April 2011 Blogs

Miriam is BEAUTIFUL!

Dude! There are so many beautiful girls walking the earth right now! I could sit here all day long and blog about the beautiful actions women are doing day in and day out to Rewrite Beautiful! However, this girl would like to get some California sunshine into her system sometime today, alas we’re sticking with one chica bonita and that one girl is the classy, sassy, mover and shaker… Miriam!

 First of all she’s got the KIND thing down pat.  I have known Miriam for about 5 years now. She’s a social-lite and a party girl to boot and that could be a little intimidating if she wasn’t so warm and friendly. I was welcomed into Miriam’s close group of friends by a guy I was dating. I could easily have felt like an outsider among this bunch, but Miriam never misses a beat when someone new comes on the scene she’s there to treat every new person as if they have been her best friend since birth. A beautiful quality that is not easy to come by!

 On top of that this smart and sassy lady is quite the CREATIVE connector! She has organized to bring Rewrite Beautiful on to connect with the Newport Beach Film Festival this year as a partner charity! Rewrite Beautiful will be speaking before the beginning of the three films at the festival thanks to Miriam.

 Miriam is also STRONG. She is not only a hard worker and an awesome friend, but she also cares about her community and volunteers with the Newport Beach Film Festival, Rewrite Beautiful and other local non-profits. Miriam is a beauty to be reckoned with! Thank you for BEING beautiful Miriam!

Keepin’ it beautiful! 

Irvina

Posted: Apr 22, 2011

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Rewrite Beautiful is stoked to announce that we are a partner charity of the 2011 Newport Beach Film Festival! We have joined forces with the directors of some amazing documentaries and films that will be shown at the festival, all centered around girls and women’s issues. The amazing line-up is:

Get Real! Wise Women Speak! Get Real! Wise Women Speak features extraordinary women including, Jane Fonda, Nikki Giovanni, Della Reese, Marianne Williamson, Susan L. Taylor, Jody Williams, indigenous elders and others who speak about their journey to the wise woman years and the inner fire that propels them to make the most of their wisdom and experience as they glean from age a greater sense of their own meaning, worth, beauty and connection to the larger world.


Finding Kind - Two young women from Orange County decide take a road trip across the country to document the severity of the negative and lasting effects resulting from girl-against-girl bullying. By establishing their internationally recognized school program known as the “Kind Campaign,” they aim to bring awareness and healing to all those affected through the promotion of kindness.


 

 

Miss Representation - Like drawing back a curtain to let bright light stream in, -i-Miss Representation-/i- uncovers a glaring reality we live with every day but fail to see. It’s clear the mainstream media objectifies women, but what most people don’t realize is the magnitude of that phenomenon and the way objectification gets internalized—a symbolic annihilation of self-worth—and impedes girls and women from realizing their full potential. While women have made strides in leadership over the past few decades, trivializing and damaging images continue to proliferate.

We will be speaking to the audiences before the films roll about ways they can get involved with their local non-profit Rewrite Beautiful and change the lives of women right here inOrangeCounty. We will be telling everyone about our upcoming Street Art Workshops and the Art Show we’re hosting the end of July at FIND Magazine and Art Gallery!

We are so honored to join forces for good with the Newport Beach Film Festival! You can too! Don’t miss out! Get your tickets to these shows by clicking the links below the images and come say “Hey Beautiful!”

Keepin’ it Beautiful,

Irvina

Posted: Apr 18, 2011
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This past Saturday, Rewrite Beautiful went to the 3rd Street Promenade in Santa Monica to exhibit the Street Art Woman’s Pride created.

We came…

We helped rewrite….

We conquered….

Then the cops on bikes shut us down….

 

According to the Santa Monica PD us Street Art rebels need a permit for our oversized art. So then we did what any Street Artists would do, we then chained ourselves to our art and started a riot screaming, “Don’t arrest me because I’m BEAUTIFUL!” ….Jussssssssssst kidding...We thought about it though and then realized it would probably be harder to Rewrite Beautiful from jail…so instead we bit our tongues, cut the balloons and went around giving them to thankful little children (we made sure to tie it around their hands for anyone who is concerned about balloon pollution…Boo balllon pollution! Not beautiful!)

