Candi for a Cause

Posted on: October 24, 2016

I’m a huge supporter and fan of inspiring and empowering others however I can. This is one of the reasons why I joined the Chloe + Isabel and opened up my own C+I business and boutique.

Chloe + Isabel is a jewelry lifestyle brand empowering the next generation of entrepreneurs through our innovative social retail opportunity. A real sisterhood that has definitely empowered me in so many ways. I’m proud and happy to be part of the C+I family. With it being “SFB Motivational Monday” I wanted to tell you about our Candi for a Cause collection and what it’s all about.

Back in the Spring of 2016 we launched our: #Candi for a Cause collection.  The collection  benefitted the cause ” I AM THAT GIRL.”Helping girls turn self-doubt into self – empowerment. Which is what Chloe and Isabel is all about and something I strongly believe in. I love meeting fellow #Girlbosses. It’s truly inspiring, when we can empower and support one another. Remember we all have goals, dreams and aspirations let’s come together and empower one another. Here’s a quote that a friend passed along to me: “Girls compete with each other, Women empower one another.” 

 

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With October being Breast Cancer Awareness month, our Candi for a Cause collection will benefit the Breast Cancer Foundation.  Did you know? 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. The numbers seem to be growing each year. It truly devastating, but with your support and help, maybe we can help those in need and beat the odds thru early detection test and education. It would mean the world to me if you would support the cause.  I’ve lost close relatives to breast cancer and know people near and dear to me diagnosed with it. Help me, help them and many others and let’s take a stand against cancer.

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Our Candi for a Cause collection features a variety of  jeweled charm necklaces paired with different affirmations on them: Love, Peace, Brave, Believe, Faith, and Dream. With each purchase you can help a woman today. Each charity charm necklace holds a special meaning, with proceeds benefiting causes central to our mission of empowering women to achieve their dreams.

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Available now on my boutique for $45 each. Know that your support and purchase is going towards a great cause. Support #BreastCancerAwareness where the proceeds will benefit @nbcf all month long. 20% of cash proceeds benefit National Breast Cancer Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to Helping Women Now®, inspiring hope to those affected by breast cancer through early detection, education + support services. Learn more at nationalbreastcancer.org

Click  the link below and I hope you can help me in spreading the word and support the cause: https://www.chloeandisabel.com/boutique/emilydesouza/shop/collection/22204/candi-for-a-cause-ddb853b1-f5d0-4e55-8e2d-e1075c9eac38

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As always, thanks for reading, following and all your love and support. It’s greatly appreciated!


EPIC TRUNK SHOW

Posted on: June 17, 2016

 

 

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of being invited to a fun event and trunk show. I enjoyed checking out and supporting local businesses in and out of the Tri-State area. I believe in that, supporting local business, we all gotta start from somewhere and I loved seeing the various talent and creativity from all the vendors present. Be sure to check out the Epic Trunk Show which takes place each year, be on the look out for the next one coming soon!

Epic & Co. Trunk Show June 4, 2016, Shop Studios : 528 W39th Street, NYC

During my time there, I was able to do a Q & A with the creator and founder of the Epic Trunk Show. Continuing reading and see how it all started and came together.

Q. Give us a little background about you/How did the Epic and Co. get its start?

When, how, where?

A. Epic & Co. (theultimatetrunkshow.com) started in my apartment back in 2009.  At the time I had an online boutique and was looking to sell older inventory in order to buy for the upcoming season.  I was unfortunately/but fortunately unemployed at the time after being laid off during the time that the economy not doing so well.  It was perfect timing.  The event started in my apartment and literally took on a life of its on.  It became an instant success and soon after we threw our first large scale trunk show at the Dumbo Loft in December 2009 in Dumbo, Brooklyn.

Q. Who were the first vendors to start with Epic and Co.?

A. When the trunk show just began in my apartment, the brands that were apart of it were Heirport Apparel, Remember Me Retro, Elan Regime and Ally Marie.

Q. What’s behind the name for the trunk show , Epic and Co.?

A. Epic is a powerful word and how we should all live our day to day! It’s about never settling and going beyond the usual or norm. That’s what goes through my mind daily when planning the trunk show.

Q.  What inspired you to start Epic and Co.?

A. My love for talented designers and makers/creators and the enjoyment of being able to give these talented individuals a platform to showcase their collection.

Q.  Do you have any favorites, as far as vendors that join the trunk show?

A. They are all my favorite.  That’s why they are apart of Epic & Co.  We work with an overall amazing bunch of talented designers that each contribute to the overall success of the show.

Q. How do you choose the vendors to be part of the trunk show?

A. They first have to be designers or makers/creators of a product.  Their collection has to be cohesive, creative and reflect epic!

Q. How many years has the Epic and Co. Trunk show been running?

A. We are currently in our 7th year.

Q.  What goes into putting together a trunk show?

A. A lot!! LOL. It’s a lot of work. You have good days and bad days but what really goes into putting it together is resilience and determination.  You have to have tunnel vision so you can keep your eye on the prize, which is putting together a successful event for your guest, vendors and sponsors.

Q. Any advice for those who want to get their start and put together a trunk show at a size like the one last Saturday?

A. Be unique and find YOUR niche! Be prepared to learn from the process. The learning is the best

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What inspires you?

Thanks so much to Epic & Co. and First and Last PR for partnering and collaborating with me for this post. All thoughts are mine, outside of the Q&A answers.

As always thanks for reading, following and for your support. Thank you for following me in my journey.