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mdc ♥s : Earth Friendly & Fashionable

April 25th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Jason Wu with his Runway to Green design on Olesya Senchenko (Next)

Earth day may be over but there is still time to make your life greener. Small steps like using less energy, devoting time to the right charities and of course making socially conscious purchases. Here are a few fashionable little purchases that are either organic, natural and/or providing money to some of the world’s top environmental organizations.

Runway to Green

Net-A-Porter is among the leading online fashion destinations and their Runway to Green project combines the best of designer fashion with a unique charity initiative. Designers from Marc Jacobs, to Stella McCartney and Oscar De La Renta, each designed one exclusive piece for the line with proceeds going to charities like Alliance for Climate Protection, the Natural Resources Defense Council and the United Nations Environment Programme’s Billion Tree Campaign. We’re in love with Prada’s smart red coat and Jason Wu’s glamorous chiffon blouse.

Absolis Patyka

Finding good skincare is a difficult process, especially when searching for something that is free of chemicals and toxins. Absolis’ line is certified by Ecocert and features a full line of products for every skin type. Their beautifully packaged (each box is made of recycled paper and opens up like a piece of origami) products are luxurious and chic, not to mention hardworking. The Spearmint Foaming cleanser and Tea Trea Oil moisturizer left our skin glowing.

Josie Maran Cosmetics

We’re big fans of Josie Maran (check out our interview with the beauty entrepreneur here) and her line of organic cosmetics is wonderful. With innovative products, like a foundation that adjusts to your skintone and her beloved soothing Argan oils, the line is a great choice for anyone looking for a naturally lovely look. Try out the magic marker lip and cheek stain for a fresh Spring look.

Aveda Light the Way Candle


Aveda has always been a company that creates responsible products and support’s great causes, the brand’s Walk for Water raises awareness about clean water organizations, while their Appointments for the Earth allows you to get a haircut, while contributing to non-profits in your area. Check out Aveda’s Earth Month website for even more info about how the brand is connecting consumers and professionals to raise awareness about clean water protection.

The Light the Way candles take the brand’s philosophy one step further. Aveda donates 100% of the profits from each candle to Global Greengrants to fund water projects like “training 3,5000 people in organic agriculture methods; helping 20 communities implement local water resource management plans; enabling 100 communities to take action against toxic industrial pollution.” Added bonus, each candle has a soothing lavender and sage fragrance that relaxes and calms.

LUSH Charity Pot & Knot Wrap Scarves

We love LUSH’s fresh organic bath and body products in general, but their Charity Pot lotion is one of our favorites. With every penny going to local grassroots charities like WaterCan and Fresh Start foundation, the wonderfully scented lotion is one small way you can contribute to something positive. The brand’s knot wrap scarves are another innovative way to go green; made out of recycled plastic bottles, they can be worn as an accessory and used as reusable wrapping paper.

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The Force

April 25th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Naomi Campbell graces the cover of Vogue Japan in a stunning shot by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin. Wearing the oh so popular Gucci S/S dress and an intense look, Ms. Campbell looks as powerful as ever. Did you know that Naomi is one of only two black models to ever grace the cover of Vogue Japan? Naomi has two covers (June 2011 and November 1999) while Liya Kebede was on the cover of the January 2004 issue.

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Glam Rocks

April 25th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Freja Beha as a rockstar, it doesn’t seem like that much of a stretch does it? The Danish beauty has always possessed a certain devil may care attitude that makes her stand out from the pack and Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin tap into that spirit for Vogue Paris. Styled by Melanie Ward and featuring plenty of retro-inspired pieces from Gucci and Maison Martin Margiela, the story is an appealing showcase for Freja and luxe 70s rock inspired style.

Image Credit | Fashion Screen

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Lightening Strikes Twice

April 21st, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott have collaborated with Kate Moss numerous times: who can forget their iconic images for the Pirelli calendar, or those eye-catching campaigns for Lonchamp and Pirelli? The trio joins forces yet again for a new set of editorials / covers for Vogue Japan and Vogue Paris. Capitalizing on Moss’ enduring appeal and some of the hottest couture pieces from Armani Prive and Givenchy, M&M create a familiar yet powerful vision of luxury.

Kate by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott for Vogue Paris

Kate by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott for Vogue Japan

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Sunkissed

April 21st, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Are you ready for the beach? Vogue China is and they usher in warm weather with a beautiful story by Daniel Jackson starring Carola Remer and Ming Xi. Sporting high hair by Esther Langham and bold jewelry with Pucci-style prints chosen by Tiina Laakkonen, the duo makes the perfect vintage styled pair.

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Bits & Bytes: Meet Anja and Sasha

April 20th, 2011 |Posted by Betty


Two of our favorite models, Anja Rubik and Sasha Knezevic are in NYC this Friday for DKNY‘s new fragrance launch event. See you there!

How awesome are Henry Holland, Agyness Deyn and David Gandy running the London Marathon? Find out who was the fastest (by far!)

Our friendly neighborhood Frockwriter (who is the unofficial documentarian for all things Australian, models and fashion info), highlights a brand new face.

Prada 48. Dolce & Gabbana 42. Prada’s winning the spring cover wars as detailed by Fashionista.

If you are as dizzy from hearing about the designers getting fired this past 4 months (and can’t keep track), Style.com has a handy list and why it might not be so bad for them.

If you’re in Los Angeles next week, pop by to see Aldo Rossi‘s “Raw Beauty” exhibition. Info below.

The beautiful Lonneke Engel and Valentina Zeliaeva and the Organice your Life crew invite you to shop for a cause to help the homeless. Details below.

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The Fabulous Baker Girl

April 20th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Emily Baker has next generation supermodel written all over her: from the chiseled cheekbones, to that mane of long blonde hair. Daniel Jackson and Marie Chaix capture the beauty at her finest forVogue China‘s latest issue in a sleek and aptly titled piece called ‘Long Term Elegance.’

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Duality

April 19th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

10 breathtaking portraits of 5 of the season’s hottest girls; Greg Kadel shoots a truly gorgeous story for Vogue Germany, styled by Nicola Knels and Lynn Schmidt. Bridging the gap between beauty feature and couture story, the editorial not only makes Aymeline, Josephine, Julia, Merethe & Anais look lovely, it also showcases some of the new season’s finest looks.


Josephine Skriver

Aymeline Valade

Merethe Hopland

Anais Pouliot

Julia Saner

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