R&Design: 3 Tips to Succeed in Jewelry Design from The ROPES’ Shana Ready (Q&A)

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The rugged Maine coastline is the home and a source of inspiration for
The Ropes designer Shana Ready, who creates her jewelry line from boatyard materials, including colorful ropes and hardware. With a J. Crew collaboration under her belt, Ready shares thoughtful tips on how to be successful in a fast-paced fashion industry.

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Daniel Silverstein Demystifies Zero Waste Fashion (Event)

This week in New York, join us for Zero Waste: An Intimate Conversation with Daniel Silverstein, our next event hosted with the Ethical Writers Coalition.

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Ethical Fashion Nonprofit Celebrates Kelly Rutherford at Annual Gala

On Wednesday, October 1st, Mercado Global held their annual “Fashion Forward” gala to support their non-profit work championing female Guatemalan artisans and inspiring sustainable sourcing in the fashion industry.

Hosted by Rodolfo de Rothschild, honorary chair of Mercado Global, and held at Hôtel Americano in New York, the swanky fundraiser honored actress Kelly Rutherford, of “Gossip Girl” fame, for her role as an advocate for women.

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Classic Beauty Trend: Old Hollywood Glamour at Naeem Khan SS ‘15 (NYFW)

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Inspired by legendary actress Lauren Bacall, who passed away this year,  Naeem Khan looked to Old Hollywood for spring/summer 2015.

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Thrift & Shout: Lulu Guinness Purse Spring/Summer 2012

When I shop at thrift stores, I buy fashion that I wouldn’t otherwise buy new. While I adore classic staples, I like bold statement pieces like one such Lulu Guinness purse that I found at Housing Works this weekend. Read on for the deets behind my mega steal.

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R&Design: Gretchen Jones Shares Tips for Emerging Designers

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Gretchen Jones is rocking the West Coast. After returning to her former home of Portland, Oregon, the accomplished designer behind her eponymous label has joined the design team at beloved American heritage brand Pendleton. In addition, she’s launched “The Neutral Territory”, a year long experiment in fashion without color.

I chat with the designer, the Project Runway (season 8) winner and 2012 inductee into GenArt’s “Fresh Faces in Fashion”, about everything from her inspiration and design process to tips for emerging designers and the wisdom she’s picked up along the way in an exclusive interview, below.  

Guest column written by REBECCA MIR GRADY

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Hello, vibrant color: a long coat with billowing sleeves (albeit an otherwise lacking ensemble) steals the street-style show at Copenhagen Fashion Week.
View More Classic Fashion to emerge from CFW in Past Fashion Future’s Pinterest gallery, here.
Credit: Stockholm Streetstyle via Style.com
Hello, vibrant color: a long coat with billowing sleeves (albeit an otherwise lacking ensemble) steals the street-style show at Copenhagen Fashion Week.
View More Classic Fashion to emerge from CFW in Past Fashion Future’s Pinterest gallery, here.
Credit: Stockholm Streetstyle via Style.com
Hello, vibrant color: a long coat with billowing sleeves (albeit an otherwise lacking ensemble) steals the street-style show at Copenhagen Fashion Week.
View More Classic Fashion to emerge from CFW in Past Fashion Future’s Pinterest gallery, here.
Credit: Stockholm Streetstyle via Style.com

Hello, vibrant color: a long coat with billowing sleeves (albeit an otherwise lacking ensemble) steals the street-style show at Copenhagen Fashion Week.

View More Classic Fashion to emerge from CFW in Past Fashion Future’s Pinterest gallery, here.

