The haute monde was
afoot in midtown on Monday, May 14th for the “Awaken
Beauty Within” benefit held at Christo’s
posh salon. The event was a successful demonstration
of the generosity within the fashion community.
Internationally acclaimed salon owner and celebrity
hair stylist, Christo, hosted the charitable function.
All of the proceeds benefited the Iris House, which
is a Harlem non-profit group that provides services
for women with HIV and AIDS.
Christo and Dina Kouladis
doing Pamela Pekerman’s hair
Megan Segarra, a freelance
make up artist and hair model for Christo,
does make-up for Daisy, Iris House client and winner
of Christo makeover.
Within the intimate
space, guests were treated to beauty touch ups,
massages, and a sexy environment. Everyone seemed
to be buzzing about upcoming urban trends that were
reflected in the Baby Phat perfume station and the
athletic wear in the “Fashion Corner”.
AJ Crimson of Kissable Couture said, “This
is such a great cause, and I like how the minimalist
approach to makeup is echoed in these luxe products.”
Christo Fifth Avenue Receptionist
Ronnie Dieterich and Stylist Martin Morales
L-R: AJ Crimson and Troy
As Christo worked
the room, it was clear that Iris House was his top
priority. He commented, “I chose Iris House,
because there is no middle management taking money
away from the women with HIV. I think this event
is important, because it promotes beauty within.
No matter what the situation is, women want to look
and feel beautiful, and I feel honored that I am
in a position to help.”
Pamela Pekerman, Founder
Within” inspired benevolence among the glam
crowd. Everyone had a fabulous evening, and the
serious issues were not lost on any attendees.
Steve Dorsey Gives a Massage
to an Iris House Client
Iris House client
Daisy won a makeover from Christo and Red Engine
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