BACKSTAGE ACCESS: Heart Truth Red Dress Collection Runway Show

February 19, 2013

Heart Truth Red Dress Collection

I’ve attended the Diet Coke Heart Truth Red Dress Collection runway show for the past four years, and each time walk away with motivation to get healthy and take better care of myself, specifically my heart.  So when Diet Coke asked me to be one of a few Digital Correspondents for this year’s Red Dress Collection runway show, I jumped at the chance to be a voice to my peers and readers, a majority of whom are women.

With actress Minka Kelly as its ambassador, this year’s Heart Truth Red Dress campaign aims to not only educate women about heart health, but also to raise pertinent funds to for the Foundation at the National Institute of Health to fund women’s heart health programs, education and treatment.  With your support, Diet Coke will donate up to $100,000 to the Foundation.  Helping is as simple as posting a message on Instagram and Twitter with the hashtag #ShowYourHeart.

You can check out my review of the show as well as outfit posts leading up to the event by clicking the links below.  I’ve compiled a few photos I took backstage with my Canon EOS Rebel Xti before the celebrities walked down the runway for your viewing pleasure.  Please make sure to link back should you choose to use any of my images.

And now for some awesome photos. Enjoy!

Designer Pamela Rolland with Olympian Gabby DouglasDesigner Pamela Rolland and Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas.

Kendall and Kris Jenner

Kendall Jenner walked the runway with her sister Kylie (not pictured) and mom Kris Jenner.

Kris Jenner at the Heart Truth Red Dress Collection Show

Kris Jenner getting interviewed by E! News before the show.

Kendall Jenner at 2013 Heart Truth Red Dress Collection Show

Kendall Jenner gets prepped for the runway.

Kelly Osbourne backstage at 2013 Heart Truth Red Dress Collection Show

Fashion Police co-host Kelly Osbourne was all smiles backstage.  I was obsessed with her eye lashes. Gorgeous!

Kelly Osbourne at Red Dress Collection Runway Show

Several coats of mascara helped Kelly achieve that glamorous look.

Diet Coke Heart Truth Red Dress Collection

Aerial shot of the celebrities and makeup artists prepping for the show.


VIP guests got the chance to relax and sip on Diet Coke, bubbly and spirits before the show.


The entire auditorium illuminated red to remind attendees of the mission and purpose of the show, including the Diet Coke logo projected on the walls.


I was coveting the dresses worn by the Diet Coke Ambassadors.  A sleeveless red dress with a peplum? Yes please! I am loving the bangs.

Kendall Jenner at 2013 Heart Truth Red Dress Show

Kendall was having such a blast backstage, taking Instagram and Twitter photos.  She even asked me to take one of her using her iPhone.

Savannah Guthrie at 2013 Heart Truth Red Dress Show

Today Show host Savannah Guthrie.


The ladies take a bow after walking the runway. A few notables, Wendy Williams, Tony Braxton, Kelly Osbourne, Brenda Strong.

Jamie Chung

Actress Jamie Chung getting prepped for the show.  The hair stylists took his time making sure the s-wave in Jamie’s side-swept coif was just right.


Jamie Chung’s crystal embellished crocodile bracelet.


Dallas actress Brenda Strong wore the red spiked Christian Louboutin pumps with her Marc Bower gown.


Disclaimer: This is a paid sponsored campaign for Diet Coke® and The Heart Truth® Campaign. All thoughts and comments in this post, however, are by me.



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