The World’s First Fabulous Fund Fair raised €450 000 for Naked Heart Foundation’s work with children with special needs and construction of inclusive play parks in Russia.
This would alow us to fund the ongoing work of our family support services, summer camps for over a thousand families raising children with such conditions as autism, Down’s syndrome and other special needs and intellectual disabilities.
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The latest fundraiser took place at London’s Roundhouse and saw the iconic venue transformed into the biggest funfair the city has ever seen.
Complete with life-size Helter Skelter, the event was the highlight on the London Fashion Week calendar, attended by the most fabulous individuals from the worlds of fashion, film, art and music including Taylor Swift, Lindsay Lohan, Lewis Hamilton, Ellie Goulding, and Dasha Zhukova, Calvin Harris and Chrissie Hynde. And Natalia’s fellow supermodels were out in force to support the Foundation including Cara Delevingne, Jourdan Dunn and Lily Donaldso.
With many luxury brands, and celebrities lending their time and influence by running their own fun fair stalls to raise money for Naked Heart Foundation’s work with special needs children and inclusive play parks, guests took part in once in a lifetime activities including:
the Guerlain Super Model Kissing booth – Kisses and coffee cocktails with international supermodel Natalia Vodianova,
Live Fashion Illustrations from iconic fashion illustrator Clym Evernden supported by Fendi
and personal fashion predictions for 2015 from the Swarovski Fortune Teller Suzy Menkes.
Guests tried their luck on the Louis Vuitton Hook-a-Duck (with Mariacarla Boscono)
Luxury Jewellery Lucky dip from Repossi (with Edie and Olympia Campbell)
and the Christian Louboutin “High Heeled Olympics” (with Daisy Lowe and Florrie Arnold) for a chance to win coveted prizes from these luxury brands.
Guests took the opportunity to take part in an exclusive photo shoot with iconic fashion photographer Jean-Baptiste Mondino, styled by Olga Sorokina of luxury Russian Couturier Maison IRFE,
and The Coconut Hat Shy with Stephen Jones.
Whilst those with a competitive streak had the chance to take on the challenge against Europe’s victorious Ryder Cup captain, Paul McGinley at golf, Super Model Marina Linchuk at Ping Pong, Girl racer Jodie Kidd on the Scalextric track, and football legend David Ginola on table football.
Guests dined on gastronomic wonders of the Caspian from the Buta Festival of Azerbaijani Arts and Gizzy Erskine,
a taste of Russia with Traditional Russian Crepes and Vodka from Russian Haute Couturier Ulyana Sergeenko
and ‘Veggie Hot Dogs’ by Linda McCartney Foods lovely provided by Stella McCartney.
Whilst to satisfy those with a sweet tooth Karlie Kloss, and Fashion Editor at Large Derek Blasberg were on hand to serve Karlie’s very own vegan, gluten-free Karlie’s Kookies sponsored by luxury fashion brand Maiyet, and Moda Operandi Candy Floss – Gourmet candy floss served by Lauren Santo Domingo.
As well as Gourmet Ice Cream served by super model Eva Herzigova from the Dior Ice Cream Cart, all washed down with lots of lovely bubbles from Casanova Prosecco, and custom cocktails.
Warner Music provided the music with one of the UK’s hottest new groups Clean Bandit as well as the highly acclaimed trio The Disciples keeping the guests entertained and on the dance floor into the early hours, whilst the cherry on the cake was a mind boggling performance from world class magician Dynamo.
Naked Heart Foundation would like to thank everyone who donated their time and money to make this event possible.
And special thanks to Glam Squad – to Laura Mercier and Unite Professional Haircare by Daniel Jordan for the amazing looks of our team on the night.
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