The Cayman Islands Red Cross’ Fashionably Yours For Humanity fashion show fundraiser at Camana Bay on Thursday offered participants an opportunity to make a worthwhile contribution and have a little fun.
Red Cross Director Jondo Obi said, “It was a wonderful evening and the Red Cross thanks everyone that was involved, especially hosts of the show Nicola de Lima, owner of NKY, and Marcus Mueri from Abacus.”
According to Ms Obi, the Red Cross made about $40,000 and donations gained will be used to cover Red Cross programmes.
At the event, patrons were greeted with a complimentary glass of champagne and encouraged to avail themselves of the complimentary food specialities featured from local restaurants Black Trumpet, Abacus, Karoo, Ortanique and Michael’s Genuine.
The fun-filled evening featured fashionable models dressed exclusively by NKY Collections.
Cayman Islands Governor Duncan Taylor and his wife, Marie, were seen gracing the Red Cross catwalk showcasing NKY’s lasts spring collections. The Governor sported a Hugo Boss linen blazer, Robert Graham sports shirt and Citizen’s of Humanity wear. Mrs. Taylor modelled Nicole Miller 2012 runway series with a BCBG evening clutch. All were exclusive to NKY.
All the jewellery worn by models, as well as the VIP section, was courtesy of The Mansion House at Camana Bay.
Other dignitaries and local celebrities such as Deputy Governor Franz Manderson, Police Commissioner David Baines and his wife, Ann, and Miss Cayman Lindsay Japal were in attendance.
The well put together first fundraiser of the year drew the more than 50 Red Cross volunteers a standing ovation as they, too, took to the catwalk.
Patrons also had the opportunity to learn about Red Cross programmes and services and to purchase a raffle ticket with a chance to win a 7-day Caribbean cruise for two.