Media for December, 2014

Look Du Jour: Whitney Bauck

In Look Du Jour / December 21, 2014 / 0 Comments


Name: Whitney Bauck
Age: 22
City/Hometown: Manila, Philippines
Occupation: fashion blogger and artist; creator of Unwrinkling

How would you describe your personal style? Currently in transition. I used to dress very girly, but have found myself wanting to look less and less palatable of late. I’m trying to find my way into a style that better reflects the sharp edges in me—something all my pretty florals and sweet colors wasn’t really doing.

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Look Du Jour: Allison K.

In Look Du Jour / December 3, 2014 / 0 Comments

Allison K.
Known for: Blog- Broke as Hell, Teen Vogue Fashion Click Blogger
Age: 18
City/Hometown: San Francisco, California
Occupation: I’m a first year college student
If student, which school and major: I currently attend Academy of Art University as a
Fashion Merchandising student

How would you describe your personal style?
That’s such a tricky question! Throughout the years, I’ve tried so many different styles that my
style is a weird blend of every single style. I guess if I could try, I would say it’s basically Pretty
and Pink meets Clueless that meets The Craft.

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Icon of the Week: Kim Waeber

In Icons / December 1, 2014 / 0 Comments


Q) What made you want to make a difference in these women lives?

A) My sister, CEO and Co-founder Kristen, has spent a lot of time in Africa working with both telecommunication and non-profit sectors. She attended a mobile conference where she learned that mobile phones make a huge impact in people’s lives. She learned that people are able to receive mosquito net vouchers via telephones; farmers were able to access market prices for their crops through mobile phones, so they could make sure the buyer is giving them full value for produce. Additionally, she learned about micro-finance loans, which are also issued through mobile phones. Phone ownership allows women to pay loans by pressing a couple of buttons, rather than forcing them to travel to a loan officer which allows them to not lose business by having to close down for a day to make the trip. Healthier babies are also born when the mother has a phone. Doctors are able to send expectant mothers daily updates on what they can be doing to keep their baby healthy while in the womb.

According to a study by GSMA, women in Africa are much less like likely to own a phone compared to their male counterparts. The cost of a mobile handset is the number one barrier to phone ownership. One of the biggest challenges for us is to explain why it is so important for women in Tanzania to own a phone.

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