Monday, March 31, 2008

Lizzie Parker

Lizzie Parker showed this weekend at the Portland Fashion Week Eco-Fashion show which landed her on the Econista radar. Her currently available spring 08 line is wonderfully cute and wearable. I just adore the leggings with built in, matching leg warmers, what a fun look. And the checkered bubble sleeve detail tucked beneath the sleeve of the swing jacket is ingenious. Unfortunately I can't find out much about the sustainability aspects of the clothes from the website but it appears that they are members of the One Percent for the Planet organizations so kudos.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Troupe de Trash

Troupe de Trash is an ensemble production made up of fashion design, performance art and innovation in environmental solutions of the highest order. Forty folks take part, including their larger-than-life Master of Ceremonies John Deaderick. He presides over the two raucous evenings of green fashion, offering an occasional good-natured lascivious leer that goes well with his piquant remarks about each costume.

Thier runway shows flaunt innovative recycled fashion and fashion constructed from trash.

Their next event happens to be taking place in (one of) my home towns: Grass Valley CA.

“It’s Easy Being Green!”
An Eco Chic Trash Fashion Revue

Friday, March 28 & Saturday, March 29, 2008
8:00 p.m.
Center for the Arts
Grass Valley, California

The Trashionistas of 2006’s critically acclaimed, “Evening in Paris” and 2007’s “Takin’ Out the Trash,” invite you to join them for an evening of haute couture runway fashion. The legendary and renowned, larger than life, John Deaderick, will again emcee two nights of this wild and raucous troupe’s dedication to changing the world one trashy outfit at a time! Troupe de Trash celebrates Green!

The evening will contain material and fashions of an adult nature. This event may not be suitable for children.

Green Weddings

The birds are chirping, flower buds are peeking out and spring is upon us. That means wedding season is about to begin, why not do a green wedding post?

Check out this protovert for ideas and resources.

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Oda Style

Just stumbled across a San Francisco design team that creates beautifully feminine, tribal inspired, pieces that are finely detailed with natural embellishments. Their cottons, hemps and wools are organically produced, they use natural fibers like soy and hand dye or tea stain many of their fabrics. Their feathers are collected locally from molting chickens and their buttons are made from bamboo and antlers. These eclectic materials come together to create beautifully ethnic-inspired pieces.

The dress above is made from organic hemp silk charmeuse with details of tea-stained silk organza, habotail and dupione. The ruffled petticoat liner is tea-stained silk. The feather trim are molted feathers, faux fur, Swarovski crystals, abalone and peridot beads.