Going Boho with Boots + Another Look at the Akola Project & Broadway Serves’s #FASHIONFORWARD Campaign

Hey Loves,

The weather in SoCal has been all over the place. Some days have been cloudy while others are extremely sunny! I have posted about the Akola Project earlier this year as well as my participation in the Broadway Serves #FASHIONFORWARD campaign.  wanted to once again highlight the efforts of the ongoing campaign and share a video the explains how and what organizations  benefit from our public awareness campaign. the necklace I am wearing is from the Akola Project and was made in Uganda. they have some lovely pieces that help women in Uganda improve themselves as skilled tradeswomen and their communities. Watch the video for more details:

Watch the following video for the narrative and to see some sneak peeks of some of the finished images!

 

How can you get involved?! Please share the video with friends and tweet about the cause. Make sure to tag @BwayServes! I will also retweet if you include my twitter handle @FashionBrew. Get involved! (More details about the campaign at the bottom of this post as well as instructions on tying a twist headband scarf into a turban)

xo

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Dying to tie it up?! This is a great option for windy or sunny weather as it keeps some of your hair out of your face. use a long scarf that is capable of wrapping around your head at least twice or three times. Position your forehead in the middle of the span of the cloth. Wrap it around the edge of your hairline and crisscross it at the back of your head so the remaining cloth is pushed forward. When if comes back to the front of your hairline get creative and twist once or several times before allowing the pieces to be tied in the back of your head. try overlapping the cloth in a way so the cloth underneath peeks out to create the appearance of layers! 

Cell phone selfie of the top portion of my head tie:IMG_0179

 Jeans: Gap, Scarf c/o AG jeans x Liberty collaboration, Top: , Necklace: Akola Project (available via www.akolaproject.org/‎), Purse: d’andrea, Boots: Steve Madden

Special thank you to my friend and photographer Rachel Swetnam for shooting these photos.

 

THE CAMPAIGN

As you know, in November of 2012, I helped to spearhead the production and styling aspects of a shoot for Broadway Serves! campaign to raise funds for Uganda. The movement was young and it it still is in its infancy stage. #FashionForward is an amazing idea and I hope that each and every one of my readers can find a way to get involved. You can follow BroadwayServes! on twitter at @BwayServes and also use the hashtag #FashionForward to spread the news to your friends and followers. The campaign raises funds for two very special charities—The Uganda Project and the UAPO. Please share our first campaign video and help us spread the news. Join the movement and make a difference in the lives of the people of Uganda!

Here is are some key facts about the campaign and who it benefits:

On Tuesday, November 20, 2012, BROADWAY SERVES members teamed up with up-and-coming & high-end designers in the fashion industry for BROADWAY SERVES’ first #FashionForward photo shoot.  Final images taken from this shoot will be used to bring attention to Uganda Project and The Ugandan American Partnership Organization.  Click the link to read what Ferris Mason of examiner.com ​had to say about the event. Learn more about both charities via their websites:www.ugandaproject.com and  www.theuapo.org!

BROADWAY SERVES is a service organization comprised of members of the Broadway community who are looking to “be the change we want to see in the world.” The organization’s mission is to provide a forum for open discourse on issues that affect us all, and to provide opportunities for community service to Broadway and theater professionals.

The response for the designer community was amazing! Emerging and established brands came together to participate in our campaign. Have you joined the movement?! 

Participating Designers:

Rue 114
Taye Taylor
Della
Menogu Designs
Vivienne Kelly
Akola Project
Madisonpark Collective
Oyato Designs
Studio D’Maxsi Designs
Sumahrie Collections
Paula Carlotto
Koral Los Angeles
Buffalo Jeans/David Bitton
Mo’co’Latee

A Few Behind the Scene Photos:

 

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TheFashionBrewery High School Fashion Intern

TheFashionBrewery.com Fashion High School Interns practice styling inventory skills

Credit:

Concept/Design Team
Participating Designers
Christian Dante White, Concept
Telena Cassell, The Fashion Brewery, Stylist/PR
Kimberly Marable, BROADWAY SERVES
Davide Laffe, Photographer
Rachel Swetnam, Photographer
Gina J, Hair
Trina Turk, Make Up
Victoria Aje, Make Up
Cement Studios, Location
Brent Dundore, Retoucher

Fashion Brewery High School & College Fashion Program, Interns

Oleku Fashion Consortium & The FashionBrewery, Designer Procurement

 

2 Comments

  1. by madame jean on July 12, 2013  7:23 am Reply

    mode incroyable que je vous aime tous, il !

  2. by PJ on July 21, 2013  11:41 am Reply

    Apart from the boots, i'm loving the layered necklace! And the head scarf! :)

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