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Style Saves X Topshop Topman

For all the times we’ve endlessly searched for Topshop stores in Florida, our moment is finally here! This year, the brand has just opened their first store at Aventura Mall. 

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Pioneering their entrance into the vibrant and beautiful city of Miami, Style Saves had the honor of partnering together into the new territory. We joined forces and launched a pop-up shop during Miami Art Week. 

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We kicked off the week on Tuesday, December 5th, with a shopping party hosted by the lovely Alina De La Vega and Ayana Rodriquez. Our friend DJ YSL kept us entertained with the greatest 80’s hip-hop music, while Harmless Harvest brought coconut water to keep us hydrated and enjoy. A personalization station was open with a local artist ready to create unique designs or script on denim jackets and tote bags. 

What better way to have fashion meet philanthropy, all during the heart and soul of the funnest week of the year. Art and fashion lovers in Miami- rejoice! 

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Hosted at our newly renovated, Style Saves HQ in the heart of Wynwood, the curated selection of beautiful clothes and accessories was everything we needed, with just enough time for the holidays. For each sale made, 20% was donated to help support our students. 

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Closing out the pop-up on Saturday, December 9th, we raised an incredible total of $6190.30! We’re so excited to be able to use this towards the upcoming needs of our students in the community. A huge thanks to everyone that came out and shopped- we were able to raise almost $7,000 from this event, and can’t wait for the next! 

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Harper's Bazaar x Emporio Armani x Style Saves

On April 6th, Emporio Armani hosted a private cocktail event at Bal Harbour Shops showcasing their S/S17 collection in support of Style Saves. 

The evening was hosted by Avril Graham, the Executive Fashion & Beauty Editor for Harper’s Bazaar along with Rachael Russell, Iman Hasan, Regina Arriola Cauff and Martha Graeff. 

Armani models rocked the S/S17 collection as Avril moderated her thoughts on each perfectly curated look. This collection had a Miami chic vibe with a minimal, cool Armani twist.

Throughout the event cocktails and conversation flowed smoothly. By the end of this Armani x Harper’s Bazaar experience $2,000 was raised for Style Saves in support of the cause.

Saks Modern Trend Event

Style Saves and Saks Fifth Avenue at Bal Harbour hosted a modern trend event where Style Saves founder, Rachael Russell introduced the best looks of the season from high-end designers.

All proceeds of the event benefitted Style Saves’ mission of providing necessary items to unprivileged students in an effort to help them continue their education.

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Looks ranged from designers Red Valentino to Rebecca Taylor and Missoni among others and had everyone coveting the looks while enjoying bubbly drinks.

A stylish evening that combined expert fashion advice and high-end designers ended with the perfect touch of philanthropic success as it provided struggling students with the necessary tools to continue growing.

Style Saves MLK Day Recap

On January 16th, 2017, the Style Saves team opened shop in Brooklyn, New York for their 2nd annual Martin Luther King Jr. day giveback event at The Fresh Creek School. 

Style Saves gathered hundreds of winter necessities, which ranged from items of clothing, coats, pants, denim, and accessories for underprivileged boys and girls. Because of all these generous donations by our friends at TagPop and donations of hangers and racks from our friends at Set Shop, we were able to serve over 250 students and provide a fun-filled day for them to enjoy with their peers and family. 

“Thank you for the best party ever and pretty clothes! I feel like a princess in my new coat.” -student from The Fresh Creek School 

Activations included a nail station with polish donated by Sinful Colors, a braid bar by Curly Kids Hair, haircuts by Maria Mok salon, yummy empanadas from Nuchas NYC, water from La Croix, music by DJ Staisean, a Photo Booth from The Bosco, games and activities by Harrington Lane and child actress Jada Starz, a special guest performance by kid DJ AnnieRed, and arts and DIY kites and dream catchers by Darcy. 

“This was the most well run and joyous charity event I have ever attended. I've worked with a number of non-profits and founded a few, and in many capacities I feel like these initiatives are graded on the basis of how much you impact the end users life and how much betterment you provide. I truly believe that Style Saves earned an A.” - Henry Lihn, Co-Founder of TagPop

On behalf of the entire team, we are incredibly grateful for all the support from our sponsors, donors, volunteers and friends who helped make this event such a huge success; It was over and above what we could have expected! We cant wait to do it again next year!

“An absolutely amazing and well excited event. I know my kids will be talking about it for weeks to come! Style Saves delivered another incredible year. We are so thankful.” -Mrs. Jacqueline Coombs, Principal of The Fresh Creek School

Back-to-School Success 2016!

Words cannot possibly express our gratitude for the outpouring support we received for our sixth annual Style Saves Back-to-School event at Jungle Island. We would not have been able to successfully dress more than 2,500 underprivileged Miami-Dade County Public School students, without our amazing Style Saves team and passionate volunteers. “We were able to serve more children than ever before,” said Style Saves founder and president Rachael Russell. “We continue to grow and expand each year, and it’s all because of the incredible amount of support from the community. We can’t begin to thank everyone enough.”

The Pink Panther & Smurf made a guest appearance at this years B2S Event!

The Pink Panther & Smurf made a guest appearance at this years B2S Event!

Here’s a mini recap of our annual two-day event…

Before heading back to school on August 22, more than 2,500 children and teens from ages six to 18 arrived at the park beaming with excitement for the two-day extravaganza.

Among these organizations were Voices For Children, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Communities In Schools of Miami, Lotus House and the Irie Foundation.

Jungle Island invited some of their four legged friends to meet students.

Jungle Island invited some of their four legged friends to meet students.

The children were fully outfitted with uniforms, sneakers, backpacks, belts, bows, and accessories, along with school supplies, shampoo, and conditioner, after a warm greeting by M-DCPS Superintendent Alberto Carvalho and Deputy Mayor Russell Benford. Following their styling, the children received mini-manicures and haircuts, and (oh, so adorably) flaunted their new looks down the Style Saves Back-to-School runway.

M-DCPS Superintendent Alberto Carvalho & President of Style Saves Rachael Russell pose for the camera at the end of our mini-runway!

M-DCPS Superintendent Alberto Carvalho & President of Style Saves Rachael Russell pose for the camera at the end of our mini-runway!

Participating children were given free access to Jungle Island, where they enjoyed fun and educational discoveries, including the park’s animals, three engaging shows, multiple exhibits, and so much more.

We’d like to give a very special thanks to Isabela Rangel Grumman, MMG, Evian, Funkshion Productions, Gilt Groupe, Jordache, Jugofresh, Jungle Island, Pantene, Perry Ellis, Sugar Factory, U.S. Polo Assn, Vita Coco, Wrangler, and all of our fabulous and stylish volunteers. We cannot wait to do it all over again next year!