October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the fashion and beauty community is providing support in literally hundreds of events and initiatives:
In recent years, shopping ceased to be fun for me. Stores seemed to be packed with clothing that fit neither my life nor my body. I could not find comfortable, flattering suits, dresses or shoes that projected who I was and what I did. Where once I would stagger home with bags of great picks, I often returned home empty handed.
When I discoverd Halsbrook.com, it was like the mothership calling me home. My newest favorite online retailer, Halsbrook has a beautiful selection of clothing for women over 40. It takes you from the beach to the boardroom with age appropriate style that is sophisticated but never dull. And to help me pull it all together, Halsbrook offers over two dozen style plans for a wide range of places and activities.
This type of style can carry a significant price tag. Not to worry. This week, a Halsbrook pop-up sale to benefit Memorial Sloan Kettering, will offers racks of clothing at up to 70% of their original prices. The sale will include St John coats, dresses from Carolina Herrera and Peter Som, St James striped tees and Armani jackets.
It was dizzying , but I kept my head and came home with a cashmere swing sweater in camel, an oversized link necklace and a multi colored Palua Ka evening bag( just $59). I had admired these beauties on the website and now they live with me.
The pop-up sale will run Friday and Saturday at the Society Boutique at 1440 Third Avenue ( between 81st and 82nd street) For more information, please call 212-535-1250. And if you miss the Halsbrook pop-up, check out the always temping sale section on Halsbrook.com.
When Merilyn Konnerth could not find products to soothe her radiation and chemo treated skin, she teamed up with her pharmacist father to create her own. Called Skin in Treatment, it eliminates all irritating ingredients ( eg glycolic acid and alcohol) and relies on natural oils and antioxidants. She is now a finalist in the Martha Stewart Made in America Contest. This event is designed to support local artisans and homemade products. There are 25 categories and Merilyn is a finalist in the beauty category. She is inspiring and her products are wonderful. Please take a moment and click VOTE before October 15 to send her some love and support.