I’m very excited to announce that for the next few months I’ll be participating in a blogger campaign for Ralph Lauren. Yup, fashion. Me. I’m always totally out of my comfort zone when I talk about fashion. I spend most of my days in jeans or sweats and come close to panic when I have to get dressed for a special occasion or event. So, I’m hoping that my participation in the campaign will get me a little closer to fashionable.
Ralph Lauren is one of those companies that used to intimidate me.
Polo matches, galas, big libraries with lots of wood – it’s not my world. But of course, that image is aspirational. I was fortunate enough to attend a reception at the Ralph Lauren offices this summer and learned that Ralph Lauren is actually Ralph Lifshitz from the Bronx, and never formally studied fashion. He’s self-made. That’s really endearing and not anywhere near as intimidating as the image I’d had in my head.
The library/meeting space at Ralph Lauren looks exactly how you’d think it would look: lots of polished wood and plaid. Here was my impression of how a rich, Ralph Lauren wearing, charity gala going woman would sit in the Ralph Lauren library, looking as disaffected as possible (sorry, I couldn’t resist):
But after spending an evening with some of the people who work at Ralph Lauren – including his son David Lauren – I realized that there’s no reason to be intimidated by this company. Their kids clothes, especially, are adorable – not stuffy or stuck-up at all, just classic.
Plus, I love that the company is using its name and reach to raise money for breast cancer treatment and research through the Pink Pony Fund. 100% of the net proceeds from their current online auction go to the fund, as well as 10% of the proceeds from Pink Pony products. There are some really fabulous items up for grabs on the auction, not that I can afford any of them! But at least the money goes to charity, and that’s always a good thing.
I am a participant in a Mom Central Consulting campaign for Ralph Lauren and have received various Ralph Lauren products as part of my participation.
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