SpicyCandyDC: Pink Rocks the Runway

Pink Rocks the Runway

on Oct 25, 2011

The entire metro area has been buzzing with excitement for weeks after learning that the annual Pink Rocks the Runway show hosted by PinkJams!, a nonprofit organization focused on promoting breast cancer awareness for men and women under 40, would be headlined by celebrity designer and Annapolis native, Christian Siriano. This past Friday, the highly anticipated event brought together some of our area’s most elegant residents at the beautiful International Trade Center Atrium.
Attendees enjoyed an open-bar hour, live music by the Charm City Devils and fashion shows that included 14 local breast cancer survivors modeling in one-of-a-kind pink gowns by local designers, and Christian Siriano’s Spring/Summer 2012 collection straight out of NYFW! The founder of PinkJams!, Christa Floresca, closed out the evening by presenting a $30,000 check to the 2011 grant recipient, Capital Breast Care Center. It was definitely a very special night for a very special cause.  Here is the event coverage guest post we did for S.W.A.G of Northern Virginia Magazine.
Aside from the magnificent show, we also had an opportunity to catch up with Christian Siriano earlier that morning at the Gibson Guitar Showroom for the media Q&A session.  While we snacked on Georgetown cupcakes (Christian had the red velvet lol), he answered questions for media outlet representatives.  In a little less than an hour, we learned that he would love to dress our own DC fashion icon, First Lady Obama in one of the cream numbers from his collection; his favorite thing about growing up in the area was visiting DC museums with his mom and working for Bubbles Salon (one of the Pink Rocks the Runway sponsors); there are no future plans for a man's wear collection as of yet because as Christian put it, "there is only so much you can do for men, take me for example, I wear the same type of clothes all the time"; he gets inspired by pretty much anything and everything and his inspiration for SS2012 was .... wait for it, wait for it ... underwater creatures (corals and barnacles) -- now the bright colors of the collection really make sense, don't they?   Finally, the current on-repeat album on his iPod is his boyfriend Brad Walsh's album Right Now -- how sweet!? :)  

Want to see the show?  Visit our YouTube Channel for the video of the runway show HERE!


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Christian Siriano striking a pose and showing off his outfit at the media Q&A session at the Gibson Guitar Center earlier on Friday.  He's wearing a stunning blazer from his Fall/Winter2011 collection.
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Survivor models with Will Thomas, Anchor of Fox 5 News
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Katie from Go Kate Shoot
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Sai from Because I'm Fabulous
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Wearing Night Cap dress by Carisa Rene, H&M chain strap purse, BCBG watch.
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3 comments:

Ear Candie said...

wow I am so jell jell that you two went to the show!!! It looked like it was Amazing!

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Mika said...

Wasn't this a lovely event? So sad I was working this day and couldn't make it. You have a pic of Kate with my bos Kas, one of the designers who showed with a cancer survivor that night. Great photos =)