I’m gaga over nude’s modular, sleek and sexy packaging. That there’s stuff inside of it is a frankly a bonus. The hottest thing to come out of the UK since Kate Moss, nude is the brainchild of Bryan Meehan, the man behind the Fresh and Wild organic food stores — the UK’s answer to (and now owned by) the U.S.’s Whole Foods.
nude’s skincare line features cleansers, water, moisturizers and treatments, which are made from primarily organic, luscious ingredients such as “cupuacu, manketti, baobab and avellana to provide essential fatty acids, nutrition and hydration for soft, supple skin”. I personally recommend the Age Defense Intense Moisture, which contains buriti oil to provide antioxidant protection and smells like teen spirit (at least those teens that smell like vanilla). Airless packaging limits the need for preservatives and, needless to say, none of the products have been tested on animals.
Forget the weather, the perky sales assistants and Griffith Park — believe it or not, the thing I appreciate the most about L.A. (compared to my former home in London) is the fashion aesthetic. I occasionally look back with fondness on trotting around Soho in my Gucci stilettos, Joseph trousers and Liberty pashima, but seriously, I heart California casual. The slouchy, sun-kissed ensembles of tanks, tees, jeans, leggings and the odd hoodie are comfort epitomized. Team up that said ensemble with a $1,200 bag, designer shades and a Kitson shopping bag and you could pass as bona fide member of the young Hollywood set. Continue Reading / Additional Photos / Videos
I heart denim. From skinnies to high waisted, straight leg to boot cut, a cool pair of jeans (or thirty), are essential capsule wardrobe components for any serious fashionista. And now that there are so many fabulous organic varieties on offer, we don’t have to feel guilty about new purchases or hide them from our clueless husbands. Nor do we have to do much research, since the Alternative Consumer was kind enough to round up the top five must-buys for spring. Continue Reading / Additional Photos / Videos
What do Jake Gyllenhaal, Justin Timberlake, Larry Birkhead and Ashlee Simpson have in common? Let’s see: gay cowboys, wardrobe malfunctions, paternity suits and lip synching… At first glance, not too much. But there is one thing these celebrities do see eye-to-eye (or pec-to-pec) on: making a difference with what they wear.
All four Hollywood hotties are the proud owners of the unisex eco-heather crew from Alternative Apparel’s new sustainable line, Alternative Earth.
Alternative Earth offers the same great fit and vintage look of its outrageously popular parent brand, Alternative Apparel. Boasting an array of crew and scoop tees, tanks, henleys, hoodies and loungewear for men, women and toddlers, the look can blend seamlessly from the beaches of California to the streets of Tokyo. The entire range incorporates 100% organic cotton and polyester recycled from plastic food containers and drinking bottles.
If you thought the days of Andy Warhol where gone, think again. NOKI a G/fashion designer from London England has a special message for you. Be inventive, re-use what already exist. Full-fill your on desires with your mind, not your wallet.
NOTES ON THE POLITICS AND AESTHETICS OF NOKI CUSTOM
At its most obvious, Noki custom mounts a challenge, a symbolic critique or even
a form of resistance, against mainstream, mass-market, homogenous and
depersonalised commodity fashion.
Where sportswear relies on brands and powerful logos to make its selling proposition, Noki abducts these signs, reconfigures them, uses, abuses and reuses them and creates the new and unorthodox.Oink. Not pis. Geddit? With French philosopher De Certeau, the operations of Noki can be seen as tactics of the weak, pitted against strategies of the strong. David’s fast and sneaky movements, too fast for Goliath, strong, but slow and inflexible.
G Living | Fashion turns our lens on British Fashion Designer Katharine Hamnett, and her extensive history of using style to spotlight world issues. She has a flair for building content into fashion, and using her connections to some of the hottest models in the business to promote them. These organic cotton SAVE THE FUTURE tanks have been seen on high profile models such as Lily Cole, Naomi Campbell. With Hamnett’s help issues such as child labor, blood diamonds, and pesticide use in the garment industry have captured public interest and concern.
Madonna is still a material girl after all, People Magazine writes, when they covered her Very “Un-G” custom fake eyelashes made from mink fur and diamonds. No we are not joking, this is a new trend coming to us from the trendy makeup company Tokyo Lash Bar and the makeup artist Shu Uemura’s.
People Magazine goes on to say the Not So Material girls can opt for the synthetic fiber and crystals version. I think this is pretty good advice even for the not so soaked in money types. A single pair of the mink eyelashes cost a whopping $10,000 plus they are only good for 5 to 7 times.
Even the green minded Oprah Winfrey seems to be hitting the mink eyelash trend according to New York Times “ Oprah Winfrey makeup artist Reggie Wells, ordered 200 pairs after he heard about Madonna, said Peter Malachi, assistant vice president for Shu Uemura public relations.”
All good style divas know that every twelve months or so it’s essential to go through one’s wardrobe and cull it of extraneous garb. Those stripy leg warmers that you haven’t worn since the ‘80s? Ditch. The low rise denim that gives you muffin top? Buh bye. How about that gold-flecked boob tube that’s no longer age appropriate? Au revoir. Which leaves us with the question of what to do with it? Shipping it to a little sister (sorry, Aggie) or giving it to a thrift store seemed like the only options. Until now. Continue Reading / Additional Photos / Videos
“Exclusive”. There’s something about this adjective that makes otherwise ordinary people go ga-ga. Combine that with “sustainability” and “luxury” and you could send some of them into orgasm. If that sounds like you, here’s something for titillation. Two varietals of luxury cufflinks fashioned from sustainable and repurposed materials. The best part? There’s only 18 of each in circulation — nixing that awful “OMG we’re wearing the same cufflinks” party faux pas. (Not that I’ve ever experienced this.)
Sustainable Bottega Veneta? Green Yves Saint Laurent? Ethical Burberry? Socially conscious Marni? Don’t pinch yourself. This isn’t an eco-fashion wet dream. FutureFashion is a runway show comprised of 30 looks from the world’s leading designers using only sustainable materials.
Held recently at Gotham Hall in NYC, FutureFashion is an initiative of leading non-profit and innovator of sustainable business solutions, Earth Pledge. “We are thrilled that the design community has embraced the challenge of designing with sustainable materials.
Perfectly Imperfect. When I first came across this sustainable clothing line, it sounded to me like something you’d find in an outlet mall. Imperfects. What a great idea, I thought, marveling at my own perspicacity.
“I’m the dark side of green,” says Jonathan JJ Hudson, designer of Noki – House of Sustainability. Which is weird because we here at G Living are also the darker side of green. Only we don’t look like that. By “that” I’m referring to a look that seems at home on the streets of Harajuku — shredded heavy metal tees, roughed up taffeta dresses, defaced brand labels like Disney, Adidas and Evisu, as well as cut-out argyle knee highs, pantomime wigs and painted germ protecting masks — all of which were on display at London’s Fashion East earlier this year.