SPECIALLY FORMULATED FOR FASHIONISTA* ACTIVISTAS, the limited edition Cancer Vixen - C.O. Bigelow Collection is out now, and $250,000 has already been donated to the BREAST CANCER RESEARCH FOUNDATION - THANK YOU C.O. BIGELOW!
Now, here's the inside scoop on how it happened... and the story behind the Cancer Vixen Survival Kit.
I was approached by my bff, West Village Icon Ian Ginsberg, 3rd Generation proprietor of C.O. BIGELOW apothecary to do a limited edition product line.
Here's Ian and me on the side panel of the box:
Ian's an awesome guy, and man, is he generous! Ian guaranteed us the $250,000 regardless of how many survival kits are sold. Mwah. He truly is a Fashionisto*Activisto!
Ian's donation of $250,000 helps the BCRF achieve their mission of prevention and a cure in our lifetime. This grant made possible with his support, goes to: Dr. Sofia Merajver, of the University of Michigan. Dr. Merajver's research centers on discovering new and more effective treatments for inflammatory breast cancer, a highly aggressive form of the disease, and is looking at not only women in the US but also in Egypt, Algiers, Morocco, and Tunisia.
Ian asked me to "vixenize" the classic C.O. Bigelow products, and create the packaging.
Well, I never met a surface I didn't want to draw all over!
By the way, the phrase "Fashionista*Activista" was created for me by Producer Extraordinaire, the genius Sarah Park!
That concept inspired the back of the box, too:
And I had to do something shoes, after all, they are my trademark.
Check out the top of the box:
There's also Cancer Vixen Wild Berry Cleanser, Body Lotion and Hand Wash:
So, that's the story behind a beautiful, fab October. And it doesn't end there.
I'll be making appearances in C.O.Bigelow and Bath & Body Works throughout October,
maybe even in a city near you.
Here's my schedz:
ATLANTA, Bath & Body Works at Lenox Square
September 25 from 5:00-7:00 pm
MIAMI, Bath & Body Works at Dadeland Mall
September 26 from 6:00-8:00 pm
COLUMBUS, OH, C.O. BIGELOW at Easton Town Center
October 7 from 6:00-7:00 pm
PARAMUS, NJ (MY HOME STATE!!), C.O. BIGELOW at Garden State Plaza
October 11 from 1:00-3:00 pm
KING OF PRUSSIA, PA, C.O. BIGELOW at Plaza of King of Prussia
October 23 from 6:00-8:00 pm
I hope you'll come find me! At each stop, I'll be signing books and drawing portraits - hopefully yours!
Peace, Love and Health Insurance for All!