Glenn Close! Just like we have, the actress has curated her very own Fashion Project boutique featuring her once-loved pieces in order to raise money for the charity she founded, Bring Change 2 Mind. The designer resale site is currently offering up Close’s Naeem Kahn dress, Manolo Blahnik heels, leather Prada jacket, and more. “I’m excited about establishing a boutique for BC2M at Fashion Project in the hope that it will become the place where people who want to support our efforts to end the stigma and discrimination around mental illness will donate their clothes,” Close explains on the site. So head over, check out what’s up for sale, shop without guilt, and consider contributing to the cause yourself. Plus, click below to shop the closets of InStyle editors on Fashion Project!
We’ve spent the past few months combing our closets and purging once-loved items in order to create our very own designer boutique—to benefit one of our favorite charities—and it’s officially open for business today. We’re proud to announce of our partnership with Fashion Project, a highly curated designer resale (new or slightly worn) charity site, to offer up clothing, shoes, handbags, and more and a steep discount. For every purchase you make, 60 percent of the proceeds will benefit Girls Inc., an educational organization that helps mentor young women across the country on gender, economic, and social issues. So head over, check out our our 71 items up for grabs, shop guilt-free, and perhaps even get inspired to contribute, too. Not sure where to start? Pick up this month’s issue to check out our organizing story, “Conquer Your Closet” (p. 359) — also available for download on your tablet — and dig into your wardrobe for donations. Bonus: You can select the charity of your choice.
A sampling of items available, from top to bottom: Senior market editor Dana Avidan-Cohn’s Trina Turk dress, originally $379, now $95. Fashion director Cindy Weber Cleary’s Vivienne Tam cardigan, originally $580, now $75. Style director Melissa Rubini’s Prada heels, originally $1,450, now $595.
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This morning, Josh Duhamel called. (It’s not often we say that!) But he rang to chat about his latest partnership with Valspar Hearts and Hands for Habitat, which auctions off colorful handprints signed by celebrities including Duhamel himself, Lea Michele and Kate Bosworth to raise money for Habitat for Humanity programs that rebuild homes affected by natural disasters, like Hurricane Sandy and the recent tornadoes in Texas and Oklahoma. The actor signed on board because the program is near and dear to his heart, as his loved ones were affected by disastrous flooding in his hometown of Minot, North Dakota in 2011. “The work that they do is unbelievable,” he said of the program. “After seeing what my family went through, this initiative is really what America is all about. We’re so good at getting together and helping out. I’m just glad to be a part of it.” A lot can be learned within 10 chatty minutes. Scroll down to see what Duhamel had to say about his favorite handprint for the cause, his future child and his new movie, Scenic Route (out August 23; watch the trailer here). To place your bid on any Valspar Hearts and Hands for Habitat handprint, visit the Valspar Facebook page or charitybuzz.com today through August 30th. More
As if the Backstreet Boys reunion wasn’t enough of a reason to rock your body, the boys are also giving back to victims of Hurricane Sandy. The band collaborated with photographer Tyler Shields to create their back-to-pop-culture snaps, and the photos that came of it are now on full display at the Openhouse Mulberry Gallery in New York City with sales of the prints benefiting the Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund. “When A.J. hit me up and asked me to do the album cover, I said absolutely, as long as they’re down to do something crazy,” Shields told InStyle.com at a preview for the exhibit in New York City, where all five members were in attendance. The result? The group traded in their ’90s-era image for sleek, modern get-ups, as seen in the photos here. If you’re hoping to add a 2013 update to your old-school BSB poster wall, prints and museum-quality photos are available at albumartists.co.uk now, with a select few signed by the boys and Tyler Shields. Proceeds will be donated to the Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund; visit sandynjrelieffund.org to learn more.
Plus, see our favorite moments in BSB history.
Sophia Bush is helping schools across the US earn more money for education — and she wants your help! The actress and activist has teamed up with Target for their second annual Give With Target campaign to donate $5 million dollars toward education, and starting today, you can lend a hand by simply voting for the school of your choosing on Facebook. “If we all put our heads together and get our social media following in touch about the education issue, we can make a difference,” Bush told InStyle.com. Target aims to donate $1 billion to schools by the end of 2015, and until September 21st, you can vote once a week for your school to win money. Once a school has reached 25 votes, Give With Target will donate $1 per entry with a maximum amount of $10,000 per school, or until the full $5 million has been allocated. ”It really ensures a lot of schools will be affected, and that each will get a great finance gift that will help to pay for whatever they need,” Bush added. The first school to reach 10,000 votes will also receive a special celebration with a live music performance and a visit by Bush and fellow Give With Target partners like Gabby Douglas, who Bush admitted “I have such a good girl crush on her, I want her to teach me to teach me to do back flip!” To help your school win money for education, visit Target’s Facebook now until September 21st.
