Lauren Pepin and Nina Traviesa Co-Chair
CITY: Fashion + Art + Culture 2019
Longtime friends and neighbors, Lauren Pepin and Nina Traviesa, have been conjuring up the dynamic details behind the fall fashion event of the season at the Tampa Museum of Art. Now in it’s 10th year, CITY: Fashion + Art+ Culture returns to the runway with Venezuelan celebrity designer, Angel Sanchez on Saturday, September 14, 2019. “Angel is the epitome of timeless elegance,” said Pepin and Traviesa. “We are honored to bring his art form to the Tampa Museum of Art for CITY 2019.”
Lauren and Nina are both raising their children, as well as, supporting charities and projects they are passionate about. Lauren is loyal to the Humane Society of Tampa Bay’s foster family program, and oversees the philanthropic projects of the Pepin Family Foundation, benefitting the Pepin Heart Institute and the Pepin Academies. She has a passion for travel, healthy cooking, animals, and all things Tom Pepin, her husband of 10 years. She considers herself the CEO of the combined Pepin family, which consists of six children. “My husband and I are passionate about education and involve ourselves with organizations that believe in giving back to the community,” said Pepin. “The Museum offers endless free education programs to communities throughout the county, and I am thrilled to be a part of a signature Tampa event that raises funds to keep the momentum going.”
Nina has been involved with CITY since its inception in 2010. “My passion has always been the art of fashion,” said Traviesa. “My first fashion endeavor began as a design assistant to Angel Sanchez, where I was able to travel the world.” As a child, Nina learned to appreciate the beauty of art in the Miami galleries owned by her father. “Now as an adult, my husband Trey and I enjoy collecting the works of different artists, which is why we are enamored with the exhibitions and programs at the Tampa Museum of Art,” said Traviesa. Nina and Trey are also involved with the American Heart Association and love spending time with their daughters Alexa and Amelia. “We also enjoy volunteering at The Collaboratory Prep, a charter school that my husband started for the underprivileged children in the Tampa Bay community,” said Traviesa.
Saturday, September 14
Tampa Museum of Art
8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Limited ticket availability. Please contact Bernadette.Casey@Tampamuseum.org or 813-421-8368
VIP Admission: Members $250 | VIP Not Yet Members $275 | Entrance 7pm
VIPs enjoy a private cocktail hour*, champagne upon arrival, reserved seating for the Angel Sanchez runway event, and all the benefits of general admission.
General Admission: Members $125 | Not Yet Members $150 | Entrance 8pm
All tickets include hors d’oeuvres, open bar*, desserts, dancing, and valet parking.
*This event is 21+ only.