A few weeks ago I had the honor of being asked by Teen Vogue to narrate their next online documentary Global Threads: Mozambique. After doing a little of my own research I jumped at the chance to be a part of something that not only calls to my inner fashionista but tugs on my heart strings. Meet Nelly and Nelsa Guambe, the two sisters that are the brains and designers behind the fashion movement Mima-te! Mima-te up-cycles and re-news Old Vintage dresses found at local markets in Maputo, Mozambique. Nelly and Nelsa then turn the unwanted and quite frankly unfashionable garments into fashionable, modern and unique clothes. They are self-taught fashion designers that are making couture pieces using sewing machines that are nearly 100 years old. Against all odds these girls are changing the fashion world. I encourage you to click the link below to start watching. Nelly and Nelsa are the perfect example of why you should never give up on your dreams.
Watch the videos here: http://video.teenvogue.com/series/global-threads