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L’Reine Lady in Red … L’Queen of Romance
Don’t be shy! Nothing captivates like a lady in red… our L’Queen of Romance. This Crimson Stretch Silk Trenchcapade with luxurious black silk charmeuse lining is perfect for any event or adventure where you want to be extraordinarily comfortable yet incredibly elegant. Let the beauty of this 1920’s inspired fit with a beautiful self-tie belt be your reason to celebrate romance on any occasion. $1800.00
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Trenchcapades™ by L’Cheriyve is an exclusive line of couture trench coats that are designed and hand crafted in Los Angeles, California. Trenchcapades™ are designed using only the finest leather, wool, suede and satin, which are all lined with silk charmeuse to be gentle and soft against your skin.
My L’Cherie Amour … Pretty Little One That I Adore
L’ Amour is the feminine French word for LOVE. And you will love the glances you get in this sensual, Midnight Black Silk Wool Gabardine Trenchcapade with blush silk charmeuse lining and oversized collar. Accented sumptuous leather on pockets, collar detail and belt add a touch of sophistication for all of your appearances. $1950.00
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ove’ one of the most popular of emotion intensifies when said in conjunction with the word ‘Fashion’, inspiring a loyalty beyond reason. Two decades ago, Splash, the UAE based high-street retailer chose to fall in love with fashion and this one emotion has given the brand a journey to reflect upon and a path to create. Titled ‘In Love with Fashion’, the 2014 Limited Edition Calendar was unveiled by Micky & Renuka Jagtiani, Chairman & Vice-Chairperson, Landmark Group along with Raza Beig, CEO, Splash & ICONIC . Celebrating this high fashion calendar Raza Beig invited fashion and art enthusiasts to a display of the 12 visuals that summarized artistic glamour. Held at his residence and grooving to a DJ taking the guests well into the early hours. Weaving together the concept of love and drawing inspiration from the multi-faceted heart logo which was introduced earlier this year in the business, the calendar brings together the virtues of seasonless fabrics, the glamour and beauty of textures and the love for designs. Capturing and interpreting contemporary fashion culture, the calendar is shot through the lens of renowned fashion photographer Tejal Patni and styled by international designer Furne Amato. “Expression of style and emotion for fashion has driven multitudes of consumers to Splash and it was this thought that inspired the theme ‘Splash In Love with Fashion’ for the 2014 Splash Calendar. The calendar is
Splash In Love with Fashion
Unveils Fourth Edition of the Splash Calendar a beautiful summation of fabrics and design aesthetics, styles and silhouettes which have been constant in the brand’s 20 year journey. Bound to tickle the creative urge, this fascinating combination of art and fashion brings together Tejal Patni and Furne Oné both who are stalwarts in their respective fields to present the 2014 Splash Calendar which will have direct access to the realm of your emotions”, said Raza Beig, CEO, Splash & ICONIC. All through the 12 images, six key fabrics which have had the longest standing history in the world of fashion emerge namely lace, denim, plaid, leather, florals and monochrome. In-studio designed dramatic sets and
lavish props perfectly complement the variety of Amato’s designs prompting you to analyze the broad range of expressions. As you flip through the months, each image will evoke the sort of excitement that you have come to expect of fashion when presented at its best. Speaking on his association with the Calendar, Furne Oné @ Amato, said,
“I love when fashion is art. It was such a thrill to create bespoke outfits to match every month of the year for the Splash Calendar. It has been a very exciting and privileged collaboration with home grown brand Splash, a leading fashion retailer in the Region and I am honored to have worked with Raza Beig, a great visionary and talented photographer, Tejal Patni.” “The Splash calendar is a great initiative by Raza and it is an artist’s dream to be associated with such a prestigious project. I have been a part of the previous three editions and the experience has always been very emotional and rewarding at the same time. This year I focus on fashion trends we love and feature them to their maximum impact through application of fabrics patterns and textures. Our dear friend Furne Oné’s imaginative vision for the wardrobe enhances each frame,” added Tejal Patni. A numbered 500 piece limited edition calendar; it will be gifted to the region’s movers and shakers which include media, opinion makers, partners and VIPs. Also with a vision to make the calendar a part of every consumer’s living space, the calendar will be available in a desktop version, across all Splash Stores at a minimum purchase of AED 100.
