Monday, February 11, 2013

Supporting My Friends !!!

I have so many amazing friends doing so many amazing things I just wanted to take the time to share them with you.

My good friend Christie is a teacher for a New York school with 24 fifth graders. Through donors,  Anyone is  able to give back to these children and help their school and learning experience be a great one.
I wanted to share with you Christie's technology and book project  for her students and hope that you would help her complete her projects to give these children in school computers and books to both learn and play with.

From Christie:
"Do you remember how awesome it was to use a computer in elementary school?

My students attend a public school in New York. The class is made up of 24 fifth graders who truly enjoy learning. They are enthusiastic about learning new things and working together to help one another comprehend and achieve to their highest potential.
My Project: I am requesting two MacBook Air laptops for our classroom. These two laptops will change the course of the school year and allow my students to use these fantastic resources of technology to expand their learning. They will be able to use the laptops in small groups to research, as well as type their edited pieces of writing to publish them.
These laptops will be used daily to enhance my teaching and my students' learning. I will be able to use these two laptops for many years to come as well. These two computers will be used by over 100 children who will benefit tremendously from them."

I just supported Mrs. L's classroom project: Laptops For Our Classroom! If you chip in to help her classroom reach its goal, we'll see the impact through photos, thank-you notes, and a cost report showing how every penny was spent.

Mrs. Luciano is using, an online charity that makes it easy to help classrooms in need.

To help Mrs. L reach her goal for her 5th grade classroom please click the link below.

And right now they have a 1 for 1 offer going on. For every dollar you donate they will match it  up to $500 !
Wish I had known that when I made my donation, but how amazing!!!
Enter match code - HEART to get the 1 for 1 deal !!!

My beautiful Cousin Jennifer Giannitti - The Jewelry Designer.

My cousin Jennifer started a jewelry company where she hand makes all of her pieces. During the summer I wore a beautiful handmade piece from her made of glass beads and real shells (pictured below). Her pieces are unique, 1 of a kind and definitely stand out, and her packaging is super cute. If you're like me and love and appreciate a beautiful handmade piece, you will love and adore her line. Check out her Facebook fan page below, her website is coming soon :)

Visit her Facebook Page here-

My Gorgeous best friend and business partner for Have Faith Swimgerie- Lilly Ghalichi 

My beautiful friend Lilly Ghalichi is doing it big, and as I like to say- "Go big or go home" !
Not only do we own, design and operate a swimwear line together called Have Faith Swimgerie but now Lilly has started her own business called Lilly Lashes- a luxury lash line with prices everyone can afford.

"It’s well known that Bravo Reality Star Lilly Ghalichi is obsessed with anything and everything GLAM. Her cast mates have dubbed her “ The Persian Barbie ”, and Lilly brings her #GhalichiGLAM home to millions of viewers each week via her hit reality show, The Shahs of Sunset.
While filming for Shahs, Lilly found herself disappointed with the selection of false eyelashes. The synthetic lashes were too cheap and fake looking, and the human hair lashes were either not glamorous enough, or simply unaffordable.
Lilly decided to create her own line of eyelashes made of all human hair that she could use to create the ultra glam eye looks she craved, while still keeping it natural looking. Today, Lilly Lashes can be seen on some of Hollywood’s hottest starlets, and the best part is, they’re affordable for the everyday starlet too.
If you’re a GLAM-aholic you came to the right place. Go ahead, indulge in a few pairs of Lilly Lashes and welcome to the #GhalichiGLAM experience."

Loved a look you saw of Lilly? Well on her website she has pictures posted of her out and about and lists exactly which Lilly Lash she is wearing!!!

To me, I always trust a company who's owners actually use and wear their own product!

Check out Lilly Lashes today and get familiar with the #GhalichiGlam experience

My Good Friend Joey Lasalla aka Joey Fitness for 

I have to support my East Coast family. Joey and I go way back- back about 10 years to my modeling days in NYC. He's always been into fitness hence the name and recently started a watch company called Juiced!  The watches are all super cute, durable, and interchangeable and not to mention a GREAT price. 
They are for both men and woman, and I particularly like the watches because they are BIG! I love big watches. I ordered myself the grey and baby blue ( for baby niko :) and I cannot wait to receive them!
They come in a variety of styles and colors and are gaining popularity FAST!
So I wanted to share his company with you and hope you'll love them and pass it on to your friends.
Instagram page: @juicedwatches
The owner and my good friend @Joeyfitness

And Last but not least - Jilly and I started a 
Baby Blanket & Accessory line!!!

Some of you may know Jilly from our office - Have Faith Swimgerie; she has been the manager of our company since we started. Well in July, Jilly found out she was expecting a baby. 2 months later, I found out I too was pregnant.  We are both very crafty, love to sew and since becoming pregnant our interests in a baby line of some kind has sky rocketed. So we decided to join together in our love of homemade, handmade items and start a Baby Blanket and Accessory line named after our Babies to be,

Besides designing something we're now so passionate about, the best part about this whole process is us donating a blanket for a blanket. I seriously cant wait to see the orders coming in and the pile of blankets for charity GROW!!! There is no better feeling than giving back to someone in need and we are so happy to be able to do that.

