Angela Simmons and a Ton of Celebs Attend This Year’s Art for Life Benefit (PICS)

Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation (RPAF) raised $1.25 million at its annual ART FOR LIFE Benefit on July 16th at Fairview Farms in Bridgehampton, NY. Proceeds from ART FOR LIFE benefit the Foundation’s signature arts education and gallery programs, which have directly served tens of thousands of inner-city youth over the past 20 years. This year’s theme was “Back to the Future.” Read The Rest

Edwing D’Angelo Announced as Designer for ‘The Reality of FASHION The Reality of AIDS’ New York Fashion Week Celebrity Runway Show

The Reality of FASHION The Reality of AIDS, (http://www.realityontherunway.com), announced today Edwing D’Angelo as the event’s participating fashion week designer debuting his Fall/Winter 2013 evening wear collection. The charity benefit will take place on the evening of February 9th, 2013. Celebrity Reality Stars will join forces to walk the runway for this philanthropic event all with a unified goal of raising $300,000+ in funding with proceeds raised being donated to AIDS United, a national organization dedicated to helping those affected by AIDS/HIV, and whose goal is to end the epidemic. Tickets are on sale for the formal charity benefit with prices ranging from $450 for standing room tickets, $800 standard seating, to $1200 VIP meet and greet tickets.

EDWING D’ANGELO

“We are bursting with excitement to have such a talent as Edwing D’Angelo working with us for this upcoming NYC Fashion week. Edwing’s evening wear work, his strong work ethic, and Fashion industry reputation made it an exceptionally easy choice for us,” states Beautiful Planning Marketing & PR CEO, Monique Tatum.

Edwing D’Angelo is a Colombian-born, NYC based fashion designer quickly emerging through mainstream America. With his boutique currently based in the famous NYC Limelight Marketplace, the self-taught designer has previously shown at both New York Fashion Week and Couture Fashion Week. D’Angelo’s pieces have been seen on such celebrities as Angela Simmons, Tyra Banks, Lil Kim, Patti Labelle, Vivica A. Fox, Sean Paul, Mo’Nique, B. Smith, Melissa Ford and many more. His work has also been highlighted in major US & Hispanic press as well as hit movies like The Devil Wears Prada. Read The Rest