Monday, September 17, 2012

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V261: American Duchess For The Cure - Fundraising For Breast Cancer Research


Hi all!  Did you know it's Breast Cancer Awareness Month?  Many of us have been through or have loved ones who have battled breast cancer, myself included.  To help raise money for research in this area, 10% of purchases made at www.American-Duchess.com this week will be donated to the cancer research group of your choosing.

When you go through checkout, you will be able to choose one of several reputable charities, or enter your own choice.  We will donate 10% of your purchase on your behalf.  Please note that American Duchess Company is not affiliated with any charities, foundations, or non-profits - we are doing this to support research in this important field, not as any kind of political statement.

We have ivory and black Pompadours, white Kensingtons, new Valois shoe buckles, and the silk stockings will be in stock mid-week (but you can put your order in now).  Also to be found are new additions to the "Imperfect" section, which will be updated throughout the week with any slightly-scuffed Pompadours and Kensingtons we find.


To prepare for our week-of-pink, Chris and I had the honor of photographing Laurie of Daze of Laur, in one of her creations, an unbelievably stunning pink gown.  Here are a selection of photos, shot by Chris:


Credits:
Model: Laurie Tavan
Gown & Hat/Styling: Daze of Laur
Shoes: American Duchess
Photography: Chris Stowell
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7 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, Lauren, I had no idea that you'd had breast cancer! Drop me a message - there are a few of us young costumers on livejournal who have been through this painful process as young women and have been so grateful for our friendships and common interests!

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    1. Oh, I did not mean to imply that I have been diagnosed - my mother and grandmother were and both beat it, though. My likelihood of developing it is high, although of course I hope for the best. I want to do what I can to support the research.

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  2. Oh Lauren I think it is a great cause to be supporting breast cancer research. I enjoyed very much being apart of the project. Thank you Chris for some amazing photos. I am super super pleased as punch with them!!!!! Love the compilations.

    Now I want to do more with you guys, more more more!

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    1. And we want to do more photo shoots with you!! You are an amazing model, incredibly easy to work with, and I'm really happy that you like what we've done with your images :-)

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  3. I love that you're supporting this cause! Also, the pics of the model in the pink dress are gorgeous!

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    1. The model, Laurie, is definitely one of my heroes. She is a wonderful person and an amazing seamstress.

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  4. How pretty! I especially love the one where she's sitting on the rail. She did an awsome job on the dress.

    That's so awesome that you're supporting the cause! You never know--it could be your dollar that helps fund the research to finally find a cure!

    P.S. I own that mirror. ;)

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