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Thursday, February 3, 2011

It's a Small World, By: Louise Sleigh

Catwalk Creative Vintage
I am reposting a few of my blogger friends' posts this week whom have written lovely words about The Compassion Fashion Project on their own venues.  I am lucky to be in the position to meet such talented and creative people while pursuing my philanthropic efforts through fashion.  I met Louise Sleigh at Independent Fashion Bloggers and she is such an amazing talent.  She is the editor of  her vintage blog Catwalk Threads, a contributing writer for several online publications including the U.K. Etsy blog "Storque" and the leading magazine "The Fashion Birdcage", and an active member of The Vintage Fashion Guild.  Oh, and did I mention she owns her own online vintage clothing boutique, Catwalk Creative VintageI would advise anyone with an affection for fashion a la' vintage to check out both of her gorgeous websites and relish the unique nature of threads of yesteryear.

I don’t know about you but I just love the world wide web.  Corny as it might sound, it has opened a whole new world to me.  If it hadn’t been for the internet, I wouldn’t have set up my own successful business and I certainly wouldn’t have met the many wonderful people I have over the last few years.  As a result of my online presence, I now have an international client base from Europe to Australia and beyond and know many vintage fashion professionals who are a constant source of inspiration.  Who’d have thought?
Anyway, today has been a good one.  Thank you universe! I’ve had a pretty relaxed day with some good sales and was just catching up with some emails when I came across a ‘friend request’ from a fellow member of Independent Fashion Bloggers.  It was from Meredith of The Compassion Fashion Project. Perhaps it was the name, but I just felt compelled to find out more.  As soon as I read what they are about, my thoughts went instantly to my dear friend, Veronica, of Some Like it Vintage. She had a hideous life experience with her ex-partner some time back and I thought she would be interested in learning about The Compassion Fashion Project.
Well, all I can say is that it’s a very small world because within a couple of minutes of reading this wonderful blog, I’d found "Veronica's Story".  It just goes to show how amazing the world-wide-web really is.  Never in a million years would I have ever known about Veroncia or heard her story.  In addition, I wouldn’t have known what good work is being done by projects such as this. So, without further ado, here is exactly what The Compassion Fashion Project is all about:

“The objective of The Compassion Fashion Project is to bring awareness to the issue of domestic violence and promote the healing process for the victims through providing fashionable clothing, especially professional attire, accessories, and personal care products. We are just a couple of gals trying to save the world, which can be a daunting task in stilletos! If you have a story about domestic violence…we want to hear it.  If you would like to empower yourself and inspire others please send any letters, stories, articles, poems, artwork, or whatever your creative outlet is to and we may feature you on our blog.”

I would urge anyone, anywhere, to contact The Compassion Fashion Project if you have been affected by, have a story to share about domestic violence or wish to contribute in some way. -Louise Sleigh


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  1. Meredith, you are wonderful! So glad I can help spread the word a little. You are such an inspiration. Well done and congratulations. :-)

  2. The Compassion Fashion Project is nothing, but mere words without the support of our readers and doers. We are lucky to have you as both!

  3. Wow, I love the idea of "vintage documents" at the Catwalk Creative Vintage site!

    I wonder if I have a few "vintage documents" around my house that would qualify!

  4. That's my sister, the, literally! I didn't even notice that, sis. I'll have to go back and check that out.

  5. great blog i like it : )

  6. What a small world as Louise perfectly stated. A dear friend with a fabulous store. Thank you for such kind thoughts! xoxo