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NOVEMBER 2012

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SPRING INTO SUSTAINABILITY


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style

beauty

into the wild

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best obsessions for

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spring

suno out of africa

spring 2013 trend report

28 made in america 44 shop style 46 apocalypse today

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toxic secrets of beauty

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top beauty trends

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things we love

urban farming: The culture

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of city making

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proud mary 73 the sustainable guide to chicago

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shop lifestyle

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CONTRIBUTERS

Elizabeth Paladeau Style Editor

Serafina LoGiacco Beauty Editor

Jasmin Duncan Lifestyle Editor

Jacquelyn Price Retail Editor

In order to offset my carbon footprint and the fact that my lifestyle requires me to travel by plane so frequently I have chosen not to own a car. I bike everywhere!

I always try to reduce my carbon footprint every opportunity I have, so whenever I can, I use reusable containers and cups. I can’t live without my swell water bottle. I bring it everywhere with me!

As a cleaning fanatic and in order to execute a green lifestyle, I make sure that “green cleaning” is within my daily routine. I make sure that the products I use consist of vegetable-based materials to clean surfaces rather than chemical-laden detergents and solvents.

I try to reduce my carbon footprint as much as possible through doing various things like carpooling with friends, living in an LEED certified apartment building, and using plastic products as little as possible.

The Donna Karen Bandito Bag is an essential for me. Made from organic leather with no hardware this bag is a great ecological everyday bag. The leather is tanned using only vegetable oils and the animals are raised in a chemical-free family farm, much like free-range poultry. This bag is allergen free and even 100% recyclable.

My essential is DKNYPure. A collection of simple, mostly white, 100% cotton bedding that have an attention to detail and careful-feeling construction that far outpaces the majority of their peers. Overall the pieces are modern, sleek and comfortable and yet they also feel cozy and faintly traditional.

My ever day essential is the line of organic, vegan, preservative free cosmetics by Ecco Bella. In particular, a must have for me is the anti-aging and anti-blemish natural skin care treatment. My face always feels so fresh after I apply the treatmet and it’s always great knowing your face is perfectly moisturized and without blemishes.

I can’t wait to wear my hair wrapped up with a scarf as seen at the Marc by Marc Jacobs spring runway. Perfect for those humid bad hair days!

Interior design is strongly influenced by nature, this upcoming spring and is a trend I’m really excited about. Shades of white, brown natural tones, wooden surfaces, and clean feminine lines, natural materials set the foundation for the fresh new trend theme.

The trend I am most looking forward to for this coming spring is embracing one’s natural beauty. No one needs to have their makeup caked-on and if people want to be on trend, their bottle of foundation will go a lot further and their face will be bright and natural.

CORY QUACH Editor and Chief

JASMIN DUNCAN Managing Editor

ELIZABETH PALADEAU Style Editor

DYLAN SHAW Senior Photo Editor

SERAFINA LOGIACCO Editor at Large

JACQUELYN PRICE Art Director

JASMIN DUNCAN Lifestyle Editor

REBEKAH CAMPBALL Contributing Photographer

ELIZABETH PALADEAU Executive Editor

SERAFINA LOGIACCO Beauty Editor

JACQUELYN PRICE Retail Editor

The trend I am most looking forward to embracing is the return of a darker aesthetic to Spring Fashion. Ombre fabrics and uneven hemlines in dark jewel tones inspired by the gothic decay of buildings will take precedent over what was formerly light and airy. “Adapt or perish, now as ever, is nature’s inexorable imperative.” H. G. Wells

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My le labo perfumes are my absolute eco-friendly essential! The scents are always distinct to the person who wears them and fresh with no synthetics. I also can’t go a day without my Soapwalla Deoderant Cream. The deodorant is made from vegetable powders, clays, and oils from lavender, peppermint, and tee tree essentials to absorb underarm moisture and prohibit the growth of bacteria.


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into the wild 15 suno out of africa 20 technology takeover 22 spring 2013 trend report 26 apocalypse today 28 made in america 44 shop style 46

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Photography: Dylan Shaw Styling: Elizabeth Paladeau Hair & Make-Up: Rebecca Wash Model: Annie Berthoff

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into the wild Corrina goutos

TAKE A TRIP INTO THE WILDEST ENVIRONMENTS ON PLANET EARTH WITH JEWELRY BY VEGAN JEWELRY DESIGNER CORRINA GOUTOS. CREATING ALL OF HER PIECES FROM RE-PURPOSED MATERIALS SHE HAS COMBINED HER LOVE OF JEWELRY WITH HER LOVE OF THE EARTH. INSPIRED BY THIS CONCEPT GOUTOS’ JEWELRY WAS PLACED IN THE MOST EXTREME NATURAL SETTINGS ON THE PLANET, BUT WITH A MODERN TWIST.

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Photography: Dylan Shaw Styling: Elizabeth Paladeau Hair & Make-Up: Rebecca Wash Model: Annie Berthoff

