School’s In Session When You Buy The Girl Project Tote By Glamour x Mara Hoffman x Maybelline New York
You may think of Glamour as a top-tier women’s fashion and beauty magazine— not to mention the chief architect of the “Do” and “Don’t” schematic — but the brand has as much substance as it does style. In fact, Glamour teamed up with NGOs Communities In Schools, CARE, Plan International USA, and Girls Inc. to launch The Girl Project, a global philanthropic initiative designed to increase access to education for young women across the globe, many of whom are forced to be child brides, who live in areas where the mere act of walking to school is deemed too dangerous due to the frequency of child abductions, or who reside in poverty-stricken regions where tuition is too costly and schooling is hence deemed a luxury. The Girl Project’s mission, then, is to help the 50 million women around the world for whom education is a seemingly unachievable goal. By donating to The Girl Project, women in the U.S. can help fund mentorship programs, pay for tuition, and provide school supplies for female students in developing countries.
To raise awareness about The Girl Project’s mission and offer women an added incentive to contribute to the cause, Glamour teamed up with fashion designer Mara Hoffman and Maybelline New York to create a limited-edition tote, with 100% of the proceeds from the sale of the handbag benefiting the initiative. The Girl Project Tote by Glamour x Mara Hoffman x Maybelline New York ($172 at Fancy.com) features a 100% polyurethane body with a colorful sunburst print containing concentric circular stripes, each comprised of solid colors but featuring white dot-like specks that, from afar, create a mosaic-like look. Each triangular ray of light, meanwhile, is surrounded by a cobalt blue, black, and white chevron pattern that adds to the kinetic energy of the design.
The tote, featuring two 100% leather straps, is filled with Maybelline New York goodies: the new Falsies Push Up Drama Mascara, which features a wand with cup-shaped bristles to lift and lengthen lashes; the Lip Studio Color Blur, a creamy matte lip pencil with a smudging tip on one end that helps to create ombré looks; the Lasting Drama Gel Liner, a high-intensity eye pencil that glides on lids effortlessly and delivers high-impact color; and the Brow Drama Palette, designed to help shape, fill, and highlight arches.
An excellent holiday gift option, this tote will be greeted with smiles by any fashion-savvy gal — and it will deliver happiness to other young women seeking to better their lives and those of their communities through education.