There are over 33 million people worldwide infected with HIV - including 2.5 million children. World AIDS Day, December 1st, now in its 20th year, helps bring awareness to the issue. The fashion world is making it easy for you to join in the fight against AIDS through wonderfully unique designer collaborations. The latest is is Six Scents.

Six Sense is a collaboration between fashion designers and perfumers and will include fragrances by Gareth Pugh, Bernhard Willhelm, Preen, Jeremy Scott, Alexandre Herchcovitch and Cosmic Wonder Light Source. Profits from the 'Six Scents' project, due to be released this year, will be donated to Designers Against AIDS and the International HIV/AIDS Awareness Education Center in Belgium.
It's that time of year again. The madness known as Holiday Shopping has started. Avoid all the crowds, pushy sales people, and crazed bargain hunters. We're going to make it easy for you to relax, shop from home, and score tons of deals! Here's our list of Black Friday/Weekend sales:

Save an additional 25% at House of Spy using coupon code black. Expires Dec. 1.

Save 15% at I Clothing by using coupon code holiday before Dec. 1.

Save 15% at Valerie Dumaine with coupon code relax before Dec. 1.

Save 15% at Anastasia Lomonova using coupon code alblack before Dec. 1

Save 15% and receive free ground shipping on all orders at Snoflake with coupon code shop. Free shipping offer ends Dec. 1, 15% discount ends Dec. 8.

Save 20% at JUMA with coupon code paperdoll. Expires Dec. 15.

Save 20% on all regular priced Nokomis merchandise with coupon code nokolove. Expires Dec. 24.
Born and raised in Florida, as a young girl Julia Galdo had dreams of becoming a Marine Biologist. Her mother was president of the Greater Miami Shell Club, which gave Julia excuse to spend a great deal of time in the water doing weird stuff. Her love of the ocean pushed her to study science in college, until she made an unexpected jump to art school in her junior year. A graduate of the San Francisco Art Institute - she has been fixed behind the camera lens since.
A true storyteller, Julia's work is fresh and whimsical. We are thrilled to present "Trip to Nowhere" as part of our Artist Project.

To see more of Julia's work, visit her website.
As a former boutique owner, I keep a very detailed description of a "dream store" in my head. Montreal based Reborn comes very close to my ideal store, with their wonderfully selected and edited stock. Check their site for their newly released Fall/Winter lineup.

Now, if only I could afford half of what they stock...

Pictured Above:

Henrik Vibskov Jacket - $599
Collection K Cardigan - $629
Complex Geometries Scarf Wrap - $220
In Spring 2009 - Paper-Doll will be launching a designer interview series and we need your help. What one question would you love to ask independent designers from all across the world? Enter your question, along with your email address, for your chance to win a pair of exquisite Justine Boots from 80%20! To enter, click here.

I'm not a big accessories person - I like to keep things clean and simple. But, I love scarves. I miss them terribly during the summer. It only makes sense then that one of my favourite designers lately is KaPow Wow. Not only do they make some of the most amazing scarves, each one is created from reclaimed textiles.
Fun!

Visit:KaPow Wow
KidViskous is LA based designer Tiffany Lee's fun and quirky jewelry line. Her third collection borrows influence from the Nurave scene with lots of metallic, neon and playful silhouettes. Garnering wide spread attention are the Spex - nerd/Wayferer inspired glasses on a lightweight aluminum chain.
Visis: KidViskous or purchase online at Shopflick.

Now you can wear your sunglasses at night!
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