A giant white truffle was sold off on Sunday for 105,000 euros (144,000 dollars) at a lavish auction near the town of
, organisers said. Alba in northern Italy
, presented at the auction in the medieval Castello di Grinzane in a region of Italy famous for its cuisine, weighed 900 grammes. truffle
The price per gramme for the truffle was therefore 117 euros — lower than the rate of 133 euros per gramme paid at the same auction last year.
English musician Paul Weller has designed a one-off MINI that will be auctioned for charity this month beginning today (November 11).
The car is finished in bold pink and brown stripes with a single silver line running up the bonnet and over the roof.
The model is a 2008
fitted with 17-inch Crown Spoke alloy wheels and with a black leather finish inside. MINI Cooper
In the market for a dazzling designer gown? Bid on a Giorgio Armani PrivÃ© evening dress or a festive Dolce & Gabbana cocktail number on charitybuzz.com.
Women’s Wear Daily, the esteemed retail, beauty and fashion trade publication, is celebrating its 100th year in circulation with an online
offering designer apparel, handbags and luxury household goods. charity sale
is teaming up with Naomi Campbell to create a line of t-shirts that celebrate the supermodel’s 25 years in the fashion. Dolce & Gabbanna
The t-shirts come in 14 different styles and feature signature images of Campbell shot by various renowned fashion photographers. They will sell for $200 each.
All of the proceeds will go to “Fashion for Relief”, which raises money within the fashion industry to help those in times of need and places in need.
Bono and and his wife Ali Hewson star in the newest of Louis Vuitton’s “core values” ads shot by
. Annie Leibovitz
The couple, who were shot in South Africa, wear clothing by
, Hewson’s sustainable fashion line. in which LVMH took a 49 percent stake last year. Edun
it’s the first time the U2 front man has appeared in an ad without his band, and the first time a label other than
is getting a fashion credit. Vuitton
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The ball used in Spainâ€™s
final win over the Netherlands has fetched almost $74,000 in a charity auction on eBay. World Cup
The famous Jabulani ball was sold for the ‘46664’ HIV/AIDS charity – named after Nelson Mandelaâ€™s prisoner number when he was held at Robben Island.
The balls used during the World Cup were critiqued for their unpredictability and were nicknamed “supermarket balls.”
For the 10th consecutive year,
is sponsoring Europe’s largest charity event for HIV/AIDS – Life Ball. MINI
This time around, the company is auctioning off three specially designed vehicles on July 17th.
Francisco Costa of Calvin Klein will be designing the Mini Countryman, Diane von Furstenberg the Mini Hatch and Kenneth Cole the Mini Convertible.
â€™s car, which was given to her by her sister Dannii, is to be sold by British auction house Bonhams next month. Kylie Minogue
The black 1999 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 will be sold as part of the annual Goodwood Festival of Speed sale on July 2.
“We are delighted to have been appointed by the Minogue family to offer the Mercedes-Benz,” said James Knight, head of Bonhams Motoring Department.
As happens every year, lunch with
is being auctioned off on eBay with the proceeds going to charity. Warren Buffett
Last year Salida Capital Corp, a Toronto-based wealth management firm, won the right to dine with the world’s third-richest person with a $1,680,300 bid.
That was below the record $2,110,100 bid in 2008 by Hong Kong-based investor Zhao Danyang.
Tonight, Sothebyâ€™s, in conjunction with
will hold a charity auction to raise funds for cancer research, at the Palazzo Colonna in Rome. Bombay Sapphire and Bombay Sapphireâ€™s charity auction will feature 19 exclusive martini glasses, created by the worldâ€™s most innovative designers. Sothebyâ€™s
The main attraction of the auction is the tall â€œChaliceâ€ cocktail glass studded with 226 blue sapphires created by renowned Australian designer Peter Crisp.
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 his ticket on 26 February after cabin staff refused to pay him the winnings immediately.
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
that will be auctioned off for the next two and half weeks. Hublotâ€™s Big Bang
Throughout the 12 watch designs are album artwork featured in landscape form along the 3 and 9 oâ€™clock parts of the watch.
reports that Russian billionaire Vladimir Potanin plans to leave almost all of his $2.1 billion fortune to charity within the next decade. Businessweek
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 that Potanin was inspired by Bill Gates and Warren Buffett and has a long history of philanthropy.
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
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 case.
A set of cufflinks featuring an 18-c gold finish has been made using parts from Prince Charles’s
to raise money for charity. Aston Martin
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
were made by TMB ArtMetal, and they were designed to resemble the DB6 and the car’s iconic wheel â€˜spinners’. cufflinks
has designed a solidarity handbag for the Spanish retailer Mango to help raise funds for the victims of the Haiti earthquake. Scarlett Johansson
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 Mango stores around the world from March 2010, retailing for $29.90.
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, including
Stella McCartney, Jean Paul Gaultier and Marc Jacobs.
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is creating 12 “Big Bang” watches with musical group Depeche Mode. watch brand Hublot
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 feature one of the band’s albums on its dial, and the timepieces will be auctioned off as of Feb. 1, 2010, via Hublot.ch.
gave a SpongeBob SquarePants doll a makeover for a Paris fundraiser for the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). Karl Lagerfeld
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 Pavillon Eau and succeeded in raising more than â‚¬7000 for the charity.
The luxury mobile phones manufacturer Vertu has launched a special edition of its
in support of the Institute for Brain and Spinal Cord Disorders. Ascent Ti
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 and has a design inspired by supercars, which is supposedly a favorite of Jean Todt â€“ ICM President.