Mad Colour by Alonys

Alonys is a self taught artist. To regain sanity in an insane world, she began to express her thoughts and life in the form of abstract art. Simply beginning on supermarket paper bags, her work blossomed when it reached canvas of all sizes. She developed her style with acrylic paint, and began to add anything she could find around her to create original mixed media pieces. Surrounded by the entertainment industry, a major element in her art entails the use of vinyl records, cd’s, and clothing. She attempts to provoke thought by infusing words, vibrant colors, and textures in her work.

In 2008 Alonys began MAD COLOUR by Alonys, creating a custom painted handbag line made from bamboo and canvas. Each one is an authentic one of a kind work of art. Alonys has spent years creating the perfect blend of her main passions… Fashion and Art. In spring 2010 Alonys added custom painted hats to the Mad Colour by Alonys Line, which she has coined the “Head Piece Collection”.

Define the word beauty.

Something that makes your heart skip a beat and makes you feel life.

When did you decide to become a designer?

In 2008

What does fashion mean to you?

Freedom and Expression of self

Who would you like to thank for your success?

My husband who has always been my number 1 supporter, and the amazing collectors of my work that inspire me to Live life in Colour and create bold and beautiful things.

Who are your influences?

The world of entertainment.

What are your biggest personal/professional challenges that you face day to day?

Personally, keeping sane in an insane world, and professionally being patient.

What has been your biggest professional achievement so far?

Having my friends call me and tell me they saw my artwork on MTV Cribs in one of the collector’s homes. That was a great way to start my day.

How do you see the brand developing over the next couple of years?

Right now everything is one of a kind and handmade, so I would like to create manufactured limited

edition collections out of canvas. I also plan to continue customizing everything from

shoes, vests, jeans, etc. I travel to Japan a lot, so I plan to expand overseas.

When you think of Seattle Fashion, what comes to mind? How would you define Seattle’s fashion style?

As a teenager in the 90’s I automatically associate Seattle with a low-key grunge or alternative style, but that couldn’t be far from the reality of Seattle fashion now. I would describe it as unique, fresh, and vibrant. I look forward to seeing the emergence of more Seattle designers.

How has the Seattle Fashion landscape changed over the years?

I feel there is a growing pivotal presence on the fashion map, especially in the states. I think it’s good to have not only LA, NY, Miami, and SF on the map for inspiration of American style.

What excites you about the future of Seattle fashion?

The influence it will have in the fashion world.

What are your inspirations, your dreams for your brand?

The Mad Colour motto is “Live Life In Colour”. As a visual artist/designer I am inspired to give fashion lovers the option to be walking art. My dream is to make the world my canvas.

How would you describe your own personal style?

I dress by my mood, and sometimes I will change 4 times a day. I could start my day in jeans, or ripped tights and a tee and end up in a corset and tutu. I’m like a 5 year old that wants to play dress up all day. Haha. In L.A. on Melrose there is a store called Speed. It is amazing!!!! The first time I walked in there I wanted to buy everything!! I get compliments everytime I wear a piece I bought there.

If you weren’t a fashion designer then what would you be?

A rock star or an actor. I think acting is amazing and very challenging. I would love to test my limits of sanity in that art form.

What is the one item you never leave the house without (other than a cell phone)?


What exciting things are on the horizon?

I am about to go to Tokyo for New Years Eve. An amazing way to start 2011.

What are you looking forward to in the future?

Expanding my brand, creating amazing artwork, and continuing to travel the world with my husband.

Which designers currently working do you admire most? (change per profession)

I love the free spirit of Betsey Johnson. I love the in your face approach of Jeremy Scott. I am really drawn to Lanvin this year, and Alexander Wang. Always love Roberto Cavalli. The list can truly go on and on.

What is the biggest mistake you have made with your business?

Trying to walk before crawling. You learn so much by taking the approach of a baby.

When did you fall in love with fashion?

From the moment I could dress myself and develop my own sense of style.

Do you have any advice for anyone entering your field?

Make a statement. Making a statement doesn’t always mean being loud either. Your art should reflect your personality. So stay true to that. And always always wear your own designs.

What do you design?

I design clutches, hats, and customize men’s and women’s clothing.

When did you fall in love with fashion?

From the moment I could dress myself and develop my own sense of style.

Who and where do you find your inspiration for your designs?

