In April 2013, we had the honor of being featured in Fashion Affair Magazine, headed by stylist to the stars, Sam Russell. It was such a major thing for us and we were just BEYOND excited! Sam has worked with Stevie Wonder, Jon Hamm, Sophia Bush, and has done fashion segments on all kinds of TV shows. So, naturally, when someone like him wants to put your product in a magazine...well, we were pumped!
Plans started rolling, and it was decided that Sam would be bringing the Giving Closet to Detroit on March 6th, 2014. We started contacting media people we knew to try and get them interested in the story. Detroit has about 10 awful news stories a day (if not more), and this is something GOOD happening in the city. Well, I gotta tell ya...it's really tough to get people on board for a story that lifts people up. I have no idea why, but maybe the bad stories are more coverage-worthy? I have no idea. We LOVE the city of Detroit. The history, the architecture, the possibilities...I will be honest, I nearly peed my pants in excitement when the Packard Plant was finally sold to: A--Someone who wasn't crazy, B--Someone who could pay for it, and C--Someone who has a plan to build something we can all be proud of. Anyway, I digress…
|Helping set up|
|Maybe talking a little fashion too...|
Angela was told she was going to be filming a public service announcement for Jackets for Jobs in Detroit, where she had taken some classes. She had no idea what she was in for. She was completely shocked when Sam revealed that she wasn't actually there to shoot a PSA and that this new $10,000 wardrobe was for HER! She was even getting a job interview right after our reveal with a catering company so that she could follow her passion and have a job she loves. She was so kind and overwhelmed by the entire idea that this was all for her.
|Skylar, Angela, and Sam|
|Of course we gave her a basket of FIZZ!|
Check out the Giving Closet HERE and Fashion Affair magazine HERE.