Tag Archives: women for women

Fashion & Cocktails for a Cause

4 Jun
2011

When it comes to women in the workforce, fashion -especially in New York City- can make or break you. It can be that one thing giving you an edge over other people interviewing for the same job position; not necessarily because of the clothes you’re wearing, but the self-confidence and empowerment that those clothes bring out of you.

In 1996, an article in the New York Times came out describing the obstacles that mothers on public assistance had seeking work, including the lack of appropriate interview clothing and the lack of self-confidence to present themselves professionally in an unfamiliar interview setting. This became the catalyst for what is now the mission of Bottomless Closet: to help “disadvantaged New York City women become self-sufficient through a comprehensive program that begins with business attire and interview preparation and continues with professional development, financial management and personal enrichment,” using the model of “women helping women”.

On Thursday, June 9th from 6:30pm-9:30pm, you can join Bottomless Closet as they host a night of fashion and cocktails at The Park with emcee and celebrity stylist Derek Warburton. For $35 you will get cocktails generously provided by SKYY vodka, fashions courtesy of TJMaxx, and light hors d’oeuvres, as well as a runway show featuring real women who are clients of Bottomless Closet. VIP packages are also available for $100 per person. You can purchase tickets* by clicking here ahead of time or buy at the door for $40.

This is sure to be an amazing event honoring and helping women in need. If you’d like to learn more about Bottomless Closet and how you can help, visit their website. Can’t make the event but still want to help? Donations of all kinds are welcome, including in-kind handbags, shoes, jewelry, and professional attire for women, or money to purchase any of the above! In addition, being largely run by volunteers, extra hands always come in handy; volunteer your time for any number of projects, including mentoring, professional expertise, clothing consultation and more.

The Park is located at 118 10th Avenue @ 18th Street

*Must be 21+ to attend

Happy Holidays from Peter Buffet

11 Dec

I recently came across a really cool digital calendar, brought to you by Peter Buffett, that I wanted to share. Throughout the month of December leading up to Christmas Day, you can go to the website and open a virtual door to reveal one way to give back to your community or contribute to global programs. Since it’s already December 11th, feel free to go back in time to December 1st and start the month a’new, to see past tips from Buffett on how to give back this holiday season. Past days have already included links to organizations like Operation Santa Claus, Women for Women International, and Feeding America.

In addition to holiday giving tips, you can also listen and download music from Peter Buffett’s new CD “Star of Wonder”, a collection of Christmas classics. You can also hear excerpts from his upcoming book Life Is What You Make It, due out in April 2010 (which I really like the cover art for).

Peter Buffett, an American musician, composer, and producer, is the second son of investor Warren Buffett. His music is largely affected by his extensive involvement in social action and philanthropy, both here in America and abroad. In 2008, Buffett teamed up with Grammy-nominated and international recording artist Akon to launch the website IsThereSomethingICanDo.com, which is dedicated to educating the public about the realities of human trafficking, using social networking to create social action.

Hungry for more festive reads? Check out more holiday tips from other NYC Bloggers, from what to buy, how to wrap it, and where to eat and drink when you’re done… All part of  “NYC Bloggers Do The Holidays”
Brooklyn Based: Home for the Holidays
the improvised life: unwrapping the holidays
Manhattan User’s Guide: The Gift Guide
Patell & Waterman’s History of New York: A little history with your holidays
The Strong Buzz: Holiday Eats Old and New