Soledad O’Brien looked stunning in pink as she hosted her own charity event yesterday in the Hamptons. Pharrell, Star Jones and of course, Russell Simmons, all flocked to Bridgehampton to show their support in honor of The Soledad O’Brien and Brad Raymond Foundation’s ‘New Orleans In The Hamptons‘ charity function. Soledad and her husband Brad have dedicated their foundation to the advancement of education for young women. More specifically, the foundation is designed to empower young women and provide promising individuals with a bridge between obstacles and opportunities.
Soledad wore a one-shoulder bright pink gown, cinched at the waist, showing off her petite figure. Pharrell looked chic as usual in fitted jeans, a pink button-up and a navy blazer. The inaugural event began with a cocktail hour at 6PM, followed by a live jazz concert and main event that took place at 7PM. We love when celebs get together to celebrate a good cause! “What is so funny, my favorite thing about Pharrell is his producing. I said to him, you know what, what’s scary is that my daughter who was 10 and is now 20 are repeating some of the lyrics that you have. But I think he does really well, because he has this tremendous value for education for young people.
And that’s really how we met. After the first “Black in America” in New York, we need to do something together; that helps young people value education. So I am not going to be able to rap to you any of Pharrell songs, but you’ll have to bleep out if I could. When I heard him the other day, I was like, wow man, those lyrics! Maybe you and I should just focus on education. But his heart in terms of wanting to make change; that’s where we really got. Can you make an impact? Yes! And that’s amazing. That has been very rewarding and it made me feel immediately that we were going the right direction.” Said Soledad O’Brien.