Tag: charity

WIDW—Karen Walker Eyewear x Kenyan Artisans

Hola peeps!  Well it is Wednesday and today I am digging theses fab Summer 2014 sunglasses by Karen Walker.  She enlisted Kenya artisans (cutters, tailors, production managers, metal workers and machinists) to model her cool shades and in return they are designing a collection of beaded and screen printed pouches that will be given at point of purchase.  This collaboration came about via the UN’S Ethical Fashion Initiative in which they pair up fashion businesses with artisans in Africa and Haiti to help bring about positive change in their communities.  Take a peek.

Karen Walker x Kenya

Karen Walker x Kenya

Karen Walker x Kenya

Karen Walker x Kenya

Karen Walker x Kenya

Karen Walker x Kenya

Karen Walker x Kenya

Karen Walker x Kenya

Karen Walker x Kenya

I am loving everything that I see here and moreso the cause behind it.  My hat is off to Karen Walker!  What are you thoughts on both?  Do tell.

Photographer: Derek Henderson



WIDW—Fashionably Fighting Breast Cancer

Hola!  October is a very important month for me; my birthday is coming up on the 28th and it is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  We all know of someone personally or professionally that has been affected by this horrible disease; it is sad that there is no cure yet.  Today I am digging this set that I created—Fashionably Fighting Breast Cancer.   I have picked some fashionable finds from great companies (North Face, Under Armour, UGG and more) that will contribute a portion of their proceeds to fighting this cause.  Take a peek!

Fashionably Fighting Cancer!

If you want to learn more about the disease, then please visit http://www.nationalbreastcancer.org/.  Stay informed, share your knowledge and get tested!

Pause for a Cause—Hurricane Sandy

Hola peeps!  I hope you all are blessed and safe.  Sorry for the delay in posts it is just that with the hit of the hurricane I haven’t felt much like posting fashion or hair news.  I promise to slowly get back in the groove of things.  In the meantime, I would like to remind you that help is needed not only here in NYC but also those affected by the devastation in Haiti, Cuba and the Dominican Republic so if you are able to donate please go to http://www.redcross.org/charitable-donations.  Thanks for all of your support!

Holiday Wish List #4—Charity

Hola peeps!  Well here we are Christmas Eve, are you done with shopping?  If you aren’t and are still looking for that perfect gift then why not consider giving the gift of charity?  Donating to a worthy cause is a gift that will not only warm the hearts of those that you help but make you feel good too.

No need to stress over finding that perfect handbag for your mom, doll for your daughter or Jordans for your boo; consider giving to a cause in their name.  I am sure that they will love it!  Here are a few of my suggestions:

http://www.nogreatergift.org/ – Help fight extreme poverty by giving the gift of giving.

http://www.tisbest.org/ – Purchase online gift cards for donations to over 200 charities.

http://www.redcross.org/ – The Red Cross helps many all over the world in the time of need—food, shelter, clothing and more.

http://wish.org/ – Make A Wish Foundation helps children with life-threatening medical conditions.

http://www.cancer.org/ – American Cancer Society is so very important as cancer can affect us all—male/female and young/old.

http://www.dressforsuccess.org/ – Donate your time or gently used suits to women that is trying to get back into the work force.


24 Blogazine’s Pure Case of Sassiness Party

Hola peeps!  Last Saturday night I dipped out and headed to the Lower East Side to White Rabbit for the 24 Blogazine Party.  This fun event was hosted by founder Vanessa Flowers.  Not only was this event to celebrate all that 24 Blogazine has to offer but also to support (PCOS) Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome.  Here is a snippet of what webmd has to say about this disease:

Polycystic ovary syndrome (say “pah-lee-SIS-tik OH-vuh-ree SIN-drohm”) is a problem in which a woman’s hormones are out of balance. It can cause problems with your periods and make it difficult to get pregnant. PCOS may also cause unwanted changes in the way you look. If it is not treated, over time it can lead to serious health problems, such as diabetes and heart disease.  Polycystic ovary syndrome (or PCOS) is common, affecting as many as 1 out of 15 women. Often the symptoms begin in the teen years. Treatment can help control the symptoms and prevent long-term problems.

