Every year Saks Fifth Avenue partners with the Friends of Dana-Farber to present the annual nationwide “Key to the Cure” initiative to fight women’s cancers. For one weekend in October, Saks donates 2 percent of all clothing sales to the Susan F. Smith Center for Women’s Cancers and raises a ton of money from the entrance to the fashion show itself.
This year I was extremely honored to have been asked to help style and emcee this annual fashion show!
Last week I was invited to Saks in Boston to see what the Marketing Director, Cara Fratto had up her (designer) sleeve. Along with Marketing Manager Christina Giordano, we went through each look one by one and discussed how it could best be styled for every type of woman, from mom to corporate vixen to lady who lunches to lady who picks up kids at school to charity queen. We spent hours picking out the perfect hats, cross-body bags, jewels, sunglasses and of course, the ever-so important shoe, for every single ensemble. Tough job, but somebody had to do it.
Now, the hardest part, picking the perfect ensemble to wear to the show for moi….
What these pieces actually look like….
What I really wanted to rock to the show…
Time to rock and roll…
The amazing Gretchen Pace, Saks’ General Manager and uber stylish mom
Pretty faces in the crowd
Brunello Cucinelli silk pants, Lanvin sweater, Eugenia Kim wool hat, Tod’s loafers
Missoni knit dress, Marc Jacobs Coat, Jimmy Choo knee-high leather boots
The Row leather dress, Dolce & Gabbana floral blouse, Celine leather booties
Carven coat and blouse, AG coated jeans, Eric Javits hat, Alexander Birman for Saks flats.
Etro black gown
Acquilano Rimondi red dress, Nicholas Kirkwood booties, Dolce & Gabbana clutch.
Helmut Lang black gown, SGA black leather gloves, Alexis Bittar black lucite bangles.
Alexander McQueen white pearl dress, Dolce & Gabbana embellished clutch, Jimmy Choo yellow shoes
Nina Ricci pink gown with black bow and lace detail at back
Thank you to our gorgeous models and for all of our gracious supporters!
A beautiful show if I do say so myself… Till’ next year…
For more information about this event or any of the looks, don’t hesitate to contact me! e: firstname.lastname@example.org
**Most of above photos by Michael Blanchard Photography