Glamour Project, founded by Kara Fox and Evvy Shapero, is dedicated to improving the lives of the disadvantaged through kindness, compassion, and photography! Their studio... homeless shelters throughout the greater Los Angeles area; their subjects... those who have suffered great loss.
Marilyn Feldman, milliner and social worker, has recently joined them and has expanded the project to Massachusetts and the San Diego area.
Glamour Project is where hidden beauty blossoms before the lens of the camera. Kara and Evvy arrive at homeless shelters with a team of volunteers, make-up and props in hand for an afternoon of what best can be described as the girlish pastime of “dressing up.” Each person is given a make-up application, a fashion styling, and her “glamour shot” as a gift... a heartfelt reminder that she is acknowledged and cared for, despite her current circumstance.
The radiance captured in each photograph is unmistakeable. The seeds of change have been planted so that these women can begin to reclaim their confidence, beauty and sense of hope.
If home is where the heart is, as the saying goes, how devastating it can be to lose your home. However, it is important to remember that being homeless is a circumstance, not an identity. We believe that through a more glamorous identity comes the beginning of a new belief in oneself and in life’s possibilities!