Thursday, March 23, 2017

Fair Trade Fashion: Amu Necklace

The Amu Necklace.  The Amu was just released in the Spring/Summer line from Threads Worldwide and as soon as I laid my eyes on this piece during the sneak preview, I was jaw on the ground swooning.  Immediately, I knew it needed to be in my jewelry collection.  A cobalt arrowhead agate is set in 18 karat gold.  On one side of the chain, 3 round blue stones lay, creating a trendy asymmetric look.  Each agate stone is unique, so some will be more blue tone while others show more white throughout.

On top of the Amu being a gorgeous one-of-a-kind piece, it also does good for the world.  Handcrafted by Artisan Partners in Asia, who are survivors of the sex trade, they are gaining a safe work environment, a sense of self worth, access to education and counseling, and a chance to heal by learning how to make this jewelry.  This necklace is the ultimate boho-chic addition to your wardrobe, easily transferring from day to night looks.

To shop the Amu Necklace and more, click here:  Threads Worldwide - Allison Young

Amu Necklace 2

Amu Necklace 1
Amu Necklace 1 by missallierae

Amu Necklace 3

What do you think about the Amu Necklace?  How would you style it?

♥ always

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Yay for International Women's Day!

Happy International Women's Day!  Today, celebrate the amazing women in your life.  Do something to cheer on a fellow female.  Give a compliment to a stranger.  Help out a neighbor.  Call your mother.  Support female-owned businesses.  Grab coffee with your best friend.  Have wine night with the gals.  Blast your favorite female artists (Florence and the Machine, Haim, Adele, Beyonce, Lana Del Rey, Serena Ryder, Paloma Faith, Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga to name a few...).  Remember, the future is female so a little bit of raising each other up can go a long way.  Today (and honestly, everyday), I'm truly grateful for the strong, supportive, encouraging, courageous, loving, and inspiring women in my life.  

Looking for a simple way to support women today that will make a huge impact?  I'm so honored to have partnered with strong, incredible women all over the world through Threads Worldwide.  These amazing artisans and business women are shattering glass ceilings and embracing freedom.  Browse and shop my online boutique of fair trade jewelry and accessories here:  Threads Worldwide - Allison Young

Below, you'll see a collection of strong women who I admire and look up to.  How are you celebrating International Women's Day today?

"Nothing is impossible.  The work itself says 'I'm Possible.'" - Audrey Hepburn

"You must never be fearful of what you are doing when it is right." - Rosa Parks

"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." - Maya Angelou

"A girl should be two things: who and what she wants." - Coco Chanel

"Every great dream begins with a dreamer.  Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world." - Harriet Tubman

"Do things for people not because of who they are or what they do in return, but because of who you are." - Mother Teresa

"The most effective way to do it, is to do it!" - Amelia Earhart

"I will not be triumphed over." - Cleopatra VII

"Be happy with what you have while working for what you want." - Helen Keller

"We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same." - Anne Frank

"Men, their rights, and nothing more; Women, their rights, and nothing less." - Susan B. Anthony

Photo Sources:
Audrey HepburnRosa ParksMaya AngelouCoco ChanelHarriet TubmanMother TeresaAmelia EarhartCleopatraHelen KellerAnne FrankSusan B. Anthony