Wednesday, October 22, 2014

B.A.F.F.L.E.D. Pink

Pink Partnerships and Products--

With October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, there are plenty of opportunities to get the word out about prevention, risk assessment, and more.  It's also a great time to raise money for research.  Both Purposed for Pink and Bright Pink are going their part.  

Check them out!

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Hello!

It's October and as you know it is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. 

I believe that together we can make a difference, so my mission has become raising awareness and funds for Breast Cancer research and Programs
I like to invite others to contribute to the campaign even if they can’t physically attend my annual Pink Party.

My request is simple: please consider making a donation and feel free to also to share the link with your friends!
You can donate quickly and easily online through the donation link below:

http://www.info-komen.org/goto/purposedforpink2014
Most companies match individual donations of $25 or more, so please make sure to request a Matching Gifts form.
Thank you in advance!
Felicia  

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Bright Pink

BRIGHT COLLABORATIONS

We are proud to share our 2014 cause marketing sponsors. Click on each sponsor to learn how to support us through these collaborations.
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Paul Mitchell

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Paul Mitchell is introducing the Limited Edition Pink Out Loud! Collection, giving select styles special packaging in support of Bright Pink. Additionally, thousands of Paul Mitchell Future Professionals will be educated on breast & ovarian health basics and will fundraise to benefit Bright Pink.
 
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Aerie

Aerie is excited to debut the Limited-Edition Bright Pink Charley Bra in stores and online starting 9/25/14, with 100% of sales benefitting Bright Pink. Customers will also have the opportunity to make a contribution at register and those that donate $5 or more will be gifted an Aerie Bright Pink lipgloss.
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eBay

eBay users can support Bright Pink’s mission year-round with the click of a button. Integrated into eBay's regular buying and selling platform, eBay Giving Works allows sellers to donate a portion of their sales and buyers to give as little as $1 at checkout. From 9/29-10/9, bid on a chance to golf with LPGA star Natalie Gulbis!
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Yoplait

Bright Pink is one of this year’s beneficiaries for Yoplait’s Friends in the Fight program. Select Yoplait product lids turn pink and carry a code that allows you to go online and direct 10¢ of Yoplait’s total $350,000 donation. Look for Pink Lid products in stores starting 10/1/14. Codes may be redeemed until 3/31/15.
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Dirty Girl

Bright Pink is proud to be the charitable beneficiary of Dirty Girl Mud Run. Throughout 2014, hundreds of thousands of women at races nationwide learned how to be proactive with their breast and ovarian health. Get dirty in the name of raising awareness for Bright Pink.
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Westfield

In May of 2014, Westfield Corporation Shopping Centers across the country celebrated VIPink Weekend, educating over one million shoppers and raising nearly $100,000 for Bright Pink. Beginning this fall, Bright Pink will have year-round, in-center breast & ovarian health education at 38 Westfield centers nationwide.
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Under Armour

Under Armour proudly supports Bright Pink’s commitment to empowering women to live proactively. Under Armour Ambassador and world- renowned yogi Kathryn Budig proudly headlined FabFest Chicago 2014.
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Kentucky Oaks

Bright Pink is proud to be the charitable beneficiary of the 140th & 141st running of the Kentucky Oaks. The annual Pink Out festivities feature a survivor's parade, life-saving education and more. Join us at The Oaks on May 1, 2015!
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Ello

Ello is proud to present the Bright Pink® product line of BPA-free glass water bottles and coffee tumblers. The four-piece collection is available at Target stores nationwide and online at Target.com. 8% of proceeds benefit Bright Pink.
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WNBA

Bright Pink was proud to be the WNBA’s community partner for WNBA Breast Health Awareness Week. From July 28 - August 3, 2014 Bright Pink’s life-saving education was featured in arena concourses, on video boards, in broadcast and on social media during 12 WNBA games nationwide.
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Brunswick

Brunswick is proud to support Bright Pink with their limited edition Bright Pink cue sticks, available for purchase online and at authorized Brunswick retailers nationwide. $10 from the sale of each pink cue, as well as $50 from the sale of each pink table tennis table, will benefit Bright Pink.
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ACURE

This fall, ACURE educators will support Bright Pink’s high-risk communities by providing complimentary skin consultations to women at Experiential Outreach Groups nationwide. Additionally, ACURE’s natural skincare products were included in FabFest participant gift bags.
 
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WANT TO JOIN IN ON THE FUN?

To learn more about becoming a sponsor, click here or visitBrightPink.org/become-a-sponsor


Monday, October 20, 2014

B.A.F.F.L.E.D. Fashion Fix

The Protagonists--A Night with Fashion Stars!

If you're excited about Ms. Diane von Furstenberg's new show, House of DVF, on E! you need to get this event on your calender.  The Fashion Group International is sponsoring an awesome night of fashion this Thursday, and you don't want to miss it!


