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Calel’s Wacky Art Shirts: Spreading Autism Awareness, 1 Shirt at a Time

Even though the word Autism is commonly heard, still there are several speculations about Autism and of the people affected by it. In the Philippines, it is estimated that there are around 1 million people living with Autism, yet not everybody can understand what it it’s like. The Autism spectrum Disorder is a condition where a person who is diagnosed with it will not have the same experiences but are noticed by the core symptoms.

Meet Calel, he is a 6-year old who was diagnosed with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) at the age of four. A year ago, he discovered his love for animals and drawing and once he starts on a sketch pad he just cannot stop – his mother Marie, started posting his artwork on Facebook, when a friend commented that if in the case the drawing is produced to be printed on a t-shirt – he definitely would buy.
After a few months, Marie launched Calel’s Wacky Art Shirts for 3 reasons: to help with Calel’s therapy needs, to develop the business to eventually be taken over by Calel (when he gets older) and to spread Autism awareness.
Anybody would know that Occupational aned Speech therapy is costly, plus there are limited specialists in the Philippines. Kids with ASD need to attend SPED (Special Education) classes which can cost up to 60,000Php a year. For every shirt purchased, this will help Calel’s parents to make sure he gets the special treatments that he needs.
Calel’s future is still unclear at the age of 6, he shows signs of progress but it is hard to tell if he will be able to live a normal life or yet alone become employed, if this becomes a success, Calel’s Wacky Art Shirts may become his own business to handle.



With the first batch of t-shirts printed and distributed, people that order have started to ask about Calel and his condition – this helps Marie to talk about Autism and educate them on what Calel and their parents experience day-to-day including the highs and low.
There are so many designs to choose from and each is unique which you will surely love. T-shirt’s come in kids, men and women’s sizes.
Calel’s Wacky Art Shirts are being offered at introductory prizes for the first 100 customers.
Please visit their Instagram account for updates and designs: Instagram.com/calelswackyartshirts
You may help calel by purchasing a shirt through their shoppee account: https://shopee.ph/mamaneesshop
They are also accepting donations for art materials like sketch pads, crayons, colored pencils and pens.

Personalized Fit for Specialty Apparel

Clothing that is sold off the rack generally is made to fit the sizes specified on the tags. If the piece of clothing that you picked out does not fit you, you have to choose a size that is bigger or smaller.

However, when you need to wear specialized apparel like tuxedos, formal gowns, custom military uniforms, or other outfits, you may not have the option of buying an outfit in a smaller or bigger size. Instead, you need to have it tailored to fit your frame. You can get the personalized fit to look good in the apparel by hiring professional seamstress and tailor services for this purpose.

Accurate Measurements

One of the primary benefits that comes with customized tailor services centers on getting accurate measurements for your body. When you buy off the rack, you may have to submit to wearing clothing that is too loose or too tight simply because you cannot find a size that fits you perfectly. For example, if you are a size 13 but the store only sells 12 and 14 sizes, you may have no choice but to wear something too tight or too loose.

When you have your outfit tailored, however, the seamstress or tailor can take in or let out seams and hems to accommodate your specific frame. You get an outfit that fits you perfectly and hangs on your frame without being loose or tight.

Tailors and seamstresses can also take in or let out the outfit as you put on or lose weight. This service comes in handy for women who are pregnant but want to wear their favorite outfits during their pregnancies. They can then have the outfits taken in again after they have their babies.

Affordable Services

You may have held off hiring such services because you were afraid how much they would cost. When you go online, you can find out that the services are reasonable and accessible for most customers. You do not have to compromise your budget to get a specialized outfit tailored or sewn.

If you are interested in scheduling a fitting, you can use the information online to set up the appointment. The services can be scheduled to fit your calendar.

Professional tailoring services let you fit into clothing that you need to wear for special occasions. You can find out more about customized sewing by going online today.

Wardrobe Essentials Every Woman Should Have

You don’t need a massive collection of clothing and accessories to arrive in style anywhere you go. Most women feel that if they have a black dress, a pair of heels and a pair of flats, figure-flattering jeans, a comfortable casual shirt or tee and a jacket or cardigan they are well on their way to having the clothing they need for almost any occasion. In addition to clothing, there are several wardrobe essentials that a woman needs to extend the versatility of her wardrobe.

