Last night, I stopped by Kiehl’s unveiling of its environmental partnership with Golden Globe winners Michael C. Hall (“Dexter”) and Chloë Sevigny (“Big Love”) in support of the Waterkeeper Alliance, an organization dedicated to preserving and protecting water from polluters. As I’m someone who loves to hang out in the ocean and observe marine life off the coast of California, this is an issue that hits close to home, especially with the abundance of waste, plastic bags, oil pollution and nuclear disaster coverage that have unfortunately become part of our lives. But it’s not just the ocean that needs our attention, it’s the rivers, lakes, streams, even groundwater, that affect us and our health on a daily basis.
To show its support, Kiehl’s USA President Chris Salgardo presented the Waterkeeper Alliance with a giant check for $100,000 at Kiehl’s beautiful Santa Monica store while Sevigny, Hall and Santa Monica Baykeeper/Executive Liz Crosson look on smiling. Chloë’s brother, Paul Sevigny, DJ’d the event while guests sipped on cocktails and checked out stacks of Kiehl’s Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Masque, featuring limited-edition label art designed by Sevigny and Hall (see Sevigny’s, left). One-hundred percent of the collection’s proceeds go to the Waterkeeper Alliance.
Hall, of whom I’ve been a fan since HBO’s “Six Feet Under,” looked happy and healthy (he battled Hodgkin’s lymphoma last year) while Sevigny, who’s been sharing her famous vintage-hipster style by designing for Opening Ceremony, continued to impress with on-trend bright lips, a denim jacket and an ombré long bob hairstyle.
Kiehl’s has a history of partnering with celebrities such as Kelly Slater, Adrian Grenier and Erykah Badu to support the Waterkeeper Alliance. Founded by Robert F. Kennedy Jr., the Waterkeeper Alliance connects and supports local Waterkeeper programs to provide a voice for waterways and their communities worldwide. Each Waterkeeper program reflects the needs of the waterbody and community it represents. Find out more about this fantastic effort at kiehls.com and waterkeeper.org.