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Festivals and Pop Ups Summer 2016 Recap: AfroPunk, Artists & Fleas, Curlfest and more

Can't believe summer is almost over! It went by so fast and was extremely hot! We had a busy summer filled with pop ups and festivals in NYC and Maryland. In case you missed any of the events we had the pleasure to participate in, here is a full recap!  Artists & Fleas Williamsburg We vended at Artists and Fleas in Williamsburg on the May 21st. Our shop display was one of the best we have ever put together. Received many compliments from people who entered into the shop. We met a lovely family from Denmark that also does manufacturing in Ghana. The wife brought an Osu Peplum belt in Black Tangerine and loves it! We will definitely be back at Artist...

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2nd Year Anniversary! Letter from Founders

Today marks our second year anniversary of vitatalie.com. We can't believe it's been two years since we started Vita Talie back in March of 2014. It has been an uphill battle with so many incredible opportunities and challenges. We are so appreciative of all the love and support we have received from family, friends, bloggers, stylists, customers and admirers. It has not been an easy road but the encouraging words, blessings and prayers have kept us going. We have gained so much knowledge in the past two years. From attending various seminars, conferences, talks and workshops; we now have a better understanding of providing content and product that speaks to our audience. Our desire is to continue to grow professionally and...

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Fashion Revolution Week 2016

Fashion Revolution Week started on Monday, the 18th and continues to April 24th. Last year, we wrote a post about the artisans that help Vita Talie become the innovative ethical fashion brand that it is today (link to article).  As we remember the horrific accident that happened two years ago in Dhaka, Bangladesh let us also be proactive in asking a very important question to all fashion brands around the world, "Who made my clothes?." I recently read an article that Refinery 29 posted yesterday about Fashion Revolution Week and listed some bloggers, brands and organizations that are participating. The organization, Fashion Revolution, (http://fashionrevolution.org) would like consumers to participate throughout the week by going to their website and filling out a form for them to...

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Valentine's Day Gift Ideas

So we are less than 14 days away from Valentine's Day! Have you already started shopping for your significant other? If you are stumped here are some of our suggestions.  The City Girl Envelope Clutch is always a winner. A very stylish and sophisticated accessory that will suit your favorite girl. Handcrafted with luxurious goatskin leather, (also available in synthetic leather) this clutch will showcase how chic and fashionable your lady is. It's a great gift to present before going out on the town, so she can wear your affection! click here to learn more Another idea is the Crosstown Shoulder bag. Guys, you can't go wrong! A very cute bag that any woman can pair with her outfit is...

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Hand of Fashion: A Speaker Series on Fashion and Ethics Week 1

Last Monday kicked off the Ethical Fashion Initiative and the Fashion Institute of Technology speaker series on ethical fashion. The first week was all about sustainability and founder of EFI Simone Cipriani, who is spearheading this series, excited the attendees with his wit, charm and passion. We were able to attend Monday's night discussion with Marie - Claire Daveu, Chief Sustainability Officer and Head of International Institutional Affairs, from Kering about Sustainability and Fashion. Kering is one of the leaders when it comes to corporate social responsibility in the luxury sector.  Daveu shared what sustainability means to Kering which is smart business, everyone's business, a necessity and inherent to quality; all great points that make an impact in the fashion industry.  Four themes...

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