The Importance of Spreading Awareness


Spreading awareness is so very important, both on a personal level and in the bigger picture. As a blogger we get many exciting opportunities but what happens when we use our influence to spread awareness? Continue reading to learn how I’m supporting Elegantees, a fashion organization/brand that helps provide hope to overcomers of sex trafficking in Nepal.


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It was well over a year ago when I received an email from Naomi in behalf of Elegantees. They asked if I was willing to help create a “Vanessa” tee (the one I’m wearing) to help victims of sex trafficking in Nepal to have a source of income that reinforces independence, a healthy self-image, and confidence. Of course, I didn’t hesitate and agreed to help design the Vanessa tee which is now available HERE. Also, please note that I was not compensated to collaborate, i.e. partner with Elegantees on this project — this is strictly me spreading an important message. Something I very much support, and believe in as well.

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I’m beyond honored that Elegantees took me as their inspiration to create this tee with me. They captured my style perfectly, wouldn’t you agree?


Vanessa is recognizable for her polished mix of sharp, clean lines and tailoring in her style. The European artistry and cultures are her own style mantra.


Designed with purpose to provide meaningful employment for women rescued from sex trafficking. It was made in Nepal, one of the least developed countries in the world, which ranks high for trafficking. This design creates a bright future for the survivor who made it.

Get your “Vanessa Ruffle Tank” today HERE, and thank you so much in advance for your support!

Much love, always.


TOP: Elegantees c/o | JEANS: Rock & Republic | SUNGLASSES: Similar HERE | SHOES: Similar HERE



  1. June 7, 2016 / 1:07 AM

    You are so beautiful inside and out! The ‘Vanessa’ tee is so you and the color looks gorgeous on you! Love this post… You are such an inspiration, Vanessa!

    xo, Jennifer

  2. June 7, 2016 / 1:43 AM

    Wow, that is a fantastic project! And tee of course! Have you got any inside in how much money goes to the project and what they do with it?

  3. Andrea Nine
    June 7, 2016 / 5:40 AM

    What an amazing cause and I wish more people understood how terrible this is and to help get these girls out of the horrible situations. Your ruffled top is absolutely gorgeous!! Love the cut and color!! You are so so pretty!!

  4. June 7, 2016 / 6:39 AM

    You are supporting such an amazing organization. I love the tank. The color is gorgeous and you rocked it perfectly with white jeans! I hope this raises lots of awareness and money for these women. XO

  5. June 7, 2016 / 7:37 AM

    I definitely agree that awareness so important! Thank you Vanessa for sharing about Elegantees and this cause!! The tee you created is so cute!

    • June 7, 2016 / 12:55 PM

      Thank you, Rach! Means a lot coming from you! You are such an inspiration to me!

  6. June 7, 2016 / 7:57 AM

    Well done, dear V., you and Elegantees! The T-shirt is beautiful, you look as usual stunning, but more than that, it is the heart that is beyond the T-shirt and collaboration (that I know was not sponsored). You are an inspiring friend, your heart is beautiful, it’s an honor to know you! Spreading awareness of causes like this, things that happen in Nepal, but all over the world as well, are very very important. Well done, dear V.! Hugs and regards!

    • June 7, 2016 / 12:54 PM

      Thank you, Denise! You are just the sweetest! Truly appreciate YOU!

  7. June 7, 2016 / 9:01 AM

    This tee looks gorgeous on you Vanessa and I like the idea and movement standing behind it!
    I think we should share this kind of information more often and support as many organizations as we can!

    Tanya >

    • June 7, 2016 / 12:54 PM

      Thank you, Tanya! Glad you like it and I appreciate the support! xo

  8. Jess
    June 7, 2016 / 9:32 AM

    What an amazing cause, and I just LOVE your top! You’re such an inspiration, Vanessa and I know I’ve said it before but you showing support is so amazing! You genuinely have such a great heart which is one of the reasons I love following you! xo, Jess

    • June 7, 2016 / 12:53 PM

      Jess, you are so sweet, thank you from the bottom of my heart!

  9. June 7, 2016 / 9:58 AM

    Such a worthy cause to get behind, love the tee.. what a great way to spread awareness and raise much needed funds!
    x Emily

    • June 7, 2016 / 12:52 PM

      Thank you, Emily! Means a lot! Appreciate your words!

