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Beaumont Fashion Show Supports Heart Health

May 23, 2018

Beaumont Heart & Style, a fashion show and luncheon, was held May 17 at Oakland Hills Country Club. The afternoon was filled with fashion, food and beautiful women coming together for an important cause.

By Rachel Schostak

Photography by Rachel Woolf

The Beaumont Heart & Style luncheon is a collaboration between the American Heart Association and Beaumont Health to raise awareness about heart health. The event May 17 included a Champagne welcome, silent auction, luncheon and fashion show — emceed by Mariana Keros and Fox 2 News anchor Monica Gayle — Somerset Collection retailers and the latest trends.

Afternoon Takeaway

One in three women is impacted by heart disease, and it’s important to spread awareness about making sure we take the proper measures to get checked and screened. Some of the women featured walking down the runway are survivors of heart trauma. It was an eye-opening afternoon hearing about their stories — many of them were healthy and no symptoms of heart issues.

Beaumont Heart & Style

Beaumont Heart & Style

Beaumont Heart & Style

Margaret Cooney Casey, president of Beaumont Health Foundation, giving opening remarks.

Runway Show Style Notes 

Trend forecaster and expert Mariana Keros and news anchor Monica Gayle shared some of spring’s hottest trends. What made this runway so special besides the great fashion, the models were a mix of past patients and local news anchors. Fox 2 News reporters included Jessica Starr, Taryn Asher, Amy Andrews and Hilary Golston. As the survivors of heart trauma or illness strutted down the runway, attendees learned about their incredible stories from sickness to recovery.


  • Pastels
  • Florals
  • Cropped pant
  • Jumpsuit and midi length jackets
  • Straw accessories
  • Off-the-shoulder silhouettes
  • Silhouettes – longer jackets
  • Statement earrings
Beaumont Heart & Style

Monica Gayle (left) and trend expert Mariana Keros (right) presented a few key spring 2018 trends. Walking down the runway is Fox 2 News Anchor Jessica Starr wearing a beautiful pastel blue dress.

Beaumont Heart & Style

Beaumont Heart & Style

Model representing the floral and off-the-shoulder trend.

Men can rock the floral trend too!

Survivor Deanna Lites representing the cropped pant trend.

Surivor Gene Bozicic featuring relaxed wear, a loose-fit trend and trendy straw accessories.

Beaumont Heart & Style

Survivor Julie Work showcasing the off-the-shoulder trend and statement earrings.


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