The S.P.A.R.K. (Smart, Powerful, and Remarkable Kids) Youth Empowerment Event was held on Tuesday, November 12th from 5:00-8:00pm at the Art Directors Club. In an effort to help reduce the dropout rate amongst NYC students in low income areas, SPARK collaborated with Wishbone to empower young people to continue their education.
The below featured panelists shared their life experiences with the students / audience to provide insights into achieving goals in school, career and life.
- Beth Bugdaycay, CEO & Co-Founder, Rebecca Taylor
- Mark French, Founder, Court Grip and Partner, MissionkAthletecar
- Brooke Danielson, Associate Editor, GLAMOUR
- Marc Sampogna, Founder and Managing Director, Canopy Brand Group
- Marie Camaya, Senior Director of Event Marketing, Nickelodeon
The panel discussion was followed by a high energy teen fashion show sponsored by Aéropostale.
Students were given the opportunity to walk the runway wearing everyday fashion basics that can be worn at school and at work. They walked with pure confidence and enjoyed being a part of a great event.
As they say, don’t be scared of rejection and don’t quit. Create access for yourself and network. Get involved volunteering or interning.
For information or to make a donation, please see below websites:
Photos by Arthur Eisenberg and Jeana Lindo
See more photos from the event here.
– Jenny Mar
Rebecca Taylor Fall 2012 collection at Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion week. See images from the collection in the slideshow below. Photos provided by runwayy.com
Rebecca Taylor has designed a special nude eyelash trim ruffle blouse to raise awareness and funds for the Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation (TNBC) – a foundation dedicated to raising awareness and funding research specifically aimed at this aggressive subtype of breast cancer. 50% of the proceeds from this pink silk blouse will go directly to TNBC. Founded in 2005, the Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation was established in honor of Nancy Block-Zenna, a young woman who was diagnosed at age of 35 with triple negative breast cancer and died 2 ½ years later.
Triple negative breast cancer is an aggressive, yet little-known subtype of breast cancer. Approximately 15% of breast cancer cases are classified as triple negative, most often occurring in younger women and African-Americans. A diagnosis of triple negative means that the cancer is negative for estrogen, progesterone, and HER-2 hormone receptors, and therefore, common breast cancer targeted treatments are generally ineffective.
It is TNBCF’s mission to “raise awareness of triple negative breast cancer and to support scientists and researchers in their effort to determine the definitive causes of triple negative breast cancer, so that effective detection, diagnosis, prevention and treatment can be pursued and achieved.”
Rebecca Taylor feels strongly about finding a cure for this unique subtype of breast cancer and was happy to design a special blouse to benefit the foundation. The blouse will retail for $235 and is available exclusively on our ecommerce site, www.RebeccaTaylor.com as well as in Rebecca Taylor boutiques.
Whitney Port wore the Rebecca Taylor printed patched dress from the Resort 2012 collection during the Miami Swim fashion week.
The collection was like a cosmic fairytale with splashes of soft colors and shimmer cascading down the runway. The color story composed of teal, charcoal, dusty moonstone, “kitten-nose pink”, olive, current, camel, desert rose, marine blue, slate blue, smoky blue, sage, nutmeg silver and cement. The textiles played within the palette to emulate a synergy throughout the collection. To read more, please visit Scene B Seen.
— Guest Blogger, Britten Leigh Heft from Scene B Seen
Photos By Stevyn Llewellyn