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Weekly Features

This page can be seen as a list of our previous weekly features or your own personal "Girl Power Resource Guide."   I want to challenge our readers to learn more about individuals, organizations, designers, and businesses that are doing great things.  If you are interested in helping women's causes, this is a wonderful place to get ideas and seek networking opportunities.  All links are highlighted in red.

Published September 3, 2011
Evelyn Salt, a jewelry designer from the U.K., has began her own line called Inner Fyre and set up a charitable portion through her website to support The Compassion Fashion Project. 

Ms. Magazine is Still a Staple of the Feminist Community  

Published August 29, 2011
I recently watched the new documentary, "Gloria: In Her Own Words," which is a film about Gloria Steinem and her life from childhood to now...

Vote for Non-profit One Warm Coat  

Published August 21, 2011
One Warm Coat, which collects and delivers warm clothing to Americans in need, has been selected as one of 20 non-profit organizations competing for up to $50,000 in Tom’s of Maine third annual “50 States for Good” contest.

Cirque de Couture  

Published August 14, 2011
SARPA fashion design competition entails about 200 guests who enjoy a culmination of music and fashion.  Cirque de Couture is established as their second annual fashion designer contest and fashion show to raise awareness and funds for the 501(c)3 non-profit (Tax ID#: 71-0567897).

Crocs Cares  

Published August 9, 2011
Who knew Crocs is such a philanthropic company?  I found out a world of information about their global initiatives to supply shoes to those who cannot afford them and this company goes above and beyond the call of duty.

Innovative Scarf Company Empowering Women

Published July 31, 2011
No-Fuss Scarves are literally "a wardrobe within a scarf."  Come see how this company is empowering women through their patented scarf designs and how they are a women's charity focused company.  After this feature was published the company donated a large amount of scarves through The CFP to a women's shelter.

Novel Approach Designs by Kari Bryde

Published July 26, 2011
Kari Bryde with Novel Approach jewelry has a unique twist on beauty and elegance in her creations.  View her jewelry lookbooks that you can actually "flip through" like a catalog and read an exclusive interview with the designer.

Little Rock Fashion Week 2011

Published July 19, 2011
Little Rock Fashion Week, a friend to The CFP, held its annual fashion show for emerging fashion designers.  Come view photos and hear all about the event where The CFP attended as media.

  Cherysh's Charms You've Come A Long Way Baby 

Published July 9, 2011
Cherysh Corning is Meredith and John Corning's daughter who has taken an active interest in The Compassion Fashion Project with her jewelry line Cherysh's Charms.  Find out about how it all began here.  A child with a big heart and a dream of being a jewelry designer has turned into an amazing journey for her.  She enjoys reading, drawing and of course, making jewelry!  

The Great Escape Event  

Published July 3, 2011

The Women's Shelter of Central Arkansas has provided emergency assistance to domestic violence victims since November of 1995.  In an effort to generate community support, and ensure services in the future, the Women’s Shelter created the annual event known as “The Great Escape”.  The Great Escape is to be held on August 6, 2011 from 9:00 a.m-3:00 p.m. at the Conway Expo Center and Fairgrounds in Conway, Arkansas. 

Haughty Cosmetics, Beyond Skin Deep

Published June 26, 2011
This is a wonderful story of a domestic violence survivor who is not only surviving, but thriving with her new beauty products, Haughty Cosmetics.  Michelle Coyle Edwards has a wonderful attitude on life and is philanthropic in her business endeavours giving 50% of her net proceeds to domestic violence causes.  She is a well connected, lovely entrepreneur, but most of all she is an inspiration to us all!

La Boutique Beighnet...Ooh La La

Published June 19, 2011
This little lady in this photo is a very chic couture model.  You will love this article which highlights a doggie fashion clothing designer and her little partner, Lady B.  Christina Ann Jansen has one of the cutest websites you have ever seen!  Step into a world of diva dog celebrities and hot fashions for the pampered pooch.  Our goal here was to talk about the owning a dog as a single woman for protection and companionship.  You will love this one!

The Pink Slipper Project has Helped Us Filter Donations

Published June 10, 2011
The Pink Slipper Project has helped The Compassion Fashion Project secure $15,000 worth of product donations to battered women's shelters this year alone!  Come read about our relationship with the Pink Slipper Project and about who they are.  You are invited to be a part of this wonderful organization by sewing, crocheting or knitting slippers for women and children living in women's shelters.  THANK YOU PINK SLIPPER LADIES!

