Can Fashion Change the World?

Updated on Apr 11, 2011
This is an entry to Japan Earthquake Wear Red Wear Hope R... sponsored by Chictopia.
red kate spade bag - green Urban Outfitters hat
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stylenomad 's Thoughts:

Can fashion change the world?

I think the answer to that is that fashion has always been shaping the world for better or for worse.
The question then becomes: how do we use fashion to change the world?

But sometimes all it takes is one small idea, one glance of a vision and the courage to speak up. When I heard about the tsunami in Japan, I imagined a community (Chictopia) of people wearing red- a sea of red in visual support for a hurt nation.

Note on the Pray for Japan badges:
I was so inspired by the email from Chictopia, I made these felt badges on Saturday (also because I lack red clothing).
I’m proud to be a part of Chictopia- thanks for listening to my lengthy email and realizing what was only an idea to begin with.

For more on this campaign:
http://www.samishome.com/stylenomad/can-fashion-change-the-world/

Comments (95)

sanjai
sanjai on January 07
nice!!
UniJett
UniJett on December 14
Like your style. Like the colors you've used. Very adorable shorts!
Yusriani
Yusriani on November 12
I like ur style <3
Harumi818
Harumi818 on September 19
cute!
alinaceusan
alinaceusan on September 04
love the shots! superb details!
cherryliqueurs
cherryliqueurs on August 25
love this nautical style!
Ikae
Ikae on June 17
such a very pretty outfit!! <3
rattanasangsatian
rattanasangsatian on May 21
I like how you have a red/white striped shirt and there are red/white road dividers in the background
alinaceusan
alinaceusan on May 09
my fav!!
a_chang
a_chang on May 05
great look - love the badge!
alinaceusan
alinaceusan on May 02
fab shots
klichem
klichem on May 01
super cool look
CornerToCross
CornerToCross on April 25
love this!
ohsoladylike
ohsoladylike on April 25
oo i love this summery combo - casual chic!
khithi17
khithi17 on April 24
love everything about this outfit. very cute. :)
JacqueWong
JacqueWong on April 24
love this casual style
S_agapoxxx
S_agapoxxx on April 24
Great top :)
cllorea
cllorea on April 22
great clutch
lordsofdogtown
lordsofdogtown on April 21
love this!
luzdelmarsb
luzdelmarsb on April 18
Great shoes and blazer!!
lurviesoup_
lurviesoup_ on April 17
perfect! =)
ContemporaryChic
ContemporaryChic on April 17
Amazing outfit xxxx
crystaldots
crystaldots on April 16
you definitely have the power to change the world. Thanks sam!
City2City
City2City on April 16
Chic Vote!!!!
City2City
City2City on April 16
great pics, love the top!!!!!!
MaLu80
MaLu80 on April 16
Love it! Chic vote!
ochsagirly
ochsagirly on April 14
chic
F4SHI0N
F4SHI0N on April 13
love!great to hear you taking charge!
Yara
Yara on April 13
i like it, its soooo .... awsome
PinkbulletStore
PinkbulletStore on April 13
Yes ! whatever that gathers a bunch of passionate people like Chictopia defintely can change the world ! Admire your deep thoughts for this activity Great match with the road block btw ** I miss my home in Hong Kong **:p
dina123
dina123 on April 13
Love the outfit!
styleandsoul
styleandsoul on April 13
love the whole look and its effect! you look really chic :) following you!
chely_bean
chely_bean on April 13
love your look and the red works very well with the white blazer
itsnikki
itsnikki on April 13
great outfit!
venicelea
venicelea on April 13
cute top
CirqueDuScout
CirqueDuScout on April 12
I love the red/white contrast! Great photos, too.
chyrelg
chyrelg on April 12
really love the blazer and the photo is awesome!
lauraheartsfashion
lauraheartsfashion on April 12
Beautiful!!
nabanishamahanta
nabanishamahanta on April 12
i admire your and sybil efforts for the japan cause...you arelook great and congrets in making to the front page...
thesmartdresser
thesmartdresser on April 12
i love this sooo much!!
thecherryontop
thecherryontop on April 12
I admire your love and concern for Japan! Good job on initiating this one! :) And great style. i love how the red pops out of the outfit!
PapahMamahnyaMana
PapahMamahnyaMana on April 12
totally amazing and touching.. :)
Beeswonderland
Beeswonderland on April 12
