Statement Tees

October 27, 2017
Recently I was interviewed for a piece in Allure magazine titled, "Can Wearing a Political T-shirt Create Social Change?" This has been a debate with a lot of people and I think it is important to think about this question. So do let me know in the comments below or on any of the social platforms  (twitter, facebook, instagram) you engage with me on what you feel. 

In the interview I said the following, 
“Contributing to causes that can help make a stand or help one in need gives me a sense of hope that others will follow and continue to show their support,” she says. Every month, Igel releases a limited-edition collection with 10-15 percent of the sales dedicated to organizations that “impact communities in need in a positive way.” Her most recent cropped sweatshirts, which read, “Women Crush Everyday,” support Planned Parenthood, while her oversized “F*ck Racism” tees give back to the ACLU.


“The fashion industry is an extremely fast-paced environment where it’s a constant race to catch up,” says Igel. “Dedicating myself to other passions of mine allows me to take a step back and see the big picture. It allows me to slow down for a second to breathe and think, how can I make a difference today?” - Stacy Igel for Allure Magazine

So clearly, I do believe STATEMENT TEES are important in our world today. I believe they have always served a greater purpose and if we can join a larger group of people together who feel the same way it creates a positive movement and also gives back to help the world. So I hope you join me in doing the same.


CLIO AWARDS 2017


Photo credit: Getty Images

What I wore:


Boy Meets Girl® has donated to causes since inception, with bullying at the forefront. A percentage of the proceeds of this top will be donated to the National School Climate Center's BullyBust. With all that is going on in the world - take the time to take a stand, and make people listen. We must all come together to make a difference. Be involved, be BOLD.

Tulle Skirt  (c/o of Stylist Ida)
Giuseppe Zanotti Design shoes c/o Boutique Kaarina K in Finland
Hair & Makeup Valerie at Caravan Stylist Studio


HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH 10/25/17 EVENT IN NYC

Photo credit: HRW photographer Melanie Einzig

What I wore:


In partnership with Human Rights WatchBoy Meets Girl® is introducing a t-shirt that brings awareness to "defending the rights of people worldwide." We are working together to make the statement that IMMIGRANTS ARE US. We are all equal, and we must stand up for one another, regardless of where we come from. Join the movement. 15% of the proceeds from this top will go to the Human Rights Watch. Order this tee by 10/23 to receive by 11/3 to wear on 11/8 to stand in solidarity with immigrants around the country. Take a stand! #BMGxHRW #ImmigrantsAreUs  

Illustration on the back of the t-shirt was created by the talented Molly Crabapple.



Power Suit Zara , Hair & Makeup ME after 3 events that day can see all 3 links here:




MY REAL STORY. LIVE TO INSPIRE.

October 9, 2017
Over the course of building my brand Boy Meets Girl there have been many obstacles and road blocks, but with that I become a much stronger entrepreneur, leader, womenprenuer and mompreneur! Most recently I shared an Instagram post which sums up a lot of what my daily grind is about. To run a company you must be PERSISTENT and have PERSISTENCE. 
THIS IS MY REAL STORY.


I have also been so fortunate on this road and would never change the path that got me here. These experiences inspire me everyday to keep moving and doing what I love when I wake up every morning. 



I am thrilled to share with you today's news about Boy Meets Girl x Macy's as seen today in WWD. Boy Meets Girl is officially at Macy's and will be at 28 of their store locations (including Herald Square in NYC and my home sweet home Chicago as well as many more I will share with you) and online here. As a part of this launch I joined forces with fellow womenprenuer and amazing photographer, Sophie Elgort to cast "real people" via an Instagram contest called "Real Stories." We asked the models who entered the contest to share what they strive for and what they dream about. Entries were sent via Instagram and four "real people" were cast, two dancers (@nyc0lee, & @official_nightwing_), a videographer/photographer @carekettu and up-and-coming model @essence_the_model. Essence also had a friend on set who is a singer (@roselledae) and I asked her to sing for us on set. I loved her voice and Sophie and I agreed her music would work perfectly into the video made by @carekettu (see below). THIS IS THEIR REAL STORIES. I am thrilled to share their stories and to be able to have worked with such an amazing crew. Thank you again to hair and makeup artist Valerie and Claudine of  @caravannyc for being part of this campaign. Thank you to my team on this shoot (Jonna and Kendall) for being so amazing and just as excited to launch this with me. Follow along as we release this campaign on several channels with these hashtags #boymeetsgirl x #macys #realstories #boymeetsgirlinmacys #macyslove #livetoinspire




Thank you to WWD for this beautiful write-up!





THINK.SAY. DO



We Can Survive

September 26, 2017
MOOD

If you have been following my blog and brand then you know our involvement with the Young Survival Coalition. After years of working with the YSC in various capacities it truly brings me great joy to share with you this exciting sweepstakes for a survivor and a friend to attend the We Can Survive concert on October 21st in Hollywood, California.



Here are the details from the Young Survival Coalition website:
The Young Survival Coalition is partnering with Boy Meets Girl® to send one young survivor and her guest to Hollywood, CA to attend "We Can Survive," a concert featuring an amazing lineup of performers including P!NK, Kesha, Lorde and more.  If you were diagnosed with breast cancer by age 40, enter now for your chance to win an amazing trip for two to California to attend the “We Can Survive” concert! One woman who has been diagnosed with breast cancer will receive two (2) tickets to the We Can Survive concert, two (2) round-trip economy airfare tickets and a two (2) night hotel stay. Entries must be received by 11:59 PM EST on 9/30/2017. Click HERE to enter! 



I am also honored to be featured in the first ever Upfront Business Magazine Special Breast Cancer Edition brought to you by Mercedes Wilson.
Advocating for causes is something that Boy Meets Girl® has done since inception. Breast cancer awareness is one of the many causes that Boy Meets Girl has supported. I met Mercedes on a shoot I worked on for the YSC last year as part of my role being the creative pr and marketing chair for their annual In Living Pink Gala. 
I had the opportunity to feature Mercedes on the Boy Meets Girl blog in our Survivor stories edition here.  Mercedes reached out to me and asked to feature me in this magazine for my give back involvement through my brand. Please check out the brilliant work Mercedes and her team put together for this magazine on breast cancer survivors and their stories. The issue can be viewed here and on stands  http://www.upfrontbusinessmagazine.com/issues. You can see the interview on pages 11/12.



I leave you with my friend Wyclef Jean's new song "Borrowed Time" that has been on repeat in the office lately. Life is short. Live it. Embrace every moment and take time to take care of you.