Fashion For A Cause

Who doesn't love a good charity event?


Darlings!!! It's been months -- how I have missed you. A very cold spring is upon us in NYC -- one that is so filled with clients, events, and charity. I started the week off with the Chinese Mei Society where funds were being raised for China Cares, an organization that offers assistance to abandoned children in China. It was amazing. There was fashion, music. This is my second year being involved and they included a mini Malan Breton fashion show. Then Monday and Tuesday, along with Chris March, Angela, and Kayne, Jackie Hoffman and some brilliant gypsies opened the Broadway Cares Equity Fights AIDS Easter Bonnet Competition, which raised 3.7 million dollars for AIDS organizations worldwide, it is my tenth year working with BCEFA. Darlings this is an amazing organization. We were joined on stage by Megan Mullally, Clay Aiken, Harvey Fierstein, Anika Noni Rose, Nathan Lane, and the casts of some of Broadway best and newest shows. Speaking of, go see Sunday in the Park with George! The event is a 6-week fund-raising effort. This year, the opening number was "Project Broadway."


Then Monday Night was the incomparable Live Out Loud, an organization that offers scholarships to gay youth. The chairs of this seasons event were Ralph Rucci, Thom Browne, and the new Creative Director for Claiborne Men, John Bartlett, who Thursday was the subject of my newest interview for La'g. Yes -- I am doing interviews with some of the greatest designers in the world for a magazine called La'g that has a readership of over fifteen million. Have a look HERE.



Then after my interview with John, I ran to the office to meet a friend who I am excited to see in one of my frocks, and then off to The Billy Esposito Charity event and Reality Cares at Hammerstein Ballroom with Survivor: Africa winner Ethan Zohn and Miss USA. miss-usa.jpgreallity-cares.jpg

 I was also greeted by the Countess from The Housewives of NYC and many others. What a brilliant event and organization that formed to help children and families cope with the loss of a parent or loved one. This organization was founded after 9-11 -- the most tragic day in NYC.


Let's backtrack to Wednesday. What a brilliant day. I met with my business associate about my new spring and resort collections, finished designing prototypes for shoes and then off to see the Broadway version of Cry Baby, one of my favorite movies that also starred one of my newest beautiful friends, Ricki Lake.

It was a spectacle, with great '50s-style costumes, and I do not know who designed the shoes but they were stunning. Leave it to a fashion designer to go to a Broadway show for the shoes. Ha! Then it was off to The Box to see Madonna!

Well darlings there is a lot of excitement in store next week, but until then, have a brilliant weekend. Do not forget: Any dream you have is possible. And pick out a smart spring dress and send me a picture -- I want to do a section on Spring dress shopping.

P.S. I am going to be the subject of a new documentary. Have a look HERE.

Remember: You are FABULOUS!!!

love, Malan

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