Having never experienced a natural disaster of such magnitude, the New York area is still feeling the devastating effects of Hurricane Sandy. The Tory Burch Foundation has joined forces with the Council of Fashion Designers of America and Vogue for Fashion for Sandy Relief. In honor of the relief effort, the foundation has expanded its previously scheduled private sale to include the American and international fashion communities. Participating brands include Tory Burch, Carolina Herrera, Theory, J.Crew, Diane von Furstenberg, Valentino and Marc Jacobs, among others. 100% of net proceeds will benefit the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City and the Tri-State Area.
So happy to see the fashion community coming together for such a great cause. If you’re in the New York area be sure to stop by the Metropolitan Pavilion for some couture charity.
In spite of it being my favorite holiday, I must admit that today didn’t feel much like Halloween in NYC. Just days after the worst natural disaster in history to hit the New York area, we are still feeling the devastating effects of Hurricane Sandy. With almost all public transportation suspended, tunnels closed, and nearly half the city without power or water, it feels more like the day after an alien attack in a real life horror movie rather than a fun holiday of dressing up in costumes. Throughout the day, I often forgot it was even Halloween.
With walking really the only available mode of transportation, as I walked around the city, I saw far fewer people are on the street and almost none in their usual animated Halloween costumes. Over the past couple days, numerous New Yorkers walked close to 100 blocks just to charge their phones and take a shower at friends’ places uptown. I’m very lucky to be living in Midtown at the moment. Since I live on higher ground, I never lost power and didn’t experience flooding. However, millions were not as lucky. Now, the relief efforts have begun and I’m once again moved by how resilient this city is. I encourage everyone to be a part of the Hurricane Sandy relief effort all donations to the American Red Cross are tax-deductible and will go to helping those who need it most as we rebuild the world’s greatest city that I’m proud to call home.
New York was hit by Hurricane Sandy and I was here to witness it. Though where I live in Midtown Manhattan, had virtually no damage, my heart goes out to those in Lower Manhattan and other areas along the eastern seaboard who have suffered permanent damage from the storm. After nearly three days of being confined to my apartment for fear of winds, rain, and flooding, I was happy to get out for a walk earlier today. Thanks to a tip from Refinery29, I finally satisfied my Starbucks craving when I found out that the Starbucks at Marriott Marquis in Times Square had remained open through the hurricane. As I see business, bridges, and hopefully the subways reopen, I couldn’t be prouder to live in the most resilient city in the world.