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GLAM4GOOD Stands Up For Heroes with Style

Posted: 11/12/2013 12:32 pm

glam4good vets"Today, I feel 20 years younger," caregiver Nelida Bagley told me after I got her red-carpet-ready with clothing donated to GLAM4GOOD from fashion's biggest brands.

"No one has ever done anything like this for me," Nelida said with tears in her eyes. Nelida and her son, wounded warrior Staff Sgt. Jose Pequeno of the U.S. National Guard, were part of the inspiring group of 50 caregivers and veterans from The Bob Woodruff Foundation my team had the honor of styling for the foundation's annual star-studded event, Stand Up For Heroes. This year's Stand Up For Heroes show took place at Madison Square Garden and starred Jerry Seinfeld, Jon Stewart, and Bill Cosby and also featured musical guests Bruce Springsteen and Pink Floyd's Roger Waters.

For the third year in a row, my organization GLAM4GOOD worked with Bob and Lee Woodruff to create the fashion initiative we call STYLE4HEROES: a day of fashion and beauty that pampers the deserving women brought in from across the country to attend the annual gala.

Lee Woodruff said: "We are so grateful to Mary Alice, and the brands that donated to GLAM4GOOD, for providing a day of pampering and glamour for these family members that are so often forgotten in the equation."

I would like to salute the brands and volunteers that helped GLAM4GOOD honor, pamper, and celebrate so many inspiring veterans and their families. These photos say more than I ever could!

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  • Nelida Bagley, mother and caregiver to retired Staff Sgt. Jose Pequeno of the U.S. National Guard. <strong>DRESS</strong>: Talbots. <strong>NECKLACE</strong>: Carolee. <strong>SHOES</strong>: ShoeDazzle. <strong>BAG</strong>: Nine West

  • Kenna Ray Hunter, caregiver to her veteran husband, U.S. Army Spc. Eric Hunter. Her husband is a member of <a href="" target="_blank">Musicorps</a>, a music organization for wounded warriors. With Lucy Sykes, stylist. <strong>DRESS</strong>: Lane Bryant. <strong>SHOES</strong>: Vince Camuto.

  • Stella Shafer, caregiver to her brother, who is a triple amputee. <strong>DRESS</strong>: Boohoo. <strong>SHOES</strong>: Vince Camuto.

  • Gianna Biscontini, friend of Sgt. Michael Wilson of the Marine Corps. With Abigail Jorgensen of GAB+AB (right). <strong>SUIT</strong>: BCBG. <strong>SHOES</strong>: ShoeDazzle. <strong>JEWELRY</strong>: Miriam Haskell. <strong>BAG</strong>: Rachel Roy.

  • Nicole Fowler and Gianna Biscontini pose for photographer Sioux Nesi after getting their red carpet makeovers.

  • Maidenform provided all the shapewear that stylist Mary Alice Stephenson and blogger Rachel Dickinson used during the styling sessions.

  • Allison Lindelef, wife and caregiver to Sgt. Garth Lindelef of the Marine Corps. With stylists Heather Hughes (left) and Lucy Sykes (right). <strong>JACKET</strong>: Boohoo. <strong>DRESS</strong>: Pink Tartan. <strong>NECKLACE</strong>: Givenchy. <strong>BOOTS</strong>: ShoeDazzle.

  • Kayla Williams, veteran and caregiver to her husband, Staff Sgt. Brian McGough of the U.S. Army. With stylist Doug Wright (left) and GLAM4GOOD founder Mary Alice Stephenson (right). <strong>COAT</strong>: Calvin Klein. <strong>DRESS</strong>: Rent The Runway. <strong>CLUTCH</strong>: Rafe. <strong>SHOES</strong>: ShoeDazzle .

  • Althea Raiford of the U.S. Navy. With Mary Alice Stephenson (left) and Rachel Dickinson (right). DRESS: Lane Bryant. SHAWL and NECKLACE: Boohoo. BAG: Rachel Roy. NECKLACES: Fenton/Fallon (right) and Boohoo (left).

  • Retired Sgt. Shane Parsons of the U.S. Army, holding a pair of ShoeDazzle heels.

  • Cindy Parsons, mom and caregiver to Sgt. Shane Parsons. With Gina Kelly, fashion director at <em> Seventeen Magazine</em>. <strong>DRESS</strong>: Calvin Klein. <strong>JACKET</strong>: Lane Bryant. <strong>SHOES</strong>: ShoeDazzle. <strong>NECKLACE</strong>: Fenton/Fallon. <strong>HANDBAG</strong>: Nine West.

  • Rachel O'Hern and husband, Capt. Larkin O'Hern of the U.S. Army. <strong>DRESS</strong>: Zac by Zac Posen. <strong>EARRINGS</strong>: Miriam Haskell.

  • Roger Waters and Musicorps, the wounded warrior band.

  • Staff Sgt. Brian Mast of the U.S. Army with wife and caregiver Brianna Mast. Brian's legs are made using 3D printing technology. <strong>DRESS</strong>: BCBG. <strong>EARRINGS</strong>: Givenchy.

  • Nicole Fowler and retired Master Sgt. Brady Fowler of the U.S. Army. <strong>DRESS</strong>: Rent the Runway. <strong>COAT</strong>: Calvin Klein. <strong>NECKLACE</strong>: BooHoo.

  • Nancy Horton, caregiver and wife of Master Sgt. Benjamin Horton of the U.S. Air Force. <strong>DRESS</strong>: BCBG (worn over skirt). <strong>SKIRT</strong>: Boohoo. <strong>NECKLACE</strong>: Fenton/Fallon. <strong>SHOES</strong>: ShoeDazzle.

  • Tashia Whitlock and veteran Clifford Malone of the U.S. Army. <strong>DRESS</strong>: BCBG. <strong>NECKLACE</strong>: Fenton/Fallon. <strong>CUFF</strong>: Miriam Haskell. <strong>SHOES</strong>: Nine West.

  • Asha Linnear, daughter of Larry Linnear, a veteran of the U.S. Army. With Mary Alice Stephenson (left). <strong>DRESS</strong>: B Michael America.

  • Cpl. Steven Jones of the Marines with wife Kathryn Jones. <strong>DRESS</strong>: Rent The Runway. <strong>SHOES</strong>: Via Spiga.


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