Wednesday, November 17, 2010

The DRI Foundation @ Tibi (And A few DOC Fashionistas) in Soho

Designer Amy Smilovic & Act1Diabetes Lindsey Inserra

Four Diazon Fashionistas
From left to right: Yours Truly, Tibi Mannequin wearing Alfred Shaheen inspired shirt created by Tibi owner Amy Smilovic, Stacey Divone & Allison Blass
Photo courtesy of Stacey Divone~

Last night I ventured into the city that never sleeps( for the second time in four days) and had the opportunity to attend a champagne reception hosted by the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation at Tibi in Soho.

Tibi Owner & Designer Amy Smilovic offered those in attendance a 20% discount from 6 to 8 p.m. (not to mention champagne and goodies) and unveiled her new fashion creation, inspired by Alfred Shaheen, the creator of the classic Hawaiian shirt, who passed away from diabetes.

Amy also lost her 12 year old nephew to type 1 diabetes almost 8 years ago, so finding a cure for diabetes is very near to her heart.

I found Amy to be not only a wonderful & talented designer, but incredibly down to earth & easy to talk with.

Amy is so serious about finding a diabetes cure, that $100 of every shirt sold will go to the DRI Foundation to help them find one~

The event also gave me the opportunity to meet several members of the DRI Foundation in IRL (in real life) and the chance to see some beautiful clothes!

I met up with Alison Blass and FINALLY had the chance to meet Stacey Divone (a.ka. Cupcakes Divone) face to face for the very first time- And yes, she's fantastical in every sense of the word!

If your interested in purchasing the Tibi Top for yourself or as a Christmas gift for a friend (hint, hint),visit: or click HERE.


Scott K. Johnson said...

Wow! That is awesome! Sounds like a great time, and those shirts look fabulous!

Meri said...

What an awesome event! You all look so pretty. :)

Lora said...

That shirts is pretty cool... I'm heading over to check it out :)

Jasmine said...

Sounds like a great event! Love the shirts!

Lizzie said...

Wow! $100 dollars donated for each shirt?! That's great! Way to go Amy!

Cara said...

Second time in 4 days.... oh you are in so much troubl. :P You totally have to come see me next time. I'll make sure it can be not on a Sunday. :P

Tricia said...

Very fun blue top!! You all look lovely and happy! YAY!

Tina said...

I was so sad to miss last night. Unfortunately i had a meeting but it sounds like it was a fantastic time!

Karen said...

I'm with Tina, I'm so sorry it couldn't make it. It sounds like such a wonderful time. Isn't Stacey awesome???? :) So glad you ladies had fun, and thanks for sharing so I didn't have to completely miss it.

Jen said...

Looks like a fun event!!