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July 28 2014

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2 posts tagged "Elettra Rossellini Wiedemann"

elettra wiedemann’s favorite f-word

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At Elettra Rossellini Wiedemann and James Marshall’s Saturday night launch party for their new nonprofit Web site, an unwelcome guest named Hanna stole the thunder, so to speak, from the likes of Angela Lindvall and Yigal Azrouël. “I’ve never seen a hurricane in New York, and I’ve lived here for 20 years—and on the night of my frickin’ party!” Wiedemann griped. Steady rains kept the terraces of the Morgans Hotel off-limits, confining the model-heavy crowd to the penthouse’s steamy interiors and forcing Wiedemann to dab at her Lancôme-perfect face with a handkerchief. She and boyfriend Marshall are hoping to raise $450,000 to build a solar-powered hospital in the impoverished African nation of Burundi. They’ve gotten a little help from designer friends—including Rogan, Rag & Bone, and Phillip Lim—whose limited-edition T-shirts are being sold for the cause. And they’ve made sure their Web site, www.justonefrickinday.com, is just about impossible to get wrong. “I bought all of the given spellings: freaking, fricking, with a g, without a g,” Marshall said. “And we have jofd.org, for people who are, like, totally prudent,” Wiedemann added. She’s not one of them. In fact, the project has given her a new f-word to throw around. “It became kind of an inside joke for us, and now I use it by myself, not even realizing that I’m saying it.”

 

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Elettra Rallies Friends for Electricity

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Elettra Rossellini Wiedemann should conduct a seminar in being a respected COF (Child of the Famous). She’s beautiful (the face of Lancôme), smart (headed to study Biomedicine at the London School of Economics), and caring. More about that last bit: Her latest initiative is raising funds for the first solar-powered hospital in Kigutu, Burundi. “They have no hospitals with electric power in Burundi right now. So if the sun goes down and you’re giving birth—it’s literally a doctor with a headlamp on,” says Wiedemann. “And it only costs half a million dollars. When I heard that I was like, ‘OK, how can I rally my friends?’ ” Wiedemann’s friends include Rogan Gregory, Chris Benz, Giambattista Valli, and Rag & Bone’s David Neville and Marcus Wainwright, who all designed T-shirts for the cause (that’s Rag & Bone’s, above). They sell for $60 a pop with all the proceeds going to charity. They go on sale today at www.justonefrickinday.com, which also lets you calculate your daily pay to donate a day’s work. There are only 100 of each. Get yours now to show you care.