Baby & Company and Urban Zen present Sheila Johnson at our trunk show this evening.
Best known as an entrepreneur and philanthropist, Sheila Johnson has rooted her passions in culture and the arts, a lifelong long love that she expresses to this day with the launch of her luxury scarf collection.
Her background in humanitarian work has fueled all of her designs. Johnson currently works as a prominent documentary film producer, such as her project The Other City, a critically acclaimed documentary about the HIV/AIDS crisis in Washington DC.
For five years, Johnson has served as a global embassador for CARE, a leading aid organization that fights global poverty through the empowerment of women around the world. She serves as chair of the Board of Governors for Parsons School of Design in New York City along with friend Donna Karen, where Johnson funded a scholarship for talented yet underserved design students.
Come and experience Johnson’s pieces as she showcases the beauty within global political awareness and the positive impact of communities afar. All of the proceeds from tonight’s collection will go to both Stolen Youth Organization and to the artisans of Haiti.
Tonight and tomorrow and Saturday, April 18th, 19th and 20th !
*Port-au-Prince, Haiti. A self-portrait of a young man, a member of a community of local Haitian artisans.
*Port-au-Prince, Haiti. As I walked through the devastation of a seven magnitude earthquake, I was moved by the strength and resilience of the blue door standing in the rubble. I imagined that in time the Haitian people would open the door and find that life, peace and beauty had triumphed once again.
Jacmel, Haiti. Vines now cover many of the homes throughout the region but the endurance of the people and the natural beauty of Haiti have emerged from behind the devastation. Antoure, from the Haitian Creole word ‘Shrouded,’ surrounded.