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Metallic Glam: The Gold and Silver Standard Gowns

Metallic Glam has been identified and secured by Style.com and WWD as a significant category for this fall. Designers such as Marc Jacobs, Ralph Lauren and Donna Karen all offered up their renditions for this eye-catching trend! Fortunately, eco-designers were equally ambitious and attuned. Linda Loudermilk included a sleek and […]

5 Decor Trends That Go Too Far

Your editor has had enough. First, a recap: On the green path to Woodland Chic, we’ve seen faux bois. And regular old bois. Unless you’re an oblivious sort of fauna you know that 2008 has been having a field day with all things sylvan. At EcoSalon, we’ve covered this nature-inspired […]

Eat Your Meat and Feel Good About It, Too

Many people are confronting the ethical dilemma of eating meat produced through factory farming. And the recent Pew Study confirms some of our worst environmental and public health fears. At some point, the claims of “all natural” at the local grocery store’s butcher counter just start to ring hollow. What’s […]

Grain Power

A desire to see wood striations seems ingrained in our modern sensibilities, from the art of Rex Ray to the sleek carved furniture gliding into showrooms and onto green websites. The most skilled craftsmen have always been keen on sharing their process which often involves revealing the beauty of nature […]

Sail Away or Stay Grounded, Denim Style

You don’t have to wait for Fleet Week to enjoy the seafaring vibe. Nautical style is always classically stylish and works for any age. In a search for the perfect sailor pant, I scooped these Marina Trousers by Del Forte. The brand is known for using 100% organic cotton and […]

Today You Are a Mensch

Where have all the flowers gone?That’s a question some Bar and Bat Mitzvah guests have been asking as more and more party throwers replace costly, throw-away floral centerpieces with food baskets for the needy. It’s a concept that challenges the Keeping up with the Steins trend of families trying to outdo one another with […]

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, […]

Grain Power

A desire to see wood striations seems ingrained in our modern sensibilities, from the art of Rex Ray to the sleek carved furniture gliding into showrooms and onto green websites. The most skilled craftsmen have always been keen on sharing their process which often involves revealing the beauty of nature […]

Don’t Ditch Your Skinnies Yet! Latest Denim Trends and News

Keeping up on fashion’s next trend is essential for planning a lean and green wardrobe – one that maximizes each item’s wearability and longevity. At the two-day Denim by Premiere Vision trade fair held in Paris earlier this month, attending designers revealed denim’s newest direction. Moving away from distressed and […]

How To Wear It: Polka Dots

How to wear polka dots without looking like a 50s pinup. Polka dots. You’ve seen them on the runways but aren’t quite sure how to wear them without looking like a 50s pinup or your grandma’s apron. Fear not, there are plenty of ways that this classic pattern can fit […]

A Lick of Eco Lacquer Does the Trick

Lacquer. So modern, so sleek, so juicy with those pops of fresh color. And not the garish black lacquer furniture of the 80s, but the chic sheen of eco-friendly lacquered finds. Yes, eco-friendly! We’ve all been tempted to trade in mixed greens for fish ‘n chips. The Bamboo Salad Suite […]

True Green Confessions

I adore canvas tote bags. This is an issue, considering that the whole "tote bag concept" is supposed to be about combating waste by reusing a canvas bag rather than tossing yet another plastic one. But if, like me, you’ve never seen a canvas bag with a witty message or […]

Tina Spies: Geometric Modern Lighting

It takes a lot of research (and a lot of time) to stay on top of the latest décor trends, but don’t worry about falling behind due to your busy schedule. We’re constantly searching to bring you up to speed on the hottest eco looks. This week, modern geometric lighting […]

A-OK in AOKI

This season I’m really digging the high-waisted wide leg jean, but I’ve been having trouble figuring out how to pull it off. I’m petite (or itty bitty as some like to say) and “big” looks most often drown my slight figure. The other day at the office I noticed a […]

Grain Power

A desire to see wood striations seems ingrained in our modern sensibilities, from the art of Rex Ray to the sleek carved furniture gliding into showrooms and onto green websites. The most skilled craftsmen have always been keen on sharing their process which often involves revealing the beauty of nature […]

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 […]

Tartan Is "On Trend" – We're Seeing a Pattern

We’re all warm and cozy at the news that Tartan is "back". Plaid patterns are a trend that always comes back around; fortunately this time it’s free of grungy jeans and Doc Martens. Keep it modern with pieces like this Stewart + Brown button dress. A perennial favorite, S+B always […]

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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 […]

Foodie Underground: Give ‘Em Something to Tweet About

The fact that Twitter changed the food cart movement is no news; foodies consume deals and specials from dining entrepreneurs like they’re candy. But the micro-blogging site hasn’t just become a guerrilla marketing tool to get the word out about tacos and tempeh, it’s becoming a source of foodie inspiration. […]

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