Bobby Haws Photography to Benefit Charity

Published June 4,2011

Bobby Haws is a photographer with an artistic twist to his work.  He creates fantastical images based on creativity and technical manipulations.  Haws agreed to photograph our charity event, Divas Dressing Darlings, so this article highlights him as a professional and also includes a brief interview.  Come meet Bobby Haws and get swept away into the mind of an artist.

Little Rock Fashion Week...Nothing "Little" About It

Published May 28, 2011

Little Rock Fashion Week is our partner in our event, Divas Dressing Darlings.  This article outlines their involvement with The Compassion Fashion Project from our initial meeting forward.  We also highlight Brandon Campbell, the producer of Little Rock Fashion Week.  You can also find a breakdown of the list of events for LRFW and links to purchase tickets to each show.

THINK Magazine Gives Us Something to Think About

Published May 22, 2011

The editor-in-chief of THINK Magazine is a very good friend of mine whom I just met back in January.  She really inspired me to take The Compassion Fashion Project to the next level.  We joined forces and started planning Divas Dressing Darlings together, she in Toronto and I in Arkansas.  Her magazine is spectacular and if you love high luxury design with a sustainable edge, you must check it out.

Our Guest of Honor for Our Event, Korto Momolu

Published May 15, 2011

How much do I love this designer?!  Korto Momolu has been a huge inspiration for me, because not only does she have the determination of a lioness, but she lives in my hometown of Little Rock, Arkansas.  I wrote a short article about her in August of 2009 on what I call my "experimental blog," Arkansas Fashion.  Funny how things sometimes come full circle in life as Korto Momolu has agreed to make a special guest appearance at The Compassion Fashion Project's first event, Divas Dressing Darlings.

The Star of our Event...Little Dresses for Africa

Published May 6, 2011

Our first event, Divas Dressing Darlings, is to benefit the 501(c)3 non-profit, Little Dresses for Africa.  I introduce this lovely organization to my readers as well as show their moving video.  I also explain how it came to be that I chose Little Dresses for Africa as the recipient to benefit from Divas Dressing Darlings to be held June 16, 2011 in Little Rock, Arkansas.

A Survivor Fights Back with Force and Fashion

Published May 2, 2011

Some of my readers may remember Veronica Cizmar from our previous posts, "Veronica's Story" and "Support a Domestic Violence Survivor Retro-Style."  I found out after writing those articles per a phone conversation that Cizmar is also a trained black belt and teaches karate at her local domestic violence shelter. This is the second in an ongoing series of self-defense articles that we are writing.  See Cizmar performing karate in this feature as well as an in depth interview with this vintage shop owner.

Avon Speaks Out about Domestic Violence 

Published April 25, 2011

This feature is about the wonderful company that is Avon.  We talk about their amazing Speak Out program dedicated to stop domestic violence and how you can become a part of that mission.  I am not just speculating that Avon is a great company, because I have four years in with Avon myself and you can read about my experience and view a couple of my awards I received, too.

Published April 16, 2011

There is no doubt that when Sunny Woan created Taryn Zhangshe was targeting her consumer as the fierce, ambitious, and talented women of the world working to achieve their respective goals.   This article talk about the wonderful woman that is Sunny Woan...the attorney, the designer, the all around "smarty pants" that she is.  I, personally, absolutely ADORE her.  Check her out and find out about her philanthropy side, too.

Joan Hornig's Message to all, "Philanthropy is Beautiful"

Published April 8, 2011

Joan Hornig Jewelry is not only beautiful, but is a business built on philanthropy.  This article discusses Joan Hornig, the woman, the business, the philanthropist, and of course the jewelry.  Stars like Cameron Diaz, Miley Cyrus, and Olivia Wilde sport her wears and you can too due to the diverse price ranges!  Check them out!  Their banner ad is featured on our website.

Please Meet Lena Ker, Our New Contributing Fashion Illustrator!

Published April 1, 2011

Read my interview with Lena Ker, a fashion illustrator with admirers all over the world...including us!  Find out her various mediums she uses, what inspires her and what inspired her to donate her artwork to our online boutique.  Find a link to her website and view all her illustrations up close.

