Sunday, February 10, 2013


To raise awareness about heart health

These celebrities aren't donning their red dresses on the catwalk because they have turned their hand to modelling, nor are they strutting their stuff in celebration of the forthcoming Valentine’s event; these ladies are participating in an annual all-star runway extravaganza to promote heart-health awareness among woman.

A selection of celebs, which included Kelly Osbourne, Tony Braxton, Kris Jenner and her two younger fashion-savvy daughters Kylie and Kendall to name a recognisable few, kicked off the start of New York Fashion Week by striking a pose at The Heart Truth Red Dress Collection Fashion Show, which took place on 06 February 2013. Designers included Kamali Kulture, Pamella Roland and Badgley Mischka.

The whole ethos of this web-space - -  is to promote  my two passions -  health & fashion – so I felt this event, hosted by the National Institute of Health, was an important one to feature on my blog. Heart disease is the single biggest killer of women in the UK and USA. You may be surprised to hear that women are three times more likely to die of heart disease than breast cancer. I believe fashion is a great vehicle to raise awareness about this and I think these ladies look gorgeous; I just wish I had been invited!

Fellow cailini: protect yourself from heart disease!
  •  Aim for five or more portions of fruit and vegetables a day
  • Aim to have one portion of oily fish each week. Oily fish, which is rich in omega-3 fats includes salmon, herring, sardines, mackeral, pilchards, trout and fresh (not tinned) tuna
  • Increase your intake of beans and pulses
  • Limit your intake of processed fats/foods such as chocolate, pastries, fast-food
  • Include more whole-grains in your diet  e.g. wholegrain breads and cereals, brown rice, whole-wheat pasta
  • Reduce your salt intake
  • Keep your alcohol within sensible limits
  • Try to give up smoking
  • Be physically active 

Keep an eye on your health,
 as well as the latest fashion trends!

Later x


  1. This is a great post! So important to recognise and promote awareness about issues such as this. I want all of those dresses too!

    Awesome post xx

    1. aaaw thank you Ruth. So glad you agree about the health promotion x

  2. love red dresses!!! so sexy!

    ps. of course, i'd love to follow each other... now following u via fb and twitter and looking forward to your future posts! hope u'll do the same! big kisses :)

  3. Check Kendal & Kylie out there are gorgeous - fab post hun x

    H X

  4. love all ladies in red, they are all stunning.

  5. Lovely in red all of them. I should wear something in red too :)




  6. This looks like a fun event for sure! The dresses are all fabulous and the ladies are gorgeous! Red is such a passionate color, I love this post! Keep up the great work and thank you for your comment :) Kisses from New York City

  7. Lovely dresses!!!
    Have a good week!

    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

  8. Wow, thanks for sharing this. So lovely dresses. :)

  9. This is such a great idea :) red is one of the most glamourous gown colours.


  10. Great piece of advice dear, I am totally in for it. But before you mentioned it I thought it has something to do with V-Day.

  11. Hi there,

    there must be something going on with google - i am having issues and i think it must be me! i commented earlier but it has gone...

    basically i think this is a great post bc you are right - heart disease is a bigger killer than breast cancer and it is soo important to awareness so you are doing a great job!

    you make it glamorous xx

    1. oh thank you hun x
      Interesting I'm having issues leaving comments on Wordpress blogs?

  12. Wooow they all look fenomenal!! I like so much all those dresses!


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