The annual Fashionably Pink Charity Fashion Show is always a fun and a much anticipated event for the Stiletto Stampede organization. Created four years ago with my friend Michelle Patterson, founder of the Stiletto Stampede, the 100 yard dash in heels the charity fashion show is the largest fundraiser event for the group. The Fashionably Pink show features local designers and their pink creations.
But any best planned event can sometimes have some bumps along the way. Our hurdle? The weather. For the past three years, the Fashionably Pink show has taken place poolside at the W Hotel and mother nature has always cooperated allowing for a wonderful show. The day before the event the W Hotel event staff allowed our show to be pulled into the elegant ballroom which we are still so grateful for. Really grateful.
Moving an entire event in less in 24 hours did take a little bit of work, but if there is one thing you should know about the Stiletto Stampede gals, (along with the help of my mom) we are a getter done kind of group and before you knew it the room was set, with the help of the wonderful W Hotel crew. With all things in place, were ready for the fashion show!
As Michelle and I welcomed the crowd we acknowledged the front row crowd that included, Austin American Statesman writer Michael Barnes, Fashion editor from Austin Monthly Madeline Hollern, Austin Fashion Week’s Erin Bradley, Seton Breast Care Center’s Susan Lubin and Art Institute of Austin’s Fashion Director Alison Espindola.
Before the Fashionably Pink designers took to the catwalk, attendees enjoyed an impromptu fashion show by the gals from the Uniquely Me organization featuring the silent auction bags from Consuela.
Under the direction of Fashionably Austin production assistant Kacy Shea, the 23 models lined up outside the ballroom and it was showtime!
What makes this fashion show so special is seeing the variety of each design from each designer. From the different shades of pink, fabrics and embellishments, this year the designers showed, again, some amazing looks. From Benson Robert’s hand dyed gown, Valerie Abrego’s skirt with lights, Adrienne Yunger’s elegant light pink floral 50’s style cocktail dress to the finale “LOVE” dress by Project Runway designer Daniel Esquivel, all the looks were so memorable. Check them out below!
Proceeds from the event benefit the Stiletto Stampede’s Boob Camp, a free post-surgery fitness program designed to focus on flexibility, range of motion and offers emotional support. Thank you all who participated to make this year’s Fashionably Pink fashion show a success and we hope to see you again next year!
Set your calendar for October 31, 2015 at the Triangle for the Stiletto Stampede, the 100 yard dash in heels.
Thank you to Peter Tung and Sherwin Field for photographing the event.
Click here to see the entire Fashionably Pink event photo gallery.