Our Weekly World Central fashion spirit guide, CandyStrike's Elizabeth Denneau, has a GoFundMe campaign that's about $700 away from the $1,700 goal.
Denneau, from her Toole Avenue warehouse boutique and studio, makes clothes for everyone (but those of the plus-size arena appreciate her creative spirit and great style). She's been given the opportunity to pitch to a major retail label and she needs help with travel expenses and to make sure she goes in there looking chic and beautiful despite the deadline.
Give this local business some love and be part of CandyStrike's future.
From her campaign page:
Just recently I was approached by a major online retailer, who is interested in purchasing a private label collection from me. Which is great! The catch? I have to go out to them and present my ideas to them, have samples, and other industry documents and information in place in less than 3 weeks. When opportunities come I bust ass and take it, but I am lacking in the extra capital to make this happen. Most designers have a team to excute a pitch like this. I have myself, my one staff, and an intern (also a very wonderful photog, MUA, & models who volunteer their time to me). I have the odds stacked up against me but I'm good at busting through walls. And I'm not super great at admitting it- but I need your help.
My big pitch is the week of the 17th. I need capital for travel. I also need capital for samples (jeesh fabric can be pricey!), the various industry documents I need to make my pitch (line sheets, look books, etc..), and fees to help with finding a liason with U.S. manfacturers. If you give to me I hope you don't look at it as charity, but an investment in a small business with a great mission that is growing quickly.I'd like to give you a little something for your investment. Check out the reward levels (they're named after some of my favorite designers).
I thank all of you for your continued support and I know times are still tight for a lot of us, so please don't feel bad if you can't give. I can use all the prayers and well wishes I can get to land this account!
Clint Smith is a teacher, writer, and doctoral candidate in Education at Harvard University studying incarceration, education,… More