ISSUE 18: JUL / AUG 2011
SMART. SEXY. SUSTAINABLE.
CONNECTED TO THE CORE:
DAPHNE ZUNIGA, SHARON LAWRENCE LUSH MEN WE LOVE: & SOPHIA BUSH BEAUTY: TROPICAL
Billy Zane, Austin Nichols,Youtchi Von Lintel, Courtney & Carter Reum, and more!
THE PLANET ISSUE
EDITOR IN CHIEF
DIRECTOR OF TRANSMEDIA & BUSINESS DEV. KAREN SNYDER WEBMASTER CREATIVE DIRECTOR SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER EDITOR-AT-LARGE
WOLFGANG KOVACEK K.Y. SNYDER LUKE TRIMMINGS STARRE VARTAN
SARAH GRIFFIN BERNS
ASSISTANT FASHION EDITOR
EUROPEAN EDITOR SASS BROWN FEATURES EDITOR
BETH DOANE, POLLY WALTER, GRETA EAGEN
NY EDITOR MEN WE LOVE EDITOR
JOHANNA BJÖRK NIKKI LIN
WOMEN OF THE WORLD EDITOR
TAKE ACTION EDITOR
ALEXA CHIPRA KATE DILLON VICKI GODAL MORGAN MCKEAN ALEXANDRA PAUL
JEFFREY FITERMAN RUSSELL BAER PETER FOX TRACY TOLER
ASSISTANT PHOTOGRAPHER KEY HAIR STYLIST CONTRIBUTING HAIR STYLIST
ANGEL ROMERO JUDD MINTER DRE BARRANON BRIAN BOWMAN ANDREA PICCOLO
KEY MAKE UP ARTIST CONTRIBUTING MAKE UP ARTIST
JULIANNE KAYE KELLY HUNT REBECCA CASCIANO
ADEEL KHAN ANNA KATSANIS
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EDITOR LETTER TO YOU BY ANNA GRIFFIN LETTER TO YOU BY DAPHNE ZUNIGA CONTRIBUTORS COCO ECO EDITOR LOVES
FASHION TOUCH THE SURFACE
This summer experiment with texture: whether the shimmer of crisp sequins for edge, the breezy float of tulle for romance, or the sensual touch of silk for drama, make them want what’s on top!
SLOW JEWELER: Monique Péan NY EDITOR LOVES EUROPEAN EDITOR LOVES SPOTLIGHT ON FASHION: Prophetik’s Jeff Garner: The Past Shapes the Eco Fashion Future
BEAUTY SUMMER ESCAPE
Our summer beauty looks captures lush escapism and will transport you to somewhere exotic, so even if you’re not travelling this summer, you can feel as though you are...
TRAVELOCITY SUNSCREEN 101 BRAZILIAN BLOWOUT: THE FLIP SIDE BEAUTY DIRECTOR LOVES SPOTLIGHT ON BEAUTY: STEM CELL BEAUTY INNOVATIONS Science and Nature Vs. Aging
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COVER STORY CONNECTED TO THE CORE Daphne Zuniga, Sharon Lawrence and Sophia Bush
WOMEN OF THE WORLD PLANET WARRIORS
Dianna Cohen, Jayni Chase, Kathy Freston, Stacey Malkan, Sharon Salzberg and Dorka Keehn
TAKE ACTION UGLY BEAUTY
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MEN WE LOVE MEN WHO CONNECT Austin Nichols, Youtchi von Lintel, Bill Gallegos, Billy Zane, Courtney and Carter Reum
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THE ECO-CHIC GUIDE TO SOUTH FLORIDA ECO-LUXURY ESCAPE TO COSTA RICA
WHO’S DOING WHAT? WHY THE WILD WEATHER? CHERNOBYL CHILD ONE CHILD
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CONSCIOUS REVELLER GLOBAL GREEN MILLENNIUM AWARDS JP SELECTS LAUNCH GALA 25: FARM SANCTUARY VANISHING OF THE BEES
SHOPPING CONCIERGE GET IT ALL HERE!
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THE PLANET ISSUE Jul/Aug 2011 / ISSUE 18
Photo Credit: Angel Romero
L to R: Sharon Lawrence, Anna Griffin, Judd Minter, Daphne Zuniga, Sophia Bush, Brian Bowman, Julianne Kaye, and Russell Baer (kneeling)
LETTER TO YOU THE PLANET ISSUE
I am so thrilled to share what has been a really inspiring journey creating the July-August issue of Coco Eco with Guest Editor Daphne Zuniga. I meet and work with eco-conscious celebs often, but when introduced to Daphne knew I must ask her to guest edit the Planet Issue. Daphne is a true eco-warrior in every sense of the title. Her commitment to save our planet is pure, and she is a woman powerfully moved to use her celebrity to make a difference. For her, this is not a fluffy conversation or a cause to attach her name to, but a dedicated pursuit to raise awareness and halt global warming in its tracks.True to her heart, she surrounds herself with those who mentor and educate her, and is extremely gracious towards those she calls friends. However, what makes her a really compelling voice for Mother Earth and role model for women, is her authenticity and the candor with which she approaches life. She is refreshingly sweet yet direct, incredibly grounded, and possesses a wry sense of humor, all of which belie her celebrity status.
mutual connection and respect for one another was apparent. They are all equally vested in protecting this Earth, and actively utilize the opportunity of working together to not only support each otherâ€™s initiatives, but also raise awareness through their multiple directives.
