Heavy on Fashion Style flash - Steven Alan & Women's Health Mag Limited-Edition Sunglasses



 Women’s Health magazine and fashion designer, Steven Alan have partnered to create a pair of exclusive, limited-edition sunglasses for charity.









By purchasing these sunglasses, consumers will be not only protecting themselves from the sun’s harmful rays, but also protecting others:  Steven Alan Optical will donate 100 percent of the net proceeds to Eye Care America, a public service program that provides eye care at no out-of-pocket cost to medically underserved seniors who qualify.

ABOUT The Agnes:
The Agnes in Aqua Stripe was specifically designed in collaboration with Women’s Health Magazine to promote eye care awareness. A large dramatic cat eye frame, the Women’s Health Agnes features 100% UVA/UVB olive gradient lenses designed to protect the entire eye from harmful sun rays. For each sale of the Women’s Health Agnes, Steven Alan Optical will donate 100 percent of net proceeds to EyeCare America.

By way of background from the article: Fewer than 10 percent of people realize it’s critical to safeguard their eyes. “That whole area is vulnerable to UV rays,” says Anne Sumers, M.D., of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO). “We’re seeing more cases of eye sunburn, more people with damage to the whites of the eyes, and more cancers in and around the eye.”

About EyeCare America
Established in 1985, EyeCare America, is a public service program of the Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. It is committed to the preservation of sight, and accomplishes this mission through public service and education. EyeCare America provides year-round eye care services to medically underserved seniors and those at increased risk for eye disease. More than 90 percent of the care made available is provided by volunteer ophthalmologists at no out-of-pocket cost to patients. The program has helped more than 1.8 million people since its inception, and is co-sponsored by the Knights Templar Eye Foundation Inc., with additional support provided by Alcon and Genentech. More information can be found at www.eyecareamerica.org.


Heavy on Fashion talks to Tremper T Apparel


Hello all my fashion divas and gurus! As New York Fashion has come to a closed and I am still working on all my #NYFW adverture why not give you a great interview with a apparel company with a great cause. Today, I had the pleasure to talk to the Creative Director of Tremper T Apparel, Alicia Gentile. Tremper T Apparel is a great fashion company that helps underprivileged kids.  Camp Herrlich, a non-profit children’s camp in Putnam County, that serves underprivileged kids from New York City. Tremper T Apparel.com is a 100% of the profits of each shirt will be donated directly to Camp Herrlich to help scholarship more children. 

 Here is how TremperTApparel.com came to be, so without further ado here is Heavy on Fashion talks to Tremper T Apparel!




photo courtesy of Tremper T apparel



How did Tremper T Apparel come to be?

Tremper T was born out of the idea that fashion and camping can co-exist.

One evening, after a few bottles of wine J, my siblings and I were sitting around in Astoria, Queens, thinking about ways that we could give back to a place that has given so much to us. I am not sure how else to put it, but Camp Herrlich is a magical place. It’s a place that can truly change your life. We wanted to help raise money to give inner city kids the opportunity to grow, learn and love, amongst the trees.


What is the mission behind Tremper T Apparel?

Tremper T Apparel’s mission is to help raise money to scholarship children to attend camp. It’s that simple. 100% of our profits benefit Camp Herrlich and their scholarship program.


How can others be a part of this cause? 

Purchase a shirt! They are not only fashionable – and well made – but they have a social purpose.


Where can readers find out more about you and your work?

To find more about Camp Herrlich please visit our website. There is an incredible video about camp and what we do.
To learn more about Tremper T and our vision please click here.
Also, follow us on Instagram to see how people are styling their Tremper T.

What does fashion mean to you?

Fashion needs to be functional, but it also needs to inspire confidence. What you wear is the simplest form of how you express yourself. The Tremper T was designed so that regardless of your personal style you can find a home for it in your closet. It’s comfortable, made well, and versatile.  

Until Next Time
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Malanb 

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! 

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Malanb

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
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Malanb

Heavy on Fashion talks to Trendenzas






Hello Cassandra, Thank you again for talking to Heavy on Fashion. Tell use about Trendenzas Inc and How did Trendenzas come to be? 

C.C.: Trendenzas is an online deal of the day site that features all the hottest trends at over 50% off and at times up to 90%. Trendenzas came to be because I have always loved a good bargain, not to mention just about every trend that has gone in and out of fashion. My over flowing jewelry box and closet can attest to that.  This does not change the fact that I couldn't help but cringe when I see the prices. As fashion daily deal sites sprung up all over, I could only hope that my prayers had been answered. Discounts in the double digits?  Well, yes, that is if the $600 pair of sunglasses for $250 was a bargain. Or the designer watch for a mere $399 versus the $900 it would normally retail for, was what you call a deal. 

I felt it was time that someone stepped up to the plate and put an end to all this non-sense.... hence Trendenzas. 


I love the daily deals on Trendenzas.com especially the savings. Where can all my fashionistas and gurus sign up for Daily Deals?

C.C.:You can sign up right on the Trendenzas Home page. Leave us your name and email and we will send you the deal each morning. 




What makes Trendenzas different from other accessories lines?

C.C.:We offer all the same hot trends, but at a fraction of the price. Where else can you get a pair of earrings at 90%. Trendenzas also feels strongly about giving back. We love the Glass Slipper Project (Glassslipperproject.org) and look to help them where ever possible. We encourage all of our shoppers to send us their old jewelry as they replace it will new trendy items to be donated to the Glass Slipper project. 



I hear that Trendenzas is expanding!  Tell us about the Trendenzas' T-Party.

C.C.:T-Parties are a Trendenzas new home parties. They feature an exclusive collection that is not sold online. Whether it is a special  occasion, a jewelry exchange or just a gathering with wine and good conversation; look to Trendenzas to BRING the BLING! 

