Divine Design Hits LA for Bargain Holiday Shopping PLUS Benefits PROJECT ANGEL FOOD!!! Fashiontribes Beauty Shopping + Charity Blog!
Divine Design is the West Coast’s premier shopping–and charity– event. Top designers donate items such as men’s, women’s and children’s fashion as well as furniture, toys, cosmetics, accessories and spa products all at 50%-90% off retail.
100% of proceeds from the sale directly benefit Project Angel Food’s mission to nourish the body and spirit of men, women and children affected by HIV/AIDS and other serious illnesses.
PURCHASE TICKETS to this AMAZING event that will have fashionistas and bargain hunters drool! Get your holiday shopping done while you donate to PROJECT ANGEL FOOD.
WHY: 100% of Divine Design sales benefit Project Angel Food whose mission is to nourish the body and spirit of men, women and children affected by HIV/AIDS and other serious illnesses. Project Angel Food is the only free meal-delivery program serving all of Los Angeles County. Over 1,200 meals are lovingly prepared and delivered each day.
Christina Moore and Missy Pyle.
WHEN: November 30 — December 4, 2006
WHERE: 9900 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA 90210 (former Robinsons May department store at the corner of Wilshire and Santa Monica)
WHAT: Divine Design is the largest charity shopping event on the West Coast. For 14 years, top designers such as Ralph Lauren, Jhane Barnes, Perry Ellis, Kenneth Cole, Theory, Christopher Radko, Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, have donated new fashion, home and spa merchandise. All of which is sold to Divine Design shoppers at charity prices.
WHO: At the opening night gala, Project Angel Food honors the commitment of Celebrities, Corporate Humanitarians, Designers, and Philanthropists who have made a significant impact on behalf of our neighbors in need. Past Divine Design honorees include Annette Bening, Ross Bleckner, Adrien Brody, David Chu for Nautica, Kenneth Cole, Sean Combs, Tom Ford, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Tommy Hilfiger, Lauren Hutton, Donna Karan, Kiehl’s Since 1851, Jessica Lange, Herb Ritts, Macy’s, M.A.C VIVA Glam, Nicole Miller, Todd Oldham, People Magazine, Wolfgang Puck, Darren Star, Sharon Stone, Tim Burton, Pamela Dennis, E! Television and Richard Tyler.
Corporations that loyally sponsor Divine Design include: M.A.C VIVA GLAM, Wells Fargo, The Cimarron Group, Creative Artists Agency, emak worldwide, Mercedes Benz, Macy’s, Maurice Lacroix Swiss Watches, Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros. and Metropolitan Home Magazine.
HONOREES for 2006
Teri Hatcher’s wildly successful portrayal of Susan Mayer earned her a 2005 Golden Globe Award (Best Actress in a Leading Role, Musical or Comedy, Television), a 2005 Screen Actors Guild Award (Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series), a 2006 Golden Globe Award nomination, a 2005 Television Critics Award nomination and a 2005 Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy.
The role of the single mom searching for love in the sometimes sordid, always intriguing world of Wisteria Lane has vaulted Hatcher to the pinnacle of today’s hottest comic actresses. The role comes naturally to the actress, who is a single mother to her daughter, Emerson Rose.
Hatcher has become a household name not just in the U.S.; Desperate Housewives’ European success resulted in Hatcher’s recent honor by the U.K. edition of Glamour magazine as one of its 2005 Women of the Year. The award was presented to her by Sir Elton John.
Among the many highlights of her career is hosting Saturday Night Live, which had USA Today commenting, "She gives one of the best and most energetic performances by a good-sport host in a long time."
Most recently Hatcher became a New York Times best-selling author with her first book, Burnt Toast and Other Philosophies of Life, which was released in May 2006. In the critically acclaimed bestseller, she offers a personal, heartfelt and often very funny manifesto on life, love and the lessons we all need to learn — and unlearn — on the road to happiness. Hatcher is also well known for her involvement in worthy causes, including the Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance, the Starlight Starbright Foundation and the Make A Wish Foundation.
Among her pop culture honors, Hatcher has had the distinction of being the most downloaded image on the internet the year she posed wrapped in Superman’s cape — and nothing else! She has also been honored by the Hollywood Women’s Press Club as "Discovery of the Year."
Catherine Malandrino –
Women’s Wear Divine Designer
Since starting her own label, Catherine Malandrino has woven together the energy of Manhattan and the romance of Paris.
Born in Grenoble, France, Malandrino began her career in Paris after graduating from Esmod. She worked in the house of Dorothee Bis, Louis Feraud, Emanuel Ungaro, and in the 90s was the creative force for five years that gave the rebirth to the French label “Et Vous”.
She made her entrance in America when she met her husband and partner Bernard Aidan in 1998 and did the re-launch of the Diane Von Furstenberg collection in New York.
“I want to bring softness and refinement to an urban, feminine wardrobe and to help the woman show her character and individuality through her unique clothes.”
In 1998 she presents her first “Collage” collection in New York.
In 2000 she designs the “flag” collection acclaimed by press and worn by stars such as, Madonna on her tour, Halle Berry, and Julia Roberts.
In 2001 she presents her show “Hallelujah” at the famous Apollo theatre and designed a collection for Mary J. Blige. In 2002 the cult sensation “Sex in the City” features Catherine Malandrino Soho lifestyle boutique and Catherine designs a wardrobe for Sarah Jessica Parker.
In 2003 she designs the famous Demi Moore “comeback” dress as well as the iconic American flag dress, which is now part of the collection at Zandra Rhodes’ Fashion and Textile Museum in London.
