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    Apr29

    + Shop Starlet Gillian Zinser’s Vintage Treasures on Closet Rich

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    From convincing Catt Sadler to hand over a super-cute Stylestalker dress to inspiring Emily Schuman to let go of the DVF number she wore on her book cover, Closet Rich‘s Elizabeth Kott has a knack for collecting covetable closet cast-offs in the name of charity. Her latest target is Gillian Zinser of 90210 fame.

    In support of the Waves for Water Hurricane Sandy Relief initiative, the LA-based actress and style-setter has donated tons of her personal vintage fashion gems to CR, which are up on the site right now. Selects include a $200 Budweiser tee, a $150 intricately beaded belt and $70 hot pink embroidered shorts. 50% of the proceeds benefit the cause, so get your philanthropy on and shop up.

    · Closet Rich [Official Site]
    · Waves for Water [Official Site]

    Feb18

    + Gillian Zinser for APJ

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    APJ added a really great video with Gillian Zinser from her past trip to Haiti, you can see the video here &captures into gallery.

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    Gallery Links: x110 | Gillian Zinser for APJ

    Dec18

    + EDUCATION CAN CHANGE THE WORLD

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    Dear Friend,

    Happy Holidays!

    I have really exciting news to share with you about making a difference in Haiti. As you know, Artists for Peace and Justice has made huge progress over the past few years there, and with your help we are building the first free secondary school in the nation that now educates 1,400 students. With your continued SUPPORT, it will soon educate many more.

    To help this year I’ve joined the Mozilla Firefox Challenge on Crowdrise to raise money for APJ. In addition to receiving the proceeds raised online, the charity that raises the most money by January 10th gets a $50,000 bonus from Mozilla! We are determined to win, but we need your help.

    Please click HERE to donate to the campaign. If you want to do more, you can join the team and start your own fundraiser by creating a page and spreading the word to your family and friends. To create an account and join the team click the “fundraise” button at the top right corner of my page to get started.

    Education can change the world and we would be honored for you to be a part of the change with us this holiday season. Please DONATE and let’s continue together to make a difference in Haiti.

    With gratitude,

    Gillian Zinser

    P.S. Any contribution, no matter how small, will go a long way. Please DONATE today!

    Apr11

    + Gillian Zinser Shoes Being Auctioned Off for a Good Cause

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    Gillian Zinser has answered Shoe Revolt’s question, “What shoes do you have that kick sex trafficking to the curb?”

    Gillian Zinser donated a pair of Senso pale green pumps from her personal closet to Shoe Revolt, an Oregon nonprofit that fights commercial sex trafficking in the U.S. through shoes. The pair is on sale now at www.shoerevoltauction.com.

    Zinser studied at New York University before landing appearances on hit shows such as Southland, Cold Case, and Cupid. Gillian also starred in the MTV television film, The Truth Below, and was in the independent thriller Liars All opposite her new 90210 co-star, Matt Lanter. Currently, Gillian resides in both New York and California as she plays her biggest role yet, the carefree Ivy Sullivan on The CW’s 90210. Keep an eye out for Zinser this year, as she will star in her first feature film, The Truth Below. Gillian can definitely be considered a philanthropic celebrity. She is regularly involved in Artists for Peace and Justice, which included taking a trip to Haiti to rebuild a school, and Hugh Jackman’s Live Below the Line Campaign, to help end severe poverty. Now she is helping to eradicate commercial sex trafficking by donating to Shoe Revolt.

    Shoe Revolt takes donations of shoes and sells them on their online boutique to raise funds for programs that support survivors of commercial sex trafficking. If you want to buy these great pumps before someone else snatches them up, visit www.shoerevoltauction.com. To learn how to donate shoes from your own closet, visit www.shoerevolt.com.

    Shoes Autographed by Gillian Zinser

    Take home this pair of autographed shoes and support a great cause! The shoes were donated by 90210 star Gillian Zinser from her own personal collection. The pale green pumps are size 38 (US women’s size 8). Signed on soles. Pre-owned in excellent condition; very light wear on soles. A letter of authenticity will be included.

    All proceeds benefit Shoe Revolt, a non-profit organization taking a stand against the sexual exploitation of women and children in the United States. It’s neither a religious issue nor a political issue; it’s a human right’s issue that we ALL need to fight for. So, how do we stop this injustice? The answer is right under our feet.

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    Gallery Link: x6 | Miscellaneous: ShoeRevolt

    Mar22

    + 90210 Stars Urge You to ‘Be the Match’

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    Be The Match is a movement that engages a growing community of people inspired to help patients who need a marrow or umbilical cord blood transplant from an unrelated donor find a second chance at life. The National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP) created Be The Match to provide opportunities for the public to become involved in saving the lives of people with leukemia, lymphoma and other life-threatening diseases.

    Numerous celebrities have been supporting ‘Be The Match’ via PSA’s and heavy social – media blasts.

    Not long ago, Shaq and LSU Coach Trent Johnson filmed a PSA encouraging African Americans to join the ‘Be The Match’ Registry to help save lives.

