For the last 12 weeks I have had the absolute pleasure of working with a wonderful organization, Freedom & Fashion, a group dedicated to helping youth overcome homelessness, abuse, and other social injustices through the art of fashion. We paired with the Covenant House (amazing group) and designed, created and executed an 11-piece couture runway collection, entitled Reign. They also collaborated on 2 capsule collections for Stella & Jamie and Libertad -- the style houses produced them (!!) and proceeds will fund Freedom and Fashion 2017 programs. The support from the entire Los Angeles community was astounding: from hair and make-up by the Beyond Project, the donors, the fashion community, the CTRL collective space and the beautiful voice of singer/songwriter Bell. I was asked to emcee -- which was a huge honor! Of course I wore Stella and Jamie for the event (an adorable leather fit and flare dress) with gold and black Jimmy Choo Anouk heels, Boho Betty jewelry (crystal sand and gold fish double wrap bracelet in leather -- use code modamd for a discount!), and a Karen Zambos Elegantly Waisted Haley rhinestone belt (so fun to add some sparkle!).
If you're looking for a wonderful organization to support during this Holiday Season please consider a donation to Freedom and Fashion -- I could not be more blessed to be a part of this program, and am bursting with pride for all the work our youth did to create such a magical event.