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Mindy Scheier

Don’t Miss #HipNJ Mom Mindy Scheier’s Inspiring TED Talk

#HipNJ resident Mindy Scheier, President and CEO of Runway of Dreams, was selected to share her inspiring story in a featured TED talk! WATCH NOW and spread the word that Clothing CAN Make A Difference!

About Runway of Dreams: Runway of Dreams Foundation (RODF) was founded in 2014 by Mindy Scheier – a fashion designer and mother of a child with a disability. Her journey began when her son Oliver, who has a rare form of Muscular Dystrophy, wanted to wear jeans to school like his friends. She soon realized that millions of people around the world were also struggling to access fashionable clothing that meets their needs. She envisioned a world where adaptive clothing for people with disabilities was mainstream. After spending 20 years in the fashion industry and opening a design school for kids, Mindy decided to combine her experience and her passion by creating the Runway of Dreams Foundation.

The Runway of Dreams Foundation is a nonprofit that works toward a future of inclusion, acceptance and opportunity in the fashion industry for people with disabilities. Founded on the basis that clothing is a basic human need, the Runway of Dreams Foundation develops, delivers and supports charitable initiatives to broaden the reach of adaptive clothing and promote the differently-abled community in the fashion industry. Through adaptive clothing donations, employment opportunity initiatives, adaptive design workshops, awareness building campaigns and scholarships programs, the Runway of Dreams Foundation is empowering people with disabilities with opportunity, confidence, independence and style.

For more information, visit RunwayofDreams.org.

New Year’s Eve Fashion Guide

You may be starting to panic if you haven’t found that perfect outfit to wear when ringing in the new year. #HipNJ is here to help. Here are some fashion tips for New Year’s Eve!

Sequins are hot right now. Find yourself a sequin top, skirt, or dress and get ready to turn heads.

Chokers can complete any look, especially when paired with a faux fur jacket.

For New Year’s Eve, it’s all about gold. Whether it is your dress or your shoes, make sure something you’re rocking features the gorgeous color. As far as for the rest of the year, we think that violet will be hot.

Regardless of what you decide to wear, confidence is key.

Now, time to address those of you who are brave enough to be in Times Square for one of the coldest NYE’s on record.

Forget fashion! Your number one priority is not freezing to death. 

Put on your favorite scarf, hat and gloves, and anything else that will add warmth. Hold onto your hand warmers as tight as you can and have a safe and happy New Year’s Eve!

 

Runway of Dreams and Tommy Hilfiger’s Adaptive Movement  

Tommy Hilfiger has partnered with Runway of Dreams to create a special collection addressing the challenges the differently-abled community faces each day when getting dressed, and #HipNJ wants to tell you all about it!

According to their official website, the Runway of Dreams Foundation was founded in 2014 by Mindy Scheier. Scheier was a fashion designer and mother of a child with a disability. Her son Oliver, who has a rare form of Muscular Dystrophy, wanted to wear jeans to school like his friends. She realized that millions of people around the world were also struggling to access fashionable clothing that meets their needs, and envisioned a world where adaptive clothing for people with disabilities was mainstream.

After spending 20 years in the fashion industry and opening a design school for kids, Mindy decided to combine her experience and her passion by creating the Runway of Dreams Foundation, a nonprofit that works toward a future of inclusion, acceptance and opportunity in the fashion industry for people with disabilities.

The collaboration with Tommy Hilfiger features clothes for men, women and children. Magnetic buttons, one-handed zippers, and adjustable hems are only a few of the features that can be found. To shop the collection, click here.

To learn more about Runway of Dreams, click here.