ABOUT SPLASH Headquartered in Dubai, Splash is Middle East’s largest fashion retailer and part of the Landmark Group, one of the biggest retail conglomerates in the Middle East, India and Africa. Founded in 1993 as a single brand store in Sharjah, Splash has grown to over 200 stores and 50 brand stores across 13 countries. Showcasing popular collections for men, women and teens, Splash has revamped its existing product portfolio and introduced a uni-brand concept across its stores providing a comfortable and easy shopping environment. Alongside, Splash also houses a gamut of international brands under its portfolio like Lee Cooper, Bossini, ELLE and Being Human among others. Celebrating Turning 20, Splash has roped in Salman Khan as the brand ambassador and introduced a new brand campaign ‘Love Splash, Love Fashion’ that plays on the brand’s long standing affair with fashion. As a brand, Splash believes in constantly being a trend-setter in the region and has successfully created some of the biggest and most popular brand properties/events like the bi-annual fashion shows, the Limited Edition Calendar launches which have now become part of the social calendar of the Region. With constant revamping of the marketing portfolio, newer forms of communication are added and channeled to keep the consumer involved. Splash has received several significant industry accolades that include being awarded the “Superbrand” status 2013 which is fourth in a row for the brand along with a ‘Powerbrand’ status for 2013. Also listed in Forbes Arabia’s “Top 40 Arab Brands” list, Splash has also been awarded at the Grazia Style Awards 2010, as ‘Best place to Spend AED 500’. A winner of several marketing awards of great significance, Splash has also won the Most Admired Marketing Campaign at the Retail ME Awards 2011 along with the “Most Admired Retailer” award. To stay connected with Splash visit,
www.splashfashions.com www.facebook.com/splashfashions www.twitter.com/splashfashions www.youtube.com/splashfashion
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Photography and Styling by Alfredo Velardi Model: Sophia Simon from First Model Management London Wardrobe by Zara, Topshop, HandM and River Island Hair & Makeup by Sabrina Hannan
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Photographed by Paul Kang Designer: Tumbler & Tipsy by Michael Kuluva Artistic Director/Stylist: Rosy Muto Stylist: Alarick Mcglory Hair: Roxy Garvan and Jenny Carey MUA: Cristina Underwood, Angelica Suarez and Summer Mullif Models: Chris Jastrem, Kaylen Meunier, Cailey Long, Shannon Clara and Brittanie Weaver with www.myelitemodels.com
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KrĹže Studio is a Los Angeles based design studio specializing in approaching century modern footwear and accessories. Having risen from Los Angeles, in the year of 2012, from a predilection to music, a ponderous spirit in search of the moment, often appearing in the low tide sands, the first contact with water, in Topanga Canyon motorcycle rides, a novel discovery did certainly present itself. This is it. Upon first glance, one notices the craft, the fine art, the sinews. In longer sessions, thoughts arise. The mission is examined. The
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What if, just for today, we made a commitment to be kinder to others, not just in actions but in words & thoughts? fashionaffairmagazine.com jan2014
What if, just for today, we made a commitment to take the time to listen to others, called them to tell them we care, put down the cell phone, turned off the television, and gave them 5 minutes of undivided attention?
What if, just for today, we made a commitment to donate some of our time to help an important cause or a friend who could use a hand? What if, just for today, we made a commitment to leave the house 5 minutes early, so we could enjoy the ride and maybe have enough time to let cars turn into traffic? What if, just for today, we made a commitment to forgive someone who has hurt our feelings? What if, just for today, we pay attention to what is going on around us, including what is going on with others around us? What if, just for today, we someone â€œhow are you?â€? not just out of courtesy but with the idea of really listening to what they have to say?
HION beauty& What if, just for today, we make a commitment to go out of our way to do something that would mean the world to another, whether that person is your spouse, child, friend, coworker, or just an acquaintance.
