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Wednesday, November 26

ORGANIC COTTON - why it REALLY Matters


I'm so excited about these statistics!  
pic courtesy of  http://startupfashion.com


"Textile Exchange found that organic cotton compared to conventional has 46 percent reduced global warming potential, 70 perfect less acidification potential, 26 percent reduced soil erosion, 62 percent reduced primary energy demand, and a whopping 91 percent reduced blue water consumption."

Again, Ecouterre brings us the straight dope.  Quoted above, a comprehensive study proving once and for all that the production of organic cotton is so much better for the environment than conventional cotton production, finally.  

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Tuesday, October 28

STRIKE A (MAJOR) POSE!

She says this is particularly difficult and painful to hold.  No doubt!!

WhoWhatWear just posted a beautiful excerpt from Coco Rocha's new book, Study of Pose ($40.45 Amazon Prime).  I think I might have to buy it!  What a stunning celebration of the human body's ability to express so much in so many ways.  Ms. Rocha has always stood out as a model with a big personality and her editorials are first rate.  

It's astounding how weightless she appears in these photos.  These are poses, remember, not freeze-frame action shots!  



Wednesday, October 22

Deauville Beach Fashion ala 1930s!

I always did love a wide legged pant.  Check out these great old pics Retronaut dug up of of folks frolicking at the beach in Deauville in the '30s.  So much classier than the beach goers of today, no?
(Buster Keaton!  Josephine Baker w/ one of her cheetahs!)

The perfect playsuit - with clogs!!

Tuesday, October 21

BEEEautiful Vegan Leather Shoes on Kickstarter!

There is a gorgeous new Vegan "Leather" shoe collection trying to gain traction on Kickstarter this month and you can help them out!  No One's Skin by Ivana Basilotta uses a grain & seed based "leather" that she developed with the shoe gurus in Italy.  Aren't they spectacular?


I can't wait to see the suede!

Thursday, October 9

Organic Food Really IS Better 4 U

HA!  Finally the organic farmers of the world - backyard variety on up - are vindicated!  It is now proven that organic food is considerably higher in antioxidants & flavanones and MUCH lower in pesticide residues.
BUY ORGANIC.

(I don't know why the eggplants - they're just cool I guess:-)


Wednesday, October 1

The Most Chic Shopping Cart You Never Did See (Until Now)





One day designer Xavier Degueldre was asked by his young son where Les Chariots de Supermarche (French for Shopping Cart:) go when they die.  After learning they have a meager lifespan of 10 to 15 years he decided to do something about it.   After much prototype development and testing he came up with several clever chairs crafted from retired carts. And in honor of the original question, there are child size options.
This perfect blend of post-consumer waste upcycling and uber chic design is a perfect ambassador for the eco design world, no?

All are numbered and can be custom ordered in colors of your choosing.  They run between $750 - $1400Euros.
Etoile - child sized roller chairs

Cowhide! 
The Haussmann & Versailles I 



The perfect dining al fresco set up for your chateau lawn:-)
CRAZY about this green!