I was born on February 29th. The day I was born, I was in the newspaper with one other little girl under the headline “Leap Year Lovelies.” (Clearly I was destined for greatness.) There’s only a 0.0663942% chance of being born on February 29th, which makes it pretty damn special. That’s 1 out of every 1,506 people!
I had a ball watching the show last night. Here are the 6 stars that embraced the Green Carpet Challenge:
Now 3-time Best Actress Meryl Streep wore Lanvin‘s first ever custom made eco gown. The gown was gold, full-length and made from Eco Certified Fabric sourced with help from Livia Firth’s team at the Green Carpet Challenge. She looked fabulous as always.
I’m a sucker for awards shows and I love movies. The best job I ever had was at a little independent video store in Woodstock. My job was to put returned videos back in their spots on the shelves. Every week, I’d take home stacks of VHS tapes to watch. Remember those?
Obviously I’m super pumped to watch the Oscars tonight, and will be tweeting sporadically during the show @Heartsleevs. Hope to see some eco fashion gracing the red carpet!
Last week I was lucky enough to spend a day at the ENK trade show in New York. Built to bridge the gap between fashion buyers and sellers, the show is a forum for designers to showcase new goods. With hundreds exhibiting their upcoming collections (I’m talking 6 blocks worth of nothing but clothes) at the enormous Javits Center, the event is truly a dazzling sight to behold and a wonderful opportunity to witness the result of massive amounts of creativity and hard work.
I was thrilled to see the socially conscious, eco-friendly Alternative Apparel showing. With clean lines, comfortable fabric and a completely current fit, Alternative’s look is truly boho-chic. Inspired by playful designers like Marc Jacobs, artists like Banksy, and influenced by music with a vintage vibe, Alternative is doing an amazing job of designing distinctive and versatile clothes.
Besides designing clothes and bags so cool that they’ve turned me into a Selena Gomez convert, Alternative works to create a real community with core values steeped in sustainable consciousness. The company is clear about its commitment to social responsibility and fair labor practices and backs up its claims on Continue reading →
Eco fashion once again hits Hollywood’s red carpet. This year’s Red Carpet Green Dress design contest winner is designer Valentina Delfino, and her sustainable gown will be worn on Sunday by the hilarious and beautiful Missi Pyle, of The Artist. The contest was founded in 2009 by Suzy Amis Cameron (wife of director David) and has been repeated annually. But there’s more:
The 5 Greenest Oscar Nominees
1. George Clooney: Eco-conscious Georgie drives an electric car, in which, I presume, he looks smokin hot. Nominated for Best Actor for his role in The Descendants, George is an eco-crusader, as evidenced by his appearance with Julia Roberts and Al Gore on the cover of Vanity Fair’s 2006 Earth Angels eco issue. He’s an active campaigner for alternative energy, having been converted to the cause after starring in Syriana. He was involved in the launch of “Oil Change,” a campaign to end America’s dependence on foreign oil. One article quotes him as saying: “If you’re doing a movie about oil consumption and corruption, you can’t just talk the talk, you gotta walk the walk.” George, you are awesome! Jean Dujardin is probably going to win, though. Continue reading →