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11 entries categorized "Charity"

November 27, 2010

The White Elephant in the Room

The White Elephant in the Room

I recently had a heated discussion with a friend about charitable giving.

Bryanboy outside the Opening Ceremony Los Angeles store

Part of the problem with "giving" is that in most cases, it is what it is: hand-to-mouth. Although it's good for the short term, in my opinion, it's NOT sustainable in the long run.

I admire institutions such as Trickle Up (who I've been supporting for years) and Kiva. They both provide tools and resources to the less fortunate to start microenterprises which, in return, enable them to stand on their own two feet, thus eliminating the endless (and unnecessary) cycle of relying on handouts.

Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Cyber Monday, call it whatever you want. I'm sure many of you have been shopping like crazy the past few days. But please take time to check out those two sites I mentioned and  donate any amount. 

November 05, 2010 + Dsquared2 Launches Limited Edition Canine Accessories [photos] + Dsquared2 Launches Limited Edition Canine Accessories

The wonderful folks at & Dsquared2 recently invited me to Los Angeles for the launch of Dsquared2's limited-edition canine accessories.

Bryanboy and Dan Caten

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October 24, 2010

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Bryanboy for Ralph Lauren Pink Pony Collection

Breast Cancer Awareness

10% of net proceeds from the sale of Ralph Lauren's Pink Pony collection will benefit the Ralph Lauren Foundation Pink Pony Fund for Cancer Cure and Prevention. Click HERE to shop the collection.

Alternatively, why not donate to the National Breast Cancer Foundation or the Breast Cancer Fund? Any amount will do.

October 04, 2010

Naomi Campbell at Dolce & Gabbana Boutique Paris Tonight!

Naomi Campbell at Dolce & Gabbana Boutique Paris Tonight!

Are you in Paris, like me?

Naomi Campbell at Dolce & Gabbana

Be sure to visit the Dolce & Gabbana boutique at 54 Avenue Montaigne tonight to see the legendary supermodel.

Her 25th anniversary commemorative t-shirts are available for sale and proceeds will benefit Fashion For Relief fund.


February 09, 2010

Fashion for Haiti T-Shirt by CFDA

Fashion for Haiti T-Shirt by CFDA

Contrary what to some of you guys think, not everyone in fashion are cold, hard, snooty queens. There are many people in this wonderful and colourful industry who actually care.

Fashion for Haiti T-shirt by CFDA

The Council of Fashion Designers of America launched a wonderful initiative to raise funds for Haiti earthquake victims. Starting on February 12, 2010, you may purchase their "To Haiti With Love" t-shirt. Proceeds will benefit the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund.

This is one t-shirt you must get.


For more information, visit

January 13, 2010

Haiti Earthquake Victims - How You Can Help + Donations Needed

Haiti Earthquake - How You Can Help

Quick public service announcement... I'm sure you've heard of the massive earthquake that hit Haiti yesterday. Thousands are feared dead and many, many people are left homeless.

Haiti Earthquake photo of injured people at Hotel Villa Creole in Port-au-Prince, Haiti

I'm gonna cut this post short and encourage you my dearest and kindest readers to donate ANY amount to go to much-needed relief efforts.

I'm donating a small amount. I hope you guys do, too.

That's all.

photo credit: ap via

October 24, 2009

Models Strip for Climate Change

Models Strip for Climate Change

How many familiar faces can you spot in this vid? I see Hanne Gabby, Nicole Trunfio and Crystal Renn.

Today, October 24, 2009 is the International Day of Climate Action.

Do your part. Visit to learn more.

August 10, 2009

For a Good Cause

For a Good Cause

I had a lovely conversation earlier this afternoon with my friend Mrs. T, aka The Bag Hag. She's auctioning off her Hermès Gris Tourterelle Victoria bag to raise funds for the benefit of Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital in Manila.

Hermès Gris Tourterelle Victoria bag

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May 11, 2009

Who handled Project Blue's PR? Barneys and Elle, anyone?

Who handled Project Blue's PR? Barneys and Elle, anyone?

Earlier this morning, I read a tweet from Timothy Elliott, Men's PR Director of Barneys New York, pointing his followers to a charity auction on eBay.

Timothy Elliott, Barneys PR

This ought to be interesting. How is it possible for a custom, one-off Bottega Veneta dress end up fetching a paltry $306 at an auction? 

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December 16, 2008

'Tis the Season to Give: Trickle Up, Pro Mujer

'Tis the Season to Give

I know it's that time of the year when everyone is busy making AND fulfilling holiday wish lists. Some of you are even wondering why I haven't posted mine. Truth be told, I don't have one -- not materially, at least.

Looking back at the year that has gone by, it would be extremely selfish of me to ask for more this holiday season. I've had so many magnificent things happen to me this year... so many amazing AND surreal experiences. If anything, I've made numerous personal milestones I've lost track of them all. My life ain't no quick stroll at the park but for the most part, every day felt like Christmas day. With everything that's happened this year, let me just say that I'm one heck of a happy, very happy camper. I wish the same could be said for other people.

I hope I could persuade you to stop whatever it is that you are doing right at this moment and consider donating to two very special organizations I have personally supported for years. As I've said before, I'm very pro-entrepreneurship. I've always believed that providing capital or opportunities to develop small businesses/long-term livelihood for the less fortunate is the most sustainable (not to mention the best) way to put an end to poverty. Oh look at these big words coming out of my mouth. Hah!

Trickle Up...

and Pro Mujer.

Whether you share $10, $100 or whatever amount you choose, rest be assured that the people on the receiving end will appreciate your help.

photo credits: trickle up, pro mujer

October 31, 2008

2008 Movember Mania

Movember Mania

With all this hirsute madness going on, is this a coincidence or what? Movember (the month formerly known as November) is an annual moustache-growing charity event held during the month of November. Proceeds from this event go to various charities to raise awareness of men's health issues such as Prostate Cancer, Depresion and more.

Movember participants are required to grow a moustache for the ENTIRE month and raise funds for charity. Personally-speaking, I don't think I could last that long given my present circumstances but I'll do my share by promoting this event.

Movember 2008

So yes... I'm calling upon the collective powers of all the hairy boys and gurls out there to join this cute event. It's for a good cause. All you need to do is donate any amount, big or small and they also accept paypal, to Movember. Your donation, which goes directly to the Movember folks, is tax-deductible if you live in certain countries (UK, Australia, USA, etc). If you're up to growing a moustache yourself, go ahead and sign up as a participant.

All donations made on my Movember page are going to The Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia and BeyondBlue (Australia's National Depression Initiative).

That's all!

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