Love the outfit and what you did to get a support! You should be proud of yourself!;-)
channierie
channierie on April 12
I just love this look! I know Japan will be happy to see that a lot of people actually supports and helps them!
Lunablue
Lunablue on April 12
i think fashion as other activities, professions, hobbies, etc can unit people for a GOOD CAUSE, and in THAT case doesnt matter the medium but the porpuse...and if the porpuse is to make the world a better place, to create conscious or open a debate is worthy the try.
Owlet
Owlet on April 12
I love this outfit!
NanaHoshino
NanaHoshino on April 12
Amazing look!! Thank you. I was so moved by your action. Thank you so much from Japan :)
fugee
fugee on April 12
love this!!
modgeisha
modgeisha on April 12
Love the look! Fab red top and purse.
deathbyplatforms
deathbyplatforms on April 12
fantastic!
Annachiara
Annachiara on April 12
FAVOLOUS outfit :D
thejen
thejen on April 12
love the lil badges :)
KaylaMeow
KaylaMeow on April 12
nice top and blazer!
imjustmefashionblog
imjustmefashionblog on April 12
love it!!!
dressing_table
dressing_table on April 12
pray for Japan too...n ur red look is lovely!!=)
littleM
littleM on April 11
you look great!!
wowalyssa
wowalyssa on April 11
love your look :D
zelicious
zelicious on April 11
cute top!
Davina
Davina on April 11
This is totally inspiring...i love the "prayer" buttons, every small step leads to big changes! THanks for posting this!
age_marie
age_marie on April 11
love the blazer and top
LadyGenGen
LadyGenGen on April 11
I am so inspired by you~!!!
kareenw15
kareenw15 on April 11
chic!
Nicole22
Nicole22 on April 11
very casual and chic!
Genius_Style
Genius_Style on April 11
First time I've seen denim shorts and heels look chic and not cheap!! Awesome.
katslovefashion
katslovefashion on April 11
so cute!
commonsenseandstilet
commonsenseandstilet on April 11
super chic! and great write up :)
CellyPunk14
CellyPunk14 on April 11
I LIKKY
IraJennena
IraJennena on April 11
love the blazer!! and the top!!
lissakahayon
lissakahayon on April 11
love the striped top!!!
em1986
em1986 on April 11
gorgeous, love the red and your hat
em1986
em1986 on April 11
such a fantastic cause too
SweetnSassy
SweetnSassy on April 11
Love the bag! It looks great with your outfit.
mafirendon
mafirendon on April 11
Love the top!
fmajor
fmajor on April 11
love everything!
DenishaPeterson
DenishaPeterson on April 11
love the outfit
Little_Island
Little_Island on April 11
Your outfit is very chic! Love the cute badges! Fabulous way to help Japan*
anneklein
anneklein on April 11
very nice outfit. :)
twohappyhearts
twohappyhearts on April 11
beautiful photographs. this is a gorgeous outfit as well!
sweetpeaJ
sweetpeaJ on April 11
love it
HeadFirst
HeadFirst on April 11
so pretty! i love this outfit!
Hantsa
Hantsa on April 11
love it!!
Krmen
Krmen on April 11
Very fresh outfit! love the shirt!! favorite!
mybagandshoes
mybagandshoes on April 11
Lovely!
Asiah
Asiah on April 11
cute!!
maryiangge
maryiangge on April 11
love this! pray for japan :)
staystitching
staystitching on April 11
your blazer is soo cute
ohlivia
ohlivia on April 11
Super cute!
ete
ete on April 11
great look, PRAY FOR JAPAN
everydaylook
everydaylook on April 11
This outfit is amazing! You look stunning!
deborawolf
deborawolf on April 11
I really like this outfit
purplewang
purplewang on April 11
I'm so happy that you took action and gave Chictopia the idea for this fundraiser. You're really an inspiration and good influence for Chictopians! Love the buttons too ;) Very chic! xo amethyst
philbabe
philbabe on April 11
cute outfit. love the blazer.
albapara
albapara on April 11
great outfit!
40sClassic
40sClassic on April 11
love it
HallieDaily
HallieDaily on April 11
Yeah, I just read the "wear red for Japan', it's really a nice thinking of you and Sybil , and Chictopia take it in action, which makes me so proud for being in this community. I sure would like to join this and so glad we have more ways to help Japan. For your outfits, I love all the red you have :) Can I borrow the red clutch? :)
editorspicks
editorspicks on April 11
Congrats! You've been selected as an Editor's Pick. Thanks for posting!
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