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Chanoa Chen is a fashion professional and freelance writer with a penchant for international travel. Her fashion expertise and credentials include a Bachelor of Arts degree in Fashion Merchandising from Miami International University of Art & Design in addition to over a decade of experience working and volunteering in the fashion industry. Chanoa has worked or volunteered for a number of established industry names including Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Guess, Zara and Miami Fashion Week. Her professional experience has found her working in several different sectors from retail management to wholesale representation.

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Chanoa hails from upstate New York and was largely raised in South Florida. While South Florida continues to be one of her home bases, Ms. Chen also spends her time living in Eastern Europe – with colder months spent in Belgrade, Serbia and warmer months on the coasts of the Adriatic Sea in Montenegro. Chanoa speaks the languages of former Yugoslavia (Montenegrin/Serbian/Bosnian/Croatian) in addition to some Spanish and she is currently studying Italian in her free time.

The Glow Brand’s Stilettos for a Cause

The Glow Brand High Heel Collection

The Glow Brand High Heel Collection

Shoe collecting just became more fun with The Glow Brand’s line of brightly-colored and attractive stilettos. Each model supports a different charitable cause.

Managing Director and Designer, Tammy Haines, was inspired to support various charity organizations in honor of her late mother, Jennifer Haines. The classic pump stiletto model #4002 is actually the racing bib number her mother received from the Comrades Marathon Association for completing her 10th 80km ultra-marathon, qualifying her to join the Green Number Club.

The Glow Brand

The Glow Brand

The touching story behind The Glow Brand’s dedication to helping others even extends symbolically into the stiletto designs as wearers both literally and metaphorically stand for their beliefs. There are currently ten colors/charitable causes to choose from – Neon Yellow (The Arts Foundation), Fluo Orange (Starfish Greathearts Foundation), True Green (Missione Sogni), Aqua Blue (International Fund for Animal Welfare), Hot Pink (The Glow Brand New Venture Fund), Radiant Orchid (The Spring of Tampa Bay), Bella Pelle (Mission Bambini), Empress Red (Half the Sky Foundation), La Perla Nera (Predator Conservation Trust) and Lady Greystone. Lady Greystone, a silver pump, does not yet have a charity partner. The Glow Brand is currently accepting nominations after which a partner foundation will be chosen and assigned.

The eye-catching shoes are bold, fashion-forward and made in Italy. The shoes may be shopped at local stockists in Europe, The Middle East and the U.S. as well as online.

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