Last week on a glorious sunny evening in Central London, Future Dreams Ambassadors Melissa Odabash and Jacquie Beltrao hosted the launch of Melissa Odabash Swimwear line at Grace Belgravia, developed for lingerie specialists Amoena UK and in collaboration with London based charity, Future Dreams.
The range was designed in specializing for post-mastectomy women who still want to feel confident and fabulous in swimwear, while raising money for Future Dreams, aiming to help all women and their families touched by breast cancer and its goal of opening Future Dreams House which will provide free one to one emotional and physical support and therapies to anyone affected by breast cancer.
The lovely evening started out with a touching few words from the hosts, Jacquie Beltrao, Sky News presenter and former Olympic gymnast, who is the face of the new line and Melissa herself.
Jacquie openly discussed her breast cancer diagnosis and subsequent surgery and explained the importance of the range for other women and the close connection she has with the charity. After receiving the all-clear in January, Jacquie spoke about still wanting to feel and look good in swimwear despite surgery or treatment.
Melissa then gave a quick insight into the making of the collection, explaining how she has cleverly tweaked four designs of her best-selling designs, making them a little higher cut to hide scars and to offer the support and security that women want when they have had surgery.
It’s so fantastic to think so many women can now feel sexy and confident despite their circumstances, lifting women up when they feel down is something we all feel so passionately for!
Melissa with Kate Percival, founder of Grace Belgravia, Spencer and Jacquie.
Sarah-Jane Mee- Sky News presenter, shows her support for the evening.
The evening followed with guests enjoying a delicious three course meal in a beautiful intimate setting.
Melissa with Interior Designer Kelly Hoppen, Jacquie and Yasmin Mills.
Both Team Odabash and Team Future Dreams, expressed how much of a fantastic celebration the night turned out to be and we know for sure the collection is going to be a massive success.
All photographs taken by photography team- Paul Toeman Photographers, be sure to follow there Instagram Page.