Fashion, Art, Music and Travel.

What are your thoughts on the show “launch my line”, do you think you can compete and come up with designs that will potentially give you and Seattle the exposure it needs?

I personally would not go on a reality television show, even a competition based one for exposure. I think its a good platform for some designers, but it’s not for me.

What is up next for “Mad Colour by Alonys” and what can we expect?

Mad Colour will continue into 2011 with one of a kind clutches, hats, and clothing for artists in the entertainment business, with focus on red carpet events. Expanding the brand in Japan is also on the radar.

What were the first items you remember designing?

Shirts and jeans for local music artists for shows.

What item of clothing (if any) do you wish that more men/women wore (specify which)?

I always love the androgynou style on women. So sexy.

If you could go back in time and experience any fashion moment, what would it be?

The 60’s style of Edie Sedgwick, and the 70’s.

What advice would you give a prospective fashion student?

Embrace the tools, but manifest your own voice and vision.

Do you have any aspirations to expand your line to other lines or industries?

I aspire to create art/design for women, men, and home decor. I would definitely love to create a perfume that exuded the essence of “Living Life in Colour”.

If you could collaborate with one big name international designer, who would it be and why?

I love Betsey Johnson and her approach to fashion… It would be amazing to just meet her and be in the presence of her energy.

What is your design philosophy?

Never overthink. Let your vision breathe.

Do you have a typical type of person in mind when designing and if so does this evolve with each season?

Someone that loves to have fun with fashion and ultimately stand out and be recognized for individual style.

Which fellow designers/brands do you admire (locally)?

I’ve just recently moved, so I haven’t had the opportunity to get familiar with local designers.

Which brands do you wear, other than own?

I’ve been keeping it recession proof and customizing my closet. Making the old new again.

What would you say are the benefits for Seattleites of buying from local designers?

Anytime you buy from local designers you have the opportunity not only to build the social and fashion aesthetic of your city, but to also be cutting edge by wearing a lot of one of a kind designs.

Fallen Princesses

When I was little the Disney princesses were the luckiest ladies in the word. They got to live in exotic palaces and get swept off their feet by handsome, perfect men who had white horses, impeccable skin, magic carpets and perfect muscles chiseled by Disney himself.

What happy endings they all had. Meanwhile, the boys at my school were chasing me around the playground until I fell in tears, stealing my chocolate milk, wiping their disgusting boogers on walls, farting in sleeping bags and just being…un-prince like.

As soon as I discovered that princess-life was not going to be in my near future I became uninterested in their magical worlds and switched my focus to the depressing lives of “real people” on MTV.

Then I came across what really happened to those princesses I emulated for every Halloween. Just as Hollywood would have wanted, Dina Goldstein has captured the essence of human nature in her series called, “Fallen Princesses.”

9 Months of Style- Fashions for the Mom-to-Be

The joyous news arrives- you’re expecting! Reality sets in- you’re nauseated, annoyed, bloated, cramped, uncomfortable sitting/standing anywhere and can’t zip your pants! Of all the ups and downs of a pregnancy, finding something comfortable, stylish and budget friendly should be easy right?  Read on for an easy guide and suggestions for what to wear and when to buy it!

If you are in your first trimester of pregnancy, you undoubtedly have many questions as far as when to buy maternity clothes, what type of maternity clothes to buy and how to find your maternity style that is comfortable, yet chic.Many expecting moms aren’t showing yet in their first trimester, but find their pre-pregnancy clothes may become tight around the mid-section. Many pregnant women find they can continue wearing their pre-pregnancy tops and dresses throughout their first trimester. If you feel like you are starting to show, yet are not ready to tell people you may want to avoid wearing form fitting tops. Layer a cardigan or blazer over a cami to help conceal your tummy. A long scarf is another trick that helps hide a growing baby bump.


Do continue to wear your pre-pregnancy clothes throughout your first trimester if they are comfortable.

Don’t squeeze into an uncomfortable and tight bra. Many women will find their breast size increases at least one cup size. Once your pre-pregnancy bra starts to feel tight, it is time for a new one. Click here for a great selection!

Do wear peasant and blouson airy tops. The bohemian look is hot right now – perfect for disguising your baby bump!

Don’t buy a bunch of maternity clothes. Wait until your second trimester when you know how your body will change.

