Monday, October 3, 2011

Think Pink! Project Pink Fashion Show

The month of October is upon us and that means fall fashion in full effect and Halloween. It also means that you will be seeing lots of "pink" products popping up in your local stores. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and if you got a pair of Tata's, big or small, it's up to you to make a difference in women's lives. Breast Cancer will affect 1 in 8 women this year. That's a scary number. Take a look around your office, pick 8 women, and then decide which one of you will be diagnosed. Scary, right? The thing is, we as women have the power to fight against this disease, and it starts with early detection and awareness.

This is why i was so very excited to take part in this weekends Project Pink Fashion Show hosted by Westfield Valley Fair and MODE Bay Area. What better way to entice people with Fashion and create awareness? The tents were up and the place was filled with everything PINK. There were swag bags, a candy bar, and pink cocktails.

As we started the show we were graced with our celebrity host for the day, the current Project Runway Contestant Laura Kathleen and MODE Bay Area founder Hasti Kashfia. 

We were then introduced to a young upcoming singer Isabelle Simone who sang a beautiful rendition of "sway"

 And here is where the waterworks began, as we were introduced to Breast Cancer Survivors. Listen up ladies, as this is what each had to say: Early Detection is key to surviving Breast Cancer.  IF you are over the age of 40, a yearly mammogram is essential. If you are under 40, you are not off the hook, Self Breast Exams every month are mandatory. Don't what to look for? or how to do a self breast exam? click HERE.  When Breast Cancer is detected early, you have a 98% survival rate, so start touching your breasts ladies!!!  It can save your life. 

Finally we started the Fashion! Each girl was sporting hair designed to reflect a warrior like mentality. After all, women who have beaten breast cancer are truly warrior goddesses.  Fashion by Banana Republic, Ann Taylor, Superdry, Black house White Market, Gap, and Franco Uomo.  
They were of course sporting all the fall trends I've been gushing about....leopard, red,fur, bohemian, the moto jacket, and retro vibes.  

Microsoft donated a generous $10,000 check to the American Cancer Society. If you have boobs, or know someone who does, I suggest you do the same HERE

And to my fellow women who are battling this disease today, may you find your inner warrior and may  you fight strong!!

See you at your next event,  
Dirty Bombshells

Photos Courtesy of Meguel Varda Photos

1 comment:

  1. Love this! I've had a few people in my life affected by Breast Cancer. Thank God each one of them made it through. This show looks lovely!


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