Christie Fights Cancer With Fashion
Where are all my ladies at?! I’ve got some food for thought for you all. Did you know that an estimated 1 in 75 women will develop ovarian cancer in her lifetime? Did you know that this type of cancer is not detected by the Pap test? Did you know that when diagnosed and treated in the early stages, the 5-year survival rate is over 90%, but that 80% of women are diagnosed in late stages when prognosis is poor? Did you know that there is NO early detection test? Did you know that September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month???
The National Ovarian Cancer Coalition’s September Awareness program is aimed at educating the public to recognize early symptoms of the most deadly of all gynecological cancers, at helping people learn whether they have a genetic predisposition towards this cancer, and at the fact that there is no early detection test. And one of NOCC’s fundraising events to help accomplish this goal is the Super Saturday Shopping event which has been held in the Hamptons for the last 20 years. This past Friday it was re-launched and rebranded as the Super September Shopping event at Pier 17 in NYC. Hailed as the most legendary designer sample sale, featuring names like alice+olivia, Edie Parker, Stella McCartney kids and more, it was kicked off by none other than super model Christie Brinkley. And boy did she stun! At 64 years old, the Hamptons native looks younger than most 35 year olds. True story! She rocked a delicately studded velvet blazer with a leather waist tie, leather short shorts and embellished pumps. The look was cool and chic all at once!
My favorite part of this look was the fact that it’s an approachable look; literally anyone can pull off a version of it! In fact, it can even be replicated in the hallowed hospital halls. All you need is a classic, black scrub jacket such as the Dickies Xtreme Stretch warm-up and a basic pair of black scrub pants. Oh and a smile! Christie’s signature smile can light up a room and so can yours!
To help the NOCC raise awareness, you can donate here!