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Saturday, January 24

YES! Upcyling Car Seats into Couture!

pic from Sustainable Brands blog, thank you.

I am so excited about this year's Redress EcoChic Design Awards competition.  Look what these designers came up with by upcycling car seat covers from the Ford Motor Company!  
Redress founder and CEO Christina Dean commented: “Waste-to-landfill is a big issue our planet faces and we at Redress work to raise awareness about how we can reduce this. The Redress Forum: Ford Design Challenge was a great demonstration of how sustainable design thinking is as relevant for fashion as it is for the automotive industry.”  (Sustainable Brands blog entry)
The winners were Veronica Lee from Malaysia and Amandah Andersson from Sweden with this entry: 

From Ford's website

“We scored the foam on the reverse side of the seat fabric, revealing color and texture reminiscent of the stone walls of the legislature,” said Andersson. The award-winning, architecturally inspired outfit was handcrafted in three hours.



Amandah Andersson is definitely a designer to watch.  You can peruse her amazing creations on her website here.


Veronica Lee doesn't appear to have a website yet but you can see her sketches here. 

Tuesday, January 20

Tilda Swinton on Clothes with History

"... It's only relatively recently that we have a fetish for newness," Swinton said.
pic courtesy of InStyle's website

Always a leader in thought and boundary pushing, luminous actress, Tilda Swinton recently performed the third in a series of one-woman plays about our relationship with clothing. Here she talks about the series and a bit about what clothing means to us, particularly clothes with history.

And here, blogger Alice Taranto, does a spread on Ms. Swinton's lovely Haider Ackerman choices.  LOVE! 






Saturday, January 3

MOOOOOVING!

Hello everyone!  Happy Belated Holidaze!  We made a hasty decision to move back home to Colorado precisely 2 1/2 weeks ago (husband job) and have made quick work of packing house, business, kids, snake and cat and we start the long drive North in a few days.  Exhaustion and sore muscles aside, it's a very exciting adventure:-)
Jag & Nevie will be in hiatus for quite some time as we regroup and set up camp in the foothills of the gorgeous Rocky Mountains outside of Denver.
So!  Stay tuned... there's more in store down the road (ha ha, lousy pun intended).
Cheers until then - 

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.  

Spread the news - tweet, pin, FB!

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!