The Go Red For Women Miami Red Dress Fashion Show at the Bass Museum of Art in Miami Beach
On Thursday, October 21st, the American Heart Association presented its annual Go Red For Women Red Dress Fashion Show at the Bass Museum of Art during Miami’s Fall Fashion Week. Symbolizing women’s fight against heart disease, the Red Dress is the icon of this international show. Perry Ellis International was one of the major sponsors of the event who showcased a variety of looks from their 2010 Fall Collections (including brands like Perry Ellis, Cubavera, Original Penguin, Laundry by Shelli Segal, C&C California and Jantzen Swimwear). The fashion show was hosted by Telemundo’s Acceso Total Anchor Mariana Rodriguez (pictured above on the left) along with Paulo Quevedo (Actor and model). During the fashion show, I spotted CBS4 Weather Anchor Lissette Gonzalez as she modeled a fabulous red gown by Laundry on the catwalk (pictured above on the right). Here are my photos from the night:
Miami's most prominent supporters and survivors of heart disease definitely came together for an amazing evening of fashion and heart awareness. Did you know that heart disease is the #1 killer of women in the U.S., followed by stroke at #3? These statistics are of particular urgency to Hispanic women, as heart disease tends to occur in Hispanic women about 10 years earlier than average women. It's time to educate yourselves and learn about this preventable disease. For more information on the Go Red For Women movement, log on to www.heart.org/MiamiFLGoRed.
Top Left: Wardrobe Consultant, Natalie Grass (right), strikes a pose for MBS. Top Right: The beautiful ladies in red are from another one of the evening's major sponsors- Primp Salon and Hair Extensions Boutique in South Beach.
Top: I had the pleasure of meeting Perry Ellis International's CEO and Chairman, George Feldenkreis (middle). Feldenkreis is also the founder of the Universal National Bank of Miami and is on the board of the University of Miami and the Simon Wiesenthal Center.
Top Left: My sister, Diaset, along with Jaime Schieken. Top Right: One of my favorite models, Jessica Rafalowski, posed for MBS after the fashion show. Jessica is a former Miss Florida USA titleholder (2008) who is also Beach Bunny Swimwear's 2010 Model. Check out her pictures on the Beach Bunny website!!!
Top: Former NFL Player, Jack Brewer (left), attended the event.
Lissette kicked off the fashion show with her amazing energy and style! To learn about this talented Miami native, visit her website!
A model rocking a lovely one piece Jantzen swimsuit and beach bag.
Top: My favorite runway look from this season's Callaway Golf Collection for women. For those who may not know, the American Heart Association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary health organization dedicated to building healthier lives, free of heart disease and stroke. Become a part of the movement and help save the women you love by spreading heart awareness.