The Amazing Bottomless Closet

FASHIONABLE CAUSE On June 16th, I attended the 5th annual Handbag Awards, a collaborative event from InStyle Magazine and Handbag Designer 101.  An amazing event to say the least, but another star of the show was the participation of the non-profit organization, Bottomless Closet.  This charity helps under privileged women receive interview-ready clothing.  Not only do they help them look the part, but they are also diligent about making sure their resumes and interviewing skills are up to par. Find out ways you can help. www.bottomlessclosetnyc.org/donate.html   Dinna Soliman teaches CTB 012 Microsoft Excel 2: Fashion Design, CTD 131 Creating […]

More about “giving back” by donating our talents

I’m writing this on Memorial Day, which seems fitting. I volunteered to sketch patients and give them the sketches at our local VA Hospital about six years ago. It became my way to say thank you to these amazing men and women who fought in WWII, the Korean War and Vietnam. Very few are from the present Iraq/Afghanistan war, these soldiers generally go to Walter Reed or a hospital in Texas. The hospital volunteer officers were a bit confused that someone would offer to do this and initially positioned me in the main lobby at a small table. It felt […]