In The Darjeeling Limited Waris Ahluwalia decorated his steward costume with a silver elephant pin. The cast liked it so much that everyone from Bill Murray to Angelica Huston wore it to the film's New York premiere. Why? Because not only is the elephant pin cute; it helps real elephants. All the proceeds raised through the sale of the brooch benefit The Elephant Family, a charity that works toward saving the endangered Asian elephants. We were charmed by the "Date an Elephant" program on their website, which supplies you with love letters and a photo from your elephant of choice. If you're not ready for so much commitment, the the limited edition brooch is on sale at Yoox for $75. --BRITT ABOUTALEB
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Carine Roitfeld Wants You to Think She's a 'Normal Woman'
Despite the fact that her feathers and fur are purely ornamental, Carine Roitfeld serves as many fashion folk's spirit animal. Enigmatic, powerful, and usually swathed in Alaïa, the French fashion legend has long been everyone's ultimate everything. Now Roitfeld shows you the inner scenes and seams of her life through a new documentary. Called Mademoiselle C, the film, which opens on September 11 in major cities across the US, shadows the smoky-eyed icon through two big events: the launch of her new magazine, CR Fashion Book, and the birth of her first granddaughter, Romy Nicole. (Also: she does a full split on camera. Take that, Betsey Johnson!) I met Roitfeld across the street from Bloomingdales to discuss her latest project, and yes, I was shaking.
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