24 November 2009

Jonano model search is ON!

Jonano is looking for their next eco-fashion-ilicious model!

Jonano Eco Model Search is having an open call December 1st from 3-6pm in Jonano's Riverfront Studio in Steel City turned Green Mecca, Pittsburgh PA (333 East Carson Street on Terminal Way, Second Building on the Left, Floor 5). Contestants should be ready to strut their stuff and share one simple way they bring green to the mainstream! Your response will be premiered on the iFoundJonano YouTube channel.

You don't need to be a size zero to look great in Jonano! The only requirements are to exude natural confidence, be original, and care to learn about the progression of sustainable fashion. No previous modeling experience is required.

Aspiring models should go to "Jonano eco model search" on facebook to post a picture and find out more information. Jonano wants models to be a part of the movement, using the page as a forum to share eco-fashion insight. The winner will receive a handful of Jonano wardrobe must-haves, a photo-shoot and images, local and national exposure, and the potential to come on board with the Jonano team for future paid shoots and projects. Share your passion for eco-fashion and break into the biz in one delicious bite!

16 November 2009

Holiday Beauty for the Eco-Maven!

Natural cosmetics can often be hard to find or expensive, but Burt's Bees is aiming to make natural gift giving easy this holiday season. The Burt's Bees company is devoted to making natural care products that are good for you and good for the environment, and they've come out with fabulous natural gifts for the holiday season! Burt's Bees has come out with a cute holiday line of products-with the eco-conscious buyer in mind. Whether you're buying for men or women, Burt's Bees has assembled full-sized products into Holiday packages at reduced prices. Gifts are also organized by buyer budget- consumers can shop for gifts under $20, $15, and $10. Some favorites include the Polka Dot Mani-Pedi kit, which features a full-size coconut foot creme, full-size almond milk hand creme, full-size lemon balm cuticle creme, nail file, travel case, and orange wood cuticle sticks- all for $20.00!

15 November 2009

Feed Your Face with Organic Skin Food

Lets talk about how we nourish our faces - face food! We know that what we eat can affect how we look. Is the same also true for our skin? I want to share with all of you my own personal organic skin diet...Dr. Alkaitis!

Dr. Alkaitis, his daughter Trish and I had the pleasure of meeting a couple of years ago and I gave the good doctor a challenge. If he could find products in his toolkit that would not irritate my extremely sensitive skin, I would tell everyone I know and even those I don't about it. Well this is no small challenge as up until that day the only thing I could apply to my most sensitive skin was pure organic aloe vera gel which I kept stored in the refrigerator. Dr Alkaitis assembled a nice meal for my skin and I have been a fan ever since. My skin glows with good health, not only because I eat well, but my skin eats well too...and smelled amazing!

If you are looking for a new skin care line and want to invest in something you know will work for sensitive skin, I can guarantee Dr. Alkaitis will not let you down.

13 November 2009

By The Sea Launches Eco Chic Collection in Kauai

Eco chic collection, Jonano, made its Kauai debut this autumn at the popular fashion boutique By the Sea. Mindful Fashionistas came out to shop.

The highly innovative collection combines eco-fabrics like viscose from bamboo, colorgrown cotton, and corn as well as natural details from tagua to coconut. Many of the collection’s signature pieces are multifunctional and versitile like this bandeau convertible dress that can be worn 16 ways, from top to dress to skirt to wrap. Seasonal collections are created from travel inspirations and each story that is brought to life by combining the splendor of natural elements with cultural allusions.

For a unique shopping experience please visit By The Sea, located in Poipu Shopping Village on the sunny South Shore of Kauai.Offering the islands finest resort wear clothing and accessories for men and women. Featuring the Eco Kashmere collection from Jonano. Enjoy the island lifestyle with luxuriously soft bamboo clothing, and look gorgeous doing it!

02 November 2009

Heirloom, the 11th Annual New York Fashion and Design Conference

December 3 - 5, 2009

It's that time of the year again, when sustainable design is celebrated in the Big Apple. Thanks to Lisa Koenigsberg, Ph.D., the energy behind Art in Initiatives Annual Fashion Conference,this event has been going strong for 11 years straight. This year's theme, "Heirloom," brings to mind those keepsakes that were passed on in my own family...pretty cameo pin, sweet charm bracelet, vintage wool camping shirt and beaded purse collection from dandier days.

As always, a distinguished panel of fashion and jewelry world insiders and mavericks are panel guests to discuss the many facets of heirloom elements in design. Speakers include Deborah Milner, the designer who created a sensation with Aveda Ecoture collection, Deborah Linquist, designer noted for her high style eco wedding attire like this "Rose" wedding gown, Robin Renzi of Me & Ro jewelry and all the way from across the pond, Penny Walsh, founder of Dyework. The question at hand, "How do we carry on the traditions of the past while meeting contemporary challenges such as the need for conservation of the earth’s resources?"

The ultimate heirloom is the Earth itself, and attention to eco-friendly principles and practices is important to our stewardship of the planet. Concepts of fair trade and eco-consciousness and a focus in not only on design but also on the elements that go into design and the techniques used in creation will be explored.

This conference will be held at The Graduate Center City University of New York (Fifth Ave. between 34th–35th Streets).
You can register on-line for this conference, or get more info by contacting Lisa Koenigsburg: lisa.koenigsberg@artinitiatives.com or call 646-485-1952.

See you there!