Enjoy!

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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

B.A.F.F.L.E.D. Tops

Top 8 Things to Know About Breast Cancer Awareness--

What a great reason to bring back Tuesday Tops!  October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Despite the month having 31 days, this is something we must be aware of all year long.  

As we've shared before, there are some essentials about the condition, and what we can all do to fight it.  

1.  Breast cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the breast. It affects millions of women, and thankfully gets the needed attention to fight its surge.  

2.  Regular doctor visits and mammograms for women over the age of 40 are critical in breast health.  If you are at risk for breast cancer, because of a history of the condition in your family, you should have mammograms sooner for early detection.  Many insurance companies have improved coverage for breast health, and social service centers are helping out as well.  Check our local area for more.  

3. Real Talk With Felicia is a major player in the fight against breast cancer through their fundraising arm, Purposed for Pink.  Purposed For Pink raises money for breast cancer research in conjunction with the Susan G. Komen efforts for combating this crippling condition. 

4. We are launching a fashion for a cause campaign this month, raising awareness through our style on Wednesdays.  Share your pics on Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and Facebook with the hashtags!

#WearPinkWednesdaysBCA


5. Each year it is estimated that nearly 200,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer and more than 40,000 will die.  We must get these numbers lower.  


6. Breast cancer impacts us all. Approximately 1,700 men ill also be diagnosed with breast cancer and 450 will die each year.  This isn't just about the ladies, gents.  

7. You can help fight this disease and get closer to a cure.  Make a donation, or consult your local breast cancer awareness foundation to volunteer some time.
Click here to get your pink tee from Real Talk with Felicia


8.  You can enjoy while you contribute.  Pretty City is for the 9th year having their $31 "Pretty in Pink" spa treatment special. You can also learn more about breast and ovarian cancer awareness, risk factors and reduction tactics from Bright Pink.  These 2 organizations have long worked to support breast cancer awareness, and you can be a part...while getting a mani, pedi, massage and more!
Book your appointment in your city now!


Join in the fight.

Monday, October 6, 2014

B.A.F.F.L.E.D. Purple

Powerful Things to Know About Domestic Violence Awareness--

As we know, October is Domestic Violence Awareness month. It's important we share key facts about domestic violence, so we all can work on a cure.  You've seen some of these facts before, but they are no less important!

Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) grew out of the "Day of Unity" in October 1981, by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. The vision was to connect advocates across the country, working to end violence against women and their children. Like many other causes, such a short time to promote awareness was not long enough, so all of October is now dedicated to this cause.

Domestic violence is an unfortunate circumstance in far too many homes across America.  In order to fight this epidemic we must educate and spread the word.

Here's what you should know:

1. Domestic violence sees no race, color, ethnic background, or economic status.  It affects people in all walks of life.  Men are also impacted, not just women and children.

2. Domestic violence is cyclical.  Although many who are abused feel pain and resent their abusers, they often go on to repeat the behavior.  For children, it is often the only way they know.  Without education and therapy to deal with the circumstance, the problem can perpetuate.

3. Due to lack of resources, the number of survivors to whom local Coalitions Against Domestic Violence (CADV) have provided shelter has decreased by 20%, while the number of victims turned away has increased by 16% over the last four years.  In the last year alone CADVs saw a drastic 12% drop in the number survivors who obtained safe, emergency shelter. Despite this fact, survivors and their children received over 522,000 hours of service last year alone. 

4. Help is available at all times.  Victims, and even offenders who know they need help, may not know where to turn.  To get things rolling, anyone can call the National Domestic Violence Helpline at 1-800-799-SAFE.  

5.  Safety Plans help.  The hotline is an amazing tool, but creating safety plans takes things a step further.  The plan will help victims route their escape from pain and chart their journey to a better life.  Plans can include starting a separate savings account, thinking of exit routes from the home, avoiding arguments where weapons are readily accessible, i.e. the kitchen, and having someone available at all times to pick you up or be home when you need them.  For more ideas, click here.

6. There's always a hope for change.  No matter how tough the situation appears; for you or someone you're witnessing, various outlets are available to stop the cycle and give families strength. 

We all should become as educated as possible on the signs and resolutions for domestic violence.  If you are experiencing or sensing signs---say or do something.  Don't wait. With so many tough circumstances to face these days, violence among loved ones is never one we need.

***Don't forget about our colors campaign this month!

#WearPurpleThursdaysDVA

Share your pics on Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and Facebook with the hashtags!

Sunday, October 5, 2014

B.A.F.F.L.E.D. Recognizes

Breast Cancer and Domestic Violence Awareness Month!

October is when awareness on both of these causes is at the forefront of our attention.  However, they are important issues each and every day of the year.  This month, we want to take the time to heighten awareness, so it stays a priority throughout the year.

