Baroness Brandstetter Treasure Trove



« The rich must help the poor » … that’s her creed, and Baroness Marianne Brandstetter proclaims it loud and clear …

She is not afraid of shock formulas, like Warren Buffet, one of the richest men in the world, who has decided to donate 85% of its sharesin  Berkshire Hathaway to five foundations. The largest contribution, $ 37 billion, went to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Warren Buffett also explains that « it would be wise to raise taxes for the richest. »

« I was very lucky in my life, » says Baroness Marianne Brandstetter,  dubbed « the lucky Lady, » and I find it normal to share this chance with those who have less … it is a duty for wealthy people to help the poor « .

So for the second time in Monaco, La Baroness offers to a charity the wonders of her wardrobe, which will be dispersed during a big charity sale that will last 3 whole days, the 27,28,29 July 2018 In the Salon Mistrau of the Fairmont Monte Carlo Hotel

72 pairs of shoes, 56 handbags and evening bags, more than 50 hats, 15 « fantasy » wigs and hundreds of dresses, skirts, pants, blouses, coats, swimwear … dozens of pairs of gloves, costume jewelery, signed by great fashion designers or simple « coup de coeur » buys of this impenitent « fashionista ».

From 2 € to 2000 €, there will be for all wallets and the total amount collected will go entirely to the Association Guardian Angels of Monaco.

The treasures of the Baroness Marianne Brandstetter will be sold for the benefit of the association “The Guardian Angels of Monaco

« The Guardian Angels of Monaco » invite you to an exceptional and unique charity sale of the wardrobe of the Baroness Marianne Von Brandstetter, to be held in the Salon Mistrau of the Hotel Fairmont Monte-Carlo, partner of the event, on Friday, July 27, Saturday, July 28 and Sunday, July 29, from 10:30 to 19h non-stop.

"Les riches doivent donner aux pauvres et partager la chance qui leur a été donnée" Baronne Marianne Brandstetter
« Les riches doivent donner aux pauvres et partager la chance qui leur a été donnée » Baronne Marianne Brandstetter


Some items given by other friends of the association « Les Anges Gardiens de Monaco » will also be sold during a silent auction  lasting all 3 days of the « Rendez vous »  : a steel sculpture entitled « Silent Angel » (17.5 cm high), worth € 10,000 and kindly offered and produced by artist Vassily Klyukin, several paintings and a Magnum champagne Ruinart autographed by H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco.

The complicity between Baroness Marianne Brandstetter and Bruna Maule, the soul of the Guardian Angels of Monaco, was immediate

It took almost a year to set up the operation that was accomplished thanks to the support of the Hotel Fairmont Monte Carlo. « The Baroness has been residing at the Fairmont Monte Carlo for many years and it is a pleasure for us to support her and to be associated with such a great cause » explains the management of the establishment.

Who is Marianne, the Baroness Brandstetter?

Baroness Marianne Von Brandstetter, born in Germany, a Swiss citizen, is a celebrity and philanthropist who participated in many TV shows. Flammarion published her autobiographical book, “The Baroness”, in 2002, and she played in two films: People (2004) and Carla Rubens (2005).

She used to live in Acapulco with her first husband, and welcomed the jet set for celebrations and famous dinners around the world. Stars, singers, writers, painters, politicians of the late 1970s, such as Henry Kissinger and his wife Nancy, astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong, General Ridgway, Barbara Walters, Richard Nixon, Lyndon B. Johnson, Harold Robbins, Baron and Baroness Enrico di Portanova (heir to oil mogul Hugh Roy Cullen), Merle Oberon, Miguel Aleman (former President of Mexico), and his wife Karine, Jacques and Monique Davidoff… all were familiar with the Brandstetter’s Palace.

After her divorce, she settled with billionaire James M. Crosby (1927-1986), one of the richest men in the United States who she met in Monte Carlo. James Crosby owned a national chain of hotels in the US and Resorts International (Paradise Island in the Bahamas), and several Atlantic City Casinos and Hotels, including Taj Mahal and several Casinos abroad, one in Monaco and another in Switzerland. Marianne, much appreciated by all, often puts her friends in the service of the group. She often hired one of her friends singer Julio Iglesias to sing in the Crosby’s casinos, and another of her famous friends, singer Régine would become responsible for opening discos in the hotels of the group.

