Here's me and the most stylish girl in Addis
A lot of you probably know this already, but last month, I went to Ethiopia on a fact-finding/scouting/get-it-done trip with Mocha Club, all to help launch their line of scarves, fashionABLE. I don't know exactly what my role is, maybe just fashion mentor is a good word for it. I've been doing styling for quite a few years now, and have my finger on the pulse of what's cool, I guess. That's what they tell me anyway :-).
I'm so excited to be part of this venture. I love Africa, and I've been a big supporter of Mocha Club's work for a few years. Working in fashion and music is hard and draining, and can feel very superficial at times. Serving in a way like this is completely life-giving and gets me out of the tunnel vision that I often have with my job.
Here's the short of fashionABLE: your purchase of a fashionABLE scarf creates sustainable business for women in Africa. The women who are making the scarves, tagging them, ironing them and shipping them to the US are former prostitutes who now have a job and a meaningful way of life, hence the ABLE part of "fashionable." These women are now ABLE to have a choice, to have a new life. I hope all of you will buy at least one for someone for Christmas!! And one for you!! I've done a couple videos for the livefashionable.com site, and I've put the first one below. If you're interested in styling your scarf, I'm here to show you how. Live FashionABLE!!!
Please ignore the compulsive blinking and poor non-regional diction :-)