What if just for today we give one of the above gifts to someone else. What if just for today we make a commitment to be the best we can be. What if just for today, we make a new list of New Years resolutions, a list that doesn’t just focus on ourselves but that includes doing for others? For those of you reading this who have already evaluated the past year and set your goals for the New Year, why not incorporate a few goals that include giving your time to someone or something other than yourself. Please don’t misunderstand me, I have nothing against New Years resolutions. I believe it is healthy for people to set goals. Giving yourself the gift of health via better diet and exercise or the gift of alone time by scheduling something your enjoy doing a few times a week, is not only physically healthy but psychologically healthy.
However, just for today, I also encourage you expand your list to include some of the above. For, isn’t it in giving that we receive and by doing good for others we are doing good for ourselves? And just think, if we all did one random act of kindness a day for others, the end result would be millions of kind acts a day. Just think of the wonderful effects of that positive energy upon ourselves and the world....WOW! So I wish you all a Happy and Healthy New Year! I hope that you will all realize that resolutions are not all or none and that each day we wake up we are given a gift and with each moment we live we are given a new opportunity. So, again happy new year and happy new day! I hope the year brings you all your wish for. Until next month.... Alicia www.aliciacamlibelphd.com facebook.com/AliciaRCamlibelPhdLPC
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designer Yosra el Barkouky spotlight
I began my relationship with fashion at the tender age of 5 when I would shop with my mum. I loved these trips where I could choose my own clothes and indulge my sense of style since I had already developed my own taste in fashion. I always had an eye for color coordination and design (art was my favorite subject in school) so that, while growing up, my friends would always come to me for fashion advice. But when the time came to attend college, I chose a major in business administration from the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport. I eventually went on to achieve a Masters in human resources at the American University in Cairo. But after graduating, I realized that I really wanted to pursue my dream of working in fashion. So when I thought about furthering my education, I debated going to such fashion powerhouse locations like Paris or Italy but after much thought, I decided to stay in Egypt.
I am now 26 and about to graduate again. I so appreciate all they have helped me to achieve. If it hadnâ€™t been for the support and guidance of Dr. Stefania and her staff of phenomenal instructors, I may not have been able to realize my dream of following my passion for fashion. Now that I am on the road to reach my goal of becoming a designer, I am looking forward to a future where I am internationally renowned with the likes of John Galliano, Christian Dior, Jean Paul Gaultier, and Elie Saab. In the ever changing world of fashion, I hope to become one of the trendsetters.
Yosra el Barkouky
I discovered the Italian Fashion Academy in Cairo. As the most established fashion school in Egypt, founded and headed by Dr. Stefania Gulina, I was able to accomplish both of my goals at IFA.
What I love about fashion is how it can define the individual. The choice of colors, styles, and accessories all combine to create a unique statement for each person.
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HOLLYWOOD glamour & mistique BEAUTY ON THE COVER:
Mitiz from MSA Models NYC Hair: Darren Bay Styling: Native Elianor MUA: Native Elianor Gold dress from Kathy Hilton SS 2013 collection. Gold ankle strap sandals from Anne Klein.
Black dress: stylist own Necklace and gloves: Elias Gutierrez Designs Headpiece: stylist own
Photographer: Sandro Cecchini/Baikonur Photospace Model: Romina Lepore Assistant: Sandra Dâ€™Amico Model is wearing: DiveDivine http://www.divedivine.it/
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f you often ask the crowd you run with, “How Do I Look?”, the response should not be the sound of crickets. Your new allies in 2014 would not ask you to make a left, when you should be making a right. Taking the ‘stuff’ out of stuffy is Seven Points. Unexpected cool gear for men, this is by far the hottest VIP shopping spot in downtown Los Angeles. It’s hard to keep boutiques stocked up with “upward trajectory finds” under wraps for long. Pop across the street to the infamous Cooper building at street level for the best turkey burger on the West Coast. But if that cool pair of rock star, asshugging denim jeans are still on your mind after that, they should definitely go home with you.
