art and music. She graduated from primary music school in the piano class. Violet appeared on Polish music based TV shows "Shibuya" VIVA POLAND, and "Wstawaj Gramy" produced by Polsat TV.
She has since performed vocals on songs with other artists, and recorded her first solo single “Play Ruff”. Violet shares a vocal coach with the likes of J-Lo, Selena Gomez, and Fergie (Stevie Mackey, managed by Homeless to Haute model Kimono).
ANNA STAHL (Entrepreneur, and Model for our fashion show)
Anna Stahl, twin sister to Angel Oliferuk, and sister to Violet Oliferuk, was born in Poland. From her early life, she was intrigued with the United States and determined that she would one day live there. Anna’s dream came true when she got a job working for a platelet rich plasma and stem cell supply company in Florida, and worked for them as a Clinical Director until 2014, at which time she opened her own medical supply distribution company.
Anna is currently president and CEO of her company, Lifeform Healing Research as well as XLmedica. Anna enjoys promoting worthwhile charitable causes, and giving back.
EMMY PERRY (Actress and Model for our fashion show)
12 year old actress and animal advocate Emmy Perry is an excellent role model for young people everywhere. She has saved hundreds of animals with her organization “Emmy’s Hope” She was recently recognized for her work with animals by the County of Orange. She was also featured in a national Kleenex campaign that highlights her work with shelter animals. All this while maintaining straight A’s in school and staring in the feature film “Scales: Mermaids Are Real” that will premiere in select cities this summer. All proceeds from her film will go directly to saving more animals.
NICOLE CUMMINS (Actress and Model for our fashion show)
Nicole, a talented young actress, has appeared in movies such as Logan and The Burning Dead.
Nicole is also a passionate animal activist.
AVA CANTRELL (Actress and Model for our fashion show)
Award winning Actress and Dancer Ava co-stars in New Line Cinema's horror feature Lights Out (2016), is best known as Penelope Pritchard on Nickelodeon's comedy The Haunted Hathaways (2013-2015)" and stars as Amelia Voss in the independent Stan Lee Recommended sci-fi feature film One Under the Sun (2017).
Ava has been successfully working in Hollywood since 2008 appearing in commercials, music videos, studio and independent films, television and television pilots. Shes is 2017 Rising Star at the highly esteemed La Femme Film Festival that honors top women in Hollywood.
Ava is actively involved in animal rescue.
EMMA CLOUGH (Model for our fashion show)
Emma Clough is 15 years old and attends Mira Costa High School in Manhattan Beach, CA. She just moved from South Florida where she participated in modelling, and also has extensive theater experience in Florida.
She has attended Long Lake Camp for the Performing Arts in New York for four summers. She has appeared in shows such as Fame, High School Musical, Fosse, Tommy and Hello Dolly. She enjoys modelling, acting, singing, and dancing.
KEVIN HABERER (Actor/Producer, Model for our fashion show)
Kevin Haberer, like his wife Jennifer Clary who is also modelling in our fashion show, is a Vegan and animal lover.
In addition to his work as a Producer, Kevin appeared as the younger version of Michael Caine's character, Garth, in Secondhand Lions (2003), as Neil in See Jane Run (2007) and as Patrick in Discover Me (2005). Kevin's professional stage credits include roles at the Dallas Shakespeare Festival, the Dallas Theatre Center and Lincoln Center Theater.
LORELEI SHELLIST (Former Supermodel, and Model for our Fashion Show)
Former Supermodel Lorelei Shellist has modelled for some of the greatest names in fashion; Chanel, Georgio Armani and Yves Saint Laurent alike. Author of "Runway Runway", Fashion Designer, style advisor, and speaker, Lorelei aims to empower and inspire others.
BECKY BILLMAN (Model)
Fashion Model Becky Billman is signed to LA Models and has an impressive portfolio of work.
Becky is a lover of cats and her mother is a proud rescue doggy foster mom!
Becky returns to the Homeless to Haute catwalk this year and will be walking Sunglass Cat!
SUNGLASS CAT (Model for our fashion show)
Sunglass Cat, rescued from Carson shelter at age 2 months, is our feline rescue ambassador taking to the CATwalk in 2017's Homeless to Haute fashion show.
Sunglass Cat was born with no eyelids, hence her penchant for wearing Sunglasses! Having undergone 3 eye surgeries, and with over 100,000 Instagram followers, Sunglass Cat spreads awareness and love for special needs pets wherever she goes.
Sunglass Cat wears Lola and Pooch.
HAMLET THE PIG (Model for our fashion show)
Hamlet, the Insta-famous micro-pig with over 300,000 followers, came into her owner's life at a very difficult time in her struggle with epilepsy. On Melanie’s worst days, Hamlet was always willing to snuggle, put a smile on her face and ready to play. Hammy exuded pure joy and silliness all the time. She decided to start and Instagram account for Hammy as a fun way to capture her growth and silly antics, and was in awe when she realized how many people started to follow Hammy’s daily adventures.
Aside from having thousands of admirers, a major highlight of Hammy’s fame is her involvement with special projects like the Go Shout Love and Penelope’s Purpose, and spending time at nonprofits where she plays with kids who need a little more joy, laughter and love in their lives.
PORK CHOP THE PIG (Model for our fashion show)
Pork Chop was rescued by his 2 legged Daddy from being slaughtered. Pork Chop's Daddy is All About the Animals' volunteer Nick Paco Valles. Pork Chop will be trotting down the runway for Homeless to Haute!