Entries Tagged as 'Casual'

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

Cozy up with Komodo (on sale)

Pure class with the Komodo Brown Wool Cocoon Coat, $149.25… …or pure Americana* with the Komodo Chunky Zip Top Knit, $144.54. Both on sale at the UK’s Fashion-Conscience.com. Komodo is a British eco line that has been around for a whopping 20+ years. It was originally founded on a combination of good design and creating employment in developing [...]

Tuesday, October 6th, 2009

Why I’m Over American Apparel

It’s taken me ages to finally post about this. But I’ve been feeling compelled to share my “evolved” feelings toward American Apparel — and they’re not so good anymore. Yes, I’ve posted about the company a fair amount here, and yes, I own a fair amount of the brand’s pieces. But no longer can I [...]

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

Save the Manimals, Buy a Necklace

After losing one of my old suede Manimal earrings a few months ago, I ordered a new pair this month. (Visiting the site was what inspired my “thank you” post a few weeks ago.) I placed my order for the $20 earrings and exchanged a few emails with super-sweet designer Kristen Lombardi, and when I [...]

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

FLP Getups: Wining in the Park (on the Last Days of Summer)

Skirt by Gypsy 05: Jewel Silk Mini 100% silk dyed with eco-friendly dye processes Ethically made in the U.S. $143 Shoes by Payless’ zoe&zac: Daisy Frayed Skimmer Organic cotton upper and shoelaces Recycled rubber sole $16.99 on sale Tote by A Healthy Green Home: Rice Sack Wine Carrier Made from random cuttings of recycled rice [...]

Thursday, September 3rd, 2009

Manimal Fall 2009

Dear Manimal, Thank you for your new fall designs. For these amazing new woven moccasins ($240), for not one but two gorgeous necklace designs using the suede scraps left over from the mocs (both $40), for hot pink suede (as on this clutch, also made from scraps, $160), and especially for the little fringe details on this suede purse ($80). [...]

Wednesday, August 12th, 2009

FLP Getups: On the Coast of Capri

Dress by Angelrox: The Wrap Dress Can be wrapped in an infinite number of styles — knee-length dress or drapey top 100% bamboo jersey (“natural, sustainable, antibacterial”) Made in Brooklyn, NY $158 Earrings by Prismera Design: Mimosa Earring Sustainable stainless steel with sterling silver ear wires (also available in gold) $70 Scarf by Alena Hennessy: [...]

Friday, July 10th, 2009

Summer Sales

I actually like to pay full price for things, because then I know everyone making money on the item got paid what they’d planned to get paid. (Which was, ideally, a fair wage at every step of the way.) In theory, when stores make all the profit they want off an item, they’ll be less [...]

Friday, May 15th, 2009

Payless’ Zoe & Zac: Missed Opportunity

Here’s a shoe I wanted to be excited about: zoe & zac, the green line Payless Shoes released last month. But no, these shoes weren’t designed for me. My first impression was that they were designed for mainstream appeal, and I could get behind that, but wait — even collectively, we have better taste than [...]

Sunday, March 8th, 2009

Masking Tape

I saw this twice this week and liked it for some reason — masking tape to hang stuff up. It’s not permanent or pretty, but it’s temporary and cute. And sometimes that’s okay. Top image via A History of Architecture via Le Bouton Studio. Bottom image via ellybeth on Flickr.

Thursday, November 13th, 2008

Organic and Recycled Materials for H&M Spring 2009

men’s On this blog, I have been an advocate of H&M‘s, in support of the transparency they show on labor rights and environmental efforts. In this world, genuineness and transparency are everything. However, H&M will never be anything but “fast fashion” — low-priced garments that will last anywhere from one wash to a few seasons [...]

Wednesday, August 20th, 2008

American Apparel gets PRINT

It’s called “Afrika,” comes in red+black and white+black as a tube dress, high-waisted leggings, a headband or a tube bra, and none of the above is over $34. A beautiful new addition.

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008

EXCLUSIVE Nau Fall/Winter 2008 Preview

You’ve probably heard the news by Nau: It’s back! (Sorry, couldn’t resist… and that one actually worked. Grin.) I have had the privilege of covering Nau’s comeback for Worldchanging.com, and with that has come the treat of meeting Mark Galbraith, Nau VP of Design, and Gordon Seabury, president of Nau’s new sister company, Horny Toad. [...]

Friday, July 4th, 2008

Public Library for Urban Outfitters helps empower Darfur

It’s hard to turn a corner without running into some kind of advocacy against the genocide in Darfur. God bless our collective conscience, right? Public Library designed these tees for Urban Outfitters, from which $5 of the $28 price goes to savedarfur.org. (Of course, you can also donate directly to the cause on the Save [...]

Thursday, June 26th, 2008

Tee us up, Edun Live

I saw U2 in 2002 on their Elevation tour, and I must say that one of my biggest take-aways of the night was that Bono is a DORK. (Affectionately!) He gives himself emotionally to his music and his crowds, and while Thom Yorke and Chris Martin somehow do this really attractively… Bono doesn’t. But as [...]

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

Corso Como shoes

What. A. Find. According to Sprig.com, Corso Como shoes are ethically and safely made by hand in Brazil of vegetable dyed leathers, with a portion of each sale going to women’s and children’s charities. These qualities alone are enough to make us love this brand, but on top of that, the line offers literally hundreds [...]

Monday, May 26th, 2008

Rogan for Target

When Rogan Gregory’s partnership with Target’s GO International line was announced last year, the big question was whether the designer’s respect for the environment would be reflected in the line. The answer? A resounding “Yes.” And was there really any question? With the notoriously-ethical labels EDUN, Loomstate and his own Rogan under his wing, it’s [...]

Wednesday, May 7th, 2008

“Goodbye for Nau”

I am disappointed and disheartened to let you know that Nau clothing company is closing up shop. With all its heart, smarts, R&D and TLC, we are losing a company with perhaps the most potential to improve the way the garment industry works. As part of its “winding down business operations,” everything at Nau is [...]

Sunday, April 27th, 2008

Terra Plana ‘Grass’ Part 2: Got!

We made a great choice — the shoes are sweet. Despite my suspicion at how they’d look when worn, they look fab. I went with black after all for versatility, and the suede heel sections make a nice variety of textures. They’re surprisingly low on the instep, as you can see, but they’re nice and [...]

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008

Earth Day buffet

Today is Earth Day, which, by the nature of my blog, I guess I should be celebrating. So let’s celebrate! It’s all-you-can-eat today… 1) Rashida Jones, better known as the season-long obstacle to Jim and Pam’s imminent romance, even better known as Karen from The Office, has launched an eco-friendly clothing line. Read a not-so-enthusiastic [...]

Saturday, April 12th, 2008

A little bird told me about Mon Petit Oiseau

I sat down today to create a “Get this look” entry — to snag a sweet runway or on-the-street outfit and find some socially-friendly pieces to recreate it, but then I flipped through the Mon Petit Oiseau spring collection, and my work was done. No need to search out anyone else’s styling — these looks [...]