My outfit for this year’s @dinerenblancnyc was scrap. All the materials used to make the dress and wrap were remnants or items given to me by people who could no longer find a use for them. I took the unwanted and turned them into the wanted. You may have seen these pieces before since they’ve both been on the runway, just with different outfits. I’ve had them for years and take extra special care so I can continue to enjoy them for years to come. I’ve nicknamed the wrap Wonder Woman: once you put it on, you transform into something wonderful.

My outfit for this year’s @dinerenblancnyc was scrap. All the materials used to make the dress and wrap were remnants or items given to me by people who could no longer find a use for them. I took the unwanted and turned them into the wanted. You may have seen these pieces before since they’ve both been on the runway, just with different outfits. I’ve had them for years and take extra special care so I can continue to enjoy them for years to come. I’ve nicknamed the wrap Wonder Woman: once you put it on, you transform into something wonderful.

These past few days have made me so proud to be in New York. There’s a magic in the air everywhere you go. All around the world there are communities in which fear is their driving force and New York has proven how unnecessary that is. Today we celebrate love, tolerance, and acceptance. And while I do consider myself to be a New Yorker, today I represent the City on the Bay. When I lived in SF, I spent a lot of time with LGBTQ community. So much unconditional love and support. As a straight woman, it was the men in the Castro who encouraged me to not worry what others thought and to just celebrate who I am even more. And damn…they sure do throw down some great parties. To everyone struggling to find your true self, I hope you are inspired by this community who has persevered and continues to fight for what’s right. Love is love. Happy Pride: You make me proud. 🏳️‍🦄🥂

These past few days have made me so proud to be in New York. There’s a magic in the air everywhere you go. All around the world there are communities in which fear is their driving force and New York has proven how unnecessary that is. Today we celebrate love, tolerance, and acceptance. And while I do consider myself to be a New Yorker, today I represent the City on the Bay. When I lived in SF, I spent a lot of time with LGBTQ community. So much unconditional love and support. As a straight woman, it was the men in the Castro who encouraged me to not worry what others thought and to just celebrate who I am even more. And damn…they sure do throw down some great parties. To everyone struggling to find your true self, I hope you are inspired by this community who has persevered and continues to fight for what’s right. Love is love. Happy Pride: You make me proud. 🏳️‍🦄🥂

The @patagonia SoHo store has been closed these past few days due to massive water damage on all three floors. Turns out that heavy rain and a mistake in the roof remodel is a terrible combination.Instead of laying us off, Patagonia has kept us employed by either assigning us to different stores or Activism Hours. Activism Hours means that we’re giving the option to volunteer with an environmental nonprofit and have our time compensated by Patagonia. Today the SoHo crew was giving the option to volunteer at @elizabethstreetgarden which was an extra special opportunity for us. Given that Patagonia is 1% For The Planet, each year each store decides which local environmental nonprofits they want to award the grant money to. This year we, the team at the SoHo store, selected Elizabeth Street Garden as one of our grant recipients. So today we worked in the garden they we helped fund (and got paid to do it!!!). There is a bittersweet behind our efforts, tho. The garden is at threat to being developed into housing. City Council has pretty much said it’s a done deal. If you want to know more and help save this amazing open space in an area that has very little, please go to ElizabethStreetGarden.com. If anything sign up for their mailing list. When this goes to court, we need to show the judge how many people believe and support urban gardens.Namaste and tree-hugs🌳🌎🏻

The @patagonia SoHo store has been closed these past few days due to massive water damage on all three floors. Turns out that heavy rain and a mistake in the roof remodel is a terrible combination.Instead of laying us off, Patagonia has kept us employed by either assigning us to different stores or Activism Hours. Activism Hours means that we’re giving the option to volunteer with an environmental nonprofit and have our time compensated by Patagonia. Today the SoHo crew was giving the option to volunteer at @elizabethstreetgarden which was an extra special opportunity for us. Given that Patagonia is 1% For The Planet, each year each store decides which local environmental nonprofits they want to award the grant money to. This year we, the team at the SoHo store, selected Elizabeth Street Garden as one of our grant recipients. So today we worked in the garden they we helped fund (and got paid to do it!!!). There is a bittersweet behind our efforts, tho. The garden is at threat to being developed into housing. City Council has pretty much said it’s a done deal. If you want to know more and help save this amazing open space in an area that has very little, please go to ElizabethStreetGarden.com. If anything sign up for their mailing list. When this goes to court, we need to show the judge how many people believe and support urban gardens.Namaste and tree-hugs🌳🌎🏻