This past weekend I attended the Pennies of the Homeless High Tea and Fashion Show at Hotel Albuquerque and it was fabulous. This was my second year attending and it did not disappoint. Pennies for the Homeless is a charity that raises money to support 20 of the local charities in New Mexico that help the homeless with food, shelter, and moral support. This year they raised approximately $80,000 to give to these fine charities to help support them in their effort in these cold holiday months when homeless need shelter the most.
Pennies for the homeless was founded by Joseph Saavedra and Diane Dal Santo 20 years ago and have had The Pennies for the Homeless High Tea and Fashion show for 16 years. The High Tea and fashion show are something you can’t miss if you love fashion as much as I do. Each year, along with your tea and decadent deserts and appetizers, an up and coming designer is brought to Albuquerque and their latest collection is unveiled on the runway. They show everything from beautiful dresses, everyday wearable, you name it. Local models stomp the line showcasing the beautiful pieces and at the end you can buy the dresses that you see on the runway in their end of the show trunk sale.
This year the designer was Natalia Acosta and her dresses where absolutely beautiful! She is an up and coming Latina designer and her over the top extravagantly designed pieces where something to see. The event is every year on November 10th so mark your calendar and consider going next year. The money goes to a wonderful cause and I guarantee you will have a wonderful time.