Glam4Good: Meet Thelicia and Nanette

June 17, 2016

We are honored to support The GLAM4GOOD Foundation and founder Mary Alice Stephenson as part of our ongoing #VBGIVESBACK program and will be donating $10 of every order in June to the cause.
We already told you a little bit about the incredible day we had with the GLAM4GOOD Foundation and founder Mary Alice Stephenson at our Madison Avenue store and wanted to take some time to introduce you to the women we had the honor of pampering alongside our June VB Gives Back partner.

Nanette lost her husband, an FDNY firefighter, two years ago after he was critically injured in a fire rescue mission. The strength she showed during our day together and has shown her two daughters is truly inspiring.

"It doesn’t get easier, but it gets better."

“This is a phenomenal thing to do for anyone, especially for someone like me,” Nanette told us. “It gives you something to look forward to when so much bad has happened in your life. It gives you a reason to smile.”
Thelicia was diagnosed with SLE Lupus, an autoimmune disease that causes the body’s immune system to attack healthy tissue, in February of 2015 and shortly afterwards she found out she was pregnant. “I was very nervous, I had to figure out how to be a mom at the age of 26 and how to be a mom with a chronic illness,” Thelicia told us. “There are low days, but a lot of days have been high because I have a great support team.”

"No matter what curve balls life throws you, believe in yourself. Dig deep and turn lemons into lemonade."

Spending the day with Thelicia and her adorable son, Kobe (who we are now both honorary God Mothers to!), we witnessed the role that style and beauty played in helping her to deal with her illness and inspire confidence. “Having lupus, sometimes I have breakouts, I’ve lost some of my hair, I’ve lost weight and I’ve gained weight because of the medication. Being able to play with fashion and makeup has made my self-esteem stay steady,” she said. “Sometimes you are faced with not feeling like you look your best, and being able to put on a blouse or some lipstick can make you feel a little bit better.”
Photos by Sioux Nesi

For the month of June, $10 from every order on will be donated to the GLAM4GOOD Foundation . Shop Thelicia and Nanette’s looks below to support the cause.
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