The Friday Five, Vol. 3

A weekly round-up of EcoSalon’s top stories.

Take five. Here’s an at-a-glance chance to reconnect with or catch top stories you might have missed this week at EcoSalon:

Are you getting tired of hearing the same old runway stories during fashion week? Writer Abigail Doan writes about new trends gaining momentum during the recent Fall 2011 in her piece, Moving Beyond The Runway At Fashion Weeks Globally. Sustainable fashion shows are re-thinking runway for “Editors, retailers, and fashion lovers who want to fully inspect and comprehend new concepts in the pipeline.”

Sweet Jane? As the Gentlemen Prefer Blondes co-star to Marilyn Monroe, actress Jane Russell was the epitome of alpha female for many, empowering women and making a mantra for our writer, Libby Lowe, when Russell said: “Nobody chaperones the chaperone. That’s why I’m so right for this job.” A self-proclaimed “Teetotal, mean-spirited, right-wing, narrow-minded, conservative Christian bigot,” later in life, Russell was also against a woman’s right to choose. Lowe looks at our relationships with celebrity figures.

Noise is one of the biggest pollutants we have to deal with and it doesn’t matter where you are. Shelter editor Leigha Oaks offers a fun new way to combat it at home, enabling us to block out the upstairs neighbor’s stilettos and little Jack’s incessant tuba practice by putting A Hex On All Your Noises. Made from hexagon shaped wood wool, the pieces add geometric glamor to your home.

Bills are serious. Heart attacks are serious. But food? In Foodie Underground: Why So Serious? columnist Anna Brones asks us to save some humor for the table and realize food should be enjoyed, not dissected.

In The Goldberg Variations: Recycling For Baby Boomers, columnist Susan Goldberg pokes fun of the small numbers on recycling and why “The Boomers” who invented ecology and even Earth Day didn’t think ahead to when the generation would be older and blinder. Goldberg says: “It’s bad enough that people my age can’t wear skinny jeans or two-piece bathing suits anymore – at least let us recycle our Activia containers.”

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Amy DuFault

Amy DuFault is a conscious lifestyle writer, consultant and fashion instigator. She resides in Cape Cod, Massachusetts.