Natalie is wearing:
Cleobella Montecarlo Dress
Sabrina SL leather choker
As you all I know, I ADORE the Bali-founded, Los Angeles-based brand, Cleobella. And I feel so lucky to have worked with them on such a fun project featuring my beautiful friends with my Cleobella Girls Project. I even shot my sister Natalie in this stunning beaded, one-shouldered dress for it. What else that makes Cleobella so special, on top of their beautiful, intricate, bohemian-inspired clothing and accessories, is their dedication to fighting global poverty through their designs.
Cleobella gives a percentage of all sales to empower women in South East Asia through CARE.org. CARE is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. Cleobella's main focus with CARE is women and their access to proper resources to help whole families and entire communities escape poverty. This is done by improved basic education, the prevention of the spread of HIV, increased access to clean water and sanitation, expanded economic opportunity, emergency aid to survivors of war and natural disasters, and protected natural resources.
This is what I admire the most within the fashion industry. Compassion and love. There are so many ways we as individuals can give back and fight for the worth of humans all over the world. Fashion is an amazingly creative way that both design and humanity can walk hand in hand.
See a recap of all the girls I photographed for Cleobella on their blog HERE.