Plus, see Sophia Bush’s best looks ever.
Country Music Charity Auction: Bid on Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton’s Looks to Raise Money for OklahomaAug 9, 2013 @ 10:00 am
Starting today, multiple country stars are auctioning off outfits they wore to special events to charity. Corri McFadden, founder of the luxury consignment service eDrop-Off, and Trish Townsend, stylist to Carrie Underwood and Blake Shelton, came up with the idea to raise money to help people affected by the tornadoes in Oklahoma. “My heart was crushed for those families,” Townsend told InStyle.com. “When I asked friends in Nashville for donations, they were so generous. It just shows how fashion can really make a difference.” You can bid for a chance to own Carrie Underwood’s 2013 CMT Awards gown by Georges Chakra, Miranda Lambert’s 2013 ACM dress by Jovani, Blake Shelton’s outfit from The Voice blind auditions, plus items from Brad Paisley, Jason Aldean and the Rascal Flatts. Go to shopedropoff.com starting today through August 18 to bid — 100 percent of the proceeds will be donated to the American Red Cross to rebuild Oklahoma.
Plus, check out what our fave country stars wore to the CMT Music Awards.
Last night’s VH1 Do Something Awards offered proof that good guys (and girls) finish first. “A night like tonight is so powerful and so special because we are talking about people who are taking their good fortune, their passion, or even their hardship in life and turning that outward and affecting the communities around them,” Sophia Bush (in Monique Lhuillier) said on the red carpet before heading inside the Avalon in Hollywood to host the show, which honors do-gooders for their inspiring charity work.
Five celebrities were honored throughout the two-hour show, including Jennifer Hudson, who tearfully accepted an award for her role in creating The Julian D. King Gift Foundation in memory of her late nephew, which fosters stable experiences and provides school supplies to low-income neighborhoods. “I think everybody should take heed and hop in there and try to do more good in the world,” the powerhouse (in Versace) told InStyle.com. Other honorees included Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Tie The Knot), Kelly Osbourne (Race to Erase MS), LL Cool J (Jump & Ball and Chrysalis) and Patrick Dempsey (The Center for Hope & Healing).
In addition to the stars, five finalists under the age of 25 were chosen for their work motivating change. The winner was Daniel Maree, who took home $100,00 to support his organization Million Hoodies Movement for Justice, an organization he founded after the death of Trayvon Martin. Overall, the support for good causes, good deeds and good people created good feelings all night long, something Sex and the City star Cynthia Nixon was thrilled to support. “I think we all like to watch performers, but [tonight’s] a chance to be inspired by not just who they are when they are performing, but what actually really matters to them,” the actress said. Click to see more stars who came out for a cause and find out just what “doing something” meant to them.
— Scott Huver
What Advice Would You Give Your Younger Self? We Ask Cameron Diaz and More at the Baby Buggy Summer DinnerJul 31, 2013 @ 8:45 am
The Hamptons home of Jessica and Jerry Seinfeld served as a lovely backdrop for the Baby Buggy Summer Dinner. Decorated with 500 hydrangeas, 1,000 dahlias and 3,000 more locally-sourced flowers, guests including Cameron Diaz, Naomi Watts and Ali Wentworth came out to support the non-profit Mrs. Seinfeld founded, which redistributes donated baby items to the neediest familes in N.Y.C. Rag & Bone designers David Neville and Marcus Wainwright signed on to co-host the event — as well as their wives, Gucci Westman and Glenna Neece, respectively — after receiving an email from Seinfeld showcasing a photo of Kelly Ripa in a pair of Rag & Bone jeans “that changed her life,” Wainwright told the crowd. (It was worth it: The dinner raised over $340,000 for the organization.) After an evening filled with Hamptons treats (like fresh-caught halibut, limitless glasses of wine from the local Wolffer Estate Vineyard and take-home sweets from Southampton bakery Tate’s) and Rag & Bone touches (everyone walked away with a pair of Keaton sunnies), guests continued to chat long after bite-sized walnut brownies and olive oil doughnuts were served. With an event dedicated to improving the lives of children, we asked star attendees what advice they would tell their child-selves, if given the chance. “I would still tell myself to talk less,” Ripa declared, “but I tell myself that everyday, and I don’t listen.” Click to see how the other guests responded.