You all know how much I love Oscar de la Renta, right? When I say love, I mean loooove! I have had had the opportunity to spend time with him (MAJOR Silver Lining)…and yes, he is as wonderful as he appears to be!
A perfect example of his wonderfulness (I wish that were a real word!) is that in honor of national breast cancer awareness month, Oscar de la Renta will be donating 10% of net proceeds from the pink shop to the Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.
Mr. de la Renta’s magic attracts amazing people to his company. One such person is Marissa Kraxberger. She is the Head of Creative for Oscar de la Renta and has also launched George & Ruby, a super fun blog about her life as a New York mother of two and her job at Oscar de la Renta.
Marissa is a self-described “city-girl with a penchant for travel, lace, her tea cup yorkie and entertaining friends.” But most of all, it’s her passion for her (adorable!) young children, that defines her time and the space she shares with her husband in New York. I really love this blog because she balances the whirlwind of fashion + social media with sippy cups + sesame street.
On a melancholy note, FBC (f-bomb breast cancer) has touched Marissa’s life:
“my sister-in-law is a breast cancer survivor and is a total inspiration. she is a mother of four and found out she had breast cancer last fall… she maintained such a strong and positive outlook throughout her treatments (while staying home and taking care of her children). i have always believed that one’s mind and perspective is a huge part of the battle in regards to illnesses… from the moment she found out she had cancer, she made a mental decision that cancer was not going to win–in the end she successfully completed all of her treatments and is now cancer free.”
I could go on and on, but I’ll let you hear directly from Marissa:
THANK YOU to both Marissa as well as Mr. de la Renta for all that you do to make the world a better, happier place…the ultimate Silver Linings!