I would love to hear some of your favorite baby and child charities as we will be donating to many different charities, not always the same one.

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Thank You again


  1. You are so amazing woman!! I wish you all the best! :)


  2. Such an inspiring post, congratulations Jennifer on your new business. It really is an amazing idea! I wish you guys the best!

  3. I love you're supporting your friends and family! I'll be checking out your new Facebook page, for sure. Isn't it amazing how growing a life inside you can also help grow a new passion!?! Babies are so inspiring. My little guy pushes me to better everyday, and it looks like Niko is doing the same for you.

    Best of Luck Girl

  4. Jennifer I am so happy for you and your new baby Niko blanket and accesories business.:) It's so kind that you take the time to share your friends and love ones businesses. I will for sure take a lot at all inlcuding the teachers link. It's awesome that you are helping. Wish you all the best! I am myself am a mom of a little princess name Sofia. When she was born I opened an online baby store but it's been so hard to get any views and traffic, I work really hard but unfortunately it's been really hard for me. Would love if you would visit my boutique and also my blog. I know you probably get these requests a lot but it would mean a lot to me. You are great inspiration to a lot of the readers here.
    Take care
    Love from Toronto

  5. Very nice to someone supporting and acknowleding their loved ones. Too many people only support themselves! :)


  6. Jenn I'm sooooo glad you two decided to do this and also the way you are doing it too!!!! You truly are a beautiful soul!!!! Just adore you so much!!!!

    Supersicfan aka christy ;)

  7. Which do you prefer: Lilly Lashes or Velour Lashes?

  8. Hi Jennifer. I have a question for you. I emailed but not sure if that is an email address that goes directly to you. I was wanting to know if you wanted to take part in a company I am starting, it's an online luxury boutique, featuring contemporary and couture fashion. I would love to feature Have Faith and BNLP Couture at the boutique as well. I am looking for a business partner and investor. I am looking for someone who understands fashion, and not just invest but actually knows the world of fashion. Please let me know if you are interested. We can exchange emails and go from there if this is something you can see yourself doing. I want to take this boutique big places and have experienced consultants ready to take on this project. Please let me know what you think and I will check back. Thank you so much Jennifer. I appreciate how you support your friends and start up companies as well.

  9. Just reaf your "1% wife" blog and I must say that I was skeptical that you were just another beautiful trophy a billionaire had by his side. It's beautiful to see that even after falling in love, getting married (and more recently becoming pregnant) that your passion and independence was the samr as it was when you had your first job. I own many have faith swimgerie pieces (theyre to die for!!) and as long as you and Lilly are making them I'll support you two dynamic, fabulous and wistful women! Kudos to you for staying true to yourself - even though you are bombarded with naysayers. Xo

  10. Jennifer, first of all congrats on baby Niko, looove the name by the way, I follow you on Instagram, but I decided to stop by your blog, for two things: 1. I love love love the way you write and tell your story, your life story, you just make it to heart touching it's amazing.. and 2. I also have a story to tell I would like to tell it to you, all I can start saying is I am a 24 year old single mother of a two and a half month baby girl♥ I'm mexican by the way lol.. I would love to contact you, but I noticed you don't have an email address or a PO Box, do you? If you could tell me another way to contact you or would you contact me, I am desperate for someone like you to hear me out and give me an advice.. my email is
    XoXo, Angela

  11. I truly admire how much you give back!! You're such an inspiration Jen!!!! Ps- you couldn't be any hotter prego!!

  12. Can you tell us about your exercise while pregnant? I just found out I'm pregnant too! 5 weeks ! and I am so tired- but I intend on keeping my regular exercise routine, which is totally adaptable for pregnancy (yoga and walking/hiking). but I was curious what you do!

    Also do you intend on wrapping your belly after the birth and wearing one of those postpartum girdles? I'm already researching the best ones, bellybandit, bellefit, etc-- research shows they help you get your body back faster- in other countries it's the norm but for some reason not in america!

    What kind of birth are you planning? I'm planning a home water birth- have you seen "The Business of Being Born" by Ricki Lake yet? it's a must-see for all prego mamas!

  13. i hate how u never blog anymore :'''''( come on there must be so much to blog about and its even sadder cuz ur about to have a kid and then u really wont blog :(((((((((((

  14. Aren't you friends with Nik and Shayne Lamas Richie? Whatever happened to Shayne's skin care line? Or any of her products? Maybe you can lend her some of your work ethic and business sense! :)

  15. PS. I can't believe I just found this blog! You are AMAZING and such a wonderful female role model. I look forward to more updates and wish you a happy+healthy pregnancy. :)

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