November | 2015

Cure Batten Disease
Venice, CA. November, 2015.





November | 2013

Refined + Raw
Venice, CA. November, 2013.


To celebrate the launch of Craven Iteri, the new fine jewelry collection by Karyn Craven, a soiree was hosted by Burning Torch on Abbot Kinney. The exciting evening included model installation curated by stylist Leila Baboi, indie film screening by Sinisha, small bites by Oscars Cervecteca and sounds by KCRW dj Dan Wilcox. The party continued into the night drawing stylists, tastemakers and industry locals.

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November | 2013

Yoga + Love
Venice, CA. November, 2013.


Burning Torch was honored to host our first ever book signing in our Abbot Kinney retail space. Author Vish Iyer lead a discussion on the keys to attracting your soul mate. Guests enjoyed yummy cupcake and chai tea and shopped to support Yoga Gives Back.

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November | 2013

Wildlife Now
Venice, CA. November, 2013.


Burning Torch was proud to host Wild Life Now in an effort to raise awareness for the highly endangered Black Rhino. The summer evening featured legendary conversationalist Tony Fitzjohn and photography by Kolya Hicker.

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May | 2013

PS Arts Charity Shopping Event
Venice, CA. May, 2013.


Burning Torch was proud to host an exclusive charity shopping event in support of PS Arts, an organization that brings the arts back to underserved schools and communities. Five dynamic hostesses and friends had the chance to peruse the new summer collection, jewelry, vintage furniture and other finely curated collectibles while portions of each sale went to educational programs. The outdoor space transformed into a great lounge area with mimosas and nibbles, and of course our studio dog star Enzo stole the show!

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December | 2012

Do Good + Look Good Fundraiser
Venice, CA. December, 2012.


Growing from a simple storefront operation to the largest free into the largest free clinic in the country, the Venice Family Clinic is such an inspiration. Honoring its more than 40 years of service, Burning Torch hosted a shopping benefit for special guests and friends of the Venice Family Clinic, donating 40% of purchases in support of their fine work. A stellar turnout enjoyed flowing champagne, tasty bites and the start of the holiday season.

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December | 2012

The Power of PINK
Los Angeles, CA. December, 2012.


It was an honor to be selected as one of five featured companies who participated in this star-studded event that raised funds for the Margie Petersen Breast Center at St. John's Health Center. Hosted by Sony Studios in Culver City with an intimate performance by Grammy award winning artist P!NK, the inaugural event was hugely successful. Karyn and the other attendees had lots of fun and felt good knowing that women will receive top notch care in their fight with breast cancer.

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DECEMBER | 2011

Burning Torch Benefit Party "Hope for the Holidays" December 2011


It was a charmed and enchanting evening hosted by Burning Torch on behalf of Kenya's Cura Orphanage, a haven for children who have lost their parents to AIDS. Cura is part of the wonderful Creative Visions Foundation family, an organization dedicated to inspiring each of us to make a positive difference.

With notable attendees including director Jon Turtletaub, model Kirsty Hume, actress Sarah Rue and Creative Vision's Kathy Eldon and Amy Eldon Turtletaub, the event was a sparkling success. A wonderful silent auction, representing such a heartfelt outpouring of care and concern for these inspiring children featured beautiful clothing from Burning Torch, with upcycled cashmere, washed leather and a stunning beaded dress garnering heavy bidding. Adventure was no stranger, with attendees bidding on exciting safaris, Paris hotel accommodations, stellar artworks and lavish books. It was so wonderful to see our fashion, art and creative community in action. Big thank you's go out to all who made this benefit such a success with their generosity.

Special thanks to the sponsors, including Wally Marks, owner of the historic Helms Bakery building, Deleon Hand Crafted Tequila, the Artiste Winery & Tasting Studio, and all our auction donors.