  10. June 7, 2016 / 10:24 AM

    Vanessa, this is such an amazing collaboration and cause you’re supporting! I love that you were able to design a top that’s reflective of your style, while symbolizing your support and empowerment for women, specifically those who’ve been victims of sex trafficking. The ruffled shoulders are reflective of all things femininity and the bold color, to me, reflects empowerment and boldness. This is such a great cause to lend your name to, thank you so much for sharing, beautiful, you look amazing as always! Sending you lots of love and wishing you a wonderful and blessed week ahead, my dear friend!



    • June 7, 2016 / 12:52 PM

      Jalisa, thank you for your sweet words, and support! It really means a lot — thank you for reading! You are such an inspiration to me as well!

  11. June 7, 2016 / 10:34 AM

    I love fashion for a cause, lady- and this coral + white combo is gorgeous on you!

    Le Stylo Rouge

    • June 7, 2016 / 12:51 PM

      Ashley, thanks! Means a lot coming from you!

  12. June 7, 2016 / 10:38 AM

    This is such a great post, helping others is very nice and the fact that you decided to help is so great!

    Have a wonderful day!

    My Vogue Style |

    • June 7, 2016 / 12:51 PM

      Camila, thank you for taking the time to read! Means so much!

  13. MC
    June 7, 2016 / 12:05 PM

    Amazing post Vanessa – you are so inspiring! Love the top you created, that bright coral color is stunning on you!

    • June 7, 2016 / 12:50 PM

      Thanks, Sara! I guess I should curl my hair more often! 🙂

  14. June 7, 2016 / 12:54 PM

    Wow,wow Vanessa,this is great cause ,you have not only created awareness through your work here on the blog but you have also inspired me further as i have been working on a similar project since the beginning of the year but this one has to do with children in Africa. I’m heading over to the link now. By the way you look amazing as always. Thanks for sharing this.

  15. June 7, 2016 / 1:28 PM

    This almost brings tears to my eyes because I can imagine the positive impact this will make on women who truly need our support. And it puts the world and life in perspective a bit. Yes, this top is beautiful and fluttery and stylish and all things that bring to mind YOU but it is also so much more. And I admire so much your recognition that sometimes, sponsorship or collaboration fall to the wayside and you rolled up your fashionable sleeves and did something good. Love this more than words, and you….Xxoo Michelle

    • June 7, 2016 / 8:28 PM

      Michelle, I love you! Words cannot describe how grateful I am that we have connected! YOU are beautiful inside and out! LYM

  16. June 7, 2016 / 4:41 PM

    I like the idea and movement standing behind it! The “Vanessa ” t-shirt looks amazing on you !
    You have such a great heart and I think we should share this kind of information more often !!
    Hope you’re having a great day !

  17. Heidi
    June 7, 2016 / 4:44 PM

    You look stunning as always but the message behind this post is even more beautiful! Kudos to you for supporting such a noble and important mission.

    Heidi || Wishes & Reality

  18. June 7, 2016 / 5:24 PM

    What a beautiful thing to be a part of! It’s amazing when people use their platforms to spread awareness and give back. Beautiful inside and out!!

    xo Bryn

    • June 7, 2016 / 8:27 PM

      Thank you, Bryn!! You’re the sweetest! Heart you!

  19. June 8, 2016 / 1:36 AM

    Vanessa, this such a great cause to support and help raise awareness. The Vanessa top truly captures your bright, positive and beautiful soul. And this is the perfect platform to shine a light on Elegantees and their mission. You are an inspiration to me. Thank you for sharing with us 🙂

    xo, jackie

  20. June 8, 2016 / 3:14 AM

    Wow what a great cause
    I agree with u spreading awareness about issues is so important
    Ignorant isn’t always bliss
    It so
    Good to know passionate and caring people like you are out there making a difference every little action at a time

  21. June 8, 2016 / 3:42 AM

    That’s one gorgeous top, love how you’ve styled it!

  22. June 8, 2016 / 7:24 AM

    Good on you Vanessa, its great you’re using your Reach for an important cause like this, I hope the situation improves in Nepal… Xx

  23. June 8, 2016 / 2:29 PM

    This is such a beautiful post Vanessa, I agree with using our social influence to bring attention to larger issues. Such a great price point! I checked out your shirt, it’s gorgeous what an amazing collaboration! I have a lifestyle section on my blog called “Improve a Life” which aims to do something similar.

  24. June 10, 2016 / 2:01 AM

    vanessa, you’re so beautiful, inside and out and that post again shows that <3 I love how you use your influence to spread awareness, to support others and help them <3 you're the kindest and absolutely gorgeous my lovely friend <3 Loving those posts and your lovely and kind words <3 xoxo

  25. June 26, 2016 / 2:16 PM

    Your top is absolutely gorgeous. It’s amazing what you are doing.

    Mich x

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