Victorious Angels Charity Fashion Show with Kathy Wakile

Victorious Angels Charity Fashion Show with Kathy Wakile

Victorious Angels Charity Fashion Show with Kathy Wakile

 
 
 
 
New Yorkers love road trips. On June 14th , 2012, TS:NY went on one to visit our neighbor New Jersey for the Victorious Angels Charity Fashion Show with hosts Kathy Wakile and daughter Victoria. The fundraiser was a benefit for National Brain Tumor Society and held at The Venetian.
 
 
 
 
The National Brain Tumor Society was founded in the early 80’s and is an organization committed to finding better treatments, and ultimately a cure, for people living with a brain tumor today and anyone who will be diagnosed in the future. Representatives from the Brain Tumor Society were present to answer questions and offer awareness of what their foundation may offer to those living with a brain tumor and their family.
Kathy Wakile

Kathy Wakile

 
 The Real Housewives of New Jersey cast member Kathy Wakile said “This cause is important to me because my daughter was diagnosed with a brain tumor as a child, I know what’s it’s like to go through this process”. Victoria Wakile, a brain tumor survivor was diagnosed at the age of 10 while on a family vacation nearly seven years ago.
 
Victoria Wakile

Victoria Wakile

 
 
Susan Korwin (Author)

Susan Korwin (Author)

During the cocktail reception, guests were able to mingle and nosh while shopping at local vendors who had booths set up to sell merchandise from jewelry, hand bags, children tutu’s and more. Through the center of this huge room a gorgeous display of the most delectable anti-pasto and fresh fruit was set up for all to pick from while cocktails of every kind were served by mix masters at a top shelf bar. Also on-hand was author and life coach Susan Korwin to sign copies of her latest book “Simple Strides Toward Positive Change: Lessons From Life Coaching” for which all proceeds of the books sold at the venue would go to The National Brain Tumor Society.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Rosie Pierre

Rosie Pierre

 

During the reception I was able to speak to popular and out spoken cast member of The House Wives of New Jersey, Rosie Pierre, sister to Kathy Wakile. During our brief conversation she mentioned “I’m thrilled to finally be here, I was stuck in traffic all day in Long Island and New York City,” unaware that President Obama was in town for a few fund raisers. The proverbial “Nona” Maria Pierre, mother to both Rosie and Kathy said “It’s great to have my family here together” as extended members of the family were in town just for the benefit. Many of whom were modeling in the upcoming Fashion Show later in the evening.

 
 
 
 
 
Also at attendance were the male members of the Wakile family Richard and Joseph Wakile, from TV show, Jerseylicious, Tracy DiMarco with beau Corey Eps who modeled on the catwalk, recording artist Lori Michaels, Mrs. New Jersey Petite America Joy Cutrone, recording artist Walter Ramin & Mister Gio and artist Giorgio Trovato among many others.
 
 
While the guests entered the grand ball room to feast on a multi course meal, Posh Boutique Owner Jairo Arias prepared to start the fashion show the audience eagerly awaited to see. The clothing showcased during the fashion came from the Posh Boutique New Jersey. After a speech from Arias and Kathy Wakile the 20 minute fashion show was underway featuring evening wear, day wear and swim swear while guests dined on course after delicious course of fine cuisine while the wine was poured by a most attentive wait staff classy as the venue itself.
 
 
Joseph Wakile

Joseph Wakile

 
 
Zach Grasela

Zach Grasela

Shortly after the Fashion show I spoke with Zach Grasela, one of the models in the runway show. I asked the Philadelphia native, what was the best part of the evening for him in which he replied “The best part of the event for me was being able to be a part of the Runway show. It is always a joy walking for Posh Boutique. The clothing line from the men’s shirts to the women’s bikini wear is not only fashionable but extremely impressive. The crowd was extremely energetic making me feel like a rock star as I walked the Runway”.

 
 
The evening concluded after the raffles of fabulous prizes with guests dancing the night away while DJ Anthony D played the latest hottest jams and classic party anthems.
 
For more information on The Brain Tumor Society and to donate, please visit:
 
 
Brooke Villone and Lea Rannells

Brooke Villone and Lea Rannells

 
 
Zach Grasela (Model)

Zach Grasela (Model)

 
 

2 comments

  1. This article, as well as all your other articles, are always so wonderful and informative! Your presence always adds so much to the events you attend, for you bring class, intelligence and style!!

  2. Joy Cutrone is Mrs. New Jersey Petite America to clarify. Thank you.

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