Look of the day: Karen Tamblyn

Look of the day: Karen Tamblyn

Saturday, April 17, 2010

G2T1: Give Two Take One Shop Event to Benefit St. vincentPaul Society of San Francisco

Give Two Take One
Shop. Swap. Donate.
To benefit the
St. Vincent de Paul Society of San Francisco

Saturday, April 17th from 11:00AM - 4:00PM

Academy of Art University 79 Gallery, 79 New Montgomery Street between Mission and Jessie Streets, San Francisco

Beyond the Front Row, the Academy of Art University’s student fashion club, has partnered with the St. Vincent de Paul Society of San Francisco for the first annual Give Two, Take One (G2T1) clothing swap and clothing drive on Saturday, April 17th, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM at the 79 Gallery, the university’s gallery at 79 New Montgomery Street (between Mission and Jessie Streets) in San Francisco.

Open to the public.
Entrance is free for those with “swap tickets” or clothing to donate. Otherwise there is a $2.00 (two dollars) cash entrance fee. This is a swap and cash only event.

For every two (2) items of clothing and/or accessories donated, donors will receive one (1) “swap” ticket to exchange for one (1) item of their choice at the G2T1 event on Saturday, April 17th. Acceptable donations include clothing, jewelry, shoes and other accessories such as hats, scarves, gloves, belt, and handbags. Please make sure all items are clean and in excellent condition. Undergarments, children’s clothing, or any items with signs of damage and stains cannot be accepted.

In addition to the swap, all clothing and accessories already donated are priced to sell. This is a cash only event. All remaining clothing and accessories will go to the St. Vincent de Paul Society for their various community programs that help to feed, clothe, and shelter more than 75,000 individuals per year. Receipts for tax-deductible donations are available at the G2T1 event as well as the St. Vincent de Paul Society.

G2T1 Event Extras:
- Enter the free raffle to win a VIP ticket to Discarded to Divine fundraising auction ($150.00 value)
- Purchase
Discarded to Divine tickets, starting at $75, for the gala event on Thursday, April 29th
- Meet SF
make-up artist, Chris Scott, at G2T1’s Beauty Bar and discover his top picks for spring/summer cosmetics
- Refresh your wardrobe and your style with advice from G2T1’s Style Lab team
- Live jazz music by
The Sebastian Parker Trio

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Peruvian Fashion Photographer Mario Testino Unveiled "PORTRAITS" At The Grand Re-Opening of Museo de Arte En Lima "MALI"

Mario Testino "Portraits" Exhibit At Museo De Arte En Lima
April 8 to May 23, 2010

Kate Moss "Portraits"

Peruvian Photographer Mario Testino arrived in Lima for the grand re-opening of Museo de Arte en Lima "MALI"

On April 8, 2010, accompanied by his favorite muse, supermodel and friend, Kate Moss, Testino attended the museum to unveil his acclaimed collection "Portraits", an exhibition of selected images. At the official Grand Opening, President Alan Garcia attended in conjunction with top Peruvian dignitaries.

"Portraits" features the cream of the crop in our celebrity-obsessed age: Naomi Campbell, Kate Moss, Gwyneth Paltrow, Salma Hayek, Madonna, Angelina Jolie and others whose names have become the hallmark of the fashion world and brands unto themselves.

Mario Testino

Super Model Kate Moss and Mario Testino

The world-renowned fashion photographer moved to London in 1976 and started selling photo portfolios to aspiring models for 25 UK pounds, including hair and makeup, to come up with some cash.

His sense of fashion has made him the most sought-after contemporary photographer and has transformed many of his portraits into icons. Testino is perhaps best known for photographing late Diana, Princes of Wales, for her famous Vanity Fair cover in 1997. His repertoire includes top names from the world of fashion, cinema, royalty and music. Testino continues to work Princes William and Harry. He has created advertising campaigns for high profile brands such as Gucci, Versace, Calvin Klein and Burberry

As a Peruvian, I feel extremely proud of our rich culture and ancient heritage and even prouder of the success of Peruvians abroad like Mario Testino....How difficult it must be not to be Peruvian, goes Testino's famous quote. "Que dificil debe ser no ser Peruano" was the slogan embedded in white t-shirts worn by the catering crew and models at the Grand Re-opening reception.

A Phrase by Testino:
Que Dificil Debe Ser No Ser Peruano!!
(How difficult it must be not to be Peruvian)