Do buy maxi dresses and wrap dresses for a chic look that often can be worn throughout your entire pregnancy.

Don’t wear oversized clothes that completely hide your shape and actually make you appear bigger!

Don’t be afraid of belts. Layer a belt with tunic tops or longer blouson tops for a chic look.

Do layer a blazer or cardigan over a top to disguise your baby bump when you aren’t quite ready to tell.

Your baby bump is showing, morning sickness has (pretty much) subsided and you are ready to flaunt your new curves in your second trimester of pregnancy. This is the time you may need to start purchasing maternity clothing and when things can get tricky. From personal experience, a well fitted bra and jersey knit are sanity savers!

Splurge on basics, skimp on trends: Splurge on well-made solid tees, jeans, a fabulous wrap dress, maternity bra and a basic working suit (blazers, pants/skirt) if working. Shop bargain stores for trendy tops and dresses.

Don’t just buy oversized clothes: Clothes that are too big will only make you look big, not like the beautiful pregnant mama that you are. Look for clothes that gently hug your growing bump or dresses with a gathered hem below your belly.

Dress for comfort and style: Look for clothes with pregnancy-friendly fabric that stretches with your changing shape. Look for dresses and tops with ultra-soft jersey material and jeans with stretchable denim. You can’t go wrong with an empire-waist maxi dress (remember how beautiful Angelina Jolie looked?) or a long skirt with a stretchy waistband and a bump-hugging wrap shirt.

For working moms-to-be, dresses are professional, comfortable and save you the hassle of matching pants and tops. Maxi dresses, wrap dresses and sweater dresses look great paired with boots, nude colored heels or flats. Motherhood Maternity has a great selection of dresses for a great price. Ann Taylor Loft Maternity is another store with a great selection for working moms.

Jersey knit top from Gap Maternity, 2. 7 for All Mankind stretchy jeans at A Pea In the Pod, 3. Wrap top from Isabella Oliver, 4. Wrap dress from A Pea In the Pod, 5. Bra from Bella Materna.

Great shops for maternity gear:

For working wear try Nordstrom or A Pea In the Pod

For everyday casuals try Gap Maternity, Liz Lange for Target and  Bump Maternity in Bellevue.

For intimates, nursing wear and sleepwear try Bella Materna.

The Acropolis

Hey Everyone,

So as my loyal followers, you most probably know by my latest video that I am back in London, but these photos of me and the gang at the Acropolis in Athens have been lingering on my laptop as I forgot to upload them, so I figured I woud share them with you today as my last Grecian post.

When in Athens, in the last few days, we decided to go and pay the Acropolis and ancient olympic stadium a visit as believe or not, I had never seen them !

It was a really fun day, and a great thing to see, but my god was it hot and there are so many bloody stairs to climb at the Acropolis to get up to the Parthenon I thought I was going to pass out or rob a tour guide of their mic and scream for water lol… apart from that, it was amazing to see what lived years and years ago and made me feel all the more proud to be Greek !

Ana Louie. Mother and Daughter Designs

Ana Louie is a Seattle-based line of refined and beautifully tailored dresses and separates for sophisticated young ladies ages 7 to 14. Ana Louie was inspired by sketches of founder’s eight year old daughter of the same name. Her eye for style emerged very early and her drawings have been realized with fine materials and impeccable construction to create Ana Louie. The line debuts with the 1950’s Parisian-inspired, Holiday 2011 Collection, which includes 10 pieces and is a confident array of beautiful dresses, ruffled collars and tailored coats.

“From a young age, my daughter Ana loved to dress up and pick out her ‘special dresses.’  When she was 5 years old, she started drawing a myriad of dresses, tops, skirts and hats. She would sit for hours perfecting the drawings to better represent what was in her imagination. Crayon drawings eventually transformed into the colored pencil sketches and a select few are the inspiration for our Holiday line,” says Ann Marie Louie, founder and CEO of Ana Louie.  “It’s a joy to witness my daughters dream become a reality and very empowering for us both.”

Ann Marie Louie, the founder and CEO of Ana Louie, merges the relationships and expertise she has developed as a 15 year veteran of the transportation, international trade and manufacturing industry, with her creative spirit and entrepreneurial courage.  Behind the beautiful pieces and at the core of Ana Louie is a socially-conscious and China-focused mission. Ana was adopted from Yong Feng, Jiangxi Province China and today so much of the garments we love are manufactured close to her birthplace.

