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3 Reasons You Need to Be at NYC's Saks Fifth Avenue on August 7th

Jul/25/2014 at 09:00 AM ET

People StyleWatch Beauty Director Holly CarterCourtesy Saks

Every year a group of 25 beauty editors take over NYC’s famed Saks Fifth Avenue for ‘Look Good, Feel Better’ Beauty Editors Day, an all-day event that raises money for women going through cancer treatment. And while supporting an amazing cause is reason enough to check it out, here’s what other fun perks you can expect. Read More

5 Ways to Look 'Boston Strong' at the Marathon (or at Home!) This Year

Apr/21/2014 at 10:30 AM ET

With the Boston Marathon well underway, spirits are high not only in Beantown but across the nation. And while last year’s tragedy remains fresh in everyone’s minds, runners and supporters alike seem to want to focus instead on honoring the Marathon and celebrating the city –- maintaining the energetic pride for which Bostonians are so well known.

To help the whole country cheer for Boston, several athletic brands have even designed themed apparel that gives back to the city and the runners. Here are some of our favorite ways you can look #BostonStrong whether you’re sprinting down Boylston or supporting from the sidelines.

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L'Wren Scott's Memory Is Honored with an Art of Elysium Award in Her Name

Mar/27/2014 at 11:25 AM ET

L'wren Scott Amber award Ferdaus Shamim/WireImage

L’Wren Scott’s body was laid to rest in L.A. Tuesday, but many are working to ensure her legacy lives on. The Art of Elysium, a charity dedicated to bringing art to children in hospitals, has just dedicated the L’Wren Scott Amber Award to her memory.

Art of Elysium brings art of every kind — music, visual art, theater and fashion — into hospitals for children to enjoy and participate in. The L’Wren Scott Amber Award is named for both the designer and one of the Art of Elysium’s most long-term patients, Amber, who was diagnosed with a brain tumor at age 8, and who loves the fashion workshops in the Elysium Collection series. The award will endow “emerging fashion designers” with “the ability to donate their time and talents to hospitalized children and the opportunity to create a small line of clothing that will benefit Elysium Collections,” the charity says in a statement.

Scott’s family requests that donations be made to Art of Elysium in lieu of flowers.

–Alex Apatoff

PHOTOS: A look back at L’Wren Scott’s most memorable designs on her biggest celebrity fans

Gifts That Give Back: Meaningful Charms That Give to Charity (and We've Got a Discount Code!)

Dec/20/2013 at 02:21 PM ET

Elephant necklaceCourtesy Elephant Heart Jewelry

You’ve been busily bookmarking our gift guide, but this December, we’re also going to draw your attention to great gifts that also give back — to the community, to children, to the world around us. Check them out, and share your favorite gifts that give in the comments.

Are you still trying to find that perfect gift that strikes the right balance of meaningful and stylish? Look no further! We found a great accessory that can make a positive change in your wardrobe and in the lives of thousands of foster children. The Elephant Heart Charm Necklace, sold by Elephant Heart Jewelry, is a favorite of celebrities including Carrie Underwood and Camila Alves, and it’s sure to be a hit with the A-lister in your life.

RELATED: More gifts that give back – right here!

Each handmade-in-L.A. Elephant Heart charm gives back to its community year-round, particularly in programs to assist children and veterans. Most recently, the line partnered up with the L.A. Department of Children and Family Services Juvenile Court Shelter Care Program to start the Holiday Book Project, which provides children with two new books to bring home from its “library.” For every order, from December 1st through December 31st, Elephant Heart will donate one book per order to the cause.
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Gifts That Give Back: Put Your Duck Face to Good Use With Selfless Selfie

Dec/19/2013 at 04:00 PM ET

Poppy Delevingne t-shirtCourtesy Poppy Delevingne

You’ve been busily bookmarking our gift guide, but this December, we’re also going to draw your attention to great gifts that also give back — to the community, to children, to the world around us. Check them out, and share your favorite gifts that give in the comments.

It’s impossible to scroll through your Instagram feed without catching a glimpse of that one person who seems to post a selfie every five minutes. But before you roll your eyes (yet again) we’ve got some good news — those vanity portraits can now go to a good cause, as model Poppy Delevingne recently showed us on her account. All it takes is to make it a Selfless Selfie.

RELATED: Selfie is the Oxford Dictionaries ‘Word of the Year 2013’

Selfless Selfie is a fundraising campaign started by ActionAid, a company based out of the UK that strives to further human rights and end poverty for all. They started the campaign in response to the typhoon disaster in the Philippines earlier this year.

How does this fundraising fad work, you may ask? Well, first, you’ll want to buy one of the shirts from their website, because all proceeds go to relief efforts in the Philippines. Then don it and give us your best smize. Finally, upload the picture to Instagram with the hashtag #selflessselfie, and ActionAid will post your picture alongside Poppy’s in the selfie gallery, so the world can see how you (and that annoying selfie-posting pal of yours) are using your social media power for good.

Find out more about ActionAid and their mission here

Which filter will you choose when you take your Selfless Selfie? Tell us in the comments below!

–John Soper

Gifts That Give Back: This Stylish Accessory Helps Give Homeless People a 'Key' to a New Life

Dec/18/2013 at 02:40 PM ET

Selena Gomez necklaceGetty; Inset: Courtesy The Giving Keys

You’ve been busily bookmarking our gift guide, but this December, we’re also going to draw your attention to great gifts that also give back — to the community, to children, to the world around us. Check them out, and share your favorite gifts that give in the comments.

It’s no secret that singer Selena Gomez is a big believer in philanthropy. Recently, this pop princess has been working on the Red Kettle Campaign with the Salvation Army and promoting various charities on her Twitter. So it’s no surprise that when it comes to accessorizing, she picks a necklace that helps those in need. Selena was seen on the KISS FM Jingle Ball concert red carpet wearing a “Serenity” necklace from The Giving Keys.

RELATED: More gifts that give back – right here!

The Giving Keys is a company started by actress and singer Caitlin Crosby, which employs people trying to transition out of homelessness. TGK prints inspirational words on refurbished keys and encourages customers to wear their key, embrace the message and then pass it on to someone who needs it. Don’t feel like wearing a key around your neck? The jewelry line also creates pay-it-forward bracelets, rings and iPhone cases. These pieces will add a perfect touch of vintage to any outfit — and with celeb fans including Ashley Tisdale, Ryan Gosling and Zac Efron — you know it’ll be a hit no matter to whom you give one.

Find out more about The Giving Keys’ mission (and pick up one for yourself or a friend) here.

What message will you be wearing? Tell us in the comments.

–John Soper

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Gifts That Give Back: Hydrate Yourself While Helping Others

Dec/17/2013 at 03:00 PM ET

Kristen Bell bottlePictureGroup; Inset: Courtesy bkr

You’ve been busily bookmarking our gift guide, but this December, we’re also going to draw your attention to great gifts that also give back — to the community, to children, to the world around us. Check them out, and share your favorite gifts that give in the comments.
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