Thursday, January 19, 2012

Rockin' the Red Pump

We urge all bloggers and everyone to join us in the Rock the Red Pump campaign this year.  They are now in their 4th year and have made incredible strides in raising awareness for Women and Girls affected by HIV/AIDS.

The Red Pump Project  raises awareness about the impact of HIV/AIDS on women and girls. Our mission is to promote HIV prevention through education, and open dialogue about the issues that surround sexual and reproductive health. We do work online and on the ground to motivate action and encourage dialogue about the effects of the disease.

Founded in March 2009 by Luvvie Ajayi and Karyn Watkins, Red Pump believes that if HIV affects one, it affects us all. We use the red shoe as a symbol of empowerment to represent the strength and courage of women infected and affected by HIV/AIDS. The incorporation of fashion into the message of HIV prevention is our contribution as we hope to show that Awareness is Always in Style!™. 

National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is March 10th every year, and there’s a whole lot of talking and educating happening all over the country in honor. That’s how The Red Pump Project was born… Out of our desire to get conversation started on the issue of HIV/AIDS and ask others to do the same. So we put out a call for bloggers to “Rock the Red Pump™.”(thanks ladies for letting me borrow from your web site :)

Here's how YOU can help too:

  •  Sign up to "Rock the Red Pump" and embed one of our five custom badges in the sidebar of your website and/or blog.
  • Dedicate a post to the important issue of HIV/AIDS and women on March 9, 2012 (We're choosing to paint blogosphere FIERCE on this day because March 10 is a Saturday this year). Need some statistics to get started? Check out our HIV/AIDS 101 page.
  • Participate in our weekly #RedPumpDiaries Twitter discussions on a variety of important sexual health topics
  • Snap a photo in your favorite pair of red shoes and share with us via our Facebook page, Twitter, and/or Tumblr.
  • Spread the word and tell a friend!

So don't wait and SIGN UP today and help spread the word about this wonderful organization. 

Live life well and ENJOY!!


Sunday, January 8, 2012

ERAS by ADSH - Launched

As some of you may or may not know we have launched a vintage subsidiary of our company called ERAS by ADSH.  This is an exciting venture for us because we love to mix unexpected pieces and find hidden fashion treasures in our city and beyond. 

ERAS by ADSH began after an amazingly lucky thrifting day.  The more we found the more we knew we had to share it with everyone.  There are pieces that just CANNOT be left and they must be shared.  We found all shapes, sizes, fabrics, colors, and ERAS - hence our name!!  One thing that sets us a part from the rest is that we choose only the best most high quality vintage pieces (with some brand new up to date items thrown in because we just couldn't resist).  If there is something that needs fixed to make it perfect again then we fix it.  We take pride in selling quality products and customer service is #1!!

We also come across items that were made in huge design houses and also some little known ones and try to resurrect the piece so it is relevant today.  The best reward is following our pieces to galas, proms, corporate offices, museum openings, and onto the streets of America and internationally. 

There are always new and exciting items arriving so be sure to check back frequently to see how we do on our buying days - so much fun!  Also we welcome your feedback and we take special requests.  This means that if you are looking for something special we are more than happy to go out and try and find the best items to suit you.  We will choose several options for you and from those we hope you find "the one". 

Try something new (or old but new again!) and mix and match vintage with modern to propel your personal style to that next level.

Oh, find us on FACEBOOK too!

Until Then:  " 'What will they think of me?" must be put aside for bliss."  - Joseph Campbell