Monday, August 6, 2012


Kanchan Couture has always been a huge supporter of charities and we've been really gratefulto be a part of raising awareness for different causes and I'm so proud to say that Kanch is the founder of Hong Kong chapter charity, Atma.

Atma was founded in India and is dedicated to helping less fortunate children and adults learn to read write and speak. A recent study found that in 2050, 50% of the worlds illiterate will be in India.

We have started organizing events to help raise some money for Atma in India by doing a Charity Cook out which was a fabulous success and absolutely delicious. This month we've got another charity cook out lined up and a charity bespoke shoes event where you can learn how to create and design your own bespoke shoes, learn the process and maintenance over some wine and nibbles.

At the moment we are planning another event which we are super excited about however thats on the hush hush but it did make me wonder and I decided to do some research on fashion auctions for an idea we were thinking of. I came across some really amazing pieces auctioned off, some were vintage, some were recent but nonetheless they were all beautiful and definitelyhistorical.

Marie Antoinette's shoes we're put up for auction in March and despite being almost 300 years old the shoes were a huge a hit and sold for
$57,000 USD in France.
Marie Antoinette was convicted of treason shortly after the whole royal family was sent to prison and then executed a year later. It must be pretty amazing to own something like this!

I found some other auction items belonging to iconic women of the turn of the century such as Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor and Audrey Hepburn. All of these ladies had a charm about them and were definitely Hollywood sweethearts. They were all fashionable in their own right, had amazing careers and were loved by millions of people all over the world.
Not only was Elizabeth Taylor known for her tally of husbands but her gigantic collection of jewellery and clothing. Her items were up for auction with hundreds of wealthy elite itching to get their hands on an iconic piece. One item, a 33.29ct ring was estimated to be worth less than half the amount it went for and brought an incredible $8.8million USD alone. The top seller at the auction was a ruby necklace given to the star by Richard Burton in 1969 went for $11.8 million. The entire auction brought $137million which broke records and certainly made history.

We can't wait to start planning our fund raiser which we hope to finish in a few months and this post has certainly given me some ideas and inspiration.

I will be posting a link in the coming days for our bespoke shoes charity event which will be held at the end of August. Watch this space!

Love, Petra

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1 comment:

  1. "If you haven't any charity in your heart you have the worst kind of heart trouble" to cure it help people, let's unite for one good cause, be a volunteer"save lives"!mawaddainternationalaid