I had such a fun time and I love that it was for a great cause as well.  A portion of the proceeds were donated to The Jewish Hospital Cholesterol and Metabolism Center to help with research and treatment.  To find out more visit www.jewishhospitalcincinnati.com to help or donate.


24 Blogazine Founder- Vanessa Flowers
Handpainted jewelry by http://www.yumnahnajah.com
I must get a pair of these earrings! by http://www.yumnahnajah.com
Designer- Yumnah Najah
Glamorous Chicks Cosmetics (www.glamorouschicks.com)
Lipstick Manifesto (LipstickManifesto.tumblr.com)
Cupcakes by Kissing Cake (www.kissingcake.com)
Me and fellow blogger Doc Starr Chic (www.docstarrchic.com)


Pause for a Cause—Forget your Worries & Help East Africa

Hola peeps!  I sit here slumped over my computer, in an exhausted and somber mood I almost didn’t even do a post today.  However, that was until I was about to check my email and I saw this video on Yahoo whereas celebs and the music of the late great Bob Marley are bringing people together to help those in dying need of help in East Africa.  I’ve been seeing images and plan to donate to help but just hadn’t gotten around to it.  Why?—I suppose I have been too busy with my own worries and that is not cool.  I pride myself in having a heart especially for those that are less fortunate because I do understand, maybe not to the extreme but I do.

It is kinda of bittersweet to see these images as it seems like this is the only time that Africa truly gets it’s shine in the media (bad images); yet they never expose or talk about the continent which is rich in natural resources, beautiful people, and all the progress that has been made there.  On that note I am asking everyone to please watch this video, help if you can and please spread the word.  Based on CNN reports yesterday the potential lost of life could be as great as 12,000,000 because they cannot get food and the proper essentials just to live.  We can not let these people disappear, it is our duty as human beings to help.

 To help go here.




Pause for a Cause—Help the South

Hola peeps!  I hope all is good with you.  We are all aware of the tragic storms and tornados that hit the south on Wednesday I want to just extend my prayers out to all the people that were affected.  Hailing from VA myself, I have a special spot in my heart for all southerners.  The news is reporting daily that not only lives, but also homes and all personal belongings have been lost in the hardest hit areas.  I know that I have readers from the south so it is only right that I post this to help spread the word for all survivors.  Here are a few links to sites where you can go to donate funds, food, personal items or just volunteer your time to pitch in.  Please just pause for a moment and share this info with your family and friends.

-Visit www.redcross.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS, and people can also text the word “REDCROSS” to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Contributions may also be sent to local American Red Cross chapters or to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, DC 20013.

-In Raleigh, NC- http://www.baptistsonmission.org/Projects/North-Carolina/Tornado

-In Tuscaloosa, AL- Contractors- If you want to help out, here is the contact info to get in touch with someone in Tuscaloosa.

Volunteer contact info http://www.ci.tuscaloosa.al.us/
Business contractor contact phone # is (205)248-5800

-Animals devastated by the storm- http://www.facebook.com/pages/Help-the-Animal-victims-of-the-Tornado-devastated-south/205599412806799

-Mississippi relief- http://mississippirelief.com/

-Georgia- The Pickens County Sheriff’s Office is collecting items for those affected by the storms.

They are looking for the following:

• Bottled Water

• Non-Perishable Food Items

• Toiletries

• Clothing of all types

• Bedding

• Tarps

These can be dropped off at the Sheriff’s Office at 2985 Camp Road in Jasper. The phone number there is (706)-253-8900.

However, they are only asking for people who live in the area to bring donations. The sheriff’s office said there are many emergency workers in the area and the traffic is making things very difficult.

**Please help if you can.  Thanks!