Supermodel Natalia Vodianova wears Moroccan label to charity event

The model wore a pair of woven sandals from Moroccan label Zyne. Instagram
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Updated 19 July 2020

Supermodel Natalia Vodianova wears Moroccan label to charity event

DUBAI: Russian supermodel and philanthropist Natalia Vodianova – known as ‘Natasupernova’ to her 2.6 million Instagram followers – hosted an open-air charity gala in Cannes’ La Guerite restaurant on Friday evening. 

For the occasion, the model wore a red minidress with long sleeves, which she accessorized with a pair of nude-colored, hand-woven sandals with pointed toes from Moroccan footwear label Zyne. The shoes, which are handmade in Morocco, retail for $460 and can be purchased on the brand’s website. 

The model’s choice of footwear was fitting for the occasion. Considering that the accessories brand, helmed by co-founders Zineb Britel and Laura Pujol, is all about giving back to the underprivileged in society, it makes sense that it drew Vodianova in.

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Last night was magical thanks to your continuous love and support you helped us raise 400k for the works of @nakedheartfoundation, especially during these challenging CoVID times where families of children with special needs are unfortunately more affected than ever. Thank you to @chaumetofficial @ann.andres , @la_guerite @heavensake @moethennessy @guerlain @normaillot @ruslanbaginskiy_hats @yseult___ @boggiart and of course to all the brands that offered us special lots: @latelier55_officiel @jeanimbert @martinezhotel @alessandrarich @stellamccartney Last but not least thank you to my extended NHF team and family and of course my angels @alisa___volskaya @jp_braud for making your event magic work @_profirst_ @avec___paris photos by friend @germanlarkin

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Each leather sandal and mule is handmade by women cooperatives in the community, dedicated to improving the welfare of local women by inviting them to provide for their families via the production of the shoes. 

The charity event raised 400,000 euros for Vodianova’s Naked Heart Foundation, which is a charity founded by the model in 2004 to help build an inclusive society open to children with disabilities and special needs in her native Russia.

“Last night was magical,” Vodianova captioned a series of images from the evening on her Instagram. “Thanks to your continuous love and support, you helped us raise 400k for the works of @nakedheartfoundation, especially during these challenging COVID times where families of children with special needs are unfortunately more affected than ever,” she said.




Zyne Bondi II sandals. Supplied

Vodianova’s fiancé Antoine Arnault, Anna Andres, Joan Smalls, Pierre Casiraghi, Xenia Adonts, Beatrice Borromeo Casiraghi, Camilla Fayed and Alessandra Rich were among the guests at the post-quarantine event. 

The gala also featured an auction that offered guests the opportunity to learn about sustainable fashion from British designer Stella McCartney. Also up for grabs was a dinner by celebrity chef Jean Imbert on a private yacht; limited-edition Chaumet pendants; an Alessandra Rich gownand a weekend in the panoramic suite of the Hôtel Martinez.

The gala also featured a cocktail reception, a lavish dinner and a performance by French singer-songwriter Yseult.


What We Are Eating Today: Cheese Taste

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Updated 08 August 2020

What We Are Eating Today: Cheese Taste

  • One of the best things about the shop is how well they treat their customers, offering to let them try different things while the visitor comes to a final decision

Looking at the Cheese Taste shop in Al-Safa district, Jeddah, I never expected the delicious treats that waited inside. It looks like a regular small-scale bakery, but stepping into the little shop and trying out their products was a new discovery.
Their pastries are of high quality and presented to visitors in two different sizes. The variety is mind-blowing — everything from plain chocolate cakes to carrot cakes.
Their carrot cakes are some of the best I have had. One of my other favorites is their strawberry tarts, which are a perfect combination of a crisp base, a creamy-smooth filling and glazed strawberries.
One of the best things about the shop is how well they treat their customers, offering to let them try different things while the visitor comes to a final decision.
The prices are also very low — amazing because they don’t reflect the quality of the products.