>FASHION WEEK BEGINS WITH THE HEART TRUTH RED DRESS SHOW

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Hey curvy girls all over the world,
 The precursor to fashion week is the Heart Truth Red Dress Collection where popular celebrities all don a red dress from today’s hottest designers. SC had a seat at the show and I must say it was so much fun. There were many surprises, like seeing Laila Ali come out with her pregnant belly, Suzanne Somers twirl down the catwalk, and Ms. Patti La Belle that made the crowd go wild. The red dresses were gorgeous from designers like, Donna Karan, A pea in the pod, Zac Posen, and Nicole Miller.

                       

                       

We were also serenaded by a beautiful Natasha Bedingfield.
SC got a chance to take a flick with Ann Curry

And Dita Von Teese  who were both very nice.

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>SC’S HEADED TO MERCEDES BENZ FASHION WEEK 2011

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Hey curvy girls all over the world,
This week is going to be super busy because I will be at Mercedes Benz fashion week. I’ll be taking in the celebrity sights and amazing Fall clothes from some of your favorite designers. This will be my second time attending fashion week and I’m way more prepared than I was last year this time. I got all my handy dandy tools which include my Nikon S570, Blackberry, and my RCA tape recorder. I’m all charged up and even have backup chargers and memory cards.

Tonight, I will be picking out my wardrobe for the next couple of days and of course, I have my flats with me in my bag ready to put on at the pinch of a toe. I do not play when my feet hurt so I have no problem changing into my flats in the ladies room or by the sidewalk behind someones car (yes, I’m shameless like that).

Coverage
I will be bringing you coverage from all the shows I’ll be attending. I also have my video camera with me to bring you exclusive videos and interviews. I’m also hoping to spot some super fly curvy girls under the tents to give you that raw NY curvy girl street style.

Kicking off fashion week this year is the Heart Truth Red Dress fashion show which I will be at tonight. This is one of my favorite shows because celebrities come together to spread the word about heart disease. The Heart Truth show is a major fashion show because celebrities walk the catwalk in red dresses designed by new and seasoned designers.

Below is a list of the celebrities that will be walking the catwalk in this years show and the designers that they will be wearing.

Celebrities
Alison Sweeney, Ann Curry, Archie Panjabi, Audrina Patridge, Camila Alves, Cat Deeley, Dania Ramirez, Denise Richards, Dita Von Teese, Eva Amurri, Eve, Garcelle Beauvais, Gayle King, Giuliana Rancic, Julianne Hough, Katrina Bowden, Laila Ali, Linda Gray, Natasha Bedingfield, Patti LaBelle, Suzanne Somers, and Taraji P. Henson.
Designers
Alberta Ferretti, Badgley Mischka, Catherine Malandrino, Carmen Marc Valvo, Chris Benz, Swarovski, David Meister, Donna Karan, Ina Soltani, J. Mendel, Kaufman Franco, Matthew Williamson, Monique Lhuillier, Naeem Khan, Notte by Marchesa, Nicole Miller, Oscar de la Renta, Pamella Roland, A Pea in the Pod, Tadashi Shoji, Zac Posen, and Zang Toi.
 
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>SUPPORT HEART HEALTH

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Okay ladies, it’s time to put on your red dresses, tops, shoes, jackets, whatever you have red in support of the Heart Truth Campaign. Today is National Wear Red Day. A day when Americans wear red in support of women’s heart disease awareness. According to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), heart disease is the #1 killer of women.

The NHLBI needs your support in helping to spread the word about heart disease. Please support the Heart Truth campaign by getting involved in the following ways

1. Join in the Twitter Party – Follow @TheHeartTruth for heart healthy tips, resources, and action steps for heart health. To celebrate National Wear Red Day, join the Twitter Party on Feb. 4, 3-4 p.m. Go here for more details.

2. Join The Heart Truth’s Rally to Wear Red and Protect Your Heart on Facebook –Wear your favorite red tie, dress, or Red Dress Pin on Friday Feb. 4, 2011. Your friends want to see you! Snap a picture of yourself or group, and upload your photos to The Heart Truth Facebook wall and tell us what you are doing to support heart health. We will feature a photo and personal testament to living a heart healthy life on our campaign Web site: http://www.hearttruth.gov/.

3. Share your experience, post your story, be a role model– Heart disease affects many women. If you have a story, share it. Whether you post your story to your blog, The Heart Truth Facebook wall, or The Heart Truth Activity Registry, let others know how you are taking action to reduce your risks.

4. Share the excitement of the Red Dress Collection Fashion Show – The Heart Truthcreated the Red Dress as the national symbol for women and heart disease awareness. The annual Red Dress Collection Fashion Show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week will showcase the power of the Red Dress and encourage all women to take action to protect their heart health. Watch the show LIVE on February 9th: http://www.cbsnews.com/hearttruth

>THE HEART TRUTH 2010 RED DRESS COLLECTION FASHION SHOW

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Hey curvy girls!
Last week I was afforded the opportunity to go The Heart Truth Red Dress collection Fashion Show. You know the show where celebrities wear red dresses to help warn women about the effects of heart disease. Well, I must tell you that the show rocked. Celebrities from Regina King to Kim Kardashian strutted their stuff down the runway. Of course two of our favorite young curvy girls- Raven Symone and Jordin Sparks was there representing for us. (Read more of the story after the pictures)

Check it out:

Picture courtesy of USA Today
Picture courtesy of Yuku
Picture courtesy of USA Today
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Here’s a little recap of  my 5th row seat inside the show:

Excitement and anticipation filled the air once Lady Gaga’s bad romance blared from the speakers. You could see heads bopping and necks stretching to see the first celebrity-Pushing Daisies star Kristin Chenowith walk down the runway in her Swarovski gown. As the celebrities walked down the runway, a large screened displayed their names and the designer dress they were wearing. American Idol winner Jordin Sparks and Cosby show alum Raven Symone were giving major diva attitude as they sashayed down the runway with their curvaceous hips swinging left to right. At the end of her walk, Raven Symone tossed her head back and kicked off her shoes into the crowd before she left the runway. One of the most surprising celebrities to see was Bethany Frankel from Bravos Real Housewives of New York, gracing the runway with her pregnant belly in tow. As she was walking, her dress kept riding up her leg and the audience got a peek at her undergarments. The second most surprising moment of the night was seeing true diva, Joan Collins gracefully walk down the runway as the crowd cheered in admiration.

No strangers to the runway, and new moms, Heidi Klum and Kimora Lee both looked great after just having babies. Kimora wore a strapless knee length dress from her new Kouture collection and Heidi’s gown was designed by John Galliano. Kim Kardashian showed off her curves in a Marchesa one shoulder gown and singer Estelle gave a bashful smile in Zac Posen. My favorite celebrity of the night was Regina King who showed the runway who was boss with her bold and sassy walk in a fitted ruched mini dress. As the show came to an end, a shower of red confetti fell from the ceiling while all the beautiful celebrities came back out for their final walk. It was nice to see these powerful celebrity women wearing their red dresses with pride- knowing that the message they are sending will save lives.
 
Note: For attending the show, I received a heart health gift bag filled with the heart health journey pin, a pencil case filled with band-aids, visine, neosporin lip protectant, a diet coke heart health straw, heart truth sport bottle, and a $10 coupon to use at RueLaLa.com/VIP

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