Poverty is an incredible harsh global problem. I know its hard, in our current economic struggle, to think about anything more than what we're going through at this time, but this is what this whole Blog Action Day is about, getting outside of ourselves and realizing there is more to the world then the most recent Ralph Lauren collections, (which was amazing, by the way.)
Even in the US, which is supposed to be one of the most powerful and rich countries of the world, (actually not anymore thanks to the stock market and *COUGHCOUGHBUSHCOUGH** What? I didnt say anything), we have poverty.
Its hard to think about it when you constantly go to sites like here and here, where they talk about their newest Marc by Marc Jacobs boots, or awesome Prada skirts. But its out there, and it needs to be changed.
You know when you buy fake purses or wallets, or shoes even? (Not all of us, but there is a high percentile rate that does) think of where it comes from. More often than not tiny children in China or India are stitching those seams for you, and shiny those buckles, probably to something equivalent to 2¢ an hour.
I already know that we are the leaders of style and what people wear on the streets, (I mean dont you believe that we start the trends and become the leaders of what those designers put on their runways? I like to think we do.)
Power to the Style Bloggers. Let us end poverty!
Some links for info on Poverty:
Poverty in US
Poverty in the World
(pictures from Jak & Jil, and Google, edited by me)
For those of you who only come to my blog for the pictures, here is an inspiration board for ya'all (whoa, total country moment there):
P.s. I really want those Chloé boots. Really. Really.
P.p.s Why were their those black and white pictures? I dont. really. know. I just think they look cool.
P.p.p.s Answered comments!
P.p.p.p.s Can you have this many p.p.s's?