Last night, we stopped by Party for the Pelicans, a charity event held at The Wooly to benefit the oil disaster, specifically the Endangered Species Coalition’s efforts to protect the more than 40 endangered species being negatively impacted.
The party was full of cool people like Arden Wohl, Tom Sachs, Leelee Sobieski and Waris Ahluwalia, who lent a beautiful piece from House of Waris to the event’s silent auction. If the piece weren’t so far out of our price range, we would have bid our little hearts out. We’re super jealous of whoever got it, but if it wasn’t you, head to Barneys this week, as all proceeds from House of Waris will go to the Endangered Species Coalition. Sculptor Tom Sachs is also helping out–he made this amazing necklace made out of little polar bear sculptures and about $40 worth of quarters, all the proceeds of which will also go to the ESC.
While the event was really about the animals, we are Fashionista, so we had to ask Waris about the CFDA Fashion Incubator, about which he had little to say: “Yeah, I mean, it’s an office space.” We also got some scoop on Waris’ collaboration with Tilda Swinton and Pringle of Scotland for their 195 Collaborations collection. Waris is creating a special brooch for a limited edition twin set for Fall. It will be sold at Barneys and might have something to do with their Fashion’s Night Out event, which just keeps sounding more and more amazing.
About midway through the event, the entire party gathered around a macbook to watch this hilarious, cute and heartwarming video that the Neistat brothers made for the Endangered Species Coalition. So, we will leave you with that and a link to the ESC’s special Oil Spill: Wildlife Crisis website, where you can learn more about the oil spill’s impact on endangered species and what you can do to help.