The charity CAP48 have truly made a statement with their recent campaign fronted by Belgian model Tanja Kiewitz, but she's not just any model. Kiewitz was born with her left arm ending just below her elbow and decided to work with the charity to challenge ignorant stereotypes about disabilities.
The campaign sees her strip down to a bra playing on the '90s Wonderbra ad with the line, "Look me in the eyes...I said the eyes." In an interview with the Global Post, Kiewitz said, "They have to see that I'm a woman above all and that I can be beautiful and sexy, and the handicap is secondary." She was also critical about the absence of disabled models in advertisements. "It would be good if handicapped people started to be used to advertise other things," she said. "Why shouldn't somebody with a disability be a model? It would make a change from those models who all look alike." According to the Daily Mail, the campaign has been so successful that the charity have raised more than €4million from their annual telethon, which is up 10 percent from last year.
Nicole Richie wore this satin ivory dress at the Dior and Vogue celebration of The Charlize Theron Africa Outreach event.
What do you think of her look?
image via Grazia Daily
You all know that we are fans of Kate Moss and William Tempest so imagine out delight when news of them working together hit our inbox.The pair have joined forces in aid of Sports Relief. Tempest has designed a dress made of Mosquito nets for Moss to model to draw attention to the millions of Africans dying from malaria each year and to enoucrage people to purchase the nets.
“I was shocked to hear that one child dies from malaria in Africa every 30 seconds, " the designer told Grazia. "That’s why I was happy to be involved in this important project for Sport Relief.” Moss was quick to praise Tempest, saying the dress "which incorporates recycled malaria nets is absolutely gorgeous, I loved wearing it and working with William.”
According to Grazia Daily, the dress will be auctioned off to raise money at a later date
What do you get when you combine a women's charity, a well loved R&B singer and a high-end fashion brand? The Gucci for FFAWN Twirl watch, of course.
Gucci's Frida Giannini has designed a limited-edition timepiece to benefit Mary J Blige's Foundation for the Advancement of Women Now, and as WWD points out, there's plenty of bling to go around. The $1,895 watch features a monochrome dial and rotating case of black diamonds, and choosy accessory-lovers can spin the watch in on itself to go from bracelet to watch in a snap.
Blige, a major Gucci fan, founded her charity with marketing guru Steve Stoute to benefit underprivileged women build their confidence. To help with the singer's cause, Gucci will donate a percentage of its daily Twirl sales at select stores to FFAWN on Sept. 16. Need something new for your wrist, people?
Ciara kept it simple but chic in these back skinnies and cropped leather jacket at the Staples Do Something 101 School Supply Drive at the Children's Aid Society in New York.
What do you think of the singer's look? Chic or boring?
The actress wore Temperley's 'Sphinx jacket' and the 'Electra' belt to the event.
What do you think of her look? Has Sienna still got it?
Got a pound? Then you have a chance to get something designer for really cheap at the upcoming BrandAlley sale. The members' website that specialises in flash sales of designer fashion, beauty products and homewares will open a four-day, name-your-own-price online extravaganza on May 15.
More than 1,000 designer items will be up for grabs, with proceeds benefitting Help for Heroes, a charity benefitting wounded armed-services members. The sale will recommend prices for each item, with shoppers able to raise or lower the amount they're ready to pay. Happy clicking.
Feel like pulling a Madonna, a Sophie Dahl or a Nicole Kidman for a day? Pringle of Scotland, the luxury knitwear brand that can count those ladies and the Kooks and Dirty Pretty Things among its fan club, is having a sample sale this month.
Check it out at The Courtyard, 255A Pavillion Road, London SW1X. Doors are open from 1 to 7 p.m. on Wedneday, 29 April, and from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. that Thursday and Friday.
Be sure to bring £1 donation for the Children's Hospice Association of Scotland.
Donna Karan isn't only focused on what we are wearing. The designer has turned her attention to help improve the quality of life for cancer sufferers. Having lost her husband and best friend to the disease, Karan has donated $850,000 to the Beth Israel Medical Center to bring "yoga therapy and a new kind of caregiving" to the cancer wing.