#FashionFridays: Fashion Revolution Day #WhoMadeMyClothes #FashRev


Did you know today is Fashion Revolution Day?  Do you know who made the clothing you are wearing? 

“Fashion Revolution Day is an opportunity to celebrate fashion as a positive influence, raise awareness of the fashion industry’s most pressing issues, show that change is possible and celebrate those who are on a journey to create a more ethical and sustainable future for fashion. Together, we will rally the high street, the high end, the innovators, the fashion students, the media, the public, the activists, the makers, the wearers – and everyone in between.  The event will highlight QR Code project #tracemyfashion in order to promote transparency in the Fashion Industry. Fashion Revolution Bangladesh in partnership with BGMEA University of Fashion & Technology – BUFT and Hong Kong-based non-profit, Lensational will launch an interactive platform to answer #whomademyclothes and Norway based organization Fashion Footprint.”

Two years ago today, on 24 April 2013, 1133 people were killed and over 2500 were injured when the Rana Plaza factory complex collapsed in Dhaka, Bangladesh.  These types of events have been happening for too long, I wrote a few weeks ago about child labor issues that have also plaqued the fashion supply chains.

Fashion Revolution is taking a stand against these issues and asking fashion companies who makes their clothing. Won’t you join us, take a picture/selfieof the label and hashtag it #whomademyclothes and then be sure to tag the brand! Who worked hard to spun the threads, to sew them together, who grew the cotton? Ask your favorite fashion company, make this campaign even bigger than last year!

Cheers to ethical fashion!

In The Papers: NYTimes Fashion’s Racial Divide


The NYTimes: Fashion’s Racial Divide article touches on several points regarding the racial divide in the fashion industry. Good read, now what next? I think in addition to the fashion industry recognizing that they should be more inclusive, we also have to support the young ones that want to pursue such careers. In the West Indian culture, parents only know about four careers Lawyer, Doctor, Accountant, Engineer…you get the picture. I wish I had taken the opportunity to study at FIT while I was in college, my school had a special program that allowed you to study there in your last year, if you qualified. To satisfy my fashion palette and missed opportunity some years ago, I took a couple courses after returning to NY from law school. To add insult to injury, FIT is where I sat for weeks for my Bar Exam classes. The irony!

Some of us have a mix of creativity coupled with the intellectual, hence this Fashion Blog that allows me to express my creative side. Parents always want you to choose careers that yield the highest benefits, for them fashion is not always it. For me, my parents did not force being an attorney, it was my goal from a young age so they did not have to reinforce it so much or dissuade me from pursuing another career. But, I always had this creative outlet for writing and a respect for fashion due in part to my Mom’s great sense of style.

It’s not true that fashion careers don’t yeild a great benefit. I think the best thing you can do is encourage your child to pursue what makes their hearts sing, if that means a double-major, so they have a backup plan, then that is a good route. Don’t dissuade, encourage.

On the flip side, I think Fashion Schools have to be all encompassing for all races as well. I had an experience at FIT for a program I applied to some years ago and the questions that were posed to me and statements made were jaw-dropping to say the least. I took it in stride and a sign that was not my path, for that moment. I share this with you to say that there are many aspects to fixing this racial divide: parents, school administrators, the industry, the companies, all play a part. They all have to be willing to do their part in fixing the divide to encourage inclusion of all races in this industry.

Read the Article

Any thoughts?

Friday Fashion Roundup


Casually reading my articles 🙂 Striking a pose in a grey and blue ensemble with my denim flats! Really been killing the flats these days...will bring back the heels soon, not yet. Wait for it lol

Stopped by my favorite Greek-inspired lunch spot, Pita Press, to grab a quick bite. Sidenote, have you been to Greece? Definitely a bucket list destination. Go to Santorini for romance then to Mykonos to party. Loved every minute of it when I was there. I pray, I go back again soon! Check out a random.pic I took while I was there.

Here are some of those articles I was perusing while I was waiting for my tasty lunch:

Lupita Is The Woman, Her New Campaign

NY Times Fashion Highlights: Men’s Fashion Week & More

Professor Kanye…Michelle Talks About A Female President…Giorgio Armani

WorldCup Fan Style

Cape Town Fashion Fest

Joan Rivers asks Kardashian Sisters About Their Dress Choices

Let me know what you are reading about in Fashion and what’s your next destination??

Cheers to the weekend!

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