So, yes we had to shut her down. But, do not fear! We’ll soon be exhibiting some place near! With a permit in hand! You’ll be able to Rewrite Beautiful with us through out the land! Check back here for updates!

Since our day was cut short we cruised around the MOCA in LA and Little Tokyo. Got to see some fresh Street Art by some the greats.…

OBEY



 



COLUR

 

...more OBEY

 

...and of course some AMATEURS ;)

The day was cut short, but we suited up, we showed up, we learned and we pressed on… pretty Beautiful day if you ask us!

Keepin’ it Beautiful!

 Irvina

Posted: Apr 18, 2011

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Hey Beautiful Peeps!

Last Saturday we made some epic Rewrite Beautiful Street Art with a group of women called, Women’s Pride. Women’s Pride is a group of 9 women located in Los Angeles and Orange County, that have been together for over 15 years. They meet-up once a month for 5 hours and do a project that either enhances their lives or the lives of their community. Last Saturday they did BOTH because they brought Rewrite Beautiful in to do a Street Art Workshop with them!

Over the course of the workshop the women heard about the mission and vision of Rewrite Beatuiful from Creative Director + Founder, Irvina. They got to hear a touching and inspiring testimonial from Volunteer, Robyn, were led through a crazy-cool creative experience called Mind-Mapping by the uber talented teacher and Volunteer, Sunny and got to see one of their own, CT become the Paint-Master-V for Volunteer who gave the ladies some creative tools and skills with a sparkly, pink, not too magenta, less rosy paint on top!

The women were touched, inspired and made some gnarly Street Art that we will be showing this:

 Saturday, April 16th 2011



1pm to 5pm at the Santa Monica – 3rd Street Promenade



We don’t know where we’ll be exactly depending on who else is out on the Promenade, but here’s a hint *Be on the look out for two silhouettes, a green one, a black one, some balloons and some BEATUIFUL ladies!



Keepin’ it Beautiful!


Irvina

Posted: Apr 13, 2011

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No Beautiful Girl of The Week this week! Sorry, but we're busy preppin' for our Street Art Workshop tomorrow with Women's Pride in Newport Beach, CA. Hopefully this cutie from ever/after will hold ya over! See ya next week!

Keepin' it Beautiful,

Irvina

Posted: Apr 8, 2011

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 Lot’s of girls love fashion and Christy is one of them. But, does loving fashion mean you have to compromise your family and your values? According to Christy you don’t, which is why this brave girl is Beautiful Girl of the Week!

Christy has worked in the corporate world of some high flyin’ fashion dynasty’s like Abercrombie & Fitch and James Perse. However prestige and a fat bank account doesn’t compete with the love that she has for her faith and her family. Being the smart chick that she is, Christy and her husband Gary dreamed up a way to combine all of their passions into one exciting creative vision. That vision turned out to be the beachy-hipster-esque-family clothing line named, ever/after (after their daughter Ever. Who actually also inspired the Rewrite Beautiful vision! Check out that story here)

The cool thing about creativity is it has no limits! Christy and Gary decided to invite others into ever/after by CHANGING THE STORY. With each garment sold there is a “Change the Story Card”. You get to choose a cause in either Africa, Mexico or Santa Ana and change the story of a childs life! For more info visit this link at ever/after.  If only EVERY clothing line got on the kindness bandwagon ever/after is leading!

I see so much strength in Christy. She humbly tells people that Gary is the risk taker of the two and from time to time she says she gets scared of all the ups and downs that go into starting your own business. In my friendship with her I have seen her walk through fears, pick up all of her courage to pursue her dreams and not back down from talking about the faith that is taking ever/after to 40 stores come April! I am so privileged to know this beautiful girl, I hope ya’ll are as inspired by her as I have been.

Keepin’ it Beautiful,

Irvina

Posted: Apr 1, 2011

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