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Corrina Goutos CORRINA GOUTOS IS A VEGAN JEWELRY DESIGNER FROM ALBANY, NEW YORK. SEEKING TO COMBINE HER ETHICAL CONCERNS WITH HER DESIGN AESTHETIC GOUTOS CREATES “A SYMBIOTIC RELATIONSHIP OF THE ANTIQUE AND THE CONTEMPORARY, OF NATURE AND URBANIZATION, AND OF CONCEPTUAL IDEAS AND SHEER BEAUTY.” INTERVIEW BY: ELIZABETH PALADEAU When did you start making jewelry? I started making jewelry when I was 14 years old. I was interested in deconstructing things I had collected and reconfiguring them. Soon enough this led to me making jewelry people could wear from the various items I collected. What is your favorite material to work with? Discovering new materials and learning their language is one of my favorite parts of being a craftswoman. Instead of reverting to a favorite material, I look to my concept to determine a material that is most applicable to it; combining it with previous materials I like to work with like silver- I’m able to achieve a more evocative composition. I know you are a vegan. How do you incorporate those values into your work? As a vegan and conscious consumer, I am aware of the sources of my materials. I don’t use any animal products or byproducts in my work including leather, fur, coral, silk and various glues unless the article was discarded of by someone else, in which case I believe it is better for me to reuse to trash the item. I also am active in researching my gemstone and metal sources, which can be environmentally devastating. I don’t rely on precious materials to define the value of my work, for this reason. However there are ethical sources for metals, which I support. You make a lot of pieces using re-purposed materials. How do you choose which materials to reuse? When an article has been discarded and I believe it has great potential I will pick it up and start experimenting with it. I have determined that about 80 percent of your samples will be failures, and 20 percent will be successful. When a material can be totally transformed and disguised beyond recognition, I am really inspired to use it. Who/what is your biggest inspiration? Two powerful and groundbreaking women in the Jewelry Industry Iris Eichenberg of the Netherlands, and American Myra Mimlitch-Gray. These women have changed how far jewelry is capable

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of going. I’m inspired by their vastly different approaches to making the strong concepts behind their work, and their sheer passion. What was the first piece you ever made? That’s a tough one, it was a long time ago. I remember one of the first pieces of jewelry I made was a little vignette to Audrey Hepburn in a bottle cap. It was a set of earrings and it had some cheesy crystals, maybe even glitter framing a photo of my favorite movie star. I was in love with wearing them because it got me into good conversations with people about classic movies. How would you define your personal style (both in clothing and in your art)? I define my work as alluring, raw and evocative. A symbiotic relationship of the antique and the contemporary, of nature and urbanization and of conceptual idea and sheer beauty. Other than jewelry what is important in your life? Travel and friendship. I like to surround myself with passionate people, so having a supportive group of friends who are as inspired and motivated is something I really value. Traveling is also integral to my life and work. I love seeing how differently people live their daily lives around the world. New environments I am exposed to has always had a profound effect on my work. Who would you most like to collaborate with? I have enjoyed collaborating with fashion designers in the past. Seeing my jewelry in motion on a runway is how I often envision it. My favorite designer changes frequently, but if I met a designer whose aesthetic matched mine, and our work was stronger when together I would be very excited to be involved with them. Other than jewelry, what is your favorite form of self-expression? I’m passionate about painting and drawing. When I need a break from the more rugged processes of jewelry making, It is meditative for me to recreate life and light on paper . I also really enjoy writing about art and other subjects.


Photography: Dylan Shaw Styling: Elizabeth Paladeau Hair & Make-Up: Rebecca Wash Model: Annie Berthoff

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SUNO

Out of Africa BY: ELIZABETH PALADEAU SUNO IS DESIGNED IN NEW YORK AND MADE IN GLOBAL VILLAGES, FOR A FRESH TAKE ON CONTEMPORARY FASHION. “DOING A LUXURY LINE PRODUCED IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA ALLOWS PEOPLE TO THINK DIFFERENTLY ABOUT WHAT’S POSSIBLE THERE. IT’S NOT JUST COFFEE AND SAFARIS.” THIS IS THE PHILOSOPHY BEHIND MAX OSTERWEIS AND DESIGN PARTNER ERIN BEATTY’S SUSTAINABLE FASHION LINE, SUNO.

With the aim of spurring the economy after post-election violence in 2009 Suno produced its entire first collection in Kenya, Osterweis’s second home. By using sustainable production techniques Suno feels that they are not only giving back to the earth but they are also giving back to the Kenyan community by providing jobs. Suno’s first collection was created entirely from vintage Kenyan fabrics that Osterweis had collected. But over the past two seasons Suno has not only expanded their production to include India, Peru, and their native New York, but they have also started creating their own prints, all inspired by Eastern-Africa. Osterweis and Beatty utilize textiles sourced from ecofriendly views and combine traditional and local Kenyan techniques with high end tailoring for clothing that is focused on fit and fabrication, something that can be easily seen through their exploration of pattern mixing. They also support a number of earth-minded causes.

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For example all proceeds from their “Quiet Soled Sneakers”, which are ethically crafted in Kenya from fabric offcuts and recycled rubber, are donated to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust which helps endangered elephants and rhinos. Suno is a fashion brand, seeking inspiration not only from Kenya but also from other cultures as well, such as Japan, where they learned the shibori dying technique. By infusing their travels into their clothing they hope to create a global and unique perspective on luxury fashion while remaining accessible to the masses. After being nominated for the Vogue CFDA Fashion Fund award in 2011 and 2012, Suno’s platform for sustainability has reached new heights. Suno is currently available at over 60 retailers including Opening Ceremony, Harvey Nichols, Ikram, and The Webster and are currently collaborating on jewelry with Pamela Love and creating a capsule footwear collection with Nicolas Kirkwood. For more information visit sunony.com.


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style > November 2012

Spring 2013: Trend Report The Trend >

dark Glamour Inspired by the gothic deterioration of buildings, designers this season have taken a darker turn for spring. Flowing silhouettes with uneven hems combined with dark hues will help take this trend over to the dark side. Seen on the runways of Haider Ackermann, Ann Demeulemeester, Maison Martin Margiela, and Rick Owens (to name a few) it is safe to put away the body-con dresses and time to break out the floor sweeping layers. In the words of this trend’s surefire muse Morticia Addams “black is such a happy color.”

