Hi guys! I don’t normally post on Sundays, but I wanted to share the official Sally Hansen press release about Alanna’s trip to NYFW. I’m speechless. I talked to Alanna’s mom and the Sally Hansen team were amazing hosts and incredibly supportive of the remarkable work the Polished Girlz are doing worldwide. (If you want to learn more about the Polished Girlz…see this post introducing my Blogging for a Cause Guest Post Series in December.)
SALLY HANSEN TEAMS UP WITH POLISHED GIRLZ FOR NEW YORK FASHION WEEK
Alanna Wall, courageous founder of Polished Girlz, a non-profit organization that provides manicures for children in hospitals, worked with nail color authority Sally Hansen to create stylish nail looks for Raul Penaranda’s Fall 2014 collection. “I am beyond thrilled to be working the Raul Penaranda NYFW Presentation, with the support of the Sally Hansen Team. My nail looks were inspired by the beautiful fabrics and designs of Raul Penaranda, his clothes have so much life they inspire me to create artistic nails that have a calming and complementary effect. For Me, the colors in the Sally Hansen Line were a perfect reflection of that beauty, and I cannot thank them enough for trusting that I can make their products shine.”- Alanna Wall Founder, Polished Girlz Founder “Sally Hansen is proud to partner with Polished Girlz at New York Fashion Week,” said Johanna Businelli, Senior Vice President Color Cosmetics, Coty Beauty. “Alanna Wall’s extraordinary talent, entrepreneurial spirit and devotion to helping others make her a true inspiration and role model for her generation.”
The Raul Penaranda Fall 2014 Collection is called Evolution. “This collection is inspired by the simple fact that I have evolved as a person and as a designer. It is a celebration of life that can be best described through my clothing. It is my own evolution to share with the world” – said Raul Penaranda. “Working with Alanna of Polished Girlz had been one of the most incredible and rewarding experiences I had while presenting my collection at New York Fashion Week,” said Raul Penaranda. “Her enthusiasm and professionalism is contagious as well as her charisma and passion for her work. We enjoy every second of her job and predisposition in an environment that can be stressful and harsh sometimes. We are looking forward to continue sharing many more memories together.” After eleven years of an impressive career collaborating and working with Liz Claiborne, DKNY, Kellwood, Tommy Hilfiger and Oscar de la Renta, Penaranda’s recent recognitions by industry critics are a testament of his unique sensibility, craftsmanship and excellence. Raul Penaranda is a collision of sensuality and sophistication’s at its best.
THE NAIL LOOK
The Sally Hansen nail looks worn on the runway featured shades of Complete Salon Manicure, Satin Glam, Xtreme Wear and Lustre Shine and natural stones and crystals and copper embellishments to complement Penaranda’s collection.
Complete Salon Manicure- Blue My Mind
Complete Salon Manicure- Shoot the Moon
Satin Glam- Silk Onyx
Satin Glam- Go Gold
Xtreme Wear- Bold Gold
Xtreme Wear- Black Out
Xtreme Wear- Blue Boom
Lustre Shine – Azure
These trend-setting colors can be found in Sally Hansen’s award-winning Complete Salon Manicure, Xtreme Wear, Satin Glam collections. Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure delivers seven salon manicure steps in one bottle. Chip resistant strength joins gel-quality shine. Must-have color meets nourishing benefits. Plus, a built-in base and top coat, it’s everything you need to achieve a professional manicure at home.
ABOUT POLISHED GIRLZ
The Polished Girlz is a 501c3 non-profit organization that brings sparkle to the lives of girls with special needs or frequent hospitalizations by bringing the trendiest nail art parties to them, while teaching them the importance of hand washing to reduce infection rates and repeated hospital admissions. As an organization, the Polished Girlz seek to empower not only their clients, but their volunteers, by offering them opportunities to improve the quality of life, build invaluable leadership skills, and providing them with opportunities for community service.
ABOUT ALANNA JAI WALL, FOUNDER & CEO
Alanna has had a heart to serve since she was very young, and at the age of 8 she wanted to make scarves for every single girl with a diagnosis of cancer. With the encouragement of her Nana, she found a passion for Polish and glitter. Her love of drawing and design led to her not only polishing nails, but adding really cool nail art. The combination of her love of art, polish, glitter and her compassionate spirit was the recipe for Polished Girlz. Add a mission of hand washing, infection reduction, and a few like minded friends, and the “Polished Girlz” were born. Born to Rock, Born to Shine, and Born to Serve! Fast forward two years, and what started as a single girl with a dream and her mom, has grown into thousands of children served, hundreds of registered volunteers, and chapters nationwide as well as Canada. To learn more about the Polished Girlz, visit polishedgirlz.org or follow the nonprofit on Facebook and Twitter @Polishedgirlz.
ABOUT COTY INC.
Coty is a leading global beauty company with net revenues of $4.6 billion for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013. Founded in Paris in 1904, Coty is a pure play beauty company with a portfolio of well-known fragrances, color cosmetics and skin & body care products sold in over 130 countries and territories. Coty’s product offerings include such global brands as adidas, Calvin Klein, Chloe, Davidoff, Marc Jacobs, OPI, philosophy, Playboy, Rimmel and Sally Hansen.