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About alleviating poverty through fashion (2010): "As someone who is very interested in fashion and has been doing a lot with the fashion world recently, I thought it was a really amazing idea to try to alleviate poverty through such a strong industry and it's something fun as well. Rather than giving to charity, this gives people the means to fight their way out of poverty themselves with dignity. It gives them the chance to work. It gives them their pride."

Olivia's Inspiration Story


It's amazing how much a person can influence on you and change you. My experience was so special to me. I will tell you everything: When I saw the 1st Harry Potter movie, I thought that it was really good. It was like me being lifted into the magical world along with all the famous actors and actresses. However, once I saw Emma Watson appear into the light of the film...I was astounded at her amazing ability in acting. Each film seemed better and better, and I watched her slowly grow up into a beautiful teenager. Finally, the 3rd film of Harry Potter came out and whilst watching it, my heart was pounding - I couldn't wait till Emma appeared on stage, due to her amazing ability in acting. When I finished watching the movie at home, I kept rewinding to each bit where Emma would appear. I slowly watched her way of projecting her voice etc. I slowly got into Emma's world...I looked in galleries of her, clothes...the more I saw her Fashion etc, the more I wanted to be like her. But because I am so different from her, with a completely different fashion, I just got clothes similar to her. Also, her amazing character has made me stronger, making me feel more determined to do everything. For example, I got 82% for my History Exam. Why? Emma Watson. She helped me through it. She made me determined and to help me truly be myself. I thank Emma for her being Hermione, and I thank Jo for making this amazing, stupendous website!