Edun’s Bono and Ali Hewson in Louis Vuitton Ad

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 Edun, Hewson’s sustainable fashion line. in which LVMH took a 49 percent stake last year. it’s the first time the U2 front man … Continued

World Cup final ball sold for $74,000 on eBay

The ball used in Spain’s World Cup final win over the Netherlands has fetched almost $74,000 in a charity auction on eBay. The famous Jabulani ball was sold for the ‘46664’ HIV/AIDS charity – named after Nelson Mandela’s prisoner number when he was held at Robben Island. The balls used during the World Cup were … Continued

Three MINI Life Ball designer cars previewed

For the 10th consecutive year, MINI is sponsoring Europe’s largest charity event for HIV/AIDS – Life Ball. 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.

Minogue sisters set to auction Mercedes

Kylie Minogue’s car, which was given to her by her sister Dannii, is to be sold by British auction house Bonhams next month. 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 … Continued

Warren Buffett auctioning off another lunch

As happens every year, lunch with Warren Buffett is being auctioned off on eBay with the proceeds going to charity. 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 … Continued

Bombay Sapphire’s Precious $25K Cocktail Glass

Tonight, Sotheby’s, in conjunction with Bombay Sapphire will hold a charity auction to raise funds for cancer research, at the Palazzo Colonna in Rome. Sotheby’s and Bombay Sapphire’s charity auction will feature 19 exclusive martini glasses, created by the world’s most innovative designers. The main attraction of the auction is the tall “Chalice” cocktail glass … Continued

Ryanair passenger “eats” €10000 scratchcard

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

Depeche Mode, Hublot watches hit auction block

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 Hublot’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

Russian billionaire to give $2 billion to charity

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 designs eyemask for Moschino

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 “trompe l’oeil” eyelash detailing. It is embellished with ‘Dita for Moschino’ in rhinestones and comes in an attractive matching … Continued

Cufflinks Made From Prince Charles’ Aston Martin

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 designs a handbag for Haiti

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

The Designers’ Christmas Trees

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

Hublot Depeche Mode Watches

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

Lagerfeld Reinvents SpongeBob

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 Karl’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

Vertu Ascent Ti Special Edition for ICM

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 for Unicef – Snowman in Africa

Gucci has announced its 5th anniversary charity campaign which will benefit the United Nations Children’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

Louis Vuitton for French Red Cross

The Louis Vuitton auction, held last night at Sotheby’s on New Bond Street, saw seven special orders sold for a total of £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 kiss worth $140,000

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

You, Your Shoes and 72: Jimmy Choo competition

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 Choo’s passionate and individualist spirit. You could help raise awareness for this worthy cause by entering a … Continued