Credit: Stockholm Streetstyle via Style.com

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Reformation opened their flagship boutique in SoHo during New York Fashion this week and I popped by to check out their collection of upcycled vintage clothing. Creative director Yael Aflalo creates one-of-a-kind garments using surplus materials. I especially loved an army jacket that had unexpected details like a fur collar and bright woven shoulder patches. The store also features carefully curated vintage accessories like classic Salvatore Ferragamo heels.
Presentation is key: the flagship has an open layout with bright energy-saving lights and also incorporates natural elements like birchwood.
I also popped into the photobooth for a little incognito fun. I snagged this green leather vintage bag at a flea market ($26) and I am letting it have the limelight—for now, at least.
Visit Reformation at 23 Howard Street in New York City.
More Fashion Photos: Styled By Emma
Copyright © 2012 Past Fashion Future. All rights reserved.
Reformation opened their flagship boutique in SoHo during New York Fashion this week and I popped by to check out their collection of upcycled vintage clothing. Creative director Yael Aflalo creates one-of-a-kind garments using surplus materials. I especially loved an army jacket that had unexpected details like a fur collar and bright woven shoulder patches. The store also features carefully curated vintage accessories like classic Salvatore Ferragamo heels.
Presentation is key: the flagship has an open layout with bright energy-saving lights and also incorporates natural elements like birchwood.
I also popped into the photobooth for a little incognito fun. I snagged this green leather vintage bag at a flea market ($26) and I am letting it have the limelight—for now, at least.
Visit Reformation at 23 Howard Street in New York City.
More Fashion Photos: Styled By Emma
Copyright © 2012 Past Fashion Future. All rights reserved.
Reformation opened their flagship boutique in SoHo during New York Fashion this week and I popped by to check out their collection of upcycled vintage clothing. Creative director Yael Aflalo creates one-of-a-kind garments using surplus materials. I especially loved an army jacket that had unexpected details like a fur collar and bright woven shoulder patches. The store also features carefully curated vintage accessories like classic Salvatore Ferragamo heels.
Presentation is key: the flagship has an open layout with bright energy-saving lights and also incorporates natural elements like birchwood.
I also popped into the photobooth for a little incognito fun. I snagged this green leather vintage bag at a flea market ($26) and I am letting it have the limelight—for now, at least.
Visit Reformation at 23 Howard Street in New York City.
More Fashion Photos: Styled By Emma
Copyright © 2012 Past Fashion Future. All rights reserved.

Reformation opened their flagship boutique in SoHo during New York Fashion this week and I popped by to check out their collection of upcycled vintage clothing. Creative director Yael Aflalo creates one-of-a-kind garments using surplus materials. I especially loved an army jacket that had unexpected details like a fur collar and bright woven shoulder patches. The store also features carefully curated vintage accessories like classic Salvatore Ferragamo heels.

Presentation is key: the flagship has an open layout with bright energy-saving lights and also incorporates natural elements like birchwood.

I also popped into the photobooth for a little incognito fun. I snagged this green leather vintage bag at a flea market ($26) and I am letting it have the limelight—for now, at least.

Visit Reformation at 23 Howard Street in New York City.

More Fashion Photos: Styled By Emma

Copyright © 2012 Past Fashion Future. All rights reserved.

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For designers, it can pay off to know the lifecycle of a garment. A single visit to their manufacturer in China inspired California-based fashion brand Publish to create something new out of leftover fabrics—en route to the incinerator—and use them as the core material for a collection of men’s basics out now, called “Second Chance”.
As seen on Cool Hunting, the limited-edition collection is comprised of t-shirts, tank tops, shorts, and pants and is conveniently available online (prices range $30-$50).
Continue reading my fashion feature on Discovery’s TreeHugger.com, here: Publish Gives Fabric Scraps a “Second Chance” in New Men’s Collection
For designers, it can pay off to know the lifecycle of a garment. A single visit to their manufacturer in China inspired California-based fashion brand Publish to create something new out of leftover fabrics—en route to the incinerator—and use them as the core material for a collection of men’s basics out now, called “Second Chance”.
As seen on Cool Hunting, the limited-edition collection is comprised of t-shirts, tank tops, shorts, and pants and is conveniently available online (prices range $30-$50).
Continue reading my fashion feature on Discovery’s TreeHugger.com, here: Publish Gives Fabric Scraps a “Second Chance” in New Men’s Collection

For designers, it can pay off to know the lifecycle of a garment. A single visit to their manufacturer in China inspired California-based fashion brand Publish to create something new out of leftover fabrics—en route to the incinerator—and use them as the core material for a collection of men’s basics out now, called “Second Chance”.

