Heather Mills: The giving diva and her recycled clothing line Be@1
I had the wonderful privilege of meeting Heather Mills, former wife of Sir Paul McCartney and Dancing with the Stars contestant, at the Social Life estate in Southampton last weekend and she was far from the bitchy diva that the media has been portraying her to be for all of these years. Maybe she’s changed…I don’t know, the truth is nobody really knows. The media has to sell their stories and God knows that in the UK, they have to sell their tabloids.
One thing we do know for sure is that she gives a lot to charities that are close to heart. She does it genuinely and whether or not you like her, she’s doing good.
She attended the Social Life Magazine event to celebrate the publication’s August 2009 Men’s issue with two friends (one of which could’ve been Heather’s sister, she looked so much like her). She wore an awesomely fun one shouldered star print jumpsuit by Alex Lane that her friend picked out for her at Intermix ($445 at Intermix Online). She snapped shots with cover boy racecar driver Tim George Jr. and other VIPs in attendance and was nice enough to take out a few minutes of her time for some one-on-one time with moi.
So, knowing about the ultra-diva attitude you hear about in the news, I asked her friend if it was ok for me ask her a few questions instead of just running up to her and this was her response “Yes, go ahead….she’s so friendly, I don’t think she would mind at all.” I’m telling you guys, she’s the sweetest thing...genuine, soft, calm—I was really surprised.
She’s true to her vegan beliefs and her dedication to her charities. I asked Heather, who was her favorite designer of all time and she tells me “Because I don’t wear designs from people that use fur…I’m vegan….I launched my own recycled clothing label.” The label is called Be@1 and it will be a sustainable clothing line where clothing from charity shops (which she bought out herself) are recycled into new and improved garments ( like cotton tops ), for the fashionista that loves to look good, help the environment, and support a noble cause.
Proceeds from Be@1 line will be donated to directly to her charity which focuses on minimizing landfills.
I asked her if she designs all the pieces in the collection herself—“Yeah, I do” Heather says, "I've really put my heart into it.". If you remember Heather Mills went local and donated 1 Million dollars to a Hunt’s Point children charity. She was chillin’ in the Bronx (just goes to show you, her giving has no boundaries and most definitely not a snob).
Look, I’m not trying to say that she’s this perfect angel that does no wrong. I’m sure she has a catty side to her….she has had a rough life growing up, she was a model, and she was married to Paul McCartney. What would you expect? However, we also know the good that she has done and is doing now.
I can tell you one thing….she’s far from a bitchy diva—she’s more like the giving diva with a few surprises.
I look forward to seeing the collection. Be sure to check www.Beat1.com regularly for updates. The site says the collection is due to showcase at the Highlands Hollywood in association with the charity event Celebrity Catwalk, however she told me that it’s due to present at the Kodak Theatre on August 27, 2009 in Los Angeles and then again in November.