Keep A Breast

The moment I met Shaney jo Darden, the co-founder of The Keep A Breast Foundation, I was instantly moved and inspired. After a close friend was diagnosed with breast cancer at an early age, Shaney was motivated to expose young women to methods of prevention, early detection and support through the use of art and artistic expression. Their Treasured Chest Program gives women who are diagnosed with breast cancer an opportunity to document their journeys with a hand-made plaster form of their torsos, which they hand paint as a part of their therapy. And occasionally, the foundation will cast athletes, musicians, and actors and pair them with artists such as Shepard Ferry, Nick Walker, and Dalek to help raise funds. I feel so honored to be one of many castees for the Tokyo LOVE Show, as part of the official launch of Keep A Breast Japan. Proceeds from the sale of all casts will benefit Keep A Breast Japan‘s breast cancer awareness and prevention programs. Take a moment to check out the beautiful casts and help spread the word . . . you might even find mine in there somewhere!

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H&M + HonestlyWTF = DIY

I’m so thrilled to have been asked to contribute a boho-inspired DIY for H&M‘s Summer 2012 Magazine – and even more flattered that it was featured alongside a rad DIY by one of our favorites Shini Park of Park & Cube. Stop by your local H&M for a bag, pick up a copy of their summer issue, and DIY your own floral printed handbag! I’ll also be posting the step by step instructions in a couple of weeks so stay tuned . . .

(top image via Park & Cube, rest of images by HonestlyWTF)

Sneaker Freak

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you are probably well aware that high top sneakers have been having a major moment . . . thanks to Isabel Marant‘s covetable sneaker wedges, of course. Though eBay might be the only place to score the original pair that inspired it all, we’ve rounded up some comparable kicks. What do you think? Are you on board with this season’s trend?

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Savannah + The Gastonian

A couple of weeks ago I was able to fulfill a longtime desire of experiencing Savannah, Georgia, in all it’s charming glory, for the first time. And honestly, staying at The Gastonian only made the visit that much more special. Located near Forsyth Park, the historic inn is made up of 17 unique and intimate guest rooms, in two adjoining mansions built in 1868. In between wandering the stunning city squares, hopping on romantic carriage rides, snacking on sumptuous pecan pralines, and embarking on hauntingly scary ghost tours, we were pampered back at the B&B with family-styled breakfasts in the mornings, hors d’oeuvres and wine in the afternoons, and desserts and cordials in the evenings. Y’all, if that isn’t the epitome of Southern hospitality and charm  . . .

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