Leena Oijala

Articles by Leena Oijala:

Jeanologia: The Answer to Eco-Friendly Denim?


The much-coveted look of ‘distressed denim’ can now be achieved in an eco-friendly and sustainable way thanks to researchers at Spanish technology company Jeanologia. The company’s new laser technology creates the look of, vintage denim without the harmful and toxic effects on manual scraping or sanding.

From Reformation to Obvious: The LA Brand’s New Affordable Eco Fashion Collection

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Reformation, the LA based brainchild of fashion designer Yael Aflalo, introduces a new collection of more affordable yet incredibly trendy clothes made from surplus fabrics. The breezy spring dresses, tops, jackets and skirts are mixed with impeccably cut staples that will make you pray for those upcoming sunny days.

More Pleats Please! Spring’s Must-Have Look is in the Fold: On Trend

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ColumnPleats are back in style this spring, so take a cue from the likes of Marilyn Monroe, Joan Crawford and Pat Cleveland and add a new dimension to this season’s wardrobe.

Recently seen on the likes of the red carpet and the streets of NYC and Hong Kong, wear your pleats either in bold and quirky statements or as subtle and chic details. Check out our top 6 picks in pleats for this edition of On Trend.

1. BLANKNYC Pleated Faux Leather Skirt

Cute and sexy, this vegan leather,

Cozy Up With Chunky Scarves and Bulky Sweaters: On Trend

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ColumnUse this edition of On Trend as a style guide for staying cozy during the holiday season. Style up your pile of bulky sweaters and chunky knits for a boho chic and unbelievably comfortable winter time outfit!

Chunky Scarves 

Chunky scarves, like the Snowflake Marled Loop by Knit Collage above, are the trendiest way to keep your neck and chest warm, and those nasty winter colds at bay. We love the varying textures and quirky fiber combinations that ultimately let you pair it up with almost any color. Wear your chunky scarf …

10 Gorgeous Slow Fashion Gift Ideas to Last a Lifetime

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Slow down this holiday season and buy your gifts from fashion brands and designers that value sustainably sourced materials, local manufacturing and intelligent design. Our Slow Fashion Gift Guide is full of gorgeous attire and accessories that will become gifts that last a lifetime.

1. Melody Poncho by Use Unused

This beautiful poncho from Belgian brand Use Unused is made from surplus materials and hand knit in Belgium. Wear it over winter sweaters or dresses and top off your look with a chic hat.


6 Knight-Worthy Eco Fashion Designers from the UK

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Known for its street style, punk rock past and plethora of talented, conceptual designers hailing from institutions like Central Saint Martins and the RCA, the UK is bound to boast its fair share of eco fashion designers.

Check out these 6 fashion designers using sustainable fabrics, upcycled materials and ethical production practices to make their gorgeous garments.

1. Ada Zandition

Based in London, designer Ada Zandition creates fashion pieces for the intelligent, confident and aware woman. Her work is informed by science, the environment, contemporary architectural forms and and futuristic fantasies. …

Holiday Outfits that Sparkle with Sequins, Beading and Lamé: On Trend

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ColumnGlam up your holiday outfits this season – sequins, metallics, beading and glitter are back in style. Take the spotlight at your next party as you shimmer and shine in our favorite picks from made in the USA and eco-friendly fashion brands.

These stylish, on trend picks will glam up all of your holiday outfits from the casual to swanky. Look great and seasonal with the sparkly shine of gorgeous beads, sequins, lamé and more.

Rocket Skinny Jeans

Channeling space age metallics, these crackling silver jeans are …

7 Stunning Bikinis and Swimsuits for Your Winter Getaway

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Already planning your winter getaway to melt away the chill of winter weather? We’ve got you dialed with our top 7 eco-friendly bikinis and swimsuits from our favorite brands. Choose from simple styles, lively prints, sexy cuts or more sophisticated one-pieces and feel confident by the poolside or on the beach on your next vacation.