I’ve been working in the fashion/beauty/lifestyle industry for quite a few years now and it’s events like these that make me feel proud to contribute!
A record-breaking year was set with more than 700 of South Florida’s most fashionable women attending the 5th Annual Wine, Women & Shoes (WW&S) presented by Sergio Rossi just a few weeks ago at the JW Marriott Marquis Miami. The fashion-driven event was geared toward women, and benefited the children and families at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. WW&S Miami was the highest revenue-making Wine, Women & Shoes event from more than 175 in the country.
“This year’s event was indeed record-breaking, and I cannot thank our chairs, Criselda Breene and Carola Pimentel, enough. Their support truly helped gather our community’s most charitable and fashionable women all under one roof for a great cause,” said Lucy Morillo, president & CEO, Miami Children’s Health Foundation.
This sophisticated gathering was emceed by seven-time Emmy Award-winner, Maggie Rodriguez, and included a fashion show by Oscar Carvallo Paris who presented his never-before-seen Fall/Winter 2016 collection and latest avant-garde designs. Guests enjoyed wine tastings, a luxurious silent auction, and shopping at the exclusive marketplace featuring unique local boutiques. One happy guest, Jordan Claure, won the “Key to the Closet” special drawing, featuring a Chopard ‘Happy Sport’ white gold and diamond women’s watch valued at $19,770.
During a special moment at the event, Alessandra, a Nicklaus Children’s patient and guest of honor, shared her inspirational story. Alessandra was diagnosed with scoliosis at the age of 10 and has undergone a series of treatments, including a painful surgery, to overcome her condition. She is now 16 years old, and with her spine aligned by rods and screws, she decided to transform her experience into a positive by sharing her incredible journey. Click here to view her MCH Foundation Patient of the Month video.
It was such a pleasure to be part of the Wine, Women & Shoes (WW&S) committee that helped raise $700,000 at the 5th Annual Wine, Women & Shoes event.
All Images by Yamila Lomba for WW&S
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