The Eco Way >

Frei Top $300 Frei Pants $425 Frei is a contemporary women’s label with a focus on inspiration and creative processes. Rooted in Chicago, founder Annie Novotny bases each collection upon a story that is drawn from her personal travels, literary research, and historical studies. For example past collections have been inspired by Colonialism in Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s “Love and Other Demons”, Amelia Earhart and the birth of aviation, and nineteenth century mourning photographs. Although the story behind the collection changes every season the principles do not. Frei works with organic cottons, natural dyes, and locally manufactured textiles, because nature is as much a part of their creative process as their inspiration. Learn more at www.freidesigns.com.

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Photo synthesis The look is definitely more structured than form fitting this season. Minimalism in tailoring and transparencies drawn from technological textiles make for a futuristic approach to spring. Collections from Hussein Chalayan, John Galliano, Christian Dior, Jil Sander, and Chloé all embraced this modern take on readyto-wear. Pops of brights and neon freshen a color palette of mainly white. So let’s take the technical approach to this season’s dressing and keep our tailoring scientifically sterile.

The Eco Way >

Titania Inglis dress

$695

Titania Inglis’ collection embodies minimalism in every sense of the word. From her design aesthetic, which relies on wearable and versatile pieces where the cut speaks louder than color or pattern, to her materials, which are sustainably sourced and sewn in a New York factory, Inglis is minimal to her core. With textiles such as Japanese organic cotton, French vegetable tanned leather, and dead stock wool from New York factories, Inglis also plays off her international background. Based in Brooklyn, Inglis honed her sleek aesthetic through studies in Denmark and the Netherlands. Having received the award for sustainable design for her work with the Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation in 2012 the future is bright for Titania Inglis. Learn more at www.titaniainglis.com.

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APOCA LYPSE TODAY BY: ELIZABETH PALADEAU

WITH THEORIES ABOUT 2012 LOOMING IN EVERYONE’S MINDS AND HURRICANES DESTROYING OUR FAVORITE CITIES, THE END OF THE WORLD SEEMS CLOSER THAN EVER. BUT DRESSED IN DESIGNS BY NOAH JODOIN AND KATIE OWEN YOU CAN CONQUER THIS POST-APOCALYPTIC WORLD DONNED IN REPURPOSED LEATHER, BAMBOO JERSEY, AND HAND-DYED CANVAS. LET’S DEFEAT DOOMSDAY THE ECOLOGICAL WAY.

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Photography: Rebekah Campbell Styling: Elizabeth Paladeau & Serafina LoGiacco Retoucher: Molly Strohl Model: Katerina Wallace Hair & Makeup: Rebecca Wash

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Photography: Rebekah Campbell Styling: Elizabeth Paladeau & Serafina LoGiacco Retoucher: Molly Strohl Model: Katerina Wallace Hair & Makeup: Rebecca Wash

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Photography: Rebekah Campbell Styling: Elizabeth Paladeau & Serafina LoGiacco Retoucher: Molly Strohl Model: Katerina Wallace Hair & Makeup: Rebecca Wash

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Photography: Rebekah Campbell Styling: Elizabeth Paladeau & Serafina LoGiacco Retoucher: Molly Strohl Model: Katerina Wallace Hair & Makeup: Rebecca Wash

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Photography: Rebekah Campbell Styling: Elizabeth Paladeau & Serafina LoGiacco Retoucher: Molly Strohl Model: Katerina Wallace Hair & Makeup: Rebecca Wash

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made in america red white & denim

BY: ELIZABETH PALADEAU Raleigh - Based in Raleigh, NC, Raleigh aims to build the ideal pair of jeans while simultaneously returning the capital of denim production to North Carolina. Founders Sarah and Victor Lytvinenko got their start by making jeans in their apartment in 2007 and have just opened own their own store in downtown New York City. However, they still do everything from designing to cutting, sewing and finishing their denim in-house in their North Carolina factory. Big on personalization and individuality, each pair of denim is fit to Sarah and Victor’s bodies and made in a small run on vintage machines. The denim is sourced from Cone Mill’s White Oak plant, a denim supplier in Greensboro, NC that has been producing denim since 1902. Doubt the uniqueness? Each pair comes with a leather patch hand stamped with its production number and the inside pocket is signed by Sarah and Victor. Raleigh, 211 Elizabeth Street, New York, NY raleighworkshop.com

AG – LA based AG is the only vertically integrated facility in the USA. What does this mean? Founder and namesake Adriano Goldschmied and co-founder Yul Ku craft their denim in its entirety in their Los Angeles facility. Not only does AG love the USA but they also love the planet. By utilizing Ozone Technology AG is able to reduce their use of water by 50% by removing the pocket whitening chemicals and eliminating water from their extraction of indigo processes. They also distribute 100% recycled shopping bags in their retail stores and recycle thousands of pounds of denim scraps annually. www.agjeans.com

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REGARDLESS OF WHETHER YOU SHOW SUPPORT FOR OBAMA OR ROMNEY, SHOW YOUR SUPPORT FOR AMERICA THIS ELECTION BY SPORTING GOODS THAT ARE PRODUCED IN OUR HOMELAND. THESE BRANDS ARE CHASING THE AMERICAN DREAM AND SUPPORTING THE ECONOMY AT THE SAME TIME. GO USA!


