Novo NYC Dream - Charity Dress
Back in 2020, when life was normal I was to run NYC half marathon on behalf of a charity, you all helped me raise money for sick NYC kids with cancer. With less than 20hrs until my flight, Covid was declare a pandemic and my goal for as long as I can remember was stolen from me in one email 'NYC Half Marathon Cancelled'. Shattered doesn't come close to the feeling BUT I am a firm believer in everything happens for a reason, within hours of my goals crushed I got sick, the sickest I have ever been. Months of training out the window being sick, I couldn't even run a half marathon in Brisbane to earn my bling. I pretty much gave up running after that - I was mad at it.
Fast forward to Jan 2021, I received my medal aka bling in the mail (bling I never thought I would ever see) on the same day I also received a pair of runners from USA & a card from my friend in NYC that said 'Somewhere between living & dreaming there's New York' - that's 3 signs to get back running and earn that bling. I have been training for a half marathon since & will run it March 27th.
My beautiful Graphic Designer Julie from Wray & Cherry and I created this print back in 2019 to raise money for my charity but as it went to production in Jan 2020, covid closed the factories & my order was not made. Little did we know what was to come from this virus.
We have been able to create this dress this time round & I will be raising money for LIVIN a non-profit Organisation Raising Money For Educational Programs On Mental Health.
*Collar leading to functional buttons
*Capped sleeve with elastic to create volume
*95% cotton - 5% stretch