Handbags

Over-sized bags are timeless and clutches continually remain a popular accessory. You only need a few carefully chosen, versatile handbags to always have the perfect bag to accessorize your attire. Handbags that are black, gray, green and navy will complement most outfits.

Scarves

Patterned scarves in bold colors can provide a visually exciting wow factor to a black dress. Metallic or subtle colors can increase the elegance of the dress. Bright solid colored scarves can be a fun accessory to casual clothing such as jeans and a tee. Having a few light-weight scarves and some thicker warmer scarves in your collection is a good way to assure that you can rely on this versatile accessory year round.

Jewelry

A small assortment of earrings is all you need to elevate the elegance of a black dress or liven up a casual ensemble. A pair of hoop earrings, diamond studs and a pair of dangling earrings will carry you through a work week, a leisurely weekend or an elegant evening. Necklaces are definitely an essential accessory. Necklaces of different lengths should be part of a woman’s accessory collection. A statement piece such as a cage necklace is the epitome of elegance, yet is equally attractive when worn with casual clothing.

Belts

Belts are an accessory that can alter the appearance of a dress or tunic. A wide belt and a thin belt in black or with a gold or silver finish are the basic belt designs that should be included in your belt collection.

Compiling a small collection of wardrobe accessories will make it easy for you to create a variety of outfits using basic wardrobe items. Keeping your clothing and accessories organized and to a minimum will help expedite your morning routine and assure that you can quickly pull together the perfect ensemble for a fun or fancy event.

The Best Clothing to Take on Vacation

If you flip through the pages of any fashion magazine, you’ll likely come across articles that tell you how to pack lightly for vacation. While those articles claim you only need a few things, read closer and you’ll see that you also need tons of accessories. Those accessories can add hundreds to your clothing budget and take up a lot of space in your suitcase too. Whether you head to the beach or the snowy mountains, there are a few universal pieces of clothing that you can get more use out of on your trip.

Cardigan Sweater

Instead of packing multiple jackets because you can’t predict the weather, add just one classic cardigan to your bag. Choosing one in a bright and bold color like lemon yellow or flamingo pink ensures that you stand out in any crowd. A cardigan sweater looks equally great with a little black dress or a pair of jeans. To make more of an impression, look for one with unique detailing like contrasting buttons down the front or a longer cardigan with a woven belt that ties in the front.

White Tee

What could be more universal than a simple white tee shirt? While you might pack dozens of tee shirts for your upcoming trip, a white tee shirt is a wardrobe essential that does you well on vacation. You can use it as a base layer when spending a lot of time outside in the cold. Tees made from cotton are great for wearing on warmer days too because the cotton helps you stay cool. Create an elegant look like a black miniskirt, a white teen and flats, or feel comfortable shopping the day away in jeans, sneakers and a white tee.

Leggings

Another wardrobe essential is a pair of leggings. Whether you like brightly patterned leggings, or you prefer basic black Sofra leggings, you can toss a pair in your suitcase without worrying about taking up a lot of space. Leggings will serve you well on both warm days and cold days too. You might wear a pair of capri leggings when sightseeing on a tropical island, but you may prefer a pair of fleece leggings for wearing on the slopes. While there are hundreds of pieces of clothing that you can take on vacation, make sure that you pack leggings, a white tee shirt and a cardigan sweater.

Elysian Closet

My friend and I had this dream of opening up our own store which sells trendy clothes and fashionable items. We have not realized this dream yet because of some constraints such as the place where we could open up a store, budget-wise, we still cannot afford to open up a boutique and we cannot afford to incur losses.

But I told her we can start small by opening an online store. We have found few suppliers who could give us high quality products but not so expensive so that we could still sell it at a lower price compared to other online stores. So we both invested time, money and effort to this little online shop and we really hope it will work out well. We started last October 1 and so far we have sold more than half of our items already.

The tops and origami skirt I am wearing in the photos below are just some of the products we were selling. Yes, I choose to sell trendy clothes that I, myself, would wear wherever I go.
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I hope you could all check out our Facebook Page here : Elysian Closet . Maybe you will find something that you like, send us a message and we will answer your queries.