1. #WatchHungerStop

     

    Michael Kors Releases Special-Edition Watches To Help Fight World Hunger

    As part of Michael Kors’ Watch Hunger Stop campaign and the company’s recently announced long-term partnership with the United Nations World Food Programme, MK has launched two specially designed styles of its best-selling Runway watch—one features a gold-tone stainless steel bracelet with a turquoise dial and the other a silver-tone bracelet with a navy blue dial. 

    For each watch sold, 100 children in a hunger-stricken area will receive a nutritious meal. Both watches have a detailed map of the world etched on the colorful dial, along with the words “100 Series”. Michael’s signature is engraved on the back, as is the campaign name, WATCH HUNGER STOP, and the message “1 WATCH=100 MEALS”. The unisex watches, available in mid-size and oversized styles, will be available exclusively in Michael Kors stores nationwide and online at MichaelKors.com. Fashion for a cause is always haute.

     
  2. GUCCI WANTS YOU TO CHIME FOR CHANGE

    Mega fashion brand Gucci  has launched theChime For Change movement. Chime For Change aims to empower girls and women by raising funds for various global projects. What’s even more haute is Beyonce is headlining the the organization’s televised concert in London this June.  

    The concert in London along with John Legend, Ellie Goulding, and Florence + the Machine, will also feature short films, presented by Salma Hayek highlighting global issues surrounding girls and women. Gucci has funded the entire star-studded event. This means that ticket buyers can donate the value of their tickets to a nonprofit of their choice.

    For our haute international beauties, you can get tickets on here.

     
     
  3. Rihanna is using her super powers for good and unapologetic in her support of Hurricane Sandy victims. In addition to donating $100,000 to the Food Bank of New York City to help recovery efforts, Rihanna is making her Unapologetic Album Release Party a fundraiser for Sandy victims.

    Hosted at Jay Z’s 40/40 Club, attendees are asked to bring blankets, bleach and other cleaning supplies as well as baby products such as wipes and diapers as entry to the event. Held of Friday November 9th, the event was a success and will help countless families that have been devastated by super storm Sandy.

     
  4. Haute Charity of the Month: Pencils of Promise

    Pencils of Promise started as a simple act and evolved into a worldwide movement. Founded in October 2008, Pencils of Promise raises money to build schools and educational programs in some of the most high need communities around the world. To date, PoP has built schools in Laos, Guatemala and Nicaragua. Justin Bieber is a huge support of Pencils of Promise and recent partnerships with fashion eyewear site Warby Parker and beauty sample company Birchbox have catapulted PoP into the growing e-commerce philanthropy world. 

    Check out Pencils of Promise website and learn more about this Haute Charity of the month!

     
  5. NBC Universal Telethon Raises a Haute $23 Million Dollars for Hurricane Sandy Relief

    Hosted by “Today’s” Matt Lauer and toplined by Christina Aguilera and Bruce Springsteen, “Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together” raised nearly $23 million to aid victims of the storm on Friday night. The live one hour benefit concert put on by NBCUniversal  generated a record number of individual donations by phone, text and online for the American Red Cross through midnight. 

    “We are incredibly grateful and humbled by this outpouring of support for those who are suffering as a result of Superstorm Sandy,” said American Red Cross Chief Marketing Officer Peggy Dyer. “Our preliminary results of nearly $23 million raised are an extraordinary example of how the American people pull together in times of disaster. Their generous donations will go directly to those in need, and we urge the public to continue to give. We also thank the dedicated and talented team at NBCUniversal for the millions of people they have helped through this telethon.”

    “Coming Together” featured performances by Aguilera, Springsteen and the E Street Band, Mary J. Blige, Jon Bon Jovi, Billy Joel, Joe Perry, Sting and Steven Tyler and included appearances by Kevin Bacon, Jimmy Fallon, Tina Fey, Whoopi Godlberg, Jon Stewart and Brian Williams.

    Now that is Haute Charity!

     
  6. Amar’e Stoudemire Inspires at Riker’s Island Panel Discussion

    It was a first for Amar’e Stoudemire, spending two hours in a prison gym Friday, speaking to about 250 incarcerated adolescents ages 16 to 18.

    Stoudemire was part of a panel that also included ex-Knick and Syracuse star John Wallace, NBA veteran Etan Thomas and Malcolm X’s grandson, Malcom Shabazz, rapper Styles P and ESPN’s Chris Broussard. The Rumble went along for the visit.

    Stoudemire got a gigantic ovation before getting serious when he took the microphone.

    “The plan for us is not to succeed, and it goes back to when there was slavery,’’ Stoudemire told the assembled. “What you got to do is look at yourself in the mirror and say: ‘What am I going to do so I will not be a number?’ 

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    “In the school systems, our neighborhoods, it’s a hard situation for us. But you got to be man enough to know you got to be good fathers and stay out of here after you get back home.’’

    Afterward, Stoudemire said he had never done this before.

    “The message we want to get across is fatherhood,” Stoudemire told The Rumble’s Marc Berman. “A lot of young brothers who are fathers are incarcerated. … We’re going to keep their spirits up.”

    “We couldn’t be more grateful to Amare Stoudimire and the other stars for coming to Riker’s Island to inspire today’s young men to stand tall in the face of daunting challenges,” said chief Michael Hourihane.

    Thomas, born in Harlem and a former Syracuse star, told the prisoners, “Amar’e and I were on CNN [Thursday] and we told the interviewer we were coming to Rikers Island. She said, ‘Why are you doing that? They’ve already given up on life.’ That’s what she said on live TV. There’s a lot of haters out there.”

     
  7. America Ferrera traveled to Honduras last month as part of ONE’s Women & Girls Initiative, to see how women are working to lift their families out of extreme poverty and what role US development programs have to play.

    ONE is a global advocacy and campaigning organization backed by more than 3 million people from around the world dedicated to fighting extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa. To learn more about ONE, visit www.one.org.