Smart Style For Bookworms and Sexy Librarians: On Trend


Reading is sexy. It expands our minds and imaginations, gets our neurons firing, and come on, who doesn’t love a good story? Bookworms and librarians have always had their own style, and in these days of e-readers and screen-skimming, the staid, page-turning of a tome is the ultimate in luxury. Of course, eco fashion designers know that smart style is sexy, so there’s plenty of stacks’ sartorial choices to be found—if you know where to look. 


Pelican Blazer by Feral Childe

Every woman needs a smart blazer, and the dynamic design duo of Alice Wu and Moriah Carlson who together design the Feral Childe label), know smart clothing. The tailored, sharp simplicity of this piece is just what we mean when we talk about smart style. Wear it over jeans and a white tee or to a business meeting over some killer trousers; either way it’s an investment piece you’ll never get tired of styling. Made in NYC’s Garment Center.

Feral Childe$425 


Pocket Silk Dress by Isabell de Hillerin

Clean and modest on top, but playful on the bottom, this Isabell de Hillerin dress is for all occasions. Plus, the back’s keyhole feature is a sexy surprise.  Made from fine handwoven organic silk in Berlin, Germany.

A Boy Named Sue, on sale for $350


Jett Classic by Modern Vice

The relatively new brand Modern Vice is making comfortable shoes in one of Manhattan’s only shoe factories. Designed by the stylish sisters Natalie and Dylana Suare (in a collab with Modern Vice), the Jett Classic in Oxblood is certainly a fall staple that will last for many seasons to come.

Modern Vice, $398


Stacks Necklace by Dirty Librarian Chains

Made from salvaged vintage pieces from a shuttered jewelry factory in the Northeastern US, it wouldn’t be an ode to reading without a nod to Dirty Librarian Chains. This necklace is part delicate part grunge, part rebel with a cause—but all class.

Dirty Librarian Chains, $175


Cruisin’ No194 by VuerichB. 

I love the two-tone detail of VuerichB.’s Cruisin’ sunglasses, especially with the fun detail that these sunglasses are made from recycled skateboard maple wood. Who woulda thunk! These upcycled, stylish shades are handmade in Barcelona.

Mahonki, 295 Euros


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images from the brand, collage by Juliette Donatelli



Juliette Donatelli

Working in the field of sustainability for over seven years, Juliette is passionate about its intersection within the fashion industry. Juliette began studying ecological conservation, and led consumer awareness campaigns around the world from water usage in southern California, riparian restoration in South Africa, food distribution in Paris and bison habitat in the Great Plains. She has launched her passion--consumerism and sustainability--into a place where it hits home--fashion. Juliette is the founder and editor-in-chief of, Director of Sustainability at Manufacture NY, and loves to read, dance, swim and enjoy the occasional glass of champagne.