Style Saves Swim

STYLE SAVES 7TH ANNUAL FASHION SHOW FUNDRAISER- JULY 21st
For the second year in a row, philanthropy and fashion join forces at The Setai, Miami Beach

The fashionable team behind Style Saves hosted Style Saves Swim, their 7th annual fashion show, taking place during Miami Swim Week on Friday, July 21st at The Setai, Miami Beach. The fundraiser, which has grown to be one of the highlights of the week, expertly combines fashion and philanthropy into one unforgettable evening. 

With The Setai, Miami Beach lending their support, Style Saves Swim welcomed 500 guests in attendance who enjoyed achic atmosphere with an open bar featuring Tito’s Vodka and Peroni, and a fun Photo Booth by SocialBox. The consistently sold-out event will showcased styles from Alice and Olivia, iShine365, Two Piece Mafia, and Kendra Scott all hosted by lovely models Rocky Barnes and Paulina Vega, featuring sounds spun by DJ YSL. 

“Each year, I am so humbled by the incredible support we receive here in Miami and internationally. As our show continues to grow every year, and we continue to work with amazing partners, I can’t help but think about how many children’s lives we will affect and I couldn’t be prouder,” said Rachael Russell, President & Founder of Style Saves. 

All funds raised during Style Saves Swim go towards supporting our Back-to-School event, taking place on August 19th and 20th, offering students the opportunity to “shop” uniforms, accessories, and school supplies in a department store-style environment before heading back to school this Fall. It benefits more than 3,000 students from organizations including Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Miami, Miami Children’s Hospital Foundation, Educate Tomorrow, Hope For Miami, Miami-Dade Public Schools, and many more. 

Guests enjoyed an afterparty at STORY Miami with sounds by Dash Berlin. 

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.

Port-Au-Prince, Haiti Service Trip

On March 25th, 2017 Style Saves team traveled to Port-Au-Prince, Haiti to deliver donations to local orphanages for Hurricane Matthew relief. 

Haiti remains one of the poorest countries in the Americas and one of the poorest in the world. After the Hurricane, parts of Haiti had faced complete destruction and were in desperate need of aide. Style Saves has consistently worked with local orphanages in Haiti and have been able to create a long lasting relationship with the people of Haiti. 

Upon arrival to Port-Au-Prince, Style Saves was able to hand out donations to over 200 children at the local orphanage. Items included backpacks, school supplies, shoes, art supplies and other necessities. These kids all have the sweetest, most infectious souls and every single child was so grateful to leave with something. We’re looking forward for our next visit and to donate more supplies to all these inspiring kids.

Medellin, Colombia 2017

On March 11, 2017, the Style Saves team, along with a group of eager volunteers, traveled to Medellin, Colombia for their 4th annual service trip to work at a local orphanage. Casa Hogar Nazareth cares for a total of 40 kids, ranging from ages 5 to 12, and is privately owned and funded.

Carrying a total of over 16 large duffle bags filled with generous donations from Miansai, Johnson and Johnson and Aveeno hygiene products, clothing, toys and art supplies from Gilt, and, Style Saves team was ready to equip the orphanage with brand new resources. 

Upon arrival, we were incredibly happy to be able to equip Casa Hogar with these donations and replenish basic necessities that were lacking at the house such as toilet paper, soap, medicine, among others. 

“Taking the time to help those less fortunate is important to myself and Miansai because through Style Saves we can make a direct impact with the kids and communities we work with.”   -Michael Saiger, Founder of Miansai

Meeting and spending quality time with the children was priceless. We came to impact others and we left being impacted by them. Our days spent with the children were filled with arts and crafts, soccer games, endless laughs, and painting colorful new murals for the home. 

Seeing the joy we were able to bring to the children lives was incomparable. We can’t wait for our visit next year! 

“Traveling to Medellin, Colombia for the Style Saves 4th annual service trip to spend time with the children at Casa Hogar is truly unforgettable. Giving back to others is something that never gets old and is always in style.” -Rachael Russell, Founder of Style Saves