Sep 12, 2013

The Brobe + Project Pink Fashion Show

I was recently asked to donate swag for a breast cancer awareness event in Austin - Project Pink (If you're in town on September 21 - you should go! More details below!), and because this cause is near and dear to my heart, I was more than happy to say yes! When meeting with the event coordinator, Allison Schickel, she introduced to me an amazing product that she created herself - the Brobe!

The Brobe actually originated from a need for a bra built-in to a robe for more coverage and support while getting ready that didn't involve putting on a sports bra (or any other type of bra) and wouldn't cause the infamous "boob sweat"! Allison's idea eventually stemmed into a recovery brobe designed specifically for women after breast-related surgeries. How amazing is this?

After much-success of her recovery brobe, a new idea was born - a nursing bra built in to a robe for new moms - the Mommy Brobe! Currently, Allison is running an Indiegogo campaign for her Mommy Brobe.  If you purchase your Mommy Brobe through the campaign, you'll receive 10% off + FREE SHIPPING and you will receive it within the same week. This is the perfect gift for an expecting or nursing mom. You could even monogram it with your favorite new moms initials. Check out the Mommy Brobe on Indiegogo here.
The Mommy Brobe by Allison Schickel
This is such a great lounge wear piece for any woman in your life, and I cannot wait to see where The Brobe takes Allison. She has goals to start expanding into a global apparel line of Allison Schickel and move into other garments with built-in support capabilities, including the Original Brobe, night gowns, pajamas, lingerie, tank tops, active apparel and swimwear.

Now... another exciting event that I would love to share is the Project Pink Fashion Show benefiting Susan G. Komen - Austin! The event is taking place on Saturday, September 21 at the W Hotel Austin from 10:30am-1:00pm.

You can help fight cancer and celebrate survivorship with friends at the most charitable fashion event of the Fall season! The Brobe and 2nd Street District present Project Pink, a runway show like no other benefiting Komen Austin. You'll enjoy brunch, mimosas and an unforgettable display of creative talent all for a great cause.

Project Pink will feature the work of talented local design students from UT, The Art Institute, Austin School of Fashion and McCullum High School, all modeled by local breast cancer survivors. The students were challenged with using vintage Komen Austin Race for the Cure t-shirts combined with various fabrics to create a fashionable and fun runway look. The judges for the fashion show will include Allison Schickel with The Brobe, founder of Austin Fashion Week Matt Swinney and Sarah McLaughlin Reed of Sarah Eileen.
This is going to be a fun and exciting event - and I'm sad I am going to miss it! Please help spread the word. For tickets, please visit I hope you can make it - and have a mimosa for me! ;)

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