A ‘lil background: A few years ago, I volunteered for Style Saves. It was before the school season, and I signed up to help because I was asked to. I didn’t really know much about the org. I thought it was all about parties, however, I learned really quickly that in fact, this non profit changes peoples lives. I don’t come from a world where people can not afford to give their children school supplies. To be blunt, I was raised in Golden Beach and private schooled, etc…. so the few hours I spent, helping beautiful parents give new, donated outfits to their children made me cry and put my life into perspective. To see those smiles of the families, especially the children who were the recipients of new clothes, was just wow. Afterwards, one father sent me an email. He was a sports radio host, and told me that without Style Saves, he wouldn’t have been able to dress his kids, and how his drug addicted wife left him years ago, and how this day changed his life forever. His note changed my life too….
In my life, things happen in three’s. This past week I randomly found two pennies, heads up, then miraculously discovered $200 usd in a limousine. The purpose of this post is to explain that three of my favorite things are coming together: fashion, philanthropy and music….and what can I say: this Friday evening at the Edition Hotel on Miami Beach….well, you must NOT miss out.
As most of you know swim week will be approaching in just two days, and it gives Miami-ans and global’s some excitement this summer in my birthplace: the shvitzy city. I admit, even though I say that I don’t partake in the festivities, just last year, I threw on a bright red, way too short knit Krelwear romper, grabbed my web designer and old friend Brad Cummins and headed to SoHO House to see what Rachael Russell, a woman of many talents, including stylist to various celebrities and President and Founder of Style Saves, had up her sleeve. She never disappoints.
Russell exclusively tells MsErinsita “I’m really looking forward to including Calypso in the program this year, along with our returning friends at ishine365 & Kai Lani. Having Mia Moretti as our DJ and The Edition for a backdrop will really take this year to the next level for the organization.”
The show was just amazing, and proceeds go to her non-profit, which dresses underprivileged students with school clothes/prom gear/supplies, etc. As we sat beside the pool, with a runway built on top, it was more of a very impressive party, a celebration.
Well, here is some amazing news: THIS YEAR IT WILL BE BETTER THAN EVER….STARTING WITH A BETTER VENUE: THE EDITION plus MY FAVORITE FEMALE DJ, MIA MORETTI, PARTNERED WITH MY OLD FRIEND AND NATIONAL TELEVISION STAR/Co-ANCHOR of The Insider LOUIS AGUIRRE, WHOM WILL BE HEADLINING THE EVENING. Do you die? I do! Arevoir…
Here is some more great news….my GORGEOUS blog lovers, fans, etc…this is my gift to you: because your ticket purchase means you will be donating to this incredible org, not only do you get a fashion show with sick music and celebrity MC’ing, YOU ALSO GET 30% off for being philanthropic, and doing your part to give back.
ALL YOU NEED TO DO IS CLICK: bit.ly/StyleSavesTickets and type in: ERIN (upper case) for a gorgeous 30% discount. As I said, things come in 3’s!
OH, and let me not forget some more 411….
Stephanie Caro, Marketing Director of Style Saves also gives us an exclusive, explaining that this year “tickets are selling fast! We’ve received such an overwhelming response, it’s really cool to see we’ve made a name for ourselves during Miami Swim Week. I think we offer something really special, an epic party, all for a great cause. It’s fashion meets philanthropy.”
And saving the best for last….my darling Jeffrey Rodriguez, Silent Auction Director shares that on behalf of Style Saves “we’re so excited for the support from both national and international brands that support our online auction. For our 5th annual celebration we have returning items from Nikki Beach Koh Samui, Soho Beach House and Neiman Marcus as well new support from East Miami, St. Regis Bal Harbour, CBS and American Idol. Support our organization by bidding on these and many more packages on www.charitybuzz.com/stylesaves.”