“I fully realize that the opportunities Ana has today are not extended to all girls around the world, especially in China. An important part of our mission is to give back to her country of birth and help all little girls realize their inner strength,” says Ann Marie Louie.

1. When did you fall in love with fashion?

When I was a little girl I loved making clothes for my Barbie’s as every little girl wants to do. Loved fashion my whole life and you can say I was always the first person in school to have the newest fashion clothes. As I got older into high school I entered into competitions through DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America) and focused on Fashion and Apparel. I didn’t go into design school but went into business. As I realized that fashion was really my passion I had already started a different career. Now, I am at a place in my life where I can take on new endeavors in my life. Fashion to me is Art and how colors mesh together. It gives me great pleasure in admiring the pops of colors, gorgeous construction, fabric, and shapes.

2. What made you decide on children’s clothing?

I saw my daughter designing and seeing her passion for beautiful clothes brought me back to my original dream… to be a fashion designer. I wanted to make this creation into a Mother-Daughter concept. My experience shopping with my mother when I was young brings back that special time that I was able to spend time with her.  She helped me find appropriate clothing that was stunning and most of the time we shopped for party dresses.


3. Do you have any aspirations to expand your line to other lines or industries (i.e. men’s wear/women’s wear, perfume, home decor)?

I will definitely introduce women’s wear by next Fall. Currently, I have one couture dress for Holiday 2011 and I’m making plans to build the women’s line over the summer. I am also thinking of expanding to possibly accessories (i.e. hats and jewelry). I would love to bring on a clothing line for young boys but that will be something to consider more down the road.

4. Did you have to train or apprentice with another designer? How was the experience?

I brought on Masha Osoianu who is a fashion designer by trade and is now the Manager of our design team. With her creative eye she looks at my daughter Ana’s drawings, translates and enhances them, then shows Ana for her feedback along with my creative direction. Masha has been wonderful to team up with due her experience in the Fashion Industry.

5. What was the first item you remembered designing?

The Gisele dress. It’s our first party dress made of silk and lace; classy for the young girl who dreams big. The Gisele is appropriate for weddings, parties, going to the theater, a tea party, or even fine dining. It’s inspired by the 1950’s Parisian look – whimsical, yet elegant and classy. I also created a dress made for “mom” which is a one shoulder lace dress beautifully constructed and fabulously elegant.

7. What inspired you to start designing?

I loved the idea of my mother and I having that mother-daughter concept. I always looked up to her as she dressed beautifully so I wanted to be like her because she was my role model. My mother dressed beautifully to go to work every day and not only did it make me want to dress like her but I too wanted to have a great job to go to everyday like she did. It was that feeling of “Dress for Success” for me. That feeling made me reach high in life and wanted to be successful one day. The significance of my mother’s taste for dresses and suits has always stuck with me.

7. If you weren’t a designer then what would you be?

That is a interesting question because all my life I’ve been an executive in the international transportation industry, which involved a lot of fashion and I got to see the production side. I was surrounded by fabrics and textiles and imported/exported raw materials and also sent Spec Packs overseas for my customers. In my previous life I always worked with business development and found it fascinating on how companies made items/clothing and brought them to fruition to sell to consumers. I was destined somehow to be in the fashion industry one day. It is a plus to have the logistics/business background.

8. Tell our viewers how do you want them to feel when they wear your brand?

I want girls to feel special and confident. Beautiful, classy, comfortable, and that they can accomplish anything they desire. A positive awareness.


Ana Louie showing at Fashion Network-Seattle’s Haute Summer Night Fashion Show

9. Do you have any advice for anyone entering your specific design field?

Do your homework and find great people to work with. This is very important in growing any kind of company starting off. You must know the current trends and keep up with it.  It’s important to know what the consumers want and need.

10. What is one skill you can pass onto someone who wants to be a children’s designer?

I would tell them to find their niche in something that they will enjoy to create.  Something that hits home and they can build on with love, which will lead to creativity. If there is no passion or story behind it then it may not have the uniqueness that one should have in anything they design. And definitely have a business plan.

11. What excites you about the future of Seattle fashion?

Seattle is trying hard to bring more of the clothing/fashion industry to our city and it’s great to part of this exciting time. Both the industry and the public sector are creating a supportive environment for business and creativity and there seem to be more opportunities now than in the past.

