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Adriana Sassoon has a unique background in fashion and beauty and is one of those rare people – whether behind the scenes or in front of the camera- that achieves what she sets out to accomplish. At age thirteen, an age at which a young person’s ideas are still fluid, she knew she had a particular fondness for the classical disciplines. She was already flirting with fashion working as a top model for Elite Model Management where her beauty appeared in countless magazine advertisements, fashion shows, and television commercials.

From her native Sao Paulo, Brazil, Adriana graduated “The Ecole des Beaux’s- Arts” with her first degree in Industrial Design before arriving in the United States where she received a second degree in Interior Design from the FIDM Los Angeles.

Adriana, who is fluent in Portuguese, Spanish, French and English, has an elite work history.
A Docent for the French Trade Commission Exhibition “Les Paris des Createurs”.
Adriana always kept a close eye on fashion. “I pick up on its vibrations”.  Adriana embarks into the realm of fashion accessories as she proudly introduces her latest project.
The creation of “Adriana Sassoon Handbags” is a supported idea by her family and friends.
Adriana Sassoon has a Handbag Company with the focus in Minimalist Design. The main ingredient is to help a Charity founded by her father and mentor as well as charities that work with children of developing countries”….  .
“If I can make a difference by doing what I love and being able to help others in need, what a marvelous accomplishment!

A Celebration of the Vienna 1900 Painters.


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 The collection created by Adriana Sassoon Scarf Handbags was inspired by one of the founders of the Vienna Secession association. Koloman Moser was born in Austria and became a famous architect, designer, and painter. He was a very important figure in the initiation process of the movement after joining Klimt, Schiele, and Kokoschka. The Adriana Sassoon Handbag debut Collection combines predominantly geometric features creating a rhythmical space of cubic forms in which the bags were designed. The strong contrasting colors of the flower and circular scarf patterns compliment the overall design. The ornamentation of the bags is finalized by a Swarovski broach, symbolizing the feminine figure. The Jugendstil style or Young Style (+/- 20 years) so called in Germany or otherwise known as Art nouveau in France, started at the end of the XIX century. I chose this particular style to begin my collection to celebrate the freedom we enjoy now. I am paying homage to the artists that had to fight in order to live their dreams in an age in which the Nazis closed the famous Bauhaus of Dessau. Many atrocities were done to the human race during that period and unfortunately still exist. The collection celebrates the new Parisian trend amongst boutiques, opened by architects and designers, who want more than just being able to create beautiful clothes or buildings. I would like the artistic community to be recognized by ones work and not just as a label or mere product. I think that one must protest against the so-called business individuals who purchase art and/or a craft business, and change the designs to appeal to a commercial mass market. This movement is killing branding images and any form of association with the original concept from the designer.  Through my work I would like to utilize an artistic vehicle to reiterate the rejection of the “plastic society”. The phrase “less is more” needs to truly take shape in the 21st century. The business world can work in tandem with the art world by joining forces and understanding each other’s strengths. The final creations will then take form and are better then the work we see today. The human community needs to pray for peace and protest war as the artistic movements have done in the past.

       I would like be able to communicate with my buyers and call their attention to what we all know matters in life after all. We are all human beings and must treat each other well. In starting this adventure I will be able to help other people and create a better world to live in. Every one of us has to try to make a difference. To find more information about The Vienna painters “Klimt, Schiele, Moser, & Kokoschka Vienna 1900” the “Galleries Nationales du Grand Palais” in Paris presented an exhibition. The exhibition was held October 2005 to January 2006 or can be studied online at The main sponsor was LVMH.

  Hand Bags: Made with 100% genuine leather.

ScarvesMade with  100% Viscose fabric . *

Description of Products: Design- Attention to design and up to date pieces an ever-changing collection. It isn’t just a bag it is a product with a purpose!

Purpose- The collection celebrates the new Parisian trend amongst boutiques opened by architects and designers who want more than just being able to create beautiful clothes, or buildings. To be able to be recognized by ones work not just as a label or mere product. Sassoon goes beyond Salon. –A label with the sole focus on environmental awareness.


The collectible HandbagsPlease keep in mind this is not the type of product intended to mass-produce. The Designer chose to keep it very Artesanal. Therefore the products will have a particular feel and look. The Scarf Bag is not just a standard bag. Is a Bag that by itself dresses an individual. The Scarf bag an innovative way of utilizing a Bag. You can also dress your own Bag for any occasion by changing the scarves.



Adriana Sassoon” started as a company whose principles are founded in basic human need for charity. Adriana’s main purpose is to be able to help a charity founded by her father in Brazil. A charity that has helped many children discover education and learn to survive and thrive within their own communities. Ame Amoroso has over 280 children that need constant care. Adriana prides herself in being able to help those children find a future. Adriana will also help other charities that need help in the form of product donation. The product can then be sold and the proceeds used to help that charity in need.

