Puerto Rico Hurricane Maria Relief

Early on Wednesday, September 20th, Hurricane Maria, one of the three most powerful hurricanes to ever hit the US, made direct landfall on Puerto Rico. Maria pounded the island and left it completely devastated. The category 4 hurricane, which had gusts of up to 150 mph, drenched the island with multiple feet of rain, destroyed buildings, paralyzed communication and left over three million residents without power. All this destruction came after hurricane Irma’s eye, a category 5 hurricane, had passed north of the island a couple of days before. 

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These past few weeks have truly been catastrophic for Puerto Rico. This natural disaster has left 3.4 million US citizens living in extremely poor conditions; some of which have not been able to communicate for over 11 days with their loved ones, which has kept their whereabouts unknown. The government has been trying to supply basic services such as fuel, roads and communication, but it hasn't been easy. Half of the population still has no water to drink, bathe or flush toilets. There is a scarcity of food and medical assistance. Buildings are missing walls. But worst of all, the conditions of the diseased has worsen. 

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The Puerto Rican authorities have been informing the press of their current situation hoping to get as much support and help from the rest of the country as possible. In return, a surge of fuel, food supplies and federal government personnel has begun to arrive to the island, but many of the supplies have been hung up in distribution centers. For example, in the San Juan port, many crates of supplies are stuck due to difficulties and lack of transportation. The situation in Puerto Rico is far from being over, schools may not reopen for weeks and people are losing hope.

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Style Saves will be collecting donations in a full effort to help the people of Puerto Rico. Donations being collected will be delivered on site. 

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FL Keys Hurricane Irma Relief

On September 9, 2017, Hurricane Irma, the strongest storm recorded in the Atlantic Ocean, directly hit Florida. With sustained winds of up to 165MPH, the category 4 storm was catastrophic. 

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Among other parts of FL, the Keys was an area that was almost entirely left devastated in the aftermath of the storm. Left without power several days after the storm, the hard work and long road to recovery began immediately once power was restored. 

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Under a mandatory evacuation, FL Keys residents began coming back to see what devastation Irma had left in their homes. The results were unimaginable: homes completely destroyed, unsalvagable, and flooded with water, trees and debris scattered everywhere, missing parts of homes, roofs torn apart, boats and parts of homes and cars floating in the water, and the list goes on.

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On September 30th, members of the Style Saves team visited the Keys to help clean up the community, still left struggling and in deep need after Irma. Most houses were devastated and many had lost everything they had. Our team will begin collecting donations and planning volunteer trips to help those families in need- we're better together!

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Back to School 2017 Recap

On August 19th and 20th, 2017, Style Saves hosted its’ 7th annual Back-To-School event at the headquarters warehouse in the heart of Wynwood, Florida. The organization served over 4,000 Florida students with brand new uniforms, outfits and school supplies for the new school year, along with fun filled days of activities.

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Going back to school can be a financially hard time many low-income families face. By providing these necessary items, Style Saves helps turn the start of a new school year into a fun event instead of a stressful time.

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Students from over 60 organizations including Miami-Dade Public Schools, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Voices For Children, His House,The Lodge Miami, Irie Foundation, Mentor Network, Lotus House, The Guatemalan-Maya Center, and many more, attended the event. Students were invited to shop our pop-up shop and stay for an afternoon of fun including arts & crafts, dance classes, a photo booth, face painting, and several more.

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Students also received haircuts from Junior & Hatter and IGK, along with makeup from GEE Beauty.  Generous brands provided donations including Under Armour, Perry Ellis, Jordache, GILT, Fast Forward, C2C,  Frankie, Spris Pizza, Jugofresh, Pop Chips, VitaCoco, Pepsi, and Gatorade.

With over 200 volunteers from Miansai, LIV, STORY, Komodo, OTL, Bank of America, 1Hotels, and Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart assisting to organize and produce the giveback event, Style Saves consistently makes an incredible impact on the community together. 

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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.