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argaret Roach Wheeler uses a voice that doesn’t use words. She has married her fine arts education with her native heritage, and what has boldly evolved is a sight to be seen. Her love of Native American Fibers has resulted in an individual line of handcrafted jackets, dresses, tops and menswear. Inquire about “ The Mahotans”, an imaginary tribe of totemic structures and spirit figures adorned in uniquely woven inspirations. Anyone looking to get rooted closer to the history of our land, cannot find it in clothing originated from China. Wheeler stated, “I believe that a person is an art form in themselves and in the way they lead their lives.” One of the most intriguing fashion finds of 2014, Fashion Affair is smitten and thinks you should be too.
es, I am a shoe-a-holic. But no, I do not need any help. My fashion mentors always told me that you are whats on your feet and I choose to NOT be unstable, cheap and uncomfortable. All shoes in my sphere are carefully invited. Continuing my fashion lesson, they then told me about Oliberté. Made from natural rubber crepe soles, the comfort was instant on my feet... and later on my wallet. Breathable leather, reverse backing and reinforcement stitching shrieked quality that should never be denied. Oliberté is the World’s 1st Fair Trade Certified Footwear Company, introducing leather shoes and bags that responsibly support workers rights and sustainable manufacturing in Sub_Saharan Africa. So not only will your feet feel good, but so will you.
Like a pack of hyenas on a fresh carcass, we want to know everything about Under Two Flags. Everything they stand for is a perfect fit for all us at Fashion Affair. Seville Row meets Lower East Side resonates with our souls: just because we hit our 40’s doesn’t mean we can’t dress like we are headed somewhere cool after we leave the office. Each season brings a new concept and a collection inspired by a different theme. Under Two Flags seeks to re-invent today’s street wear fashion and creates garments that are tailored to fit, feel good, and last. This is causing a hive of fashion activity in our closets. Just don’t miss your on-ramp, your looped in by the best now.
his may be better than sex. Briefcases, suitcase, satchels, wallets, iPhone/iPad cases and pouches are made out of a quality of leather you have only dreamed about. Saddle Back Leather prides itself in delivering a product that will be its ugliest when it arrives to you. And what that means is that with every touch and every bit of usage, the leather will uniquely become more of you. Its that worn down hide that cannot be falsely manufactured. If you appreciate buttery soft and masculine leather, you know what I mean. All of your peltry finds will be around much longer than you, so give us something good to fight over when your dead.
The real trouble with life is that there is no background music. If you could opt for romantic sounds to get your other half in the mood or a big band moment to rescue your sleepy party, choose iHome Audio and make it count. This petite size speaker packs a punch and clear sound quality you were not expecting. Since 2005, iHome has been making audio systems for iPod, iPhone, and iPad users, unlocking the full potential of these mobile devices both at home and on the go. The Blue tooth Rechargeable Mini Speaker Cube in a rubberized finish communicates easily with my iPhone 5 ( thanks Santa!), and will effortlessly replace the talk radio you have become accustomed to on your daily commute. If the soundtrack to your life just got a little sweeter, itâ€™s because you listened to your Fashion Affair cohorts. If we donâ€™t personally want it, then you never will either.
his is that second chance your disheveled mate deserves. A stylish choice that miraculously gives to YOU more than it cost you. Its a rare observation in the fashion game, but Knot by Tiffa delivers a melody in the patterns, harmony in the prints and a rhythm in the stitching that cannot be denied. All the materials chosen are of the finest aesthetics. Featuring high quality silks, cottons, speciality metallics and brocades. Dress like you have made something of yourself in this world, even if you havenâ€™t ...yet.
urther fueling that good attitude is Best Dressed Monk. Best Dressed Monk is a premium clothing and lifestyle brand for the new creative class of men who donâ€™t wear ties and donâ€™t have to. A perfectly structured fit oozes high self esteem and professional respect. This is no day off at the office. Stevie Wonder for example, is the type of man that you will never see in a tie. Its a bold act of defiance to toss out your neckwear and to make the switch over. Its the type of statement that really only a boss could make. Do the well-heeled in Montecito, CA know something we do not?
