To create buzz for the upcoming 2012/2013 Fashion & Beauty Week, a non-profit event held in New Jersey each year to raise money for charity and celebrate the fashion and beauty industries, Jack Panico, founder of Fashion & Beauty Week and owner of Panico Salon & Spa, held a charitable mixer at Vibe event space in Riverdale, NJ in early October. The mixer celebrated this year’s fundraising benefactor, the Diabetes Research Institute (DRI) of the University of Miami’s Miller School of Medicine.
The evening included cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and a spring/summer 2013 fashion show preview from designers Les Copains, Melissa Odabash, Naven, and Sue Wong. In attendance were Nicole Obert of Shear Genius, Katie Deleasa of Married to Jonas and Douglas Ramirez of DRI, to name a few. Later in the evening, Panico paid respects to last year’s participating salons for making a difference and working as a team for a successful 2011/2012 Fashion & Beauty Week.
Fashion & Beauty Week is a culmination of events that include fashion shows, a gala and the new Fashion & Beauty Week Nights Out. For information on the 2012/2013 events, or to become involved, visit www.fashionandbeautyweek.com. —Brianna Keefe