Curve Soleil hosted a private charity event and art exhibition by Ludwig Haskins, the son of late iconic photographer Sam Haskins. Haskins was a defining figure of 60s photography and a key player in that decade’s sexual liberation. He influenced leading photographers iall over the world with his beautiful approach to nudity, and his most successful book, Cowboy Kate and Other Stories (1964), is one of the best selling photo books of all time. Adrian Grenier and Peter Glatzer of SHFT hosted the event with Adam Smith of V&M, and the funds raised from sales of Haskins’ prints benefited SHFT’s Mobile Classroom, a new nonprofit organization that provides high school students with the opportunity to learn about food politics, food justice, nutrition and basic healthy cooking skills.
See images from the beautiful event after the jump!
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Last Night I Swam With A Mermaid is a magical tale spun by author Kimberly Muller and brought to life by her husband, world- renowned photographer Michael Muller. The book, through Kimberly’s message and Michael’s beautiful imagery, teaches children how to respect and protect the planet. It’s available at all CURVE locations, and a portion of all proceeds will go to Phillippe Cousteau’s EARTH ECHO. Make every day Earth Day and buy this book for all the children in your life!
Click Read More to see pictures from the launch event on Earth Day!
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New obsession alert! Friends Tatiana Santo Domingo and Dana Alikhani are offering a globally conscious (and correct) shopping venture called Muzungu Sisters. I met the girls last Paris Fashion Week, and bought some pieces including an emerald green velvet jacket I can’t live without! The site is a portal for chic little findings they’ve sourced from their travels all over the globe, hence the name (Muzungu is Swahili for traveler or wanderer) . Think an online souk that showcases the amazing abilities of artisans all over the world, promotes fair trade practices, and helps to stimulate their economies as well!
The pair’s newest product is an exciting collaboration with Missoni and CB Made In Italy! Cute little loafers with the unmistakable Missoni zigzag, and proceeds benefit the Small Steps Project, an organization that delivers shoes and hygiene kits to children who live on trash dumps. The shoes debut at the Sisters’ pop up in Paris now through April 26th and on their website, www.muzungusisters.com. Charities that help less fortunate children around the world are very close to my heart, so please log on and shop to make a difference in your look and in the world!
Start 2012 by helping those in need in Haiti!
Please join Brandon Boyd, Kathryn Everett, Moj Mahdara, Ashlee Margolis, Eva Amurri Martino & Kyle Martino, Will McCormack, Nico Mizrahi, Bryn Mooser, Laurie Mulstay, Baelyn Neff, Irene Neuwirth, Dawn Olivieri, Jason Pomeranc, Roxana Saidi, Olivia Wilde and Gillian Zinser for cocktails in support of ARTISTS for PEACE and JUSTICE tonight at Caulfield’s at The Thompson Hotel, 7-9PM. Tickets are $75, include openbar and appetizers, and are tax deductible. DJ Adrian Govind will be on hand to provide music. Artists for Peace and Justice is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded by Paul Haggis and friends that donates 100% of your donation directly to our programs in Haiti. Their immediate goal is to support the poorest communities in Haiti by building the first free secondary school in Port-au-Prince.
If you’re unable to attend, please visit Artists for Peace and Justice to find out how you can make a difference for just $12 a month!
We hope to see you there!
Tonight, 7-9 PM
Caulfield’s at The Thompson Hotel
9360 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
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Tickets can be purchased by cash or check at the door, or pre-purchased at http://artistsforpeaceandjustice.eventbrite.com/
Curve’s holiday guides have something for everyone and every budget this season! First up? The gifts that keep on giving.
Gracelettes: these adorable and delicate bracelets with a tiny diamonette have been seen on the wrists of many (including mine!), and proceeds from sales of the Gracelettes go to help the homeless.
Modelinia Best Friends Forever Bracelet: the nOir Jewelry limited-edition bracelets come in different color combinations with a flag charm symbolizing some of the world’s most adored models’ home countries. Plus, Curve will send proceeds from the sales of the bracelets (and 100% of all Somalia bracelet sales) to Save The Children.
Falling Whistles: longtime Curve partners Falling Whistles are still fighting for peace in Congo, and every little bit helps!! Buy a whistle for a loved one and help spread the word!
next up – Santa’s Got It In The Bag!!!! Awesome bags and clutches that will guarantee big smiles on Sunday morning !!
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Our dear friend Margherita Missoni, the president of the Italian chapter of OrphanAid, has designed a super cute red & pink capsule collection for YOOX with the trademark Missoni zigzag, and sales from each piece go to benefit OrphanAid Africa, a charity that helps fight childhood disease, poverty, and hunger. [click to continue…]
Our Fashion’s Night Out party with Falling Whistles in Los Angeles was an absolute blast!! Sean Carasso and crew were on hand to premiere their limited edition whistles created by Dannijo, seen above on the Curve team, and to preview their Faces campaign. Launching in early October, Falling Whistles aims to to create the first ever visual petition – faxing in pictures of whistleblowers who want peace in Congo to the White House in lieu of signaures. Guests clamored to get their pictures taken and to buy whistles to help spread the word! DJs Jean Louis Bartoli and Tendaji Lathan were on-hand to create an amazing atmosphere, and Kanon Organic Vokda were onhand serving some delicious cocktails! Two lucky partygoers won Dannijo whistles, and they won’t even hit stores until November…..All in all, the night was absolutely magical - over 350 revelers came to blow the whistle, dancing our party way past 11, then we closed it out with the afterparty we hosted at the Beverly*****
Join Curve and Falling Whistles on Fashion’s Night Out to show your support for peace in Congo!
Falling Whistles is a campaign for Peace in Congo. Come to Curve to experience Falling Whistles’ new campaign and be among the first to see and preorder the 6 limited edition whistles by jewelry designers Dannijo, and enter to win one before they’re available to the public! Proceeds from all sales during the event go to benefit Falling Whistles as they partner with local leaders to rehabilitate war affected women & children & advocate for peace, including 100% of whistle sales. Enjoy cocktails courtesy of Kanon Organic Vodka, music, education, giveaways and surprise celebrity guests. Bring the whole family! Join Curve and Falling Whistles and Be a Whistleblower for Peace!
// Curve LA – 154 N. Robertson Blvd. Thursday, September 8th. 8p – 11p . rsvp: firstname.lastname@example.org //
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I had to privilege of attending the Lunchbox Fund event, given by one of my good friends Joaquin Phoenix, Donna Karan, and Salman Rushdie.
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Because of our collective efforts, 16 Senators have written President Obama to resurrect his push for free & fair elections in Congo this Fall! The fight is not over yet, but this shows that together we can make such a difference in this world! Thank you to all who have bought whistles and continue to be whistleblowers for peace! Still want to get one (or more)? Click here to purchase.
Here’s another stirring video by our friends at Falling Whistles about the elections in Congo coming up in November. In order to ensure a free and fair election, President Obama and Secretary Clinton must send a special envoy to the Congo and push for electoral reform, and we need everyone to let him know that we want to make this happen. Please watch the video, sign the petition and support the cause! To buy a whistle, click here.
If you are in the Los Angeles area this Thursday, please show your support for those suffering from the recent earthquakes and tsunami in Japan by attending the Relief for Japan event at Bar 210 inside the Beverly Hilton. Tickets are $100 cash or check made payable to Japan Society, and all donations are tax deductible. To attend, please contact email@example.com. Hope to see you there!