Tonight, Sothebyâ€™s, in conjunction with Bombay Sapphire will hold a charity auction to raise funds for cancer research, at the Palazzo Colonna in Rome. Sothebyâ€™s and Bombay Sapphireâ€™s charity auction will feature 19 exclusive martini glasses, created by the worldâ€™s most innovative designers. The main attraction of the auction is the tall â€œChaliceâ€ cocktail glass … Continued
A Ryanair passenger who became enraged when he was told he could not claim a scratchcard prize on his flight ate his winning ticket. The man was flying from Poland to the East Midlands on a Ryanair flight when he won 10,000 euros on a scratchcard he had purchased on board. Ryanair confirmed he ate … Continued
Watchmaker Hublot and the band Depeche Mode are teaming up to offer you a one-of-a-kind deal. The two have created twelve unique versions of Hublotâ€™s Big Bang that will be auctioned off for the next two and half weeks. Throughout the 12 watch designs are album artwork featured in landscape form along the 3 and … Continued
Businessweek reports that Russian billionaire Vladimir Potanin plans to leave almost all of his $2.1 billion fortune to charity within the next decade. The billionaire says he won’t deprive his three children of material support and will appropriate money for their plans, as well as for unforeseen circumstances. An article in The Financial Times says … Continued
Dita Von Teese knows the benefit of a good night’s sleep: she has designed a pink silk-satin sleep eye mask in collaboration with Moschino. The eye mask is pink silk-satin with a spotted lace overlay with â€œtrompe lâ€™oeilâ€ eyelash detailing. It is embellished with â€˜Dita for Moschinoâ€™ in rhinestones and comes in an attractive matching … Continued
A set of cufflinks featuring an 18-c gold finish has been made using parts from Prince Charles’s Aston Martin to raise money for charity. Pistons removed from the car when the prince decided to convert the vehicle to make it more eco-friendly have been transformed into cufflinks. A total of 200 cufflinks were made by … Continued
Scarlett Johansson has designed a solidarity handbag for the Spanish retailer Mango to help raise funds for the victims of the Haiti earthquake. The bag design depicts an early cartographical representation of Haiti, and the words “supporting the people of Haiti, designed by Scarlett Johansson.” The Haiti handbag will be exclusively available at over 1,390 … Continued
On December 08, 2009 Marie Christiane Marek hosted “The Designers’ Christmas Trees” at the Cite de l’architecture et du patrimoine in Paris. World-famous designers have sold 20 Christmas trees for a total of 41,500€ to be donated to The Foundation headed by France’s First Lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy. Since 1996 several famous names have taken part, … Continued
The watch brand Hublot is creating 12 “Big Bang” watches with musical group Depeche Mode. Hublot is teaming up with Depeche mode as part of a charity concept to benefit the Teenage Cancer Trust that will take place on February 17, 2010 at the Royal Albert Hall in London. Each of the Hublot watches will … Continued
Karl Lagerfeld gave a SpongeBob SquarePants doll a makeover for a Paris fundraiser for the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). The figurine was outfitted in the image of his maker, with Karlâ€™s signature dark shades, a white shirt and fingerless gloves. This auction of celebrity look-a-like dolls was held on the 26th of November at the … Continued
The luxury mobile phones manufacturer Vertu has launched a special edition of its Ascent Ti in support of the Institute for Brain and Spinal Cord Disorders. This special edition has been created to raise funds for the ICM charity with donations made from each Special Edition sale. The luxury mobile phone is handcrafted in England … Continued
Gucci has announced its 5th anniversary charity campaign which will benefit the United Nations Childrenâ€™s Fund (UNICEF). This year’s collection is inspired by Snowman in Africa, the sequel to the best-selling children’s book Snowman in Paradise. Between November 16th and December 31st the book will be sold only through Gucci and 100% of its revenue … Continued
The Louis Vuitton auction, held last night at Sotheby’s on New Bond Street, saw seven special orders sold for a total of Â£495,000 in aid of the Red Cross. Louis Vuitton offered six masters of savoir-faire the opportunity to create a unique special order that embodies their expertise in their respective professions.
Charlize Theron kissed a girl, Thursday night October 22. The kiss was really expensive, totaling at $140,000. Both the kiss and the cash were part of a charity event held in San Francisco supporting the OneXOne Foundation, an organization committed to helping children in developing regions, to bring soccer fields and clean water to the … Continued
Jimmy Choo and the Elton John AIDS Foundation have launched the Project PEP collection to support the Simelela Rape Centre in South Africa. The vibrant capsule collection features a distinctive and collectible punk rock motif print representing Jimmy Chooâ€™s passionate and individualist spirit. You could help raise awareness for this worthy cause by entering a … Continued
Restaurant manager Jason Hargett of the Ruby River Steakhouse in Provo, Utah had a life changing day on the golf course on Tuesday. He was in attendance at the Mark Eaton Classic charity golf event benefiting the Utah Diabetes Center at Red Ledges in Heber City. He made a last minute decision to participate and … Continued
Italian fashion designers Donatella Versace, Alberta Ferretti, Anna Molinari for Blumarine, Veronica Etro, Silvia Venturini for Fendi, Consuelo Castiglioni for Marni, Angela Missoni and Rossella Jardini for Moschino, have teamed with Coca Cola for fund raising campaign in support of the victims of the earthquake in Abruzzo, Italy.
Reuters reports that Salvatore Ferragamo has designed a limited collection to raise funds for breast cancer groups called the Pink Collection. The collection will go on sale in October, which is celebrated as breast cancer awareness month. 10 per cent of Ferragamoâ€™s sales in Asia (Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Korea, Singapore, India and Australia) will … Continued
Mary J Blige and Gucci have teamed up to create a limited edition watch that will benefit Bligeâ€™s charity Foundation for the Advancement of Women Now. Last year Gucci teamed up with Rihanna for their tattoo heart collection to benefit UNICEF. The limited edition timepiece is a variation of the much hyped â€˜Twirlâ€ watch.
A bidder agreed to pay $1.68 million for a steak lunch with billionaire investor Warren Buffett in a charity auction completed on Friday night on eBay. The winning bid in the 10th annual fund-raiser fell short of last year’s record $2.11 million, paid by Hong Kong-based investor Zhao Danyang. As in recent years, the winner … Continued