In 2004 she opens the new Catherine Malandrino flagship store in the Meat Packing District. In winter of 2005 she launches her new Malandrino line. In winter of 2006 she opens the first Malandrino boutique in Paris’ St. Germain for her designer collection and accessories.
Currently Catherine Malandrino designs two lines-the designer Malandrino Collection and the contemporary Catherine Malandrino Collection. In Spring of 2006 she launched a collection of shoes and hand bags under her Malandrino label, her first line of accessories.
Catherine’s latest project was a collaboration with Repetto, a well known French ballet shoe company. The Catherine Malandrino/Repetto shoes boast her iconic stars and stripes signature of the flag collection.
In addition to the opening of the Paris Boutique and the enlargement of the Soho boutique in New York City, two other boutiques will open in the US in 2006. One in Manhasset, Long Island and another in Southern California. Today the Catherine Malandrino and Malandrino collections are available in selected department stores and boutiques worldwide.
In 2006 Catherine took part in the New York City Ballet fundraising efforts as well as recently co-chairing the Southampton Hospital Annual Summer party. Catherine donates a great deal to various charitable causes, both financially and by taking time out of her busy schedule.
Christopher Radko – Holiday Designer
Nestled in the rolling hills of the historic Hudson Valley, Christopher Radko creates sparkling designs for all to enjoy! Inspired by childhood memories, Christopher’s Fine European glass ornaments and handcrafted holiday decorations encompass over 20 years of exquisite workmanship. Handcrafted details are the hallmark of Christopher’s collection!
Named the “Czar of Christmas Present” by the New York Times®, Christopher Radko appears regularly on The Today Show® and has been featured on Oprah®, HGTV®, as well as in People®, House & Garden® and InStyle® magazines.
To further explore the world of Radko, check out Christopher’s web site at http://www.ChristopherRadko.com or call 1-800-71-RADKO
Constance Ramos of Extreme Makeover Home Edition
Awards Preview Night–
Special Performance by Sam Harris
Currently seen on the new CBS half hour comedy, THE CLASS, Sam’s diversified career has run the gamut from singer and songwriter to actor on Broadway, film and television to writer, director and producer.
After pulling a weekly audience of more than 25 million viewers and going on to win Star Search in it’s premier season, Harris and his powerhouse pop, gospel and theater influenced vocals have never looked back. His debut album Sam Harris and the follow-up Sam-I-Am both sold over a million copies. STANDARD TIME and DIFFERENT STAGES (produced and conducted by the legendary Peter Matz), have been listed on numerous “Top 100 Records of All Time” lists. Other cds include THE BEST OF THE MOTOWN SESSIONS, REVIVAL, ON THIS NIGHT, and ALWAYS and SAM HARRIS LIVE! — THE BEST OF CHRISTMAS. He can also be heard on numerous concert, guest artist and cast recordings. Sam has toured extensively in concert and has played to sold-out audiences at major venues including New York’s Carnegie Hall, Los Angeles’ Universal Amphitheatre, London’s West End and with The Boston Pops.
On Broadway, Sam received a Drama Desk nomination for his role in Tommy Tune’s GREASE anda Drama-League Award as well as Tony, Outer Critic’s Circle and Drama Desk nominations for his work in Cy Coleman’s THE LIFE. He also appeared on Broadway in the Mel Brooks musical, THE PRODUCERS and in an extensive National Tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Broadway production of JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT. Sam has also starred in such musicals as JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, CABARET, HAIR, PIPPIN, THE JAZZ SINGER and the self penned shows HARD COPY, DIFFERENT HATS, REVIVAL, and the smash hit one man show SAM. in Los Angeles, which was the most critically acclaimed and celebrated show of its season.
Sam has appeared at The White House, on numerous television specials and live productions, and has guested on virtually every talk show, his favorite in an historic time, when he performed a stirring “You’ll Never Walk Alone” on THE OPRAH WINFREY SHOW in the week following September 11th.
While not shooting or on his knees in gratitude for getting to work with the likes of David Crane, Jeffrey Klarik and James Burrows on THE CLASS, Sam continues to tour his one man show, continues to publish his comic and political essays and donates his extra time to a number of charities – Project Angel Food being particularly close to his heart.
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CHAIRWOMAN, STAFF, COMMITTEE MEMBERS AND PAST HONOREES:
Fern Mallis, 2006 Honorary Chairwoman
Lauren Gurvich, Fashion Director
John Gile, Executive Director
Tessa Benson Jane Black Brent Bolthouse Susan Campos Randolph Duke Jill Eisenstadt-Chayet Carlotta Espinosa Davis Factor Amanda Lutrell Garrigus Mary Alice Haney Marin Hopper Jeff Klein Laurie Pike Marlien Reentmeiser Amanda Ross Tracey Ross Cameron Silver Elizabeth Stewart Lawrence Zarian
PAST HONOREES NOT PICTURED:
Max Azria, Ross Bleckner, David Chu, Kenneth Cole, John Demsey, Pamela Dennis, Tom Ford, Nick Graham, Hachette Filipacchi Magazines, Tommy Hilfiger, Donna Karan, Elsa Klesch, The Kohler Co., Elsa Peretti, Herb Ritts, Darren Star, Richard Tyler and Louis Vuitton
The event attracts the attention of national media including Access: Hollywood, California Apparel News, E! News Live, Extra!, Fashion Wire Daily, Hollywood Reporter, InStyle Magazine, LA Times, NY Independent, US Weekly, USA Today, Variety, Wire Image and WWD.
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This is an event NOT to be missed– for the bargains as well as the benefit to a well deserved charity.