Tag: ethical fashion

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Shop Show-Stopping White Dresses for Summer

A white dress is a staple summer wardrobe piece as we navigate graduations and reunions, summer travels, and all-white attire events. With so many options for white dresses, this post features my top picks for statement white dresses.

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Women-Owned Brands to Shop with Now for Women’s History Month

In recognition of Women’s History Month, I am celebrating a few women-owned brands and my favorite pieces from their collections.

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Black-Owned Designer Hand Bags to Shop this Holiday Season and Beyond

There remains a population of Black luxury handbag designers that are underrepresented and under-acknowledged in the fashion industry. Here is my list of luxury Black handbag designers and brands to know.

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Shop Fashionable Face Masks for a Cause

Repurpose. Recreate. Reimagine. Refashion. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain. CDC also advises the use of simple cloth face coverings to slow the spread of the virus and help people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others. I … Read More Shop Fashionable Face Masks for a Cause

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Stylish and Trendy Pieces that Make a Social Statement

November is always a busy month for me. It is my daughter’s birth month and is also filled with annual travel for conferences in my field (I had four presentations this month in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Minneapolis, Minnesota). My presentations, though all on different topics were connected through a common thread: uplifting participatory approaches and equity in research. “Equity” is a hot topic in my field of … Read More Stylish and Trendy Pieces that Make a Social Statement

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South African Designer Series Part III – Sustainable and Ethical Fashion with Ballo

See things differently. Hello readers! I am back with the final post in my three part series on South African designers. The company featured in this post has an ethical approach to creating fashion, but also experiments with innovative uses of materials. While I saved this company for last, they are certainly not the least favorite among the South African designers I learned about this summer. While exploring the Watershed artisan market in Cape Town, it … Read More South African Designer Series Part III – Sustainable and Ethical Fashion with Ballo

South African Fashion Series Part II: The Perfect Summer Dress

Walking through The Watershed in Cape Town and spotting this boutique was love at first sight. From the vibrant colors and prints to the fitted bodice and full skirt, it was as if the designer had masterfully created the perfect all-occasion summer dress.  The Nama Collection was at the top of my purchase list during my trip to South Africa and is the featured brand for Part II of my South African Fashion series. … Read More South African Fashion Series Part II: The Perfect Summer Dress

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South African Designer Series: Part 1

It is the first day of summer in the states and what better way to kick off the summer season than with a hot new series on South African designers. I’m excited to share everything over the next few weeks, from accessories to dresses and even a few all natural skin care products.

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A Cape Town Beach Look

White sand, pristine beaches, summer fashion…

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Styling Green for Your Spring Wardrobe

Hello and Happy Friday! If you’ve been shopping this spring, you have likely noticed a favorite color of mine throughout your favorite stores: green. Olive green, in particular, and other earth tones are staples this season evoking a sense of ease and calm through your wardrobe as we usher in the second half of 2019. While you may be hesitant to wear brighter greens, like emerald, … Read More Styling Green for Your Spring Wardrobe