Lora DiCarlo Awarded Government Grant From Oregon Innovation Fund

Lora DiCarlo announced at SXSW 2019 that the state of Oregon has awarded a $ 99,637 Business Oregon Enhanced Phase 0 Grant for the commercialization of Osé, a vibe that’s designed for hands-free blended orgasms.
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Yue-Sai Kan China Beauty Charity Fund Expands Sustainable Fashion Program With Online Classes

The fashion industry is buzzing about sustainability and now there’s a crash course for those who want to do more than just talk about it.
The Yue-Sai Kan China Beauty Charity Fund has teamed with WeDesign Group Inc. to broaden the fund’s executive education in sustainable fashion program. While the program is geared for executives who work at Chinese companies that offer fashion, beauty and lifestyle products and services, it is free to anyone who is interested.
There will be an assortment of speakers tackling the enhanced curriculum. Naadam’s Matt Scanlan will address “Sustainable Business Models,” Timo Rissanen, associate dean of the School of Constructed Environments at Parsons School of Design, will explore “A Better Sustainable Future” and “The Caring Economy” author Toby Usnik will discuss “Corporate Social Responsibility.” Created in 2017, the CBCF Executive Education in Sustainable Fashion program is made possible through monies raised through the China Fashion Gala. This year’s edition will honor Jason Wu and will be held on May 1 at The Plaza hotel in New York.
The enhanced curriculum, developed by WeDesign, is designed to give participants the base knowledge and tools needed to adopt environmentally friendly business practices. Launched in 2017, the CBCF Executive Education in

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The Mac Miller Circles Fund Has Raised $700k Since His Death

Mac Miller’s still making a difference — his charity foundation’s quickly approaching a million bucks in money raised to help kids in his hometown … TMZ has learned. Folks at The Mac Miller Circles Fund tell us … donations have been pouring in from…


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EXCLUSIVE: Natalia Vodianova and LuisaViaRoma Throw Fabulous Fund Fair in London

Natalia Vodianova’s Naked Heart Foundation has teamed with online luxury fashion web site LuisaViaRoma for her latest installment of the annual Fund Fair.
Slated to take place in London at Roundhouse on Feb. 18, the event takes inspiration from filmmaker Federico Fellini’s “La Dolce Vita,” for its fifth year in the U.K. — and sixth overall.
The Fellini theme will be represented through an over-the-top set design at the English theater — complete with a Trevi Fountain. Guests, who in the past have included Hailey Baldwin and Taylor Swift, will try their hand at classic fair games like Hook-a-duck and bowling. Participating brands Louis Vuitton, Celine, Givenchy, Dior and more will have prizes on hand for the winners. There will additionally be live entertainment from Warner Music Group at the event.
Vodianova launched her foundation Naked Heart in 2004; since then, she has raised more than 40 million euros across the United States, U.K., Russia and France. The organization aims to support children with physical, mental and sensory disabilities through the initiation and support of various projects. Over the years, the Naked Heart Foundation has financed 18 projects across seven Russian cities, including a Family Support Centre in Nizhny Novgorod and summer and

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Natalia Vodianova to Host Intergalactic Space-Themed Fabulous Fund Fair

SPACE INVASION: Natalia Vodianova will close out London Fashion Week on Feb. 20 with another Fabulous Fund Fair charity event, this time with an intergalactic space theme. The annual event, in aid of Vodianova’s Naked Heart Foundation children’s charity, will take place at The Roundhouse, a music and concert venue in Chalk Farm.
Some 500 tickets will be available for purchase with a suggested donation of 1,000 pounds each and guests will take part in games with a space-themed twist such as hook-a-duck, skittles and bowling to win prizes from brands including Guerlain, By Kilian and Maxx Royal Resorts.
Last year’s event, which also took place at the Roundhouse, raised more than 470,000 pounds and offered games such as Louis Vuitton’s Aeroplane Toss, Net-a-duck by Net-a-porter, Stella McCartney’s Arcade Games, Tarot Reading by Fendi, Dior’s Lucky Star, Givenchy’s Catapult, Pair-a-Pair with Giuseppe Zanotti, Pearl Pit by Guerlain and Maxx Royal Resorts’ Coconut Shy and One & Only’s Cocktail Bar.
In October, Vodianova teamed with amfAR and hosted a fund fair in the U.S. that brought in nearly $ 2 million in support of both the Naked Heart Foundation and amfAR.
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CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Finalists Named

