At the 11th annual P.S. Arts Bag Lunch charity event in L.A., hosted by Elizabeth Stewart and George Kotsiopoulos, guests perused three rooms of Christian Dior, Miu Miu, Valentino, and Givenchy handbags, donated by a multitude of high-end brands, and raised more than $150,000 by bidding on or purchasing them. The proceeds went to P.S. Arts, a non-profit that provides art education to children in underserved public schools and communities.
The Mentalist’s Amanda Righetti came away with pieces from Coach and Max Mara, and gave InStyle.com her take on what a bag reveals about a woman. "It says, 'This is how much or how little I can get away with carrying in a day,'" she said, which meant her slim Ferragamo clutch (above, right) required some extra off-site storage. "I have the back-up bag, which might as well be a suitcase, in my car."
Jenna Elfman wore a red Valentino dress and Gianvito Rossi shoes and also supported the cause of funding schools—the importance of which she knows first-hand, as a mother of two. Elfman (above, left) shared an upcoming milestone for a son: "One's about to lose his front tooth, so it's kind of exciting," she said.
Making memories with her boys, Easton Quinn Monroe, 4, and Story Elias, 6, is something she enjoys about motherhood. "It's just laughing with my kids and seeing them be happy and do well and flourish—it's the best thing," she told InStyle.com. "That, to me, is the most hard core joy. Nothing materialistic brings me joy like the joy of the human spirit, and seeing anybody doing well and genuinely happy—that's why I'm alive."
And to turn around those not-so-great days, Elfman has a trick: "I just play and jump with my kids. Just get on the trampoline and start jumping. And usually if you just start smiling, even if it's been a bad day, you'll start feeling happier."
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—With reporting by Carita Rizzo
1. Jenna Elfman
supported a great cause at the 11th annual P.S. Arts Bag Lunch charity event in Los Angeles, where guests bid on handbags donated by a multitude of high-end brands. The event raised for than $150,000 for P.S. Arts, a non-profit that provides art education to children in underserved public schools and communities.
2. Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis
attended the Supermensch: The Legend Of Shep Gordon premiere in New York City, a documentary by Mike Meyers on legendary Hollywood insider Shep Gordon, who fell into artist management by chance after moving to Los Angeles straight out of college.
3. Cynthia Nixon, Amy Poehler and Bette Midler
celebrated at Bette Midler's New York Restoration Project (NYRP) 13th Annual Spring Picnic at General Grant National Memorial in New York City. The NYRP is a non-profit organization dedicated to transforming open space in underserved communities to create a greener, more sustainable New York City.
4. Viola Davis
came out for the Change. Together. The Unusual Suspects Theatre Co. Gala in Los Angeles, which raised funds to empower at-risk youth in making positive life choices and becoming productive members of their community.
5. Debra Messing and Mariska Hargitay
attended the Joyful Heart Foundation Presents: The Joyful Revolution Gala 10th Anniversary Celebration in New York City. The benefit raised money for the non-profit initiative, whose mission is to heal, educate and empower survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse.
6. Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt
were all smiles at the world premiere of Disney's Maleficent at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, California. Jolie stars in the movie, which hits theaters May 30, 2014.
7. Elle Fanning
also celebrated at Maleficent's Hollywood premiere. The young actress stars in the film as Princess Aurora alongside Angelina Jolie as Maleficent.
8. Uma Thurman
came out for Bulgari's 130th anniversary party in Tokyo, Japan and looked stunning in an all white ensemble that she paired with jewels by the brand.
9. Emily Blunt and Tom Cruise
attended the New York City premiere of their film Edge Of Tomorrow, which comes to theaters June 6, 2014.
10. Jonathan Groff and Allison Williams
were a fashionable duo at the Variety Studio powered by Samsung Galaxy in West Hollywood, California.
11. Gwyneth Paltrow
supported a good cause at the first annual Poetic Justice Fundraiser for the Coalition For Engaged Education at the Herb Alpert Educational Village in Santa Monica, California.
12. Miley Cyrus
attended the World Music Awards at the Monte Carlo Sporting Club in Monaco. The singer was nominated in 14 categories and nabbed several awards, including World's Best Female Artist and World's Best Video, and she also performed her smash hit "Wrecking Ball."
13. Nina Dobrev
also celebrated at the World Music Awards in Monte Carlo, where the actress presented an award.
14. Emily Blunt and Tom Cruise
came out for the world premiere of their film Edge Of Tomorrow in London, England. The sci-fi action movie hits theaters June 6, 2014.
15. Pharrell Williams
celebrated at the opening of Galerie Perrotin's exhibit "G I R L" in Paris, France, which Williams curated. The contemporary collection brings together 48 artworks, including 12 specially produced pieces, that celebrate women and love.
16. Elisabetta Gregoraci, Dita Von Teese and Naomi Campbell
were a stylish trio at Campbell's birthday party, which took place at the Billionaire Club Sunset Lounge in Monaco.
17. Chloe Grace Moretz
attended a party hosted by Chanel in honor of her film Clouds of Sils Maria during the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival in France.
18. Kristen Stewart
also came out to celebrate the movie Clouds of Sils Maria with Chanel during the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival. Stewart stars in the film, which hits theaters later this year.