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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.

Her work as a freelance journalist, magazine writer and blogger specializes in fashion, music, luxury goods and lifestyle and may be found in sources that include QVC Insider Germany, Examiner.com, Time Warner and Tilllate Magazine.

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.

(Alessi)RED Presents Luxurious High Design Products for a Cause

Mediterraneo Bowl by LPWK Design Studio Designer Emma Silvestri

Italian design factory Alessi presents a luxurious, high design collection of items for cooking, dining and decor in support of


the fight against AIDS via (RED).

(RED) is a longtime established proponent of AIDS awareness and fundraising working towards the goal of establishing the very first generation without AIDS in over […]

Ethical Fashion Initiative Connects an International Workforce with Top Global Brands

ethical fashion initiative International Workforce with Top Global Brands

The Ethical Fashion Initiative of the International Trade Centre (ITC) focuses on connecting individuals with limited

Workers and Major Fashion Labels Working Together via the Ethical Fashion InitiativePhoto Credit: Intracen.org

resources to be able to work with some of the finest fashion brands on the planet. The initiative spearheaded by Simone Cipriani is […]

Supermodel Natalia Vodianova’s Naked Heart Foundation

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Natalia Vodianova by Pamela Hanson for Russian Vogue February 2015Photo Credit: AStairwaytoFashion.com

Supermodel Natalia Vodianova has come to become almost as well-known for her philanthropic contributions as founder of the Naked Heart Foundation as she is for her role as one of the most highly-celebrated models on the planet.

Anyone who has heard […]

The Glow Brand’s Stilettos for a Cause

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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 […]

Baby2Baby Helps Babies in Los Angeles


The County of Los Angeles has a charitable foundation looking out for the needs of its low-income families with babies. Baby2Baby secures donations of baby care products as well as monetary donations working with dozens of local partners – homeless shelters, domestic violence shelters, children’s hospitals, Head Start programs and others. These partners specifically […]

Starving Sea Lions Wash Ashore In California In Record Numbers

Twinkie, a rescued sea lion at the Pacific Marine Mammal Center

Twinkie, a rescued sea lion at the Pacific Marine Mammal CenterPhoto Credit: www.pacificmmc.org

Starving and sickly sea lion pups are washing up on the shores of California in staggering numbers. In one year, over 1,450 sea lions have been beached from Northern California to Southern California – fives times more than in any […]

UNICEF Market Supports UNICEF And Artisans

UNICEF Market Benefits Children in Need

UNICEF, one of the most well-known names in global charitable causes, has found an ultra-modern way to use technology to help save and protect children worldwide, UNICEF Market.

(Photo Credit: UNICEF)

It’s an online shopping destination ideal for gift shopping offered in collaboration with NOVICA. NOVICA takes care of providing the market with […]

Say Yes To The Prom Empowers High-achieving Young Girls In Denver

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Say Yes to the PromPhoto Credit: DiscoveryEducation.com

TLC fans are likely familiar with the hit show, “Say Yes to the Dress”, a program in which brides-to-be work with professionals at the world-famous Kleinfeld Bridal in NYC to choose the perfect bridal gown and receive dazzling wedding day makeovers. In a wonderful twist of […]

Humans of New York Raises Nearly $1.5 Million For Mott Hall Bridges Academy In Brooklyn

President Obama, Vidal and Ms. Lopez in the Oval Office

The power of the internet – particularly social media – has been proven in an awe-inspiring fashion by the often heartfelt Humans of New York blog that features a different person or people on the street each day with a personal quote that sometimes startles, sometimes strikes an emotional chord but always has an […]

Business Spotlight: Fitmark

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Fitmark is a brand of high quality, highly functional and attractive bags for fitness and sports – from all-purpose gym bags to messenger bags with laptop pockets inside. The company has an inspiring mission of promoting health and fitness in addition to good style and striving for success but their inspiring ways do not […]

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