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Fashion Lends A Helping Hand More Than You Think

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Ally Batista

It’s not only a part of my career, it’s not only what I go to school for, it’s not only a hobby, fashion, is truly a passion of mine. I’m so passionate about the fashion industry that it spills over into everything that I do.

It’s blatantly obvious in how I present myself and my topics of conversation, what dictates the majority of my time. Because of this, I’ve often received many different reactions to my appreciation and love for the industry.

Some laugh, chuckle, and speak to me like I’m less than them, because I’ve chosen a career focused on fashion. Others judge the industry, calling it superficial and over exaggerated. One thing is for sure; the fashion industry does not get as much credit as it should.

That being said, I’m always proud when the industry proves others wrong. The fashion industry, which gets much criticism day in and day out, has raised $1.7 million dollars for Hurricane Sandy relief efforts since last month.

Led by the Council of Fashion Designers of America and Vogue/Anna Wintour, the industry has been persistent in making sure that they do their part in raising funds for those less fortunate than them. However, the fundraising does not stop here.

A new auction is to be set in place, called Re/Create New York, to continue Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. Organized by the digital agency Createthe Group, Re/Create has plans to be an annual initiative. This year’s first auction, in partnership with eBa and Spotify, will focus on the benefit of New York Cares.

The auction will sell creative pieces. Kate Moss offers the most talked about piece going up for bidding: a copy of her new book inscribed with a personal message from the model.

So for those of you, who think that the fashion industry is superficial and self-centered, think again.

Ally | Elite.

Ally Batista

Ally Batista

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