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10 Ways You Can Donate to Haitian Earthquake Victims
1. Already viral on Facebook and social networking sites, the Red Cross is getting the word out about its text-message donation system. Text "HAITI" to the number 90999 to donate $10, which will be added to your next cellphone bill. You can also donate online through the Red Cross website.
2. Hospitals in Haiti are badly damaged and overwhelmed. To help medical aid workers, donate to Doctors Without Borders on its website.
3. International aid group CARE has already sent 133 staff members to Haiti, and it will be distributing food. You can donate your Delta Air Lines SkyMiles to transport CARE aid workers to Haiti or give money for relief funds through its website.
4. Louise Ivers, clinical director for Haiti for Partners in , wrote in an E-mail to colleagues, "Port-au-Prince is devastated, lot of deaths. SOS. SOS ... Please help us." You can donate to support Partners in Health's field hospitals on its website.
5. Today, World Vision heads to Haiti with 18 tons of supplies, including blankets, tarps, and containers. Support World Vision by donating through its website.
6. The UNICEF representative in Haiti, Guido Cornale, told the BBC yesterday that the Haitian earthquake is one of the worst he's seen in his life. To help children in Haiti, donate via UNICEF'swebsite.
7. Haitian-American rapper Wyclef Jean's foundation to rebuild Haiti, Yéle, is also accepting text-message donations. Text "Yele" to 501501 to donate $5, which will be added to your next phone bill. You can also donate via the Yéle Foundation's website.
8. International Relief and Development will supply water, sanitation kits, medicines, hygiene kits, and shelter materials. You can donate to IRD on its website.
9. Oxfam already has 200 volunteers stationed in Haiti. They'll be providing clean water, shelter, and sanitation through donations on Oxfam's website.
10. The Salvation Army is sending 285,120 boxed meals of rice, soy, and vitamins to Haiti. Support the Salvation Army through its website.
Credit: 10-Ways to Help; U.S. News
Friday, December 25, 2009
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This unique colour printed dress features a braided centrepiece incorprating a necklace within the garment. It is an individual artpiece in itself. The Inspiration, taken from the jewelrey in the tribes of Ethiopia, is evident. It stands for protection and beauty.
The Melon Dress was inspired by the paintings of Cy Twombly and the Women of Harare in Ethiopia. The Prints of this dress and the braided technique are a combination of Ethiopian tradition and modern technique.
Silk dress with rustic print back. The pendulums drape as though they are weights over the shoulders. Long openly draped sleeves with rustic clock print lining. Dry Clean Only.
This is an individual piece form my Spring/Summer 10 collection Scope of Time
Shimmering sequins finished off by classic black satin. Exposed zipper at the center back for a tough edge. Column shape that is an easy fit on all body types, keeping the flattering sparkle.
I am totally wearing this out dancing.
This dress/coat is made of double-layered fabric, it has emphasized torso-shoulder-arms with lace frills sewn onto it. This is a statement making individual piece for those savvy fashion-forward, fashion-addicts out there.
The winter fairytale Widows & Soldiers tells a story about a woman struggling to survive in a traditional rural Slovenia. She is coping with agony when she is left alone on her farm, while her husband is fighting in war. When he returns she feels overjoyed, passionately consuming every minute of their time together. When he leaves for the 2nd time, she is left with nothing, but sweet memories. Tragedy hits her as she is told he died. Bereft of her marital life, she is unable to cope with her lost and falls apart.
My collection was inspired by the mourning fashion throughout history, from the end of 19.century to nowadays. It tells a story about widow women, who were left waiting for their soldier-husbands to return from wars, were re-cutting, redesigning patterns, recycling their husband’s old clothes and uniforms to create clothes for themselves. This is a story about tragic ways of love and life, about reminiscence, living in memories…
In this collection I used only the finest fabrics, silk taffeta, luxurious laces, wool and other fabrics with special effects (embroidery, prints, etc). I used a technique of silk-screen printing on certain fabrics and hand printed them with flower patterns of old Victorian wall-papers, stripes.
Special Thanks to . Go check out their other unique pieces HERE.