Friday, March 25, 2011

Ladies Who Lunch: Go Red for Women Fashion Show Fall 2011

Heart disease is the number one killer of women in America!  I was astounded when I learned this, as I am sure many of you are.  When I think of heart attacks, I generally think of older men.  However, over 500,000 American women die from cardiovascular disease each year.
The American Heart Association created Go Red for Women to bring public awareness to the threat of heart disease that women face. With knowledge, they can be empowered to take charge of their heart health and reverse this trend.
As part of LA Fashion Week, Style Fashion Week LA held the Go Red for Women Celebrity Fashion show to benefit the American Heart Association and its Go Red movement.  Celebrities walked the runway in red dresses created by major fashion designers including Stop Staring!, Hugo Boss, Chagoury Couture, Manoukian, Ina Soltani, Gypsy 05, Jen Awad, BCBG Generation, and Sherri Hill.

The celebrity women were as diverse as their red dress choices.  Shanna Moakler, Alyssa Campanella and Alexis Swanstrom represented the beauty pageant circuit, with all three wearing Sherri Hill.  The choice of Sherri Hill by these three beauties was no surprise to me.  Sherri Hill has long been a fave of pageant people with her stunning gowns that make a woman look picture perfect.

Other celeb models included the girls of Days of Our Lives (Camila Banus, Kate Mansi & Molly Burnett), Univision personality Carolina Davalos, Jennifer Akerman, Brittney Powell, Caridee English, and music star Kalenna.  E! Network star Ashlan Gorce emceed the show and also modeled, bringing her “you wish she was the girl next door” beauty and charm to the runway.

The array of red dresses were complimented by exquisite jewelry from Jewelry by Amyn: Jewelry on 7th, a 4th generation jeweler from India.

Kudos to Style Fashion Week LA for supporting such a worthy cause and to the celebrities that took the time to participate and grace the runway!

Photos & Video by Omri Escalante