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Red Dress Collection 2012 Fashion Show

In case my tweets didn't give it away, last night I attended the Red Dress Collection Fashion Show at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City as a DietCoke® Heartbeat Reporter. This show is unlike any other - it's fun, it's crazy, it's packed with celebrities and it's all for a great cause - heart health awareness and heart disease research. Me and my fellow bloggers covered the red carpet arrivals, backstage beauty and of course, the show. We also got to chat with DietCoke's The Heart Truth ambassador, the beautiful Minka Kelly, who wore my favorite gown of the evening, a stunning deep v-neck red sequin gown by Diane Von Furstenberg (who was seated just a few seats away from me - eee!). Minka revealed her budget fashion secret is H&M. Girl after my own heart! Thanks to Diet Coke® for a night I'll never forget. Keep reading to see some of my favorite looks from last night. Which ones do you love? Or better yet, which designer would you want to wear if you were walk the runway?

Aisha Tyler, Chaka Khan, Cindi Leive, Christie Brinkley, Debbie Phelps, Elisabeth Röhm, Giselle Blondet, Gloria Estefan, Jeannette Torres-Álvarez, Jenna Elfman, Jennifer Nettles, La La Anthony, Linda Evans, Minka Kelly, Patti Stanger, Rebecca Romijn, and Rose McGowan.

Designers: Adrianna Papell, Alberta Ferretti, Badgley Mischka, Carlos Miele, Chris March, David Meister, Diane von Furstenberg, Jason Wu, Marc Bouwer, Marchesa, Narciso Rodriguez, Nicole Miller, Oscar de la Renta, Pamella Roland, Rachel Roy, Randi Rahm, Roberto Cavalli and Tadashi Shoji.

Christie Brinkley in Pamella Roland

La La Anthony in Rachel Roy

Cindi Leive in Jason Wu

Minka Kelly in Diane von Furstenberg

Giselle Blondet in Oscar de la Renta

From left: Rai Jean Stroud, me, Amy (, Glendy ( and Melissa Ward

Me in J.Crew

Makeup guru Bobbi Brown on the red carpet

Actress Rose McGowan backstage

Millionaire Matchmaker's Patti Stanger

Country music artist Jennifer Nettles getting her nails done by the Deborah Lippmann team

You can read my original post announcing my participation here.

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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. The views expressed within are entirely my own.

Love! And I love you in the J.Crew, if it were red I'd say you belonged up there with those ladies ;D
#1 Megan, The Frugalista Diaries (Homepage) on 2012-02-09 23:00 (Reply)
Minka Kelly's dress was ah-mazing! And you were so lovely in that J. Crew dress!
#2 blkrox on 2012-02-09 23:30 (Reply)
I am so jealous that you got to see Patti Stanger in person!
#3 K (Homepage) on 2012-02-09 23:38 (Reply)
Your so lucky that you get to attend such events and also look great in that dress. Ive been reading your blog for abt 6 months now and have just started my own blog, plz check it out.
#4 Malia on 2012-02-10 14:08 (Reply)
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