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MONTH “It isn’t easy breaking into the modeling industry and being Canadian-Chinese standing barely 5’7”, makes it almost impossible.“
Photographer: Mathieu Guerin Photo Assistant: Bruno Lapointe Makeup: Karine Leblanc Stylist: Darragh KhaleesĂ-Mondoux Model: Soomy (Sue) Wong@ Orange Models
s u eWONG Photographer: Brian Ypperciel Stylist: Florence O. Durand Makeup artist: Catherine Lavoie Model: Soomy-Sue Wong
Photographer: Brian Ypperciel Stylist: Florence O. Durand Makeup artist: Catherine Lavoie Model: Soomy-Sue Wong
After participating in a “just-forfun” photo shoot with other Asian girls, it was almost 3 years before I began receiving invitations from several modeling agencies. I launched my career the way many modeling hopefuls start: by doing television commercials, print ads, and editorial work. As a commercial model, I gained experience by being “Les mechants mardi” at hockey games for RDS Canada’s first sports channel and by being available to model different accessories, makeup products and fashion designers for editorials in magazine spreads. I just can’t describe how much I enjoy doing photo shoots and being able to work with all the diverse, talented and creative people with whom I come into contact. Now I hope to explore a future filled with new opportunities. My dream is to be able to travel the world, working everywhere, but especially Asia. That is my biggest dream.
Photographer: Brian Ypperciel Stylist: Florence O. Durand Makeup artist: Catherine Lavoie Model: Soomy-Sue Wong
Creative & Photography: www.RSPhotography.com Art Direction: Feer-McQueen.com Model: aleksandra Nar - RockStar Models Fashion Designer: Sigrid Schumacher Hair and Makeup: Tanja Gravina Retoucher: Paul Drozdowski Location: Hamburg, Germany
PRODUCTS THAT WILL SEPARATE THE MEN FROM THE BOYS.
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ManUp is setting YOU up to succeed. Whether primping for prom or getting married at high noon to the love of your life, someone has gotta help out our male-counterparts. Stepping up to the plate for that daunting task is the team at ManUp. Refine his grizzly behavior with an all-natural selection of skin care products, practical cosmetic solutions and alcohol-free fragrances. Cover those dark circles from last night’s bachelor party without having to go through HER make-up bag again. If you love his smell now, the hypnotic allure of the Amber Oil will make you want to pull him even closer. Soon he will start opening doors for strangers and use words like “uncouth”. You have unleashed a true gentleman now.
Jackhammer Cleanser $32
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If you never imagined that you could spend an actual fullblown conversation raving about beauty products, then you have not a clue where to shop. Prana SpaCeuticalsâ„˘ believes that it is imperative to follow the laws of nature in order to enhance the quality of the skin through only the finest, all-natural ingredients found on Earth.
A tear may be shed when I reach the bottom of the Reishi Shield facial lotion. Very light and refreshing in smell (reminds me of cucumber) yet deep and intense in results. This is no joke. Wash off the stress of dealing with your Mother-in-Law from the Holidays with a lot of help from the Pumpkin Scrub (also available for sensitive skin). Donâ€™t waffle in your curiosity, check out the web-site and see for yourself.
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Fueling that good attitude could be our latest discovery, 3 Way Beauty Bar. A unique 3 month blending process from this Made In The USA wonder, has just insured you more time with that snooze button. Shampoo, Shower & Shave--then out the door. All with the same bar of soap. The smell should be familiar: Coconut, sweet almond, jojoba oil, cocoa butter, palm and kukui nut will seduce you into submission. Think of it as the â€œfast laneâ€? when you are running behind. This new beauty regime should have you putting the keys in the ignition on time for once. Or if you love it too much, it could have you running even later. The choice is clearly yours.
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Step aside, this night is yours. ORG Skincare will guarantee that no one else will catch his eye. In preparation for your next tryst, get your glow on with a little help. The Organic Mineral Peel is free of any harmful chemicals, toxins, alcohol, parabens, sulfates and petruleum. A facial peel has never been so painless and results oriented. Donâ€™t stand there confused. If you donâ€™t love what you see in the mirror, do something about it.
Organic Mineral Peel (face)
This is not the time to glaze over, pay close and earnest attention. Trym 11 is the framework for your survival, aiming to outdo itself with the ultra-sleek re-chargeable hair, mustache, beard and body clipper. If it doesnâ€™t win you over with a sharper blade and stronger battery, then you have not sized up the competition yet. Maybe manscaping is not your thing? We always welcome a vibrant debate about that. Personal grooming directly affects the hiring decision. That simple observation should have you ready for that upgrade now.
