Warmth :: Soft jersey & Community partnerships

by wendy

Happy Wednesday everyone!

Playing with different patterns and textures today =)

Last week, I mentioned that I had something to share with you and I can’t wait to deliver the good news today!  As you’re reading this, I’m probably getting ready or on my way to picking up our youths from the non-profit organization that I volunteer at and head over to the LAmade showroom.  A few months ago, I received an email from LAmade with an amazing proposal.  They wanted to invite our youths to experience behind-the-scene moments at a fashion company – a Career Day event that starts out with lunch with LAmade executives, touring different facets of the company, and wrapping up the day with fun styling sessions.  This collaboration stemmed from one common goal – the desire to see our youths happy.  And moreover, serve as possible motivation to help reinforce them to chase their dreams, whether it’s a career path in the fashion industry or anywhere else.  I deeply admire the strength and resilience of our youths.  I’m a part of the Alumni-Mentors program at InsideOut Writers.  This program supports youths who have been released from incarceration by providing them on-going mentorship and case management.  The program pairs mentors with alumni.  It’s an intimate relationship that is built on trust and support, and can be shattered with judgmental criticism and negativity.  My alumna and I have a lot in common – we both came from the foster care system, escaped dark pasts, share a very strong sense of justice, and love fashion.  I can’t wait for you to meet her one day.  She’s an incredible young woman.

It overjoys me to see people come together.  Personally, I live for these moments… when organizations and brands bond because of their desire to help underserved communities.  It is not only my passion to share fashion adventures with you, I also sincerely hope that this blog will attract more future partnerships for our youths at InsideOut Writers.

Thank you so much for reading and talk to you soon!

:: Outfit ::

Jacket :: Sanctuary (old) (similar here & here)
Dress :: thanks to LAmade!
Bag :: Marco Tagliaferri
Shoes :: Christian Louboutin (old)
Accessories :: Prada sunglasses,
necklace thanks to Stella & Dot!