A Look Back At The Sama Eyewear and Blue Sphere Foundation Charity Event
Blue Sphere Foundation works to safeguard the planet’s oceans, halting the destruction of threatened marine species and habitats. They go where there are urgent threats and critical resource gaps, and act quickly to establish the necessary groundwork for others to join in. They believe art and media are essential tools to spark curiosity and inspire action, and it is therefore an integral part of everything we do.
The Sam Vance Foundation was established in 1997 by Sheila Vance in memory of her son Sam, who lost his life to heroin experimentation while a nineteen-year-old college freshman at U.C.L.A. Determined to turn her son’s passing into a positive force for change, The Sam Vance Foundation was the motivation behind Sheila Vance’s return to the optical industry and the inspiration behind Sama Eyewear.
The best place to find cult LA brands happens to be nestled elegantly in the heart of Melrose Avenue. Church Boutique is a leader in West Hollywood’s avant-garde fashion culture and it is here at this pricey, exclusive, and contemporary shrine you will discover the most understated yet stimulating environment for fashionistas. Attracting celebrities, stylists and photographers from all over the world, Church offers clothing from over 50 cutting edge designers that hang from old pipes, rope, and splintered wood.
A lot has been said about Loree Rodkin… This Global Nomad has had three immensely successful careers all by accident! Rodkin, born in Chicago, was raised on a heavy diet of aesthetics. Her three careers have ranged from designing the homes of rock stars, Alice Cooper, Rod Stewart amongst a host of other rock glitterati. She then became a talent manager, launching the careers of young unknowns —Brad Pitt, Robert Downey Jr. and Sarah Jessica Parker to name just a few. Loree’s passion for making jewelry landed her Elizabeth Taylor as her first client. Since those early days Rodkin has gone on to design intricate pieces for such icons as Madonna, Steven Tyler, Elton John, Cher (her best friend) and countless others. She also had the honor of designing First Lady Michelle Obama’s inaugural jewelry; those pieces now reside in the Smithsonian’s permanent collection.
Actress, entrepreneur, and philanthropist Maggie Q has always been at the forefront of the fight against animal cruelty and global warming. In fact, on World Animal Day, The Body Shop and CrueltyFree International were joined by actress, activist and entrepreneur Maggie Q to bring 8.3 million signatures against cosmetic animal testing to the United Nations Headquarters in New York City to create a global framework to end animal testing while advancing the United Nations’ sustainable development agenda.
On July 31, everyone came together at Spring Place Beverly Hills to raise money for a great cause. We thank everyone who donated, worked and volunteered at this event and made a a success.