Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Last September/October, I wanted to obtain a piece of history while simultaneously supporting a cause I truly believe in. I searched high and low for a visible, non-fashion item that could commemorate my dedication to getting Barack Obama into the Oval Office, but posters were not transportable and pins seemed to get lost in the shuffle of New York City. I decided to look into creating a tote. Before I could do so, I visited Obama's campaign site and saw the Runway to Change line of products, designed by famous high fashion label-makers, but manufactured in America.
For a few days, I debated on whether or not this would be breaking the fast, and came to the conclusion that because the money spent would go toward the Obama campaign as a contribution, and was not going into the pockets of a large corporation, it was permissible. The Isaac Mizrahi tote pictured here is a keepsake that I will cling to for decades in hopes that the legacy of Obama will last even longer.