Category Archives: NON-PROFIT

Thank you to Italian Don’t cry jeans and Diva and Donna magazine for this wonderful award!

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Below: I am OBVIOUSLY trying to say something in the picture below….nice shot-not…but the dress is from Issa.

During the Venice Film Festival I was invited to the Diva e Donna charity dinner in honour of the Care & Share charity to accept a prize in the field of new media. This charity educates over 6000 children below the poverty level in Vijayawada (Andhra Pradesh, INDIA). Care&Share helps street children, children of sex workers, physically challenged kids and shelters abandoned newborns and assists juveniles detained in the Observation Home (local reformatory).
We can all help immensely in the fight against poverty, education and fighting disease in impoverished countries. Not only can we help by donating funds but we can also help by communicating the need to change this. Information is power. New media allows us to get the message across much quicker. If you would like to donate and find out more please follow this link.
Don’t cry jeans support this charity and I happened to have a look at their products when in Venice. The jeans are well fitted and comfortable and make a wonderful silhouette. More about the brand later. DO check out them out here: Thank you again for the award!

Today is World Autism day

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Faberge eggs in London by DVF, Ridley Scott, Tommy Hilfiger, Chapman Brothers, Zaha Hadid,Nicky Hasslam, Marc Quin etc, April 3rd,

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The ‘Faberge Egg Hunt’ was over yesterday- a city-wide art exhibit showcased on London city streets. Designers, artists, architects and jewelers have all come together to create the custom art pieces that have been scattered throughout the city as part of an interactive egg hunt.
The ‘Faberge Egg Hunt’ features over 200 custom-designed eggs. Londoners have been invited to search for the eggs before they are auctioned off with proceeds going to charity.
These pieces aim to raise funds for the endangered Asian elephant, aiding the Action for Children and Elephant Family organization. As of 5th April you can see all the eggs at a venue to be announced on the internet site below. You can also win an egg by sending a text message- for all this info and more check out the site :

Thakoon’s scarf to help relieve famine in Africa

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Thakoon is raising money to donate to children in Africa. Widespread drought and limited food supply are threatening the lives of children and their families in Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya and Djibouti. All the proceeds of the sales of limited edition Thakoon scarves will go to an international children’s relief organisation working in Africa. The Masai Scarf is priced at $250 and is available online at

Supporting…Leila Antakly and Aziza’s Place in Cambodia

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Leila Antakly is working with Aziza´s Place in Cambodia a grassroots home and learning center for 21 impoverished children who come from the municipal dumpsite and city slums, after spending 4 months volunteering there and teaching English. Aziza´s Place opens the doors for these children and their families with a combination of holisitc programs focused on education, healthy lifestyles, community involvement and the visual arts.

Aziza´s Place staff  and volunteers envision all their children to learn the life tools, skills and values to become productive citizens of their community, economically self sufficient and socially empowered. So far Leila has raised enough money in generous donations from all over the world to cover health insurance for all the children and staff who before had limited access to dr´s and dentist visits. Leila who began her career in fashion at Italian Vogue, now wants to raise awareness for all the different children´s causes she works in, and would also like to encourage everyone to take the time to volunteer.
Through facebook one can donate on Leilas link
or if you prefer to do a bank transfer directly;
Wire Transfers

Comerica Bank
Account # 1851432573
ABA # 072000096

and here is a link to her students film that she mentored while in cambodia

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Event… Selfridges teams up with Project Ocean -bringing ocean issues to the masses and raises money for conservation projects

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The ocean is under threat from over-fishing and poor fishing practices.  Selfridges is partnering with more than 20 environmental groups to celebrate the beauty of the ocean.. The brainchild of Selfridges’ Creative Director Alannah Weston this project is getting just the right attention and raising awareness about a very serious issue that is overlooked by many. There will be activities for everyone and a very rich program. the Groundfloor and Ultralounge of the department store will be transformed, becoming a unique space to  all oceans related issues.

  • Weekly series of talks and debates on ocean topics, featuring celebrities and experts from around the world.
  • Ocean inspired fashion and accessories exhibition curated by renown fashion curator Judith Clark
  • Screenings of oceans-related films

The exhibition showcases 26 Haute Couture and iconic sea-themed pieces from designers including Alexander McQueen, Hussein Chalayan, Gareth Pugh and Philip Treacy. Read more

Supporting…The Kageno Project…The House of Repossi and Anouk Lepere are determined to help the children of Rwanda

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Gaia Repossi and Anouk Lepere are working with the Kageno non-profit organisation to help the children of Rwanda. The organisation aims to implement sustainable development in Rwanda and in Kenya by building hospitals, orphanages and schools for the children of these regions. Bracelets, cuffs and armbands will be made of braided rope by  Rwanda ladies and Gaia Repossi and the House of Repossi workshops will embellish these pieces with fine silver and gold chains as well as with small precious rings. Anouk will be the muse of this limited tribal and ethnic collection which you will be able to buy at Collette in Paris from June 2011. Retail prices from € 190 and 350. All profits will go to the Kageno organisation. It is beautiful how this project combines the heritage and skill of different cultures to help the less fortunate ones. African children and women  are in dire need of help … the least you can do is buy these beautiful pieces and make a little bit of a difference.  Read more