October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and we are thrilled to see so many fashion and beauty brands doing their part to support the cause. We rounded up our top pink shopping picks and can’t wait to share them with you. Giving back never looked and felt so good!
ZINK hot pink bag, $645
An impeccably made Italian bag in a fabulously bold hot pink color. We love the classic style with an added pop of color! 25% of proceeds will be donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation in the month of October!
MM: How did you get involved in the Breast Cancer Research Fund?
MM: I know you’re an entrepreneur now, and you’re starting an organic farm. Can you tell me a little about this?
We had a spell of really bitter weather right when the first ewes were lambing, so we’ve ending up with 18 inside, which we’re bottle-feeding, which my son loves. At first, we were like, “Oh, it’s so sweet!” And the shepherd said, “Just wait, you’re now doing it for months.” So, literally for the last month, I’ve been doing nothing but bottle-feeding lambs and calves. We calved at the same time. It’s absolutely enchanting. It’s a very, very different life, but it’s kind of a gorgeous life, and it’s been a wonderful period.
MM: You’re launching a line of organic bars. When are they launching? Can you tell us a little bit about them?
Photographer: Jonathan Bookallil Clothing: Ralph Lauren
EH: I have a line of my own organic snack bars, and the whole point behind them is that they’re low calorie and low fat, all under 100 calories. They’re not coming to America just yet; we’ve launched them in England about 4 months ago. We’re just moving them into Europe, and I’m really hoping by this time next year, I can be here and say we have them here. I think they’ll do very well here because people are very figure conscious, but we all understand that you need to snack from time to time. But Americans can still buy them from my website, they just won’t be in the stores just yet. I have to say during bikini season, I do try and tend to reach for a snack bar instead of a bag of chips—it helps.
MM: And what are your three favorite beauty products?
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By Melissa Meyers
When Evelyn Lauder calls, people answer. Nowhere was that more evident than at last week’s Breast Cancer Research Foundation annual awards luncheon at the Waldorf Astoria. In attendance? Tory Burch, Tommy Hilfiger and Dee Ocleppo, Gigi Mortimer and broadway producer Daryl Roth, among others.
This year’s Humanitarian Award honoree was Elizabeth Hurley, model, actress and breast cancer awareness advocate. Hurley told us: “I joined Estee Lauder in early 1994, and Evelyn Lauder . . . said she just started a foundation, would I help her raise funds and awareness for breast cancer? My grandmother had very recently passed away from breast cancer, so it was on my mind.”
Hurley also shared what Lauder gave her for her 40th birthday: “After the age of 40, people say that you should have a mammogram every year, so Evelyn Lauder gave me one for my 40th birthday, took me to Sloan-Kettering, and forced me to have one, and made me promise to have one every year, which I have done since then.”
Crucial awareness has come from the pink ribbon. Former Self Editor-in-Chief Alexandra Penney designed it for the magazine’s cover. Lauder recognized the potential impact and had them manufactured. “As of now,” Lauder told me, “we have given away 100-million ribbons.”
And what of a cure? Hurley offered this: “I had dinner with 142 of the world’s leading breast specialists last night, and they all know that there’s only one thing standing between women dying of breast cancer and there being a cure, and that’s funding.”
Celebrity Sightings at Other Events:
• Martha Stewart, Kate and Andy Spade for Darcy Miller Nussbaum’s “Family” exhibit at Partners and Spade.
• Thom Filicia, Jonathan Adler, Sela Ward at Hearst Magazine sponsored “Designer Visions: Cinema Style” series at Soho Mews.
• The Real Housewives of NYC filming for their next season: Ramona Singer, Kelly Killoren Bensimon, Countess Luann and Alex McCord at Equinox for the launch of Ramona’s tru-renewal skin-care line. And, Bethenny Frankel, Kelly Killoren Bensimon, Alex McCord and Ramona Singer at the Upper East Side opening of consignment hot spot, Second Time Around.
BCRF photographs courtesy of Rob Rich; Tommy Hilfiger and Dee Ocleppo photograph courtesy of Julie Skarratt