As we all know, bush fires in Australia have been causing devastation to the country in recent weeks, and the effects on the people, land, and animals have been horrifying. Many around the world have been contributing to emergency services and in charitable donations , including a number of notable celebrities. This outpouring of generosity has come from all corners of the globe, and now one of the most prominent stylists of the moment has chosen to contribute in her own way.
Angie Smith, who dresses celebrities such as Holly Willoughby, has announced she is auctioning off a beautiful designer gown and will donate all the proceeds to WIRES Wildlife Rescue. WIRES is an organisation that rescues animals in danger of bush fires, such as koala bears, possums and kangaroos.
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🐨🦘💔 I am auctioning off this beautiful vintage gown from @sammyandsid to the highest bidder (current highest is £1000 ) and all of the proceeds will be going to @wireswildliferescue please dig deep people, she’s a beauty, size 10-12, boned corset top and a very full skirt in nude and black. I am travelling back to London at the end of this month so it doesn’t matter where you are I will make sure that it gets to you. Also if you know anyone that needs this gown in her or his life and is Sydney based please tag them, bidding closes on Sunday night 🖤 more detail on Instagram highlights above x
The dress, which is from Australian vintage luxury store Sammy & Sid, is impressively Cinderella-esque. It’s described by Angie as ‘a beauty, size 10-12, boned corset top and a very full skirt in nude and black.’
The stylist showed off the piece on Instagram, with pictures showing her wearing it while sat on her bed. She then showed off the top of the design on her Instagram Stories.
The dress will go to the highest bidder, with the current bid is at £1000. It will close on Sunday. Angie has explained that the dress can be sold to someone in Australia (where she is now) or around London/the UK (where she often works), but has also promised that no matter who buys it, she will work to get it to them.
Angie joins a long list of well-known figures who have contributed to help those in need in Australia. Aussie native Chris Hemsworth recently announced his family were donating a million Australian dollars to the cause, while Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban have donated $500,000 AUD. Others who have helped out include Pink, Elton John, and Phoebe Waller-Bridge, who is auctioning off the suit she wore to the Golden Globes last week.
You can contribute to the relief efforts by donating to one of the following, which was shared by Keith Urban: