Back in Black
Hello devoted UP readers, welcome to November! I’m so happy to get started and see what I can come up with to inspire you all to rethink your closet.
I worked with former Montrealer, current Brooklynite, designer of Study NY, Tara St. James on the design of my dress. Right from the beginning I threw a curveball at her when I said. “Tara, I want a long dress. I’m over short dresses, I’m feeling long”. Holy diva. We talked about how long “long” actually is and how to make the dress versatile, check out a full breakdown of the dress on the dress details page.
But most importantly we’re raising money for Free the Children. I first heard of this organization WAY back in 1998 while I was in high school. I was one of 30 finalists for the Canadian Merit Scholarship and I remember reading about previous winners. One who caught my attention was Craig Kielburger who started Free the Children at the ripe old age of fourteen. Yes. Fourteen.
Then I realized I likely wouldn’t win the scholarship (UPDATE:got to the finals, didn’t win) but I was blown away by what this then boy/now man had done. My goal for November is to raise $8,500 to help Free the Children build a school in Bagad, India.