Couture for the cure: Partnering With LeCarington International

Happy to announce our newest client: LeCarington International! Read the full press release regarding the couture handbag brand below:

April 13, 2016, New York City, NY– LeCarington International ( an innovative, philanthropic couture brand is on a global mission to end childhood suffering.

THE MISSION: Two women, CAID Founder, Lisa Moreno-Dickinson and LeCarington Artist/Founder, Lexi Brant Carrington unit on a global front to STOP CAID NOW.

The LeCarington brand was selected by The CAID Foundation (childhood auto inflammatory diseases) to shed light in the fashion industry for this critical cause.  It is without coincidence that the word “CARING” is strategically positioned in the middle of the LeCARINGton name.  The driving force behind the brand is to fund the cure for all children suffering from CAID which is an umbrella for over 30 life threatening diseases.

LeCarington Arte Handbags represent the light of hope for children around the world.  Proceeds from every Arte Handbag will be donated to The CAID Foundation where the cure is on the horizon.  Wear the Arte. Stop the pain. Stop CAID Now.

THE BRAND: The couture fashion brands in handbags vary between the minaudie’re evening bags and larger day bags.  LeCarington was conceived to full a notable void by bridging that gap.  “From boardroom to ballroom, you no longer need an escort to carry your extras,” explains Ms. Carington.

Timeless silhouettes are the canvasses which display the artists’ creations of wearable art.  Each piece displays jewel encrusted, hand carved, sculpted castings on a backdrip of custom embroidered leathers, furs, and pony herons – all stitched with precision.  LeCarington combines old Hollywood glamour with a modern day twist. 

LeCaringtons’s art pieces are limited editions, which enable the brand to remain unique while still residing next to their couture peers.  The artist validates the originality of each piece with an embossed signed certificate of authenticity. 

THE ARTIST: LeCarington was founded by Artist/founder Lexi Brant Carington.  Her background in architectural interior design influenced by taking her vision from luxurious state homes to the runway by transforming art on a wall of a home to that on a woman’s body.  Ms. Carington’s philosophy is to continually reinvent herself by creating art forms not yet seen the fashion world.  To establish the uniqueness of the brand, Ms. Carington placed an “E” on the end of the world to identify LeCarington “ARTE” Handbags.  “I don’t define myself as a designer but rather an artist.  Designers define rules where artist’s break them.  As an artist, I try to create the unimaginable and conceptualize how to bring that vision to life,” states Ms. Carington.  Ms. Carington is honored to be named the Ambassador for The CAID Foundation where her arte creations will make a difference in the lives of children.  

LeCarington International 45 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10112

(917) 715-5252 |

A Voice for Children: Partnering with Stop CAID Now

Thanks to a mother’s fearless and passionate mission to save ALL children from suffering with CAID; Lisa Moreno Dickenson has founded Stop CAID Now. We are partnering with them to make a difference. 

Other people are going to find healing in your wounds. Your greatest life messages and your most effective ministry will come out of your deepest hurts.
— Rick Warren

I was introduced to Lisa Moreno-Dickinson through a mutual friend who found our passion to help children with rare diseases to be powerful. I had no idea how passionately powerful she was, let alone how she would be the driving force behind helping others who struggle with not only Blau Syndrome (CAID), but several other diseases.

Her son Brody is a beautiful 6 years old boy, born appropriately on National Rare Disease Day. It took 19 1/2 months, countless pediatricians and hospitals in over 4 states to come up with a diagnosis.  Brody has Blau Syndrome (CAID) it is a chronic and progressive disease with a variable and often unpredictable spectrum of severity in cases with expanded manifestations, life expectancy may be reduced.  Blau Syndrome is just one of at least 30 syndromes that fall into under the CAID (Childhood Auto Inflammatory Disease) umbrella.

Auto inflammatory disorders are characterized by intense episodes of inflammation that result in such symptoms as fever, rash, or joint swelling. Blau Syndrome can affect other parts of the body as well, in the the liver, kidney, brain, blood vessels, lungs and heart.  Inflammation involving these organs and tissues can cause life-threatening complications.

Blau Syndrome is a life long disease that there is no cure for at this time.  It is treated with steroids mainly.  The side effects for both of these drugs can be suppression of growth to osteoporosis and require routine liver function tests. Methotrexate has also been determined to be somewhat effective and in Brody’s case he has reacted well to adult doses of a drug used off-label.  The problem is the long term side effects, lack of safe treatment options and awareness for CAID.

Because of Brody, his mother Lisa Moreno-Dickinson has spent the last 6 years fighting to not only increase awareness, research and treatments but help find a cure.  She started StopCAIDNow ( in 2011.  She is tireless in her mission and pursuit of a cure.  Stop CAID Now is a 501c3 accredited non-profit and is recognized globally.  Prior to StopCAIDNow there was little to no information on childhood auto inflammatory diseases that was easily accessible online.  Today, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia has a CAID/SAID support group.  The Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital is working to fund and create the first national evaluation clinic for children with CAID.  StopCAIDNow made a large donation to Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital for continuing medical education for physicians.

Because of Brody there is hope on the horizon, that children won’t have to live in pain, suffering all the time.  Currently,  there is a patented drug that is entering the FDA process that is non-toxic and shows incredible promise and not only for those diagnosed with CAID.  Lisa Moreno-Dickinson has been instrumental in supporting the development of this drug.  The fact is this drug has the potential to help people with Alzheimers, Epilespy, RA and so on.

Please support StopCAIDNow for the countless children that suffer in pain everyday.  Help end CAID.