This past year has brought so much good into my life and I’m thankful for everyone (including my fans) who have shared it with me. Although I’m sad to let go of another wonderful year, 2012 has so much in store. My book “ICANMAKEUHOT“, will hit bookshelves in Spring 2012 and my philanthropic ballet flats, which will raise money for Breast Cancer research, will be available in-stores in Fall 2012. Also, look out for the January and February issues of AVENUE Magazine, where I have recently began working as the guest Editor. In between these new projects, there will be a couple more surprises, but I can’t reveal too much right now! Just keep your eyes open for another amazing adventure with my girls and I.
In the spirit of giving, I took my tween girls to Food Bank of New York City to help in the pantry and distribute food. It was amazing to share this experience with my girls. The enjoyed meeting the New Yorkers and helping them with their grocery list the Food Bank of New York City provides. I was grateful to help, and proud of my girls, too.
As the guest Editor of AVENUE Magazine for the January and February issue, I’m back to doing what I love: celebrating the mavericks. I don’t think of editing as picking and choosing, I see it as a way to show New Yorkers who’s doing what and why they are so highly regarded. I like talent. No smoke and mirrors, just raw talent. If you know someone who’s doing something unique and interesting, tell me. I want the world to see what great looks like. Its raw, real, filled with integrity, and definitely not packaged or imaged. Welcome to AVENUE Magazine.
I took part in the CitySights NY’s 2nd Annual Holiday Joy Toy Drive which brought over 2,000 toys to children at the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center in Manhattan. I was was joined by Miss Universe, Miss USA, Miss Teen USA and Aaron Carter in meeting and giving out gifts to kids battling diabetes.
Which is why, this holiday season, I find myself dressing in an understated yet chic way. I do this to show thanks to all of the local heroes who go beyond their comfort zone to do something special for those less fortunate. Like Angelina Jolie, I’ve recently opted for suits because they embody sophistication. I’m loving dark blue and white versions by Rogan, chic Chloe tops and ’50s-inspired Marc Jacobs sweaters.
For this year’s Holiday Rock & Roll Bash, hosted by James Dolan of Cablevision (amNewYork’s parent company), not only was $1.7 million raised for the Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research, but the party drew an amazing crowd with Jim at the helm of his band, JD & the Straight Shot. This week, I also took a group of children from the Garden of Dreams Foundationto see the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, and it was a delight to watch them enjoy the show.
And for those who love fashion and philanthropy (my favorite combo), I recently put a pair of worn-once Jimmy Choos up for auction on eBay, with 100% of the profits being donated to Generosity Water to provide clean water wells in Ghana.