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The Fashion Fund Editorial show:how to draw attention to a cause

I’ve been spending the day listening to the negative feedback about our Tibet Super Bowl commercial, and want to take a crack at explaining why we created this campaign.

Fortunately for us their first project not only raises money for homeless people across Victoria, it also gives Melbournians a great excuse to go out and dig up some pre-loved designer bargains – so mark Saturday the 24 of September, 2011 into your diary with Federation Square as your destination.

as well as drawing attention to a good cause, I’d also like to draw attention to how to draw attention to a good cause; because We Don’t Care Inc. have done that so well.

With beautiful photography by James Pipino and fantastic styling by Vass, there are few better ways to both create desire around the fashion and spread the word about the cause then by outputting quality imagery like this. This spreads. It cuts through. And that’s important regardless of whether you’re promoting a brand, a product, or a cause.


New activities?

In spite of the above somewhat pessimistic comments, any member society which has an idea for some new project, to be undertaken in the name of the World Federation, should contact me or another member of the Board of Directors. If such a proposal is accepted by the Board and should require extra funding, then a special appeal could perhaps be made to member societies for this purpose.
The World Federation is a loosely-related, global network of organizations with a variety of objectives, ranging from the promotion of living wills and their legislation to positive laws permitting assisted suicide and voluntary euthanasia. Basically, I am pleased to note that our links remain good.

 How We’re Helping These Causes

We took this approach knowing that, if anything, they would bring more funding and support to the highlighted causes. That’s why organizations like Greenpeace, buildOn, The Tibet Fund, and the Rainforest Action Network all decided to throw their support behind the campaign (read Greenpeace’s blog post here and the Rainforest Action Network’s post here). In fact, the feedback led us to make changes to the end of our ads that further encourage our fundraising. To that point, if the ads affected you, we hope you’ll head over to and make a donation (which we’ll match) – we’re hoping to raise a lot of money.

the Middle East Views Modeling:Hanaa Ben Abdesslem

Hanaa Ben Abdesslem

INTERESTS: Cooking traditional Tunisian dishes, Drawing, Art, Reading novels

Hanaa Ben Abdesslem’s Career Highlights

18 OCT, 1990
Born in Nabeul, Tunisia
Signs with IMG Models
SEP 2010
Debuts at the spring Vivienne Westwood show in London; also walks for Givenchy
2 DEC, 2010 features Ben Abdesslem as the model of the week Story»
JAN 2011
Walks the spring Chanel and Jean Paul Gaultier couture shows in Paris
FEB 2011
Walks the fall Ralph Lauren, Anna Sui, Oscar de la Renta, and Narciso Rodriguez shows in New York
MAR 2011
Walks the fall Giambattista Valli, Chanel, Thierry Mugler, Jean Paul Gaultier, and Hermes shows in Paris
MAR 2011
Appears in French Vogue editorial, photographed by Karim Sadli


Style contrasts: Hanaa Ben Abdesslem

the overall take away is no matter what hairstyle you have, you needn’t let it pigeon hole your sense of style. These two photos of Hanaa Ben Abdesslem were snapped by Altamira during New York and Paris fashion weeks.


Meet the New Girl: Hanaa Ben Abdesslem

Tunisian model Hanaa Ben Abdesslem made her runway debut in Vivienne Westwood’s spring 2011 show in Paris. But it was her Givenchy couture exclusive three months later — where she chopped her hair into a Jean Seberg-esque bob — that really got the 20-year-old noticed. After signing with IMG Models worldwide thereafter, Ben Abdesslem was shot for Carine Roitfeld’s final March 2011 French Vogue issue, cast in a beauty spread that highlighted her startling resemblance to eighties top model Talisa Soto. Having successfully walked her first New York Fashion Week this past February, modeling for Ralph Lauren, Anna Sui, and Oscar de la Renta, we anticipate a long and bright career in the industry, which she hopes will incorporate more of the Arab world.