Dian Pelangi was proud to represent her Indonesian heritage at the Louis Vuitton show during Paris Fashion Week S/S 2014 this October 2013. She wore a traditional batik scarf as a headscarf, as well as an Indonesian skirt and clutch. She was happy to note that many street style photographers - including The Sartorialist - appreciated the Indonesian elements of her looks throughout the week.
Raveena Aulakh shares her experience working in a Bangladesh sweatshop over the course of four days, where she met many factory workers including Meem. "Meem, 9, works 12-hour shifts at a factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh. She dreams of becoming a sewing operator, buying more hair clips and helping her family." Read more here and be sure to share your thoughts!
We're excited to finally release our 2013 Fashion Show Backstage Film with an added twist - the end of the video features our 2014 Fashion Show Schedule! This video is a look back at our most recent fashion show that took place in March 2013 in Irvine, California, featuring close to 1,000 guests and a live performance by Yuna Zarai.
Today's Chic Read comes from professional writer Caitlin Seida, whose life changed the day one of her photos went viral on the internet. Her initial amusement at the photo quickly disappeared when commenters spewed hateful remarks, such as, "[People] like her should be put down." Caitlin, however, turned the situation around, instead choosing to address the commenters, a majority of whom were female, and each surprised to find out that there was a human on the other side of the photo they had callously mocked.
Read more about what Caitlin has to say in her article 'My Embarrassing Picture Went Viral: When strangers mocked me for my weight, it was a lesson in Internet cruelty, mean girls -- and fighting back.' What are your thoughts in this article?
(Thank you to Maimuna Sayyeda for sharing this Chic Read!)
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