I have to admit that I’ve had a MAJOR writers block about this post.
For several weeks, I have wanted to blog about the American Red Cross Paint the Town Red Gala event that occurred on March 29th but I have come up empty handed. I have started half a dozen posts, only to abandon them for another angle.
The titles of my posts may give you some insight to my writers block.
NOT the Gala Gal
Getting ready for the Gala
Here is the deal. I am not really a “gala gal” and I felt pressure to somehow spill over with excitement about the event itself. Don’t get me wrong: The venue at city hall was dramatic and spectacular, the food was lovely etc etc… but formal events in general don’t really float my boat. If you want to ask me about this, I would be happy to get into more detail. In general, all of the build-up and pressure to have the perfect shoes and handbag and “up-do” along with the fear of having food in my teeth, spilling wine on a dress I will never wear again or posing with a perfect smile for a photographer just sends me… running back home to crawl up on the sofa in sweats and yearning for intimate conversation. This might seem somewhat shocking for those that know me as an outgoing personality who loves to be in the limelight but … what can I say? I’m a complicated gal.
Finally, the meaning of this post came to me and here it is:
I am so proud that BrandHabit could be a part of the fundraising efforts for disaster preparedness in the Bay Area and that we had the opportunity work closely with such a fantastic organization as the Red Cross. What makes me excited is that with BrandHabit as a media vehicle, we can support philanthropic activities in the fashion industry.
Let’s face it. Fashion is fabulous. But there is more to life than “fabulous”. I feel strongly that a business that is focused on making people feel beautiful on the outside can also do its part to make our planet more beautiful. I am glad that BrandHabit can be a part of that.
By the way, here is a photo of Me, Gloria, Stephanie and Seema from the Gala.