Friday, October 14, 2005
Fashion Forward: Pretty in Pink
When you think of fall colors, browns, berries and blacks come to mind. But this month, if you want to make a statement and support a good cause, you've got to be pretty in pink. Shireen Sandoval shows us why in tonight's Fashion Forward.
Hilary Swank is wearing the key to the cure for Saks Fifth Avenue. The men of wisteria lane are hoping to raise awareness and 10 million dollars through lee jeans. This month, celebrities are lending their star power and sporting plenty of pink in the fight against breast cancer.
Erin Londos, Anna Bella Boutique: Our favorite reason pink is important is obviously breast cancer, with October being breast cancer awareness month, is a big motivating factor for what we do at Anna Bella.
If you thought pink is only for spring, think again. In October, it takes on a double meaning and if you wear it right, it can look great.
Erin: A lot of people think it's a fashion don't and it really is a fashion do. If you know what you're doing, you're wearing pink this fall.
From a velvet, military style jacket…to a pretty pink shrug, throw a pop of pink into your wardrobe. Just not too much or you could burst your own bubble.
Erin: Pink is a great way to spice up your outfit, but you definitely don't want to wear it head to toe, it's a little too much for fall, just a little layering piece under a suit or a great t-shirt with a great pair of jeans is great.
Okay ladies, now how can you go wrong. Look great and support a good cause, but not only does wearing pink raise awareness. This month, many stores are offering a portion of their proceeds to support the cause.
At Bloomingdale’s in Aventura, there's something for everyone. From blenders to bras to lip gloss.
Melissa Goff, Macy's: Everyone needs to be involved in the fight against breast cancer.
While at Macy's at Dadeland Mall, you also could say they're "beary" supportive of the cause. Match this limited edition Gund with your own pink hoodie...or try something sportier. Plus you can shop and get a checkup at the same time thanks to the Baptist mammography center.
Just remember from suits... To sneakers, it's never been more important to think pink.
.Melissa: Add a little pink to your wardrobe this October and show everyone you are supportive of a cause.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Anna Bella Boutique
1736 Main Street
Weston, FL 33326
-Think Pink Fashion Show on 10/20/2005 at 11a.m., call store for more details
1. The Pink Stand Mixer by Kitchen-Aid. Company will donate $50 from the purchase of this mixer to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Retail: $289.99.
2. KitchenAid will donate $10 from the purchase of blender to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Retail: $99.99.
3. Bobbi Brown ribbon Pink Shimmer Lip Gloss
4. Stila BCA Lip Pot
5. PRESCRIPTIVES Super Line Preventor Plus
6. PRESCRIPTIVES Super Line Preventor Plus Intensive Eye Treatment
1. Ivory Kasper suit worn with pink & white chiffon scarf in honor of breast cancer survivors. Complimentary fight with any Kasper of LeSuit purchase while supplies last
2. Skechers pink shoe - a special sport fusion casual shoe designed solely to enlighten young women about the issues and concerns related to breast cancer. A percentage of proceeds from the sale of the shoes will be donated to Young Survival Coalition (YSC).
3. Clinique - limited edition compact of Shimmering Tones Powder. Percentage of sales will be donated to Breast Cancer Research Foundation
4. Estee Lauder - exclusive coffret @ $10.....entire purchase price is donated to Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Fragrances include Estee Lauder Pleasures, Clinique Happy and Beyonce True Star.
5. Limited edition/collectible Gund pink ribbon bear - The collectible teddy bear will sell for $12. $6 from each teddy bear sold will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation
BREAST CANCER RESEARCH FOUNDATION (BCRF): Established by Evelyn Lauder in 1993, BCRF has raised over $117 million and this October, will award $25 million in additional grants to 110 leading scientists from around the world. Last year, Macy's raised $250,000 for the BCRF, which is going to underwrite a research grant for a project led by two very talented and dedicated women in Seattle, Doctors Julie Gralow and Peggy Porter.
YOUNG SURVIVAL COALITION (YSC) YSC is the only international network of breast cancer survivors and supporters dedicated to the critical concerns and issues unique to young women and breast cancer. Through action, advocacy and awareness, the YSC seeks to educate and influence the medical, research, breast cancer and legislative communities to address breast cancer in women 40 and under, and to serve as a point of contact for young women living with breast cancer.