Designing Handbags for Awareness


Designing Handbags for Awareness is another blog post snipped for its logo and not for its content. The meager font size prevents me from reposting this substantive posting. First, the original title was „Tools and Designer Handbags.“ The blog’s title was to draw readers to a peculiar twist in Model Minority Fashion Exposition’s journey. Sadly, this blog posting has nothing to do with designer handbags. You can find more information about designer handbags and superbrands in the video below.

After a revealing and informative meeting with the Hawai’i Fashion Month directors, Model Minority Fashion Exposition won’t be promoted on the Hawai’i Fashion Month calendar because MMFE was too similar to their Trade Show. However, I presented MMFE primarily as connecting youth to employment and career development opportunities. It should be noted that the State of Hawai’i funds the Hawai’i Fashion Month, and youth was not being included in the Hawai’i Fashion Month calendar. In spite the news, this meeting provided a renewed sense of purpose.

rsz_tools_&_designer_handbags_blogI approached high schools outside of Honolulu to provide fashion related presentations. Kailua High and Kahuku High were two schools that responded positively to my approach. Bringing professionals to these locations was mainly because it was unlikely these students were aware of Hawai’i Fashion Month and less likely to attend any of the events.

Kalapaki Girl Dezigns is a mother and daughter team, selling unique dresses made of vintage aloha shirts. In Addition to present entrepreneurship to the students, I introduced Individual Retirement Accounts to the students.

The second accomplishment was partnering with the Domestic Violence Awareness Month Committee. It’s possible that the Hawai’i Fashion Month committee couldn’t see the connection between fashion and domestic violence, since Domestic Violence Awareness Month is also in October. The partnership was an ideal fit.

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This is another blog post too snipped for Beat Kumschick’s logo.

This document is of my other outreach activities, after the Hawai’i Fashion Incubator’s decision not to promote MMFE on their Hawai’i Fashion Month Calendar. The Domestic Violence Action Center is another organization seeking  Promotion on the Hawai’i Fashion Month Calender for activities during Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Both causes happen in October.

I attended a large meeting with the Domestic Violence Awareness Month Committee. Partnering with a worthy cause was the right way to go. You can’t find a group more caring and involved people. October is both the first Hawai’i Fashion Month as well as Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

rsz_mmfe_updates_an_attempt_to_reach_out_through_a_quagmire_of_frenzied_activity_blog_p1It’s also

  • American Cheese Month
  • World Blindness Awareness Month
  • Cut Out Dissection Month
  • Dyslexia Awareness Month
  • Eat Better Eat Together Month
  • Financial Planning Month
  • Global ADHD Awareness Month
  • Health Literacy Month
  • International Walk to School Month
  • Long Term Care Planning Month
  • Month of Free Thought
  • National Toilet Tank Repair Month
  • Organize Your Medical Information Month
  • Positive Attitude Month
  • Right Brainers Rule! Month
  • Self Promotion Month
  • Talk about Prescriptions Month
  • Vegetarian Month
  • Workplace Politics Awareness Month

BrownieLocks.com is a fun Website to find a Holiday for any day of the year.

I recently started teaching Davy to count money. Where he used to live before he came to live with me in ‚Aiea, he was given $10 bills, which was enough for him to buy any lunch plate he wanted. Thus, his coins collected and he never put them to any use. More about Davy in a later blog.

Comment Request: First, I am still beside myself that a Hawai’i State funded organization would not include activities geared for Hawai’i’s youth. The MMFE program would include opportunities for apprenticeships, employment and career development for those interested in the fashion and modeling industries. If any reader can enlighten me on this comment: „Your Fashion Exposition is too much like our (Hawai’i Fashion Incubator’s Hawai’i Fashion Month) Trade Show.“ I understood Hawai’i Fashion Month was about making opportunities available–that’s why it’s funded by the State of Hawai’i. I also understand that the future of Hawai’i is in its school-aged population, who don’t have any voting rights to affect the decisions being made by State-funded agencies.