Faith Dickinson from Peterborough, Ont. says she's received "overwhelming" attention from fashion brands who want to dress her on the big day.
A massively popular calendar of happily hirsute men in mermen costumes raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for charity.
A new company called Olivela is making luxury shopping not only irresistible, but it also makes you feel good by giving back.
A Playboy model, Victoria Xipolitakis from Argentina, recently rode the New York City subway covered in dollar bills to give away.
The pairing of Christmas day and Boxing day is, of course, wildly necessary. It’s time to clear space and discreetly rid ourselves of unwanted holiday offerings. If you’re still umming and ahhing over redundant gifts: kitchen appliances you already own, scented candles that aggravate your senses, clothes that don’t quite fit (or that you wish didn’t) — There’s a place for these things and it isn’t the back of your closet.
Luxury fashion brand Acne Studios is in trouble for allegedly copying a charity’s shoe design. The charity The Shoe That Grows was founded in 2008 by Kenton Lee, who noticed during his time working at an Kenyan orphanage that the children quickly outgrew their shoes without being provided with new ones.
After mastering a smart-yet-summery look during her visit to Luton yesterday, the Duchess of Cambridge is out and about again. Another item from her favourite high street store L.K. Bennett, Kate Middleton has chosen a bright scarlet dress worth £225 - the ‘Eugenia’. This comes a day after another series of emotional visits to Keech Hospice, charity Youthscape, child bereavement and trauma service CHUMS and Luton Council of Faiths and Grassroots in Luton yesterday.
Fully embracing the nautical theme, Kate wore a stylish monochrome ensemble from Alexander McQueen complete with military button detailing and cute kick pleats. It’s not the first time the Duchess has showcased the nautical inspired McQueen outfit. The navy/black and white style outfit with gold button detailing made its debut as Kate met those affected by the Birmingham riots in 2011.
Who doesn’t like shopping for a good cause? On Monday, three Canadian handbag designers will team up with eBay Canada for an exclusive collaboration. Three different bags will be sold through the site at a reduced price with 100 per cent of proceeds being donated to the Canadian Women’s Foundation. The number of each design is limited so once they’re gone, they’re gone.
In the spirit of giving (and the holidays!), each A-lister has donated anywhere from six to fifteen items apiece, the proceeds of which will benefit Women for Women International. “I’ve always dreamed that someone might want to shop from my closet,” Dunham says about the project.
Santa is getting a helping hand this year thanks to philanthropist Carol Suchman. Although Suchman, a New Yorker, has been donating birthday presents to city children in foster care for the past five years, she was inspired to do more when she walked past a closed toy and stationery store with a “for rent” sign in the window. STORY: Why These Parents Give Half Their Salary — $128K — to Charity Each Year Suchman had purchased many gifts for foster children at the Hudson Party Store, which was now shuttered but still loaded with toys on the store’s shelves. Volunteers from the organization helped Suchman sort and bag up the toys, which will be distributed throughout homeless shelters across the city over the holidays.
Proceeds from Givenchy Dahlia Divin Charity Edition Eau de Parfume go to a great cause. From its unique gel blush to jeweled faces on the runway, it’s hard not to love all things Givenchy (the mini Pandora bag I got on sale years ago is still my perfect everyday go-to). Alicia Keys serves as both the face of the Givenchy Dhalia Divin Charity Edition Eau de Parfume ($110) and co-founder and global ambassador for Keep a Child Alive, an organization that provides, treatment, care, nutrition, and support to children and families affected by HIV in Africa and India.
Fashion Week is slowly becoming more of a platform for voices to be heard. One of these influential figures doing their bit for charity is “Project Runway” winner Irina Shabeyeva. The designer is taking part in a fashion show benefiting Freedom Ladder – a nonprofit organisation with the aim of encouraging people to talk about human trafficking. “It turns out there are a lot of fashion designers who really care about this issue,” Thomas Estler, CEO of Freedom Ladder, told TODAY.com.
The 19-year-old, who will turn 20 on April 23, hasn’t requested for her birthday what you’d expect from the daughter of a Real Housewife of Beverly Hills, step-daughter of one of the most accomplished music producers in the world, girlfriend of Cody Simpson, and BFF of Kendall Jenner. Instead, she intends to hand them out to the homeless she spots on the streets of New York City. For my bday I asked for @McDonalds (or other food) gift cards to keep in wallet to give to those I pass on the streets of NYC… (Cont)— Gigi Hadid (@GiGiHadid) April 19, 2015 & elsewhere that are in need of a meal.
Victoria Beckham, Naomi Campbell, Kate Moss, and Gywneth Paltrow did just that. In Hong Kong for the 2015 amfAR Hong Kong gala, the ladies did just that. Victoria Beckham was a winner in white, wearing a piece of her own design. “Such a wonderful evening #amfarhongkong Love my dress from my new collection. The dress hit right above her ankles showing off matching white high heels and incorporated the best and most flattering trends: cut-outs and turtleneck. As for the others, Campbell, Moss, and Paltrow all showed up in Marc Jacobs, a partner, along with Harry Winston, at the gala. Supermodel Moss was all glam in a sequin black slip dress with fur top from Fall/Winter 2015.
Jetta Fosberg is gaining support for her cause on Facebook. Ten-year-old Jetta Fosberg of Ohio just cut her long blonde hair into a pixie cut, donating 14-inches to Wigs for Kids. “It was a really big surprise,” says Jetta, who has now missed almost two weeks of school from the issue. “Usually my friends are really supportive, but they were saying I was ugly, that no one likes me anymore, and calling me names like Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus.” Jetta’s mother, Heidi Fosberg, waited a few months to be certain her daughter was sure about getting the drastic haircut.
No one can escape the flurry of all pink everything come October. Frankly, we should be aware of breast cancer year round, but if it’s mountains of pink products that raise millions of dollars to help find a cure, we’re all for decking out our vanities in the girly-girl color. No one gets behind the cause quite like beauty; nearly every brand participates in the cause via new products, special packaging, or limited edition formulas. Click through for a list of who’s donating the big bucks.