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Fashionably Political

Flashback to January 2008.

I was a junior in high school, obsessed with the presidential primaries. I’ve been really interested in politics since I was a little kid. I remember pretending to be sick the day after the 2000 election so I could stay home from school and know exactly when the winner of the election was announced (that wouldn’t happen for a couple more weeks, but I didn’t know that). But January 2008 is when I knew that I wanted Barack Obama to beat Hillary Clinton for the nomination, and to go on to win the presidency. I ordered my Obama t-shirt from his website, and wore it proudly for the next 10 months. It wasn’t the cutest of t-shirts, navy blue, with the Obama 2008 logo, and it had a weird sleeve/shape to it.

But in 2012 we don’t have to sacrifice style for a political statement. http://www.runwaytowin.com has pieces from top designers (Marc Jacobs, Proenza Schouler, Derek Lam, etc) that all support President Obama’s reelection campaign. They’re a little pricey, but super stylish.

Here are my favs:

Thakoon, $95

Derek Lam, $75

Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez (of Proenza Schouler), $45

All photos from runwaytowin.com, everything’s available for pre-order now

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