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Cura Orphanage is a project of the Creative Visions Foundation, Rotary Clubs in Kenya and the United States, as well as the Slum Doctors Programme and other well-wishers. There are 50 children in the orphanage, ranging in age from 5 - 11 years. The children have settled in marvelously under the excellent care of manager Moses Machara and his wonderful housemothers. The youngest ones attend the local pre-primary school, while most go to the primary school. It's good to see they're all near the top of their classes!

curaorphanage.org

Creative Visions Foundation supports "Creative Activists", individuals who use the power of media and the arts to create positive change in the world. Creative Visions Foundation partners with creative activists through fiscal sponsorship, mentorship and outreach programs to develop, thrive and promote vital social change. Their network of creative activists inspires others to be the spark of change in communities all over the world.

creativevisions.org


NOVEMBER | 2011

2nd Annual Autumn Party Benefitting Philanthropic Society Los Angeles


Last Wednesday the second annual Autumn Party benefiting PSLA (Philanthropic Society Los Angeles) was held at The London West Hollywood Hotel Rooftop. Along with enviable silent auction items, a Nozawa Sushi bar, and a drop-dead gorgeous 360 degree view the attendees viewed a fashion show by Yigal Azrouel sponsored by the the luxury fine jeweler Solange Azagury-Partridge.

Fashionistas came out in large numbers to the sold out event to see Azrouel's Spring 2012 collection. Yigal, who participates in New York Fashion Week, showed his collection in Los Angeles for the first time ever. Many celebrities and notables came out such as:

Nicole Richie, Amy Smart, Rumer Willis, John Henson, Estella Warren, Lauren Conrad, Cameron Silver, Aimee Garcia, Amanda Righetti, Lydia Hearst, Brent Bolthouse, Annelise Peterson, designer J. Mendel and many, many Los Angeles stylists and personalities to see the show and support PSLA.

PSLA, founded by Arcade Boutique owner, Rochelle Gores Fredston who also hosted Wednesday's event, benefits Children's Institute, Inc. Children's Institute, Inc. (CII) provides healing and services to abused and traumatized children and families in the Los Angeles area. All monies raised through

PSLA will benefit one of CII's underfunded projects. This year funds will go directly to Project ERIN which provides emergency response intervention both with a CII member and a police car to families dealing with violence helping children primarily under the age of seven. Project Erin sees that children get the services they need to recover from the trauma experienced from domestic violence.


OCTOBER | 2010

Prototypes' 1st Annual Hope, Health and Independence Charity Golf Tournament


Burning Torch sponsored Prototypes' 1st Annual Hope, Health and Independence Charity Golf Tournament held at the beautiful Mountain Gate Country Club in Los Angeles. With a strong turnout of golfers and sponsors, Prototypes was able to raise approximately $30,000. Burning Torch is proud to help Prototypes fulfill its mission of rebuilding the lives of women, children and communities impacted by substance abuse, mental illness and domestic violence. To learn more about Prototypes, visit their website at www.prototypes.org.


DECEMBER | 2009

Burning Torch 10th Anniversary Celebration
And Fundraiser For Cura Orphanage In Kenya


On Dec. 3, 2009, fashion house Burning Torch celebrated its tenth anniversary. In honor of all those who have contributed to the life and spirit of the brand, founder and designer Karyn Craven organized a fundraising holiday event to benefit Cura Orphanage, outside Nairobi, Kenya.

This fundraising evening included dining, dancing, and a DJ, as well as an eclectic silent auction which included gift certificates, books, music, art, hotel accommodations, spa treatments, dining, and of course, items from the Burning Torch collection. The party was held at the LightSpace Studio in the historic Helms Bakery complex.

The event was a huge success, raising much needed funds for the orphanage. It is our hope that all who attended departed with an awakened spirit of community.

Burning Torch was founded in 1999 by Karyn Craven. The brand, like each of its individual pieces, is built on respect for individuals and their cultures. The collections are driven by a vision that melds vintage, modern, organic and global sentiments. Unique to the company is Craven's commitment to recycling materials and to the idea that the energy of all time and history is in each and every garment. Burning Torch's philosophy and distinctive designs have propelled the line into a consistent favorite among a diverse fashion-forward clientele both here in the US and abroad.


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Cura Orphanage is a project of the Creative Visions Foundation, Rotary Clubs in Kenya and the United States, as well as the Slum Doctors Programme and other well-wishers. There are 50 children in the orphanage, ranging in age from 5 - 11 years. The children have settled in marvelously under the excellent care of manager Moses Machara and his wonderful housemothers. The youngest ones attend the local pre-primary school, while most go to the primary school. It's good to see they're all near the top of their classes!

curaorphanage.org

Creative Visions Foundation supports "Creative Activists", individuals who use the power of media and the arts to create positive change in the world. Creative Visions Foundation partners with creative activists through fiscal sponsorship, mentorship and outreach programs to develop, thrive and promote vital social change. Their network of creative activists inspires others to be the spark of change in communities all over the world.

creativevisions.org