Posts tagged ‘Humanitarian’

March 8, 2012

Happy International Women’s Day!

From the Fashionwidget Team

How are you celebrating your day? For events in your area please visit the official International Women’s Day Website here:


December 5, 2011

File Under “Humanitarian” – The GEANCO Foundation’s Health And Hope For Africa Charity Concert Gala in Chicago, Illinois


Syesha Mercado

Syesha Mercado

WHO: American Idol Finalist Syesha Mercado, Academy Award-Winner Forest Whitaker, Amobi Okoye, Afam Onyema et. al.

WHAT: The Health and Hope for Africa Concert Gala hosted by Academy Award-winner Forest Whitaker and Amobi Okoye.

MISSION: A fund-raiser to help save and better the lives of impoverished Africans. —

WHEN: December 3rd, 2011

WHERE: The Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, Illinois

Photo Credit: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images North America


May 19, 2011

Cannes Film Festival 2011 Day 9 – Fashion for a Cause – amFAR Gala


WHO: Gwen Stefani, Janet Jackson, Courtney Love, Rosario Dawson, Doutzen Kroes, Michelle Rodriguez, Freida Pinto

WHAT: amFAR Gala 2011 – Cinema Against AIDS

WHEN: MAY 19TH, 2011


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Fashionwidget’s Verdict: Models versus Actresses versus Singers versus Designers, every single one of them showed up with their fashionista game face on. We Especially loved the colourful statements made by Doutzen Kroes and Janet Jackson in a two-tone Haider Ackmermann dress. The fashion was simply stellar on the amFAR red carpet this year as expected.  We loved the Jean Fares, the Chanel(s) and the Givenchy Couture(s), we also cherished looks from L.A.M.B (Gwen Stefani was a showstopper in her black halter ensemble) and Atelier Versace. It is with sincere hope that we wonder if it was as much fun for all these divas to strut in their latest designer threads for a worthy cause as it was for us to watch and offer our opinions. We also hope some serious money was raised to benefit AIDS research. For more information about the American Foundation for AIDS Research (amFAR ) and how you can volunteer/donate/spread the word please follow the link(s) as listed below. (The amFAR Official site) (Research History)

Photo Credit: Bauer Griffin & Getty Images Europe

March 23, 2011

Death of an Icon – R.I.P Dame Elizabeth Taylor (1932-2011)

Iconic for her signature style, great beauty, many marriages and as a crusader for HIV/AIDS related charities, Elizabeth Taylor quietly passed away in the wee hours of  Wednesday March 23rd 2011 surrounded by her family at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles, California where she had been hospitalized two-months ago.  Taylor’s son Michael with second husband (Michael Wilding) released an official statement on behalf of the family:

“My mother was an extraordinary woman who lived life to the fullest, with great passion, humour, and love,” he said. “Though her loss is devastating to those of us who held her so close and so dear, we will always be inspired by her enduring contribution to our world. Her remarkable body of work in film, her on-going success as a businesswoman, and her brave and relentless advocacy in the fight against HIV/AIDS, all make us all incredibly proud of what she accomplished. We know, quite simply, that the world is a better place for mom having lived in it. Her legacy will never fade, her spirit will always be with us, and her love will live forever in our hearts.” – Michael Wilding

Elizabeth Taylor.Image Circa: 1981 (with Roddy McDowell).

Elizabeth Taylor.Image Circa: 1992 (at the Academy Awards with Paul Newman)

She is survived by her four children, ten grand-children and four great-grand children.

Photo Credit: Bauer Griffin


– Fashionwidget

March 16, 2011

Nelson Mandela’s 46664 Charity to Launch Global Fashion Brand

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Who: Nelson Mandela’s 46664 in collaboration with Cape Town-based Seardel Investment Corporation Limited.

What: 46664 Global Fashion Brand Launch

When: Starting August 2011

Where: Johannesburg, South Africa

“46664 has evolved to become much more than a global HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention campaign…The work of the organisation encompasses Mr Mandela’s humanitarian legacy as well as confronting and inspiring action to address the broader social injustices in our society. To do this effectively, 46664 needs reliable and sustainable income streams, something we believe the 46664 Apparel can significantly contribute to…The legacy of Nelson Mandela is powerful enough to stand on its own. You can change the world and your community one step at a time. Wearing [the 46664 brand] is part of a movement for good.”

46664 board member, Achmat Dangor,
(The Nelson Mandela Foundation in Johannesburg.)

The first apparel to be issued by the brand is expected to hit shops exclusively in South Africa starting in August 2011 and the rest of the world in 2012.

For more information please visit

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