Allie Hine Photography

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Sooooo, I've had something in the works. It feels like it's been "in the works" forever (more on that later), but I'm very excited about it nonetheless. Part of this thing that's "in the works" has been a collaboration with photographer Allie Hine. I've been meaning to post her photos for some time (while reading this did you just think to yourself Hine, time, and rhyme all.... rhyme? If so here is a 15% off coupon code to the shop for your thought process: waytogo), and finally got around to collecting some favorites to share:

 (thats Allie on the left :) 

You can follow Allie at the following links:


I'd love to know which photos are your favorites! 

Hello Mr. Rabbit

Thursday, August 29, 2013

 Lindsey from the blog, Hello Mr. Rabbit just did an outfit post wearing a hat she got from the shop! 

Isn't it a really stinkin' cute outfit? Now I'm kicking myself for not having paired that hat with more of my own outfits when I had it around...

Thank you for the inspiration Lindsey! 

Daniel Silverstein

Thursday, August 15, 2013

I'm always excited to share a designer I come across that has neat lookin' stuff and just so happens to be conscientious about their manufacturing/designs/materials in some way or another...

 Daniel Silverstein was introduced to the concept of zero fabric waste design while a student at FIT.

Straight from his site: "...He saw that by incorporating this philosophy into his collection, he could create fashion forward clothes without wasting fabric; he could challenge the industry paradigm of reckless waste to one of considerate design..."

A look through his collections shows how his commitment to reduce waste has greatly influenced his designs; with unique knotting, braiding, and draping.

I'm having a hard time choosing a favorite piece ( I like 'em all) but I'd love to know yours! 

Summer to Fall

Saturday, August 10, 2013

As a fast-fashion addict attempting reform, something I've tried to keep in mind is that I can live more sustainably by simply buying less. Lately I've only been considering quality pieces that I truly love and can wear for more than just one season (unless the clothes are from the thrift—that seems to be the only way I don't end up feeling guilty for getting my fast-fashion fix these days).

The thing is, I've been kinda obsessed with these pants. I think they'd do very nicely on my trip back to California but summer is winding down, and initially I was having a hard time seeing them as something I'd be able to wear throughout fall and winter. I started Polyvoring (I can make it a verb, right?) the crud out of the pants, playing with the idea of wearing them in colder weather (i.e. justify buying them). . .



Shoes- Vegan
Ring- Indie made (Etsy)
Top- Local production (Brooklyn), handcrafted, made from eco-conscious materials
Pants- Vintage
Necklace- Zero fabric waste (read more about Daniel Silverstein's waste free technique here)

Summer to...


Top- Vintage
Swimsuit- Eco-friendly materials and production 
Polish- No formaldehyde, no toluene, no DBP, no formaldehyde resin, no camphor. Made in the USA. Cruelty free.
Cuff- Eco-friendly materials and production 
Shoes- Ethical and environmentally responsible materials and manufacturing

Summer to Fall


Boots- Ethical and environmentally responsible materials and manufacturing
Lipstick- Certified Cruelty Free 
Polish- Toxic-Free 
Shades- Eco-conscious Materials, Handmade, Local Production, Cruelty Free

From Summer to Fall 2


Boots- Ethical and environmentally responsible materials and manufacturing
Necklace- Indie/Handmade 
Hat- Vintage
Polish- Formulated without formaldehyde, camphor, toluene, formaldehyde resin, DBP, paraben.
Pants- Vintage 

Part of my problem, as I've admitted before, is I become easily bored with clothes. To me, buying a new dress feels really good, too good. And because I live on a pretty tight budget, Forever 21 and the sale section of Urban Outfitters used to be a go-to. I'm now trying to think of not purchasing new clothing as a sort of challenge to myself to be more creative with what I already have (what a revelation, right). I've got plenty of clothes and I feel best when I'm being creative, so there ya go I guess: I can make an argument for and against my beloved pants. What do you think? Also, I'd really like to hear how you feel about sustainable/fair trade vs. conventional clothing in general, and if it makes a difference to you when shopping.

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