Ok so I thought I would try something new this week. It seems like everybody around me has jumped on the Instagram bandwagon , and I am just as guilty of this one as well! 🙂 If your not familiar with … Continue reading
Review created by Liz Verastegui I am excited to share with you about this incredible sweet retro Cheetah Girl sunsuit romper. Who said girls can’t be adventurous? The pink and cheetah spots are just a great combination for your little fierceless princess. We all … Continue reading
FREEBIE!!!! Its about that time again, we are having another FREEBIE CONTEST!!! We will be giving away our Midnight Dreams Tutu Dress to a lucky fan! The winner will be chosen by Friday night and shipped to you by Saturday … Continue reading
By Jessica Juliana Fischer-Smith
As many of you might know, 10% of the proceeds from Kayla’s Tutu Closet go to an organization called Dresses for Haiti. If you’re on here, you’re probably a fashion aficionado; however, you might still be asking, ‘why dresses?’
I won’t call Haiti a third world country. That term implies that it is a lesser nation than those around it. Yet Haiti is one of the poorest countries in the world; specifically, the most impoverished in the western hemisphere. Women are already treated as second class citizens in the richer nations on the globe, so just sit back and imagine how women were treated in Haiti before the earthquake.
Though the earthquake has increased international presence within Haitian borders, it also tore down so many homes that families are still residing in the tent cities in Port-au-Prince today. This has led to an increase in domestic violence. A tarp tent can be cut with a knife and it does nothing to protect women and children. People tend to say things sound more chic in French; “viol” still means rape and nothing can make that word beautiful.
In a society where dignity becomes tainted by abuse, a dress can mean the world. Thread and fabric can weave dreams of a better tomorrow, at least for a little while.
For more on women in Haiti, check out the documentary “Poto Mitan”: www.potomitan.net
Each week I would like to share my story behind one of Kayla’s Tutu Closet’s designs. This week I’m sharing our latest tutu dress design Midnight Dreams. When I envisioned the design for Midnight Dreams I visualized a very classic … Continue reading
So in the middle of all the craziness going on, coming up with new designs, keeping track of new orders, working on our fan page, recruiting new members and at the same time raising a seven month child…we decided to add one more thing … Continue reading
Dresses for Haiti began with a simple idea and expanded into a drive to make that idea a reality. The organization was originally founded by me and my two great friends Elena Guzman and Vanessa Velazquez in response to violence … Continue reading
Welcome to Kayla’s Tutu Closet’s blog! First I would like to introduce myself. My name is Michelle and I am a mother of one, a Navy wife and an aspiring entrepreneur. Designing has always been a part of my life, since … Continue reading