Sunday, December 10, 2006

The Audrey Hepburn Humanitarian Award and the Audrey ballet flats

A while ago, when I mentioned that had updated, there was mention of UNICEF's annual Snowflake Ball. Since 2004, the Audrey Hepburn Children's Fund has given an Audrey Hepburn Humanitarian Award to a deserving person at this ball, and this year the recipient was Amy Robbins. Amy created the Mercury Fund, which helps UNICEF gets funds as early as 24 hours after an emergency, anywhere in the world. You can read more about the event through UNICEF's site, and you can read more about Amy here. Also, the UNICEF snowflake is changing a bit -- it's going to do its part to raise funds for the charity. Starting next year, a donor can pay to have their name engraved on one of the 16,000 Baccarat crystals that adorn one of the two snowflakes (one is in New York, the other in California). You can read more about the snowflakes here.

Since I pass the Salvatore Ferragamo boutique every day on the way home from work, I think it would be fitting to show the ballet flats he used to create for Audrey (and that have been recreated for your modern enjoyment).

If you're interested, the average price for a pair of these flats is $340, and you can find more information here.

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