ScarJo / Mango handbag puts Haiti relief on the map
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This week, celebrity efforts to raise money for victims of the Haiti earthquake seem to be moving into overdrive. First came reports that stars of every stripe (think Kanye West, Tony Bennett and Vince Vaughn for starters) descended on a Hollywood soundstage Monday to cut a remake of ‘We Are the World’ to raise funds for that devastated country.
And Tuesday, we received word that actress Scarlett Johansson has designed a handbag for Spanish Mango, with all profits going to Oxfam’s Haiti Earthquake Response Fund.
It’s a two-fer of sorts for ScarJo -- she’s not only global ambassador for the international aid and development agency, she’s also currently the face of the Spanish fast-fashion brand’s Spring/Summer 2010 advertising campaign.
The bag design depicts an early cartographical representation of the island nation, and the words ‘supporting the people of Haiti, designed by Scarlett Johansson.’
Starting March 1st, the $29.90 bags will be sold exclusively at Mango stores worldwide, including the South Coast Plaza store in Costa Mesa and Third Street Promenade shop in Santa Monica, as well as online.
-- Adam Tschorn