I’m sure that all Illamasqua fans know about the Sophie Lancaster Foundation – since its conception in 2008, Illamasqua has fundraised for the foundation. If you don’t know about Sophie Lancaster, she and her boyfriend took a walk through a local park, where they were targeted by a gang simply for looking different. Sophie was one cool girl – red braids in her hair, piercings, lashings of black kohl; all in all, living and expressing her individuality. What happened to Sophie – and there’s no way around this one – is that she was kicked to death. For kohl. By people who had no tolerance for expression and no understanding of individuality.
I mention this today because the anniversary of Sophie’s death passed last week. Each time this comes around, we’re reminded that The Sophie Lancaster Foundation exists to stamp out ignorance about sub-cultures and to remind us to be respectful of individuality. By supporting The Sophie Lancaster Foundation, you’re helping to push away boundaries that shouldn’t exist. So, a quick reminder of the Sophie Blush (£21.50) from Illamasqua above, from which £1 goes to the foundation, and the Sophie Eye Pencil (£15) from which £3 of each purchase goes to to the foundation. You can find them both HERE.
There’s also a brand new download by Bad Pollyanna that’s also raising money for The Sophie Lancaster Foundation, also available in the link above.