Style Saves x Neiman Marcus Spring Presentation        

   

          Style Saves and Neiman Marcus joined forces to host a brunch to showcase the Spring trends. Hosted by Style Saves founder, Rachael Russell, and RAC founders Iman Hassan and Regina Arriola Cauff, this event raised $3,000 to provide underprivileged kids and teens with the necessities they need throughout the school year.

          Elevated looks with a sense of comfort and ease took centre stage. Céline and Missoni, among others were showcased throughout the store in a cozy, stylish manner. Rachael, Iman and Regina narrated their thoughts and opinions about the looks as the models swiftly progressed throughout the brunch. Attendees took note as they indulged in the fashions before them.

          A pair of stunning Oscar de la Renta earrings -on sale courtesy of Style Saves x Neiman Marcus- were now in the hands of a very excited Sarah Saiger, and another spring presentation had concluded. A celebration of elegance, cocktails, and philanthropy came to a close with the end goal met- enabling the support of the incredible students and teens that inspire us to remain focused and motivated every day.

Style Saves MLK Day Recap

On January 16th, 2017, the Style Saves team opened shop in Brooklyn, New York for their 2nd annual Martin Luther King Jr. day giveback event at The Fresh Creek School. 

Style Saves gathered hundreds of winter necessities, which ranged from items of clothing, coats, pants, denim, and accessories for underprivileged boys and girls. Because of all these generous donations by our friends at TagPop and donations of hangers and racks from our friends at Set Shop, we were able to serve over 250 students and provide a fun-filled day for them to enjoy with their peers and family. 

“Thank you for the best party ever and pretty clothes! I feel like a princess in my new coat.” -student from The Fresh Creek School 

Activations included a nail station with polish donated by Sinful Colors, a braid bar by Curly Kids Hair, haircuts by Maria Mok salon, yummy empanadas from Nuchas NYC, water from La Croix, music by DJ Staisean, a Photo Booth from The Bosco, games and activities by Harrington Lane and child actress Jada Starz, a special guest performance by kid DJ AnnieRed, and arts and DIY kites and dream catchers by Darcy. 

“This was the most well run and joyous charity event I have ever attended. I've worked with a number of non-profits and founded a few, and in many capacities I feel like these initiatives are graded on the basis of how much you impact the end users life and how much betterment you provide. I truly believe that Style Saves earned an A.” - Henry Lihn, Co-Founder of TagPop

On behalf of the entire team, we are incredibly grateful for all the support from our sponsors, donors, volunteers and friends who helped make this event such a huge success; It was over and above what we could have expected! We cant wait to do it again next year!

“An absolutely amazing and well excited event. I know my kids will be talking about it for weeks to come! Style Saves delivered another incredible year. We are so thankful.” -Mrs. Jacqueline Coombs, Principal of The Fresh Creek School

Haiti Relief: Hurricane Matthew 2016

On October 4th, 2016, Hurricane Matthew became the first Category 4 storm to strike Haiti since 1964. A category 4 hurricane is classified as the second strongest storm with sustaining maximum winds of 130-156 mph. The aftermath left the death toll in Haiti to well over 800 people, 61,500 people in shelters, and severe damages to the infrastructure of water and sanitation.

Hurricane Matthew left Haiti in a state of disaster.

Sometimes numbers can seem overwhelming and leave us feeling helpless and unable to contribute to a solution. We can’t do everything, but together we can do something to make a difference.

Straight away Style Saves began collecting donations at Ishine365, a Miami- based boutique. We received an overwhelming amount of support throughout the weeks! The response was incredible.

We partnered with brands through shopping events with a percentage of proceeds benefitting this cause; brands include: Balenciaga, Miansai, Calypso, Capretto & Gee Beauty Studios. Additionally, we threw a Style Saves Halloween Party. We circulated flyers through our internal and external contacts encouraging people to donate supplies and funds through our website. Companies like MMG, the Setai, Metro1, and Miansai also hosted internal supply collections for Style Saves. 

