Charity Spotlight – Beating Cancer in Heels

No, snow storm is going to stop fashion week. The show must go on! NY Fashion Week = Loads of fabulous clothes and shoes, so I want to spotlight a wonderful new organization called “Beating Cancer in Heels”. I first learned about “Beating Cancer in Heels”while covering the Tene Nicole Marketing and Publications Firm’s 2nd Annual Shopping Night Out (SNO) in October last year. This event was created by the firm to raise awareness during Breast Cancer Awareness month and the money raised goes to the “Beating Cancer in Heels” organization. Here are a few pictures from the event. There were even some Mob Wives in the building showing their support :)

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Veronica Spadaro Couture

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My Girlfriend’s Closet Boutique

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JeTaime Shoes



Beating Cancer in Heels was founded by Brooklyn native Marlena Ortiz who began her journey at the age of 25 when she was first diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer. Undergoing surgery and chemotherapy, a major frustration she had was the feeling that she no longer felt feminine, and wanting  to feel like a “normal” young woman again. Realizing that other women have the same struggle she founded Beating Cancer in Heels in 2011 and has committed herself to changing the face of the disease.

“The foundation is dedicated to the empowerment of women by providing programming that helps the individual function in their own world with a positive attitude, and a face of hope and strength. Marlena is building a program through the foundation to provide “one on one life coaching” for women who seek advice and support at no cost.Through life coaching and social and beauty programs, participants will be able to go“Stepping Out” once again into a normal, happy life. The unique face of each woman is celebrated, and the “just BE YOU”  mantra teaches women how to embrace the future, confident in who they are now, and who they will become in the future. A woman with a face of her own, not the face of cancer.” –

In the coming months the nonprofit’s focus will be on gaining the endorsements and financial support needed to make Beating Cancer in Heels a reality, and to help countless women find the fashionista within. Check out this video from “What’s the 411” of last years shopping night out event – watch for Marlena’s interview!

To find out more about Beating Cancer in Heels visit To become a sponsor or retailer for the 3rd Annual Shopping Night Out taking place October 2013 request a proposal packet at

Love AGT :)

My Girlfriend’s Closet Boutique Campaign Launch and 2nd Year Anniversary To Kick Off New York Fashion Week

Girlfriend’s Closet Boutique Presents “My Glamorous Girlfriends” Campaign Launch & 2nd Year Anniversary
Event To Kick Off NYFW
My Glamorous Girlfriends Features Five Fabulous Fashionista’s,
TV Personality – Dr. Robi Ludwig, Radio Personality – Angela Yee,
Plus Size Model – Tiffany Banks, Recording Artist – Brianna Colette and International Model – Carissa Rosario
 Join My Girlfriends Closet Boutique, as they launch their first online campaign, “My Glamorous Girlfriends” on the pink carpet in New York City.  Celebrities, media and special invited guests will be in attendance Wednesday, September 5, 2012 at Stitch,247 West 37th Street from 7:00pm- 10:00pm.To kick off New York Fashion Week My Girlfriend’s Closet Boutique will present the unveil of the campaign “My Glamorous Girlfriends”, while celebrating the 2nd Year Anniversary of the online boutique.  My Glamorous Girlfriends campaign launch will include, a cocktail hour during pink carpet arrivals starting promptly at 7:00pm with signature cocktails and pass hors devours, Pop-up Shop from My Girlfriend’s Closet Boutique, Beauty and Cupcake Bar.  A night full of networking, glamour, fashion and entertainment.My Girlfriend’s Closet Boutique, the brainchild of Saffiyah Rogers and Valerie Morrison, represents today’s busy fashionista.  Rogers and Morrison acknowledges five women who embody glamour.  The fab five include Dr. Robi Ludwig (NBC Today Show & Huffington Post), Carissa Rosario(International Model & Model Genius), Angela Yee (Radio Personality on Power 105.1), Tiffany Banks (Plus Size Model & TLC’s Big Sexy) and Brianna Colette (Recording Artist).


In 2010 Saffiyah Rogers and Valerie Morrison launched My Girlfriend’s Closet Boutique. Their cyber retail store provides ensembles that represent every woman’s secret desire to wear contemporary yet trendy fashions from her girlfriend’s closet. Whether it’s those three-inch pumps that little black dress, designer handbag, or fashionable jewelry: there is no need to desire any longer.  My Girlfriend’s Closet Boutique fulfills those desires with its New Jersey based online boutique.  Log on today to learn more about My Girlfriend’s Closet Boutique


Hope to see you there!

Love AGT :)

Source: Press Release by TENÉ NÍCOLE PR