Posts tagged "charity"

A Celebrity Line We Approve Of

While countless celebrities have joined the fashion world recently (um, yeah, Kings of Leon just launched a line too), here’s an example of two that are doing so for an actual purpose besides furthering their own fame: Courteney Cox and David Arquette created a line of jewelry with Satya to benefit their good friend’s son,…

Bianca Posterli / November 3, 2009

Sort Of Tacky And Rad At The Same Time

We’re a little confused. A friend sent this link and when we clicked on it, we came across this duvet for sale beneath the tag line: “The Home Duvet lets you sleep under a cardboard box so a homeless person doesn’t have to!” The idea of sleeping under a chic, faux-cardboard box may seem a…

Erin Flaherty / October 25, 2009

How You Can Knit For A Good Cause

Knitters, listen up! Use your skills and take action by participating in Knitting Against AIDS (brought to you by the Designers Against AIDS foundation). All you have to do is put those needles to work, knit a scarf, and send it in (you will have to pay for international shipping because this particular project work…

Leonora Epstein / September 29, 2009

Finally, Spam Mail Is Good For Something

How many times a day do you automatically delete emails with subjects like “Get big penis now offer pump for sex only $12.99!” (Or maybe you don’t delete them? We don’t know!) At least there’s one person out there finding a comical use for spam emails that would otherwise be a nuisance—Floyd Hayes, a graphic…

Leonora Epstein / September 17, 2009

John Mayer’s $25,000 Mugshot

Yesterday, after Fall Out Boy singer Patrick Stump was arrested for driving without a license, John Mayer admitted he’d been arrested for the same offense and then Twittered a challenge to Harvey Levin at TMZ: “produce my mugshot, [and] I will donate 25k to the charity of [your] choice.” He even gave a hint: “i…

Wendy Atterberry / August 28, 2009

Farm Girls Pose Nude For A Charity Calendar

Mormons do itSwiss farm boys do it. Oxford students do it. Now, farm girls are doing it. Baring it all for a charity calendar, that is. British lasses in the Young Farmers’ Club posed nude for a 2010 farm-themed calendar to raise money for Cancer Research UK. Pitchforks, hay bales, and lotsa skin.

Jessica Wakeman / August 13, 2009

The Only Sun Hat You Will Need This Summer

We all know UV rays (the fake kind or the real deal) don’t do us any favors. Wrinkles are one thing, but, more distressingly, sun exposure ups our chances of getting skin cancer. What you might not have considered is how important hats can be when it comes to preventing sun damage. Allow me to…

Nina Carbone / August 10, 2009

Beauty Company Lush Knows It’s A Jungle Out There

Do something else that’s environmentally friendly during your shower, besides, uh, peeing in it. Today, beauty company Lush launches a do-gooder initiative with a few new products that can help save the rainforest. More specifically, the goal is to fight against destructive palm oil plantations, which are often responsible for mass deforestation. (Lush has developed…

Leonora Epstein / August 8, 2009

DKNY Tee for Charity

It can be a lot of work justifying new purchases when we’re totally broke and probably didn’t need that fifth tutu skirt if we’re being totally honest. So before you buy yet another black dress, consider a purchase you wouldn’t have to feel guilty about. DKNY’s new charity tee shirt is the perfect, cute loophole…

Lily Q / August 6, 2009

Could You Wear One Dress For The Next 365 Days?

Call it a slightly different sort fashion risk. Sheena Matheiken is a woman on a mission. With the help of clothing designer Eliza Starbuck, Matheiken is wearing a single dress every day for the next year. (Check out what she wore on day 47, above) The endeavor is called “The Uniform Project” and it’s “a…

Nina Carbone / June 16, 2009

Where To Meet Him: Charity Fundraisers

This month’s Elle Magazine has kind of a good idea. Rather than logging on to Match.com or waiting to bump into a hottie at the grocery store, start scoping men at charity fundraisers. Why? Because if they care about a cause you do, then you already have something in common and an easy way to…

Justine Fields / June 15, 2009

M.I.A. Wants Oprah’s Help Stopping War In Sri Lanka

M.I.A. knows how to make some noise. At Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People party, the singer sauntered up to Oprah and asked her to help galang-a-lang-a-lang the government sanctioned bombings of civilians in her motherland, Sri Lanka. [Radar] — Oprah, help a woman out!

Simcha / May 9, 2009

You Got Your Angelina Jolie In My Lipstick

I’m not sure how I feel about this. Am I supposed to take this Angelina Jolie lipstick and stick it in my mouth? And Brad Pitt, too? For some reason, these micro-sculpted lipsticks of the heads of the Two Greatest Celebrities of Our Time make me want to bite off their craniums. But maybe that’…

Susannah Breslin / February 11, 2009

Sarah Palin’s Wardrobe: $180,000 Sitting In Trash Bags

Remember all the hoopla about how much Gov. Sarah Palin’s campaign wardrobe cost? And remember how the Republican National Committee promised to donate the clothes to charity after the election? Well guess what? The $180,000 wardrobe is sitting in trash bags at the RNC, according to NewMajority.com. A source close to the issue said the…

Annika Harris / January 27, 2009

10 Ways To Become A Better Person In A Week*

1. Pack Your Lunch: Instead of spending $10 on a sandwich that you don’t really enjoy, bring your lunch from home — you’ll save money (which can then be spent, guilt-free, on martinis at the end of the week), you’ll hopefully eat healthier, and you can use up leftovers instead of letting them rot away…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 8, 2008

The Last 31 Days Of 2008: Donate Your Old Coat

Every year we miss the Dec. 31 deadline for the New York Cares Coat Drive. And then we guiltily buy a new coat and promise ourselves to make a donation next year. And this month we’ll fulfill that promise and we hope you will too. If you’re not in the New York area, you ca…

Annika Harris / December 4, 2008

The Frisky Wedding Gift Guide: Only Online

ZOMG! It’s wedding season! You know what that means? If you’re getting married, you’ve got to register for gifts and if you’re going to a wedding (or many weddings, as these things tend to come in droves), you’ve got to start purchasing. Most wedding registries are done online these days, but not everyone registers at…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 27, 2008

Cleavage For Charity

While boobalicious models in booze ads are known for boosting sales, this time it’s more than just for show, it’s for a good cause. A cheeky new line of wines from Cleavage Creek feature labels with sexy Breast Cancer Survivors — like Carson Daly’s mom — showing off their décolletage. Napa Valley winery owner and…

Simcha / May 9, 2008

What A Dame!

The founder of The Body Shop, an international chain of bath & beauty products, Dame Anita Roddick, has sadly passed, but she also passed on an estimated 100 million dollars to charity. That’s a whole lotta bars of soap! Dame Roddick was suddenly struck with a brain hemorrhage last September, a complication of the Hepatiti…

Simcha / April 16, 2008

Heart Rules On “American Idol Gives Back”

Last night was American Idol’s “Idol Gives Back” show, in which a ton of celebs show up to encourage viewers to donate money to Idol’s charity, which distributes the funds to various amazing organizations around the U.S. and in Africa. Seriously, some of the footage shot in Africa and in some of the…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 10, 2008