Go Red For Women hosted an event to raise awareness of heart disease, the No. 1 killer of women, at the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines on Feb. 8. “An Affair of the Heart” featured the designs of internationally renowned designer Zandra Rhodes.
One of the most touching segments featured local cardiovascular disease survivors, who walked the runway holding bunches of red balloons, delighting the audience. Dressed in Rhodes designs complemented by Designer Millinery hats, the models threw red-heart confetti into the audience during the finale.
The American Heart Association recognized Marye Anne Fox, Betty Beyster, Joan Jacobs, Jeanne Jones and Darlene Shiley for their philanthropic leadership in San Diego. For more information or coming events, visit GoRedForWomen.org.
Hearts, Hats and Heels
Hearts, Hats and Heels, held on Feb. 6 at the Rancho Santa Fe Country Club and hosted by FINE magazine, raised funds to benefit KidsKorps USA, and organization designed to encourage young people ages 5 to 25 to participate in community service through volunteerism.
Participants arrived to find local vendors had set up booths for some exclusive shopping, with an array of items, including hats, heels, jewelry and more.
Some of the stand-out fashions were Satori Designs, located at Aja Home & Accessories, Melero Boutique in Little Italy, Deja Chic Boutique in Encinitas and TRE in Del Mar. Featured hats came from Del Mar Hats and Designer Millinery, and the fashion show included men’s clothes from Mister B. For more information about KidsKorps USA, visit www.kidskorps.org.
March 19 — “Cherry Blossoms in Springtime” Hands of HOPE fashion show to support the Epilepsy Foundation of San Diego, 10:30 a.m., US Grant Hotel, www.epilepsysandiego.org.
April 6 — Fashion with a Passion, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, vendor shops and swap, www.fashionwithapassion.org.
— Diana Cavagnaro is a nationally recognized hat designer and milliner with a fashion business in downtown San Diego. She has been teaching in the fashion department at San Diego Mesa College for 20 years.