Fashion and Beauty Support Breast Cancer Awareness

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month  and the fashion and beauty community is  providing  support in literally hundreds of events and initiatives:

Caner fundraiser from HalsbrookHalsbrook Fund-Raising Pop-Up Store for Cancer Center

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, 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

Skin care during cancer treatmentSkin Care  During Cancer Treatment

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.




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