As seen on Cool Hunting, the limited-edition collection is comprised of t-shirts, tank tops, shorts, and pants and is conveniently available online (prices range $30-$50).

Continue reading my fashion feature on Discovery’s TreeHugger.com, here: Publish Gives Fabric Scraps a “Second Chance” in New Men’s Collection

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Costello Tagliapietra fans are in luck: the high end designers more affordable diffusion line for Barneys New York, called C&T, is continuing on for Pre-Fall and Fall/Winter 2012. The collection promises their signature dresses with flattering, feminine silhouettes, vibrant AirDye prints, and unexpected twists like knotting and a revealed midriff—and it is available now for pre-order online (dresses start at $298) at Barneys.com and in stores later this month.
Continue reading my fashion feature on Discovery’s TreeHugger.com, here: C&T Costello Tagliapietra Channels Ethereal Elegance for Fall 2012
Costello Tagliapietra fans are in luck: the high end designers more affordable diffusion line for Barneys New York, called C&T, is continuing on for Pre-Fall and Fall/Winter 2012. The collection promises their signature dresses with flattering, feminine silhouettes, vibrant AirDye prints, and unexpected twists like knotting and a revealed midriff—and it is available now for pre-order online (dresses start at $298) at Barneys.com and in stores later this month.
Continue reading my fashion feature on Discovery’s TreeHugger.com, here: C&T Costello Tagliapietra Channels Ethereal Elegance for Fall 2012

Costello Tagliapietra fans are in luck: the high end designers more affordable diffusion line for Barneys New York, called C&T, is continuing on for Pre-Fall and Fall/Winter 2012. The collection promises their signature dresses with flattering, feminine silhouettes, vibrant AirDye prints, and unexpected twists like knotting and a revealed midriff—and it is available now for pre-order online (dresses start at $298) at Barneys.com and in stores later this month.

Continue reading my fashion feature on Discovery’s TreeHugger.com, here: C&T Costello Tagliapietra Channels Ethereal Elegance for Fall 2012

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TODAY & TOMORROW: Shop Local Indie Fashion Designers in an Awesome Pop-Up Shop in SoHo this Weekend.
What started out with a small cry from Afia designer Meghan Sebold, who exclaimed, “let’s do a pop-up!” in designer Carrie Parry’s living room has launched into a fun-filled weekend of major fashion sales—and DJ sets, too. It’s called “Bring It To The People”, and it’s a pop-up shop backed by local fashion talent, from Gretchen Jones and Study NY to Samantha Pleet, Titania Inglis, and more.
Skip, jump, bike, or hop on over to the 4th floor of the Soho Lofts (52 Mercer St) today from 11am -7pm and tomorrow, Sunday, June 24, from 12pm to 5pm.
Need more reasons why you should go? The designers tell me why over in my exclusive feature for Discovery’s TreeHugger.com: Indie Eco-Fashion Designers Pop Up in NYC this Weekend
TODAY & TOMORROW: Shop Local Indie Fashion Designers in an Awesome Pop-Up Shop in SoHo this Weekend.
What started out with a small cry from Afia designer Meghan Sebold, who exclaimed, “let’s do a pop-up!” in designer Carrie Parry’s living room has launched into a fun-filled weekend of major fashion sales—and DJ sets, too. It’s called “Bring It To The People”, and it’s a pop-up shop backed by local fashion talent, from Gretchen Jones and Study NY to Samantha Pleet, Titania Inglis, and more.
Skip, jump, bike, or hop on over to the 4th floor of the Soho Lofts (52 Mercer St) today from 11am -7pm and tomorrow, Sunday, June 24, from 12pm to 5pm.
Need more reasons why you should go? The designers tell me why over in my exclusive feature for Discovery’s TreeHugger.com: Indie Eco-Fashion Designers Pop Up in NYC this Weekend

TODAY & TOMORROW: Shop Local Indie Fashion Designers in an Awesome Pop-Up Shop in SoHo this Weekend.

What started out with a small cry from Afia designer Meghan Sebold, who exclaimed, “let’s do a pop-up!” in designer Carrie Parry’s living room has launched into a fun-filled weekend of major fashion sales—and DJ sets, too. It’s called “Bring It To The People”, and it’s a pop-up shop backed by local fashion talent, from Gretchen Jones and Study NY to Samantha Pleet, Titania Inglis, and more.

