New York doughnut shop partners with model to battle eating disorders
The Iskra Doughnut is made with brioche-like dough, topped with a white chocolate and raspberry glaze, and finished with a drizzle of white chocolate and dried raspberries. The flavors are some of Lawrence’s favorites. The doughnut is available at Dough locations through the end of February, just in time for the end of Fashion Month in New York City.
Ten percent of the proce from the doughnut’s sales will go to the National Eating Disorders Association. This nonprofit organization supports individuals and families affected by eating disorders, and serves as a catalyst for prevention, cures, and access to quality care.
“I am beyond excited that Dough has created a doughnut in my name to celebrate Fashion Month,” Lawrence says. “The Iskra doughnut is made with some of my all-time favorite flavors and natural ingredients. It’s a fun reminder that we should all be able to savor life’s special moments, reject any social pressure or toxic diet culture messaging, and try to stay focused on fully enjoying our lives and love for food!”
“I’d seen Iskra eating our doughnuts, and she always had such a great reaction to them, so we already knew she was a fan,” adds Dough owner Steve Klein. “We love the work she does, and the fact that she is a model who still enjoys sweets. I sent her an Instagram DM, and let her know that we’d like to make a doughnut for her, and she was ecstatic. She let me know her favorite flavors are white chocolate and raspberry, so our chef Laura Palace came up with a phenomenal glaze that blends both of those, and topped it off with fresh dried raspberries and a white chocolate drizzle.”