34 x July 19 — August 1, 2018 x www.SouthwestOrlandoBulletin.com S outhwest S o c ial S E E N Pinceladas de Mujer produced its second annual Spring Hat Show, held at Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress. The event benefited OCA, a nonprofit organization that gives individuals with autism and other disabilities the opportunity to improve their quality of life through a multidisciplinary approach. Special highlights of the day included a fashion show by Venezuelan designer Nailuj Villaroel, a ballroom dance performance by Emilia and Hayk Balasanya from Fred Astaire Dance Studios, and the traditional hat contest. Glennys Ortega won the spring elegant category, and Palm Lake resident Donna Boyer took home the winning trophy for best spring hat. ▲ A model showcases one of the creations of Nailuj Villaroel, the Venezuelan fashion designer who presented her spring/summer collection. ▲ Jackie Jagers (left) and Turtle Creek resident Francelis Gonzalez, M.D. ▲ (L. to r.) Crucy Shook, Rosalind Rustowicz Hajjar, Vonny Collison, Radja Ackley and Billinda Boldt. ▲ (L. to r.) Tari Kazaros, Turtle Creek resident Francelis Gonzalez, M.D., and Palm Lake resident Donna Boyer. ▲ (L. to r.) Nadine Koteish, Mary Thonert-Carpousis, Frances Ayala, Turtle Creek resident Dr. Francelis Gonzalez, Anita Shalhoub, Paula Harb and Sandra Visbal. ▲ Pinceladas de Mujer board members (l. to r.) Suheir Odeh, Jackie Jagers, Pilar Saavedra Asef, Windermere resident Carol Carbia, Turtle Creek resident Dr. Francelis Gonzalez, Karen Cerrud, Noragnes Alvelo and Mary Luz Sieiro Rodriguez. ▲ Glennys Ortega (left), winner of the spring elegant category, and Turtle Creek resident Francelis Gonzalez, M.D.
www.SouthwestOrlandoBulletin.com x July 19 — August 1, 2018 x 35 ▲ (L. to r.) Blanca Monroy-Sanchez, Bethsy Clements, Windermere resident Carol Carbia, Martha Hidalgo, Fanny Tello and Jackie Dowell. ▲ Palm Lake resident Donna Boyer, winner of best spring hat. ▲ Sara Valencia, a participant in the best spring hat competition. ▲ Emilia and Hayk Balasanyan are ballroom dancers from the Fred Astaire Dance Studios in Winter Park. ▲ Turtle Creek resident Francelis Gonzalez, M.D., (left) and Palm Lake resident Donna Boyer. ▲ Ladies don their most fashionable hats for the annual Pinceladas de Mujer Spring Hat Show. ▲ Carol Carbia (left), a Windermere resident and president of Pinceladas de Mujer, presents Palm Lake resident Donna Boyer with the award for best spring hat.