I am a firm believer in helping others, and over the years I have hosted benefits in honor of charities I support. With a diagnosis of breast cancer in my family, I felt it was important to support the women who go through this incredible struggle with this disease. I hosted my first benefit at Villa Woodbine in Coconut Grove, FL. All proceeds benefited the Susan G. Komen For The Cure Foundation.
Here is an article on the event from Pulse Culture
On Tuesday October 3rd, Camille Thiry Russler’s Ever After Miami, (one of the most exclusive bridal salons in the country), hosted their first annual charity benefit for The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation’s Passionately Pink for the Cure.
The affair was held at Villa Woodbine, a historic mansion situated in the heart of Coconut Grove and presented a fashion show launching the complete Ever After Purple evening collection and Ever After Blue which represents gowns from the industries most elite bridal designers including Vera Wang, Carolina Herrera, Oscar de la Renta, Ulla Maija, Valentino and Angel Sanchez all designed in a delicate shade of blush in honor of the evening’s pink theme.
The evening drew a crowd of over 300 guests and included a silent auction raised over $4,000 for The Komen Foundation and included items from Oscar de la Renta, Romero Britto (whose bids were so outstanding they rushed in additional artwork to satisfy the demand), Angel Sanchez and Samuel Getz Private Jewelers & Designers (who also accessorized all of the models on the runway with their sparkling gems & baubles).
At the event, all of the Ever After guests wore something pink, from a ribbon to a tie, scarf or other accessory to express their commitment to the cure. The tone of the evening was set by Kimona, an enchanting jazz songstress from South Beach’s National Hotel, paired with a quartet, who summonsed the sirens of the silver screen and the elegance of that era, a mood that has become synonymous with the Ever After experience.
For more information about Ever After or the October 3rd event, please visit www.everaftermiami.com”
For the event we had the launching of our evening collection, Ever After. Also, there was a silent auction with donations from local and national vendors to support the cause. Live entertainment was provided by Kimona, a local Jazz artist, and the catered provided by the wonderful Bill Hansen Catering. My long time friend Carlos Baez is responsible for all of the amazing photography of the event.
Passionately Pink for the Cure Silent Auction Table
Kimona, the entertainment for the night in Angel Sanchez
Guests enjoying the event
Camille Thiry Russler, host of Passionately Pink for The Cure
The fabulous venue, Villa Woodbine in Coconut Grove