    And last week, the CW’s 90210 stars Manish Dayal and Gillian Zinser released this PSA to increase bone marrow registry around the US. As the video explains, it’s really easy to swab your mouth and possibly save a life.

    Last July, we spoke with Dayal about how he came to be involved with Be The Match.

    “It all started with my character Raj on the show (90210). He suffers from a terminal illness. An organization called CureSonia.com reached out to me, which was a mini-grass roots campaign to find a match for Sonia. That turned into a larger partnership and was tied in with my character. We filmed a PSA (not yet released) Be the Match to increase bone marrow registry around the US.”

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    Gallery Link: x2 | Miscellaneous : Be The Match

    Jan05

    + Find me at Beverly Hills, 90210

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    GILLIAN ZINSER, actress/artist/philanthropist and 90210 cast member tells i-D about the hills.

    Chatting with Gillian Zinser, actress/artist/philanthropist and 90210 cast member, we were pleased to discover the exhaustingly talented 26- year-old is every bit as awesome as we had imagined.

    Articulate, warm, switched on and straight-forward, the precocious performer is graduating from West Beverly Hills High to the big screen this year with high-profile parts in upcoming features Manson Girls and Oliver Stone’s Savages. A former student of NYU, Gillian continues to explore her studies off campus, which include the inter-disciplines of art, film and philanthropy. Creating self-reflexive portraits and volunteering with projects such as ‘Artists For Peace and Justice’ in Haiti, Gillian has built up a well-balanced CV and loyal following. Returning to UK screens this week as surfing tomboy Ivy Sullivan in Season 4 of 90210, Gillian Zinser speaks to i-D online about the revamped TV teen classic and her own adolescence, talks performance art and shares her top 10 artistic influences.

    What was the all-American high school experience like for you? I had an odd experience in high school – remember that movie Mean Girls? Tina Fey adapted that from a book about my school written by someone that went to it… I wasn’t exactly the most popular and I didn’t have the best experience. I was itching to get out.

    Did you watch 90210 back in the day? Yeah, of course. I wasn’t allowed to though – I used to sneak off to watch it.

    Are you a Kelly or a Brenda? I can’t really tap into my bad girl very easily, I’m going to leave the Brendas to the AnnaLynne McCords of this world. Ivy’s not like Kelly either, she’s more of an Emily Valentine, that’s the direction I would have liked to take her in but they took me on a really different path.

    What attracted you to the part of Ivy? She’s not your typical teen drama character. I think just that. I’m not one to watch soaps and, as I explained, my high school experience was very trying and tumultuous and often not a fun one. I guess, in short, I was attracted to Ivy as a character because she was more of a black sheep than anything else and even though she’s your average teenage girl who is riddled with insecurities, she’s found a way to be comfortable enough in her own skin not to conform. That’s a really fun and important thing to bring to television and our audiences in particular because we’re speaking to a large group of teenagers who for the most part are going through such a formative period of development.

    What’s working with Tristan Wilds like? Had you seen The Wire before joining the cast? Tristan is the classiest cat around. He’s an extraordinary artist whose talents are far underutilised on the show.

    Can you tell me more about your childhood growing up? I grew up in Washington, which I shy away from talking about because I feel so detached from the city because it was so devoid of artistic culture and I grew up in a family of artists. My father’s an architect and my mother’s a painter – we didn’t come from a family of politicians, and I often found that I couldn’t really relate to or associate with the city I grew up in. My Dad’s from New York and my Mom’s from Berlin so I spent a lot of time in between the city (NY) and DC, taking the $10 Chinese Fung Wah bus up every weekend just to hang out with people and seek out forms of inspiration that I could actually understand. The minute I could leave DC I did – I moved to New York for college and never looked back.

    Did you study art or acting at New York? My parents didn’t allow me to go to Tisch so I went to Gallatin, which is a tiny school within NYU. They let you choose your own major so I decided to study the relationship between fine art, the entertainment industry and philanthropy and see where we can build bridges between them.

    How did that lead into acting? All my life I’ve just wanted to be a storyteller, to share my take on the human experience and explore the consequences of what we do and why. I’ve been infatuated with the potency of film as a platform to tell stories and I guess at the end of the day, it doesn’t matter if you’re talking through a script or the camera, I feel like I’m just here to share my perspective on things.

    Are you still making art? Yeah, I’m always itching to make and create something. We have a million moments in between takes and scenes at work so I always have a pencil, a notebook or a camera on me – I’m addicted to the process of creation.

    Have you ever done any performance art? I thought that might be a good medium for you… combining the two. A lot of people ask me that but no, I haven’t really had the desire to do that. For the moment I’m sticking to portraiture. I’m inspired by artists like Cindy Sherman… I’m on a show that takes up most of my year and I don’t get to play a lot of characters that I’d love to. Using my downtime to dress up for two seconds of a snap shot to play a character lets me sneak into the skin of someone I would one day like to be able to play but don’t have a chance to. So I guess that is a form of performance art.

