Leonardo Rocco suprised all who attended the 9th edition of the much-anticipated Miami Hair, Beauty and Fashion 2013 event by Rocco Donna an exclusive event in the world of entertainment, beauty, fashion, luxury, and lifestyle industry.
As is done each year, the event proposed a particular theme to serve as a guide, and for the 2013 edition, it was “Rebel Divas”. The theme was conceived to recognize and celebrate Frida Kahlo, María Félix, Marilyn Monroe, Sofia Loren, Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly, Ava Gardner, Donna Summer and Elizabeth Taylor; nine extraordinary women who managed to break away from stereotypes and prejudices in order to influence the life of every woman with their own style throughout the different stages of their lives.
The gala portion of the night began with the traditional “Pink Carpet”, benefiting the Susan G. Komen for The Cure foundation, and taking place at the exclusive LMNT Arts in Midtown. Attendees included important celebrities, actors, TV and radio hosts. Photographer Nick García was also on hand to produce a photo shoot that captured the looks of the models and celebrities prior to the fashion show.
The main event, the grand runway show of the “Rebel Divas”, was led by Venezuelan singer, songwriter and actress, Marger, who opened the show with a performance paying tribute to one of divas, singing classics by Donna Summer, such as “Last Dance” and “On the Radio”. Following the performance, the remaining celebrities strut down the runway completely transformed into each diva: Candela Ferro as Frida Kahlo, Agueda Lopez as Grace Kelly, CNN presenter Mariela Encarnación as Sophia Loren, actress Scarlet Ortiz as Ava Garner, actress Michelle Vargas as Elizabeth Taylor, TV presenter Alessandra Villegas as Marilyn Monroe, tv presenter Gaby Acuña as Audrey Hepburn and Audris Rijo as Maria Felix. Many celebrities such as Alexia Echevarria, Karent Sierra, Azucena Cierco, Daniel Sarcos, Jorge Bernal walked the runway. Each one showcased creations designed by fashion’s top talent, Miguel Ángel Masjuán and Rosita Hurtado— who presented her latest collection in men’s fashion, “Rosita Hurtado Men’s Wear”.
“Rebel Divas” on the runway: