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Chictopia “Wear Red, Wear Hope” Relief Fund

Chictopia is running a great fundraiser for the victims of the recent natural disasters in Japan, with bloggers and fans sending in photos of themselves wearing red (woven into their best street style outfits) and donating $10 each. The website will match up to $1,000 of the community’s contributions to donate to Japan in their time of need. And we couldn’t help but notice, the opening image for the fundraiser boasts one of our favorite wardrobe equations—a blazer/denim shorts combo (scroll down to check it out). What a great opportunity to get creative with your denim, and help Japan!

“The fashion community can not only inspire what people wear daily,
but we have a voice that can call other people
into action at a time of crisis and loss.”

In response to the massive earthquake in Japan and its devastating outcome, we at Chictopia would like to ask for your help by wearing red and donating $10 to Japan relief funds. By uploading a photo of yourself wearing red, the symbol of Japan, you will not only be showing your support for those devastated by the crisis in Japan but you will also be spreading hope and awareness towards actual change and relief efforts.The task is simple:

1. Upload a photo of yourself wearing one article of red clothing and tag the “Style” as “Wear Red Wear Hope”.

2. Help those in Japan by donating $10 here. All donations will be given to Red Cross Japan earthquake and tsunami relief funds.

3. Help spread the message via Facebook, Twitter, or tell a friend. We are a community not just about clothes and fashion, we make a statement with what we wear.

CHICTOPIA will match up to $1,000 of the community’s contribution.
We will give everyone who enters the fundraiser
1 chic point for every $1 we raise.
This online fundraising event will run from April 11 to May 15, 2011.We just ask that you all please join together for Japan. Wear Red. Wear Hope.

Please donate to the Red Cross Japan earthquake and tsunami fund here.

—From Chictopia.

Above, blogger Fashion Nomad in her denim cut-offs and blazer combo. We love the wedge sandals and stripe shoes too. Check out the latest outfits from contributing style bloggers—plenty of denim styling inspiration for you to sink your teeth into!

—Denim Therapy Team

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Posted Apr 12 2011 in Denim News

PPF Consigment Donates 10% For Women’s History Month

We interrupt your St. Patty’s day merriment to bring you a very important message… Our friend Alice Chan at PPF Consigment (a swanky consignment shop in the LES) is donating 10% of each purchase made during the Month of March to the New York Asian Women’s Center—an organization that helps women and their children overcome the aftermath of domestic violence. As a thank you, PPF will also reward you with 10% off your purchase!


A bit more about the NYAWC:

The New York Asian Women’s Center helps women and their children overcome domestic violence and other forms of abuse by empowering them to govern their own lives.  The Center provides a safe haven through multi-lingual support programs and shelter services.  In addition, the Center works to raise public awareness about violence against women, advocates for the rights of survivors, and acts as an agent of social change.

The PPF Consignment denim selection is massive in range and includes brands like Siwy, Current/Elliot, Hudson, Rag & Bone, True Religion, Diesel, DL 1961, J. Brand, and more. With prices ranging from $29 to $109, you have no reason not to give to this cause (and score yourself a pair of jeans for spring)! This event ends on March 31st, so step lively! And don’t forget to mention the NYAWC at the time of purchase to receive your discount.

Visit them at 168 Ludlow Street, New York, NY 10002 and online at the PPF Consignment website. Store Hours are Sunday through Monday, 12–7pm, and Tuesday-Saturday 12-8pm. You can reach PPF by email at, or by phone at (212) 677-7973.

Additionally, PPF Consignment is having a special fundraiser event for the earthquake/tsunami relief effort in Japan. They are now accepting donations and more information will be available shortly. The last fundraiser they held was very successful, with Proenza Schouler donating a PS1 bag, Cool Change donating 50 dresses, and a shop full of coveted items (think Balenciaga boots, Isabel Marant) being sold for very little… with all proceeds going to a great cause!

“Like” the boutique on facebook to stay up to date. Designers interested in volunteering items to be sold during this fundraiser can contact PPF Consignment via email.

—Michelle Christina Larsen

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Posted Mar 17 2011 in Denim Buys » Denim News » Events
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