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Macarena Zilveti, a graphic artist, and founder of Badges of Courage Foundation and I have co-created the “Healing Pinks Badge”, an exclusive and limited edition design for the “Badges of Courage Foundation”. Each hand-sewn ‘Healing Pink Badge’ is adorned with delicate beads that outline and magnify the vibrational lines of the healing energy of the sensuous, pink mussaenda leaves which are the basis for this custom design.

Our limited edition, “Healing Pink Badge” will debut during the 2010 Fashion Designer’s Expo, “PINK Hits The Runway” on Thursday the 21st and Friday, the 22nd of October at the Newport Beachside Resort in Sunny Isles, Florida. The show begins each night at 8 pm and my new, Healing Pink Classic Tote Bags will also debut on Friday night when The Teen Board presents “PINK Hits the Runway”!

All “Badges of Courage” are mini, palm-sized pillows designed to resemble the female breast. Each one is created with loving care and includes an inspirational message on the back.

Badges of Courage Foundation, a non-profit organization, was founded by Macarena Zilveti to pay tribute to her great-grandmother, grandmother and mother, all breast cancer survivors. The foundation raises funds to provide financial assistance for cancer patients.

The fabric design for the “Healing Pink Badge” is a pattern I created that is based on photos I took of the “Queen Sirikit”, a mussaenda that grows in a friend’s garden in Miami, Florida.
This plant emanates with the beauty and energy of nature’s sensuous pink tones. I specifically chose this design because of the powerful, joyful and compassionate vibrations that I sensed while taking the original photos. All Cortese Designs are created with a conscious intention to share the positive vibrations of nature’s energy.

Purchase tickets for Fashion Designers Expo Florida now!


For more information about TICKETS please contact Gisselle Glaser
Couture Soiree, Inc. | info@couturesoireeinc.com | (954) 533-4318

Complimentary entry for STANDING ROOM ONLY “with a donation at the door”
by RSVP only to fdersvp@live.com

NEW ‘Healing Pink’ Cortese Design Bags HIT THE RUNWAY with The Teen Board

Fashion Designers Expo Florida (FDE), on October 21st-22nd held at
the Newport Beachside Resort is presented by
AVER Productions and produced by Global Fashion Agency.

Fashion Designers Expo Florida once again has teamed up with the Susan G. Komen For the Cure Miami|Ftl Affiliate. Susan G. Komen For the Cure Miami|Ftl Affiliate, the world’s largest breast cancer organization, has raised more then $1.807 million in the fiscal year ending in March 2009 to support the fight against breast cancer. They also have a four-star charity rating, which is the highest level of support.
FDE will also have a tent at the annual Race For the Cure on October 16th to support and raise additional funds for Susan G. Komen For the Cure Miami|Ftl Affiliate.

Fashion Designers Expo Florida presents it’s “PINK Hits the Runway” show on the final day of events, Friday October 22nd at 8 pm.
“PINK Hits the Runway is sponsored by The Teen Board.

The Teen Board is a non-profit foundation where teens from all areas and personal backgrounds model for a personal cause. Each teen has a traumatic story which they use to empower and encourage others who have been through similar challenges. The Teen Board’s mission is three-tiered: to provide an opportunity for teens to excel in school while empowering them to pursue their goals and at the same time become influential participants in their community.  The Teen Board is promised to put on an exciting show!  You will enjoy tweens and teens professionally walking the runway in PINK fabulous designs.  It’s going to be an amazing event!

Read more about The Teen Board at http://www.theteenboard.com.

Full press release and designer info here.