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“When trends inspire the way we live, they become fashion. This is true whether you’re selecting an outfit or choosing items for your home. At KathyIreland.com, we believe fashion is both color and a destination. How? Easy. It’s the colors you choose for yourself and the destination that you want to visit with your apparel.”
Los Angeles, California – September 7, 2012: Inspired by his parents, Forbes cover subject and fashion CEO Kathy Ireland; and emergency room physician and commercial fisherman, Greg Olsen, With Strings Attached singer and guitarist Erik Ireland Olsen joined the plethora of luminaries who attended Macy’s Passport Presents GLAMORAMA – The British Invasion: The Music Then. The Fashion Now! This star-studded HIV/AIDS fundraising event raised over $30 million for the cause.
Now in it’s 30th year with three-time Academy Award-winner Dame Elizabeth Taylor as the founding chair, this evening benefits AIDS Project Los Angeles and Project Angel Food.
Running the red carpet with the Orpheum Theatre as the backdrop, Erik interviewed a number of famous guests. R&B singer and songwriter Robin Thicke, pop duo Karmen, and a procession of big Hollywood names stopped to weigh in on their personal stories, motivations and appreciations for this powerful cause.
Erik Ireland Olsen and Madeleine Meyer form the music duo With Strings Attached.
kathy ireland Worldwide® (kiWW®) is the design and marketing firm, founded in 1993 by CEO and Chief Designer, Kathy Ireland.
Kathy's initial mission statement,
"...finding solutions for families, especially busy moms™", allows her company to expand and include, "...finding solutions for people in love™" and, "...finding solutions for people in business™".
In 2012, a cover story in Forbes Magazine reported that kiWW® sells, "...some 2 billion in retail..." and calls Kathy, "Supermodel...Supermogul". Licen Global Magazine names kathy ireland Worldwide®, the 25th most powerfully licensed brand. According to Fairchild Publication, Kathy Ireland is one of the 50 most influential people in fashion.
Kathy is named by UCLA, as one of the Top 10 Women's Health Advocates in America and is an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters (LHD), from California State University, Channel Islands.
kathy ireland Worldwide® offers designs in: Home, Office, Fashion, Weddings, Fine Jewelry and more.
kiWW’s business interests include: real estate, Acafe by Chef Andre; a food, entertaining and lifestyle brand. Jardin by Nicholas Walker; a brand inspired by outdoor living, and Sterling Winters Company; an artist management firm.
Kathy is the author of six books: ‘Powerful Inspirations, Eight Lessons that Will Change Your Life’, ‘Real Solutions for Busy Moms: Your Guide To Success and Sanity’, ‘Real Solutions for Busy Moms Devotional: 52-God Inspired Messages for Your Heart’, ‘What Do Mommies Do?’, ‘An Angel Called Hope’ and ‘Mona’s Favorite Words’.
kiWW® maintains headquarters in Rancho Mirage, California and design studios in; Los Angeles, Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage, Santa Barbara and Honolulu.
Kathy supports many non-profits including; the YWCA, the Dream Foundation, the PEF: http://providenceeducationalfoundation.org/ , 911 for Kids/AEFK, the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation and the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
As a powerful advocate for Israel, Kathy speaks out for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) conference, with global leaders, including, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, President Shimon Peres and President Barack Obama. Kathy is a member of WIZO, and is honored by the ADL and the JNF.
Kathy is married to Gregory Olsen, an emergency room physician and CEO of a commercial fishing enterprise. Kathy and Greg have three children, Erik, Lily and Chloe. Kathy and her family live in Southern California.