The 10 finalists of the 2017 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund have been named. They are: Ahlem Manai-Platt of Ahlem; Becca McCharen-Tran of Chromat; Christopher Bevans of Dyne; Victor Glemaud; Jordan Askill; Matthew Harris of Mateo New York; Eli Azran of RTA; Sandy Liang; Telfar Clemens of Telfar LLC, and Patric DiCaprio, Bryn Taubensee, David Moses and Claire Sully of Vaquera. 
The winner and two runners-up will be revealed Nov. 6 at a gala in New York. The winner will receive a cash prize of $ 400,000 and the two runners-up will take home $ 150,000 each. In the meantime, the designers are put through a set of challenges before the selection committee, which includes Joseph Altuzarra, Eva Chen, Mark Holgate, Jeffrey Kalinsky, Steven Kolb, Roopal Patel, Nicole Phelps, Andrew Rosen and Diane von Furstenberg. One of the design challenges includes a fashion show staged at Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles in October.
The CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund is underwritten by Caleres, Coach Foundation, J. Crew, IMG Fashion, Lane Bryant, LifeWtr, MAC Cosmetics, Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue and Vogue.

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Diane von Furstenberg, Anna Wintour, and Fossil Host the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Design Challenge Cocktail

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The race is officially back on. Fashion month is long gone—or rather, over by just a few days—and the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund competition has kicked back into high gear. Earlier tonight at the One World Trade Center gallery, perched high above the city, designers mingled with a glittering array of A-listers for a cocktail party hosted by Diane von Furstenberg and Anna Wintour in celebration of the Fashion Fund Design Challenge underwritten by Fossil. Each candidate in this year’s class was challenged to come up with a design appropriate for a cultural event on the fall calendar, an endeavor that proved to be both fun and enlightening.

“It got us thinking about movement and something that could be for cocktail,” said Baja East’s Scott Studenberg and John Targon of their ensemble inspired by the New York City Ballet’s fall gala. “We referenced a lot of choreographers,” explained the duo of their cream-on-cream tonal look sported by NYCB principal dancer Sara Mearns.

Twirling among the nominees were a slew of previous CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund contestants, including Paul Andrew, Jennifer Fisher, Prabal Gurung, and the Orley trio. Having gone through the process, did they have any words of wisdom? “Take a deep breath and enjoy it because you miss it when it’s over,” said Irene Neuwirth in a Rosie Assoulin jumpsuit punctuated with her own jewelry. That sentiment was echoed by fellow jewelry designer Monique Péan, who said, “Have fun! It’s an incredible experience.”

Also taking in the designs were style-setters including Danai Gurira, whose play Eclipsed is currently at the Public Theater’s LuEsther Hall; Alexa Chung; and Cush Jumbo, who’s currently in New York filming The Good Wife and enjoying autumn in the city. “I love the in-between phase [of fall],” beamed Jumbo in Michael Kors and Chanel. “It’s my favorite time for experimenting. I’ll be layering up some Giambattista Valli with Michael Kors to set.”

Chung, who was photographed alongside former finalist Pamela Love of the 2011 competition, offered up some words of wisdom she learned from another It Brit, designer Erdem Moralioglu. “I once asked Erdem, because I was thinking of starting my own thing, and his words to me were to not deviate from yourself and trust your instincts.”

