Some of you may be familiar with the story of Dr. Petit and his family who were brutally attacked in Connecticut in 2007. Dr. Petit’s wife Jennifer and daughters Michaela and Hayley were murdered in a gruesome home invasion and he was left for dead inside his burning home. Now, four years later, the trial continues and Dr. Petit is enduring as best as anybody can. In the memory of his wife and daughters, Dr. Petit has established the Petit Family Foundation to aid young women’s education, help those who suffer from chronic illnesses and protect victims of violence.
My family serves as chair of the Petit Family Foundation silent auction committee which is coordinating the inaugural An Evening Honoring Women in Science on Nov. 17th at the Connecticut Science Center in Hartford. Although I spend my days writing about fashion and crap, there are more important things. So please, educate yourself about the foundation and do whatever you can to help.
For more information on Dr. Petit, read this piece in Esquire
For more information on how you can help visit the Petit Family Foundation.
Why, good rainy ass Thursday to you all. Today, we’re gonna do things a little differently. We’re gonna get serious…for a minute. As you all know, cancer is a leading global concern and while strides have been made, there is much more ground to cover. Effective treatment is hard to come by, especially for those who don’t have access to top level healthcare. Enter Ralph Lauren’s Pink Pony program which spreads care for the underserved. For the 10th anniversary of Ralph Lauren’s Pink Pony, they reached out to 100 voices of the internet (including yours truly) to help spread the word. Please join myself, my 99 internet cohorts and Ralph Lauren in the fight against cancer.
1. You can text PINKPONY to 501501 to donate $10.00 (msg and data rates appliz)
2. You can visit their celebrity auction (100% of proceeds go to benefit the Pink Pony Fund
3. You can purchase from their Pink Pony shop, 10% of proceeds go to the Pink Pony Fund and pick up one of those nifty polos like the one above (a gift c/o Ralph Lauren)
Also, visit AOL Styelist to see the gallery of 100 bloggers. You can also click my face to go there ahahahhahaaha.
Thank you, and best wishes to all my favorite tumblrererererers.
i was interested in out of print clothing (OoP) from the get go. first-if you put the catcher in the rye on anything, i’ll buy it (you may remember holden caulfield inspired this blog). but after chatting with them a little bit i got a much better idea of the mission behind their efforts. their team works closely with publishers and artists to ensure the integrity of each piece, awesome. more importantly, OoP partners with books for africa to donate one book to a community in need for every shirt sold. 1 shirt, 1 book, 5 shirts, 5 books, you get the idea. i love to see partnerships like this because so many times we’re told, a portion of “sale x” will go to the fund for “xyz.” in the end, i trust that some portion of my money got there but i have no idea what’s done with it. knowing that by buying a catcher in the rye shirt could mean somebody across the ocean could read my favorite book is a pretty lasting feeling.
1: out of print clothing: i want all of these. chill, they have women’s too (including i know why the caged bird sings)