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Friday, February 13, 2015

#NYFW: Go Red For Women - Red Dress Show 2015

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If you loved a celebrity packed fashion show with a message, it doesn't get better than the Red Dress Collection. The Go Red For Women campaign brought together a stellar group of fashion designers and paired them with accomplished women who care about heart health.

What moves me about this particular fashion show is that everyone participating truly believes in the cause. Statements about how each celebrity was touched by heart disease was posted behind them on the catwalk. Rosie O'Donnell opened the show with a hilarious speech but then gave us a whammy of intimate details of her heart attack experience. I learned that heart attacks occur with 1 in 3 women and that we don't get the same symptoms (or any) as men before one happens. She developed the acronym HEPPP for women to remember for signs of heart trouble (see bottom of the post for definition).

Stars included Orange is the New Black's Laverne Cox in Donna Karan. Hoda Kotb in Romona Keveza,. singer Ciara wearing Safiyaa, pop star Thalia wearing Shady ZeinEldine and YouTube star Bethany Mota wearing Badgley Mischka and Real Housewife Cynthia Bailey wore Jovan O'Connor. Dascha Polanco really vamped it up in Old Hollywood style wearing Michael Costello.

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Want more? How about Zendaya wearing Rubin Singer. The Chew's Carla Hall wearing Evgenia    and Barbara Eden, everyone's favorite genie looking magical as ever in Carmen Marc Valvo.  Guests were aso treated to a performance by Fifth Harmony. 
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So here's what you need to learn about monitoring your own heart health and those your love. If you have these signs, seek medical help immediately. Rosie O'Donnell broke it down:

rosie odonnell fashion showHot -Instant heat that feels worse than menopause?
Exhausted -She described it as more tired than after labor
Pain -Shoulders, neck, arms, stomach...
Pale -How white (or ashy) do you suddenly look?
Puke -Vomiting all of a sudden?
Clearly RED Dress Collection is the new black this season. Check with the American Heart Association to learn more!
photos by Mariana Leung

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