Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Celebrities Get SMART and Shop For A Cause

Via Press Release: On Thursday, September 24th at 7pm, silver screen and TV actress, Terri J. Vaughn (The Steve Harvey Show, Soul Food, All of Us, Tyler Perry drama Daddy's Little Girls) hosts SMART; a series of eco-conscious brand experiences benefiting the Decatur-based greenspace destination and community resource - Wonderland Gardens. Anne Fontaine Paris, one of the fashion industry’s most respected designer houses, serves as the backdrop for the launch event and welcomes Atlanta’s elite for an intimate shopping experience and champagne toast at 3500 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30326. Partial proceeds benefit Wonderland Gardens.

Perhaps no one understands the idea of reinterpreting a classic better than Anne Fontaine, the Brazilian French noted designer and philanthropic environmentalist who was listed as “What to Wear” in Oprah Winfrey’s O Magazine. Known most for designing 'the ultimate shirt' styled classically or frothy with ruffles, tucks or lace, and even ever-so-chic ballooned sleeves, Fontaine understands the desire for externally flattering shirts, but upholds a philosophy of women’s self well-being. Each shirt has a stringent French label that certifies the origin and compounds of Fontaine’s products.

Carla Byrd, Principal Consultant of A Byrd’s Eye Image Branding Group, developed the SMART SERIES as a way to engage eco-smart brands for the betterment of the community. “Healthy living is key to a healthy community,” says Byrd, “and whether it’s through fashion, culinary arts or transportation, I feel that living green is living keen! It's exciting to drive consumers towards a more eco-awareness consciousness.”

About Wonderland Gardens: Wonderland Gardens is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit committed to stewardship of the Earth through programs that actively promote organic gardening, green education, recycling and encouraging healthy living in communion with nature. For more than a decade, Wonderland Gardens, located in Decatur, Georgia, has been an 8.5 acre community resource that provides education programs, invigorating nature walks, restful flower gardens and organically grown fruits and vegetables that are available for public viewing and consumption. To RSVP for the event, contact jenfarris[at] or call (404) 814-2373.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for writing about this! I work for a great company called Uptown Liz, which was created in memory of the founder’s 28 year old sister, Liz, who died from breast cancer. Uptown Liz ( promotes products from companies whose proceeds go to charity. You can shop on this one-of-a-kind Web site by charitable cause or product category, knowing that every time you make a purchase you are making a difference. There are many great art, clothing, jewelry, house wares, beauty and eco-friendly products (just to name a few) that benefit charities all over the world.