Red was chosen to symbolize blood and danger. The tails pointing down was chosen to symbolize life flowing away. It was first worn publicly by Jeremy Irons at the Tony Awards in 1991. It instantly became an international symbol for HIV/AIDS Awareness.
Breast Cancer Awareness, it is certainly a close second. In recent years Bono launched a campaign using the color red to help fund AIDS in Africa projects. His campaign seemed to have brought the color of red for HIV/AIDS Awareness to life.
When I reached out to the fashion world to support my Social Media Event many responded in the color red. I was elated that they sought to contribute to my event and at the same time highlight the color of HIV/AIDS Awareness.
Sound Chick Accessories created these funky one of a kind earrings made with feathers. These earrings are definitely for a woman who is comfortable making a statement literally head on.
Pretty Afrika created this one of a kind clutch handbag. The handbag is designed with red African cloth that has gold specks. I loved it so much that I requested a version of it for myself. She only makes one-of-a-kind items. The earrings are wonderful, the picture does not do them justice... Gotta come and see them up close.
Actress Sheryl Lee Ralph donated her Diva AIDS Awareness t-shirt. Yes, "An Evening With Rae Meet, Greet and Tweet," will have some wonderful raffle prizes and the color Red will take center stage on July 15th at Encore Liquid Lounge. Even the wait staff will be wearing the color red. Me, well, I'm wearing ummm... Not sure yet.... But I will look cute, that's a promise, as we tweet a message of HIV Prevention and challenge stigma and shame against HIV/AIDS.
Lululemon Athletica donated these wonderful tote bags with positive affirmations written on them for our premium Swag Bag gift given to the first 100 people to arrive. And actually, these are the bags that you get at Lululemon Athletica when you make a purchase there.
Milani Cosmetics also donated 100 bottles of Red To Tango Nail Lacquer for the premium Swag Bags.