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steven alan

Fleabag

American Idols Conceived as a bag to carry their finds home from the flea market, founders of Brooklyn based Fleabag, Alex Bell and Shira Entis met at Brown University. Although initially they didn’t seem to have much in common (Bell is a lawyer and Entis is a Fashion Designer) the two became fast friends and entrepreneurs after bonding over their distain for plastic shopping bags. Thus Fleabags was born, constructed from organic and vintage materials, non-toxic, water-based inks, and vegetable-tanned, repurposed leathers these reusable shoppers are as eco-friendly as possible, while maintaining a handsome all-American aesthetic. Make sure you snatch up these bags quickly because each one is unique and printed with a hand-written ID number. 84 Withers St., #4 Brooklyn, NY 11211

Steven Alan started as a supporter of the American design scene, before becoming a designer himself. The Steven Alan Showroom opened in 1996 to fill a void in representation for young, independent designers and is currently representing 20 apparel, accessories, and footwear designers. Apart from acting as a platform for emerging talent Steven Alan also launched his own collection in 1999 and has become known for reinventing classic Americana, such as his signature Reverse Seam Shirt. Now sold in over 300 retailers worldwide including 6 New York locations and 3 California flagships Steven Alan has now reached global success. www.stevenalan.com

Scosha Woolridge is an Australian born artist and jewelry designer. After traveling the world and setting up shop in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, Woolridge uses her travels as inspiration for her self-named jewelry line. Combining modern and ancient worlds Woolridge deems herself a “story jeweler”, using gems, metals, and recycled fibers to create unisex pieces that express a nomadic and effortless lifestyle. Intent on spreading brotherly love through the US, if you buy one of Scosha’s friendship bracelets they will send one to a friend of your choice for free, because sharing is caring. 64 Grand Street, Brooklyn, NY; (718) 387-4618; info@scosha.com

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BEAUTY > November 2012

BEST OBSESSIONS FOR spring BY: SERAFINA LOGIACCO FACING IT Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Oil-Free Lotion, $26. kiehls.com Oily skin can always be tricky when finding the right moisturizer. Despite having natural oil, the skin must still be moisturized to remain healthy. We love this lightweight formula that also helps visibly reduce the excess oil on the skin’s surface. It’s also free of oil, parabens, fragrances, and dyes while delivering perfect hydration you can use all year long. It is non–greasy, and retains essential moisture in skin for a healthier, rebalanced skin barrier. It creates a cooling sensation when rubbed into skin for a fresh feeling face. STAY FRESH Soapwalla Deoderant Cream, $12. soapwallakitchen.com A Brooklyn based creation of a luxury organic skin care line that never uses any harmful or synthetic additives such as petrochemicals, parabens, phthalates, or sodium lauryl sulfate. The deodorant is made from vegetable powders, clays, and oils from lavender, peppermint, and tee tree essentials to absorb underarm moisture and prohibit the growth of bacteria. It is also free of aluminum compounds that are linked to Alzheimer’s and breast cancer. Just rub a small amount under the arms and it will last you all day without any hint of smell!

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GUILT FREE FRAGRANCE Le Labo Perfume, $58-$700. Founded by two former Giorgio Armani fragrance experts, Le Labo perfumes are made from essential oils and are completely vegan, meaning never tested on animals and free of parabens. These perfumes are hand formulated and bottled in store for the highest level of freshness and quality. The personalized bottles range from $58-$700 and are packaged in recyclable glass bottles that can also be refilled with a discount. NATURAL NAILS Nail Polish in Petunia, $13.50. pritinyc.com These nail polishes are free of toluene, dibutyl phthalate (DHB), and formaldehyde, which are all carcinogenic ingredients found in your typical bottle of polish. These toxic free polishes are known to even last longer while strengthening the nail. The luxury polishes are chip resistant and durable. NO ACETONE Soy Polish Remover Wipes, $9.99. pritinyc.com Priti’s polish remover is acetone free and never contains any harsh chemicals. These travel wipes work amazing and the best part is that they’re made using natural lemongrass essential oils and 100% biodegradable ingredients. After using your nails will feel moisturized and we promise you’ll never want to use that overpowering acetone again!


TOXIC SECRETS of Beauty

BY: SERAFINA LOGIACCO WHEN IT COMES TO BEAUTY PRODUCTS, THE EFFECTS OF THE INGREDIENTS THEY CONTAIN CAN BE MORE THAN JUST SKIN DEEP. THE COSMETICS INDUSTRY USES THOUSANDS OF SYNTHETIC CHEMICALS IN ITS PRODUCTS THAT CAN GREATLY IMPACT OUR HEALTH. Parabens are the most widely used preservative in cosmetic products. There are many types usually used in combination with other preservatives to protect the cosmetics from bacterial growth. The problem is that these parabens can be absorbed in the skin and have been suspicious of negative health affects. Parabens mimic estrogen and therefore disrupt the hormone function, which can increase the risk of breast cancer.

Fragrances are not always pretty. Here are the names to recognize behind the enticing scents:

Cochineal is a red color agent made from ground-up bug carcasses of a South American parasitic beetle. It is usually listed on products as “carmine”, “natural red 4”, or “crimson lake” and is known to cause severe allergic reactions. It has even been used in food and textiles to achieve a specific red color.

Sensitizers and Allergens: These chemicals can make a person sensitized causing immune system damage. In result the person can have allergic reactions such as asthma, headaches, and wheezing from exposure to certain ingredients from fragrances. Studies have shown there are about 10 of these sensitizers found in popular fragrances.

Phthalates: Chemicals that can disrupt hormones and cause negative affects on fertility. Diethyl phthalate (DEP) is a common phthalate found in fragrances and other beauty products. These are not generally listed on the label and can be disguised simply under “fragrance”.

