THERE’S NOTHING LIKE SHOPPING FOR CHARITY, especially when it means benefitting causes that you’re passionate about but just don’t know what to do to support them. Why not make a fashion statement – literally?
‘Cause u always look good when u do good. ~Ralph Lauren
Starting December 1 – World AIDS Day – the world’s most followed celebrity Tweeters are sacrificing their digital lives to help save millions of real lives affected by HIV/AIDS in Africa and India.
That means no more Twitter or Facebook updates from any of them. No more knowing where they are, what they had for dinner, or what interesting things are happening in their lives. From here on out, they’re dead. Kaput. Finished.
But they don’t have to die in vain. And they don’t have to stay dead for long. Just watch their Last Tweet and Testaments, and buy their lives back.
Every single dollar helps Keep a Child Alive fight this terrible disease. And when $1,000,000 is reached, everyone will be back online and tweeting in no time.
You can even join the fight yourself by sacrificing your own digital life. If Khloe and Kim can live without Twitter for a few days, maybe you can too.
Together, with a little digital sacrifice on our parts, we can give millions of real people the care, love and hope they deserve. We can give themlife – the one thing none of us can live without.
To learn more about what your dollars can do, click here to help buy life: http://buylife.org/index.php
DONATE TO THE RED CROSS
DANNIJO Jewelry: Sisters Danielle and Jodie Snyder are donating a portion of the web sales of DANNIJO, their eclectic mixed metal jewelry collection with a cult following — to the Red Cross. In an urgent effort to support Haiti, DANNIJO will be donating a portion of web sales to the Red Cross. Additionally, we ask that you text “HAITI” to 9-0-9-9-9 in order to donate $10 immediately to Red Crossrelief efforts (your carrier keeps nothing http://www.redcross.org/).
DANNIJO supports grass-roots initiatives and believes that small loans can make a big difference. We ask that you continue to “Live With A Life-long Ambition,” and thank you for your support.
PRADA’S NEW YORKERS FOR CHILDREN
In celebration of Fashion’s Night Out, Prada is creating a series of limited-edition totes in 10 different vintage prints and 10% of the proceeds will benefit New Yorkers For Children. The totes are available at NYC Prada boutiques beginning September 10 for $295. A perfect, pretty carryall for all your FNO merch!
RAISE FUNDS FOR THE SUSAN G. KOMEN FOR THE CURE FOR BREAST CANCER!
SUPPORT INVISIBLE CHILDREN
‘Invisible Children’ is a movement seeking to end the conflict in Uganda & stop the abuction of children for use as child soldiers.
Please support this amazing movement here at http://store.invisiblechildren.com/all/christmas
SUPPORT DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS
Love Taza Headbands: Blogger and designer Love, Taza (AKA Naomi Megan) is giving 100% of the proceeds from her adorable, handmade headbands and accessories to Doctors Without Borders. Check it out: http://www.lovetaza.bigcartel.com/
FASHION FOR RELIEF with NAOMI CAMPBELL AND DOLCE & GABBANA
In honor of Naomi Campbell’s quarter-century-long career, Dolce & Gabbana is launching a line of limited-edition T-shirts featuring the supermodel shot by photography greats Patrick Demarchelier, Steven Klein, David LaChapelle, Mario Testino, Paolo Roversi, Ellen von Unwerth, Bruce Weber, Steven Meisel, Herb Ritts, Fabrizio Ferri, Peter Lindbergh, Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, Tom Munro, and Sølve Sundsbø. Visit Dolce & Gabbana’s Madison Avenue boutique between 6:30 and 9:45 p.m. on Fashion’s Night Out, September 10, to see Naomi sign the covetable tees—and watch two surprise performances arranged by choreographer Laurie Ann Gibson of Lady Gaga fame. The collection of tees will continue rolling out to Dolce & Gabbana boutiques worldwide beginning in London on September 21, and proceeds benefit Campbell’s charity, Fashion for Relief. Photo: Courtesy of Dolce and Gabbana
You can also EAT for charity….
HELP CLEAN UP THE OIL SPILL IN THE GULF
Kenneth Cole’s customizable “I Clean Up Well” tees were created specifically to raise money for the Deepwater Horizon response. At $35, they’re certainly not the cheapest t-shirt we’ve ever owned, but with 100 percent of the net profits going to Awearness, Kenneth Cole’s foundation, for the relief effort, it’s a price we’re willing to pay.
