The 6th Annual Wine, Women & Shoes Presented by Faena Rose and Christina Getty
Benefiting Miami Children’s Health Foundation
Event Co-Chairs Susanne Birbragher, Criselda Breene and Yona Puri

More than 600 women slipped into their stilettos to be a part of the 6th Annual Wine, Women & Shoes (WW&S) Presented by Faena Rose and Christina Getty benefiting the children and families at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. The sold-out event took place at the SOHO Studios in Wynwood and generated nearly $700,000. This sophisticated gathering was emceed by Emmy award-winning journalist Belkys Nerey and included a fashion show by Neiman Marcus Coral Gables, presenting its 2017 collection.

“We are so grateful for the tremendous generosity of the women in South Florida, and we are thrilled to have brought back this exclusive event to Miami,” said Tim Birkenstock, Interim President & CEO, Miami Children’s Health Foundation. “The support of this amazing group of ladies, as well as our committee members and our Event Co-Chairs, Criselda Breene, Susanne Birbragher and Yona Puri, allows us to come together to support the children and families we serve at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital.”

One of the event’s special moments included an emotional and touching speech by Milagros, a Nicklaus Children’s patient and the guest of honor. Milagros shared the story of her lupus diagnosis and the health and emotional challenges that followed including kidney failure, dialysis and the death of her father in 2016. She closed her speech with a reminder that events like Wine, Women & Shoes give patients like her a chance for a healthier life.

Included among the sponsors that helped make a difference were: High Heel Presenting Sponsor, Faena Rose; Style Sponsor Christina Getty; Platform Shoe Sponsor, Klaudia & Lewis Brown, Neiman Marcus of Coral Gables; Stiletto Sponsor, Zuma, Coya, DÔA, and La Petite Maison curated by Yona Puri; Ruby Slipper Sponsor, Karla Conceptual Event Experiences, Danielle Kronfle, Hundred Acre Wine, Duke Spirits; Glass Slipper Sponsor, Mercedes-Benz of Coral Gables; Merlot Sponsor, Del Monte Fresh Produce, Southern Glazers Wine & Spirits, Bertaud Belieu, Faith Family; Rosé Sponsor, Moncler, Moscato Sponsor, Avior Airlines, Shear Construction Co., Eighty Seven Park; Cabernet Sauvignon Sponsor, Casa Smiles; Ice Wine Sponsor, Brightline; Media Sponsor, MY93.9, Y100 (iHeart Media), Ocean Drive Magazine.

Event Co-Chair Criselda Breene with the VP General Manager of Neiman Marcus, Stephen Brunelle, and the Chair of the Board of Directors for Miami Children's Health Foundation, Ravneet Chowdhury

Nicklaus Children's Hospital Patients Alessandra and Milagros

Neiman Marcus Fashion Show

Katharine Rubino, Neiman Marcus, and Michael Harrington, President & COO of Nicklaus Children's Hospital

Style Sponsor Christina Getty with Jennifer Valoppi

Meredith Mo Brown, Saddy Delgado, Belkys Nerey, Roxana Garcia

Carol Iacovelli and Kristin Ducote

Alina Zanetti-Leon and Carola Pimentel

Valeria Simon, Alicia Peristeris, Lauren Beall, Christine E. Hall, Tina Carlo, Katy Stoka, & Catherine Anne Markert

Susie Anne Murphy, Michelle Areces Zandy, & Hadley Henriette

Leyla Portela, Lauren Gnazzo, Danie Gomez Ortigoza

Rosana Gorrin, Claudia Brown, Barbara Lathan

Dana Shear and Alexa Wolman

Elysze Held & Iran Issa Khan

Neiman Marcus Fashion

Diana Anzola, Gaby Jimenez

Sandra Santiago, Irene Korge, & Athina Marturet

Lesli Brown, John Lin, Suzanne Buckley Woodward, & Bronwyn Miller

Tom Soares, Romina Nabhen

Neiman Marcus model

Front row during the fashion show