Monday, October 20, 2008


Mens wear as womens wear.....

1. American Apparel Unisex organic cotton v-neck $19 americanapparel
2. Tamasyn Gambell Long Silk Scarf $230 fashion-conscience
3. Fin Organic Cotton Twill Narrow Pants $200 fashion-conscience
4. Melissa jot+ay oxfords made with recycled/recyclable plastic $70 eco-tobi
5. Matt and Nat carton paltrow bag $295 eco-tobi
6. Hovey Lee gumball cocktail ring $52 eco-tobi


Eco fashion is the only fashion according to three new magazines. Eco-chick introduces us to Coco Eco, Peppermint and Eco Glam! 

Friday, October 10, 2008


While setting up a new "pet store" on 7th avenue, Banksy was able to confuse and upset New Yorkers who for days spotted animals such as a Leopard and Monkeys through the unfinished window.   As a part of his first New York installation "The Village Pet Store and Charcoal Grill", Bansky displays artworks that include a couple of chicken nuggets sipping ketchup, hot dogs writhing underneath heat lamps, two fish fingers floating in a fish bowl and robotic rabbits wearing pearl necklaces.  Bansky's explanation for the pet store that appears to be a  fully funcationing retail outlet was "New Yorkers don't care about art, they care about pets, So I'm exhibiting them instead".   He added the Philosophical aspect to the work , saying"I wanted to make art that questioned our relationship with animals and the ethics and sustainability of factory farming but it ended up as chicken nuggets singing."  The pet shop is open for business everyday until midnight through October 31st. 

Thursday, October 9, 2008


Gossip girl's favorite shopping destination, Henri Bendel, has just gone fur free! The decision was made by the stores parent company, Limited Brands, which does not sell any products made from or containing fur. So next time you are looking for a mink stole or the newest Uggs boot you will have to go elsewhere Blair Waldorf.


Pop up stores are all the rage and eco-fashion leaders Edun are setting up temporary shop in San Francisco and Los Angeles this fall.  Partnering with Azales in S.F. October 6-19th and Ten Over Six in L.A. November 4-16, the line will be selling it Fall/Winter 2008 collection.  15 percent of total sales will go to charities ONEXONE and the H20 Africa Foundation. 
via treehugger

Wednesday, October 8, 2008


*Feral Childe Calatrava Sweater $140

Beklina has received a new fall shipment filled with sweaters, dresses, scarfs and other beauties to keep you warm in the upcoming months. New Designers Feral Childe (amazing) and ID Organics along side store veterans Stewart + Brown and Linda Loudermilk make for a recommended shopping experience.

Monday, October 6, 2008


 Alexander McQueen's Spring 2009 show

Balenciaga Spring 2009

Ahhh. Paris. How we adore you and more importantly the Fashion weeks you host. 
For Spring 2009 shows, designers seems to have the enviroment on the brain.

Alexander McQueen 's runway was backed by a video projection of a revolving Earth and flanked with an assortment of stuffed animals of endanged species. Through program notes, McQueen explaned he had been pondering Charles Darwin , the survival of the fittest, and the deleterious results of industrialzation on the natural world.   Wood like, florals, and updated animal prints covered skinny-leg pants, nude netting shifts, fit jackets and cocoon dresses.

Nicolas Ghesquiere for Balenciaga, played with textures, and played shine vs matte to make models look like walking solar panels. Describing it has "sci-fi couture" pushed the limits of what one can wear, with dresses, jumpsuits and A-line tunic tops that looklike they had been pumped from a modernize industrial machine. To create solar power...