Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Heavy on Fashion talks to Half United

Hello all my fashion divas and gurus! Recently I reviewed Half United, check out my review at http://heavyonfashion.blogspot.com/2013/07/heavy-on-fashion-product-review-half.html. Today I have a exclusive interview with one of the creators of Half United, Carmin Black! Half  United is a accessories line that gives back to communities all over the world. 




Heavy on Fashion: Tell me about how Half United started? What inspired you to start Half United?  
Half United: A dream turned to a reality by brother and sister duo, Christian and Carmin Black, HALF UNITED was founded just 3 years ago on a mere $200 and their burning passion to positively impact the lives of people in desperate need of nutrition. By designing and creating meaningful products in-house (at their headquarters in Wilmington, North Carolina) they can not only support their local small business community, but make a revolutionary change in what is means to UNITE. HALF UNITED proves that it is far better to give than to receive, donating HALF of the profits from your purchases, and 100% of your donations to direct feeding and nutritional support both locally and globally.

 Heavy on Fashion: Who has been the biggest influence on your life? What lessons did that person teach you?
Half United: Definitely my parents! My mom and dad had my brother and I when they were in their early twenties, so in a lot of ways I saw them grow up and become mature adults. My parents have always encouraged me to be whatever I wanted, and always gave me the freedom to make mistakes as long as I learned from them. They are both inspiring, loving and have definitely been major players in me becoming who I am today.
Heavy on Fashion: What makes Half United different from other online fashion boutiques?  
Half United: Our mission. We really do care about giving before getting and in the fashion industry that is rare. Our product offerings also set us apart as there is nothing else out there like our Fighting Hunger necklaces.




Heavy on Fashion: What do you hope to have achieved in the industry? 
 Half United: Expansion and growth among all channels. I hope our giving efforts will support national and international chapters, I hope our product offerings, our collaborative efforts, our PR efforts, sales, traveling will all be more refined and broad. 

Heavy on Fashion: How can my readers get involved in such a wonderful cause?  
Half United: First by making a purchase. The most amazing thing about our products is you never have to wonder if your purchase helped a child in need because every single purchase feeds a child! Besides that you can actually go onto HALFUNITED.com and sign up to start a club in your home town. By starting a HALF UNITED chapter where you live you will be able to work with our staff to come up with inventive ways to fight hunger where you live!

Heavy on Fashion: Where can my fashion divas and gurus buy Half United product and help fight hunger? 
Half United: Check out the site at www.halfunited.com

Heavy on Fashion: Any upcoming events for Half United?  
Half United: Project Trade show, Atlanta Apparel Mart, and one HUGE partnership that we cannot reveal just yet...stay tuned!


Heavy on Fashion: Finally, What does Fashion mean to you?  
Half United: Without sounding too cheesy it is my life. I know that sounds very shallow, but I see fashion as my outlet for expressing myself- even on days when I roll into work wearing sweats (ahh hem, today :). Even if I am not dressed up its still something that runs through my blood. When I wear a creative outfit, or see someone wearing something that inspires me it lifts my spirits, makes me feel as if I'm being true to myself or getting to represent who I am on the inside. I love that I get to create things that people can use in their everyday outfits and be as creative as they want in how they wear HALF UNITED jewelry.

I would like to Thank Carmin Black and the entire team of Half United
for their time. 

Check out Half United on 
Website: www.halfunited.com

P.S. - Here is a exclusive promo code "HEAVYHU" for a discount for all my fashion divas and gurus for accessories at Half United! 

Live,Style,Write
Malanb

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Heavy on Fashion goes to The Limited 2013 Holiday Collection

Hello all my fashion divas and gurus!Check out my time at The Limited Showroom where I had the opportunity to view The Limited's 2013 Holiday Collection and celebrate The Limited's 50th anniversary. This year The Limited is celebrating their 50th anniversary. I am happy to say that The Limited want to give back to women who want to change their lives for the better with a collaboration with Dress for Success. Make sure you check out more from The Limited 50th anniversary at http://50.thelimited.com/

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Heavy on Fashion Product Review - Half United Accessories*


Hello all my fashion divas and gurus! As you all know I love jewelry especially if it is a part of a worthy cause. Half United is an accessories company that gives 50% of all proceeds to fighting world hunger. Each necklace contains a bullet that was recycled from a local target range.  When I was ask to check out Hunger United, I was honored. I am all in for great accessories with a message and a cause. So divas and gurus, here are my thoughts on Half United!





I have to say that I really like the classic Fighting Hunger Necklace in silver and black. This is great all year long. It is lightweight, classic, and fashionable. If you are looking for a classic necklace, that can transition from day to night, than I would suggest this style.  The length is ideal for any look. 

Here is the Half United necklace called The Avenue in Mint Green and Gold. I love the color. The Avenue is a great look for the spring and summer. It looks fabulous against a great a crisp white tank  top or a simple sundress. The metal tag is a fabulous touch too. 


