Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer is a cause that's close to my heart (I once organised a charity event for the issue, which is still one of my proudest moments) and if you don't already know: October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Every year, I'm  more and more impressed at all the brands that get involved, mainly be designing specific 'Pink products' for charity and then donating a certain percentage.

Yesterday, I had a look at two big brands who've put together products for Breast Cancer Awareness Month: UGG Australia and Chamilia.

UGG Australia:
With winter around our corner, it's time to get our favourite guilty pleasure - The UGG - out (don't deny it, we all have a pair...or two). The brand has teamed up with The Haven, who offer counselling for those diagnosed with Breast Cancer and to their families. They've designed two shoes, each embroidered with a pink ribbon, and are available both in their stores and online.

The Classic Short retails at £165, and the Ansley at £80, with £10 for every sale going to The Haven.The boots look pretty cute in pink and contains the warm and soft sheepskin that UGG Australia have perfected.


We were treated to afternoon tea and then were spoken through what The Haven does. Basically, the charity supports those diagnosed via a range of therapies to help people mentally and physically deal with the effects of Breast Cancer, at their specialist day centres. They do some great work in helping people deal with what's going on and provide tailor made therapies to suit each person's needs.
UGG Australia will also be holding a range of in store events throughout October, so keep an eye open for those! We were also each given a gorgeous pink bouquet of flowers, handmade from The Real Flower Company. The flowers smelt so gorgeous and were made really well. 


Chamilia have teamed up with Breast Cancer Care to produce a one-off pink bracelet and charm, again with proceeds going to charity. For those that don't know, Chamilia are known for their charm bracelets, mainly in silver, and they sell a wide variety of charms and beads. They also do a lot of pretty earrings and necklaces. It's great as you're able to design your own as well, by mixing and matching beads.


For Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Chamilia will release a gorgeous pink leather rope bracelet, with a pink bead. Then you're also able to separately buy a hanging pink ribbon, made from Silver and Swarovski Elements, so you can support the cause in a stylish way too.



Also LFW is a mere week away now! It's getting busy and The Body Shop are once again the official make-up sponsor for Vauxhall Fashion Scout - the event for new designers during Fashion Week. They are giving away the incredible chance to be front row at a Vauxhall Fashion Scout show, with £100 travel included, as well as being able to meet make up artist, Lan Nguyen, and winning a £100 goody bag. What a prize, right!

Entering is easy. All you have to do is create a Pinterest board on your Spring/Summer13 inspirations are, be it ice cream or something pretty. You'll have to re-pin the image from The Body Shops Pinterest page: from the SS13 board, so they know you've entered and don't forget to use #SS13TBS. Winners will be picked on the 10th September by Nguyen.

What do you think of the Breast Cancer Awareness Month products? Let me know if you know any other brands taking part too!

Sherin xx


Home of Fashion said...

Love those pink bracelets and definitely a fantastic way to supprt such a good cause.

Anonymous said...

Love the charms, great cause great products. xx

monica said...

i love that there are so much breast cancer affiliated products now

Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle said...

This is such a great cause! Next year I'm going to have to make a polish to add to this!

xo Mary Jo

SabinePsynopsis said...

It is an important cause - and while I normally struggle with pink clothes, I actually love the rosé moccassins. xoxo

Hannah said...

unashamedly IN LOVE with the uggs, and for such a wonderful cause! xxxx

Be Inspired! - Susa said...

Such a precious initiative! This touches us all.

Dressing Up For Me said...

Love the pale pink classic shoes! I´m glad that international brands like UGG are sponsoring health related charity programs such as this.

Anonymous said...

I think the products are a great idea.. for a great cause too! :)


Couture Carrie said...

Lovely cause and pics!
I need some pink uggs!


Winnie said...

I can't believe LFW is just around the corner and I can't believe I'm missing it again. Hopefully, nothing will get in the way of me being there next season!

Cee said...

I think breast cancer awareness is so important... but sometimes I wonder about all of the pink stuff. I think it was when my gum of choice, Bubblemint, started having a pink ribbon on each piece (year round, not just in October) that I began to wonder when enough would be enough. Still, I have to admit that the pink leather bracelet from Chamilia is adorable :)

Cafe Fashionista said...

I LOVE this stylish way to join the fight against Breast Cancer - so fabulous! :)

Shabna said...

Ah this is amazing! love the bracelets!

Also thanks so much for following! I loveeee your blog so I'm pretty chuffed haha xx

Tasha said...

I love to see companies supporting such a good cause! Thanks for sharing!

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