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Just a couple of weeks ago, I wrote about CharityBuzz.com auctioning off a week internship at Vogue, attendance at a New York Fashion Week (NYFW) show and meeting Anna Wintour.  The proceeds will benefit the The Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights.

Well, the auction ended yesterday and it went for $42,500!  It’s just great.

It seems that Anna now has a thing for auctions.  She has another auction on CharityBuzz.com.  This time the beneficiary will be  The Art of Elysium.  The Art of Elysium “encourages working actors, artists and musicians to voluntarily dedicate their time and talent to children who are battling serious medical conditions.”  It’s a great cause and one can only hope that Anna’s éclat can again raise a big pot of cash for this charity.

The winner will get  a meet-and-greet along with tickets to a NYFW show, a Christian Louboutin gift certificate and bags from Proenza Schouler and Alexander Wang.

The current bid is $5,000.  However, like before, we’ve got a long time before the auction ends.  You’ve got until Thursday, May 13th at 12pm to make a bid.

Even if these auctions are too steep for your wallet, I hope that Anna’s auctions will inspire her many fans to contribute to these or other good causes.

How exciting!

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We all know that when a big budget Hollywood movie is set for release, they go into heavy promotional mode. What we’re used to are the premieres, photo shoots and feature interviews with the stars.

Shrek Forever After is set for in a few weeks on May 21, 2010. The people at Dreamworks decided to take a chance with VMan magazine.

The VMan feature, titled “Shrek of a Guy” resulted in a racy promo spread that has Dreamworks regretting its decision, according to FOXNews.com. This is stirring up a bit of a debate because, really, is your average kid going to be looking at VMan?

The shoot took place at New York’s Standard Hotel. Ellen von Unwerth was the photographer who did the shoot and Nicola Formichetti, who is now famous for outfitting Lady Gaga, styled it.

Here are the photos. Take a look at tells us what you think.

Is it weird, innovative or a bit of both?

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Anna Wintour in the documentary feature film, The September Issue

I just heard about a great auction happening over at CharityBuzz.com. Anna Wintour, the world-famous editor of American Vogue, is giving away the week of a lifetime to the highest bidder.  This is what you’ll win:

Anna Wintour, the legendary editor of the world’s recognized fashion authority, Vogue, has joined the cause to help benefit the RFK Center by donating a priceless week-long experience at the revered magazine. Tailored to the individual interests and skill set of the auction winner, the week at Vogue will be as fascinating as it is informative.

As part of this experience, the winner of this dream package will get to attend a fashion show during New York’s Fashion Week.

Also included in this package:
The September Issue DVD
In Vogue
Vogue Living: Houses, Gardens, People
The World in Vogue: People, Parties, Places
The Teen Vogue Handbook

The proceeds from the auction will benefit The Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights.  The RFK Center is a living memorial dedicated to the causes that Robert F. Kennedy fought for.  The goal of the RFK center is “dedicated to advancing the human rights movement through providing innovative support to courageous human rights defenders around the world who have won the RFK Human Rights Award.” The center advances human rights through various programs including  human rights education advocacy programs and pushing for legislative reform of  juvenile justice systems.

Honestly, it’s great to see Anna putting the force of her fame and clout behind such a great cause.

As of Sunday, April 11th, the winning bid is $12,000.  However, bidding goes on for a few more days and ends on April 29 at 12:29:00 PM EDT.

If you’ve got the money to spare and want to have an unforgettable week in the offices of American Vogue, definitely click over and make a bid!  It’s for a great cause.

Here is a link to the auction at CharityBuzz.com: Anna Wintour, The Legendary Editor-in-Chief of VOGUE is Offering You the Opportunity of a Lifetime! Just Being Near Her Will Make You Chic

Taking up a family legacy, Gia Coppola shot the commercial for the Zac Posen for Target collection. The commercial features the girl group, The Like. The commercial is inspired by “…old Beatles footage of them in their hotel room.”

