Cause Creative Space: The September Issue
We at Cause Creative might not be exactly runway ready in terms of fashion. Let’s face it, one of us sports an endless supply of black cardigans and considers gray to be a splash of color, while the other wears hipster moustache graphic t’s and hoodies pretty much every day, but that doesn’t mean we don’t love to take our personal fashion up a notch from time to time.
With NYC Fashion Week in full steam we thought it would be a great time to talk about all the cool things fashion is doing to give back. No need for bargain bin searching for the charity in fashion, we’ll list a few of our favorite fashion do-gooders -- regardless of your clothing style or budget.
Read about your favorite fashion icon, and we’ll tell you how to give back while throwing a bit of their style into the mix...
Kate Middleton: If you are in England before October 3rd, pop over to Buckingham Palace. There you can check out Kate’s wedding dress which is on display to raise money for her and Prince William’s Wedding Charity Fund. They estimated that the dress exhibit will raise about 13 million dollars. Over 350,000 people have already visited the palace since the display opened on July 23. The funds raised will go to their Wedding Charity Fund and to restore the Royal Collections. Apparently owning castles can get pricey. Lets face it, our big restorations include getting a new shower curtain.
Robert Pattinson: Pattinson’s style is that awesome rough & tumble, kinda looks like he just rolled out of bed, but still looks great. You know the one that takes us normal folks hours of trying on clothes at thrift stores and finally coming up with the perfect find! A lot of thrift stores actually donate profits to charities. So the hunt can truly be worth it. Our favorite in LA is “Out of the Closet” which raises money for AIDS Healthcare Foundation. Check out www.thethriftshopper.com for big list of thrift stores near you and the charities they benefit.
Lady Gaga Let’s face it, love her, but if you find yourself replicating Miss Gaga’s fashion, you may be picking up your next frock at the grocery store. For a much more wearable look, check out Save Japan, a charity clothing line by Japanese clothing giant Uniqlo. 10 huge celebs drew up a design to support Japan this summer. These 20 dollar shirts have designs by Lady Gaga herself as well as Victoria Beckham, Karl Lagerfeld, Blake Lively and Gweneth Paltrow. To check out the designs, pop over to the website.
Simon Cowell With X-Factor merely weeks away, it’s time to dust off the ol’ v-necks and watch in true Simon Cowell style. So next time you run over to our v-neck headquarters, Alternative Apparel, pick up a “Show Love” tee. Alternative Apparel has partnered with “Got Your Back” which means that every Show Love tee that’s purchased, they’ll donate a school uniform to a child in need. Got to www.gybmovement.org for more information.