DIVAGALS: Black-tie Night Out at Pikolinos Gala ΓÇô PHOTO GALLERY EXCLUSIVE!By Delaina Dixon | April 25, 2013 | Entertainment, Lifestyle
Last week, Luxe Gal told you about Pikolinos, the shoe company dedicated to creating┬á jobs for women in Kenya, Africa. What she didn’t tell you is that the DivaGals were VIP guests at a gala dinner hosted by Pikolinos to benefit the Maasai African Tribe, held on April 17 at the United Nations Delegates Dining Room in New York City.
For a night like this ΓÇô the evening’s hostess was NY socialite and The City alum Olivia Palermo ΓÇô the DivaGals had to prep!
We turned to Claudine DeSola, owner of Caravan Stylist Studio, a complimentary full service hair, makeup and styling wardrobe studio showcasing over 100 fashion designers from New York and around the world.
Claudine introduced us to celebrity fashion designer Carmen Marc Valvo who provided us with the red carpet ready looks pictured above, including the blue-patterned strapless dress with train on TV DivaGal and the black sheath gown with gold cowl neck worn by Luxe Gal.
Our friends, doctor-in-training Wendy Gonzalez and documentary filmmaker┬áIhuoma Mambo Atanga (far left and third from right, respectively) slipped into sexy gowns by Faviana. Musician Aeden Keffelew (in yellow) wore Ethopian designer Yedidia, while hair expert Debra Hare-Bey sported a hand-crafted creation of colorful braids.
The night was filled with our reality TV favorites, including America’s Next Top Model and Project Runway alum Aminat Ayinde, dressed by bridal designer Angelo Lambrou.
Project Runway finalist Samantha Black posed in a dress of her own design.
Project Runway model winner Millana Snow posed with DJ and model Mari Malek pulled together a chic ensemble from her own closet.
Our resident Image Gal Samantha von Sperling sparkled in shades of cream.
photo credit: Sue Coflin/Max Photos