Children Mending Hearts: Empathy Rocks

I had the wonderful opportunity of hosting EMPATHY ROCKS at my home this year, and the event was a fantastic success and a blast!

We had some of Hollywood’s most talented come by, including: Ambassador Nicole Avant, who was honored with the Peace Award; Pretty Little Liar’s Shay Mitchell, who was honored with the Global Citizen Award; the cast of Teen Wolf, who received the Cast of Heroes Award; and actress-singer Zendaya, who received the Empathy Rockstar Award.

EMPATHY ROCKS is an annual fundraiser from Children Mending Hearts, an organization that empowers children worldwide to find and use their voices through creative expression. Proceeds from EMPATHY ROCKS will go towards providing educational programs teaching the importance of empathy and global citizenry to at-risk kids.

The event may be over, but that doesn’t mean the good that Children Mending Hearts does is! You can also donate to the organization here. Below are photos from the event:

Randy & I with my new book, GOLD STANDARD!

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Chad Lowe & I. Image courtesy of Malibu 90625.

Sara Weinstock, Randy Jackson & I.

Zendaya and I on the Children Mending Hearts red carpet!

Me with photographer Jim Jordan, Local Malibu Editor-in-Chief Cece Woods, and actor Nikolay Koltsov.

Pretty Little Liars Shay Mitchell & Lucy Hale attended! Image courtsey of The Local Malibu.

Shay Mitchell and Randy Jackson. Image courtesy of The Local Malibu!

Zendaya, who was honored at Empathy Rocks, speaking at the event. Image courtesey of Malibu 90625.

Fashion Imitates Life

There’s the saying that fashion imitates life, but I don’t just live fashion—I create it, breathe it, and surround myself with it.

My adventures in the Los Angeles-area fashion industry have had their ups and downs, but overall my time working with clothing and accessories has been an extraordinary journey. I have had the satisfaction of seeing my small business venture become a billion-dollar luxury jeans wear company; but I have also dealt with the struggle of being the only woman in a male-dominated board room meeting, fighting to have her creative opinions heard.

After 30 years in the fashion industry, I am now mentoring and working with new and up-and-coming designers to achieve their own success in a field that can be extremely difficult to find your voice. But I also want to inspire people like you, who may have an aspiration in starting your own company, whether it be fashion or a coffee shop or a tech start-up.

So I introduce to you my blog, right here at kymgold.com, where you will find motivational advice, current events, DIY projects, information about my new book, Gold Standard, and maybe even a throwback photo or two. I look forward to hearing from you and sharing some creative and inspiring moments.

—Kym Gold

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