I also love that Hunger United makes their accessories in the U.S.A (Wilmington,N.C to be precise!) How cool is that?! Half United supports local business while changing the world. There are not many companies that do that. 


I absolutely love Half United Necklaces, they are stylish and durable with a great cause that everyone would love to be a part of.  The length of the necklace is ideal. The look is classic with an edge. I have to say Half United is now a staple in my jewelry box and it should be a staple in yours too. 

Thanks to Half United, You can have a Half United accessory for a discounted price.
Just use the promo code "HEAVYHU" at check out! 

Get your Half United Necklace and other accessories at:: http://halfunited.com/
Make sure you like and Follow Half United on 


P.S. Interview coming soon! 

Until Next Time
Live,Style,Write
Malanb

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Heavy on Fashion Reviews: Perlier 8-piece Mini Set with Bag*

Hello my fashion divas and gurus! I am happy to bring you another great review courtesy of iFabbo. This time I had the opportunity to try out Perlier 8 piece mini set! When I announced on instagram that I was going to be reviewing Perlier, many of my friends told me that I am going to love Perlier.
They were right!


 Perlier is a fantastic beauty that full of quality, fabulous scents, and lux! I loved the entire collection. The body balms moisturized my skin with ease, which is great because I suffer from dry skin and finding a great body balm (lotion) is a task. The Shower creams was refreshing and did not dry out my skin. I was utterly impressed, I have to say. If you are looking for a great present for a friend or a luxury beauty kit without the luxury price - $19.95, this kit is your answer.


So all my Beauty divas and gurus, if  you want to get your Perlier 8-piece Mini Set with Bag go to:
http://www.hsn.com/products/perlier-8-piece-mini-set-with-bag/7089579

Oh yeah and don't forget to check Pelier on
Twitter: https://twitter.com/PerlierUSA/
Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/PerlierUSA/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Perlier

Until Next Time
Live,Style,Write
Malanb

Monday, July 15, 2013

Heavy on Fashion Talks to Viviana Gabeiras of Petit Pois!



Hello all my fashion divas and gurus. As you all know, I love to interview fabulous fashion designers, writers, and personalities. Today I am happy to give you all a inside look at International Fashion Designer Viviana Gabeiras. Viviana is a Venezuelan native who designed and launched the brand “Sweet Pea”. Yes, Sweet Pea!  Encouraged by the positive reaction obtained, she became independent and went on to create Petit Pois. For the past 13 years Viviana G and her partner and husband Rafael operate and fully run Petit Pois, Inc. out of Miami, FL. This is where the entire collection comes together, from her signature mesh fabrics in vibrant colors and mosaic “art-like” prints, to her original designs which carry a soft, sexy flair. Since the entire collection is proudly produced on site in the United States Petit Pois is pushed to deliver first class quality designs to its customers.

Petit Pois has received tons of recognition from high profile celebrities such as Shakira, Mya, Florence Welsh, Adriana de Moura (Miami Housewife),Telemundo’s Maria Celeste, International Model Athina Klioumi, and producer/actress Alison Thompson. Viviana was also given many awards for her work as a fashion designer including the Miami Fashion Icon Award 2013 at the 4th Annual Humanitarian Awards, the best PrĂȘt-A-Porter Style Award at the 2012 Miami Beach International Fashion Week,  and the 2013 Iconic Woman award & the Top Designer for 2013 by the Women in The Arts Miami.

So all my fashion divas and gurus, Here is Heavy on Fashion talks to Viviana Gabeiras 



Friday, July 5, 2013

Heavy on Fashion Talks to Maisha Bahati

Hello all my fashion divas and gurus! I am very happy to introduce a great new fashion designer Maisha Bahati.  I fell in love with the Maisha Bahati collection . This line is full of bold colors, wearable styles, and wonderful prints. Maisha Bahati is a great addition to any fashionistas' summer wardrobe. Here is Heavy on Fashion Talks to Designer Maisha Bahati






Founded in 2008, Maisha Bahati is a contemporary and timeless women’s clothing line retailing in high-end boutiques and purchased through custom, made to order deliveries direct from the designer. The line embodies simplistic silhouette designs using solid and monochromatic colors and bold prints, integrating an elegant feel with a nod to vintage chic.


The designer and owner, Maisha Bahati, is a Sacramento, CA-based designer focusing on styles for women of many ages and lifestyles. The line includes dresses and jumpsuits made of silks and high-quality jersey knits, which are cut and draped to flatter a variety of body shapes and sizes.


Maisha Bahati is growing fast in the fashion industry, with inquires for around the US and Internationally. This year will be an amazing year for Maisha Bahati, with the launch of MaishaBahati.com, her new resort collection is available online for purchase as well as in boutiques in Sacramento, New York, Houston and San Francisco.