Art of Giving: Holly Robinson Peete and Gelila Puck

Art of Giving: Holly Robinson Peete and Gelila Puck
ESSENCE.COM Aug, 15, 2011

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Designer Gelila Puck and actress Holly Robinson Peete at the Art of Giving Gala.

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Gelila strikes a pose on the red carpet at the ESSENCE Art of Giving event.

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Holly Robinson Peete looks gorgeous in this sequined Naeem Kahn mini.

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“It’s sort of a disease that I’m stuck with. I just diagnosed myself. There are some things you are just born with. And being a creative person – you just can’t erase that.”

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“This bag is my own design from six years ago. Back then they didn’t have the iPad, so now my iPad sticks out."

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“I absolutely love these earrings. It’s custom made by a jeweler in Paris. His name is Jar.”

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“The shoes are Nicholas Kirkwood. I love them because they give me the height and the comfort I need.”

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A retro photo of Gelila Puck and husband Wolfgang Puck shows the fashionista wearng a one of a kind black gown with studded chiffon overlay.

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Here, Gelila shows off her perchant for dramatic statements with a gorgeous caftan style gown.

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Gelila, here with husband Wolfgang Puck, goes wild in this flowey leopard print gown.

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NEW YORKDECEMBER 02: Chef Wolfgang Puck® and Gelila Assefa attend the 2009 UNICEF Snowflake Ball at Cipriani 42nd Street on December 2, 2009 in New York City.

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Gelila, here with husband Wolfang Puck, is a vision in this glam, shimmery number.

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Gelila, with husband Wolfgang Puck, sparkles in silver in this glamorous gown.

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HOLLYWOODFEBRUARY 24: Chef Wolfgang Puck (L) and wife Gelila Assefa arrive at the 80th Annual Academy Awards held at the Kodak Theatre on February 24, 2008 in Hollywood, California.

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Gelila, with husband Wolfgang Puck, is the lady in red as she poses in this breathtaking gown paired with rare pearls.

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Gelila Assefa and Wolfgang Puck during Wolfgang Puck Cut Steakhouse Opening at Regent Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills.We love Gelila’s vibrant, printed maxi dress.

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Gelila Puck looks sleek and chic during C Magazine’s Hollywood Portfolio Cocktail Party Hosted By David Yurman at Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills.

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Gelila Puck looks striking in this sultry ensemble at Chanel’s benefit dinner for the Natural Resources Defense Council’s Ocean Initiative.

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Gelila Puck looks striking in this sultry ensemble at Chanel’s benefit dinner for the Natural Resources Defense Council’s Ocean Initiative.

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Gelila, with husband Wolfang Puck, strikes a pose in a pretty applique dress.

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Gelila, with husband Wolfgang, looks gorgeous in this all black ensemble with striking gold jewelry.

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Gelila, with husband Wolfgang, looks gorgeous in this all black ensemble with striking gold jewelry.

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We are in love with this beautiful, printed gown worn by Gelila Puck, with husband Wolfgang.

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“For our first show,” says Peete about her 13-year-old foundation, “we took a shot in the dark and asked someone at Roberto Cavalli and he got involved. From then on it’s been a success!”

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“These are a pair of Christian Louboutin cork platform wedges. I absolutely love them! The go with everything!”

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“I do lots of walking,” says the mother of four, “I love pilates. I love yoga. I love hot yoga. I love hiking. My biggest goal is to try and stay active. I have a lot of children who I want to stay around for.”

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“A young man who had Parkinson’s came up to me and suggested I do a charity event and that’s how it started! It just grew.”

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Holly Robinson Peete arrives at the 2nd Annual Prevention Honors Hollywood Heroes event in a gorgeous blue dress.

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Holly Robinson Peete looks gorgeous in this geometric print dress as she gets ready to be honored with the ‘Woman Of Excellence Award’ at Luxe Hotel in Los Angeles, California.

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The glam star looks just as good when she goes casual, as she does here with printed leggings, a sleek black tunic and statement summer wedges.

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Holly Robinson Peete flaunts her fabulous figure in this black column gown at the 19th Annual ESPY Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A.

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Peete keeps this funky by pairing a newsboy hat with a pretty blouse and denim combo.

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Peete sparkles in a Naeem Kahn gown as she poses with her equally chic mother.

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Peete is poised in this perfect mutli print halter-neck gown.

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Peete’s blue gown with a plunging neckline was by far one of our favorites at the Image Awards.

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Peete sparkles in this sequined Naeem Kahn ivory gown.

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Holly Robinson Peete wears a chic geometric print number to receive the first Resident Mom Award from Residence Inn by Marriott!

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The embellished neckline on Peete’s LBD makes it stand out even more.

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Peete is pretty in this pink satin dress.

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