Celebrities Clean out Closets for Philippines
Over 5,000 deaths have been reported in connection to the recent typhoon in the Philippines. An estimated 1,000 people remain missing in the aftermath.
Over 20 nations sent aid within hours of the reported disaster. Celebrities have responded with their own versions of aid.
Victoria Beckham and Kim Kardashian are the latest fashion lovers to lend their assistance. On November 20, Beckham posted a picture of an extensive pile of shoes on her twitter account. The caption read “Big clear out of my shoes, on sale tomorrow in aid of British Red Cross.”
The retired singer and her husband, David, decided to clean out their closets for the British Red Cross store located in London. Proceeds from the sale will benefit the organization’s current charity work in the Philippines.
The collection features notable pieces including outfits from Beckham’s time with the British singing group, the Spice Girls, and hats worn by David.
Higher end pieces from designers Dolce and Gabbana, Jimmy Choo and Roberto Cavalli were also available for purchase by the public.
Kim Kardashian has also used her love of fashion to help others. The thirty-three year old recently revealed that 10% of the profits from her current clothes auction on eBay will be donated to the International Medical Corps, which is currently serving those in need of basic supplies and medical care in the Philippines.
The star has recently drawn criticism from the public for not donating more. Celebrity blogger Perez Hilton explained that in contrast to the multi-million dollar empire shared by her and her family, her donation is a fraction of her earning.
The blogger also defended the star, stating that Kardashian may be helping in other ways unknown to the public.
– Jasmine D. Smith
Sources: Huffington Post, Daily Mail, ABC News, Perez Hilton
Photo: Daily Record