Victoria Beckham is giving fans the opportunity to walk in her shoes in exchange for major charity donations to the victims of Typhoon Haiyan that hit the Philippines on November 8.
Typhoon Haiyan was one of the most powerful storms ever recorded and left a path of destruction across the island country.
Now Victoria and her husband David Beckham are using their celebrity status and her fashion connections to help raise money. On the British Red Cross’s website, there’s a special section for the Beckhams’ donations.
Victoria Beckham is giving fans the opportunity to walk in her shoes in exchange for major charity donations to the victims of Typhoon Haiyan
“Dozens of pieces from the couple’s wardrobe will go on sale this Friday (November 22) at the British Red Cross shop in Kensington & Chelsea, which specializes in designer clothing. All the money raised will help those affected by the typhoon in the Philippines.”
The Beckhams’ donations include pieces from Dolce & Gabbana, Jimmy Choo, and Roberto Cavalli.
Victoria Beckham posted several photos on Twitter of her donations. In one picture she is sitting inside a donation box with the caption: “Proud to support @BritishRedCross #ShopDrop Donating clothes for #Haiyan survivors. x vb.”
Another image shows a mountain of designer heels and a Manolo Blahnik box with the caption: “Big clear out of my shoes, on sale tomorrow in aid of @BritishRedCross #ShopDrop x vb.”
Shoe designer Manolo Blahnik has admitted that he is unclear who Anne Hathaway is.
Manolo Blahnik, 70, told Interview magazine: “Anne Hathaway… Pretty? Yes. Wonderful actress? Yes. But, I mean, I don’t even remember her. What is it about her?”
The shoe designer then went on to slam the Oscar nominee’s Les Miserables co-star, Amanda Seyfried, as equally forgettable.
“I don’t even know Amanda Seyfried or whatever – they’re all the same!” he said.
The interviewer tried to jog Manolo Blahnik’s memory of Anne Hathaway, reminding him that the actress was “very good as Cat Woman in The Dark Knight Rises”.
Manolo Blahnik responded: “As Cat Woman, yes, and I’m not saying she’s not beautiful or a great actress.”
He then added dismissively: “I just don’t remember her.”
Manolo Blahnik has admitted that he is unclear who Anne Hathaway is
Indeed, it seems Manol Blahnik only has admiration for a specific type of contemporary actress.
“The only one I remember is Julia Roberts because she’s particular,” he told the interviewer.
Manolo Blahnik says he became nostalgic for old-fashioned acting one weekend after watching the entire series of Nineties show Twin Peaks.
According to him, Twin Peaks stars, Lara Flynn Boyle and Sherilyn Fenn, are “old-school girls like Elizabeth Taylor”.
“[They] should be working now instead of these anonymous girls.”
Manolo Blahnik also recalled being captivated after bumping into Salma Hayek at an awards show when he was feeling unwell.
“I was waiting to be photographed,” he recounts.
“And I almost fainted on that girl, the tiny woman from France, no, from Mexico… Salma Hayek.”
Salma Hayek’s good looks and glamour clearly made an impression on the designer.
“She’s a sweet girl, beautiful,” he said.
“I love that. This is what I really love: Where are those girls?” Manolo Blahnik wondered aloud.
Anne Hathaway has been nominated for an Oscar for her role in Les Miserables.