* A percentage of  the profit goes for the AME AMOROSO charity for each handbag sold. Web Site: 





Mikhail Prokhorov (born May 3, 1965) is a Russian self-made billionaire and oligarch. He made his name in the financial sector and went on to become one of Russia’s leading industrialists in the precious metals sector. He is the former chairman of Norilsk Nickel, the world’s largest producer of nickel and palladium, and the current chairman of Polyus Gold, Russia’s largest gold producer.

In May 2007, Prokohorov launched a $17 billion private investment fund, Onexim Group, focused on the development of nanotechnology, including hydrogen fuel cells, as well as other high-technology projects and non-ferrous and precious metals mining. One of the key areas of development is the production of materials with ultra–tiny structures used in energy generation and medicine.

In June 2007, Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Fradkov announced the formation of the Government Council for Nanotechnology, to oversee the development of nanotechnology in the country. Prokhorov was one of 15 individuals appointed to the council, which will be chaired by Russian First Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Ivanov.

Mikhail Prokhorov’s net worth is currently estimated at $19.5 billion, making him the 24th richest man in the world according to Forbes magazine’s list of the World’s Richest People in 2008. Since then it has been estimated that the majority of his fortune was lost to the recent economic downturn. However, Prokhorov is currently the richest man in Russia and the 40th richest man in the world according to the 2009 Forbes list with an estimated fortune of $9.5 billion . If he lost 51% of his wealth within a year, he is the Russian oligarch who resisted the best to the financial crisis thanks to his sell of his Norilsk stake right before the meltdown. Most spectacularly, he had reportedly agreed to buy a villa in French Riviera from Brazilian philantropist Lily Safra for €400m but is in danger of losing a €39m deposit as he’s unable to afford to complete of the deal.

Early Life and Education

Mikhail Prokhorov was born on May 3, 1965, one of two children in the family. His father was a member of the Soviet sports committee and his mother was a scientist. His parents sent him to a language medium school in Moscow and then to the Moscow Financial Institute. In 1989, he graduated with a first class degree from the International Economic Relations Department of Moscow State Financial Institute. He also has an older sister named Irina.

In March 2004 he founded the Cultural Initiatives Foundation (The Mikhail Prokhorov Foundation), a charitable foundation; it is headed by Prokhorov’s elder sister Irina Prokhorova, prominent Russian publisher. He gives financial support to CSKA Moscow‘s basketball, hockey and football clubs, and is a member of the Supreme Council of the Sport Russia organisation.

In August 2006 he was awarded the Order of Friendship for his significant contribution to the growth of Russia’s economic potential, when the President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, signed an order for the granting of state honours on August 18, 2006.


Mikhail Prokhorov.



With global populations growing at a rapid rate, energy security is one of the greatest issues facing the world today. The future will rely on traditional forms of energy as well as “new” sources, such as wind, solar and hydrogen power.

Fuel Cells

In Russia today there is an understanding that our resources are not infinite. There is also a growing realization we need to redouble our focus and investment in new technology in order to address current environmental challenges.

On Charity

Pure charity – helping those who are in a difficult situation, who seek care and protectorship – is a natural human need to do good. A successful businessman can prove himself in this activity as someone who has more power to help people.

The Mikhail Prokhorov Foundation is a Russian private charity established in 2004. It carries out nationwide and international activities, as well as local projects in the Krasnoyarsk region, the Urals, Siberia, the Russian Far East, and in the industrial area of Norilsk.

The long-term goal is to promote Russian culture and further its integration into global context. The Foundation’s concept is based on a broader notion of culture, its borders, and its social functions. This modern idea of culture determines the key activities of the Foundation, which include: initiatives in arts;science and education; development of mass media; urban environment; sports and public health.

The Foundation’s activities are based on the belief that a better life of the society is conditional upon its cultural level. Geographically, the Foundation tries to localise its activities to reflect the uniqueness and specific needs of communities concerned. This approach is especially valuable in today’s globalised world.

 Brief History of the Foundation

From 2004 till 2006, the Foundation operated exclusively in Norilsk and thus became the first charity in Russia to work systematically with one specific region.
Later it expanded it scope to include the whole of Krasnoyarsk Krai, the biggest Siberian region.
Since 2008, several competition projects have embraced the Urals, Siberia, and the Russian Far East.
Simultaneously, the Foundation supports unique nationwide and international projects aiming to incorporate Russian culture into the global context.

Its 2007 Annual Report was named the best report in the private foundations category of the 2nd Point of Reference competition sponsored by the Russian Public Chamber’s Commission for Development of Charity and NGO Legislation.

The Innovation Breakthrough

Mikhail Prokhorov’s speech during the 4th Annual National Business Congress 2 July 2008 on how to make the innovation breakthrough happen