In addition, The Like will be at the Zac Posen 24-hour Target pop-up store that is creating so much buzz. The pop-up store is happening next week from 11pm on 4/15 to 11pm on 4/16 at 481 Eighth Ave., at 34th St. in New York, NY.

It’s been a brutal winter here in New York.  However, it’s Easter weekend and the sun is bright.

It’s time to peel off the layers and enjoy the great spring dresses.  Here are a few picks to get you started!

I’ll break this up by price categories: Under $30, from $30 to $100, and $100 and above.   To keep things simple, I’m going to stick with casual dresses for this post.

Under $30:

$19.99 from Target: Merona® Women’s V-Neck Dress – Pink Floral

$29.80 from Forever21: Flower Patch Minidress

$14.00 from Wal-Mart: Faded Glory – Women’s Crochet-Trim Print Dress

From $30 to $100:

$39.50 from Uniqlo: Women’s Silk Cotton Short Sleeve Smock Dress

$88.00 from Bloomingdales.com: Aqua Striped Silk Dress

$89.50 from Gap.com: Long Floral Dress

$100 and above:

$248.00 from LordandTaylor.com: LILLY PULITZER Lara Shell-Print Sleeveless Silk Swing Dress

$128.00 (on sale now for $88.99) from Macys.com:  Jessica Simpson Dress, Ruffled Neckline Butterfly Print

$128.00 from Nordstrom.comt: Eliza J Beaded Sateen Shift Dress

That’s only nine dresses.

There are so many cute dresses out there for spring!

Click around and if you find some that you just love, please share them with us in the comment section!


For me, this is a very sad story. We sent out a tweet about it on March 5th linking to an article in The Independent. This is how that piece starts out:

The photograph shows a starkly handsome Chinese man walking with a model’s measured gait, and wearing a rag-tag but well co-ordinated overcoat on top of a leather jacket. His eyes peer into the middle distance, in what one fan described as “a deep and penetrating way”, and he strides confidently forward.

But this is no catwalk model. This is a homeless man in the city of Ningbo. And now a band of web followers are calling him the coolest man in China.

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I dare you to tell me this isn’t fashion related. 😉

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The glam was back this year at the Oscars, and thank goodness for that!

Also, the range of great gowns was just rich! That much is obvious from all of the favorites I have listed here. I liked all of these dresses.

Here are a few of my favorite looks in no particular order:

Rachel McAdams in a great Elie Saab strapless gown from the Spring 2010 Haute Couture collection.

Photo by: RE/Westcom/starmaxinc.com 2010 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED 3/7/10 Rachel McAdams at the

Demi Moore in a nude colored silk organza gown with tons of ruffles from Atelier Versace.

82nd Annual Academy Awards - Arrivals

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I just loved these two looks!

First, Rihanna wore a beautiful Elie Saab Haute Couture gown. The earrings and bracelet are by Neil Lane. He additional jewelry is by Yvel and Diamond in the Rough.

Grammy Awards 2010 - RED CARPET

Lady Gaga in an Armani Prive dress, custom-made, of course. She’s just awesome like that.

What do you think?  What looks did you just love from this year’s Grammys?

Photos courtesy of PicApp.com.

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Music for Relief has put together an impressive lineup of artists for “Haiti, Download to Donate”.

“Haiti, Download to Donate” is a mixtape of original songs to support the Haiti relief effort.

Artists include: Linkin Park, Dave Matthews Band, Peter Gabriel, Alanis Morissette, Slash, The All-American Rejects, Hoobastank, Kenna, Enrique Iglesias and Lupe Fiasco.

Download the album, and donate whatever you can no matter how large or small to help. Click here to get started and to learn more: Download to Donate.

Music for Relief is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing aid to victims of natural disasters and prevent such disasters. Since its beginning in 2005, Music for Relief has raised over $3 million for victims of multiple disasters across four continents and planted over 810,000 trees to help reduce global warming. Music for Relief was found by the band Linkin Park.

Source: Look to the Stars – Download Music To Bring Relief To Haiti