Friday, February 17, 2012

F.A.B. Philanthropic Fashion Week Party #FABNYC Event Recap! Opera, Violins, Belly Dancing and Latina Reality Stars!

Excitement and Electricity flowed through the Flatiron Hotel on Wednesday, February 15, 2012 during the Fashion, Art, Beauty Exhibition hosted by Latina Reality Stars Lulu y Lala to benefit the Toshi Now Foundation. 'Las Gemelas' Lulu and Lala, are twin sisters who gained stardom from their appearance on Univision's beauty reality competition "Nuestra Belleza Latina 2007" (My Latin Beauty).
The event which combined Fashion, Art, Beauty and Philanthropy had over 300 leading Fashion Editors, Bloggers, Fashion and Accessory Designers, Philanthropists and Fashionistas in attendance. The event was expanded from it's successful launch in October 2011 at Misin Shin Salon, to now include Fahion and Art Exhibits, and a wide variety of entertainment.

Highlights Included:
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄ƷFashion designers: Sandra Baquero, Lizzy Gomez (her designs were pretty and feminine!), Johnny Russia, Ana Segura, and Christine Leitner

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄ƷArt drawings by Savior Elmundo and Danielle Mastrian

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄ƷB Spa Bar Beauty Lounge offered spa services such as, hand massages, skin consultations, face spray tanning, back and shoulder massage as well as hair, makeup consultations and demonstrations
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄ƷVIP Anti-Aging Symposium from Joe Lewis-Your Anti-Aging Secret weapon
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ – Music provided by DJ Nyse (as you know my Twitter Alter Ego is as 'The Official #TwitterPartyDJ and I have to tell you DJ NYSE Nailed it!)
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ – Special performance by celebrity electronic violinist, Sarah Charness
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ – Special performance by Opera Soprano Carla Wesby
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄ƷA Belly Dance Performance by Valeria Entertainment
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ – Alcohol Sponsors: Peroni Italy, Voli Spirits (Voli kept the low cal vodka flowing, because you can drink and still keep the empty calories at bay, who knew?)

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄ƷGifts and raffle sponsors: B Spa Bar, glisodinskin, Priori (they use a butterfly in their logo!), Ansr, Popchips, Sephora, Pinky Pops, Olivier Cheng, Andrea Syrtash, Lash Card, Ansr, Street King, Smart Water, Nail Taxi NYC, GliSODin Skin Nutrients, Would You Rock This?, Polished, and House of Glam

Photos: Below are a mix of photos from the event, the watermarked ones were taken by Ascending Butterfly (please do not 'borrow') and the non-watermarked photos were provided by Lifestyle + Charity Magazine and are being used with permission, please contact them directly if you would like to use their photos!

Jewelry Designs by Christine Leitner
FAB Host Committee:
Elena Baxter (V. President, Lifestyle + Charity Magazine) Jorge Luis (Celebrity Stylist), Lulu y Lala (FAB Hosts), Diana Seo (Founder of B Spa Bar), Lulu y La La (FAB Hosts), Jessica La-Rotta (Founder of StylEast Group), Rachael Baxter (President, Lifestyle + Charity Magazine)

Models wearing Lizzy Gomez Designs

Fashion Designer Lizzy Gomez being interviewed by BuenaVision Television

Fab Founders: Jorge Luis and Diana Seo

Models are wearing designs by Ana Segura Signature Series

F.A.B. Event Organizer Jessica La Rotta (Center)

My Take:

This was by far my favorite Fashion Week Party! It was the most lively, energetic and just plain inspiring. They combined Fashion, Art and Beauty with Philanthropy perfectly, it managed to be as Trendy as you would expect while still being entirely approachable and 'un-stuffy'. The event will be held again for Fashion Week in September and I'm very much looking forward to it!

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FTC Disclosure: Ascending Butterfly was provided passes to this event as a member of the digital press, gift bags were provided to press attendees. No additional compensation has been received. All opinions expressed are my own.


  1. Wow, what fun. Thank you so much for sharing the fashion week party with us. xo P.S. thank you for linking up to the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop linky party. Did you get your entry in for the sweetheart giveaway? It ends tomorrow

    1. @Katherine It was definitely a fun night, sometimes fashion week can be total insanity and a lot to take in, but the F.A.B. event was fun and laid back and never felt like anyone was trying to hard! I may be late for the next hop, doctors appointments this Thursday!