5.13.2011

75 - Jean Genie

Belt - Courtesy of HereJ ($14!), Top & Pants - Vintage, Shoes - Villains SF, Jewelry - Konstantino + Vintage + Flea Market

Well, Blogger is back up and running, but all of the comments were deleted from my last post! Bummer.

 I wanted to draw your attention specifically to this radsauce belt, courtesy of the brand new online shop www.herej.com.   It's a super-cute shop full of win run by an adorable gal named Jane; I think Jane might also be a KTownian. Jane was kind enough to gift me this belt and a pair of crazy acid-washed jogging shorts that are more closely-related to underwear than to actual clothing deemed acceptable by society, which means that I am obviously in love with them and can't wait to show them to you in a future post. In the meantime, take a gander at www.herej.com. I think y'all will find some treasures there.

Today's real "talky" part of the blog is about Jishike, a line of bags founded by Ralph Lauren alum Sinead Fyda. While volunteering at a school in Tanzania, East Africa, Fyda became inspired to work with local women outside of the classroom in an effort to dramatically improve the quality of life for them and their children. By teaching 25 of these women how to sew and craft stunning bags in a variety of shapes and sizes, Fyda was able to provide their families with sustainable income, manifesting in electricity for their homes and a greater contribution towards their children's educations. Each product on the Jishike website lists the artisan who made it, along with the time it took her to craft the piece, and what her family can do with the money you spend to purchase it. Also, the bags are amazingly cool, and given how phenomenal the story is behind them, I would even be willing to carry a clutch. Loyal readers will know that this is shocking, indeed!
$115, 10 days of labor, profit funds two months' food and rent for artisan's family

$85, 10 days of labor, profit funds two months' food and rent for artisan's family

$80, 10 days of labor, profit funds two months' food and rent for artisan's family



$175, 12 days of labor, profit funds two years' schooling for one of artisan's children

$175, 12 days of labor, profit funds two years' schooling for one of artisan's children

$60, 7 days of labor, profit funds one year's schooling for one of artisan's children

$60, 7 days of labor, profit funds one year's schooling for one of artisan's children

Aren't they just perfect? I think the little pouches, coming in between $50-$60, would be a wonderful gift; it's really a shame that Mother's Day already passed!

28 comments:

  1. Very nice outfits....nice clutch ;))


    ALEXA CHUNG: her own label? http://magmoiselle.fr

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  2. The shirt and the necklace <3 <3
    :) M.

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  3. love all these purses so cool but so expensive:(

    kiss

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  4. love this! that necklace is gorgeous!
    xx

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  5. love love love your jeans and necklace
    http://berealbehappy.blogspot.com

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  6. Love your jewelry!
    The bags are beautiful and the story behind them is inspiring!

    ♥ Gina Michele
    CrochetClouds

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  7. such an oh so rad look.
    and those clutches are truly brilliant - especially the lilac one.
    xx



    themerrimari.blogspot.com

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  8. Your just so cool,SUPERCOOL!!:-)Love da jeans..adore the bags and the stories behind them leave me emotional
    Much love,
    www.chicqua.blogspot.com

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  9. cute little pouches.
    Great pair of jeans.

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  10. wow those jeans are amazing!

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  11. a few things..
    -I've been totally obsessed with your belt collection lately.
    -those bags are way awesome & after reading about them it would be worth it to deal with carrying a clutch.
    -I love your hair that color which I've already told you but I thought I'd throw it in there again.
    -your photos from your last post look so badass with that crazy filter.

    <33

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  12. Love it! Those jeans are perfect especially the print, acid wash is great

    www.fashionisinthebeholder.blogspot.com

    xo

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  13. this is by far one of my favorites. the colors in your photos are so vibrant and perfect, how do you do it?!

    also, you are a perfect human being.

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  14. I love this post!
    Your rings and that necklace are absolutely killer!

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  15. Those clutches are great! I also don't use clutches ever because they are pretty impractical.. but these are rad, and that they are so helpful. I like your pants! and your eye make up is especially awesome here.


    http://iflyastarship.blogspot.com/

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  16. I love the blouse very much ^-^
    and those clutches are great! :)

    xxx

    ps: you can still join our Chanel giveaway

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  17. i love your shoes.

    everything about those clutches is amazing. it's so great to know what the money can go towards

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  18. WE SWOON OVER EVERYTHING....OUTFITS, POSTS, ROCK CANDY AND PICTURES

    LETS COLLAB

    RAD ONLINE VINTAGE STORE
    WWW.DEEPOCA.NET

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  19. amazing clutchs!

    xoxo

    G.
    http://giaa-fashion.blogspot.com

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  20. Hi!! You look so beautiful! Your blog is just amazing! I am now following!!! Follow me?
    http://kassandra-beinstyle.blogspot.com/

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  21. Ughhh what is up with blogger/Wordpress? Wordpress deleted my blog like a week ago, then deleted half the comments on one of my posts. Lame!

    I love that top and your jewelry as usual. That necklace is stunning. And I love the little pouches. Beautiful.

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  22. So in love with those jeans! Also will be staying up late going through HereJ, because the stuff on that site is wicked adorable! (I think I'll have to buy the vintage tribal mesh tank in white as soon as I get paid. Oh my goodness.)

    I adore the story behind the Jishike purses. The products are so precious, and the knowledge of where the money's going to is reason enough to buy one (or two, or a lot). Gosh, it's so tempting...

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  23. love your shirt! you have the best jewellery as well :)
    those little pouches are so cute! even better that its for a cause as well!

    talesofmonkeyandpig.blogspot.com

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  24. This outfit is amazing - I love everything about it! The blouse & necklace are gorgeous!

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  25. girl, you have the most amazing outfits ever!!! love your belt in this ensemble and your necklace - the perfect mix of textures and colours!

    thank you for sharing these adorable purses, they sure are fantastic!

    come stop by sometime,

    x Lauren
    youronlyblackswan.blogspot.com

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