Sunday, February 27, 2011

Mother Nature Is One Fashionable Woman!

LOVE that shoulder!
Dress by: Margaritiya Mileva; made entirely by rubberbands! 

Yeah, I know. It's AWESOME. I can't wait to order it!

We hear it and see it everywhere:


But how much are we really contributing to the Global crisis to the rise of Greenhouse gases? And is fashion taking advantage of this crisis to market and sell products to those soft sided consumers who want to "go green"? As a fashion hungry, tree hugging activist, I see labels and signs slapped everywhere on canvas bags, t-shirts, and collectible keychains, advertising these green slogans.

But in reality, (I learned this in my environmental science class :) most of those items aren't even  recycled themselves. It's that same canvas bag you buy at any store, only with those cute "green" symbols and pictures. 

The same energy, water, and electricity being used even if it didn't say "I'm not a Plastic Bag" on it. 
Sure it isn't, but be honest.
How many times did you get a plastic bag from every store you shopped at with one or two items in each plastic bag, only to have a pile of them at home, throw it away and repeat the vicious cycle again?
You have NO idea how much I always go shopping with my friends and see them get bag, after bag, after bag. It's true. Plastic bags don't decompose and stay in landfills forever like these
But you can return all those bags back to the store for recycling.
I've returned my collected bags and got extra closet space! :)
Or just be a smart and stylish. Carry that tote bag you have lying in the bottom of your closet and make it your Super bag for the next time you go out; for your necessities and your purchases.
Isn't it better to not have to carry so many bags anyway? 
And stepping away from the topic of the bag lady, one of my favorite designers, Stella McCartney, is the queen of luxury and eco-friendly. 
The British designer makes it her goal to deliver her customers the quality of fashion without sacrificing mother nature for it.
Stella McCartney S/S 2011 

Why shouldn’t it be possible to adopt a more natural, organic lifestyle without forgoing luxury? I believe it’s possible to have all these things without compromising your personal beliefs and the safety of the environment. – Stella McCartney

Even If you can't afford Stella McCartney, fear not!
My favorite store, H&M, is always affordable and up to date in fashion.
The store currently has (and had) an organic line that uses recycled or organic materials and fabrics in stores now! It's everything you get from H&M: style and affordability. My two favorite things.
Besides, even if these pieces are organic, doesn't make them less in quality than what you would normally buy that isn't organic. They're different.
They're special!

the bustier on the far left is on my list this spring! 

So when you're shopping for your Spring Essentials this season, be a smart, eco-friendly shopper! 

Immerse yourself in something that doesn't need to make sense.

Boy, oh boyyy. Isn't it just WEIRD to hear your own voice?

I just discovered this when a friend of mine posted this video on my facebook wall, 
here's the interview I did for the Spring 2010 MoMA: In The Making class: Experiments with Paper!

I'm currently just got accepted into
MoMA's Stop or I'll Shoot! Performance and Photography class this Spring Semester & the classes have been going ah-mazing!

I caught this photo just in time!
MoMA In the Making essentially is the best free art program out there for Teens in the city! 
And if you're a high school student interested in the program or like me, is desperately trying to find a creative outlet for your bursting artistic talents, consider applying for MoMA In the Making's Summer Program and fill out an application here: 
& Look out for my exhibition coming up this April! 

Sunday, February 20, 2011

"Like" & Vote for me to become "Best Dressed Blogger" !

they always pick the bad picture of me...
40s/50s modern twist

I want to thank everyone who voted for me on Refinery29's Next Style Blogger Contest!
Your support is all that mattered to me! ♥

I just recently got selected by and Fashion Indie as the "Best Dressed Blogger" Contest on:

All you have to do is (SUPER easy like last time, pinky swear!) click the "Like" button above my picture on the website, just like you would on facebook!
You don't need an account to "Like" and vote for me!

I could really use that Spa Certificate.
Maybe if I win, I'll wear the Manolos and get a spa treatment for my feet from walking in them ;) 

Take me to Japan-Soho

these beauties are visitors in our city and took to the streets of Soho in all their eclectic, colorful glory! 
the shoes are what caught my attention from afar!
the camera case is actually available for G11s by some Japanese designer. Go figure!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

"Around the World" in...20 minutes?

I'm already madly in love with Urban Outfitters for all their quirky jewelry and modern-vintage clothing. So when I heard about an event they were throwing at the UO in Soho, (since when does UO throw events?!) featuring various designers collected and scouted from around the world to come together and debut their collections right here in NYC! RSVP + 2! The collections will be available at Urban Outfitters this Spring/Summer! But for now, It's party time!
festive :)
how adorable! Each guest was given a paper "passport" and get their passports stamped by each designer from around the globe. After getting a stamp from over 10 different designers at each booth, each person was given a free goodie bag! *add a hip, hip, hooray! here*
Free manicures! 

hello new curtains of summer 2011! 
loved the combination of leather and denim in these shorts! 
designers of The Local Firm
the button down with kisses is what I can imagine myself wearing a million different ways...
$133.00 will not let me style it in any way ;) 
is saving Instant Photography from extinction and inventing and manufacturing entirely new and creative instant film materials for vintage Polaroid cameras!
This event was filled with fashionable guests! 
the turban is one of my favorite things this season! And those shoes were amazing!
I definitely remember her at the Alexander Wang event! She's a blogger alright! :)
by Rodebjer S/S 2011
Some of my favorite looks in the Rodebjer lookbook provided in the goodie bag:
laugh a little, ya know? 
MiniMarket: photo by Rob Kulisek
Le Mont St. Michel: photo by Lukasz Weirzbowski 
This is what your brother does when you're not in your room.
YMC: photo by Zhang Jungang & Li Jie 
I like my eggs that way too.
The Local Firm... reminds me of Alexander McQueen. No wonder it's my favorite. know it ;D

Friday, February 18, 2011

Milly for Clinique

Designer Michelle Smith for Milly designs a makeup bag for Clinique

Me and designer Michelle Smith
Milly Spring/Summer 2011
"It's relaxing" the designer says on her time after fashion week

Me and stylist Dianna Lunt for Glamour magazine!