Sunday, April 18, 2010
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Soap: Yardley London Oatmeal & Almond with Natural Oats
Shampoo/Conditioner: Tie between 365 Everyday Value and Organix
I have wavy/curly hair and I love these products because they don't dry my hair out unlike traditional shampoos and conditioners which contain harsh chemicals. They smell pretty great too.
365 Everyday Value
Where to purchase? Your local Whole Foods Market.
My favorite scents is Mint, but they also carry Citrus, Lavender and Fragrance-Free versions.
My favorite scent is Nourishing Coconut Milk, but they just introduced a bunch of new scents. I can't wait to try Cherry Blossom Ginseng. The brand also carries several other scents such as pomegranate green tea and passionfruit guava. Yum.
Curly Hair Product: Organix Nourishing Coconut Milk Style Mousse
If your'e a curl-girl like myself, you know how hard it is to find a product that no only works but is also earth and animal friendly. This isn't marketed specifically for curly hair, but I have loose to medium curls and this provides just the right amount of hold without making my hair sticky, greasy, crunchy or any other unpleasant adjectives. I just finished my first bottle and bought three more. What? I have long hair!
What are your favorite eco-friendly products? Share with us in the Comments section!
Sunday, January 31, 2010
Image Source: Vogue UK
I'm really happy to see an emerging market in sustainable fabrics, especially in luxury goods and hope more designers will follow suit in designing garments that are not only vegan but also good for the environment. If couture and luxury markets lead the trends, mass markets are sure to follow.
We're taking notice and incorporating some of these ideas into our etsy shop. Some of our hats and scarves contain post-consumer recycled yarn.
Our vintage items speak for themselves, but we're really excited to start offering accessories, some of which will be made of repurposed fabrics. We'll offer some ready-made pieces as well as take custom orders. If there's fabric you really love and would love to be made into this kind of a hair pin/broche, contact us and we'll work with you to create something.
Who and what are your favorite eco-friendly and animal-friendly designers and brands? Please share - we'd love to repost.
Friday, January 29, 2010
Dream Sequins: Ready Steady Go! Please feel free to repost and share with other fashionista friends.
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Photo most likely from Style
Apparently, certain people are tired of Galliano's historical contextualizing in couture. If Galliano was stuck in a historical understanding of clothes without a calling forward to modernity, I would agree with this point of view. I don't want to see Victorian clothing outside of the Victorian era; however I do want to see clothing for 2010 which is an update and an extension of Victorian era clothing. In fact, I do think Galliano sets his collections in a historical setting and takes off from that setting and brings it forward into the present and to the future. Here's what it comes down to, I don't believe that the historical context of most of Galliano's work is a lack of creativity on his part, but an acknowledgment of the fact that what is today is the product of what was yesterday.
I am neither a fashion expert nor a historian, but I am very interested in art, artistry and the anxiety of influences and the review inspired that interest in me to come forth. Perhaps I give fashion and fashion designers too much credit? Let me know what you think!
Friday, January 22, 2010
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
I can't carry that dress off myself; I don't have red carpet events to attend and running around in downtown Manhattan in a lavender ruffled dress would draw some looks. But I can take adopt the ruffles and adapt them into my personal style. One way that I'm currently adopting this style trend is through ruffled scarves. I find fun and trendy scarves to be the best way to update my look while keeping to the core of my own personal style.
I wear a lot of scarves, and by a lot I mean, a whole lot. I have boxes and drawers full of scarves and shawls I've either made or bought. I love them. Once when I was in London visiting Mr. Fiance, I forgot a scarf at his parents' house and didn't notice that it was missing till a year later when I went back and saw it hanging in the closet there. This year I added ruffled scarves to my collection and last week I wore a plain white t-shirt from Uniqlo with a gray ruffled scarf like the one pictured wrapped tightly around my neck and it added both volume and flair to an otherwise boring look.
We just put a ruffled scarf up on our shop and if you've been to the to store you'll have seen this blue scarf.
I'm currently just a few inches away from finishing the same style scarf but in a dark pink color and I think it would be a great look to wear both the blue and the pink scarf intertwined together over a neutral color.
As soon I go back on my word and purchase the pink yarn again I'm going to finish this scarf and put it up on the site so you can add a bit of candy pink ruffle to your wardrobe...everyone needs some candy pink ruffles :)