2 posts tagged "Housing Works"
At tonight’s Fashion for Action benefit for Housing Works, the New York-based charity that runs secondhand shops to raise money to advocate for the homeless and those living with HIV/AIDS, there’ll be plenty of fashion on offer—more than $1 million worth of donated clothing and beauty products from labels like Dolce & Gabbana, Burberry, and Michael Kors. But as Housing Works’ shops are known to be some of the city’s best stores for thrifting your apartment a great new decor piece, too, the nonprofit also commissioned a few one-of-a-kind home goods. Designers Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen of Elizabeth and James, Doo-Ri Chung of Doo.Ri, and jeweler Kenneth Jay Lane are among those who’ve decked out vases in Swarovski Elements crystals. The vases, on auction from December 6 to 20 at Shophousingworks.com, will be on display at tonight’s event; Style.com has the exclusive first look.
Why: The mild weather we’d been having lulled us out of thoughts of outerwear, but last night’s surprise blizzard made us wish for one of the sleek and snuggly toppers we spotted at Mackage’s first runway show two weeks ago. Add its very on-trend boot covers and leather leggings
(which undoubtedly ring in for less than Rodarte’s way fierce version) and you’ve got yourself some snow-day togs. We’re usually not in to matchy-matchy, but we’d kill to have chic head-to-toe warmth on a day like this.
Where: For current season styles and more information, visit www.mackage.com.
Bonus: The brand is also heart-warming—it recently corralled piles of gently used coats for needy New Yorkers through its Housing Works co-sponsored coat drive.