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Anne Blessing is a communications professional and recent NYC transplant. She previously served as Miss A City Editor in Nashville, where she lived for more than two years working full-time as a publicist. Anne hails from Virginia, and received a bachelor's degree in Media Arts and Design and Studio Art from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Va. In her spare time Anne enjoys working as a stylist at LOFT, traveling, exploring the Big Apple, and taking Pilates and Zumba fitness classes. She is passionate about giving back, fashion and the arts, and leading a healthy lifestyle.

Celebrities And Brands Help Hurricane Sandy Victims Rebuild With RE/CREATE New York Charity Auction

More than 50 prominent celebrities and public figures are joining forces with CREATETHE GROUP, Inc. media agency to rebuild areas of New York City ravaged by Hurricane Sandy. The charitable platform RE/CREATE New York is a way for some of New York City’s most noteworthy — including Bergdorf Goodman, Anne Hathaway, Marc Jacobs, Kate Moss and Kanye West— to give back to the city they love through a series of online auctions on eBay benefiting the Hurricane Sandy relief efforts of New York Cares. In all, three consecutive ten day auction rounds featuring the unique items donated will take place this month on eBay.com.

Special effects rigged breastplate from the upcoming film remake of the cult classic CARRIE (2013), worn and autographed by Julianne Moore. (Photo Credit: RE/CREATE NEW YORK)

Special effects rigged breastplate from the upcoming film remake of the cult classic CARRIE (2013), worn and autographed by Julianne Moore. (Photo Credit: RE/CREATE NEW YORK)

One-of-a-kind items up for grabs include a complete collection of 16 Tom Ford Nail Lacquers presented in an elegant box and a pair of Rickie sunglasses; a custom Alexander Wang handbag–created and signed by the designer himself; and the actual breastplate worn by Julianne Moore for the upcoming film remake of Carrie (coming to a theater near you later this year) which is rigged with special effects and autographed by the actress herself. Check out all of the current auctions open now for bidding at the cause’s webpage.


The custom Alexander Wang handbag up for auction (Photo Credit: RE/CREATE NEW YORK)

The support CREATETHE GROUP and RE/CREATE New York has generatedis a true testament to the dedication of Manhattan’s creative, fashion and media industries to raise funds and support for a cause that remains urgent for so many affected across New York and New Jersey.  To date, the campaign has raised more than $21,000 for Hurricane Sandy victims.

As a savvy media agency, CREATETHE GROUP works to power digital businesses through art and science by crafting innovative digital business platforms, providing service for top clients such as Burberry, DKNY, Godiva, H&M and The New York Times.  CREATETHE GROUP launched RE/CREATE this year as its non-profit division dedicated to giving creators a platform to give back to those in need. In its inaugural year, RE/CREATE has chosen to partner with New York Cares–one of the city’s oldest and largest volunteer organizations. New York Cares currently runs more than 1,300 programs in our city’s agencies, public schools and in partnership with other nonprofit organizations with one goal in mind: make NYC a better place for all. Get involved! Visit their website and start volunteering today.

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