"Tied together by our love of fashion and our desire to make a difference, we are influencers who believe in the power of clothing and its ability to transform the way a woman sees herself. We love sharing our looks on social media, and now we are sharing some of our personal pieces with you! You can shop our closets and know that every purchase goes directly back to Uncommon Threads to support and empower economically-disadvantaged women. It’s truly shopping for good!"
Dina is the founder of Patina, a lifestyle blog that covers fashion and style as well as a wide array of topics and issues that impact women moving into midlife and beyond.
Dina is thrilled to be a part of #UncommonInfluence, because she believes so deeply in the transformative power of fashion. “Working with Uncommon Threads is the perfect way to blend my love of fashion and styling with my passion for helping to uplift and empower women in need.”
Celebrity makeup artist and beauty expert Elan Bongiorno is a standout in the beauty industry. Her clients include Eva Longoria, Roselyn Sanchez, Victoria Beckham, and Kerry Washington. Elan believes in the power of makeup to not only transform one’s features but also one's confidence and attitude.
She is not only passionate about her professional work, but also equally devoted to giving back by volunteering her expertise to help women in need feel confident and gorgeous inside and out!
Evolving50 is about sharing tips for the ageless woman. Lisa enjoys creatively sharing information about skincare, makeup, lifestyle, wellness, and fashion so that any woman can feel her best.
“It’s about sharing, trying new things, and community. I want all women to feel capable, confident, and be the best that they can be”.
Beth is a mother, world traveler, author, blogger, and entrepreneur. Beth started her blog in 2015 at the age of 56, after raising her family. The motivation behind the blog's creation was simple but captured an important insight: there were few public examples of fashionable, independent women over the age of 50.
Style at a Certain Age is a lifestyle blog dedicated to aging with grace, strength, and beauty. Beth shares daily style tips, fashion, skincare, makeup, recipes, health & wellness.
Jess Dreyfus is a personal stylist and content creator in Los Angeles. With more than10 years working in the fashion industry, Jess took her knowledge and passion for helping women use their wardrobe as a tool and started her personal styling business.
“As a personal stylist, I’ve seen the transformative power of an outfit to change a woman’s day and mood. The whole inner/outer transformative work Uncommon Threads does resonates with what I do every day.”
Stacie is a mom and grandma whose style is casual. She loves pairing jeans with a trendy top most days and loves a girly feminine dress too!
She has always been into health (a retired occupational therapist) and self-care, which led her to sharing her beauty and lifestyle tips on her blog and Instagram.
Eugenia R. Hargrove is a style and wellness blogger based in Pennsylvania. She's worked as a pharmaceutical sales specialist for over two decades, an experience which lends itself to her writing and health tips she's shared on her website, The Age of Grace, for the last eight years.
In 2019, she won AARP's "Sisterhood is Beautiful" essay contest. That same year, she was featured in InStyle magazine.
Tracy Lee Harris
After a lifetime of wishing for a smaller frame to fit into all the amazing fashion she grew up surrounded by, Tracy made a major pivot when she turned 50 by embracing her size and her age. She moved to New York City to embark on a career as a curvy, mature model and has done print, television, and runway work.
Tracy loves learning from and connecting with other women, appreciating their openness, power and drive. She hopes to empower other women of all sizes and ages to embrace their unique beauty as well.
Susan founded Uncommon Threads, a nationally-featured nonprofit that empowers low-income women, out of her unique mix of experience and skills as a social worker, wardrobe stylist and style blogger. She has been featured in Boston and national press and is a strong voice encouraging women to own their power at every age.
Susan’s style is “chameleon” as it changes daily depending on her mood. Her motto is “kindness makes the world go round."
As the youngest girl in a family of 8 children, Diane grew up sharing clothes with her four sisters from a communal closet. “I’ll never forget how I felt when I finally had an outfit of my own that fit me perfectly and felt like me, not my older sister! I understood in that moment the transformative power of clothing!”
Diane has always been a lover of fashion. She modeled in her 20’s and now enjoys sharing her style, a mix of classic chic with a twist of edgy rocker vibes, with others.
Fashion and lifestyle influencer, brand ambassador and international
traveler (44 countries and counting!), Jamie loves ALL forms of fashion and is always willing to try something new.
As a previous menswear buyer, vice president of an insurance brokerage and
jewelry designer, Jamie has first-hand knowledge of the power of
clothing and how it can transform your demeanor, attitude & confidence.
Shannon is the face and founder of Oysters to Pearls, a lifestyle blog with a focus on all things midlife: fashion, skincare and fun!!
Her love of fashion started at the young age of 12 when she worked in her family’s clothing store.
During her 30-year career as a court stenographer, she has encountered women from all walks of life and understands firsthand how clothing can impact someone’s confidence and success.
Tonya has always believed in the power of dressing well. And she believes in empowering people. Tonya is a licensed school counselor and a certified life coach who truly believes in helping women look and feel their best.
“I spent 13 years as a young single mom of two, so I understand many of the emotional and financial challenges that the women who come to Uncommon Threads often face. I believe that fashion can be joyful and by simply wearing what you love, you can feel more confident.”
As a singer and voice teacher, Lisa is a story-teller by trade. She has always been fascinated by the tale that clothing tells about who we are, how we live and what we value. “I believe that style is a language of its own and that every woman deserves to write her own story that reflects her unique personal style.”
Lisa loves neutrals, modern and sleek shapes, and comfort is key. Effortless dressing formulas include pops of print and an occasional bright color!
Isabella believes that confidence is the secret to looking great and that fashion is a powerful tool of influence. “How we define ourselves can be reflected by the outfit we put on. It’s also transformative when we consciously choose an outfit to project an image of ourselves to others."
Isabella loves fashion and enjoys being a fashion and lifestyle content creator. She likes to wear striking clothes and accessories that make a statement whether it be classic, creative, edgy, feminine, sexy or chic.
Dana Allen Walsh
As the Senior Pastor of South Church in Andover, MA, Dana spends Sunday mornings donning a clerical robe in front of her diverse congregation. But as “The Reverend Wears Prada” on Instagram, she reveals her secondhand style complete with thrift store finds and shares her reflections on seeking the sacred in the ordinary.
Dana loves Uncommon Threads and believes clothes can be a tool of empowerment, creativity, and self-expression.