Friday, November 29, 2013

Fashion Industry Steps Up for Philippine Red Cross

The fashion industry is showing just how stylish charity can be.  Several of the country’s top designers, models, fashion directors and retail brands, together with the Philippine Red Cross are raising funds for the victims of the typhone.

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Friday, July 12, 2013

Obakki Designs Fuses Fashion and Philanthropy

I follow Obakki Designs on Facebook. I love what the Founder, Treana Peake, is doing with her clothing line but more important the deep seated mission to make a difference.  Here is a great article that I came across today.  Had to share! She is so inspiring.

Obakki Designs fuses fashion and philanthropy to bring water to Africa.

Monday, June 3, 2013

New Opportunity for Fashion-forward Individual

Maggie Keenan & Co. is currently seeking fashion-focused students or emerging designers who are passionate about fashion, style, trends and charity, and who like to blog about it all.

The opportunity is unpaid, but bloggers will gain an extraordinary amount of experience and knowledge about the fashion, beauty and lifestyle industry. This is a wonderful opportunity for energetic, confident individuals who are seeking an entry-level position in brand strategy and philanthropy boutique consultancy specializing in fashion, beauty and lifestyle clients.

Candidates must either have a Bachelors degree or be a current student in a degree program (Junior or Senior) at an accredited institution studying in a discipline related to the fashion. Experience in the fashion/beauty/ lifestyle industry is preferred. Individuals must be ambitious and stylish individuals, looking to strengthen their resume, and grow their network.

Required skills include, but are not limited to:

  • Absolutely must love fashion/style/beauty and have working knowledge of fashion and design and their target audiences
  • Must be able to identify current trends
  • Must have a passion for charity and brands that make a difference
  • Excellent written communications skills
  • Experience with social media preferred
  • Is a highly motivated, self-starter who takes initiative
  • A high degree of professionalism
  • Must be able to committee to at least 5 hours per month
  • Positive, cheerful attitude
Email your cover letter and resume to:  Include links to your blog, tumblr, twitter, facebook and linked-in profiles. This opportunity can work from any location. All you need is your own computer.

Olivia Palermo Combines Fashion with Charity

"Olivia Palermo, is making waves in the world. It’s not her impeccable street-style that has everyone buzzing, it’s the launch of her new charity fashion project that marries a Fairtrade accessories line with the Maasai Pikolinos Project." Catch the full story here.


Friday, April 26, 2013

Matthew McConaughey's j.k. livin Apparel Line

To cool not to share! Matthew McConaughey launches new clothing line JKL that supports youth health and wellness. Proceeds benefit his j.k. livin foundation.

Catch the full story here:    or Shop the collection at Dillards.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Fusing Fashion & Philanthropy - Wild Soul Sunglasses


Image: POSE

Wild Soul sunglasses was created by two law students who both had a passion for fashion and philanthropy.  Together, they created their company to bridge the gap between fashionistas and philanthropy.  Wild Soul gives every customer the opportunity to choose the organization where their money will go.  It donates a portion of every sale to causes across the globe.  POSE posted on their blog the full press release about Wild Soul and their giving back. 

The sunglasses are available at YoungRepublic.


Monday, April 1, 2013

Fashion Handbags Meet Philanthropy

Alyssa Martinez of StyleVanity did a great job on her blogpost Fashion Handbags Meet Philanthropy Check it out by clicking the link.

"The handbag brand called AngelaRoi which was founded on the belief that fashion can be fused with philanthropy. Founders Angela and Roi Lee believe they can use their resources productively in a way to impact the greater community. They have a mission called Donate by Color” $5 of a single handbag sold will be donated to a chosen non-profit health organization which the color of the handbag represents. Angela & Roi aims to affect the community positively by empowering women and promoting progressive fashion while working toward cures and treatments of prevalent health problems. With their handbags, you will not only rocking a classic piece style of handbag but also help a good cause." (

Friday, March 8, 2013

Wine Enthusiasts Can Benefit Charity

One thing I decided to do in 2013 was attend wine education classes. Fortunately, there were wine 101, 102 and 103 classes being taught in my area. I signed up and enjoyed learning how wines are made, the types of wines, wine terminology, how to pair wines with food, and more. This post comes by way of CharityBuzz
Caldwell Vineyards, Napa Valley, is auctioning 56 Cases (672 bottles) of Society of Smugglers Syrah Rose' 2010.
[Image: CharityBuzz]

"Vintage Summary (which I can now understand): The 2010 vintage was marked by late spring rains. The growing season was quite cool. Late heat spikes towards the end of red verasion further added an unexpected twist to the already challenging harvest. A roller coaster of alternating heat and rain spells marked the ripening period. Berry sizes were normal with good flavor and strong skins. Winemaker's A bouquet of red fruits dominate the raspberry.Tasting Notes: focused nose. An explosion of strawberries and raspberries highlight this full, juicy refreshing mouth. Notes of cinnamon and citrus are weaved throughout the experience" (charitybuzz).

