InterContinental Miami Make-A-Wish Ball

Season is in full-blown high gear in South Florida… On Saturday, November 1, The MANnequin Party attended the 20th Annual InterContinental® Miami Make-A-Wish Ball and we were obsessed with its “Oz Reimagined” theme. The glamorous celebration, which featured a performance by legendary superstar Diana Ross and a return appearance by actress Gabrielle Anwar as celebrity emcee and auctioneer, raised a record $2.5 million for Make-A-Wish® Southern Florida, which grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions. How incredibly awesome is that?!

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My beautiful arm candy and best friend, Lian de la Riva.

Midnight blue suit by Lanvin / Disco scarf by Margiela for H&M

Velvet bow tie by Top Man / Shoes by Kenneth Cole

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Not to toot my own horn, but my Disco Scarf was a big hit! I’m so happy I brought out it to play. It was THE perfect accessory for the Ball’s ’70s disco-tinged after-party nightclub too. You know I love me a good theme!

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A smooch with my girl, Belkys Nerey.

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Kelly Blanco was my very own Oscar statuette – looking stunning!

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The always fabulous Elaine Lancaster and the handsome Joseph A. Quinones.

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Two of my favorites, Nick D’Annunzio & Tara Solomon, looking amazing. Thanks for everything!

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Gala chairman Shareef Malnik and Gabrielle Anwar – gorgeous couple!

The Ball featured a special performance by legendary award-winning entertainer Diana Ross.  As soon as the iconic singer took the stage, the Ballroom dance floor went crazy, with everyone singing along to the diva’s hits like “The Boss,” “Baby Love” and of course, “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.”

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This diva does not age! Ugh, love her so much.

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FLAWLESS

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This photo sums up the roller coaster of emotions experienced throughout Diana “The Boss” Ross’ exquisite performance. What a star!

The Ball culminated with a fierce finale, the InterContinental® Miami Make-A-Wish Nightclub – “Voyage des Papillions” – which paid homage to the ‘contemporary Disco’ movement with an extravagant couture runway show presented by Neiman Marcus Bal Harbour, featuring designers including Emilio Pucci, Roberto Cavalli, Dolce & Gabbana and Kaufman Franco. Here are some of my favorite looks:

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DJs Emm and Sean Drake had me dancing like…

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Detailed outfit photos:

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See you next year, my pretty (MANnequins)!

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Photos by Gino R. Campodonico, Joseph A. Quinones, World Red Eye & Manny Hernandez.

For more cool shots by World Red Eye, click here.

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Comments

  1. I absolutely LOVE The Manequin Party! Fabulous, funny post with some flawless photos! Still laughing over the Gino & Joseph “emotional roller coaster” shot on the dance floor…ADORABLE. And the Gino selfie shot with Miss Ross! Cannot tell you how much I love you both. X Tara

    • Gino R. Campodonico says:

      Ha! I’m glad you found it amusing, Tara! You know Joseph and I adore you. Thanks again for the everything. Love you! xo

  2. Christopher Martinez says:

    Always a great read… Keep it up, Gino!! P.S. I LOVE the disco scarf… Where can I get one??

  3. Joselito says:

    I love the Mannequin party! Enjoy so much the great and beautiful pictures.
    Yes, Diana Ross is a real Diva! The other ones are just wishing to be ” just for a day” .
    Diana looks fabulous! Better than ever!
    And the picture of you and Joseph, summarizing the emotions, well, priceless!
    ” the boss” by Diana Ross, one of the best dance song , ever! Classy!
    Keep sending us great stories, picture and your great fashion tips.
    Love you all
    Joseito

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