by JENNY SCHAFER
Following the success of Courteney Cox’s boutique to benefit the EBMRF, mom-of-four Nicole Kidman is opening her own store which will include products from Max Daniel, Kidkraft and Vintage Hermes. All of the proceeds will go toward the Stanford Women’s Cancer Center, a cause that is close to her heart.
I am thrilled to partner with Rue La La to support Stanford Women’s Cancer Center, which provides a real place of hope for women,” Nicole tells Celebrity Baby Scoop. “In my ‘Doing A Little Good’ boutique I have chosen items to encourage moms to shop for a cause this holiday season and help this amazing program which is so close to my heart.”
Nicole added: "My mother had breast cancer when I was 17, so I was personally affected by the disease. I saw a woman suffering, a woman who I loved, who was the heartbeat of our family, going through such distress. This is where I’m putting my efforts right now – keeping our mothers, sisters, and daughters healthy."
Nicole and ex-husband Tom Cruise are parents to daughter Bella, 19, and son Connor, nearly 17, while she and husband Keith Urban are parents to daughters Sunday, 3, and Faith, 11 months. The Academy Award-winning actress says she loves motherhood.
I love nurturing and caring for children," Nicole said.
"I obviously love my own children, but I feel an enormous connection to children in general. I’ve always been very drawn to them. I think being an actor gives you a very childlike quality. We still get to play a lot, so my sense of play, my spirit of play, is heightened. I think children keep that alive in you."
When asked if she sees her fashion sense in her daughters, Nicole replied,
I try not to see myself in my daughters," she said. "I try to see them as who they are. My 3 1/2-year-old just happens to be absolutely obsessed and delighted with clothes, shoes, and jewelry – anything that sparkles. And my other two daughters, they aren’t interested in any part of it. It’s fascinating watching them evolve.
And as for the upcoming holiday celebrations in the Kidman-Urban household, Nicole said, "We decorate, we snuggle, we go to church, we see friends and family. And we try to remember that Christmas is not all about 'the presents.' It’s a time to reflect."
The Nicole Kidman 'Doing A Little Good' boutique opens on December 15th at 8:00 p.m. EST. The boutique will benefit reproductive cancer research at Stanford Women’s Cancer Center under the direction of Dr. Jonathan Berek, a world-renowned expert in ovarian cancer.
The Center, which is dedicated to bringing hope and healing to women with breast and gynecologic cancers, delivers integrated, comprehensive, personalized care to patients and their families. Its advanced research is illuminating new possibilities in early detection and prevention, genetics, cancer vaccines, immunotherapy, and cancer stem cells.
Friday, December 16, 2011
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