The 5th Annual Wine, Women & Shoes Presented By Sergio Rossi
South Florida’s Most Fashionable Help Raise $700,000
Criselda Breene, WWS Miami Co-chair, Oscar Carvallo, Fashion Designer, Carola Pimentel, WWS Co-chair, and Lucy Morillo, MCH Foundation President and CEO

Marile Lopez, MCH Foundation Board Chair, Lucy Morillo, MCH Foundation President and CEO, Eilah Beavers, MCH Foudnation Board Member, and Ravneet Chowdhury, MCH Foundation Vice President

A record-breaking year was set with more than 700 of South Florida’s most fashionable women attending the 5th Annual Wine, Women & Shoes (WW&S) presented by Sergio Rossi at the JW Marriott Marquis Miami. This fashion-driven event is geared towards women, and benefits the children and families at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. WW&S Miami is the highest revenue-making Wine, Women & Shoes event from more than 175 in the country.

This sophisticated gathering was emceed by seven-time Emmy Award-winner, Maggie Rodriguez, and included a fashion show by Oscar Carvallo Paris who presented his never-before-seen Fall/Winter 2016 collection and latest avant-garde designs. Guests enjoyed wine tastings, a luxurious silent auction, and shopping at the exclusive marketplace featuring unique local boutiques. One lucky guest, Jordan Claure, won the “Key to the Closet” special drawing, featuring a Chopard ‘Happy Sport’ white gold and diamond women’s watch valued at $19,770.

During a special moment at the event, Alessandra, a Nicklaus Children’s patient and guest of honor, shared her inspirational story. Alessandra was diagnosed with scoliosis at the age of 10 and has undergone a series of treatments, including a painful surgery, to overcome her condition. She is now 16 years old, and with her spine aligned by rods and screws, she decided to transform her experience into a positive by sharing her incredible journey.

The event also marked the anticipated debut of the Oscar Carvallo Fall/Winter 2016 collection. The luxury brand recently celebrated the opening of its new atelier in Miami’s trendy Design District on December 2015. The debut was even more special as guest of honor, Alessandra walked the runway as part of the closing to the show and received a standing ovation.

This year’s Presenting Sponsor was Sergio Rossi. Other sponsors included: Fashion Show sponsor, Oscar Carvallo; Kick-off Reception sponsor, Molly Snyder; Key to the Closet sponsor, Chopard; Venue sponsor, JW Marriot Marquis Miami; Marketplace sponsor, Chowdhury Family Foundation & Ravneet Chowdhury, Esq; Centerpieces sponsor, Karla Conceptual Event Experiences; Wine & Spirits sponsor, Break Thru Beverage; Silent Auction sponsor, Nobili Milano; Shoe Guys sponsor, Del Monte Fresh Produce; Printing sponsor, Menu Men; Anti-Bacterial sponsor, Avior Airlines; Nail File sponsor, Physicians to Children; Water Bottle sponsor, Shear Construction Co.; Compact sponsor, Jacqueline Silverman; Lip Balm sponsor, Miami Center for Aesthetics; and Ice Wine sponsor, Cudesso, Dadeland Mall and HSN; media partners include Ocean Drive magazine and iHeart Media.

Criselda Breene and Carola Pimentel, WWS Miami Co-chairs

Ricky Patel, MCH Foundation Board Member, Alessandra, Nicklaus Children’s Patient and Dr. Narendra Kini, Miami Children’s Health System CEO

Tracy Mourning and Maria Wilson

Andrea Baclea, Alexis Stoudemire, Regina Moody, and Faith Haslem

Alejandro Cuellar from Chopard with Key to the Closet winner Jordan Claure

Belkys Nerey and Maggie Rodriguez, WWS Miami Master of Ceremonies

Chiquinquira Delgado

Oscar Carvallo Fashion Model

Carol Lacovelli, Tina Carlo and Kristin Ducote

Bronwyn Miller and Swanee DiMare

Fashion Finale with Oscar Carvallo, Fashion Designer, and Nicklaus Children’s patient Alessandra (in white)

Sergio Rossi representatives Jaimie Bird and Cassie Preston, with Kristin Ducote

Oscar Carvallo Fashion Model

Barbara Hevia, Lydia Touzet and Colleen Schiff

Christina Getty and Lucy Morillo, MCH Foundation President & CEO

Laura Buccelatti and Daysi Johanson

Laura Munilla, Ana Cisneros, Maria Zenoz and Irene Korge

Lesli Brown, Elyzse Held and Susanne Birbragher

Elsa Benitez and Leticia Herrera

Luisa Maggioni, Francesa Gallarello, Alessanra, Nicklaus Children’s Patient and Dr. Andrea Maggioni

Nancy Batchelor and Leslie Munsell

Nancy Levy and Lisa Petrillo

Ravneet Chowdhury, MCH Foundation Vice President with Marile Lopez, MCH Foundation Board Chair

Oscar Carvallo Fashion Models

Roz Richter and Lola Jacobson

Erick Cuesta, and Lucy Morillo, MCH Foundation President and CEO

Margarita Codina and Marta Ligia Lopez-Cantera

WWS Miami Shoe Guys with Lucy Morillo, MCH Foundation President and CEO