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Real Beauty Real Women and Celebrities Join Cause to Create Change

3 Nov

Posted  by Jacqui Phillips

On Sunday July 18, 2010 I had the honor and privilege of being part of a wonderful charitable event “World Peace Begins At Home”.   Many of my friends and clients attended and donated to this wonderful cause to save the voiceless victims of domestic violence and give them a voice!  I want to personally thank Strengthen Our Sisters, Celebrity Hairstylist Eric Alt and his team, Christy Chang from Healthy Tans, Hello Gorgeous Salon beautiful ladies, Alexa Prisco and her Glam Fairies, Olympic hopeful Toni Geiger,  ESPN host and the lovely Ashlee Ray, Sandra from Solo Dove PR, Pasquale Destro Management, Mary Brooks for Deploy America, Jacquelyne Joyah, Laura Koski from Doll Cosmetics, Danielle, Christine, and Jillian Staub, Lori Michaels,  The Style Network, Vuivision, and Jacquelyn and Rick Aluotto for donating their time and precious energy and talent to make this event happen.   If it was not for Jacquelyn Aluotto and the rest of these beautiful souls this event would never have happened.

This day was very special to me because our show Real Beauty Real Women is not only about beauty, celebrity, etc… but it is really about how do these women and men that we feature on the show feel about social issues.  Are they socially conscious?  What do they put their heart into for humanity? Doing this show has been so exciting to see the different dimensions of people.  Being a part of such a wonderful event where everyone pulled together as one to help create change for the better of humanity.

During this journey of being part of this event gives me a lot of gratitude because I realize I have been very lucky because I have such a loving and supportive family, a loving boyfriend, and loving friends.  It is so scary and upsetting to see how these women are just like you and me and yet the ones they loved turned violent and in many cases murderous.  It is hard to wrap your mind around because this has been such a taboo topic, hence why these people are voiceless victims, (until they meet Sandra Ramos that is at Strengthen Your Sisters).  I have had the privilege to hear their stories and why we must fight for these people and children is because of too many reasons to list.

Why is it OK for someone to harm you physically and emotionally, which in turn is a scar for life and they “the batterers “end up with everything and you have to leave everything you have and know?  Why are there not better laws to protect?  Why does everything get so disillusioned and sometimes corrupt when it comes to these cases?  We must fight hard for these people and children.  You may wonder why I keep saying people and not women, but men are victims as well we just don’t hear about it as much.  These people are teachers, nurses, mothers, sisters, daughters, sons, professors from all walks of life.  This is not a crime that chooses it happens to all walks of life.  So the next time you hear about someone in need of help.  Help them.  It can be as simple as going through your closet, giving $5 for food, giving some beauty supplies to a shelter you never have used.  Remember these people have given up everything for life!  So help them continue theirs.

Our local charity here is Strengthen Our Sisters founded by the Angel of Earth Sandra Ramos.  If you would like to educate yourself on this cause please watch the award-winning documentary that will change your life and outlook “Not In My Backyard” by Jacquelyn Aluotto.

Please stay tuned on Real Beauty Real Women for more exciting events to take place.

Love and Blessings,

Jacqui Phillips
Make-up Artist
Jacqui Phillips Cosmetics


Not In My Backyard

1 Nov

Not In My Backyard by Jacquelyn Aluotto

“Not In My Backyard” is a documentary about battered women and homeless children in America.  It really shows how we live in an unjust and antiquated world where old out of date laws never change, and people with closed viewpoints from the past remain to this very day.

Jacquelyn Aluotto: I first started this film for the purpose to raise needed money for the victims of domestic violence, money that could be used to help break the cycle of violence they are stuck in and provide a safe haven for them as well.  Shelters everywhere are closing down due to government cutbacks and something needs to be done.

The average homeless child in America is nine years old, and over four women are murdered each and everyday due to domestic violence. Fifty percent of all homeless people are children and women, most fleeing abuse and trying to start a new life.

You have to ask yourself what is happening to this country, and this is exactly what I did in my film. I posed this question in different ways through statistics, raw footage, interviews, archival footage, and taped statements. There is an epidemic that has been brewing in this country for years and it affects people we all know daily. I have seen this epidemic with my own eyes and through the lens of my camera for six years.

For those six years I created different relationships with many different victims, social workers, directors, advocates, lawyers, judges, and caring individuals who are all involved personally or professionally in the cause for domestic violence.

I feel honored to have met and befriended many of these individuals and I know their stories will really touch everyone who views the documentary. My hope is this film will inspire others and make people aware of what is going on around them. I want people to be shocked into action by what they see, I want them to question the laws and decisions created by our government and our society. I want them to stand up and do something about this huge problem that is affecting millions of people. I want people to care.

