The WGIRLS, an international all female volunteer organization dedicated to bettering the lives of underprivileged women and children, launched its Miami Chapter with a sole-inspired fundraising event dubbed “Hello Stiletto!” in support of Lotus House Shelter at the famed Roy Teeluck Salon.
The event, which took place on Saturday, June 25, drew an audience of more than 150 high heeled humanitarians and raised more than $1,000 and collected 150 pairs of shoes. Proceeds will provide support for the women and their children at the Lotus House; a unique resource center and residential facility serving homeless women and infants in the heart of the historic African American district of Overtown.
Glamour and goodwill came toe-to-toe at this Saturday evening primp party, complete with salon services, bubbly and small bites by Food By Chef Lars, Inc., gift bag goodies, silent auction, and music by DJ Constantino Padovano, aka Funky Junction, and Jane Vanderbilt. World renowned celebrity stylist Roy Teeluck and team provided pay-as-you-wish services, including manicures, hair styling, makeup application, and mini massages.
Donations and sponsorships for the event were provided by Area Code 55 Brazilian Steakhouse, Biltmore Hotel, Blonde Tulip, Brickell Jewelers, Constantino Padanova, David Cutler Photography, Downtown Athletic Club, Dsgns, Exhale Spa, Feather Brain, Feel the Bead, Food by Chef Lars, Heart’s Desire International, Ikon Office Solutions, Image 1st Miami, iTOWN, Jane Vanderbilt, JetSet Coco, Joanna Paige, Julia Rose Photography, Kendra & Chen Tal, Kokoro for Life, LA Sweets, L’Oréal Professionnel, Miami Prime Grill, Mortar & Pestle Boutique Apothecary, Optymistik Eyewear, Rollin Stirman, Roy Teeluck, Smoke Shop, Social Florida’s Guide, Spark & Spark, SyndPro Marketing, To The Nines, Vanessa Avellar, and Webiotic.
Silent auction items included pink stilettos by Vanessa Avellar, L’Oréal Professionnel hair care package, Exhale Spa Core Fusion Classes, designer sunglasses from Optymistik Eyewear, clutch by JetSet Coco, and many other items that every girl desires.
Celebrity appearances included: Miss Florida Keys USA, Angela Overton; Roy Teeluck