Jonathan Simkhai’s blush strapless dress elegantly wrapped around his date, Wallis Currie-Wood. “I love corsets!” exclaimed the actress, who was also joined by her Tony-winning beau, Alex Sharp. “It rekindles that old-world glamour and makes you feel both sexy and womanly, but also modest and comfortable in your own skin.” Simkhai agreed, adding that the competition has forced him to “come up with different ideas and go outside the box.”

As Eva Zuckerman, Brett Heyman, Ryan Roche, and countless other CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund alums chatted with the present class, all were talking about The Fashion Fund’s move to Amazon. “They get Amazon, which is an amazing medium!” exclaimed Veronica Miele Beard, adding that this year’s contestants should “use it to their greatest advantage. It’s everywhere.”

One place the all-reaching network might not have been was the Black Rock Desert in Nevada for Burning Man, which is where contestant Thaddeus O’Neil landed for his challenge. “I had to go to Burning Man even though it was the week of my women’s Spring show,” joked O’Neil, adding, “It was an adventure I had to take.” So how did the designer interpret the experience? Through a bevy of color, print, and texture on his model, the artist and poet Cleo Wade. “It was a natural fit,” said O’Neil of his date. “Anyone that loves words the way she does, I have an immediate affinity for them.”

With the competition heading out West next week to present their looks in a group fashion show, does the perennially sun-kissed designer have any plans outside of the competition? “To go surfing with my friends out in Malibu.” It seems as if O’Neil might have the right idea, because as Zuckerman says: “The worst of it is over and the best is yet to come.”


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Here’s How the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Finalists Did Fashion Week

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This season, eight out of 10 of this year’s CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund finalists took the stage at New York Fashion Week, from Thaddeus O’Neil’s presentation in a Chinatown loft re-created to look like “the beach on which Caravaggio died,” as the designer put it, to runway shows such as Chromat and Gypsy Sport, where fashion lovers of all shapes, sizes, and genders where celebrated. While David Hart (the menswear candidate who unveiled his Bauhaus-inspired Spring collection this past summer at the inaugural New York Fashion Week: Men’s) and Baldwin (they’re gearing up to debut in New York City this coming February) were missed, here’s a rundown of what the finalists had in store, as the competition heats up.

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Is There a Fashion Investment That Will Fund Your Old Age? One Writer Investigates


When the stock market starts to go nuts, when you find the word volatility creeping into your conversations—and not just to describe your boss—you may find yourself thinking, “Where could I park my money that won’t be subject to such wild swings? Is there an investment I can make—preferably in something beautiful, something I can actually enjoy for decades!—that will also fund my old age?”

Of course, as in so much else in life, financial hindsight is 20/20: If only my dad had bought that little yellow house in Montauk for $ 14,000 in 1961! If only I had ripped a Keith Haring Radiant Baby graffiti off a subway station wall 30 years ago!

But if I have been spectacularly unsuccessful in my investment planning thus far, at least I have the right friends. I sit down with my compatriot B., who is a genius at flipping real estate, and is also a walking encyclopedia of high-end vintage goods. He agrees with me that the trouble with sinking your disposable income into a Fortuny gown or a Chanel frock from the twenties is that you can’t actually wear these things—a single drop of perspiration, an errant rain shower, can trigger a rapid deterioration that will destroy future earning potential. Think about it—even a stolid Birkin is worth much more in a pristine state. (But what fun is it to have a Birkin if you can’t take it out so your friends will say, “Oh look, you have a Birkin.”) To put it simply: The more you personally enjoy using your vintage fashions and accessories, the less they will be worth.

B. thinks gorgeous furniture is a great alternative, but I am not sure my dinky apartment is the right place for a Gallé breakfront. And you can’t wear a Gio Ponti credenza to the Met Gala, or string a Ruhlmann desk around your neck and go out to dinner.

