Sneak Peak: Elevat Photoshoot

Wednesday we snuck up to St. Cloud (yes, the home of Marshall from How I Met Your Mother) for a photo shoot with Guy Magno + his beautiful studio. Julie Johnson, founder of Eleva̅tand my former manager at Northwestern College, invited me to model some of the beautiful new items she has purchased from women around the globe. We have collaborated on past projects and it was a no-brainer when she asked are a few studio shots from our day!

"The idea for Eleva̅t was conceived when Co-Founder Julie Johnson was visiting a developing nation. Her heart went out to women struggling to sell their beautiful handmade products in the streets for minimal profits in hopes of supporting their families. After looking poverty in the face she knew she had to do something. That something was Elevat.

The main goal of Eleva̅t is to empower women to support themselves and their families out of dangerous situations. Eleva̅t helps this process by partnering with organizations around the globe to identify artisan women creating beautiful handmade fashion accessories in impoverished regions and bring them to the US marketplace.

Every product purchased helps women in developing countries build their own business, providing sustainable income that will also multiply to their surrounding communities giving a dignified and respectable way to earn a living". - Eleva̅t website