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Rep. Joyce Beatty: How to Dress Like a Plagiarism-Trolling BOSS During the Most Ridiculous Election Ever [Apocalypse Scenario #1172]

Now, most of us will never know the pressure of speaking at the Democratic National Convention. It's a high stakes apocalyptic scenario, if I've ever seen one.  It can make, break, or sustain your career. Or- better yet, you can go viral!  In the most meta / ironic / troll level status of 50,000 move of this election, Representative Joyce Beatty rocked up to the DNC in the same dress that plagiarist, Melania Trump, wore to the RNC last week. Bold move, Joyce! Bold. Hilarious. Shade-throwing. Move! Her boldness is exactly why I am obligated and privileged to honor Rep. Joyce Beatty of my home state of OH-IO! Not only is she a woman who bravely takes on the world, but she does so...

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8 Ways to Make This the Best Black Friday Ever

Whether you decided to get up early for Black Friday Deals or sleep on a full stomach, there is still a good rest of the day left! We believe in taking on the world every single day so we've come up with some non-shopping related activities to do today. We also don't like following the crowd (or being in one) so all these activities are pretty much off-the-beaten-path. We've even included some fun indoor ideas for those who like that kind of thing. Enjoy your day however you choose to celebrate! 1. Run through the city! You might be visiting a new city or hanging in a city that's newish to you. Do you want to spend it on long lines...

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These Fashion Companies Prove Being Socially Responsible is Good for Everyone

Why Be Socially Responsible? It's a fantastic question, and actually the title of a blog I really enjoy. The creator, Mary M. Purcell, posts a series of stories, photoseries, and aspirational quotes all focused on issues of social responsibility, one global community, and the common bonds that link us all together!  Mary is totally speaking my language.  This discovery inspired further research in socially responsible companies and their best practices.  What I found is that being socially responsible is actually good for business. In helping others, the planet, or the universe, there were organizations that were thriving by helping others thrive. Specifically in fashion, as we hopefully move away from the fast fashion business model, many companies incorporate socially responsible practices into...

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AZMARA ASEFA: Apocalpse-Ready

APOCALYPSE-READY. Laser cut cape, as a headdress What does it mean? Great question! We all suffer our own little apocalypses. It's that moment when something stable in our lives crashes and burns so traumatically that we lose all sense of identity and place. But, I know you Strange Birds are strong survivors who rise like a phoenix from the ashes and rebuild a new life. AZMARA ASEFA equips you with clothing as armor so you can take on any day and all its challenges.  Inspirational image For whom am I fighting? Yes, I love the Strange Birds- that trendsetter who proudly marches to the beat of a percussion instrument of her choice. You inspire the clothing, the attitude, and the essence of AZMARA...

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Phoenix Fashion Week 2015: Introduction

In awesome news, I'm 1 of the 13 emerging designers competing for the Designer of the Year award at Phoenix Fashion Week 2015! If you know my work, then you know it's fitting of all those empowered Strange Birds out there. If you don't know my work, then welcome! You've probably landed here from some exotic world adventure and perched your Strange Bird talons on my page.  CMH Fashion Week, image by @kdbeckett I'll be documenting my process, and here's why! Creating a fashion line is a lot of work with lots of moving parts. For myself, this documentation will help me keep it all straight. For all you aspiring designers, it will be a great resource of things to consider, to do, not to do. For all...

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