For Immediate Release: Myra Mrowicki Named Pink Carpet Host For Shop. Sell. Strut! Season 3


Myra Mrowicki Named Pink Carpet Host For Shop. Sell. Strut! Season 3

FREEHOLD, NJ (January 18, 2019) – Fashion blogger, model, socialite, and style influencer Myra Mrowicki ( has been announced as pink carpet host for Season 3 of Shop. Sell. Strut!, taking place at iPlay America in Freehold, New Jersey on May 19, 2019.

The colors for Shop. Sell. Strut! are hot pink and mango, so instead of a traditional red carpet, Myra will be working the pink carpet and interviewing designers, models, celebrities and other VIP guests as part of an afternoon of fashion, fun and entertainment.

Shop. Sell. Strut! is the fundraising arm for the Morgan Marie Michael Foundation (Tax ID: 82-1496694), a 501(c)3 charity supporting individuals on the autism spectrum with programming, appliances, and resources for enhanced living and development. The event in May is their primary annual fundraiser, featuring a fashion forward runway show. One hundred percent of the proceeds benefit the Morgan Marie Michael Foundation. The event is open to the public and tickets are on sale now.

“I have been a supporter of the amazing work of Shop. Sell. Strut! since Season One,” says Myra. “To start out as an attendee two years ago, being invited to be an honorary model and committee member last year, to serving as this year’s pink carpet host, is an honor. This organization has done so much to support families raising a child with autism. There are so many challenges that these families and children face, and knowing that they are getting the support they need makes all of the hard work so worthwhile.”

A long-time supporter of the New Jersey, New York, and Philadelphia fashion scenes, Myra Mrowicki founded her fashion blog, Febeary Fashionista ( in 2014. She uses her blog and social media platforms to support the designers, models, producers, performers and publishers in the industry who are doing amazing things in the world of fashion and style. She was recently the red carpet host at Atlantic City Fashion Week Season 13, and has been a runway model for notable designers including Robert Greco Couture, Carmen Bury, Melissa Lockwood, and Brand A. She’s also participated in a fashion shoot for the social media of her favorite Montclair, New Jersey boutique, That Little Black Dress. She was the first guest on the premiere episode of the radio show “Chit-Chat with Alyssa Lego” on Hamilton Radio Channel 2, and served as a judge for the National American Miss Pageant.

Myra is dedicated to supporting meaningful and worthwhile causes. She was thrilled to be named the Honorary Model and Committee Member for Season Two of Shop. Sell. Strut!, which raised money for the autism-related efforts of the Morgan Marie Michael Foundation. She has also modeled, volunteered or otherwise lent her talent to causes such as Fashion For Hope and the Cancer Support Community of Central New Jersey.

For more about Myra, please follow her blog, or connect with her on Facebook and Instagram @febeary.

Rock and Rosso with Constantine Maroulis and Sandra Zotti

Music and wine are a perfect combination. I had the most wonderful time experiencing the best of both at Rock and Rosso with Constantine Maroulis and Sandra Zotti, held at the beautiful James Ward Mansion in Westfield, NJ, on Saturday, January 12, 2019.

Constantine Maroulis has been one of my favorites ever since his appearance on American Idol Season 4. He was one of the first true rockers on the show, and turned his appearance on the show into a successful career, especially on the Broadway stage. He received a TONY award nomination for his role in “Rock of Ages,” and was critically acclaimed for his role in “Jekyll & Hyde.” He’s currently involved with several film, TV, and stage projects, notably a starring role in David Shire’s new musical “Our Table,” and is working on a new album, “Until I’m Wanted,” which is scheduled for release in 2019. He told me that he’s very excited about the songs and the recording process is going really well!

The host for the evening was wine educator and Certified Italian Wine Specialist Sandra Zotti. In addition to being a wine expert and event planner, she’s an exciting and engaging entertainer, and an accomplished pianist. She kicked off the evening with a memorable performance, and the promise of a full concert later this year. From there, she presented an amazing selection of Italian wines, and her passion and knowledge of wine was evident. She throws a great party!

The opening act was John Ward, who dazzled on the piano and showed off the chops that have made him an in-demand songwriter.

Constantine’s set included previews of a few new songs that will appear on “Until I’m Wanted,” and a selection of fun covers that showed off his incredible voice and stage presence. He’s a cool person and a fabulous performer. It was a really fun show and everyone had a great time.

This was the third edition of the wine and music pairing Sandra has presented at the James Ward Mansion and it was a huge success. I can’t wait to attend the next one and plan to become a regular at her events.

Thank you to Sandra, Constantine, and everyone who worked to put this event together for an amazing evening!

Shop. Sell. Strut! Season 3 Model Casting

Last year, I was honored to serve as the honorary model for Shop. Sell. Strut! Season 2, an annual charity fashion gala that raises money and awareness for autism-related causes. I have been a long-time supporter of this wonderful cause, and its amazing co-founders Alyssa Lego and Amanda Witkowski.

As planning begins for Season 3, taking place May 19, I was honored again and asked to serve as one of the judges for this year’s model casting. The casting took place Saturday, January 5, at Island Soul Clothing & Gifts (1309 Ocean Terrace) on the boardwalk in Seaside Heights, New Jersey. About 50 models came out in pouring rain on a dreary wintry afternoon at the Jersey Shore to show their support and strut for their opportunity to walk the runway.

I had a great time and was very impressed at all of the young women and men who came out. It was so great to meet all of you, and I’m sure we’ll be seeing you again in May.

For anyone reading this who would like to support, save the date for Sunday, May 19, and follow Shop. Sell Strut! on social media for information and tickets about this year’s event! I strut for autism, do you?

All Photos Credit: Naomi Rivera from Looking Glass Photography