Entries Tagged as 'Up-and-coming'

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

Threadflip: The newest, sexiest way to shop each other’s closets

Consignment and clothing swap apps have been getting so good lately! Threadflip just launched today, and it’s the best-looking web app I’ve seen yet for shopping people’s closets. (Poshmark still wins for mobile!) It makes it easy to buy and sell clothes and accessories you’re not using anymore. A few highlights… End-to-end shipping solution: As soon as [...]

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

Now appearing in Standard Magazine

Remember Standard Magazine, which launched in September? It’s an online-only shelter mag that features exclusively eco-friendly goods, but it doesn’t mention eco qualities because they shouldn’t be out-of-the-ordinary — they should be standard. (Just in case you needed a refresher!) Kelly asked me to contribute to the current issue by curating the “On the Boards” [...]

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 [...]

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

Warby Parker eyeglasses

Would you believe that each of these pairs of glasses are only $95? Yes, with prescription lenses included! Warby Parker is seriously shaking up the world of awesome eyewear with a business model that benefits pretty much everyone. They sell directly to consumers, avoiding the markups and middlemen of a wholesale model, which allows them to [...]

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

Transform any pair of shoes with Dekkori

It’s very possible that Dekkori has just changed the way I both buy and wear shoes. I’ve been on the hunt for a pair of statement heels — something louder than the classic styles I usually go for — but now with Dekkori I can get more bang for my thoughtfully-spent buck! Admittedly, the brand [...]

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 [...]

Monday, November 9th, 2009

How Nike will legitimize eco-design for the masses (and eco brands won’t)

I’ve written in the past about Nike’s Considered Design initiative, which I think is one of the most brilliant out there. This weekend, the brand introduced its newest Considered Design collection, N7, which benefits Native American youth sports. Read more about the shoes’ particulars at GreenBiz.com and Reuters. If you haven’t heard about Nike’s green [...]

Friday, August 14th, 2009

Stellar Boutique

80s Peep Toe Shoes, $50.23 Vintage If you’re crazy about vintage pieces and one-offs (and you don’t mind waiting for things to ship from the Spain), I have a new site for you. Stella McClure just launched Stellar Boutique, an awesome collection of handpicked vintage items and many unique creations from up-and-coming designers. Candy Stripe [...]

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

Chicago Designer Sale at Pivot

Frei Pillow Top Tunic, $255 (formerly $364!), at Pivot Boutique. Through May 31, all Chicago designers at Pivot Boutique in Chicago are 30% off. Deals on Lara Miller, Elise Bergman, Sunia and Frei Designs are available online, and more in store. All are made right in Chicago! Good stuff. Via Green Grechen.

Tuesday, May 12th, 2009

10 Ways to Change the World Through Social Media

CITIZEN JOURNALISM, OPEN GOVERNMENT, STATUS UPDATES, COMMUNITY BUILDING, INFORMATION SHARING, CROWDSOURCING AND THE ELECTION OF A PRESIDENT In March at SxSW, I got to have a martini with Rob Reed, the person behind the persona of Max Gladwell. In following his work since then — particularly writings on the Max Gladwell blog about the intersection [...]

Sunday, March 8th, 2009

Market Publique Launched Today

And appears to be doing quite lovely! It combines all the key features of Ebay with a curated vintage fashion selection. Sellers are screened (anyone can apply) and must “display style and integrity.” And style integrity, no doubt. I hope to use it soon (and will tell you all about it)! Now go: Market Publique [...]

Monday, January 5th, 2009

Nous Aimerons Market Publique!

Oh yes, friends, a fabulous new online marketplace for buying and selling vintage wares is coming this March. Meet Market Publique, which will bring together vintage buyers and sellers and foster an online community designed specifically for vintage love. Founders Pamela, Jon and Andrew sound really cool, and I really want to meet them. Their [...]

Monday, November 10th, 2008

The Art of Church & State

Eye candy time, brought to you by Church & State. Alaska blouse, Connecticut shorts North Dakota dress Nebraska jumpsuit Delaware dress Oregon dress C&S is designed by a ridiculously adorable and talented Portland couple, Nathaniel Crissman and Rachel Turk — read all about them at Portland’s Ultra. The duo used to sew all pieces themselves [...]

Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

Second Annual Portland Fashion Week, Oct. 8-12

Portland Fashion Week is baaack! If your first question is the same as mine was, I’ll go ahead and answer it — no, Leanimal-slash-Leanne Marshall didn’t show. (She was way too busy WINNING — note the confident prediction — Project Runway.) Remember, she was my fave at last year’s show! Fun to look back and [...]

Thursday, July 17th, 2008

Leanimal on Project Runway Season 5

Leanne Marshall, one of our favorite Portland designers, is trying her skills on Project Runway this season! In her handmade line, Leanimal, she has increasingly used hemp, bamboo and organic cotton materials. We’ll see whether her eco-friendly influence shines through — which may depend more on this season’s featured fabric shop than on her. Here’s [...]

Sunday, June 22nd, 2008

Michelle Obama on the style trail

It’s not just Barry — Michelle Obama is looking HOT these days! Thanks to an entry from Kim at PaperMag.com for taking note of the first lady’s increasingly designer closet (making yet another likeness between Barack and JFK). But don’t expect Michelle to give up affordable wares; the $99 White House Black Market dress she [...]

Sunday, June 1st, 2008

Shake your Bon Bon

Yes, the rumors are true… I will be appearing in Kansas City’s West Eighteenth Street Fashion Show on June 14. I must admit that I’m being quite sheepish to make any sort of formal “announcement” of this, but I am flattered and honored to have been invited to model for Bon Bon Atelier. The eighth-annual [...]

Friday, May 30th, 2008

Go ahead, make my Larsen Gray

  Straight from the annals of Project Runway and familial environmentalism, I just came across the young eco-friendly clothing line Larsen Gray and its co-designers, Nora Caliguri and Rachelyn Porter. Sprig.com just published an interview with the duo, whose styles are available online at ShopBop, Standard Style and Basic Boutique. From the latter, I couldn’t [...]

Monday, May 5th, 2008

Upward trend in sewing machine sales

Shine up your Singers, buff your Berninas or go buy a new Brother — sewing is back!

Tuesday, February 12th, 2008

And Nau for our spring line

If I were a betting person, I’d bet you’ll LOVE this dress/jacket in Nau’s spring line. Haven’t yet read all about Nau? By all means, please do. They’re a world leader in conscientious clothing production, from labor practices to materials innovation to digitally-driven stores and beyond. In the particular description for this dress/jacket, its suggested [...]