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top beauty TRENDS inspired by our favorite runway looks BY: SERAFINA LOGIACCO

ALL MAKEUP USED IS FREE OF (BUT NOT LIMITED TO) : PARABENS, PHTHALATES, GMOS, TRICLOSANS, SULFATES, SYNTHETIC FRAGRANCES, PETROCHEMICALS

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vintage stain Sepia tints create a dewy yet clean modern look. Spotted at Suno and Marni. Tarte, Femme Naturale Eye Palette; Tarte, cheek stain in Tipsy, sheer coral; Tarte, maracuja blush & glow. Top, Suno; Turban, Vintage; Earrings, Vintage Photography: Dylan Shaw Styling: Elizabeth Paladeau & Serafina LoGiacco Model: Madisen Taylor Hair & Makeup: Rebecca Wash

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wrapped up Try an updated retro look with a floral head scarf and graphic cat eye as seen at Marc by Marc Jacobs and Richard Chai. Josie Maran liquid eye liner in ink; Josie Maran, Argan eye love you too palette; Bite, Sheer balm in Nude Pink; Scarf, vintage. Photography: Dylan Shaw Styling: Elizabeth Paladeau & Serafina LoGiacco Model: Madisen Taylor Hair & Makeup: Rebecca Wash

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understated

Wear under eyeliner with braided up hair for an understated edgy look. Spotted at Honor and Stella McCartney. YSL, Long-Lasting Eye Pencil in turquoise; bareMinerals, ready foundation in medium dark Photography: Dylan Shaw Styling: Elizabeth Paladeau & Serafina LoGiacco Model: Nakita M’Bouroukounda Hair & Makeup: Rebecca Wash

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Le smoking bleu

Mix bold eyes with minimal hair for the ultimate look as seen at Jeremy Scott and Michael Kors. To achieve the smoky affect mix a bright blue shadow with shimmery grey and keep a neutral lip. Tarina Tarantino, Eye dream hypershadow in peacock pearl ; Tarte, Skinny smolder Eyes ; Top, American Apparel Photography: Dylan Shaw Styling: Elizabeth Paladeau & Serafina LoGiacco Model: Nakita M’Bouroukounda Hair & Makeup: Rebecca Wash

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high drama

Nothing compliments luscious red lips like a strong brow as seen at Jason Wu and Marc Jacobs. Smashbox, Brow Tech in dark brown; YvesSaintLaurent, Pure Colour Satiny Radiance in cranberry red. Top; Helmut Lang Photography: Dylan Shaw Styling: Elizabeth Paladeau & Serafina LoGiacco Model: Madisen Taylor Hair & Makeup: Rebecca Wash

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Transparent colors in pastel hues soften any look when paired with a modern twist. Spotted at Derek Lam and Dolce & Gabanna. Josie Maran, Argan eye love you too palette; Alterna, Bamboo Luminous Shine Mist to eliminate frizz and flyaways. Earings, Vintage. Photography: Dylan Shaw Styling: Elizabeth Paladeau & Serafina LoGiacco Model: Nakita M’Bouroukounda Hair & Makeup: Rebecca Wash

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drugstore challenge BY: SERAFINA LOGIACCO

HERE ARE OUR TOP CHOICES FOR NATURAL MAKEUP AND BEAUTY ESSENTIALS THAT YOU CAN FIND AT ANY DRUGSTORE NEAR YOU. (ALL AVAILABLE AT DRUGSTORE.COM OR A NEARBY DRUGSTORE)

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WE HAVE ALL FELT THE MINOR ANXIETY OF FORGETTING YOUR BEAUTY MUST-HAVES WHILE ON VACATION OR THOSE EXTRA NIGHTS AT YOUR BOYFRIEND’S PLACE. NO NEED TO PANIC AS WE HAVE YOU COVERED!

Physicians Formula Eye Makeup Remover Pads, $6.95 With lavender oils and cucumber extract these perfectly soothe the eye area while removing makeup. Free from harsh chemicals, synthetic preservatives, GMOs, Parabens, & cruelty free, 100% of ingredients are of natural origin. Organic Wear, 2-in-1 Bronzer and Blush, $13.95 The perfect balance to have you glowing all day. Why use? 100% ingredients from natural origin, 15% of ingredients from organic farming, No harsh chemicals, synthetic preservatives, colors or fragrances, GMO’s, parabens, and cruelty free Yes to Cucumbers Soothing Hypoallergenic Facial Towelettes, $2.99 The convenience of washing your face on the go never seems to get old. These cleanse, remove makeup, and soothe skin while leaving you refreshed after that mid-day workout. Paraben-free, oil free, non comedogenic, 98.7% total natural ingredients Yes to Carrots C Me Blush Lip Tint in sunset Pink, $4.49 This lip tints instantly make you look alive and bright with color that lasts. 95% organic, NPA certified, paraben and Carmine free

Organic Wear Lash Boosting Mascara, Ultra Black Organics, $9.95 Filled with minerals and proteins to naturally strengthen and nourish your lashes while making them longer and fuller. We consider that a win-win. Free of harsh chemicals, synthetic preservatives & colors/fragrances, parabens, dyes, GMO’s, cruelty free, 100% natural, 44% organic ingredients. Eco Tools Bamboo Brush Set, 5 piece, $11.99 These bamboo handles and cruelty free bristles are the perfect travel size and great for mineral makeup. Plus it comes with the perfect travel pouch made from natural cotton and hemp. Mineral Fusion, Pressed Powder Foundation, $21.75 This pressed powder is blended with pomegranate, aloe, white tea, sea kelp, and vitamins C & E to soothe the skin, age-defy, and provides full coverage. No parabens, artificial colors, fragrance, or talc EOS Ultra Moisturizing Shave Cream, $3.59 This shaving cream contains natural oils, shea butter, antioxidant vitamins E and C to bring your legs the ultimate conditioning. Paraben and Phthalate free while nourishing and softens skin