12. How do you see the brand developing over the next couple of years? What can we expect?

We have just completed the Spring 2012 collection, which has more pieces and variety than the Holiday 2011 collection, and we are really looking forward to exhibiting at ENK International Children’s Club in New York City in a few weeks. It’s the most prestigous marketplace for children’s wear and will be place to get industry-wide feedback.  Currently, we’re also working on getting in touch with local boutiques as well as reaching out to other markets. As we continue to become known and establish presence then we will try to work with bigger department stores such as Nordstroms, Macy’s, etc.

13. Quickly, what are the benefits for Seattleites of buying from local designers?

If anyone knows about the “local movement,” Seattlelites do. Buying from local designer is a way to support of our community and grow our economy while at the same time supporting the artistic culture that Seattle prides itself on.

South American Flare with Agua Brava Swimwear

My name is Irina Sosa. I am a native from Venezuela, I have been living in Seattle, Washington for 11 years. I moved here after I finished college with a degree in computer science. The reason for moving was because I wanted to improve my English. I decided to stay because I fell in love with the city, the people, and the culture. I live in Seattle with my husband, David Yesland, and my dog Lola.

1. When did you fall in love with fashion?

Fashion has always been an important part of my life; I love fashion, every detail is important to create a great look.

I fell in love with fashion when I was 17 years old. In college I started selling swimsuits from local designers in order to have extra money. I was so immersed in the whole process; I remember thinking of all the things I could change and do to better with the designs, details, colors, fabric etc. Every time I sold a swimsuit, it took great restrain to stop myself from adding my personal touch to it to make it better! I think it was then that I discovered there was something about creating a piece that ignited a sense of love within me. That is how I create

2. Do you have any aspirations to expand your line to other lines or industries (i.e. men’s wear/women’s wear, perfume, home decor)

In the future, I would like to design men’s wear, but for now I want to dedicate more time to designing for women and kids. In spring 2012, I will be launching beach bags, hair accessories and summer dresses.

3. Did you have to train or apprentice with another designer? How was the experience?

The only training i’ve had was in Venezuela with my friend who is a designer as well. We shared ideas about her line, fabrics and colors, it was very helpful and it has marked my life to see such a talented and passionate person.

4. What was the first item you remembered designing?

A one Piece Swimsuit, when I was 18 years old, I still keep my sketches.


5. What inspired you to start designing?

I always felt  influenced by fabrics, colors, and tendencies. I decided to start putting those influences into my collection, taking my Venezuelan roots and combining them with fashion forward details from American women, creating a sensual, classy, fun and comfortable line.

6. If you weren’t a designer then what would you be?

I am an Entrepreneur at heart, I am always working on different ideas, and I am constantly thinking of how to turn these ideas into successful business. I love the whole process from conceiving an idea; putting into a business plan, developing it, and seeing it grow into a successful product! If I was not a designer, I will probably like to open a restaurant that has Latin American fare, specifically Venezuelan food.

7. Being creative is an everyday challenge for a designer; tell us what keeps your creative motor running?

Anything and everything. I feel inspired from the color and silhouette of a flower, to the waves in the ocean, music and art. I try to stay in line with the new trends, and  always add my own personal touch to all my designs. My main goal is to bring the Venezuelan tendencies and styles to the U.S.; showcasing great color palettes, fun details, and styles that flatter women’s curves.

8. Tell our viewers how do you want them to feel when they wear your brand?

Beautiful, Sexy, Comfortable in your own skin, and the most important thing is that women will be wearing ONE OF A KIND PIECE. I want them to feel that my pieces were specifically created to showcase their best attributes and assets. I want all women to feel secure while wearing an design from  Agua Brava Swimwear.

9. Do you have any advice for anyone entering your field?

Be yourself. Do not be afraid or care what other people think, trust in your instincts

10. What is one skill you can pass onto someone who wants to be a designer?


11. What excites you about the future of Seattle fashion?

The local fashion and apparel industry in the Pacific Northwest is growing by the second, you can notice new trends, tendencies and more diversification. The future of Seattle’s fashion is in the hands of all local designers. It’s time to support the talent of our city!

