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Summer Must Have: the (eco) Maxi Dress

Just the other day at the office water cooler (no, really), I overheard a few über chic ladies gushing over a maxi dress they found online. How timely, considering that I had already decided to bring you one of my eco favorites in the way of this easy summer trend. […]

Stripe Two

In my personal fashion guidebook, a sleek pair of striped pants is as essential as a perfectly fitted, hip-hugging pair of jeans. Years ago, I found my ideal striped pants and I simply wore them to death. Finally realizing that I couldn’t possibly repair another seam or obliterate another stain, […]

The In Crowd: Transparent Accessories

Rewind a decade to my high school days – I remember longing for all the clear accessories that lined the shelves of “juniors” stores at the local mall. I opted for the see-through buckle clasp handbag and dainty rhinestone-accented Lucite heels to attain the desired look. Jumping back into present […]

Cobalt Cocktail by Kyumi

Who wants to stick to basic black when there’s such an extensive palette to choose from? For me, green is almost always the answer. But this year, I find myself being drawn to the brightest blues I can lay my hands on. This Kyumi ruffle sleeve dress in bright sapphire […]

Week in Chic Fashion Links

      There’s lots of activity in the fashion blog world this week-deals, beauty tips, and more. Check out these links. The Bargain Queen tests the theory about Tarte’s 4 Day Stay Lash Stain mascara. Watch the video to see what happens. Hip Candy is selling some cute shoes she purchased […]

Renewal Notice: Recycled Publications

I interrupt your web surfing for some breaking news. Fresh off the press, I bring you a fad so hot the ink’s hardly dried: decor crafted from recycled publications. You readers – and everyone else in the world of style – can’t seem to get enough. Print media may be […]

Go Eco and Off-the-Shoulder

We show off a lot of ecoSkin fashion around EcoSalon because well, we like their style. And now they’ve captured the latest fashion forward off-the-shoulder trend with the Mercury Top. Somehow ecoSkin has found a flattering way to recreate this look from the flamboyant days of Flashdance. Frankly, I’m shocked. […]

3 Essentials for an Eco-Modern Home

If you’re committed to eco-awareness and love the simple appeal of minimalist décor, these essential tips will help you to create the eco-modern home you crave. Remember that less is more and aim for simplicity. Limit the amount of objet and wall decor and hide unnecessary clutter behind cabinet doors […]

Tribal Style Treasures

I’m not entirely sure what to make of Mayan mythology that has the cosmic calendar coming to an end in 2012, but in the meantime, there’s work to be done. Poverty and lack of education and opportunity are probably greater threats to the people of Guatemala. You can help by […]

Teal for Two

EcoSalon’s fabulous editor, Sara, will occasionally send me links to eco-fashion finds that she thinks are special. I love Sara’s taste, especially in dresses, so I was excited to share this pick with everyone. The MINT by Jodi Arnold belted easy dress she found on Pink Mascara is to die […]

Facebook Friends: the More the Merrier?

Mitch Goldberg wants to be my friend? Oh, my God. I haven’t seen Mitch since UCSB and those magical walks along the beach experimenting with the kind of salad ingredients that prompt spiritual awakenings. It was on one of those trips that I experienced an epiphany, deciding if I could […]

Yours Truly, Bermuda

Back in the day when I traveled to the island, the staple Bermuda shorts worn mostly by men had not yet become an international symbol of casual chic for women. Nor did the shorts look like today’s counterpart. I must admit that I’m thrilled by the reinvention. I find that […]

The Eternal Stiletto

There was a time, oh…say a year or so ago, when suddenly the stiletto was nowhere to be found. After years of developing my personal collection, the shoe I considered a classic had vanished from high fashion. Round toe, wedge, stacked heel, “Ëœ50s pump all plastered the magazines and runways. […]

Yellow Fever

Before the fashion magazines had yellow splattered all over their pages, I had my eye on the warm hue. My eye goes straight to anything and everything golden these days, and I’m certainly not going to let the current trend get in the way of indulging my personal inclinations. After […]

What's Ur Bag?

Reusable shopping bags are all the rage these days and I’m glad to see it! After all, it’s the environmentally conscious thing to do. What’s Ur Bag?, makers of flexible, funky and totally reusable shopping bags has added social consciousness to the equation. What’s Ur Bag? has outsourced all their […]

Sublet with a View

Your precious possessions are in storage, you’re off to a new place, and you find the perfect short-term sublet in one of those thrilling everybody-wins moments. That’s the spirit of adventure, ease and freedom that New York designer-entrepreneurs Tara and Inessah bring to Sublet Clothing, their new eco-apparel company. The […]

The Tuscan Table and Magnificent Morocco with Peggy Markel

Are you yearning to get on a plane to a beautiful, exotic place where you can learn to cook – and properly indulge in – slow, delicious, authentic local food? Peggy Markel is a peripatetic artisan goddess and Slow Food leader who hosts cooking tours to Morocco and Italy. She’s […]

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On Trend: Tropico

Put a summery twist on any wintry outfit with this week’s tropical-themed picks. This week’s theme may have something to do with me being on vacation in the Canary Islands. But, no matter where in the world you’re in and how cold the outside temperature happens to be, these tropical-themed […]

Taxidermy: Sustainable Chic or Complete Eek?

Is taxidermy too macabre for home decor? Taxidermy, a Greek word meaning skin arranging, is something one might associate with cat obsessives or hunter-types that rely on hoofs and antlers to mount their egos. The collection of artistic taxidermy meanwhile, which was traditionally a rather Victorian pursuit, has given the […]

Foodie Underground: From Trendy to Tradition

ColumnWhy we have to stop thinking of the “foodie” movement as a trend. Luxury continues to inspire the culinary world, and its eager diners. From $3,000 dinner reservations to a select list of the world’s 50 best restaurants, the top tier of the food chain is elevating the art of […]

The Rise of Geoengineering: Smart? Safe? Too Easy?

Though the it’s-too-late set seems to be growing, most scientists agree that when it comes to human-induced climate change, there are solutions. Most of these solutions are ambitious. Some, in fact, might be too ambitious – and perhaps too dangerous on a number of fronts. Geoengineering is exactly what it […]

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