Same Sky at Saks

Jewelry-Shopping for a Good Cause: Same Sky at Saks Fifth Avenue


There was quite the crowd at Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, for cocktails, light hors d’oeuvres and heavy shopping, when the latest collection by “Same Sky” had its west coast showing Mar. 22.

On sale were stylish necklaces and bracelets, hand-crafted of glass beads in Rwanda and Zambia, through Same Sky’s trade initiative to empower women through employment. Sale proceeds go to the women, including many survivors of the 1994 Rwandan genocide, most of them living with AIDs.

Company founder Francine LeFrak co-hosted the guilt-free shopping sale and cocktail reception, along with co-hosts Nancy Davis, Lisa Bloch, Kathryn Everett, Leslee Feldman, Linda Hart, Sela Ward of “CSI: NY;” and fashion designer Randolph Duke. (Co-host Frances Fisher, who came to last year’s Same Sky launch, had to skip this year’s party, but had a great reason: the “Titanic 3D” premiere took place a few days later in London; she plays Kate Winslet’s mother, Ruth DeWitt Bukater. Frances Fisher and her daughter, Francesca Eastwood, came to Same Sky’s first Los Angeles party in 2011.)   

Among others on hand were Maria Bello of “Prime Suspect,” Lois Aldrin, Elaine Wynn, Barbara Davis, Carlye Samatas, Arnold Kopelson, Anne Kopelson, Kathy Silverman and social media consultant Julie Spira, who immediately bought a necklace for an upcoming FOX-TV interview. 



Top photo: Frances Fisher, left, an official party co-host, had to send her regrets, as she was due in London for the premiere of “Titanic 3D” – here’s a picture of her looking beautiful at the premiere. (The gallery below has a picture of Frances Fisher and her daughter, Francesca Eastwood, from last year’s party.)

Bottom photo: Company founder Francine LeFrak shows off glass bead jewelry from Same Sky at Saks Fifth Avenue.


More photos from the party for Same Sky at Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, are in the gallery below.



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Same Sky at Saks Fifth Avenue

Published Mar. 28, 2012; updated Mar. 29 – Ellen Olivier, Society News LA