Which brings us to jewelry! This stuff practically is money (Just ask a drug dealer, or a refugee from czarist Russia, what the best way to smuggle money across borders is, and they will point to a batch of bling hidden in their underwear.) B. says your pieces should be signed if at all possible, and that Van Cleef and Cartier are at the top of this glittering pyramid. To this duo, you can add Verdura and Bulgari, and more contemporary pieces by JAR.

But why stop with the brands that everybody knows? Substantial money, B. tells me, is secreted in far more obscure pieces—French Art Deco masterworks by people like Jean Després, Raymond Templier, Gustave-Roger Sandoz, and Suzanne Belperron. (Google their creations—your heart will stop.)

It begins to dawn on me that real scholarship is required to make the proper financial decisions—otherwise, how will you know if you bump into a Templier brooch at the Porte de Clignancourt flea market? At least he signed his creations—Suzanne’s glorious pieces are defiantly nameless. Asked once why she never signed her work, Madame Belperron replied: “My style is my signature.”

So start studying! Brush up on your French! Or forget the whole thing and call a broker.

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Caleres, Saint Louis Fashion Fund Name Emerging Designer Finalists

On Monday night, a bit of the Midwest came to New York City for the announcement of the Caleres Emerging Designer Award finalists, presented by the Saint Louis Fashion Fund. Designers from six brands were recognized in contention for the award, a $ 25,000 grant to be chosen on Nov. 4, during Saint Louis Fashion Week: Julie Haus and Jason Alkire of Haus Alkire, Mike Eckhaus and Zoe Latta of Eckhaus Latta, Azede Jean-Pierre, Katharine Polk of Houghton, Brandon Sun, and Jordana Warmflash of Novis.
The announcement came in the form of a cocktail party, held at the Caleres (formerly known as Brown Shoe Company) and Sam Edelman showroom in Midtown Manhattan, and hosted by Diane Sullivan, chief executive officer, president and chairman of Caleres, along with Sam and Libby Edelman, Tomoko Ogura, Roopal Patel, Lisa Perry and Gary Wassner. Before presenting the finalists, Elizabeth Tucker, creator of Saint Louis Fashion Week, gave a brief introduction about the importance of the program. “The startup scene is booming in the city of Saint Louis, so I would love to recognize Diane Sullivan for her vision and realizing that a huge part of this equation is attracting, retaining and developing designers as a part of

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CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Finalists Revealed

NEW YORK — It’s CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund time again. On Wednesday evening at a cocktail party at The Jane Hotel here, the CFDA and Vogue named the 10 finalists who will vie for the $ 400,000 top prize.
Carolina Herrera cohosted the event, while Joseph Altuzarra, Prabal Gurung and Rag & Bone’s David Neville did the honors of revealing the finalists. They are John Targon and Scott Studenberg of Baja East; Baldwin; Brother Vellies; Cadet; Chris Gelinas; Chromat; David Hart; Gypsy Sport; Jonathan Simkhai, and Thaddeus O’Neil.
This is the fund’s 12th season, in which the program’s winner and two runners-up receive business mentoring and financial support — and the money is up this season. The top prize has been increased by $ 100,000 over last year and the runners-up’s awards have been raised to $ 150,000 each from $ 100,000 the past five years.
Whether “The Fashion Fund,” Ovation TV’s televised series documenting the process for the past two competitions, will continue this year could not be learned. CFDA officials declined comment.
This year’s selection committee consists of Ken Downing, Neville and Marcus Wainwright, Mark Holgate, Jeffrey Kalinsky, Steven Kolb, Reed Krakoff, Jenna Lyons, Andrew Rosen, Diane von Furstenberg and Anna Wintour. They will begin meeting with each finalist in

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Chelsea Manning Defense Fund Flooded With Donations

A legal defense fund for Chelsea Manning, the former Army intelligence worker sentenced to 35 years in prison for leaking secret documents to WikiLeaks, has been flooded with donations, exceeding its goal with more than $ 125,000 in 48 hours.

