In the past few months luxury brands like Burberry, Jimmy Choo and Mulberry have released impressive financial figures but they're not the only ones doing well at the moment. Oxfam aren't doing too badly either.
Their annual figures, which were released this morning, show that profits have hit a record high. Their income increased by £18m last year and fund raising increased by eight per cent. Last week they announced the appointment of Livia Firth as their new global ambassador responsible for campaigning and fund raising and if her green carpet challenge and independent line is anything to go by, good things are on the horizon for the charity.
Carey Mulligan looked incredible on Monday night in her Prada creation at the Met Gala and if, like me, you were a fan the dress, you just might be able to get your hands on it. Yesterday the actress put the dress up for sale on eBay with a starting bid of $500.
The auction isn't aimed at benefiting the co-chair personally, as all of the proceeds of the sale will go directly to Oxfam, which means that you can bid today guilt free. You haven't got much time though because the bidding ends on May 19 and so far there have been seven bids with the highest sitting at $1,025.
You might remember Scarlett Johansson'slatest work for Mango: modelling the retailer's spring dress collection while strewn across a bed and an armchair. Now, the actress has switched from being the face of the brand to designing.
A special-edition handbag, retailing for about $30 and featuring Johansson's signature, will sell in nearly 1,400 Mango stores worldwide - with all profits set apart for victims of the Haiti earthquake. Oxfam will use the money for lifesaving measures such as water purification.
Johansson's tote will hit stores in March, and we hope shipments fly off the shelves. Who says fashion has to be shallow?
One thing we hate is stepping out the door to work in a rush, only to realise we have 50 more things to carry than we imagined, and guess what, they won't fit in our handbags. But Giles has your back: He's designed 100 totes he says will help the practical fashionista, in partnership with Isklar Norwegian mineral water.
Giles' reinterpreted his signature silk jacquard to reflect the style of the Isklar bottle, which resulted in all the whimsy we expect from the innovative Brit designer. “The best thing about fashion is the fun that you have playing and experimenting with things," said Giles. "I am always on the look out for new, interesting brands with which you can get creative and have a bit of fun.”
The bags are available for £95 here (and don't worry, thirsty child, they come with two water bottles), and 50 percent of all proceeds will go directly to Oxfam. Even better than feeling charitable? Possibly getting the one bag signed by Giles himself. It'll be purchased at random by one lucky shopper, and that just might be you.