Michael Kors just announced a long-term partnership with the United Nations World Food Programme, dedicated to helping solve the international hunger crisis.
The World Food Programme (WFP) has been providing much-needed food assistance to vulnerable people, particularly mothers and children, around the world for 50 years. The organization works in more than 70 countries and feeds 90 million people annually, making it the largest organization fighting hunger around the world. As an extension of the United Nations, it provides emergency and developmental assistance to eliminate hunger and food-insecurity in the world’s poorest countries. In partnering with WFP, Michael Kors hopes to raise awareness and funds that will help to eradicate what WFP has deemed “the world’s most solvable problem.” Read The Rest
Janet Jackson and Heidi Klum are being honored on February 6th by The Foundation for AIDS Research. And it doesn’t end there! The organization will also be honoring Kenneth Cole at the black tie gala to benefit amfAR. The black-tie gala benefit honors individuals who have made exceptional contributions to the fight against AIDS.
What will likely be a star studded event, will be on the eve of New York Fashion Week, will begin with cocktails, followed by dinner, a live auction of luxury items, and a special tribute to the honorees.
On Friday, November 9th multi-platinum pop super star Rihanna sent a message to fans encouraging them to bring supplies her “Unapologetic” album release party at the 40/40 Club. The goods were then loaded onto a trunk as part of the Daily News Sandy Relief Drive that were delivered to city neighborhoods hard hit by Hurricane Sandy. The truck’s contents also included 1,000 sleeping bags provided by RiRi and 3,000 blankets from Modell’s Sporting Goods. Check out pics from the listening party and delivery to Beach 41st Sn Rockaway Beach below.
Now is the time for us to come together and do whatever we can to aid those in need. – Rihanna
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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.
“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
The stars were out in full force on Friday, November 2nd, 2012 to raise money for the victims of Hurricane Sandy. The event, Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together, produced by NBC and hosted by its own Matt Lauer raised more than $23 million dollars in the hour-long benefit. Performances featured artists from some of the hard-hit areas Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi of New Jersey and Billy Joel of Long Island. Others who took part in the special included Sting, Christina Aguilera, Stephen Tyler, Mary J. Blige, Tina Fey, Jimmy Fallon, Jon Stewart.