Glamology!

Charmaine Cianciullo is THE go-to girl for all things natural beauty.  She is an organic esthetician, an activist for safe cosmetics, and the host of the popular video beauty blog Glamology – on which she discusses green beauty tips, products, and DIY beauty recipes. She is also the owner of Mint & Berry – an online eco beauty boutique. This week, Charmaine took the time to answer some of my burning questions about eco-beauty and her new online shop: 1. As one of the most prolific natural beauty bloggers, what inspired you to start writing…

The Future of Fashion…

Photo Credit:  Digital Sophia Photography Check out Starre Vartan’s recent post on Huffpo Green entitled:  “If the Future of Fashion Isn’t Green, What Is It?” where she gives an inside scoop on the eco fashion summit/discussion/debate/salon that took place this month in New York.  Vartan gives an excellent analysis of the issues that were discussed and wraps up with a paragraph that makes me want to cheer out loud: Fashion is evolving, and despite James Woudhuysen’s view, it seems that change is coming from designers, passionate ecofashionistas who support them, and the behind-the-scenes folks…

Miss Manners Goes Green

HuffPo has introduced a new feature on their Green Page:  Eco Etiquette questions answered by Jennifer Grayson: Want to find out how to (politely) convince your boyfriend to give up that gas guzzler? Not sure how to recycle that broken hair dryer? Don’t know the difference between Cap and Trade and Cap’n Crunch? You can email your questions about sustainable living etiquette and see them answered for everyone’s benefit in the new…

Green Keds!

Keds are a staple wardrobe item that have stood the test of time.  They can be worn by anyone between the ages of 5 and 50 for comfortable, weekend wear.  Throw on your Keds and head to the farmer’s market, the home improvement store, or the library.  You can wear them with casual jeans, shorts, skirts and dresses.  They are pretty much a must-have item.  And NOW…you can get GREEN LABEL KEDS! * Made from organic cotton * Non-toxic dyes and inks used * 20% recycled rubber soles *  Laces made from 100% recycled…

Brellli

I hate cheap, black umbrellas.  Not only are they soulless and dull, but they are certainly not environmentally friendly. Now, look at this lovely alternative!  From Brelli, this is a bamboo umbrella with a clear, 100% biodegradeable material that has been designed to resemble a  classic Japanese parasol.  As if that weren’t enough–there is some really hip and groovin’ music on their website, where you can buy The Brellli in two sizes.  $28/$38 I just love it when I find stuff that is as cute as it is…