All That Glitters Isn't Gold ... It's Pink!
Things are coming up pink here at D.Coop. No, I'm not designing Barbie's Dream House (though wouldn't that be fun!) Actually with October coming to a close I wanted to highlight a few of the awesome one-offs and limited editions that have come through my in-box benefiting breast cancer research. [caption id="attachment_299" align="aligncenter" width="453" caption="That's my mom (and my niece) after her third 3-Day Walk! She's my Hero!"][/caption]
Now normally I try to avoid the serious subjects around these parts but this is one of those few times where I'll put down my drink and have a real fireside chat. A few years back the Smith Family had a little scare with Breast Cancer and the result is that I wear pink. Real Men Wear Pink. Remember that ya'll.
Anyway, the awesome thing about October is that my in-box becomes a-glow with all things pink. Scarves and pins and t-shirts and awesome little items. But my favorites are the biggies. I love when designers go all Barbie and the big ticket items turn pink! So in honor of the upcoming holiday season, I thought I'd put together a few of my favorites. You might want to keep your wallets and purses hidden because all of these gifts are going to make a big dent in your holiday shopping budget!
Fritz Hansen Swan Chair by Vincente Wolf
SuiteNYC collaborated with 19 iconic designers including Diane Von Furstenburg, Jonathon Adler, and Campion Platt to create special single editions of the Fritz Hansen Swan Chair as part of their Pink Swan Project with proceeds benefiting the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. I could devote an entire blog series to the 19 chairs themselves but I'm afraid the proliferation of pink might overload the Wordpress servers! None the less, you still have time to bid on a chair by your favorite designers.
Retail value of $3,000. Auction ends October 31st on Charitybuzz.com.
Viking Range has paired with the National Breast Cancer Foundation to auction a special one-off pink version of their Professional Series range. The highest bidder has the choice of either gas or electric and comes with it's own matching pink hood. You may just have a show kitchen but it will be a show kitchen with a cause!
Retail value of $7,000. Auction ends November 7th on eBay.
Available in a limited edition of 250 production models, the Fiat Brand has introduced a special Pink Ribbon Edition of it's uber-popular, uber-cute 500 model. Fiat has pledged $1,000 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation for each sale with a minimum donation of $50,000. It isn't the Bentley below but then again, the Fiat may be much easier on the wallet!
Starting at $22,000 from Fiat USA
Range. Check. Car. Check. Bag? Check! Ralph Lauren has introduced his iconic Ricky 33 in a limited edition pink alligator with proceeds going to his very own Pink Polo Fund. Question - just where did Ralph Lauren find the pink alligators?
$16,995 from Ralph Lauren
Commissioned by Symbolic Motorcars in La Jolla with proceeds of it's $250,000 sale benefiting Susan G. Komen for the Cure, this is the ONLY Passion Pink GT in the world.
$250,000 from Symbolic Motorcars
For more information and how to support Breast Cancer research, please click through to the benefiting foundations below:
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