Vote For Designer Terry Grahl Who Lives By the Philosophy "She" is "Me"

Published March 26, 2011

This post highlights a wonderful woman who spearheads an inspiring non-profit called Enchanted Makeovers.  In this article, Terry Grahl, Founder of Enchanted Makeovers, is featured in More Magazine's Beauty 2011 Contest..."inner" Beauty Contest.  Enchanted Makeovers goes into women's shelters and redecorates the entire space from painting walls to hanging light fixtures to home decor'.  The real "Beauty" is that this is only ONE of Terry's projects.  More to come on Terry Grahl.

This Gives a Whole New Meaning to the Term "Fierce Fashion"

Published March 19, 2011

This was the first time The CFP featured a self-defense geared article.  The company we chose to be our first challenge in this genre is Pepperface.  Pepperface is partnered with The National Center for Domestic and Sexual Violence and run a campaign where proceeds from sales are donated accordingly.  While this is a self-defense tool, Pepperface styles their product, so that it looks more like an accessory than a weapon.  Endorsed by stars such as Carmen Electra, Linsday Lohan, and Tori Spelling just to name a few.

Enjay Boutique Supports More Than Street Chic Fashion

Published March 15, 2011

Enjay Boutique is an online store and trunk show clothing company dedicated to supporting worthy causes.  This challenge features a fashion show that would be dedicated to donating proceeds to domestic violence causes.

Swap For Good

Published March 8, 2011

Swap For Good is an organization that focuses on "swap parties."  Swap parties are a gathering of friends who get together in someone's home to swap clothing, accessories, home decor'...etc. that they do not use anymore in exchange for items at the party that they do want.  Monetary donations are collected from the hostess and given to domestic violence shelters.  Great program!

A One of a Kind Dress for Success Scarf

Published February 26, 2011

This challenge suggests readers purchase the official Dress for Success scarf from the company Echo who will donate 50% of the proceeds to the Dress for Success non-profit organization.  You can find links to Echo, Dress for Success (worldwide), and Jones New York's "Empowerment" initiative.

Published February 19, 2011

This challenge is an interview with an aspiring fashion designer, Prosper Miller, who intends to develop her fashion line as a multi-level marketing company.  She is already the CEO of a consulting firm and donates her time, money, and products to domestic violence shelters.  She is also a domestic violence survivor.

Published February 12, 2011

This challenge takes you through the wonderful world of Imani Jewelry, a hand-made jewelry line to benefit the women in Uganda whom have escaped terrible tragedy in the Congo region of Africa.  Learn more about what is going on there and how you can help stop the violence.

Published February 5, 2011

This challenge outlines a woman named Charlotte Fairchild who designs fashion wraps, ponchos, and scarves for many causes including her local domestic violence shelters.  This article was nominated by a fellow fashion blogger for Link Love's "Best Posts of the Week."

Published January 28, 2011

This challenge explains the specifics of a wonderful group of ladies called The Pink Slipper Project.  What orginally started out as merely a posting turned into an offer from The Pink Slipper Project gals to donate over 1000 slippers to my local domestic violence shelters to be distributed through The Compassion Fashion Project.  They are always looking for sewing/crochet talent, so if you possess these skills, go visit this link to find their website and join the fun!

Published January 23, 2011

This challenge showcases my daughter, Cherysh, and her idea to create jewelry to sell for and give to her local domestic violence shelters.  She is a special, beautiful, fabulous child...but, of course, I'm partial.  See for yourself!

Published January 14, 2011

This challenge talks about The Compassion Fashion Project's collaborations with the 10/20 Project.  The 10/20 Project is a wonderful non-profit that organized a coat drive and donated coats to one of my local domestic violence shelters through us.  Photo of me and the founder of the 10/20 Project, Karin Bara at our first meeting.

Heavens to Etsy!

Published January 8, 2011

This challenge highlights a wonderful Etsy shop called Lilysoffering run by shop keeper, Eleanor Smyth.  She sells jewelry components and is an avid jewelry designer, not to mention a domestic violence survivor.  I must admit these stories are my favorite kind.  She donates 10% of her proceeds to domestic violence causes.

Published January 1, 2011

This is one of my favorite challenges.  Veronica Cizmar is a domestic violence survivor with a horrific story to tell, but has survived her terrible past and now thrives through a profitable online vintage shop.  She donates 10% of her proceeds to domestic violence shelters.  Gorgeous photos in this piece!

Published December 26, 2010

This challenge informs you about one of my local domestic violence shelters with an artsy side.  They actually create beautiful jewelry from pieces of broken china.  All proceeds go to benefit the shelter and are made by the residents of the shelter!