Oh, how I love celebrities who do good! Check out this awesome story about one of my favorite celebrity stylists…Derek Warburton!
LAPALME Magazine, an international celebrity, travel, fashion and lifestyle magazine, and its Creative Director/Celebrity Stylist Derek Warburton will host their first Artist Brunch to benefit Union Rescue Mission on Skid Row. On Sunday April 23rd from 12-2:30pm, dine with tons of creatives like actress, models, glam, painters, and performers. Brunch is $55, and $25 goes directly the Mission. Brunch-goers are encouraged to bring unwanted clothing to benefit the charity. To RSVP, please email Ashley@lapalmemagazine.com.
Sounds like a wonderful day, for a great cause!
Additionally, the philanthropic fashion maven kicked off 2017 in a big way by being honored with the Style Ambassadorship Award by the state of California. The award, which will be presented by Senator Ben Allen, is in recognition of distinguished leadership in the fashion industry and strong commitment to the Los Angeles region by providing designer outfits for underserved community members. Additionally, Mid City West Council/ Chairman of Education Committee member Keith Kirkwood will honor Warburton with the Ambassador Award. This award encourages and acknowledges aspects of community interaction that promote civic engagement through outreach and aspects of informal education while providing more opportunities for committed stakeholders to get involved with local government. Throughout all of Warburton’s success in the fashion industry, he has committed himself to giving back to the community. Derek credits his success to his difficult childhood. “I was invisible. That is why I can do what I do not,” Derek said. “I was told I wasn’t good enough and would never be anything. I can understand a person’s struggles so I can relate to everyone’s story.” Derek was a homeless teen and has used it in his personal growth. He created “How to be Derek Fabulous workshop” at New York’s Bottomless Closet, helping underprivileged and homeless women re-enter the work force.
About Union Rescue Mission:
Helping men, women, and children escape the streets of Skid Row through food, shelter, education, counseling, and long-term recovery programs.