Charming Women for a Cause

Photo by Page Evans
Julia Farr and Sissy Yates
Julia Farr and Sissy Yates

The Mina Charm (Photo by: Page Evans) The Mina Charm

Looking good and doing some good, that’s what Julia Farr and Sissy Yates  intended with the creation of The Mina Charm, a necklace they designed with the whole woman in mind.

The name Mina, according to Farr, is derived from the latin phrase “Cura Femina” or care of the whole woman. “Mina serves as a concrete reminder to take a moment to breathe, to create space, to be present and aware,” says Farr, owner of the Julia Farr Boutique.

Kathleen Biden and Julia Farr (Photo by: Page Evans) Kathleen Biden and Julia Farr

The charm is an abstracted form of the female figure encased in a circle. The circle represents “the circle of friends that help and support women,” says Farr.

On Wednesday night, this circle of friends gathered in the art-filled home of Alison Shulman to celebrate the launch of The Mina Charm. Fittingly, a portion of all proceeds went to Women for Women International, an organization that helps women in war-torn countries around the world.

Katherine Hoffman and Jennifer Altemus (Photo by: Page Evans) Katherine Hoffman and Jennifer Altemus

To learn more, visit Women for Women.

The necklaces can be purchased at Julia Farr 5232 44th Street, NW Washington, D.C. 20015