This is why I created this film. This is why I have no investors so these safe havens will get as much money as possible to stay up and running. We as a society and government ignore what is going on in our own yards. The film is getting a great response. I have obligations. I gave people my word that have no voices and are living in fear, that I would help them.

Everyone told me it was impossible to film in underground shelters. I did. They also say it’s impossible to change the world. It’s not. I see people helping people and changing lives every day.

Danielle from The Real Housewives of New Jersey raises money for battered women at Boxers NYC September 14th

1 Sep

On Tuesday, September 14, 2010 Boxers NYC, the number one gay sports bar
in New York City, will be hosting an event for Strengthen Our Sisters, a
grassroots, community based, nonprofit, 155 bed shelter program serving
homeless and battered women and children. The event will be hosted by none
other than New Jersey¹s own Real Housewife, Danielle Staub, with guest
comedian Oscar Aydin. The event begins at 10pm and concludes at midnight.

Danielle Staub plays host as guest bartender, mixing drinks and posing
with all the boys. Standup comic Oscar Aydin, will be on hand to bring
comedy to the night with his unique brand of balls to the wall boy gay

Danielle Staub, is a former model and dancer as well as the star of the
hit BRAVO reality show The Real Housewives Of New Jersey and author of New
York Times best seller The Naked Truth. Oscar Aydin is a standup comedian
and actor who has recently made appearances at Carolines on Broadway and
stars in the upcoming gay soap opera comedy 16th & 8th.

You can find out more information on the nights charity, Strengthen Our
Sisters from their website at:

There is no cover to enter and no tables will be flipped. Come and support
a great charity by partying the night away.

Tuesday, September 14th at 10pm
Boxers NYC
37 West 20th Street
bet 5th and 6th Ave.
New York, NY 10011
1,2,3,A,C,E,L,F,V,N,Q,R,W trains to 23rd St or 14th St.
(212) 255-5082

For press photos, press coverage and interview opportunities please
contact Stephen Schulman at 646.246.6060 or at


8 Aug

I am Jacquelyn Aluotto and this is what I have to say:


WORLD PEACE BEGINS AT HOME is an event that took place in NJ to help save STRENGTHEN OUR SISTERS domestic violence shelter. I created this event because I feel that there is so much happening in America and whether our government can’t assist or will not assist we need to help each other.   This event was so refreshing to me. Everyone donated their time including REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NJ Danielle Staub who gave a compelling speech as a survivor of abuse,  Her daughter Christine showed the women how to walk in the fashion show, and her other daughter Jillian attented, Singer Lori Micheals also attented,  STYLE NETWORK  JERSEYLICIOUS star Alexa Prisco and The REAL BEAUTY REAL WOMEN (RBRW) team celebrity stylist Jacqui Phillips, Jacquelyne’Joya and Eric Alt made over 40 battered women from the shelter so that they could look and feel beautiful. They got a complete head to toe make over and Jacquelyne,Joya Inc also donated all the dresses for the fashion show. We wanted the women to be able to keep their dresses and accessories. They loved being in the fashion Show and all look so radiant. The women strutted their stuff. RBRW and my personal Publicist and right hand Sandra from Solo Dove Public Relations donated her time. Ashlee Ray from ESPN donated her time and co-hosted the event with me. My friends and family all helped so much for 2 months to pull this event together. I was inspired to see everyone working so hard for such an important cause. We raised since July 18th the day of the event over $11,ooo. Please we still have $450,oo0 to go. Strengthen Our Sisters has 8 houses where battered women and their children seek refuge for a safe Haven. Every 6 hours a woman is murdered in this country by her spouse. 50 percent of  homeless people are women and children fleeing from abuse in their homes. Every 9 seconds a women in America is being beaten. This is an epidemic now. Teenagers are getting abused in  their High School. The statistics say 1 in 4 high school girls are being abused. Strengthen Our Sisters breaks the cycle of violence, poverty, abuse, ignorance and homeless. This is a movement I am proud to be apart of and hope everyone else will be inspired also. If we do not start learning to heal and help each other the human race will become extinct. We are producing a WORLD PEACE BEGINS AT HOME SERIES to show people how to create an event in your state and your community  to help SAVE  your CAUSE. We are all passionate about different cause in our back yard. I want to know what yours is and I want to help you make a difference in the world. You can watch my documentary NOT IN MY BACK YARD. I spent 7 years in battered women and children shelters to show how they live and make people aware of what is happening in our yards. We also have a Not In My Back Yard Series showing people not only what is happening in America but how we can solve these social issues. 100 percent of the profits go to victims, and the organization that help save lives and break the cycle. To learn more about Strengthen Our Sister or to donate go to

Below are some pictures of the event! Hope you enjoy them!

Star of the hit Style Network And E! Jerseylicious Alexa Prisco and Jacquelyn Aluotto speaking at the event.