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URBAN FARMING

the culture of city making

BY: JASMIN DUNCAN More than half the world’s population now lives in cities, but when it comes to feeding them, trucking in the necessary amount of food isn’t a sustainable process for any metropolis. Growing out of the need for better solutions, urban farming is becoming an increasingly common approach, whether resourceful groups and individuals are planting vegetables in a container on their back porch or are harvesting land as part of the expanding agricultural community. The intersection of sustainability and design is one that brings to bear problems and solutions wherein the problems can be life threatening and the solutions critical. Urban Farming is a massive, comprehensive view of the design world’s response to urban agriculture, ecological sustainability and energy efficiency. This project is a Great innovative response to nature’s most pressing issues. Urban farms create green spaces that are rare in cities, consequently contributing to the oxygen production in the microclimate. Additionally plants grown on rooftops absorb a large amount of heat that would otherwise be absorbed by gray rooftops and black asphalt roads, which is transmitted as radiation back into the environment increasing the temperature in the city. Beyond the physical location of these amazing farms they all offer a unique distribution program. All based on the strong desire

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to provide local produce to the urban communities, similar to Community Supported Agriculture programs that bring food from farmers outside an urban center, grows its food on an urban farm and then directly distributes its produce to consumers at drop-off locations in the city. Which leads to a situation where, the company promises, for a system that truly embodies the most direct farm-to-table system possible in an urban space. Lufa Farms is a built 31,000-square-foot prototype farm on the roof of an office building where all produce is grown organically and chemical-free, using hydroponic and aquaponic systems currently grows tomatoes, cucumbers, eggplants and 22 other varieties of vegetables. Manhattan is a 15,000 square feet of an available space to accommodate a year-round growing season. Serves up the farm’s bounty under the vision of local chefs, to get a huge variety of seasonal ingredients from soil to plate. Produced an abundance of foodstuffs from shishito peppers and watermelon to pickling cucumber and tri-star strawberries. The fruits of their labor is peddled off to co-ops, restaurants, and groceries and sold at the local farmers’ market.


“WHILE URBAN FARMS WILL NEVER REPLACE THEIR RURAL COUNTERPARTS, THEY CAN CONTRIBUTE TO THE HEALTH OF THE LOCAL ECOSYSTEM AND MITIGATE THE INTENSIVE RESOURCE USE OF GROWING URBAN POPULATIONS.”

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proud Mary A TEXTILE DESIGNER WITH A BOLD SPIRIT AND AFFINITY FOR ETHNIC MATERIALS, HARPER IS THE OWNER AND FOUNDER OF PROUD MARY, AN INTERNATIONAL TEXTILE COMPANY.

BY: JASMIN DUNCAN Proud Mary textiles is a business with a cause. The vibrant, fresh colors they use and authentic Guatemalan design make for beautiful bags, pillows, and other products. Proud Mary is a design business that promotes social change and seeks to empower women in developing areas. They strive to support global artisans and their families while celebrating their culture and creativity. “It all started in 2008 when owner, Harper Poe returned from volunteering with Habitat for Humanity in South America.” After falling deeply in love with the indigenous peoples and brightly colored textiles she decided to combine her passions into a sustainable design business. Proud Mary works with global artisans in the developing world to create their line of ‘ethnic-modern’ home and personal accessories. By combining a modern design aesthetic with traditional methods of production Proud Mary bridges the gap between fair trade and on trend design most often seen in fast fashion and home decor. All of their fabrics are designed in house then produced in collaboration with textile artisans using traditional methods of weaving and printing. The products are then sewn by small sewing workshops using locally sourced materials as much as possible. Their artisans are paid a fair wage for their work and are committed to establishing and maintaining a sustainable working relationship with them.

The ‘Proud Mary Market’ is a collection of objects that have been found during traveling. “Textiles are our No. 1 but it’s hard to pass up all of the other incredible handmade goods we come across!” Proud Mary is currently working in Mali, West Africa and Guatemala. The artisan partners in Mali consist of two women’s cooperatives; crochet and tie-dye and a men’s social enterprise workshop that produces the mud cloth designs. In Guatemala they work with three weaving groups and two sewing workshops. “The market allows us to support a wider range of artisans...purchasing their goods at a fair price and sharing them with a broader market!” Proud Mary believes in design that solves problems. They create unique, handcrafted patterned goods that are made in a socially and ecologically responsible manner. She says, “I want our customer to feel a connection to the artisans that produce our product. People are very aware of thinking ‘green’ but we’d like people to start thinking socially conscious when buying things.”

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BEAUTY > November 2012

the sustainable

guide to

chicago BY: JASMIN DUNCAN

Chicago is a city of world-class status and outstanding beauty, known for vintage art deco designs, the indie at heart, and now has become one of the greenest cities in America. Experience the city’s several upmost green attractions, visit a functioning green roof that comes alive at night, learn what makes a hotel ‘green’, and discover the oh-so-fab green boutiques. Striving to be green from sun up to sun down, Chicago leads the nation with the greatest number of Green Seal certified attractions. This city
continues to set the standard with their environmental action agenda that has not only risen awareness on a tremendous scale, but also the attention of its eco chic in the way of unique and artistic expressions in lodging, dining, shopping and more. Explore this famous Windy City and find out that eco-consciability can be a fabulous affair.