Skip, jump, bike, or hop on over to the 4th floor of the Soho Lofts (52 Mercer St) today from 11am -7pm and tomorrow, Sunday, June 24, from 12pm to 5pm.

Need more reasons why you should go? The designers tell me why over in my exclusive feature for Discovery’s TreeHugger.com: Indie Eco-Fashion Designers Pop Up in NYC this Weekend

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We’re all about bold statement t-shirts that do the talking for you. Enter Vivienne Westwood's eco-fashion tees that support the Environmental Justice Foundation's (EJF) 'No Place Like Home' campaign for climate refugees.
The ‘War Peace’ t-shirt took center stage at Ms. Westwood’s Red Label A/W 2012 runway show at London Fashion Week—and has been worn by the likes of Naomi Campbell and Gillian Anderson—all to help give a voice to those displaced by climate change.
Continue reading my most recent fashion feature on Discovery’s TreeHugger.com, here: Stylish Vivienne Westwood Statement T-Shirts Support Climate Refugees
Photo: Erameri
We’re all about bold statement t-shirts that do the talking for you. Enter Vivienne Westwood's eco-fashion tees that support the Environmental Justice Foundation's (EJF) 'No Place Like Home' campaign for climate refugees.
The ‘War Peace’ t-shirt took center stage at Ms. Westwood’s Red Label A/W 2012 runway show at London Fashion Week—and has been worn by the likes of Naomi Campbell and Gillian Anderson—all to help give a voice to those displaced by climate change.
Continue reading my most recent fashion feature on Discovery’s TreeHugger.com, here: Stylish Vivienne Westwood Statement T-Shirts Support Climate Refugees
Photo: Erameri

We’re all about bold statement t-shirts that do the talking for you. Enter Vivienne Westwood's eco-fashion tees that support the Environmental Justice Foundation's (EJF) 'No Place Like Home' campaign for climate refugees.

The ‘War Peace’ t-shirt took center stage at Ms. Westwood’s Red Label A/W 2012 runway show at London Fashion Week—and has been worn by the likes of Naomi Campbell and Gillian Anderson—all to help give a voice to those displaced by climate change.

Continue reading my most recent fashion feature on Discovery’s TreeHugger.com, here: Stylish Vivienne Westwood Statement T-Shirts Support Climate Refugees

Photo: Erameri

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Bike fashion is a haute topic in New York, but I have yet to see it transition so effortlessly from bike to street style as it does with Terra New York's chic raincoats. As seen on Cool Hunting, these fashion forward designer coats are built to brave a rainstorm—and fit a helmet underneath—so you never have to take a car or taxi come inclement weather.
Founded more than two years ago, Terra New York launched with “the ambition to create a line that would allow people to keep walking and biking under the rain while being well protected and stylish together,” Marie Saeki, who co-founded the line with Yurika Nakazono told me in an interview for TreeHugger.
Continue reading—and view more pics—in my article for Discovery’s TreeHugger.com: Terra’s Stylish Raincoats Make Biking in the Rain Look Oh So Chic
Bike fashion is a haute topic in New York, but I have yet to see it transition so effortlessly from bike to street style as it does with Terra New York's chic raincoats. As seen on Cool Hunting, these fashion forward designer coats are built to brave a rainstorm—and fit a helmet underneath—so you never have to take a car or taxi come inclement weather.
Founded more than two years ago, Terra New York launched with “the ambition to create a line that would allow people to keep walking and biking under the rain while being well protected and stylish together,” Marie Saeki, who co-founded the line with Yurika Nakazono told me in an interview for TreeHugger.
Continue reading—and view more pics—in my article for Discovery’s TreeHugger.com: Terra’s Stylish Raincoats Make Biking in the Rain Look Oh So Chic

Bike fashion is a haute topic in New York, but I have yet to see it transition so effortlessly from bike to street style as it does with Terra New York's chic raincoats. As seen on Cool Hunting, these fashion forward designer coats are built to brave a rainstorm—and fit a helmet underneath—so you never have to take a car or taxi come inclement weather.

