October 8th, 2010

Unity in Style a Big Success

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Photo by Sarah Martin Photography

I have to say this was pretty cool…..I mean really cool.  Power couple Mariel Hemingway and Bobby Williams co-hosted “Unity in Style,” a charity fashion show and live auction that benefited the Giving Planet .“Unity in Style,” took place at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Manhattan. Actress and UNICEF Ambassador Téa Leoni served as honorary board chairperson. I was honored to be one of many sponsors of the event and the best part-I was there!!

Photo by Sarah Martin Photography

The event raised funds for one of my favorite charities,  the Giving Planet.  The Giving Planet was founded by the magnificent Marisa Pizzuto. It is a non-profit that engages young people around the world to share their stories through digital media; the group uses technology with young people to foster a new level of cultural understanding.

Photo by Sarah Martin Photography

The event showcased the latest creations of designers EDUN, Jennifer Chun, Robert James, Emily Sinnott, Sucker Jeans, Taashki, Katherine Kim, Anna Lassiter and Lucinda Robinson.

Throughout the evening photographs by the Giving Planet teens from Ghana, Kenya and Uganda were on display.  They were breathtaking and moving.

Photo by Linda McKusick

Other people showing off their wares included jewelry by Nancy Melet and silk shawl creations by Suzanne Silk. The Claudia Eliaza Quartet, a jazz ensemble, provided live entertainment.  Part of the entertainment was a live Ghanaian dance performance. Inspired by organic foods champion and author Hemingway, the event caterer, Great Performances, offered organic appetizers.

Sponsors for Unity in Style included EDUN LIVE, W.J. Deutsch & Sons, Ltd., Meaningful Meetings, King Fish Media, MyVBO, Inkshot Pictures, Hollis Interactive, Taashki, Groovy Green Livin, Sarah Martin Photography, H20PRO Shop, Blades Natural Beauty and Surface Hair Products.

It was apparent that a lot of heart and soul went  into this event and it certainly paid off.  It was a fun evening for all, for an incredible cause…..



Click HERE for more information on the Giving Planet.

Publicity was provided by Cheryl Duncan of Cheryl Duncan & Company Inc.

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  1. [...] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Groovy Green Livin, Lori Alper. Lori Alper said: The Giving Planet shines. What's not to love about a successful fundraiser? http://bit.ly/bFfIz6 [...]

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