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Thirteen Chicago hotels are certified by Green Seal, a Washington, D.C.- based non-profit agency whose environmental standards are recognized nationwide as credible, transparent and increasingly executes elegance in its use of environment. Chicago is committed to greener ways of getting around with the establishment of 315 miles of bikeways spanning the entire city, and the nation’s second largest public transit system that moves, on average, over 1.5 million riders every weekday. By choosing to walk, bike, or take public transportation instead of driving, Chicago residents and visitors help reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Utilizing alternative transportation makes even more sense when considering reduced fuel, insurance and parking expenses; increased health benefits from a more active lifestyle; and a reduction in the occurrence of respiratory ailments associated with poor air quality.


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shopping in chicago p.45 P.45 is a landmark destination for innovative clothing and accessories from new talent discoveries as well as internationally recognized collections. The charming mix of designers, from known labels like Rachel Comey to more under-the-radar scores like Ulla Johnson keeps this sleek, streamlined store fresh. Ladies who want to look more refined than trendy can score big with p.45’s hefty dose of trunk shows and major sales. 1643 North Damen Avenue Chicago, IL 60647 www.p45.com

sir & madame Part-neighborhood boutique and part-West Town style destination, Sir & Madame comes fully stocked with everyday items like wool cloaks, knee-high socks, and cozy knit tights. But the dash of 1920s functionality, plus an eco inspired in-house line for guys and girls, certainly seals the deal. 938 North Damen Avenue Chicago, IL 60622 www.sirmadame.com

p.o.s.h A visit to this magical shop feels more like a trip to the St. Germain neighborhood in Paris than River North in Chicago. You’ll find flea-market gold, like old apothecary bottles and artful hotel silver pieces, mixed in with unique items, such as vintage European uniform buttons and gorgeous vintage pillows with scenes of Paris. Fabulous! 613 N. State Street Chicago, IL 60654 poshchicago.com

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nightlife in chicago bistro Bistro Champagne is a warm and friendly neighborhood restaurant in the tradition of a true French bistro. It is the food, however, that is at the heart of a great bistro, and Chef Michael Altenberg offers a seasonally changing menu of classic bistro fare that is based on the best ingredients he can find. Bistro Champagne is committed to the use of organic foods and strongly supports the sustainable, low impact agriculture movement. 4518 N. Lincoln. Ave., Chicago, IL. 60625 Ph. 773.271.6100 www.bistrocampagne.com

Mile High Roof “One of three top rooftop lounges in the world” A glamorous, 7,000 square foot escape on the 27th floor of theWit, ROOF has earned international praises for its gorgeous design, sweeping views of Chicago, entertainment programming and expressive hand-crafted cocktails and cuisine. A new retractable glass enclosure over the outdoor portion of ROOF ensures that the party will go on all year long in any kind of weather. 201 N. State St. Chicago, IL 60601 Ph. 312.467.0200 www.thewithotel.com

uncommon ground For over 20 years, the Chicago eco-classic Uncommon Ground has thrived in the Wrigleyville area while the new Edgewater location boasts the country’s first certified organic rooftop farm. The 2500 square foot deck is made from post-consumer recycled materials. While both restaurants are supplied by the farm year-round they also use seasonal, locally produced, family farmed & organic products whenever possible. 800 N. Clark St. Chicago, IL. 60613. Ph. 773.929.3680 (Wrigleyville) www.uncommonground.com

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attractions in chicago the sky deck The eighth-tallest building in the world, it remains the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, standing 1,450 feet and 110 stories tall. THE LEDGE EXPERIENCE brings an exhilarating new experience to the tower. New museum-quality exhibits highlight the iconic tower, and celebrate Chicago’s rich history and culture through captivating visuals. A new theater presentation, Reaching for the Sky, tells the story of how the building and Chicago’s well-known landmarks set architectural standards after the Great Chicago Fire and beyond.

the jay pritker pavilion Designed by Frank Gehry, is a gorgeous outdoor venue for concerts. It has 4,000 fixed seats and an immense grass field that provides seating for an additional 7,000 people. Above it all is a crisscrossing system of steel pipes, which support the sound system. Apparently, it’s able to deliver the sound of a concert theater.

art institute of chicago The world-renowned Art Institute of Chicago houses both a museum as well as a highly competitive art school. Housing more than 300,000 works of art, some of the most classic pieces of our time. Some notable works on display are Seurat’s Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte, Hopper’s Nighthawks, Toulouse-Latrec’s At The Moulin Rouge and one of our favorites, Caillebotte’s Paris Street; Rainy Day. 111 South Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL, 60603 Ph: 312.443.3600 www.artic.edu

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where to stay in chicago hotel monaco Hotel Monaco is located in the heart of downtown Chicago, the hotel is in the Loop business district and just steps from North Michigan Avenue shopping and the popular Millennium Park. The transformed Hotel Monaco draws guests in and surrounds them with all manner of stimulations. Hotel Monaco also holds one of the nation’s 37 Green Seal certifications, meaning excellence in eco standards. 225 N. Wabash Ave., Chicago, IL 60601 Ph. 312.960.8500 www.monaco-chicago.com

hotel allegro While the standard rooms are tiny, they are well appointed and manage to ooze with character. The jewel toned decor leans toward art deco, with details in the reflections, like gold and silver clustered, wall to wall mirrors. Then you’ve got uniform geometric pattered wallpaper, a plush carpet underfoot that zigs and zags. This G5-33 Green certified hotel makes a one of a kind lasting impression. 171 W. Randolph St., Chicago, IL 60601 Ph. 312.236.0123 www.allegrochicago.com

the public Its fundamental attributes are innovative, sophisticated, authentic style; spot-on, personalized, empathetic “essential” service; lasting comfort with complete functionality, all at an affordable price and offering tremendous value. The Public’s 285 rooms are individually furnished with an uber-clean, but still slightly eclectic aesthetic to appeal to people of varying tastes. Public Chicago, 1301 North State Parkway, Chicago Ph.1312 787 3700; www.publichotels.com