12. How do you see the brand developing over the next couple of years? What can we expect?

This was my first run; I learned a lot of things from simple mistakes. The brand motto will remain the same, sexy, beautiful, and authentic with a South American flare. Over the next couple years, I want to keep consistency, and I want to start adding more texture to the designs.

13. Quickly, what are the benefits for Seattleites of buying from local designers?

Buying from local designers supports local economic growth and it helps to develop our markets. I think that local designers always have a certain flare to their designs that are drawn from inspiration within their surroundings. By buying from local artist, designers etc, you are giving the seal of approval that if it is good enough for the locals, it is good enough for the rest of the world

Michelle Moore: Seattle Photographer Making it Big

Michelle Moore is fashion editorial and high school senior portrait photographer working in both Seattle and Los Angeles. She had the pleasure of shooting her first Magazine Cover last October with 90210 star Jessica Lowndes (See bottom of page). Michelle loves helping high school seniors see their inner and outer beauty with her boutique-like portrait experience, and bringing awareness to healthy body image through her fashion and celebrity editorial work. Learn more about Michelle and her photography at

How did professional photography enter your life?

I came to professional photography by a number of factors. I had taken a photography class… or three… between my senior year of high school and freshman year of college. I had a definite interest in photography, but was unsure that I would be able to create a business out of something I was so passionate about. During my sophomore year of college I was photographing bands and taking headshots for my actor friends. One day I just decided that I could start charging for my services, and therefore, start a business as a professional photographer.

Who are your influences?

I am definitely inspired by brands such as Anthropologie, Free People, We Are Handsome, Ruche – all brands that are soft and romantic. Teen brands such as Forever 21, Seventeen Magazine, Roxy – inspire me on a California, youthful side. I always have adored J.Crew and brands that have a clean polished studio work. I’m across the board for inspiration. I turn to the cinematography in movies and the lovely things from a great website called Pinterest for more inspiration as well!


What themes were iconic when you began to grow as a professional?

In college I went through a period where I was very influenced by water. It was a recurring theme in my work. Nowadays my portrait work for high school seniors is very influenced by sun, positive energy, and happiness. Iconic (and important) themes are staying consistent with my work (a light, carefree, happy vibe) no matter what I am working with in terms of natural light. This means keeping my style consistent with overcast weather, and sunny weather.

How did you develop your skill as a photographer?

A mixture: A little bit of school and A LOT of shooting! Taking pictures every day, studying the way light works and constantly examining your own work is key to developing your skills.

What is the best way to find work as a fashion and beauty photographer?

Get out there and network! Seattle is such a small community and the best way to get your name out there is to meet people!

How would you describe your photography style?

My style is natural, bright, and youthful.

How did you end up following a career in Seattle?

I was born and raised just a bit north of Seattle, went to high school and college in Seattle. My family, best friends, and network have always been here. I tried to move away, but too many factors keep me here! I have built my brand in this city. It is my home and no matter where work takes me (LA or New York, etc.) – Seattle will always be my home base.

Do you have any other photography interest other than fashion?

Fashion has always been my interest from the beginning. Before I even started taking pictures, I was always into fashion magazines and advertisements. I collected things I ripped out of magazines and pasted them all over my walls and ceiling in high school. I can’t see myself doing anything without a fashion element, like my senior portraits or celebrity editorial work.

What is you dream photo assignment?

I would love to shoot an editorial in Ireland, on the countryside with models on horses – something elaborate, enchanting and ultimately heart stopping. For a magazine, fashion spread, or celebrity, traveling somewhere unique for a photoshoot is my next dream.

If you weren’t a photographer then what would you be?

I think I would either be a Producer, or Cinematographer. I love working in a creative field and I’m very organized. I enjoy putting all the pieces together when doing a fashion shoot.

What is the best advice you received that you can pass down to potentials photographers out there?

Shoot EVERY day!

What do you love most about your job?

I love the flexibility of working for myself, creating my own hours, getting to work with the clients I want and creating something that truly helps girls feel better about themselves. Below are some of my favorite Senior Portraits!




Who would you like to thank for your success?

My family, friends, mentors and everyone that has offered support, advice and friendship along the way! (Below is my first magazine cover with 90210 star Jessica Lowndes!)

What is the photographic philosophy behind your work?

Helping to bring healthy body awareness to young teens by giving them a photoshoot experience that helps them see their own true beauty (inside and out!). Also, by working on fashion projects that help support a healthy body image in that industry as well