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Marc Jacobs Loves a Cheerful Giver

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A couple of days ago, I spotted these two cutesy items in the window at what I thought was Barney’s.


I called harassed the store clerks and accused them of making up stuff when they claimed they didn’t know what those items were (sorry). Anyways, I was in the area last night and realized that the items were actually in the windows of Marc Jacobs (whoops).

According to the helpful gentleman who answered the phone, it looks like the shirt and bag are only sold in-store for now. But, if you happen to be on the Gold Coast, pop in and scoop one for your future philanthropist. The t-shirt retails for $35 and the bag is $40.

Mystery solved.


Rachel Roy x Heart of Haiti Jewelry Collection

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I’ve always had a sweet spot for Rachel Roy. In fact, she’s my NYC socialite alter-ego. But, Ms. Roy is more than just a staple on the NYC social scene. She’s a mother, designer, businesswoman, and (my favorite) a philanthropist.  She’s been involved with many causes, including OrphanAid and charity: water. And, she recently teamed up with Macy’s Heart of Haiti program.

In September, she traveled to Haiti with Macy’s CEO Terry Lundgren and Martha Stewart with the goal of helping to develop a “trade, not aid program” and to assist with the Haitian earthquake recovery efforts. In support of Heart of Haiti, Rachel Roy created a collection of jewelry, available on her website. Each piece is handcrafted by Haitian artisans and the prices range from $32-$42. Proceeds from the line directly benefit the Haitian artisans.

Heart of Haiti Circle Disk Horn Earring, $32.00

Heart of Haiti Square Disk Earring, $32.00

Heart of Haiti Statement Horn Ring, $42.00

While you’re on her site, get a peek at the next bag in her “Kindness is Always Fashionable” series. It’s a multi-colored clutch for Ghana and it is HOT! Can’t wait until that hits the market…It’s definitely a must-have.


“Empower” Your Nails While Supporting Women

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FACT: One in every four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime.

While October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, this is something that we need to be talking about year-round. Avon is an avid supporter of organizations and programs that not only support breast cancer research but also those that work to prevent violence against women. As part of their efforts, they have created a special line of “Empowerment” products which donate 100% of net proceeds to the Avon Foundation for Women to support these programs.

NAILWEAR PRO Nail Enamel in Empower, $2.99

One of my favorite products in this line is the rich blue nail color, “Empower.” Dark blue is one of my favorite colors to wear on my nails in the fall/winter, so I had to click “Order.” Plus it’s pretty hard to resist a price point of $2.99. For more products and to learn more about the work being done by the AVON Foundation for Women, visit


Eidia Lush Is Rocking the Red Pump (and More)

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I’m sure that you all have noticed that I’ve been missing in action lately. Between work and gearing up for Red Pump’s March events, I’ve had to live under a rock (literally). But, with last week’s fashion show officially wrapped, I’m back!

If you missed our Second Annual “Rock the Red” Fashion Show, you definitely missed out on some GREAT fashion including the topic of today’s post. Eidia Lush, a custom shoe company here in Chicago, has been an amazing supporter of The Red Pump Project, and they did us the ultimate honor…They created a line of 12 amazing shoes benefiting our organization. Let me tell you that these shoes are incredibly HOT!

I created a slideshow to show off these great styles, or you can check them out on Eidia Lush’s website. The company is donating 10% of sales to Red Pump so shop away!


Marc Jacobs x Playboy Tees for AIDS Awareness

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Designer Marc Jacob has teamed up with Playboy to create a line of cute and charitable tees benefiting Designers Against AIDS. The tees poke fun of the iconic bunnies a way that only Marc Jacobs can. I love them and think that they can be worn with so many different items (jeans, shorts, etc).

The three designs retail for $35 each, with 100% of the proceeds going to benefit the charity. The shirts can be purchased in New York, Los Angeles and a few other US cities. I hope one of the cities is Chicago, because I love the design with the bunny ears behind the bunny ears. Do you have a favorite?


Wear Your Vote and Give!

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We are very well into election season (in case you hadn’t noticed), and people are really into supporting their candidate(s). Whether it’s celebrities, your cousin, the guy who does your hair, or just you, everyone wants everyone to know who they support! Fortunately for us fabulous folks, there are some very stylish pieces that you can throw into your wardrobe to encourage others to vote and/or to show your loyalty.

Now, because my blog is called The Fabulous Giver, I just want to say two things…One, I’m only showing items in which a portion of the proceeds benefit an organization/political campaign. Two, donations to campaign funds are NOT tax-deductible. 

Now for the show…

1. Barack The Vote
Barack The Vote Women’s Rose Gold Tee, $20

Hill Harper Barack the Vote The Original Men’s Tee (worn by actor Hill Harper), $20


2. Runway to Change

Jay-Z “Change” Men’s Tee (designed by Jay-Z), $60

DVF Obama Tote “Obama ’08” Tote (designed by Diane von Furstenberg), $75

Vera_Obama_Small“Vote Obama” Women’s Tee (designed by Vera Wang), $60

3. Obama “for Change”

Obama for ChangeObama for Change Coin Purses, $14

Clearly, I support one candidate over the other…But in all realness, regardless of who you support, PLEASE GET OUT AND VOTE! You don’t need me to tell you how significant or important this election is. You can just watch the news for that (or SNL…Thanks, Tina Fey)!

November 4th is almost here…Si Se Puede!!!


We Love to Erase MS

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So, one of the causes closest to my heart is finding a cure for multiple sclerosis! I’m always looking for different ways to donate my time and money for programs, research, etc. So, imagine my delight when I came across these cute “We ♥ To Erase MS” orange tees (I ordered mine last week)!



MS Tees 


These tees were designed by Tommy Hilfiger, a long-time supporter of MS research, and 100% of the proceeds support the Nancy Davis Foundation for Multiple Sclerosis. The signature event for the Nancy Davis Foundation is the celebrity-filled gala, “The Race to Erase MS” featuring among many other things a celebrity fashion show by Tommy Hilfiger. This year was the 15th anniversary of the gala and raised over $2 MILLION dollars to support MS research!


Click here for more information on the tees! While you’re on the site, be sure to check out the other stylish merchandise for sale including super-chic orange leather bracelets from Alexandra Richard and some flirty orange nail polish…Just in time for summer!