Gather your girlfriends and let Trendenzas bring the party. It is the only way to get a look at the Spring/Summer Collection (not available on our site). Our Home Party Trends consist of the latest trends in jewelry and accessories with something for everyone.

Cassandra Caldwell, President of Trendenzas.com

How can T-Party's help future fashionistas looking to be independent business owners and entrepreneurs?

C.C.: T-parties offer an opportunity for fashionistas looking to be independent business owners to take part and own their own business. We give you all the tools you need to build a successful home-party business. 
Join one of the hottest and fastest growing fashion companies, TRENDenzas Inc. Featured on over 30 blogs and publications including Teen Vogue and Life & Style. AND TO THINK WE ARE JUST GETTING STARTED! 

What type of impact are you hoping to make in the fashion industry? In the World?

C.C.: I hope to take the fashion industry by storm. I plan to change the perception that good quality and trendy accessories have to cost you a fortune. You can be fashionable for affordable prices. 





Any upcoming events for Trendenzas?

C.C.: Trendenzas will soon be launching the Monthly Fashion Club (The MFC). A club for the fashionable and senseable. Get an exciting package in the mail each month with a new accessory. Clubs will range for $10 to $30 each month and all offer an annual saving of over 40% off. 

Where can we all check out your merchandise in person?

C.C.: Trendenzas is only sold online. We are always willing to entertain boutiques that are looking to add our line, but have decide so far to stick with the Internet.  That being said we do from time to time host launch Parties or other events so keep your eyes peeled. We always post to Event Brite.  


I would like to thank Cassandra Caldwell, President of Trendenzas.com for the Interview!
You can check out Trendenzas.com at http://trendenzas.com/
Follow Trendenzas on Twitter at http://twitter.com/trendenzas
"Like" Trendenzas on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Trendenzas 


Until Next Time!


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Malanb





Fashion Show and B-day wishes with Tracy DiMarco

Hey guys! I just want to let all my local east coast readers know that Tracy DiMarco, Star of Reality TV show Jerseylicious,  is having a Birthday Party My hometown, New Jersey! It is going to be tons of fun with some reality show stars, a fashion show, and all that Jersey has to offer. 

The best thing about this event is that some of the proceeds will be going to Children's Charities. So make sure you head over to this link - http://wantickets.com/Events/95258/Join-Tracy-DiMarco-from-Style-Network-s-Jerseylicious-for-her-Birthday-Party/ and pick up your tickets today! 





Beauty and Charity Go Hand in Hand

Hello all may fashion divas and gurus. As You all know, I am all about awareness for great causes and charity event. Today I would like to talk about a great event happening in my state, New Jersey about  Breast Cancer Awareness Month. October is the official month for Breast Cancer Awareness, so today I am giving all of you the heads up about fabulous charity event !  

We all go to the salon to get our hair look fabulous and stylish. So why not head over to Laboratory Hair Studio in Morristown, NJ for a great cause! Laboratory Hair Studio is having a "Show U Care..Wear Pink Hair" event at their salon now until October 31st to help raise money for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure® North Jersey affiliate! Last year Laboratory raised $10,000 for the month of October through pink hair extensions to customers who supported the event. Fabulous, Right! So if you want to add some color to your do, why not do it for a great cause. 

Check out the flyer below for more info!


Photo property of TheHipEvent.com

Special Thanks to Chrissy of TheHipEvent.com for the heads up! 

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Malanb



The Lifestyle + Charity Magazine Party Featuring Lauren Gabrielson & Me! ***

Hello everyone! I am so excited to show you my first event that I was a media sponsor. I've been promoting  The LC Mag Party Featuring Lauren Gabrielson for the past 2 months. With great fashion and a great cause I was not surprised to see a great turnout.  SO here is a look at LC Mag Party for City Harvest Featuring Lauren Gabrielson & Me!





Cute right?!



The ambience of the Lauren Gabrielson boutique was classic! 



Popchips was one of the sponsors for the event! 


You can't go wrong with a glass of Wine.


This leather coat is a must have. Everyone at the event was talking about it especially the belt. So Adorable! 


Great tunic dress especially for the next summer. 




Here are the Ladies of Lifestyle + Charity Magazine


This is Rachael Lechliter, President / Co-Creator of Lifestyle + Charity Magazine. 



Here is Elena BaxterVice-President / Co-Creator of Lifestyle + Charity magazine. She talked about all the great work that City Harvest does for the City of New York. Make sure you check out City Harvest and give a helping hand today. 


Here is fashion designer Lauren Gabrielson. She had some really great pieces. 


Here is Jen Abrams, Fashion Correspondent of Fox Philadelphia. She was the special guest for the event! SHe talked about why she supported the work of City Harvest. 


Here is Rhiannon Pena ,Restaurant Editor for LifeStyle + Charity Magazine, was the MC of the night! 


Here is Jonathan Coleman of Hoppit.com. Hoppit.com is like Yelp meets social networking. Check it out! 

My Look


A new hairstyle style. Not sure if I am going to keep this look. 




I love this dress especially for the pockets. A great find at Macy's plus size section! You can not go wrong with a LBD.  I am a huge fan of kitten heel. I love these earrings, thanks to Trendenzas. They are Absolutely fabulous. I will talk about Trendenzas.com in a post later this week. Mostly  doe to the fact that kitten heels are the only pair of heels I can walk in besides wedges. 


The Swag Bag

Here is a look at my swag bag for the evening. Everyone who came out received a great gift bag. I am also happy to say that I am one of many winners of the door prize, a large bottle of Natori perfume! Cool right. Just goes to show that it pays to come to an event on time. 

I had a fab time at The LC Mag Party Featuring Lauren Gabrielson! 

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Malanb