Eco Style West Vol. 6

Sustainable style news and events from EcoSalon’s West Coast fashion correspondent.

Jewel of the West – Celebrate Earth Day with a stop by jeweler extraordinaire Kirsten Muenster’s trunk show at D&H Sustainable Jewelers in San Francisco on Friday April 22, 4–8 pm  &  Saturday April 23, 11 am–6 pm. Taste wines from local small production wineries and learn about Muenster’s latest designs and inspirations for her exquisite line featuring ethically-sourced stones and materials. Muenster’s work is always a revelation, her handmade designs displaying the delicate interplay between a practiced eye and a thoughtful artisan uniquely illustrating the treasures nature has to offer. EcoSalon will be on the scene.

Runway Headway – Venice’s Abbot Kinney Boulevard may be one of L.A.’s hippest shopping destinations but my recent visit surprisingly failed to unearth any green fashion finds. If Earth Day is about inspiring action, the people at the G2 Gallery are leading the charge with their Eco Runway for Earth Day on Friday featuring the conscious active wear of Zavella, a socially-responsible clothing company. The GoodMakers Street Team will promote chemical-free makeup and Venice-based artisan Veronica Brigitte Rose with Ladjili jewelry will showcase her handmade crystal jewelry. Tasty treats by Chipotle.

Birthday Suit –  Honor the planet’s birthday this week by slipping into something more comfortable with the world’s best body treatment, Duchess Marden’s new Body Serum. The line’s founder, Mill Valley-based Marla Steuer, has created the most sensational and effective beauty remedy I’ve ever tried. Stunningly packaged, the paraben- and preservative-free Body Serum is an expertly blended mix of Steuer’s signature highest-quality Damascena Pure Rose oil with anti-aging qualities of pure, plant-based elements such as apricot kernel oil, jojoba oil and skin-restoring sea buckthorn fruit extract and candlenut oil. The gift of feeling able to face transition with a renewed commitment to what is truly necessary this Earth Day, makes it worth every penny.



Rowena Ritchie

Rowena is EcoSalon’s West Coast Fashion Editor and currently resides in San Francisco, CA.