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things we love > November 2012 BLACK BOX CASE

On a service trip to Africa Black Box Case founder Lance was unsure about how safe his Macbook would be in a neoprene case. So he developed a 1.5lb case from solid wood that can support up to 60lbs that he crafted from a custom made CNC router. Hand crafted from solid red oak hardwood Black Box Case is the most natural way to protect your Apple products. Precision cut and matched end-grain to end-grain, each case is hand sanded, hand rubbed, and finished with high-end Tung oil that takes four days to complete. This process allows for each case to be unique, which is shown off on its leather strap that will keep your Macbook, iPad, or iPod safe and sound. www.blackboxcase.com, ask@blackboxcase.com http://www.blackboxcase.com/

BLACK AND BLANCO SANDCASTLE COOKIES

The Black and Blanco Sandcastle cookies are so amazing it’s hard to believe they’re so healthy, and this is coming from a sugar fend. There’s no wheat, refined sugars, trans fat, dairy, cholesterol, preservatives, eggs or GMOs. A simple cookie made from white flour, white sugar, vegetable oil and salt. Blackandblanco.com

KELLY WEARSTLE THROW

GREY AREA

Kelly has translated one of her favorite prints into this luxuriously soft throw blanket. This throw is a must have on those chilly fall nights.Woven in 100% baby alpaca 56” x 76”, kellywearslter.com

KAT MACONIE SHOES

Her collection of design-led shoes fuses fashion and function, creating a unique take on a designer shoe label. Drawing inspiration from trims found in British antique shops to vintage markets - jewelry, trims and detail are paramount each shoe design and every pair includes the Kat Maconie signature gold screw feature and luxury padded insoles. $260

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Sebastian Errazuriz is a Chilean, New York based artist and designer. This past month his studio in lower Manhattan was devastated by Hurricane Sandy, leaving him unable to work and rather than watch the devastation develop on the news Errazuriz decided to contribute to the relief efforts. Each t-shirt is hand dyed on 100% making each t-shirt unique and 100% of the proceeds go towards Hurricane Sandy relief programs. Not only can you contribute to a good cause but you can show your continuing support for the city that never sleeps. Available at Grey Area, a showroom/gallery that aims to showcase artists that fall in the gap between artist and designer and don’t fit within the constraints of gallery spaces. Grey Area, 547 Broadway FL 2, New York, NY; info@shopgreyarea.com www.shopgreyarea.com


MATT & NAT BAGS

The designers behind this great brand believe in love, authenticity and responsibility. Inspired by the textures and hues of nature, use eco/recycled/ upcycled materials. With detachable and adjustable shoulder strap, top handles, top zipper closure, two pockets in the front and one large slip patch pocket in the back, the Raylan simplifies life! 100% recycled nylon lining. $198 Matt&Nat.com

OCTOBER ANNIVERSARY DELICATE FLOWER RING

EDUN TRENCH

Edun Belted Trench Coat with Quilted Sleeves, Trench coats never go out of style. This one by Edun is classic enough to be good for many years to come, yet features edgy details that make it unique. Edun has a mission to develop sustainable apparel. $299, edun.com

October Anniversary creates stunningly unique hand adornments by using reclaimed materials sourced from eco-friendly factories. This Delicate Flower Ring is crafted from recycled sterling silver and evokes the bold beauty of naturally occurring forms. Great way to make a statement! $250

THE PORTABLE STARBUCKS

In Denver Colorado Starbucks, an innovator in store design, has created a new way to get your morning coffee. They call it the “modern modular” and it is an LEED certified walk-up and drive-thru coffee shop. Constructed in a factory from local materials (re-purposed Wyoming snow fencing to be exact) the entire building was delivered by truck. Starbucks aims to make these modules a global sensation and with LEED giving them incentive to use signage to note where they source their materials from they have ensured that everything comes from within a 500-miles radius. Although they want this idea to spread, they do not want all designs to be the same, the aim is to have the modules blend in to their local environments. To the commuter who drives by it shouldn’t be observed as just another Starbucks, but as an art installation.

JOSIE MARAN

Luxury with a conscience. Created by supermodel, Josie Maran, as she realized that a luxury yet environmentally friendly and chemical free makeup was hard to come by. The entire brand from packaging to the makeup is socially and environmentally responsible, including recyclable packaging. The products are free of fragrances, parabens and are made with naturual or organic ingredients such as argan oil and avacado. With the products ranging from haircare to body and makeup, this eco-luxe brand will become your new “go-to”.

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index 1. www.sunony.com 2. www.modaoperandi.com 3. www.anabundanceof.blogspot.com 4. www.treehugger.com 5. www.urbantimes.com 6. www.offthecuffdc.com 7. www.fleabg.com 8. www.grungygentleman.com 9. www.titaniainglis.com 10. www.stevenalan.com 11. www.shop.nordstrom.com 12. www.raleighworkshop.com 13. www.hdwallpaperstock.net 14. www.urban75.org 15. www.philadelphiagreen.wordpress.com 16. www.ragenglewood.org 17. www.thisbigcity.net 18. www.tumblr.com 19. www.shop.titaniainglis.com 20. www.shop.nordstrom.com 21. www.bloomingdales.com 22. www.junoandjove.com 23. www.stevenalan.com 24. www.kiehls.com 25. www.yestocarrots.com 26. www.iherb.com 27. www.sears.com 28. www.juicebeauty.com 29. www.bambeco.com 30. www.gaiam.com 31. www.shop.lululemon.com 32. www.kellywearstler.com 33. www.westelm.com

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