photography by: Shirley Wu
photography by: Shirley Wu
Had so much fun attending the 2014 CMH Fashion week launch party at Hollywood Casino. This year, I tagged along with the fabulous CAFBBA team for a night of fashion, food and glamour. Attendees got a glimpse of the CMH Fashion Week lineup while models displayed pieces from featured designers such as Lubna Najjar of Lubna Designs Inc. Let me just say, Lubna is just as lovely as her work! While admiring the fashion, I had the opportunity to meet people in the Columbus fashion scene such as Jennifer Wilson from Hola!Columbus,CMHFW Style Director Kholá’s Kloset, and caught up with favorite classy lady, MrsLadyLike. Overall, it was a successful event that has certainly gotten everyone excited for CMH Fashion Week!
(pssst…my dress is on sale for $30 bucks! Get it while you can!)
As a business, Popinjay sustains the livelihood of women in Pakistan while creating luxurious bags for fashion forward women. The combination of beautiful craftsmanship and empowerment through income generation results in a product that is both meaningful and aesthetically beautiful. It is often said that “poverty has a woman’s face” due to various gender discrimination towards education and other social opportunities for women. However, this vulnerability can be eroded when women are free to actively engage and enter into society as empowered people.
Each bag is handmade by artisan women in Pakistan. Every morning, these women meet in a local community center in Hafizabad, Pakistan to embroider beautiful silk and resham motifs that are seen on the bags. By equipping the women with usable skills and paying them with a rate up to three times the market, these artisan women are able to gain a sense of independence, especially in highly patriarchal societies. Though born in poverty, these woman can have a better prospect for themselves and their family for the future. Please take a look at the work and support this wonderful company!
photos courtesy of Popinjay
Support artisan women while enjoying 40% off for the next 48 hours with the code ‘samplesale’ on http://popinjay.co
photos by: Shirley Wu
photography by: david wai
I recently purchased this floral dress from one of my favorite Short North boutiques, Substance. Unfortunately, Substance is saying farewell to Columbus and is closing shop near the end of June due to the owner’s relocation to South Carolina.
The store has been a long standing figure in the Short North fashion scene. I always loved visiting Substance for its collection of fair trade clothing, indie contemporary labels, and features of local Columbus designers and artists.
Hurry in before they’re gone. Their entire store is marked down at a steep discount, so be sure to pop in their store at 783 N. High St. to say goodbye! You can also shop their website shopsubstance where everything is currently 40% off.