Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Joan Collins and La Roux Donate 80's Favourites to Barnado's

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  After receiving critical acclaim for its vintage emporiums in Sunday Times Style and Vogue Online, children's charity Barnardo's opens the next of it's pop up shops at 65-67 Broadwick Street, London.  As part of its ongoing partnership with Carnaby, children's charity Barnardo’s will open the store this Friday 4th December until Friday 8th January 2010.  The theme of this year's boutique is 80's glitz and glam and the store will be bursting with shoulder pads, sequins and spandex.

Barnardo's celebrity supporters have donated a selection of spangly 80’s favourites from their personal wardrobes, to be sold in the store. Joan Collins has donated one of the outfits belonging to her alter ego Alexis from iconic 80's TV show, Dynasty - complete with skirt, blouse and turban.  Songstress La Roux has donated two shoulder pad-tastic 80's jackets and Dame Shirley Bassey a pair of diamante encrusted Yves Saint Laurent heels.

For fans based outside the London area, Shirley Bassey’s shoes and Joan Collins’ Dynasty outfit will be sold at silent auction with bids accepted both in store and via silentauction@barnardos.org.uk.  All funds raised from the pop up shop will go towards Barnardo’s vital work turning around the lives of vulnerable and disadvantaged children and young people throughout the UK. This includes work with children affected by today’s most urgent issues: poverty, homelessness, disability, bereavement and abuse.

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