Showing posts with label Charity. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Charity. Show all posts

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Fashion Benevolence :: Obakki Foundation

As a fresh start to this year, I want to draw attention to the amazing things local companies around me do.

I learned of Obakki a few years ago. Their chic minimalistic design drew my attention. From time to time I would stop by the store and admire their unique set up and beautiful merchandize.

Eventually, the physical store was closed, all merchandise are sold online and by other high end stores, so they can focus their efforts on the Obakki Foundation. Since then, they have been drilling and monitoring wells in South Sudan.

Obakki foundation cover

Providing the most basic human need is where everything starts.

obakki foundation project

The foundation also built 2 schools in Cameroon.

Obakki foundation building schools

Find out more about their meaningful campaigns and projects.

We can help by directly donating to the cause.

Or, my favourite way, by shopping.

The collection of foundation merchandise is very affordable and 100% of the proceeds goes directly to fund their efforts.

I will be helping by making these three items mine.

Obakki signature scarf oxblood
Obakki signature scarf
Obakki foundation bkr water bottle

I love doing charity shopping.

Don't forget their regular collection too, which is 30% off as well.

Hope you will be joining on this meaningful fun as well. Don't forget to tag #Create4Change every time you share your fabulous self and the OF signature scarves.

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Tuesday, 28 May 2013

What a Girl Wants is What a Girl Gets

Street Style Fashion GIVEAWAY is still going strong, enter NOW!

Past Friday, LuvnGrace Entertainment put on a beauty and fashion charity event at the stunning Waterfall Building.

All photos courtesy of Kuna Photography and Amoris Wedding Photography.

waterfall building for event, what a girl wants is what a girl gets

I went there with Iulia and flowers on.

unif flower dress, gold clutch

Outfit detail: on me
Unif dress, similar here
Aldo clutch, similar here
Large flower belt, similar here

On Iulia
Lace dress, similar here
Blazer, similar here
Mauve booties, similar here


The event is held to raise money and awareness to the Beauty Night Society.

A great charity organization aiming to build self esteem and change the lives of participants through wellness, life skills development and makeovers. The Beauty Nights take place at shelters, health care facilities, drop in centres, and transition homes. In 2012, they served 200 impoverished women each week. Since 2000, they have given 26,000 makeovers.

It is such a beautiful cause. We all know how amazing we can feel when we get a new hairdo or makeup professionally applied or pampers ourselves in anyway. Great to see that there is an organization out there that reaches out to the less fortunate and remind them how good it can feel to look the best you can.

To donate, click here and click here to volunteer.

The event is filled with amazing fashion sashaying down the runway. Here are the designers involved.

FASHION SHOW BY DESIGNERS:

BLUSHING BOUTIQUE 2012 Summer Collection Fashion show www.blushingboutique.com/ with accessories from SMITTEN DESIGNS http://www.smittendesigns.ca/, together, they can complete your party going needs with frocks for all occasions.

blushing boutique gown

blushing boutique gown

blushing boutique gown

blushing boutique gown

blushing boutique gown

blushing boutique gown

PRIVILEGE CLOTHING Mens and Womens Fashionshow https://www.privilegeclothing.com/, a boutique in Port Moody that offers trendy and fresh brands.

privilege clothing fashion show

privilege clothing fashion show

privilege clothing fashion show

privilege clothing fashion show

privilege clothing fashion show

AMANDA JACKSON swimwear
https://www.facebook.com/AmandaJacksonDesigns?fref=ts

Amanda Jackson swimwear

Amanda Jackson swimwear

Amanda Jackson swimwear

Amanda Jackson swimwear

Amanda Jackson swimwear

Finally, the headlining designer closing the show. The most amazing eco bridal designer ever, PURE MAGNOLIA http://www.puremagnolia.ca/

Her gowns make me want to get married right now, and then renew my vows every year so I can wear a new one.

pure magnolia bridal gown, eco bridal, eco designer, eco wedding, eco fashion

pure magnolia bridal gown, eco bridal, eco designer, eco wedding, eco fashion

pure magnolia bridal gown, eco bridal, eco designer, eco wedding, eco fashion

pure magnolia bridal gown, eco bridal, eco designer, eco wedding, eco fashion

pure magnolia bridal gown, eco bridal, eco designer, eco wedding, eco fashion

pure magnolia bridal gown, eco bridal, eco designer, eco wedding, eco fashion

This last one has got to be my favourite.

pure magnolia bridal gown, eco bridal, eco designer, eco wedding, eco fashion

Of course I couldn't miss a photo opportunity with the designer herself.

Jasmine Zhu, Patty of Pure Magnolia, Editor at Frameworks, Rachel McHollister for Social Mod PR

From left to right: yours truly, Bria Lear - Founder and Editor in Chief of Framework Magazine, Patty Nayel - Designer extraordinaire of Pure Magnolia, and Rachel McHollister - Director and Owner of Social Mod PR

The night is hosted by Fashion TV's: Mandy Ross, looking smashing in her designer gown.
www.mandy-ross.com/bio/

mandy ross

The gown will be available at a local Vancouver boutique, Timeline Boutique in Gastown.

fashion TV mandy ross in designer gown with fashion people

It's events like this that reminds me that doing good can also look so good.