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  • Writer's pictureRoslyn Bazzelle

Oscar de la Renta & Roslyn Host Private Shopping Event for the American Heart Association

It was a brisk and beautiful day in Houston, Texas, when my absolute favorite designer Oscar de la Renta and the wonderful team - Sara, Olivia and Hayley flew in from New York, along with an amazing selection of dresses, gowns and jewelry to create a private luxury shopping experience for the benefit of the Houston American Heart Association (AHA). Although we were delayed by a day due to the weather and transit issues of the ODLR trunks, we had a fabulous afternoon shopping for a cause. This video gives you a quick inside look at the exclusive event.

The AHA holds a special place in my "heart" and I could not have been more excited to host ODLR in my home for this special event. The funds raised will support the mission of AHA which follows:

The American Heart Association is committed to fighting heart disease and stroke and raising awareness of these diseases. As part of the AHA mission, they focus on specific causes designed to help people achieve a heart-healthy lifestyle

Bringing awareness to AHA both locally and nationally is one of the keys to its growth and success. Many are not aware that heart disease is the number one killer of women in the US. About 1 in every 5 female deaths are linked to heart disease. Think about that fact! Now that you know, let's do something about it. Take the time to:

(i) learn the signs of a heart attack or stroke

(ii) make heart healthy choices when eating

(iii) engage in exercise activities on a regular basis

(iv) visit your doctor and get a regular check-up

These are just a few simple steps, that can save your life or someone you LOVE!! For additional information about AHA, please visit:

Also, if you would like to attend Heart Ball 2020 on February 15, 2020 to check out the fabulous auction items we are putting together which will include 2 tickets to the ODLR Spring fashion show in September 2020, visit:

WHO: Roslyn Bazzelle Mitchell, attorney, fitness expert, and Auction Chairwoman of the 2020 American Heart Association Heart Ball hosted a private Oscar de la Renta shopping event benefitting the mission of the American Heart Association – saving people from heart disease and stroke, the number one and number five killers among Americans.

“The evening was an excellent way to provide a sneak peak into the Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 Oscar de la Renta collections, while at the same time raising funds for an organization that does so much to advance heart health in the greater Houston community,” said Roslyn.

WHAT: The event was a gathering of Houston socialites, philanthropists, business owners, and physicians who have a passion for fashion as the American Heart Association gears up for the 2020 Houston Heart Ball, which will take place on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020 at the Hilton Americas-Houston.

SPOTTED: Roslyn Bazzelle Mitchell, Andrea Montgomery, Michelle King, Kimberly Phipps-Nichol, Arvia Few, Gayla Gardner, Wondy Weston, Suzie Kupiec, Lisa Wallace, Loren Lane, Dr. Crystal Wright, Dr. Charlene Lawson, Monica McNeill, Gaynell Drexler

WHEN: Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019

WHERE: The event took place at the home of Roslyn Bazzelle Mitchell – childhood home of Beyonce’ Knowles.

WHAT ELSE: The American Heart Association (AHA) is devoted to saving people from heart diseases and stroke – America’s No. 1 and No. 5 killers. AHA teams with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies and provide lifesaving tools and information to prevent and treat these diseases. To learn more or to get involved, call 1.800.AHA.USA1, visit or call any of our offices around the country. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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