Don’t get seduced so easily. As you check off that bucket list, your New Years jaunt to the DC/Virginia/Maryland area should be carefully navigated and researched. In my crystal ball I see a quiet enclave, a short 8 mile drive from the hub and aggressive driving of Washington DC. The Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center is smartly nestled alongside the 300 acre National Harbor waterfront entertainment district. Do not get it confused with the Inner Harbor in Baltimore, it’s the new crown jewel in the neighborhood. The Gaylord National feels like a resort (and not just on paper), with plenty of shopping and visual stimuli abound. The glass atrium is breathtaking. When ready to sneak out of that boring convention, head to the heart of this resort: The Relache Spa & Salon. Manicures, pedicures, facials,waxing, intuitive and trained strong massage hands await you. The couples room overlooks the Potomac; serenity and rejuvenating at its finest. I looked deeply into the eyes of a regular customer who treats herself on her b-day every year to this tucked away oasis. We happened to be exiting at the same time and she stopped to compliment me on my wise choice in spas. The zen in her eyes and the glow on her skin really got me thinking: this must be how the 1% lives. A Moment Together.......50/80 minutes $290/$450 Escape and share a quite moment together in our luxurious couple’s suite. Choose from a signature or deep tissue massage. Add aromatherapy for an additional $10. Add hot stones for an additional $20
Did your New Years resolution of taking better care of your skin already slip your mind? Once we pry that problem, (fast food) from your left hand; we want to introduce the solution to your other hand. Doing the honors is Organic Doctorâ€™s Tea Tree Beauty Spot Stick. Its a walletsized roller ball applicator for minor imperfections. To be blunt,its a zit zapper for when blemishes have you feeling melancholy. Radiant skin is no accident.
Organic Doctor Tea Tree Beauty Spot: 1 for $8.49 for $12.74
Le Savonnier Marseillais is an elegant and authentic range of soaps composed of freshly natural ingredients. Fashion Affairâ€™s latest 2014 discovery sources the finest essential oils from organic farmers, formulated with a vegetal soap base and ultra pure water from the Provencal regions of France. Bring the smell of your garden into your home, minus the dirt of course.
Never waste your feelings on people that do not value them. And never waste your hard-earned-dollar on hair care products that have no real passion behind their contents. Become knowledgeable about the â€˜Life Complexâ€™, a breakthrough formula incorporating three vital ingredients: Keratin Protein, Silk Protein & Jojoba Oil. CEO Van Thomas comes with an opulence of experience from a storied 35-year career as both stylist and international education director. If your looking for someone to speak some truth about your hair, you found him. If your stubborn locks are not doing what you want it to do, Van Thomas should get you back to making proper first impressions. Now if your kids are not doing what you ask of them, your on your own there. Box Set
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Fa s h i o n c o m p a n i e s w h o chose to make a positive change across the globe.
Soles4Souls速 has distributed over 19 million pairs of shoes to people in need - both in the U.S. and around the world. Soles4Souls partners with your local shoe retailers, footwear brands, and thousands of Non-profit organizations, such as homeless shelters, churches and civic groups... and individuals just like you. Visit Soles4Souls website at www.giveshoes.org for more information.
BeeJooS is structured as a social enterprise and as we travel the world to feature the most unique accessories from artisans and emerging designers, we also make sure to donate a percentage of proceeds to charities dealing with the most pertinent issues communities in these emerging countries face. Our charities differ in cause, as often problems faced by artisans in Vietnam are different from those faced by artisans in Madagascar. We are currently focusing on a charity called Educating the Children (http://www.etceducation.org/home/), where we are helping build the first girlsâ€™ school in Kenya in the Masai Mara. BeeJooS is featuring handmade bracelets made by Masai women and all proceeds go to the building of this school for the young girls.
All of BeeJooS breathtaking images were taken by Photographer Kunal Jankee.
Live Worldly handpicks products from around the world to share their inspiring, unique stories with you. Your products benefit those who brought them to us - A portion of proceeds goes to our partner non-profit in the itemâ€™s country of origin. The Live Worldly brand celebrates a life of inspiration, beauty, intrigue, compassion and hope, knowing that when these things come together they have the power to transform the world.
THE OBAKKI FOUNDATION PROVIDES THE NECESSITIES OF WATER, FOOD AND EDUCATION TO PEOPLE IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES. It’s more than aid, it’s sustainability. Our projects focus on basic needs - so that communities can grow, achieve, create and inspire the world.
