Diabetes and Fashion

You may wonder based on the title of this post how the two relate.  You are probably thinking, diabetes and fashion? Well I am about to tell you how there can be a very special relationship between the two.

I was very fortunate to be able to attend a great event early last week.  It was hosted by the Diabetes Research Institute (DRI) and took place in Soho in Manhattan.  It has been quite a while since I have been to that part of the city and it took me a little while to find the right place I was supposed to be at!  But once there, it was a very enjoyable evening.

The purpose of the event was to introduce a special top designed by Tibi owner, Amy Smilovic, for the benefit of the DRI.  Attendees enjoyed some champagne, light snacks and discounted shopping for some beautiful clothing.  The highlight of the evening was when Lindsey Inserra of the DRI presented Amy with flowers in honor of her commitment to contributing to the research of type 1 diabetes.  $100 of the purchase of each top will be donated to the DRI.  You can see for yourself just how lovely they are.

Not only did I get to meet some of the important people who work for DRI, I also had the honor of hanging out with Lindsey, Allison and Kelly.  And that made the evening even better 🙂

And thank you Amy and Tibi for what you’re doing!!

Tibi owner/designer Amy Smilovic and Lindsey Inserra

Fellow diabetes bloggers, advocates and friends Kelly, myself and Allison

(Photos courtesy of Natasha over at the DRI, who also was a great part of the evening by the way)

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