Tag Archives: Charity

Anthony Nolan #IGiveASpit Campaign

Anthony Nolan #IGiveASpit Campaign

Fashionista Barbie is much more than just fashion, over the past five and a half years it really has developed into a fashion and lifestyle hub that I’m so proud of, and your wonderful feedback shows that I’m heading in the right direction. The growth of my blog has also meant that I have the ability to share and get behind some great causes, like Anthony Nolan’s #IGiveASpit campaign that I want to share today.

Anthony Nolan is all about saving the lives of people with blood cancer and the charity is currently working on highlighting the urgent need for more stem cell donors. The #IGiveASpit campaign is urging people to sign up to its stem cell register, especially young donors between the ages of 16 and 30, in particular men, as they produce more stem cells than women, but make up just 15% of the register, as well as calling on more donors from black and minority ethnic backgrounds. 

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Red Nose Day: Make Your Face Funny For Money

Red Nose Day: Make Your Face Funny For Money

Every day we are bombarded with charitable causes to support, I’m up to three that I give monthly contributions to, but there’s one charity that seems to just understand how to get the masses involved and that’s Comic Relief and its Red Nose Day. Whether it is buying that chocolate bar, a limited edition Lulu Guinness tote, or one of its iconic red noses, there is something for everyone to get involved in, plus your also getting something in return for helping people in need both at home in the UK and in Africa. 

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Arm Candy: Susie Wolff Wings for Life Bracelet

Arm Candy: Susie Wolff Wings for Life Bracelet

Yesterday I shared my new bracelet, the ‘Wings for Life’ friendship bracelet designed by F1 test driver Susie Wolff with Rox Jewellery on Instagram and I got such a great response that I thought I would share it on here.

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What I See Project: When I Look In The Mirror

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A few weeks ago I was invited to take part in the What I See Project, a platform that brings together amazing women and asks them the simple question – “What do you see when you look in the mirror?” and the responses from my fellow girlies from all different backgrounds have been incredible, moving and inspiring.

I have to be honest when it came to filming my video I wasn’t sure what I was going to say, all I knew is that I wanted it to be honest and from the heart  – and my answer even surprised me. You can see my film here, or check out below – but basically I see my Dad looking back at me and I think he would be proud that I am using my voice to empower other women.

I love a bit of girl power, sorry can’t help but quote the Spice Girls, and this project amplifying women’s voices is truly inspiring and I was thrilled to be asked to take part. If you want to join in the conversation and answer “What do you see when you look in the mirror?” – just head on over to the website, where you can also check out the other women’s stories and submit your answer.

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Don’t forget to follow What I See Project on Twitter as each day different contributors will be sharing their story – and to keep the communication going I am passing on the baton to the next wonder woman – Ronke Adeyemi from blog Ondo Lady – so make sure you check out her blog tomorrow!!!

So what do you see when you look in the mirror?