Archive | March, 2012

Ancient, Modern, Beautiful Afghanistan

Kabul, Afghanistan.  In doing my research, I continued to discover this company, Zarif Design, creating high quality clothing for women and men, and I captured and stored dozens of beautiful photographs of beautiful coats, jackets, vests, dresses – in Zarif catalogs, on runways, and on the company’s website. In working with the women in Kabul, I [...]

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Cuban Art after Historic Venice Biennale Return

By Cynthia Artin, edited by Jim Luce. New York, N.Y.  Curated by Rachel Weingeist, “Adjoining Islands: The Cuban Pavilion in Manhattan” came to Chelsea from Cuba’s first official participation in the prestigious Venice Biennale in over fifty years. The works include painting, sculpture, works on paper, and light forms that draw one into an intoxicating, dimensional [...]

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Three Amazing Women & Fashion at Saks Fifth Avenue

Left:Dr. Yerwood – a gift to Stamford and beyond. Middle: Laurie Meadoff – forever visionary. Right: Dr. Judy – beautiful, wise and fun. Stamford, CT. We just learned from our dear friend Donnetta Campbell about a very special evening benefitting The Yerwood Center in Stamford and honoring three fabulous women who made and are making [...]

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Afghan Fund Launched in NYC as Orphans Visit

New York, NY. With the American presence in Afghanistan shaken in the horrific wake of Quran burnings, the death of innocent civilians and indications that the American military presence may now withdraw earlier than planned, it occurred to me that we need to step our game up before the Taliban take over again. We need [...]

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Afghanistan: Working Mom Making Difference for 700 Children

New York, N.Y. What makes Andeisha Farid unique is her extraordinary courage combined with her extraordinary vision for providing orphaned children in Afghanistan not only basic food, clothing and shelter – but access to the world of ideas, arts and cultures. U.S. President Barack Obama with AFCECO Founder Andeisha Farid of Afghanistan. The range in [...]

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A Working Mom Making A Difference In 700 Children’s Lives in Afghanistan

New York, N.Y.  What makes Andeisha Farid unique is her extraordinary courage combined with her extraordinary vision for providing orphaned children in Afghanistan not only basic food, clothing and shelter – but access to the world of ideas, arts and cultures.  The range in the quality of “orphanages” in Afghanistan is broad, and reports on [...]

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Devi’s Closet Offers Indian Couture in NYC: For Rent

New York, N.Y.  New York fashionista Meera Patel’s interest in Indian fashion designers piqued when she was planning her own wedding a few years ago — now, her passion has become an e-rental business called Devi’s Closet. “A typical Indian wedding last three to four days, and you dare not repeat an outfit,” says Patel. [...]

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OIWW Hosts Afghan Children at Luncheon

Thanks to our supporters, OIWW continues to help orphaned children grow into solid citizens of the world in Africa, Asia and the Americas Is this email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser. As much as I love Indonesia, Haiti, and Colombia, remember Togo and Sri Lanka, and dream of China, one nation has [...]

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Stage and Screen Stars Unite to Salute Rita Cosby for Wounded Warriors

Diplomatic Viewpoint: Recovering from the Conflict – Peace for All

Obama Remarks in Address to the Nation on Immigration

UNICEF: State of the World’s Children in 2015

First Indian Literary Festival at Columbia a Best Seller

Mixed Picture for Ebola in Sierra Leone, as Victims Outpace Beds