FORT LAUDERDALE, FL -– United Way of Broward County (UWBC) was proud to host the second annual Wine, Women & Shoes, featuring Designer Julian Chang on April 23 at the Gallery of Amazing Things in Dania Beach. The fabulous event provided an opportunity for more than 350 key influencers, fashion trendsetters, and charity supporters to come together and support the local community. Wine, Women & Shoes raised more than $60,000 benefitting UWBC’s programs such as ReadingPals and Project Lifeline.
“Wine Women & Shoes is an extraordinary event that high-lights the generosity and self-lessness of our community by raising an awe-inspiring amount of funds that will go right back into the community,” said Kathleen Cannon, president and CEO of UWBC. “Success from events such as this one allows United Way of Broward County to support its initiatives.”
As guests arrived, they were greeted by “Sole Men,” local male volunteers who presented the latest fashion accessories and jewelry on silver trays and shared fun facts about the art of wine and shoes. Guests dined on small plates provided by Ruth’s Chris Steak House Fort Lauderdale and sipped on wines from wineries around the world while they participated in a silent auction that included items ranging from luxurious wines to the hottest fashions, exciting spa packages and more.
The night’s festivities also included a live auction where participants bid on lavish vacations to destinations such as Napa Valley, Italy and a VIP experience to the Emmys in Los Angeles. A magnificent fashion show with the latest collections in women’s wear and ultra-fashionable high heels featuring top local fashion designers including Julian Chang, Lisu Vega, Nicolas Felizola, Tiffany Chimere and Crustal 4 U culminated the night. The fashion show was produced by Sobol Fashion Productions, best known for the development and implementation of Miami Fashion Week®.