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The Movemeant Foundation & Dare To Bare

I decided to start this week off on a positive note. What better way to kick off a Monday than by sharing an organization that is working to promote self-confidence and self-expression in young women?

Movemeant Foundation Dare to Bare SoulCycle

The Movemeant Foundation, a San Francisco-based non-profit, supports local programs that use health and fitness as a means to empower and inspire. The organization works to remind us all of what we’re capable of, and to ignore the constant pressures that we feel on a daily basis to achieve perfection. They believe that through teaching women the value of their bodies and of movement, they can give them the tools they need to navigate an increasingly stressful and self-destructive day-to-day environment.

Raise your hand if that completely resonates with you!

For me, the oh-so-noble goals of this organization definitely hit home. I was an athlete from a young age and when I switched sports at the age of 12, I still distinctly remember my first brush with body dysmorphia. Throw in puberty, and let’s just say, it was a rough, and emotional, transition.

Are you interested in learning more about The Movemeant Foundation? Even better, do you want to get involved?

Movemeant Foundation Dare to Bare

Join me this Saturday at Dare To Bare 2016!

San Francisco is playing host to a fabulous charity fitness festival Saturday, May 21st from 10:30am to 3pm at Marina Green. SoulCycle, TRX, SurfSet, gymnastics, dance, and more – It’ll be a day filled with local companies, amazing fitness adventures, and all to support a wonderful and worthwhile cause.

Check out the Facebook page here and get your tickets on Eventbrite.

Hope to see you this Saturday – Let’s all Dare to Bare and support our young girls!

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MCLV Style: Black & White with ModaVive

I heard about the fashion-for-a-great-cause start-up ModaVive a few month ago at a fun FashTechSF event and have been a fan ever since. When they reached out to see if I’d be up for a visit to their showroom & an interview I jumped at the chance to work with them.

ModaVive Fashion Start-Up Charity San Francisco Fashion Blogger Street Style Classic Retro Black & White

Black & White Dress – Liz Clairborne via ModaVive

Heels – Sam Edelman

Leopard Print Clutch – ModaVive

ModaVive Fashion Start-Up Charity San Francisco Fashion Blogger Street Style Classic Retro Black & White

Want to know how I got my start with blogging? My favorite recipes? You can read my interview over on their blog – Chatting & Styling With Moi Contre La Vie!

ModaVive Fashion Start-Up Charity San Francisco Fashion Blogger Street Style Classic Retro Black & White

{Photography by ModaVive}

When I showed up at ModaVive HQ I spent some blissful time chatting with the fabulous Lauren Richards and browsing through racks and racks (and racks) of killer clothes.

I loved the classic, retro vibe of this black & white dress, and – Of course – I love a dress with pockets! This was actually one of the first pieces that I picked up. I styled it with my trusty nude & white sandals and a bold, eye-catching animal print clutch that I fell in love with.

How would YOU style this dress?

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2012 amfAR’s Cinema Against AIDS

One of the brilliant events at the Cannes Film Festival each year is the amFAR Gala. This is a great fashion event and many Hollywood stars, models, fashion insiders, designers, bloggers, and photographers who don’t attend the Film Festival itself will make the trip to Cannes for this party alone.

This Elie Saab gown is about glitz and glamour rather than dreamy romance as with many of his creations that we see on the red carpet. And Nina couldn’t have chosen a more dramatic or eye-catching gown, it suited her to perfection. Definitely one of my favorite gowns of the evening.

This space-age inspired gown from the Versace Spring 2012 Couture Collection is absolutely amazing. When else would you be able to pull off a gown like this other than the MET Ball?

You can see the original gown here on Style.com worn by model Ros Georgiou on the Milan runway last year.

Interesting backs are my favorite part of a dress and this Emilio Pucci gown did not disappoint. The beading and sheer detailing on the front, high boatneck neckline, and draped back made this a gorgeous gorgeous look.

I loved the delicate fabric, square neckline and buttoned-up back on Kylie’s red siren gown. These details made it really unique and memorable.

Karolina’s gold Roberto Cavalli gown was intricate and beautiful, featuring sheer fabric, sequins, and an adorable matching jacket.

Drama Drama Drama. If you watch the video below you’ll see how amazing, and scandalous, this gown looks in motion. GIven her public persona and her function at the event, I couldn’t have picked a better gown for her.

Diane “the Queen of Cannes” Kruger wore another gorgeous Chanel creation, this time choosing a knee-length retro style number. Not my favorite look of hers from the Festival but eye-catching without a doubt.

Louis Vuitton seemed to be Kirsten’s go-to designer for all of the Cannes events this year, and this was another triumph. The covered up neckline, dramatic floral belt, and sweet tiers kept things interesting.

This white Versace column gown is anything but minimalist with the buckled straps across the back and shimmering silver detailing.

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This year was even more special than in the past because Miss Carine Roitfeld hosted the “Perfect Black Wardrobe” Fashion Show where 25 top models walked the runway in black gowns, dresses, and suits submitted by the world’s top designers and design houses – from Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel to Ralph Lauren and Mr. Giambattista Valli. You can even watch some clips from this amazing runway show here from FashionTV.

Curious how it might be to be an invitee to the Cannes Film Festival attending all of the amazing events and parties? Read Erin Wasson’s Cannes Style Diary over at Harper’s Bazaar for party pictures, outfit details, invitations, and much much more.

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