August 3, 2009
Congratulations to Ralph Kelleners of Belgium. He is The Discerning Brute July Contest winner! We challenged our readers to take a photograph of themselves that demonstrates how they speak up on behalf of animals, people, or the environment! Here is our winner:
We thank him so much for the work he does on behalf of animals. The picture he submitted (above) shows how he raises awareness about painful and outdated experiments that companies like Proctor & Gamble continue to conduct on animals like rabbits.
Enjoy the organic cotton, French terry cardigan from COVET , worth $110 USD.
And thank you to all of our readers who entered for all of the amazing work you do! We are truly inspired.
July 1, 2009
Win this $110 COVET organic cotton, french terry cardigan!
Straight from COVET‘s fall 2009 menswear collection, this organic french terry cardigan is warm, soft, and luxurious. Tara St. James of COVET has been creating superb, handcrafted, organic garments for both men and women for years.
You can win this COVET cardigan in a few simple steps:
- Take a photograph of yourself that demonstrates how you speak up on behalf of animals, people, or the environment!
- Send to TheDiscerningbrute@gmail.com. The Subject line must read: JULY CONTEST: COVET (otherwise it may get trashed)
- The best, most moving and creative photo wins!
- Deadline is July 31st.
- The winner will be announced August 1st.
May 3, 2009
I made history recently. I am the first man ever allowed into a Ladies Lotto monthly meeting. I really had no idea that dudes were not allowed into their top-secret conclaves, but when I showed up at the door, I immediately knew I was in for trouble. “What are you doing here? No boys allowed,” She said, with her arm blocking the entryway.
Joshua Katcher with Summer Rayne Oakes photo© andreabakacs.com
Thankfully, my friend Summer Rayne Oakes saw what was happening, and came out and vouched for me. Summer was the special guest speaker that night, so she had some serious bargaining power. After much fanagaling (I was told I could only have one drink!) and she led me into no-man’s-land! The room was packed with really cool gals. I was a bit of an eyesore, so I got to meet a lot of people. All these ladies were doing really awesome stuff – and the host was one of our favorite designers, Tara St. James of Covet!
I’ve been raving to all of my gal-pals that they absolutely have to join this network of independent, motivated, creative businesswomen! It was a really supportive, motivational, and inspirational collective. Summer Rayne spoke about her new book: Style, Naturally, and the process of writing and publishing. There was vegan food and drinks and lots of networking going on. I truly felt honored to be allowed into their midst.
If you have a lady in your life who would benefit from a network of smart, savvy, hooked-up peers, definitely tell her to join Ladies Lotto. Right now!