    What was the last exhibition you went to? I just got back from New York where I saw the Tim Burton exhibit. And did you go to the Tracey Emin show in London? At the White Cube Gallery? She’s so dirty, I love her!

    Gillian’s Top 10 Artistic Influences

    1. I’m currently obsessed with Marcel Dzama – he’s a Canadian contemporary artist.
    2. Kati Heck is an artist I found in Berlin while I was travelling over there and I’ve been infatuated with her work ever since.
    3. Goran Djurović – he’s a Serbian artist who I just discovered out at this gallery Obsolete, here in Los Angeles.
    4. Mark Whelan is a good buddy of mine I met in Australia and he does something that looks like dipping dots mixed with S&M!
    5. There’s a filmmaker, a guy named Cam Archer who just blows my mind… he made a film over here called Shit Year with Ellen Barkin and Luke Grimes and that’s definitely my favourite film of the year.
    6. Also have you heard of a guy called Robbie Basho? He’s like one of THE uncelebrated 60s acoustic guitarists.
    7. Also, a guy named Moondog – you have to look him up, he’s phenomenal. He dresses up like a Viking!
    8. Then a band called Wiseblood who just put out their first EP this year.
    9. My friend Malcolm Ford, he’ll be releasing a record later this year produced by Queens of the Stone Age.
    10. Lastly a writer, a Kenyan author whose first novel/memoir is called ‘One Day I Will Write About This Place’. His name is Binyavanga Wainaina – he writes about the kind of Africa that’s long been forgotten. It provides a better perspective than that of the Western world, looking in on what we imagine Africa to be.

    Text: Frankie Mathieson

    Jan02

    + Upcoming event: Haiti fundraiser in LA

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    Please Join:
    Olivia Wilde, Brandon Boyd, Gillian Zinser, Dawn Olivieri, Eva Amurri Martino + Kyle Martino, Will McCormack, Jason Pomeranc, Roxana Saidi, Ashlee Margolis, Baelyn Neff, Nico Mizrahi, Kathryn Everett, Bryn Mooser, Irene Neuwirth, Moj Mahdara, Laurie Mulstay

    for cocktails in support of ARTISTS for PEACE and JUSTICE

    Thursday, January 5th
    7:00-9:00 P.M.
    Tickets: $75

    Caulfield’s at the Thompson Hotel
    9360 Wilshire Boulevard
    Beverly Hills, CA 90212

    More event detalis: artistsforpeaceandjustice.eventbrite.com

    Dec13

    + The CW launches “Causes to Care About”

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    The CW has launched Causes to Care About, an online destination where viewers can learn more about the charities embraced by the stars of their favorite CW shows, and donate to their favorite causes this holiday season.

    Fans can go to causes.cwtv.com to find videos from stars of many of The CW’s primetime shows, in which each actor talks about why their chosen charity is one close to their heart. The site will also link to each actor’s chosen charity, so fans can easily donate directly to them.

    Some of the participating actors include:

    Gillian Zinser (90210) for Artists for Peace & Justice, and Waves for Water

    Waves for Water is a non-profit organization founded by Jon Rose and supported by Hurley International. Waves for Water works on the front-line to provide clean water to communities in need around the world. We work with world leaders and strategic partners who take a no-nonsense attitude toward making global change.

    Artists for Peace and Justice, established in early 2009, is a fundraising effort founded by Paul Haggis and friends that encourages peace and social justice and addresses issues of poverty and enfranchisement in communities around the world. The organization’s immediate goal is to build schools to serve the poorest areas of Haiti, providing an education, hot meals, clean drinking water and regular medical treatments to the children living in the slums.

    Oct26

    + Rising Star Gillian Zinser Donates Pumps to Shoe Revolt

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    Gillian Zinser has answered Shoe Revolt’s question, “What shoes do you have that kick sex trafficking to the curb?”

    Gillian Zinser donated a pair of Senso pale green pumps from her personal closet to Shoe Revolt, an Oregon nonprofit that fights commercial sex trafficking in the U.S. through shoes. The pair is on sale now for $300.00 – a steal for these stylish, autographed heels!

    Zinser studied at New York University before landing appearances on hit shows such as Southland, Cold Case, and Cupid. Gillian also starred in the MTV television film, The Truth Below, and was in the independent thriller Liars All opposite her new 90210 co-star, Matt Lanter. Currently, Gillian resides in both New York and California as she plays her biggest role yet, the carefree Ivy Sullivan on The CW’s 90210. Keep an eye out for Zinser this year, as she will star in her first feature film, The Truth Below. Gillian can definitely be considered a philanthropic celebrity. She is regularly involved in Artists for Peace and Justice, which included taking a trip to Haiti to rebuild a school, and Hugh Jackman’s Live Below the Line Campaign, to help end severe poverty. Now she is helping to eradicate commercial sex trafficking by donating to Shoe Revolt.

    If you want to buy these great pumps before someone else snatches them up, visit www.shoerevolt.com/shoes/gillian-zinser. To learn how to donate shoes from your own closet, visit www.shoerevolt.com.