Proceeds Benefit: Orangewood Children's Foundation
Estimated Value:$20,160

This is every wine lovers dream and to have the opportunity to have your purchase of wine benefit charity is even better. Cheers!

Visit the auction here.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation Partners with La Colombe Coffee Roasters for a Good Cause

Recently, Leonardo DiCaprio's Foundation (LDF) partnered with my hometown, Philadelphia's La Colombe Torrefaction, a national coffee roasting chain to create a new coffee line, LYON. Together, they will  help save endangered orangutans on the islands of Borneo and Sumatra where the company's coffee is grown while Leonardo DiCaprio has been using his pull as an actor to help endangers tigers around the world.

With DiCaprio being the tiger guy and Carmichael the organgutan guy, they will now work to together to raise awareness on one of the most pressing environmental issue of our time. 100% of the net profits from the sale of LYON will be donated to environmental charities supported by LDF.

Todd Carmichael, Co-Owner of La Colombe, said in a recent press release, “Leonardo is a real person, who lives and breathes what he does and I can’t say that for everyone in Los Angeles. He uses everything is his power to change the world and he is what I wish everyone was.”

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

TenThousandThings Celebrates 20 Years with Charity

"TenThousandThings’ David Rees and Ron Anderson have a lot to be thankful for. The pair got their big break in 1993, when Kate Moss donned their signature cross pearl earrings in her now-iconic Calvin Klein ads. Since, the designers have racked up a seriously star-studded clientele that includes Julianne Moore, Cyndi Lauper, Christy Turlington, and Susan Sarandon." And they’re using their twentieth anniversary to show gratitude and pay it forward.

The designers will donate one hundred percent of the proceeds from each piece in their Love & Adorn one-of-a-kind collection to the wearer’s charity of choice. The collection was inspired by their celebrityand favorite customers.  Catch this great article and their latest auction on Charity Buzz by following this link  Catch it quick! The auction ends February 27th.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Donna Karan Talks Fashion and Philanthropy

Image: featured a wonderful article about Donna Karan and her commitment to helping the people of Haiti.  She says, in the article, "We can create jobs; we can create meaning; we can create consciousness; we can create the change."  You can read the article here.

Donna Karan is one of the fashion industry leaders in philanthropy. I always use her as a model for brand philanthropy when I work with emerging fashion designers who aspire to making a living and making a difference through their label.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Fashion Designer Nabil Hayari Partners with American Red Cross

On CharityBuzz today is this equisite red gown.  The auction for this gown in just in time because the Oscars are just 2 weeks away! Direct from CharityBuzz: "Bid now to make the ultimate entrance! From Parisian atelier Hayari, this is a one shoulder red silk satin “one-of-a-kind” entrance-maker couture gown. It features a layer of chiffon and embroidered Chantilly lace that is generously accented with Swarovski crystals.

To mark the introduction of luxury women’s fragrances by the French couture designer Nabil Hayari, this one-of-a-kind red gown created by Nabil Hayari himself is being flown from Hayari’s atelier in Paris to be featured in the largest C. O. Bigelow window along with the distinctive Hayari Paris bottle designs, during February. C.O. Bigelow is located at 414 Sixth Avenue in New York City, so head there starting on February 7th to see this stunning dress in person!" (source: charitybuzz)

There are only 4 bids and you have 7 days left. Place your bid here.  The estimated value of this beautiful piece is $11,500.  It is truly a VaVaVaVoom, red carpet worthy gown.

To see move of Nabil Hayari's unique creations visit HayariParis.

(Image: CharityBuzz)

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Sleek Spring Collection

In Savannah today it is 79 degrees and it is only January 31st.  This puts me right in the mood to look at Spring Collections.  I am loving St. John Knits Sleek Suit and dresses for Spring 2013!

[Images via St. John Knits]