As illustrated by the name of this blog, I’m a big believer in all things natural and socio/ecologically responsible – without sacrificing aesthetics, taste and beauty. So when I met Cora and Natasha, founders of rêve en vert at a dinner party recently – it was love at first cheers. Over organic Sancerre and locally sourced cheeses from the Hudson Valley, I learned that rêve en vert was the website of my tree-hugging-while-wearing-cashmere dreams. (Ironic because the name translates literally from French to mean “dream in green.”)
Not only does the site carry effortlessly chic designers that are tough to find in the US, but they also adhere to strict guidelines of ethical manufacturing AND provide carbon neutral shipping. So while price points aren’t cheap (around that of Net-A-Porter) you are paying for both quality of product and peace of mind. And that…is worth every penny.
In recognition of Earth Day, I caught up with the London based, babes behind the brand to learn more about why rêve en vert really is a dream come true for every hippie in heels.[+READ MORE]
News flash – it’s just as important to be aware of what we put ON our bodies as what we put in them. So while most of us know to steer clear of GMO’s when it comes to our food, what you may not realize is that they’re also present in a lot of beauty products. Many popular bath, body and makeup items also use other dangerous toxins like parabens, sulfates, phthalates and petrochemicals, all of which have been linked to health issues and scary diseases including cancer. Yikes!
Luckily sites like Birchbox and Sephora now offer ways to shop products based on their ingredients, so you don’t have to go blind reading each label yourself. But to make it even easier to rid your beauty routine of cancer causing chemicals RIGHT NOW, we’ve rounded up our 16 of our favorite toxin-free products. What better time to go natural than Earth Day?
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[by Monica Wymouth for METRO New York]
Despite the towering ceilings and enviable exposed brick, it’s easy to see how Natalie Decleve’s apartment could be considered a challenge. Perched above the streets of the West Village, the light-filled space — which the fashion correspondent and stylist affectionately refers to as her “treehouse” — measures only 400 square feet, very few of which are dedicated to closets.
In the talented hands of Decleve, however, it feels more luxury loft than cramped quarters, striking the perfect balance between cozy and curated. We hit her up for some space-conscious, budget-friendly design tips.[+READ MORE]
Spring is a time for fresh starts… so why not start each day with a fresh breakfast? You’ve heard it before, but I’ll say it again: in many ways, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It gives you fuel for the day ahead, and jumpstarts your metabolism.
But I get it, you’re likely crunched for time in the morning it can be tempting to swing by a bagel truck on your walk to work, or skip breakfast all together. DON’T DO IT! You’ll just end up crashing by late morning and reaching for more caffeine. What’s the point of an extra 5 minutes of sleep after the snooze button if it means you loose energy by skipping breakfast?
Instead, check out my favorite tasty breakfast ideas that take a minuscule amount of prep, but offer maximum health benefits to power you through your day![+READ MORE]
Imagine a curated list of suggested shopping items, styled into outfits just for you and delivered directly to your email box by a trained stylist. Sound like a dream come true? Well now it can be – thanks to Le Curate. The girls behind this genius idea are Allison Berlin and Sara Pollan Dimedio. We were first introduced through a photo shoot we all worked on back in the day – and it was love at first collab! So when they announced their latest venture, of course I was thrilled and honored to participate.
In addition to their personalized, online and in person shopping services – Le Curate also stages stunning editorial spreads featuring interviews with fashionable tastemakers around the country. Meant to inspire readers to experiment with the latest trends in unexpected ways, these features offer tips and a unique perspective on personal style. For our shoot, of course I had some input on the styling – but the girls chose all of the clothes. Let me tell you, for a stylist to allow herself to be styled… it ain’t always easy! So let it be a testament to their skill, that I loved each and every Hippie in Heels inspired outfit.[+READ MORE]
St. Patrick’s Day is this weekend, and whether or not you plan to dress like a leprechaun or go on an Irish pub crawl – the green-themed holiday is a great excuse to load up on your veggies! In honor of the occasion, I’ve rounded up 6 of my favorite green recipes – perfect for hosting a healthy St. Patty’s Day feast!
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Sometimes, business and pleasure coincide in the most delightful way. Like when Cadillac invited me to their “Style Driven: 50 Style Stars” event with WhoWhatWear… in Los Angeles. Yay! Which is where one of my BFFs (Krystal) happens to live.
Double Yay! And on the weekend that she was planning to road trip up to my hometown of San Francisco… for which Cadillac offered us a shiny new Escalade hybrid to test-drive! So many “yays” that I’m starting to sound like a Yorkie puppy…
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