Green Fashionista

One woman's quest toward green fashion, green design, green work, and green living

Organic Entertaining: Community Supported Agriculture May 24, 2010

Filed under: entertaining,organic — Anne @ 9:24 pm

After moving to the West Coast, my husband and I joined a community supported agriculture non-profit and I’m delighted every week by the vegetable and fruit bounty in our share.  Apart from receiving organic, local produce, the share gives us an opportunity to experiment with new recipes and an excuse to entertain friends to explore the veggies together.  That’s why I decided to add posts about entertaining with organic produce to this blog.

Last week, I made the most of an abundance of gigantic fava beans by roasting them in the oven with olive oil, garlic, chili powder, and salt.  The beans were a great snack alternative to peanuts or pretzels. (I’ll need to take a picture and post it here next time I make them!)


Green Star: Josie Maran Cosmetics

Filed under: affordable,green star,make up,organic,skincare — Anne @ 4:46 pm

I’ve been hearing about Josie Maran’s cosmetic line, which predominantly uses 100% organic argan oil, for many years.  I’ve been reading about the moisturizer’s high vitamin E and essential fatty acid content.  With products ranging in price from $12 to $60, the line is actually reasonably affordable.  And the product selection is great – from make-up to creams to hair products.


Fall styles August 23, 2008

Filed under: fashion,organic — Anne @ 3:48 pm

Although it’s hard to think about warm sweaters as the thermometer climbs ever higher, I was recently introduced to a line that made me think of the cooler days to come.  Hess Natur is a Germany company that has been committed to green fashion and humane sourcing of materials since the 1970’s.  Recently, they launched their line in the U.S.

I like the gray cashmere sweater, which looks oh-so-cozy and the edgier moss-green wrap around top, which I’d wear with wide-leg black pants.

I really like that they have detailed but simple care instructions.


August 8, 2008

Filed under: fashion,jacket,organic — Anne @ 4:08 am

I’ve written about BTC Elements before and, while browsing their site recently, I came across this Emily Katz swing coat.  I’d wear the jacket with my orange shift dress for a flashback of some Jackie O glamour.

The jacket is on sale for $91 and is made of 100% Organic Cotton Fleece.


Green and gold all over June 23, 2008

Filed under: beauty,make up,organic,skincare — Anne @ 11:05 pm

With summer season in full swing, I’ve been looking for eco-friendly alternatives for self tanning.  One I’ve found sounds particularly appealing (although I have yet to try it, so I can’t promise it won’t glow or streak or smell kind of funny…):

Lavera Sunless Tan ($27.50) – it’s won an innovation prize in Europe and many European women have glowing skin, so it sounds like a good product :0)





Right on Target May 2, 2008

Filed under: affordable,fashion,organic — Anne @ 1:14 am
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There was more news about Rogan Gregory’s eco-friendly designs for Target in today’s Wall Street Journal (which actually has quite a few news items about fashion each week).  The clothes will be made from 100% organic certified cotton, which usually have a premium between 5-15% over non-organic cotton.  Great news: Rogan Gregory’s pieces for Target will be priced between $15 and $45.

Debut: May 9 -May 11 – Barneys New York

Then: May 16-May 18 – Barneys Los Angeles

After that: Target stores near you!


Victoria’s Secret Goes Eco-Friendly April 18, 2008

Filed under: affordable,fashion,organic — Anne @ 10:13 pm

After Banana Republic’s announcement of their eco-friendly line a few months ago, it seems that Victoria’s Secret is set to follow in the mainstreaming of green fashion.  Yay!

As I take my fitness routine outside, I could totally imagine wearing the yoga pant and top in organic cotton.  And I like the idea of snuggling off to sleep in the organic cotton pajama. And the prices are definitely right for basics like workout gear and pajamas.

For now, the collection has only 16 pieces (including organic bags), but it’s definitely a step in the right direction. I hope that we’ll see organic cotton sun dresses in time for trips to the beach!