Independent Brands Lend a Hand
Smaller fashion brands are helping out in big ways, too. Qi New York’s Holiday 2010 collection features several garments with iridescent feathers on them. In recognition of the number of animals that have died because of the oil spill, the company has pledged to donate $1 from the sale of each feathered garment to the National Wildlife Federation. The money will help the NWF track the impact of the oil spill and coordinate volunteer rescue efforts in the region.
The T-Shirt Solution
Normally, we avoid statement tees, but the ones produced in response to the oil spill have us rethinking that dictum. Threadless Tees‘ peliCAN shirt, for example, makes a pretty powerful statement about the spill’s impact on wildlife. At only $10, they’re a little more affordable than the Kenneth Cole tees mentioned above, but they’ve got the same idea behind them. All of the proceeds will be donated to the Gulf Restoration Network.
Community-Based Fashion Fundraisers
Fashion-centric individuals and organizations all over the country have put together runway presentations to benefit the clean up effort. For example, San Antonio, Texas style blogger Gina Garcia organized The Fever Fashion Show, the proceeds of which will be donated to Oceana, a water preservation charity. Washington, DC’s trenDCity is sponsoring a show for Matter of Trust, a charity that’s helping to get hair boom — boom made out of donated human hair — to the Gulf.
We know that we’re not including all of the fashion-based efforts to help with the spill, so if you can think of any more, please let us know in our CONTACT section. And please do what you can to help out — buy a t-shirt, get a haircut at a salon that’s donating hair boom, or open up your wallet. Every cent, every stitch, every second of time devoted to the clean-up and containment process is one small step toward helping the Gulf get back on its feet.
Provided by Styleites’ Justin Fenner
A PAIR OF EARRINGS = 100% PROCEEDS GO2 DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS from NYC Boutique DOYLE & DOYLE
Buy: Heirloom by Doyle & Doyle Swallow Earrings, available at Doyle & Doyle
Doyle & Doyle have Haiti on their minds with this charity effort. Swallows are a symbol of hope and renewal, a great sentiment to wear on your sleeve–or your ear–while doing your part for Haiti.
Give: 100% of net profit benefits Doctors Without Borders.
Doyle & Doyle
189 Orchard Street, (at East Houston Street), New York, NY ~ 212-677-9991
With Ralph Lauren Rugby
It’s been several months since earthquakes devastated Haiti and Chile, and yet those countries are still just beginning the recovery process. Rugby Ralph Lauren is committed to continuing to aid recovery efforts, and beginning today we make it easy for you to help, too. From now until April 12, you save 25% on all purchases from Rugby.com and Rugby stores, and we donate 10% of total sales to the United Way Worldwide Disaster Fund in support of recovery efforts in Haiti and Chile. Enter Code GIVERL at checkout to donate and save. Go online and shop now at http://www.rugby.com
Cocktails and decadent treats in LA! VIP ticket holders will receive two complimentary beauty treatments and a Luxe Gift Bag!
The Luxe Life invites you to TREAT YOURSELF LIKE A CELEBRITY to an exclusive Shopping & Beauty Event to benefit Susan G. Komen for the cure, Los Angeles County.
Join us on Sunday, April 25th, 2010 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel for our fabulous Pink Carpet Event.
The Luxe Life team has hand-selected unique vendors created just for you! We are bringing together the latest trends in fashion, beauty and lifestyle products. We’re offering:
Discounted shopping on luxe clothing and accessories for women, children, and the home (Marc Jacobs, Rebecca Taylor, Juicy, Seven Jeans, Joe’s Jeans, Trina Turk, French Connection, DKNY, BCBG, Tracey Reese, Miss Sixty and more)
Beauty treatments and services in our Luxe Beauty Lounge from top LA salons and spas (Blow outs from Angus M, Eyelash Extensions from Make-Up Mandy, Skin Analysis and mini-facials from Lierac, tanning by Spray di Sole, Mani & Pedi’s from OPI, Make-up by Mariah Nicole and more). Complimentary consultations with personal celebrity stylists, hair and makeup professionals and other members of our team of Luxe Life experts. Design, Floral & Fashion (Consultations & Services) in our Luxe Bridal Lounge (Bridal Bar, Tic Tock Couture Florals, Fantasy Frostings,Weddingish and more)
Angeleno Magazine is our official media sponsor, and a portion of all proceeds will be donated to the Susan G. Komen For The Cure, Los Angeles County. For regularly updated information, please go to www.luxelifeevents.com.
*Ticket prices will be $18 and $40 if purchased at the door.