“The level of grassroots support for this campaign has been truly impressive. Close to 1,100 donors in just 48 hours made their voices heard for Chelsea’s cause,” Trevor Timm, executive director of Freedom of the Press Foundation, said in a statement. “It really shows how small donations can add up to something huge. Because of this success, we’re raising our goal to the full amount Chelsea Manning’s attorney has estimated will be needed to bring the case through oral arguments in the Army Court of Appeals. We’re confident, with your help, we can get there.”

Nancy Hollander, Manning’s attorney, said contributions to the crowdsourced fund are “beyond our wildest dreams.”

“We are grateful for this outpouring and continued support as we travel down this long road,” Hollander said.

Manning, 27, is imprisoned at Fort Leavenworth in Kansas for giving hundreds of thousands of government files to WikiLeaks, including information on U.S. operations in Guantánamo Bay and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Formerly Pfc. Bradley Manning, she will be eligible for parole in about 2020.

Manning began the process of transitioning to a woman last year, and was approved for a gender-reassignment hormone therapy in February. It was the first time the Defense Department has authorized such a treatment for an active service member, and followed a lawsuit pressing the military to allow Manning’s transition.

Manning and her legal team are pursuing an appeal of her conviction, with the hope of reducing her prison term. Prior to the fundraising campaign, Manning had collected about $ 40,000 in donations to cover legal fees.

First Look Media, the news organization created by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar, announced the campaign on Wednesday, and pledged to match $ 60,000 in donations. According to the statement, $ 10,000 of the match will come from First Look’s prominent investigative journalist, Glenn Greenwald, who has led coverage of former National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden’s disclosures of government spying on ordinary citizens.

Greenwald explained the campaign in a post for First Look’s investigative news outfit, The Intercept:

“Whatever else one thinks of Manning, she should not face limits in her ability to pursue her legal rights with full zeal, nor should her already difficult circumstances be exacerbated by worries over how to pay legal fees,” he wrote. “Her actions redounded to the benefit of all of us, and it’s incumbent on those who are able to do what they can to help her defend her legal rights. It’s in our collective interest to ensure that whistleblowers are able to receive a full, vigorous defense of their rights, and that the government’s pernicious anti-transparency theories be contested.”

 The campaign continues to accept donations, which can be made here.

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The CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Contestants’ Cocktail Party at the Jane Hotel

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“The Fashion Fund [contest] is an invaluable experience—which you cannot put a price on,” advised Carolina Herrera in her welcoming address at The Jane hotel’s rooftop bar. “However,  you can put a price on winning,” she added with a sparkling note as she welcomed to the stage past CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund finalists, Joseph Altuzarra, Prabal Gurung, and judge David Neville. Then the ten excitable recipients were announced in alphabetical order—each one now in the running to receive mentorship and the now $ 400,000 dollar prize. “I was so excited when I received Steven Kolbs phone call, I jumped on the sofa like Sia in the “Chandelier” video, and it broke,” laughs Jonathan Simkhai, whose studio is in the same building as Gurung’s. “I am used to having cameras on me at all times,” joked Baja East’s Scott Studenberg about the film crew that arrived to capture the moment he received his call. The only non-New-York-based contender is denim designer, Matt Baldwin, who was away from his hometown of Kansas City and in his makeshift “office” at The Bowery when he received his news—“I can’t wait to go home to Kansas tomorrow—it’s such an amazing philanthropic place, and I love being a part of that.” It was an action-packed day for Gypsy Sport’s Rio Uribe who had to leave his own New York Fashion Week: Men’s presentation to make the 6:00 p.m. cocktail party—but  he did find a moment to affix a CFDA pin to his ear as a novel earring beforehand. Dapper details were certainly a theme of the evening, with David Hart donning his grandfather’s 35mm diamond camera cufflinks and tie-pin “for good luck.” With the announcement done, the nominees and the Fashion Fund class of 2014 mingled over champagne and took in the New York skyline (a brief moment to breathe before their busy summer commences). And, the countdown has begun.

