Entries Tagged as 'Designer'

Friday, June 18th, 2010

One of ethical fashion’s best concepts yet: Eliza Starbuck’s Ultimate LBD

Remember The Uniform Project? To raise money and awareness for the Akanksha Foundation, Sheena Matheiken wore the same little black dress every day for 365 days, styled as creatively as imaginable and photographed daily. Today, the designer of that little black dress is doing something truly disruptive in the fashion industry: Eliza Starbuck is releasing her [...]

Monday, June 14th, 2010

T by Alexander Wang’s V Cut Bra: The ultimate summer layering piece

Earlier this summer while browsing the racks at Buy Definition with Grechen, I saw several underwear styles in the T by Alexander Wang line and thought, “Huh?” I didn’t understand them, but I didn’t think too much about them, either. But since then I’ve seen Esti Choi, the adorable and discerning owner of Buy Definition, [...]

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

The super-awesome inspiration of Samantha Pleet

Have you seen Samantha Pleet’s Sun Suit? Incredible. Available now at Beklina. And for a look at where its inspiration came from, Susie Bubble got to visit Samantha’s studio in Brooklyn recently and posted lots of pics. I think the two of us would be very kindred spirits! The pops of vintage red… Quirky with a [...]

Friday, May 28th, 2010


CLAREVIVIER La Tropezienne, eco tanned Italian leather, $320 CLAREVIVIER Messenger Tote, Nubuck leather with detachable leashed clutch, $345 CLAREVIVIER Remake Clutch 11.5″ x 11.5″, remnant leather, $149 The design goals behind CLAREVIVIER, designed by former French journalist Clare Guerrero Vivier, are described as “timeless style over trend, quality over hype, and progression over abstraction” — [...]

Thursday, May 6th, 2010

Alyson Fox at Spartan tonight

Austin is officially winning me over, and fast. Tonight I’ll be heading to Spartan, where Alyson Fox will be showing off limited editions of her work from 6-9. Yes, Alyson Fox, of Mociun collaborations and A Small Collection, plus countless features in design media like Domino, NYLON, Design*Sponge, Daily Candy and more. The Spartan folks sound pretty fantastic, [...]

Thursday, May 6th, 2010

Penelope & Coco handmade boots

If I had a few hundred extra dollars lying around, I would love to spend them on these Riina boots from Penelope & Coco, designed by Marisa Spinella. Each pair is handmade in Marisa’s studio in LA, and each of the collection’s five inaugural styles are a variation on the same boot shape. “We value the [...]

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

Early Jewelry: Handmade natural and reconstructed accessories

I recently wrote an article for KCFreePress.com about eco fashion in Kansas City, spotlighting three fabulous Kansas City brands. Today, a closer look at Early Jewelry. Kylie Earlene Grater grew up on a small Kansas farm, but rather than leave those roots once and for all when she moved to Lawrence in 2001, she has [...]

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

Stewart+Brown Spring 2010 collection + biannual closeout sale

Stewart+Brown just released their Spring 2010 line, along with a fun behind-the-scenes video at their latest photo shoot, and as a bonus, the brand’s biannual closeout sale will start Thursday at noon PST. For access, sign up here. Happy shopping from one of the most enduring and pioneering ethical brands out there. Via Ecouterre and [...]

Friday, January 8th, 2010

What a happy holiday: Terra Plana, pleather and recycled bangle bracelets

I had such a nice Christmas this year. It was a whirlwind of Midwest roadtripping (to Colorado, then to Oklahoma), but we were fortunate to avoid any snow-sasters, such as is covering Kansas City right now. There’s a foot of snow on the ground, and today’s high is FOUR! And the city can’t handle all [...]

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009


Sustainable fashion line Thieves is SO speaking my language. Designed by Sonja den Elzen and in its sixth season, I can’t get enough of these incredible silhouettes! Leather Warrior Jacket Siberian Top Wide Leaf Belt Thieves is sold through Thieves Boutique, an online boutique whose vision is to sell not only its house line but also goods [...]

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

Built By Wendy: That’s how she rolls

I love ponchos, and I love belts-through-slots that make baggy things look fitted, and I love trench coats, and I love Built by Wendy. So obviously I love this piece of outerwear. But you would never guess the coolest part about it — Wendy designed it in collaboration with 1800wheelchair as a coat that is easier [...]

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

Paris’ Ethical Fashion Show + Valentine Gauthier

The beginning of this month marked the bazillionth-ever Paris Fashion Week, and along with it, the sixth-ever Ethical Fashion Show. I was flattered to have been invited to judge this year, but alas, I was not able to make it to Par-ee. (One of these days…!) The show looked and sounded truly amazing, and Ecouterre posted [...]

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

Samantha Pleet, you’re so sweet

This leather trench-inspired onesie is awesome. Per-fect! Samantha Pleet’s Fall 09 collection is her first of the eco-friendly persuasion, made in NYC at a wind-powered factory and including some organic pieces. Also, I want that rug very badly. Via Starre at Eco Chick

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 23rd, 2009

Ecouterre Launched Today

I’ve been a reader of Inhabitat for a few years now, soaking in their coverage of green architecture and consumables. They’ve always covered eco fashion to some degree, but as of today, they’re launching a new blog devoted entirely to it: Ecouterre! It’s about time… I’ve always really enjoyed Inhabitat’s fashion coverage (yes, even from [...]

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

Lalesso Bazaar: Ethically Made in Kenya and On Sale Through Friday

Lalesso is a socially aware company to watch — and right now, it’s one to buy from ASAP. The Maridadi Dress above is now just $30 (plus $12 shipping) during the company’s annual end-of-summer sale! From Lalesso’s site: ”All Lalesso clothing is manufactured under strict and extremely conscious ethical conditions in our self owned workshop in [...]

Monday, August 24th, 2009

FLP Getups: You Jetsetter, You

Vintage dress from The Way We Wore Moschino mini dress, hand-picked in LA Price upon request Recycled leather bag by Novella Royale Made from vintage leather jackets, with organic cotton lining Ships in recycled vintage fabric dust bag Handmade in Los Angeles $584 Vintage riding boots from santokivintage on Etsy Brown Italian leather riding boots [...]

Friday, August 14th, 2009

Susie Bubble + Peggy Noland

Lo and behold, I open up my Style Bubble RSS feed today, and Susie’s designer crush of the moment is none other than Kansas City’s Peggy Noland. Gotta love it! I took the image above of Peggy’s KC shop earlier this summer, covered in stuffed animals, and Susie showed the inside of Peggy’s new shop [...]

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009

FLP Getups: A New Pair Every Day

Top by Stewart+Brown: Picnic Blouse 100% Organic Tissue Cotton Woven Ethically made in the U.S. $208 Shorts by Stewart+Brown: Hemp Silk Village Short 60% Hemp, 40% Silk Ethically made in the U.S. $198 Shoes by Mohop: High Walnut Platform Sandal The “infinity sandal” — ribbons can be laced through rubber loops in a zillion ways [...]

Thursday, July 9th, 2009

FLP Getups: The LBR (Little Black Romper)

Edun: Tribal One-Piece 100% washed silk Made in India, “driving sustainable employment in developing economies” $226 $190 on sale OlsenHaus: David Faux patent Made “with a high standard of ethical social responsibility” $99 Heather Heron: Sequoia This is sold out online but may be available at these California brick-and-mortars Organic European hemp and hot pink [...]