Donations will be sent to several cities in Haiti: Kenscoff, Robin, Belle-fontaine, Fort Jacque, Platon Café and Camperain; one of the most devastated cities we will be visiting. The disaster relief organizations to which supplies will be donated to are MPKD, Ami de Jesus and Life Saver orphanage, Sohaderk, I MO Church, and MP3K. Medicine and first aid donations will be going to Hospital Bernard with Project Medishare.


Style Saves collected and packed 115 boxes filled with medical supplies, blankets, toiletries, and clothing-much of which was generously donated by GILT. We also collected 3 palettes of water, some of which was generously donated by Vitacoco! Thank you to everyone who spread the word, donated supplies and funds. We couldn't have done it without you. 

We can't wait to arrive in Haiti with this container of goods and hope that it will help our friends there rebuild their homes.

Back-to-School Success 2016!

Words cannot possibly express our gratitude for the outpouring support we received for our sixth annual Style Saves Back-to-School event at Jungle Island. We would not have been able to successfully dress more than 2,500 underprivileged Miami-Dade County Public School students, without our amazing Style Saves team and passionate volunteers. “We were able to serve more children than ever before,” said Style Saves founder and president Rachael Russell. “We continue to grow and expand each year, and it’s all because of the incredible amount of support from the community. We can’t begin to thank everyone enough.”

The Pink Panther & Smurf made a guest appearance at this years B2S Event!

The Pink Panther & Smurf made a guest appearance at this years B2S Event!

Here’s a mini recap of our annual two-day event…

Before heading back to school on August 22, more than 2,500 children and teens from ages six to 18 arrived at the park beaming with excitement for the two-day extravaganza.

Among these organizations were Voices For Children, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Communities In Schools of Miami, Lotus House and the Irie Foundation.

Jungle Island invited some of their four legged friends to meet students.

Jungle Island invited some of their four legged friends to meet students.

The children were fully outfitted with uniforms, sneakers, backpacks, belts, bows, and accessories, along with school supplies, shampoo, and conditioner, after a warm greeting by M-DCPS Superintendent Alberto Carvalho and Deputy Mayor Russell Benford. Following their styling, the children received mini-manicures and haircuts, and (oh, so adorably) flaunted their new looks down the Style Saves Back-to-School runway.

M-DCPS Superintendent Alberto Carvalho & President of Style Saves Rachael Russell pose for the camera at the end of our mini-runway!

M-DCPS Superintendent Alberto Carvalho & President of Style Saves Rachael Russell pose for the camera at the end of our mini-runway!

Participating children were given free access to Jungle Island, where they enjoyed fun and educational discoveries, including the park’s animals, three engaging shows, multiple exhibits, and so much more.

We’d like to give a very special thanks to Isabela Rangel Grumman, MMG, Evian, Funkshion Productions, Gilt Groupe, Jordache, Jugofresh, Jungle Island, Pantene, Perry Ellis, Sugar Factory, U.S. Polo Assn, Vita Coco, Wrangler, and all of our fabulous and stylish volunteers. We cannot wait to do it all over again next year!

 

STYLE SAVES GRADUATION DINNER

On Wednesday evening, June 8th, the Style Saves team threw an epic graduation bash for 17 in-need students at Bodega South Beach. The restaurant covered all costs, stuffed the kids full of some of the best Mexican food you can find and gifted them with not one but two gift cards so they could dine again.

Luckily they were able to snap out of their taco-fueled food coma to receive their grad gifts we were able to purchase with our over $5k of donations from GoFundMe. Those gifts included a brand new Google Laptop, gift cards, health & beauty products, school supplies and more. They were over the moon.

Check out the smile on the gal who is pretty in pink. She told us this was her first laptop and that she had been praying for one since Christmas.

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We can't tell you how many thank you emails we have gotten from the students faculty, teachers and shelter staff. All in all, the kids last did not have the most fun. We did. We had the pleasure of making their day because of YOU. Everyone at Style Saves if forever grateful for your generosity.