Thursday, April 23, 2009

Monique Péan: Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation Winner

Who is Monique Péan? First and foremost, she is young, extremely intelligent and did I mention gorgeous!

Monique Péan was raised in Washington, D.C born of Jewish and Haitian heritage. Having traveled the world from Haiti, Bali, Russia, Egypt, Brazil, China and Greece, Monique solidified her love for the arts through her heritage and travel. Upon completing her Political Science, Philosophy and Economics studies at the University of Pennslyvania and 3 years in Finance on Wall Street, Monique launched her namesake eco-friendly asseccories line. She decribes her fine jewelry as “unique and hand crafted."

In 2009 Monique became an awardee of the Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation award in Accessories becoming the first jewelry designer to be recognized. Now joining the ranks of Zac Posen, Alexander Wang and other now accomplished designers.

Lauren Bush and Monique Péan

In addition, Monique is heavily involved in charitable work with under-developed countries especially Haiti. Her Ecco Domani award celebration event was sponsored by Charity: Water - where celebrities walked down the runway carrying gallons of water - for each turn down the runway, Péan donated $20. Which goes a long way!

Monique Péan is definitely a rising star so this is not the last you will hear from her! Visit Monique Péan to view her collections and retail locations.

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