When the former CEO of Ford Models, Katie Ford, founded Freedom For All (FFA) she began a journey to help transform the lives of the millions of people who are currently trapped in the global slave trade industry. FFA is an umbrella operation working with ten grassroots organizations around the world, fighting to emancipate women, men and children kidnapped, trafficked, and sold into slavery. Since 2014, TOME, the label renowned for its luxe staples designed by Ryan Lobo and Ramon Martin, has presented its annual White Shirt Project in support of FFA; this year saw an exclusive launch take place on January 12 at Cecconi’s in West Hollywood.
Actress Kristen Bell joined Katie Ford, Swarovski and TOME as co-hosts of the intimate dinner. Bell and Ford were immaculate in bespoke TOME White Shirt Project shirts monogrammed with Chalkwhite crystals from Swarovski. Ryan Lobo and Ramon Martin also looked sharp in classic white shirts (naturally). Other guests included American beauty Mena Suvari carrying a Marina Clutch in Golden Shadow from Atelier Swarovski; Natalie Joos, founder of the now-famous blog, Tales of Endearment, who styled her Golden Shadow Kalix wrap bracelet as a choker to complement Kalix earrings; and actress D’Arcy Carden, looking sophisticated in Atelier Swarovski’s Moselle necklace and drop earrings in Black Diamond. China Chow, January Jones, Jenny Shimizu, Louise Roe, Michelle Violy Harper, Mischa Barton and Nikki Pennie were also there to show their support for FFA’s important work.
Women form the majority of those trapped in modern-day slavery, and as women’s empowerment is a subject close to Swarovski’s heart, the crystal company is teaming up with TOME on their charity project, offering you complementary Swarovski Chalkwhite crystal monogramming on your own TOME shirt. Have your shirt personalized, and you’ll be supporting Freedom For All. But they’re only available at TOMENYC.com for a limited time, so you’ll have to be quick.