melanie lynskey emily deschanel 2 'Shop for Congo Women' with 'Bones' star Emily Deschanel, her BFF Melanie Lynskey“Bones” star Emily Deschanel and her best friend and “Red Rose” co-star, Melanie Lynskey, (“Two and a Half Men,” “The Informant,” Up in the Air”) are among the L.A. ladies hosting a worthy event, “Shop for Congo Women,” at Boudoir at Coco de Ville on Sunday (June 27).

The summer charity sale features wholesale prices and benefits the international aid organization Women for Women International

Actress Jacinda Barrett, casting director Carmen Cuba and Michelle Jonas are also hosting the event, which was inspired by author Lisa Shannon. Shannon will be signing copies of her book, “A Thousand Sisters,” which chronicles her experiences with women in Congo.

]]>The Dish Rag. “We were horrified when Lisa informed us about the conditions of the women in this war-torn country and were motivated to better their lives, doing our part, however small, to help in this crisis.”
“We are very grateful to the designers and artists who have lent their collections, time and support for the cause,” add Lynskey. “We are also honored to partner with an incredible organization like Women for Women International, which does amazing work for women in the Congo and beyond.”
Aida Ley Knits, Consider Apparel, Havianas, Julia Julleri Jewelry, Lotta Stensson & Michelle Jonas Resortwear are just some of the collections on sale at the event. 20% of all sales will go directly to rebuilding the lives of women in the Congo.
“Shop for Congo Women” will take place from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Boudoir at Coco de Ville, 755 N. La Cienega Blvd. in Los Angeles. Drinks are on the house! Which always makes for a more enjoyable Sunday afternoon shopping experience. See you there! Follow Zap2it on Twitter and Zap2it on Facebook for the latest TV, movie and celebrity news. Photo credit: Getty

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