Living between a 400 m² apartment in the Imperial House Building in New York, Atlantic City and Paradise Island in the Bahamas, the Baroness also made regular trips to Paris in Concorde, and moving only by helicopter between the different Crosby’s residences.

Crosby left her a small portion of his fortune after his death in 1987. Marianne’s share was estimated at $ 200 million. At that time she also became the owner of 24% of the group’s shares, which she sold a few years later to Donald Trump, whose ex-wife Ivana Trump is also one of her best friends

La Baronne Marianne Brandstetter et son amie Ivana Trump
La Baronne Marianne Brandstetter et son amie Ivana Trump

Today, the Baroness is mainly dedicated to organize charity galas for humanitarian causes.

She currently lives between a suite at the Fairmont in Monaco, a loft in New York overlooking Central Park, an apartment in one of the most sumptuous condominiums in Miami Beach (the Portofino Tower), and a Swiss chalet a few months in the year.

Over the years, she has accumulated jewelry and designer clothes. It is these personal belongings, clothes, bags, hats, shoes, costume jewelry, wigs, suits and accessories that she offers for sale, with the proceeds to benefit the association « The Guardian Angels of Monaco ».

The Guardian Angels of Monaco, the Monegasque association with a big heart 

Every Monday evening, their volunteers walk the streets of Nice to bring food, sleeping bags, blankets, hygiene products, warmth and a little sweetness to around 400 homeless people, as well as helping children, moms and the elderly.

The Association helps people in need to pay their rent, and assist them in finding jobs to become independent again. You can also help the Association Les Anges Gardiens de Monaco by joining them every Monday evening in Nice, or by sending a financial donation. The amount of the annual membership fee is € 100.

Innumerable generous donors regularly join the Guardian Angels


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Among them, the actress Victoria Silvstedt, the singer Umberto Tozzi, the Princess Camilla of Bourbon Sicily … whose testimonials you will find guardian angels’ site and their Facebook page.

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La Princesse Camillla de Bourbon with Bruna Maule from l’Association Les Anges Gardiens de Monaco
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Monica and Umberto-Tozzi, Victoria Silvstedt,  Bruna-Maule from l’association Les Anges Gardiens de Monaco
Victoria Silvstedt and Bruna-Maule from the association Les Anges Gardiens de Monaco
Vasily Klyukin, Architect and designer – The passions of a man who will fly into space with Leonardo di Caprio

In 2013, a new Monegasque resident Russian millionaire Vasily Klyukin, paid € 1.2 million to gravitate into space with Leonardo di Caprio in the Virgin Shuttle.

While waiting for this extraterrestrial adventure, he keeps his head in the clouds, draws skyscrapers that are real works of art, and creates sculptures in steel. These works, each formed of a sequence of independent 2D parts that he intersects intelligently, create a three-dimensional shape. Assembled without glue and without welding, these carefully formed metal panels converge to create a self-contained figure that is both flexible and robust.

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« Preserving our heritage is what I want to promote”, affirms Vasily Klyukin. Some buy yachts or private jets, Vasily prefers to engage in out of the ordinary. « I do not want to waste time, I want to live my life thoroughly, » he explains. A numbered copy of one of his creations “Fairy Dancing” was sold at an AMFAR charity Gala in Cannes during the Cannes Film Festival.

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He also offered a tiger sculpture for the Leonardo Di Caprio fundraising event in Saint Tropez in 2017. « Three species of tigers are now extinct, leaving only six left on the planet, » says Klyukin. « I have four children and I do not want them to survive in a desert or in caves. « 

The steel sculpture offered to the Guardian Angels of Monaco, « Invisible Angel », measures 17.5 cm, made with 10 inter-connected steel modules, has a value of 10.000 €. It will be the subject of silent auctions during the 3 days of the event

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