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POST-GAZETTE, FEBRUARY 26, 2010 Page9 byJ-tilda M. Morrill Maria and Christina Spyridopoulos are pictured, left- right, in front of bridal fashions at their Boston salon, SabeUa Couture. (Photo by Conrado Bondoc) Bostonian Bianca Alejan- dra Feliz of the Latin duo "Carlos y Alejandra" arrived at the red carpet for the "22nd Annual Latin Music Awards" adomed in a custom designed gown by the inter- nationally known fashion- ista Maria Spyridopoulos of Boston's Sabella Couture. "It's always a thrill for me to see one of our creations at social galas and charity events around Boston," Maria said. "But it's really exciting that a gifted musi- cal talent and a wonderful person like Bianca chose my design to wear for one of the biggest nights of her life!" At press time, Carlos y Alejandra were nominated for three Awards: Album of the Year, Duo of the Year, and Best Upcoming Artist. The 100% silk crepe back satin, one-shouldered evening gown featured a hand pleated bodice adorned with a handmade cross em- bellished with rhinestone rhondelles and crystal. Located in downtown Bos- ton, Sabella Couture was NORTH END 99 Matteo Gallo, owner of Gallo Real Estate, 376 North Street, Boston was recently at a party with Boston Celtics player, Paul Pierce. Paul may re-think his quote about Matteo Gallo being his "Style Guru" after seeing his wardrobe in the upcoming flick, "Oxymorons." Apparently, Matteo sports a white lab coat and we hear its not Italian mode. Anna Wintour, Editor-in- Chief of Vogue magazine, is among the speakers at the 13th Annual Public Forum presented by The Harris Center at Massachu- setts General Hospital on March 22. (Photo by Jonathan Becker) American fashion designer Michael Kors is a featured speaker at "Health Mat- ters: Weight and Wellness in the World of Fashion" on March 22. (Photo courtesy of The Harris Center) founded in 2002 and is co-owned by sisters Maria and Christina Spyridopoulos. The boutique is noted for its custom-designed bridal and eveningwear, as well as bridalwear from designers around the world. The boutique also enjoys a reputation with city resi- dents, workers, and tourists for having creative, attrac- tive, and fun window displays which change frequently. Bostonians visit regularly just to see each new window creation. In July 2006 Sabella Cou- ture was commissioned to design the "2006 Victoria's Secret Diamond Bra." Maria and Christina spent almost 200 hours making the $6 million creation, which was highlighted on CBS at the 2006 Victoria's Secret Fash- ion Show. The longest running and traditionally the most watched Latin music award show in the U.S. each sea- son, the 2010 edition of eflt the Franciscan Hospital for Children in Brighton. For tickets and more infor- mation, please log onto / fHends. The Friends of Franciscan Hospital for Children is a group of dedicated volunteers committed to increasing fi- nancial resources and com- munity awareness for the programs and services of- feted at the hospital. The Friends' goal is to help en- sure that children with special needs have the op- portunity to reach their maximum potential. ....... On Monday, March 22, from 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., The Harris Center at Massachu- setts General Hospital pre- sents its 13th Annual Public Forum, "Health Matters: W~ight and Wellness in the World of Fashion" in the Burden Auditorium, Harvard Business School, Soldiers Field Road, Boston. The guest speakers in- clude American fashion "Premio Lo Nuestro a la d~signer Michael Kors, Rus- Mflsica Latina" Awards airedsian supermodel and philan- if live on February 18 from the thropist Natalia Vodianova, I American Airlines Arena in and Anna Wintour, the Miami, Florida. editor-in-chief of Vogue ....... On Friday, March 5 magazine. we are all invited to join the The Forum is free and Friends of Franciscan Hos- open to the public, but an pital for Children for their ninth annual Friends Win- ter Ball, themed "Paris: City of Lights." A creative black-tie event, the ball will be held at the InterContinental Hotel. The evening will include dinner prepared by the hotel's Ex- ecutive Chef, an open bar, a live and silent auction and dancing to the band, Soho. The fun begins at 6:30 p.m. WHDH-TV, Channel 7's Janet Wu will be the guest emcee and local comedian Tony V will be the evening's auctioneer. All proceeds ben- DIAMONDS 1 ROLEX ESTATE JEWELRY Bought & Sold Jewelers Exeh. Bldg. Jim (617) 263-7766 Matt6o Gallo Appraisals Sales & Rentals Real Estate 376 North Street * Boston, MA 02113 (617) 523-2100 * Fax (617) 523-3530 online R.S.V.P. is required at www. The forum will be moder- ated by Dr. David B. Herzog, Harvard Medical School Endowed Professor of Psy- chiatry in the field of Eating Disorders and the Director of Harris Center at MGH. Michael Kors began his career in fashion at the age of 19 designing and mer- chandising a collection for the renowned boutique Lothar's in New York City. The success of these clothes caught the attention of the fashion press prompting Kors to strike out on his own. In 1981 the Michael Kors label was formed. In 2004, Mr. Kors began his role as one of the judges on the critically acclaimed and five- time Emmy-nominated real- ity show "Project Runway," a role that he continues in the series' seven seasons. Natalia Vodianova's rise from obscurity to being (Continued on Page 13) Russian supermodel and philanthropist Natalia Vodianova was christened by Vanity Fair as "the 21~t century's first super- model." (Photo courtesy of The Harris Center)