If you’re thinking of sending Prince Harry and Meghan Markle a wedding gift this year, hold off, because the Royal couple have asked you to donate to one of their chosen charities instead. Tweeting today , Kensington Palace, stated that while Harry and Meghan are “incredibly grateful for the goodwill they have received since their engagement” they’d prefer anyone thinking of sending a gift to “consider giving to charity” instead. The Royal household then went on the detail the seven charities the Royal couple have chosen, which includes charities that represent everything from HIV to homelessness, women’s empowerment to the Armed Forces. Here, we take a look at the seven charities the couples have chosen and why they are important to the couple…
Taylor Swift is making good on her pledge last August to donate to multiple organizations that help sexual assault victims.
The outgoing 'Chelsea' host is already making good on her vow to be a greater voice on social and political issues.
Before Camella Fong died, she wanted to donate all her belongings to charity but her husband wanted to keep them to remember her by. As such, he decided to sell his beloved Star Wars collection instead to fulfil her wish of giving to charity. The devoted man, Jeremy Sim, managed to raise a total of $11,800 for the KK Hospital Health Fund from the sale of his Star Wars collection. Sim sold off his collection from a booth at the Singapore Toy, Game and Comic Convention which was held two weekends ago (9 and 10 September) at the Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre.
Fully embracing the nautical theme, Kate wore a stylish monochrome ensemble from Alexander McQueen complete with military button detailing and cute kick pleats. It’s not the first time the Duchess has showcased the nautical inspired McQueen outfit. The navy/black and white style outfit with gold button detailing made its debut as Kate met those affected by the Birmingham riots in 2011.
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Lady Gaga is no stranger to shedding her clothes for the camera—and this time, she’s taking her actor-fiance Taylor Kinney along for the ride. According to Gaga, who guest edited the issue, the X-rated artistry was originally Kinney’s idea. “Since we first met, Taylor’s been drawing and painting all over me,” she writes in her editor’s letter. “Years ago, when we were secretly living in San Diego and crashing on the floor of a beach shack, we never wore shoes.
Kanye West & Kim Kardashian doing their version of smiling. Photo: Getty Images Between running multiple business ventures, filming her reality show, sitting in hair and makeup for hours a day, taking too many selfies, and raising two young kids, Kim Kardashian has proven herself quite the multitasker. And now she can add two more concurrent activities to that list: Breastfeeding and charity work! Late Wednesday night, Kardashian took to Twitter to express her desire to donate to a young girl she’d seen on television while feeding her newborn son, Saint.
In the spirit of giving (and the holidays!), each A-lister has donated anywhere from six to fifteen items apiece, the proceeds of which will benefit Women for Women International. “I’ve always dreamed that someone might want to shop from my closet,” Dunham says about the project.
Proceeds from Givenchy Dahlia Divin Charity Edition Eau de Parfume go to a great cause. From its unique gel blush to jeweled faces on the runway, it’s hard not to love all things Givenchy (the mini Pandora bag I got on sale years ago is still my perfect everyday go-to). Alicia Keys serves as both the face of the Givenchy Dhalia Divin Charity Edition Eau de Parfume ($110) and co-founder and global ambassador for Keep a Child Alive, an organization that provides, treatment, care, nutrition, and support to children and families affected by HIV in Africa and India.
According to Apolis, a whopping 75% of Mexico’s glass blowing studios have closed in the last decade due to global competition. Photo: Courtesy The airy, four-piece collection, hand-created by 14 artisans, was blown exclusively from crystal clear, recycled glass and includes a drinking glass, vase, candle, and carafe. Perks, for those to donate to the campaign, begin at just $15 for a drinking glass—half the retail value. The airy, four-piece collection, hand-created by 14 artisans, was blown exclusively from crystal clear, recycled glass and includes a drinking glass, vase, candle, and carafe.
The 19-year-old, who will turn 20 on April 23, hasn’t requested for her birthday what you’d expect from the daughter of a Real Housewife of Beverly Hills, step-daughter of one of the most accomplished music producers in the world, girlfriend of Cody Simpson, and BFF of Kendall Jenner. Instead, she intends to hand them out to the homeless she spots on the streets of New York City. For my bday I asked for @McDonalds (or other food) gift cards to keep in wallet to give to those I pass on the streets of NYC… (Cont)— Gigi Hadid (@GiGiHadid) April 19, 2015 & elsewhere that are in need of a meal.
Victoria Beckham, Naomi Campbell, Kate Moss, and Gywneth Paltrow did just that. In Hong Kong for the 2015 amfAR Hong Kong gala, the ladies did just that. Victoria Beckham was a winner in white, wearing a piece of her own design. “Such a wonderful evening #amfarhongkong Love my dress from my new collection. The dress hit right above her ankles showing off matching white high heels and incorporated the best and most flattering trends: cut-outs and turtleneck. As for the others, Campbell, Moss, and Paltrow all showed up in Marc Jacobs, a partner, along with Harry Winston, at the gala. Supermodel Moss was all glam in a sequin black slip dress with fur top from Fall/Winter 2015.
Jetta Fosberg is gaining support for her cause on Facebook. Ten-year-old Jetta Fosberg of Ohio just cut her long blonde hair into a pixie cut, donating 14-inches to Wigs for Kids. “It was a really big surprise,” says Jetta, who has now missed almost two weeks of school from the issue. “Usually my friends are really supportive, but they were saying I was ugly, that no one likes me anymore, and calling me names like Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus.” Jetta’s mother, Heidi Fosberg, waited a few months to be certain her daughter was sure about getting the drastic haircut.
No one can escape the flurry of all pink everything come October. Frankly, we should be aware of breast cancer year round, but if it’s mountains of pink products that raise millions of dollars to help find a cure, we’re all for decking out our vanities in the girly-girl color. No one gets behind the cause quite like beauty; nearly every brand participates in the cause via new products, special packaging, or limited edition formulas. Click through for a list of who’s donating the big bucks.