Green Fashionista

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

For coffee addicts August 23, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — Anne @ 4:01 pm

Sometimes, it seems that the coffee cup has become an accessory.  Now, there’s an eco-friendly version that is good for the environment!  This one comes from ModCloth, but I’ve also seen these at my local Whole Foods, where they sell out fast.

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Fall styles

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

 

Aveda and bottle caps, part 2 July 13, 2008

Filed under: beauty — Anne @ 4:09 pm
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I know that a lot of you are wondering if Aveda is still accepting bottle caps.  I gave them a call a few weeks ago, and they are!  You can bring them into the store or send the caps directly to recycling company at:

Aveda Re-Cap Program
ACA Waste Services
40 EADS Street
Babylon, NY 11704

 

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)

 

 

 

 

Politics and green fashion May 22, 2008

Filed under: fashion — Anne @ 4:53 pm

A reader sent me a link to John McCain’s online store, which launched eco-friendly T-shirts and paraphernalia this week.

 

Introducing the Green Star May 11, 2008

Filed under: fashion,green star,shoes,vegan — Anne @ 2:33 pm
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I remember receiving gold star stickers for doing great work in elementary school. As more and more celebrities launch eco-friendly lines, I thought it would be appropriate to give them “green stars” to acknowledge their contributions to eco-fashion.

The first of these Green Stars goes to Natalie Portman, for her vegan shoe line at Te Casan.  The line is elegant, but has some playful touches and colors.  My favorite is definitely the purple playful “Plath” heel.  I also like that the line has quite a few “classic” shoes, including a faux-snakeskin pump, “Polly.”

One caveat: the high prices (~$350), but proceeds from the sale of these shoes go to support environmental and animal charities.