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Jessica Simpson Among Honorees at YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund Gala

Singer-reality-star-turned-designer Jessica Simpson, Macy’s chief merchandising officer Tim Baxter and Peerless Clothing president Ronny Wurtzburger will be honored at the YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund Geoffrey Beene National Scholarship Awards dinner on Jan. 12 in New York.
In its 79th year, the event will be held at the New York Marriott Marquis for the first time to accommodate a larger guest list, according to organizers. Nearly $ 1 million will be awarded in scholarships for fashion programs at universities and colleges nationwide. The YMA FSF will award $ 5,000 scholarships to 161 scholars, who were chosen from hundreds of applicants. There will also be eight Geoffrey Beene National Scholarships Awards — four recipients will each receive a $ 30,000 award and the remaining four will each take home a $ 10,000 award to further pursue their education and career goals.
In 2005, the FSF began a partnership with the Geoffrey Beene Foundation to underwrite the event and to establish the Geoffrey Beene National Scholarship Awards for which the foundation has donated $ 5 million to the FSF.
Simpson has a $ 1 billion signature brand. This spring Sequential Brands Group Inc., inked a deal to acquire a majority stake in the company, including the Jessica Simpson Collection master license and other

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Julianne Moore, Tatum O’Neal, and Stefano Tonchi Show Their Support for the Perry Moore Hero Fund

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It’s the house that Eminem built. Gigantic photographs of Slim Shady—with Rick Rubin; drowning in a sea of half-clad women—adorn the walls of the Tribeca Marble House. Its designer, creative entrepreneur Stuart Parr, who coproduced 8 Mile, acted as host for Wednesday night’s fundraiser for the Perry Moore Hero Fund, a charity that awards scholarships to LGBT youth who’ve overcome great adversity.

Along with the Enimem ephemera, guests like Julianne Moore and Tatum O’Neal, joined by hosts Andy Cohen, Allison Sarofim, and the organization’s founder and Perry Moore’s lifelong partner, Hunter Hill, explored Parr’s collection of sensual photographs by Adam Fuss, as well as the surfboards, and vintage Italian motorcycles that adorn Parr’s modernist manse.” (Parr is displaying the best of his collection, Augustas and Ducatis, in an exhibit at 285 Madison Avenue, “Art of the Italian Two Wheel.”)

Joining Samantha Mathis, Ann Dexter-Jones, Francisco Costa, and Stefano Tonchi, Sarofim arrived with Parr’s daughter, Harper, who was clad in colorful vintage YSL, borrowed from Sarofim. Along with Richard Phillips, Anh Duong, Eileen Guggenheim, and Sean MacPherson, another sprite livening up the room in a full-length Rachel Comey was Emily McEnroe, who recently graduated from the University of San Francisco and is pursuing acting. “I’m lucky to have access to my mom’s closet,” she said. Her mother, Ms. O’Neal, is a great supporter of the charity. She was a close friend of Moore, who died in 2011. “I had dinner with him every night and went to Montauk with him every weekend. I want every boy to be a hero, a superhero, in their own right—like Perry was. And this scholarship makes that possible,” she said.

One of the scholarship’s recipients, Christian Sanchez, who was graduating the next day from college in Queens, had a story that makes Eminem’s 8 Mile upbringing seem dreamy. Sanchez spoke about the challenges of coming to grips with his own identity while struggling with immigration issues. “I remember Googling places in NYC where there were people like me, like Harvey Milk High School,” he told the enrapt audience, which included Sally Singer, Glenn O’Brien, Pamela Hanson, and Todd Eberle. He thanked Ms. Moore for her continued support, not just for LBGT rights, but human rights, saving his most profound thanks for his mother and sister. With their help, and that of the Perry Moore Hero Fund, he’s going to grad school, and mentoring youth who face similar challenges as his own.

