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Rebecca Lawlor Recognized Among Ten “Most Beautiful Women” by Hampton Roads Magazine

March 8, 2012

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., March 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Rebecca Lawlor, noted designer, actress, and philanthropist, has been recognized as one of the ten “Most Beautiful Women” by Hampton Roads Magazine, the premier lifestyle and city magazine in southeast Virginia.

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The Williamsburg, VA resident was featured on the cover of the magazine’s March/April 2012 issue wearing a glass heart piece from her signature Rebecca Lawlor Limited line of jewelry. A portion of the proceeds of all Rebecca Lawlor Limited sales go to support the Hearts of Hope Foundation, a non-profit organization founded by Lawlor and dedicated to bringing hope to abused children.

“I am proud to share this honor with such wonderful role models, selfless women who are very much in touch with their inner purpose,” said Lawlor. “As much as this means for me personally, I’m even more excited for the awareness this will bring to the worthy mission of the Hearts of Hope Foundation. Truly, in all ways, each heart helps.”

The “Most Beautiful Women” selection process was based on reader nominations and included interviews with magazine representatives who looked for remarkable candidates who personified kindness, determination, confidence and compassion.

“The women on our list should be extremely proud of this recognition and their storied accomplishments,” said Melissa Stewart, Editor in Chief, Hampton Roads Magazine. “It was wonderful to see how these radiant women have touched the lives of our readers and so many others on a daily basis, demonstrating true beauty inside and out.”

In October 2011, Lawlor was awarded for her philanthropic accomplishments when she was given the title of “Dame” under the Imperial Order of Saint Helen, an Order of Knighthood whose members are dedicated to the chivalric principles of personal honor, courage, integrity, duty, and service.

“I am eternally grateful to Rebecca and the Hearts of Hope Foundation for changing the lives and destinies of my two little girls,” said Dalbe Markman, who adopted two young Ukrainian orphans through a non-profit organization supported by the Hearts of Hope Foundation. “Their generous donations have made such a positive impact on the lives of so many children and families.”

To help raise visibility and awareness for Hearts of Hope Foundation causes, Lawlor has engaged celebrities and musicians who wear her signature heart jewelry on the red carpet and concert stage.

“I met Rebecca on the road and she does amazing work for children and victims of child abuse,” as quoted in Country Weekly News, Meghan Linsey, former member of Steel Magnolia who has been photographed wearing the black “Bulletproof” heart from the Rebecca Lawlor Limited line. “I just love kids and have always had a heart for kids in situations like that,” continued Linsey.

About Rebecca Lawlor Limited

Rebecca Lawlor Limited is the culmination of a lifelong dream for designer, actress and philanthropist Rebecca Lawlor. She took her love for fashion and her passion for helping children and found a way to bring the two together with the founding of the Hearts of Hope Foundation. The foundation is a 501(c) 3, a non-profit organization based on the premise of bringing solid hope to children who have been abused. Rebecca designed a collection of glass hearts as well as handbags and pet carriers to gain awareness for her foundation and cause. For more information, visit http://www.rebeccalawlorlimited.com/.

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