Mother's Day was a beautiful occasion not only to celebrate being mom and reflect on how grateful I am for this role and the family we've built but to honor all moms for their sacrifice and unconditional love. I had a lovely dinner with my parents and brother after a carnival at Pier 45 with Leo and the kids for the launch of the Shopbop + Born Free Collection of women's and children's clothing & accessories, a collaboration between Shopbop, Vogue, and 22 top designers to benefit Born Free’s goal to end mother-to-child HIV transmission at birth.
Created by a group of celebrated designers, all mothers who support Born Free’s mission, each piece showcases original prints by Wangechi Mutu, an award-winning, Kenyan-born visual artist based in New York. The collection features limited-edition pieces from designers including Céline, Prada, Isabel Marant, Chloé, Diane von Furstenberg, and J.Crew. One hundred perfect of the profits go to Born Free. I love the matching mommy/child pieces:
If you're unfamiliar, Born Free is a private sector-led initiative with one goal: to end transmission of HIV from mothers to children by the end of 2015.
The list of those who lent their support to both the collection and the launch event is impressive. Ariana Grande and Idina Menzel performed at the event, which featured local restaurants, a Dylan's Candy Bar station, face painting by MAC makeup artists, sports stations with the Yankees, Knicks, and Victor Cruz, and jewelry making and craft projects with the Children's Museum of the Arts. Needless to say we had a blast.
Find out more about the Shopbop + Born Free Collection here.