In October, breast cancer charities increase awareness and raise funds for research, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure. This past Wednesday Fashionably Austin and Stiletto Stampede presented the inaugural Fashionably Pink Fashion Show in benefit to the new Seton Breast Cancer Center, which is scheduled to open Summer 2013.
The event took place in the W Hotel at downtown Austin. The designers donated their creations and they were available for purchase them online in an auction to help raise funds for the Stiletto Stampede.
I thought it was very nice that not only the models and the designers wear pink in their outfits, but that the audience did too. Some women wore complete pink outfits and others used pink accessories or shoes. Surprisingly men did, too. Some used pink shirts and others decided to wear a small pink ribbon.
At around 8:15 pm the Fashion Show started. All the dresses were gorgeous. Every designer had their own style and different tones of pink were presented.
One of the pink dresses I admired the most was designed by Sarah Eileen. She is a bridal designer and consultant from Georgetown, TX, just north of Austin. I have to say it was one of my favorites. It was a hot pink short dress made with embroidered lace.
Having this type of events is the best way to bring many people together and be able to create a community of people who want to help. Fashionably Austin and Stiletto Stampede welcomed very different people who did not know each other but that have something in common, they all liked the idea of combining a night full of fashion and charity at the same time.