Photographed by Ryan McGinley
june 2013 EDUN IS A GLOBAL FASHION BRAND FOUNDED BY ALI HEWSON AND BONO IN 2005 TO PROMOTE TRADE IN AFRICA BY SOURCING PRODUCTION THROUGH-OUT THE CONTINENT. IN 2009 EDUN BECAME PART OF THE LVMH GROUP. LVMH PROVIDES ESSENTIAL SUPPORT TO FULFILL THIS VISION. DANIELLE SHERMAN WAS NAMED CREATIVE DIRECTOR IN APRIL 2013. HER FIRST COLLECTION DEBUTED DURING NY FASHION WEEK, SEPTEMBER 2013. THE COLLECTION INCLUDES A RANGE OF READY-TO-WEAR, HANDBAGS, AND ACCESSORIES.
This is what The Shine Project is all about: Going out of your comfort zone to bring light to those who need hope. The Shine Project emulates love, sacrifice and CHANGE.
Liberate is designed to use business and creativity to give women the opportunity to break free from the poverty that surrounds them. By giving women an opportunity to make money they are able to provide shelter, food, clean water and education to their children and families. Our goal is to not only provide them the chance to meet their immediate needs, but to equip them through courses and education, to help them find their true worth and purpose. They combined their experience in business, their love for fashion and their heart for the people in Haiti and the Dominican Republic to start a company that would combine all three. This was start of Liberate Apparel, the idea is to Liberate women and create the opportunity for them to rise above poverty. They have designed a womenâ€™s collection that is handcrafted with quality intended to bring out every womanâ€™s beauty. Liberate Jewelry is 100% handmade in Haiti going directly towards providing living wage jobs and opportunities for parents. Liberate Apparel has the purpose of giving back a portion of everything sold to empowering women with opportunities to help them rise out of poverty.
Barnabas isn’t just any old name. It’s a name with purpose chosen to represent a brand with a purpose. Barnabas means Son of Encouragement… and the brand sets out to do just that. In addition to providing a unique and trendy line of shirts, Barnabas will inspire and encourage by showing others A LIFE WORTH IMITATING. Societies throughout the world settle for what “everyone else is doing” and call that normal.
BARNABASCLOTHING.COM Well A LIFE WORTH IMITATING stands up and says I want to set an example… I want to do something more… I want to live a Barnabas lifestyle. Our logo represents two straight lines with one making a ripple effect symbolizing how a LIFE WORTH IMITATING can affect others through encouragement and example. And Barnabas Clothing is no exception… 10% of all sales is donated to an organization that has inspired us, Living Room International.
WHEN FASHION CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Often in the fashion industry we are consumed by how we look, what we have, and who may see us. For many of us our clothes determine who we are and therefore help build our self-esteem. So, when we learned about the Fashion Hope Campaign we were intrigued and wanted to share their story. Fashion Hope launched in the spring of 2011. The campaign has built a brand of awareness not just of clothes, looks, self consumption but for human trafficking and modern day slavery victims. Imagine that! Beauty and style contrasted against the horror and atrocity of lost innocence, devastation, deception and profit. Fashion Hope, the campaign, has two missions. The first is to educate people whether at various Fashion Week events or at celebrity gifting suites such as the Emmyâ€™s, Sundance, or The Oscarâ€™s to name a few. The second is to raise funds for its charity partners that are directly involved in rescuing, and sheltering of victims. The message is simply this: men, women, and children in most countries are enslaved against their will and we want you to help Fashion Hope help them.
photographed by Reinfried Marass
What started as a scheme to raise money for high school dances has since grown into an international operation that seeks to reach out a helping hand to our global neighbors. The foundation of the organization and actions there within can be summarized in one word... LOVE. We believe actions rooted in love are able to make change in a world that truly needs it.
BeGood was founded on the premise that San Franciscans want their dollars to go further than the pocketbooks of major apparel companies. BeGood personally teams with local charities and donates a percentage of the sale of certain clothes to support them. Each brand the store carries supports a different cause, so you can feel good about the stylish clothes you are wearing and know your money is going to help people around the world who need it rather than the fat cats of Wall Street who donâ€™t.