To help in doing this, we encourage you all to show your support.  There are so many ways!  We will start with taking a cue from the "Mean Girls" movie, wearing pink on Wednesdays.  And, to note domestic violence awareness, we're wearing purple on Thursdays!  You know fashion for a cause is our thing!  

Share your pics on Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and Facebook with these hashtags!

#WearPinkWednesdaysBCA


#WearPurpleThursdaysDVA

Join is as we raise awareness this month, share ways to donate to these critical causes, and take our world step-by-step on the path to better.  

Stay tuned for more!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

B.A.F.F.L.E.D. Supports

Pterys: Sunglasses for a Cause--

We are all about supporting good causes.  Linking fashion to a good cause is even more of a winner.  The 3 gentlemen behind Pterys--Sagar, Ankur, and Sanjay--are giving you stylish wooden sunglasses with a purpose.  Pterys {te-ˈri:z} sells high-quality, classic, wooden eyewear in order to raise awareness & to help prevent an eye condition known as pterygium.


Pterygium is a fleshy growth on the white of the eye, and is much more common than most people think. It causes significant discomfort including redness, irritation, watering of the eyes, a sensation of dryness and grittiness, and can even impair vision if it becomes severe enough. And 1 in 4 adults living in tropical regions have this condition. It is associated with chronic sun exposure (specifically UV-light), wind, and dust.


In their own words, they are on a mission to raise awareness and help prevent pterygium by selling high-quality, handcrafted, wooden sunglasses. Each pair sold will allow them to support their partner, The Hope Alliance, which is committed globally to prevent pterygium, as well as other UV-related eye conditions through sunglass donations and educational programs.



Pterys got its start while one of its founders, Sagar,  was on a medical trip in Haiti. A collaboration between three college friends, Pterys was conceived after Sagar learned of the of the many eye conditions that Haitian suffered from due to sunlight. Through the donation of plastic sunglasses, we hope to support our mission globally to prevent some of these diseases and alleviate the suffering of many!


Typically patients abroad are given eye drops for this condition. But eye drops only treat the symptoms of the disease and have not been shown to stop or cure pterygium. The only effective treatment is surgery; but this carries its own risks, and many patient’s living in developing countries don’t have access to surgery. Therefore, the best treatment is to prevent the pterygium before it occurs. Early use of UV blocking lenses helps prevent pterygium, as well other UV-induced eye conditions.

Sunglasses provide not only prevention for several eye conditions, but also provide comfort. Every time you buy a pair of Ptery’s, you are investing in the livelihood of one Haitian and his or her family. Ptery’s are hand-crafted from wood to provide an environmentally friendly, lightweight, and durable frame for UV-protective lenses. We hope you enjoy you Ptery’s and spread the word!



Check out this great brand and support them in their quest to do good with style.  Order your Pterys now!




Monday, September 29, 2014

B.A.F.F.L.E.D. Fashion Law

Beverly Hills Bar Association Presents: Fashion Law and the Global Runway!

BHBA is giving you your fall dose of fashion law.  On Thursday, October 9th they will host a panel discussion on fashion law's global presence.  Not only will it be a precursor to both Chicago and Los Angeles' Fashion Week celebrations, but yet another chapter in the book that is fashion law.

Check out the details and register now!





IP, Internet & New Media Section
present
    

Fashion Law & The Global Runway 
  
This program will discuss the latest developments in Fashion Law both domestically and internationally.  We will cover when to shout "Stop Thief!" and how to determine if a design is an unauthorized copy or merely a trend, whether legislation is necessary to thwart design piracy, the moral rights conundrum with European designers, why a red sole can serve as a trademark in the US but not under European or Brazilian trademark law, considerations when expanding into a foreign market (labeling laws, differing IP laws, etc), emerging privacy issues in fashion retail, and how to navigate the world of international trade, customs, imports and exports.
Speakers:
  • Staci Riordan, Esq.
    Partner and Chair of Fashion Law Practice Group, Fox Rothschild LLP
  • Susan K. Ross, Esq.
    Partner, Member of Fashion Practice Group, and Chair of the International Trade Practice, Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP
     
  • Victoria Watkins, Esq.
    Deputy Director of Legislative Counsel and Government Affairs at the City of Chicago, and author of the fashion law blog B.A.F.F.L.E.D.
     
  • Bruna Rego Lins, Esq.
    Attorney, Founding Member of the Fashion Business and Law Institute - Brazil and Associate, Montaury Pimenta, Machado & Vieira de Mello
  • Moderator: Victoria Burke, Esq., Attorney-at-Law
WHENThursday, October 9, 2014, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm 
WHEREBeverly Hills Bar Association (Directions)
  
1 Hour Participatory Credit

IP Section Co-Chairs: Brian Schaller, Esq. & Azita Mirzaian 
Program Chair: Victoria Burke, Esq. 
  
 
 


 



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