Founded more than two years ago, Terra New York launched with “the ambition to create a line that would allow people to keep walking and biking under the rain while being well protected and stylish together,” Marie Saeki, who co-founded the line with Yurika Nakazono told me in an interview for TreeHugger.

Continue reading—and view more pics—in my article for Discovery’s TreeHugger.com: Terra’s Stylish Raincoats Make Biking in the Rain Look Oh So Chic

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Pratt Institute graduate Theresa Deckner isn’t afraid to get messy with her eco-fashion line that mixes mod silhouettes and colorful, hand-painted fabrics. The senior thesis collection made its debut at the annual Pratt Fashion Show honoring Fern Mallis on April 26th. It boasts pastel color combinations—some subtle, others striking—and shows promise for Deckner, a young designer who might just be eco-fashion’s next rising star.
Read the rest of my review over on Discovery’s TreeHugger.com: Pratt Student Paints Colorful, Mod Eco-Fashion for Graduation Show
Pratt Institute graduate Theresa Deckner isn’t afraid to get messy with her eco-fashion line that mixes mod silhouettes and colorful, hand-painted fabrics. The senior thesis collection made its debut at the annual Pratt Fashion Show honoring Fern Mallis on April 26th. It boasts pastel color combinations—some subtle, others striking—and shows promise for Deckner, a young designer who might just be eco-fashion’s next rising star.
Read the rest of my review over on Discovery’s TreeHugger.com: Pratt Student Paints Colorful, Mod Eco-Fashion for Graduation Show

Pratt Institute graduate Theresa Deckner isn’t afraid to get messy with her eco-fashion line that mixes mod silhouettes and colorful, hand-painted fabrics. The senior thesis collection made its debut at the annual Pratt Fashion Show honoring Fern Mallis on April 26th. It boasts pastel color combinations—some subtle, others striking—and shows promise for Deckner, a young designer who might just be eco-fashion’s next rising star.

Read the rest of my review over on Discovery’s TreeHugger.com: Pratt Student Paints Colorful, Mod Eco-Fashion for Graduation Show

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It’s my annual swimsuit issue: channel old Hollywood glamor with a high-end Olga Olsson’s Lara bikini, comprised of high-waisted briefs and a bandeau top with a tulle halterneck.
Though this sexy Brazilian suit is made with 87% Polyamide/13% Elastane, fabric is sourced close to production and is made by a small atelier of women artisans in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, who are paid a living wage. (Lara Moulded Bandeau with Tulle Ties, about $127; Lara High Waisted Briefs, about $127)
View all the suits in my annual feature for Discovery’s TreeHugger.com: 10 Sexy and Sustainable Styles to Soak Up the Summer Heat.
Photo credit: Olga Olsson

It’s my annual swimsuit issue: channel old Hollywood glamor with a high-end Olga Olsson’s Lara bikini, comprised of high-waisted briefs and a bandeau top with a tulle halterneck.
Though this sexy Brazilian suit is made with 87% Polyamide/13% Elastane, fabric is sourced close to production and is made by a small atelier of women artisans in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, who are paid a living wage. (Lara Moulded Bandeau with Tulle Ties, about $127; Lara High Waisted Briefs, about $127)
View all the suits in my annual feature for Discovery’s TreeHugger.com: 10 Sexy and Sustainable Styles to Soak Up the Summer Heat.
Photo credit: Olga Olsson

It’s my annual swimsuit issue: channel old Hollywood glamor with a high-end Olga Olsson’s Lara bikini, comprised of high-waisted briefs and a bandeau top with a tulle halterneck.

Though this sexy Brazilian suit is made with 87% Polyamide/13% Elastane, fabric is sourced close to production and is made by a small atelier of women artisans in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, who are paid a living wage. (Lara Moulded Bandeau with Tulle Ties, about $127; Lara High Waisted Briefs, about $127)

View all the suits in my annual feature for Discovery’s TreeHugger.com: 10 Sexy and Sustainable Styles to Soak Up the Summer Heat.

Photo credit: Olga Olsson

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