Celebrity charity events don't move me. That "We Are the World" reboot that debuted during the Olympics? All I saw was a bunch of egos corralled into a room and told to sing with their eyes closed. I know this is a gross generalization and that there are probably some celebrities " maybe even a lot of celebrities " who genuinely care.
What does move me is normal people, businesses and communities who see a disaster like the earthquake in Haiti and are compelled to help " not because it'll create some good PR and cross-promotional opportunities, but because they feel the need to do what they can with their finite resources. Like this weekend's Haiti Fashionista.
The American Red Cross of Central Oklahoma has partnered with a ton of local businesses and organizations to present Haiti Fashionista " a two-day event combining shopping and fashion for a great cause.
Haiti Fashionista kicks off Saturday with a consignment sale. Featuring clothing, shoes and accessories donated by local shops and people, it begins at 5 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn, 3201 N.W. 137th. It continues 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, and admission is free.
The big event of Haiti Fashionista is a 8 p.m. Saturday fashion show, auction and party, featuring clothing from a lot of great, local boutiques. Afterward, the fashions will be auctioned off. The event also includes music, door prizes and the Thunder Girls. Donations are accepted at the door.
Haiti Fashionista was made possible by donations from: