As I’m sure you are all aware that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month…a month where all things pink are highly marketed and a plethora of events are held to raise funds for awareness. I recently attended the “Fashionably Pink” event, held at the swank W Hotel in downtown Austin. It was held outdoors on the lavish pool deck and even though it was somewhat windy, the weather played nice. The inaugural event was put on by Fashionably Austin and Stiletto Stampede to benefit the new Seton Breast Cancer Center, that is scheduled to open June 2013. The following nineteen local designers showcased one creation (pink-of course) to show down the runway (and were available for online auction the next day): Ross Bennett – Ross Bennett Collection, Anslee Connell – Savannah Red, Paola Moore – Rare Trends, Csilla Somogyi – Csillawear, Theresa Kopecky – Tess Dress, Valeri Abrego-Liszewski – Jinxedaposed, Sarah Eileen, Amanda Yilmaz, Rick Gonyo, Jodi Schreiner, Dina Chavez, Ruth Waddy, Laisa Macias – LaLa, Ilonka Braun – Ilonka Designs, Isabella Rose, Lauren Polt – chicka-d, Regina Simone, Megan Pinto and Wanderlust Boutique. Everyone did an amazing job and $1,000 was raised (from door donations).
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