“Christian is a great example. He was going to drop out for a semester to work and this kept him in school,” said Hill. “He’s straight-A student. And he has a job. I guess I raise a good amount of money to help kids that need it.” Spoken like a true mensch, or as Eminem might say, an ‘O.G.’

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Giorgio Armani to Fund Tennis Court Cover in Milan

Giorgio Armani has further cemented his long-standing partnership with Fondo Ambiente Italiano (FAI), the Italian National Trust, by financing the construction of a glass and iron structure to cover the Villa Necchi Campiglio’s tennis court in Milan.
Armani is among the main sponsors of the restoration of the villa, which became a public museum in 2008.
“I was immediately impressed by Villa Necchi Campiglio’s artistic and cultural richness: The building reflects a sophisticated and social, yet intimately Milanese lifestyle,” said Armani, who is a member of the board of Friends of FAI, the association that promotes trust’s projects in the U.S. “This is why I enthusiastically decided to give an additional contribution to the restoration and preservation of the villa’s tennis court. Many years have passed since my first meeting with the FAI and we still share projects and a passion to preserve the wonderful works of human brilliance.”
Armani first collaborated with the FAI in 1983, financing part of the restoration of the Abbey of San Fruttuoso in Camogli, a seaside village in Italy’s Liguria region.

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Sports News in Brief: FIFA Assures Fans Investigation Won’t Affect 2022 Qatar Slush Fund

ZURICH—Stressing that soccer’s international governing body will continue to conduct business as usual in the face of high-profile fraud charges, FIFA officials assured the public Friday that the ongoing U.S. Department of Justice investigation will in no way affect the 2022 Qatar slush fund. “While our organization takes these allegations very seriously, we can guarantee with total confidence that the charges will not hinder or restrict the 2022 slush fund in Qatar,” said FIFA president Sepp Blatter, adding that the unreported personal expenditures and under-the-table government kickbacks will take place at multiple venues throughout the Middle Eastern country as scheduled. “Regardless of this ongoing probe, our officials are committed to accepting bribes in exchange for FIFA media and marketing rights, redirecting construction funds to personal expense accounts, and offering lavish gifts to Qatari political ministers in order to sidestep government regulations exactly as originally planned. These accusations …

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Mary Katrantzou Wins 2015 BFC/Vogue Fashion Fund

The London-based creative, whose designs have been seen on the likes of Kerry Washington and Lily James, will be given a 12-month period of mentorship and a £200,000 grant.

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World Wildlife Fund Announces New Breeding Program To Create Way More Squirrels Than Necessary

GLAND, SWITZERLAND—While fully acknowledging that the small rodents were in no danger of extinction whatsoever, the World Wildlife Fund announced an ambitious breeding program Wednesday to produce far more squirrels than necessary.

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Why Mama June’s Daughter Believes Her Mother May Have Taken Her Trust Fund Money (VIDEO)

Anna “Chickadee” Cardwell believes that her mom, “Mama June,” may have pilfered her trust fund – an accusation Mama June completely denies – and that’s why she has now resorted to asking fans to donate to her GoFundMe.com account and selling a line of essential oils.

“You did all of this because you say that Mama robbed your trust fund account,” Dr. Phil says in the video above.

“Mama’s name is on every single account. It says head owner of the account, so she can withdrawal, take money, give money – she can do any of that,” Anna says.

“Your lawyer sent a letter asking for information about this account,” Dr. Phil says, reading part of the letter. “No response.”

Anna says she called the bank and they told her there was a savings account in her name with $ 17.89. “I called my mother and she said, ‘I moved all of it,’” she says. “She sent me a picture of it. She said, ‘This is what’s left in your account $ 15,400.’ She was supposed to send it the next day. She says she ‘sent it.’ No letter came. Never got anything.”

On his show Monday, Dr. Phil speaks with Anna about the abuse she suffered at 8 years old. And, Mama June’s mother shares the reasons she says she’s disgusted with her daughter. Click here to see where you can watch.

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