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Miss West Hollywood Latina in A*VOYCE

Posted By Ava Gaudet on December 21st, 2010

http://avagaudet.com/miss-west-hollywood-latina-in-avoyce

Check out Miss West Hollywood Latina, Esmeralda Leon, wearing a custom dress by A*VOYCE

A few months ago, Esmeralda Leon contacted me to design a dress for her to wear for the interview portion of the Miss California Latina Pageant. She needed something sexy, but sophisticated, something classy, but something that would also set her apart. What better than a one-of-a-kind dress made especially for her!

Esmeralda has a very athletic body type, so she wanted something that would make her look more curvy, I knew the asymmetrical s-curve ruffle accent on the a*voyce Strapless Ruffle Dress would do just that. We customized the design even more to suit her needs….

I lengthened the hem to just above the knee, chose a beautiful Navy Blue fabric, and designed a custom cap sleeve to make the dress more buisness-appropriate for her interview. I think she looked absolutely STUNNING in this dress!

What’s even better? Esmeralda was the RUNNER UP for Miss California Latina!!


Congrats, Esmeralda! Let’s do this again sometime ;)



the BREASTival: a Gift-Raiser of Oncologic Proportions

Posted By Ava Gaudet on December 7th, 2010

http://avagaudet.com/the-breastival

On December 13th, A*VOYCE CLOTHING will be sponsoring a prize at a benefit concert to support a friend’s battle with her cancer treatment costs……

In 2004-2005 Mimi Ferraro and I spent a short time as roommates while we were on the RENT National Tour. Shortly after the tour ended we shared something else, without even realizing it… a cancer diagnosis. I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer, and Mimi; breast cancer. We are both extremely fortunate to have good prognoses, *we are both going to be OK*, but now Mimi has to deal with the next 5 years of treatments, medications, follow-ups, and all the costs that go along with it….

SO… Mimi decided to take matters into her own hands and ask for some help from her circle of friends and all the loving, wonderful people in our community, and is having a benefit concert in her own honor!!

Performers include Rebecca Naomi Jones (another RENT tour alum), Sheri Sanders, Anne Fraser Thomas, Vicky Modica, Mimi Ferraro, LaDonna Burns (our beautiful “Seasons of Love” soloist on the RENT tour), Matt McMahan, Chris Wade, Leah Gerstel, and Emily McNamara.

Of course I jumped at the chance to donate a piece from the A*VOYCE line for Mimi’s raffle. After all,  the cause hits close to home, and I’m happy to do what I can to help!

(here is the piece that’s up for grabs!! The prize also includes a 15% OFF coupon for their next A*VOYCE order!!)

Other raffle prizes include: coaching sessions with top New York theater teachers, dance classes, restaurant gift certificates, and clothing items from high-end designers.

Here’s what you need to know if you want to pitch in and help a sister out:

the BREASTival: a Gift-Raiser of Oncological Proportions

Monday, December 13 · 7:00pm – 9:00pm
The D-Lounge
101 East 15th St.
New York, NY

Doors at 7, performances at 7:30

$25 suggested donation; $50 if you wear pink

If you can’t attend the event, please consider a donation in your absence: www.mimisgiftraiser.blogspot.com
(Scroll down to donation information.)

***Now partnering with THE PINK DAISY PROJECT***

www.pinkdaisyproject.com

You may make tax-deductible donations through The Pink Daisy Project — just be sure to put Mimi’s name in the notes/memo section of Paypal.

Donations made through THE PINK DAISY PROJECT at the BREASTival will be tax-deductible over $10, to the fullest extent allowed by law.

Read More about it at BROADWAY WORLD:

D Lounge to Host BREASTIVAL, 12/13

I wish Mimi the BEST of luck and hope the benefit is a HUGE success!!!!!

You Should Be On Broadway

Posted By Ava Gaudet on December 5th, 2010

http://avagaudet.com/you-should-be-on-broadway

Via Mayumi Ando