Fashion idol Victoria Beckham opening her closet and her heart
The stylish Victoria Beckham is selling more than 600 items from her own wardrobe to aid charity mothers2mothers. Partnering with online fashion outlet, THE OUTNET.COM, the goal of the auction is to raise funds and awareness for mothers living with HIV in Sub-Saharan Africa.
The fashion designer formerly known as Posh Spice, became interested in helping after visiting a mothers2mothers (m2m) site earlier this year in Cape Town. While there she met with m2m Mentor Mothers – women living with HIV who have dedicated their lives to helping educate and empower mothers from similar backgrounds. Says Victoria Beckham:
Iconic Pieces for sale
Victoria Beckham will be selling many of her most famous clothing items. Items from parties, fashion shows and red carpet appearances with husband David Beckham will all be included in the auction. Attention grabbing pieces include a glamorous full length Dolce & Gabanna dress worn for the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards. Also up for grabs is a luminous yellow Roberto Cavalli gown worn for a party during the 2006 World Cup.
The 40- year- old designer and mother picked out which items to sell with her sister:
“I laughed a lot when we were going through my wardrobe as the pieces hold so many happy memories for me, David and the children. A lot of the clothes have been specially designed for me by the most talented designers and I’ve loved wearing them, however I now feel it’s someone else’s turn to enjoy them.”
mothers2mothers- a worthy cause
m2m helps African women living with HIV to gain the skills to improve their own lives. Most HIV positive children in Africa are infected by their mothers during pregnancy or breastfeeding; a tragedy which is entirely preventable.
m2m’s doctors and nurses aim to provide education and support to potential Mentor Mothers. The Mentor Mothers will receive payment and training to help fight the stigma and suffering associated with the virus. Profits from the sale of Victoria Beckham’s clothes will go to providing accommodation and training for the future Mentor Mothers.
How can you help?
If you are interested in supporting m2m, or merely want to own an iconic piece worn by Victoria Beckham, register at THE OUTNET.COM today. The sale will run from 20-25 August, if the items last that long!
Disclosure : mothers2mothers is a valued client of Semantica.