With Miami Fashion Week coming up, we've been getting a bit antsy with anticipation. Instead of sitting around and counting the days until our fashion cravings will finally be satisfied, we decided to see what else was going on in the South Florida fashion world in the mean time. That's when we heard about The Red Stiletto Strut--a fashion fundraiser for the awareness of women and heart disease. Not only would the event give us an excuse to strap on our devilish red pumps, but a red shoe bar and fashion presentation all for a good cause? Yes, please. From raffle prizes that almost seemed too good to be true, to tasty hors d’oevres courtesy of Blue Martini and Piñon Grill, The Red Stiletto Strut squeezed some much needed fashion into our February.
The event took place at the Town Center at Boca Raton on Friday, February 25, 2011. Tickets were $30 and benefitted the Christine E. Lynn Heart & Vascular Institute at the Boca Raton Regional Hospital. Walking into reception, the crimson decor and promised red shoe fashion showcase had us finally understanding the saying "seeing red." Tempting displays by Aldo and Lilly Pulitzer had us feeling the need to step our accessory game up. We loved the models clad in ruby-hued gowns designed by students at the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, but our favorite feature of the night was the very creative "Stiletto Steamer"--a miniature electric train that took the most phenomenal shoes up and down the runway. The shoes were spectacular, the food was delicious, and we got the message that will never go out of style--"Heart Disease Doesn't Care What You Wear - It's the #1 Killer of Women."