STORY BY Kate Brosseau
We wear red when we want to stand out and let the world know that we are ready to make a statement. Add your voice (and a few fabulous accessories) to the charitable events coming to KC this month.
Every woman needs a pair of red high heels, and whether she’s wearing them with skinny jeans or a stunning ball gown, the extra pop of color will make heads turn with envy. Slip on a pair of Enzo Angiolini Mistle pumps ($89.95, right) from Nordstrom (11143 W. 95th St., Overland Park). We fell in love when we saw the chic leather bow on the back.
Not every woman is so bold as to don a vibrant red coat amidst a sea of black and gray, but you will be rolling in compliments when you dare to be different with a dyed red mink stroller with chinchilla ($15,000, left) from Alaskan Fur Co. (9029 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park). Warm and toasty? Check. Fashionably fabulous? Double check.
On most days, the overloaded Mary Poppins purse is essential for any woman on the go. However, a special occasion calls for a compact clutch, because who really needs a day planner, the baby wipes and the mess of grocery receipts at a gala? For a sleek and chic piece, feast your eyes on the Clara Kasavina red silk clutch with a champagne crystal embellished frame ($975, center) from Churchill (5240 Belinder Road, Fairway; 336 W. 47th St.).
In honor of American Heart Month, wear your red:
• Show some love for local kids by donning your red at the Red Hot Night gala on February 11 to benefit Children’s Mercy Hospital. Visit childrensmercy.org for details
• Get dolled up for the 25th annual Heart & Stroke Ball at the Kansas City Convention Center on February 18 to raise money for the American Heart Association. Visit heart.org for information.
• Calling all ladies! The 7th annual Girls’ Night In will feature Kansas City’s premier female chefs making magic in gourmet kitchens on February 21 at Portfolio Kitchen & Home to benefit A Change of Heart. Visit achangeofheartkc.org for details.