Through Daphne, we were blessed to work with her One Tree Hill Co-Stars, friends and fellow eco-warriors Sharon Lawrence and Sophia Bush. To be in the company of these three powerful and engaging women was extremely inspiring, and from the moment they stepped on set, their
We are also really lucky to work with some other inspired women in this issue, and I am excited to feature editorial content from Alexandra Paul and Kate Dillon. Both of these ladies are leaders in the sustainable space, and to include their voices in the pages of Coco Eco is a dream come true. We also thank Jayni Chase, Kathy Freston, Dianna Cohen, Stacy Malkan, Sharon Salzberg, Dorka Keehn, Bill Gallegos, Austin Nichols, Billy Zane, Youtchi Von Lintel, and Carter and Courtney Reum for lending their voices, and of course our wonderful editorial team who once more have delivered a stellar issue. Without them, none of this would be possible. As you read through this edition, I hope you find something that inspires you to connect with this place we call home, and to one another. We all now know about the law of cause and effect and that for every choice, there is a consequence. No truer can be thought than for the Earth and how we treat it, so with that said, letâ€™s proactively choose to look after our planet and each other.
Anna Griffin Editor In Chief, Coco Eco Magazine
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LETTER TO YOU DAPHNE ZUNIGA, GUEST EDITOR
I remember walking home from school in second grade and seeing a tree with a stump where a huge branch had been. It had been sawed off. Troubled, I stopped and asked, “Why did you chop that big branch off of this tree?” One of the tree choppers said to me calmly and smiling, “It was a mistake dear, have you ever made a mistake?” “Yes,” I said, “but a mistake is something you can erase with your eraser.” I felt sad and scared as I continued home thinking, She should be in big trouble! She’s hurting a tree in broad daylight! Will there be any trees left with people like her around? As Coco Eco’s Guest Editor, I knew immediately the people I wanted to bring into the issue.These are people I continually learn from, who raise the bar and remind me what it means to live from one’s core and passion for the planet. Jayni Chase has brought environmental information into schools for 20 years, seeing first hand the positive effect on children. In her article on over population, Alexandra Paul takes on a touchy topic we simply can’t afford to ignore when talking about environmental problems. Veteran environmental justice activist Bill Gallegos tells us about the important work the most polluted communities are taking on and why we should care. When vegan and bestselling author Kathy
Freston challenged herself to eat more in alignment with her values she found huge health and planetary benefits. Dianna Cohen, an artist who used to ask for spare plastic bags from her friends (me included) has since co-founded Plastic Pollution Coalition and wants to ban single use plastics most of which end up in the ocean. Stacy Malkan, co-founded the The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics in response to the self-regulated beauty industry that puts toxins linked with countless diseases into our personal care products. Austin Nichols, whom I work with on One Tree Hill, went to the gulf with Global Green soon after the BP oil spill and reports what he saw. There is a lot of daunting news about our environment, but as meditation teacher Sharon Salzberg shares, “We have to have skills that help resiliency, heartfulness, balance and clarity. I have seen the people who pay more attention to caring for themselves through using tools like meditation build those skills. The world needs us not to give up.” We all know we are inextricably intertwined with nature; I hope you find inspiration in this issue. And that we all live even more in a way that supports our own wellbeing and the health of our only home, planet Earth!
Daphne Zuniga Guest Editor
Get Out of Your Head... PHOTO CREDIT: Photography by Peter J Fox
Daphne’s long time efforts on behalf of the environment led to her appointment as a founding board member of the LA River Revitalization Corp by Mayor Antontio Villaraigosa. She produced a short film showing the negative health impacts on hispanic communities in Southern Los Angeles, and has written environmental articles for O magazine, and the Huffington Post. Daphne is a supporter of CBE, Environment California, Waterkeeper Alliance and was awarded with the Golden Sun award at the Barcelona Environmental Film Festival.
Nicole Landers is considered to be one of Los Angeles ’ premier eco authorities. Over the last five years, Nicole has devoted her skills in the eco marketing & PR industry to aid the environmental community in changing locally to affect globally. Nicole remains committed to being apart of the solution and has immersed herself in learning and passing on knowledge about all that aids the population in having a more sustainable and healthier living planet.
Jeffrey Fiterman was born and raised in Minneapolis. He started taking photos at the age of six when his father gave him a 35mm camera on a hiking trip. Years later, he packed up his ‘67 Mustang and headed to California to attend Brooks Institute of Photography. Since then he has worked for clients ranging from MTV to Seven7 Jeans and Venice Magazine. Currently he lives in LA and when he has the time he likes to travel and photograph ancient Mayan and Aztec ruins.
Celebrity Photographer Russell Baer has been shooting Hollywood’s most famous faces for the past several years. His Photographs have graced the pages of almost every magazine on newsstands today including Cosmopolitan, Seventeen, Time, Elle, Teen Vogue, People, Movieline’s Hollywod Life and Newsweek.
Women of the World Editor
Russell has worked with some of Hollywood’s most recognizable faces including Ben Affleck, Eva Longoria, Martin Sheen and Paris Hilton. www.russellbaer.com
Alexandra Paul is an actress who has starred in over 70 film and television projects. Most known for her 5 stint on the tv show Baywatch, Alexandra is a vegan who has been driving plug in cars for over 20 years. She has spoken to thousands of Los Angeles area kids on human overpopulation, and was honoured by the ACLU and the United Nations for her environmental work. Alexandra and her husband, Ian Murray, have chosen to be child- free. Alexandra thanks Coco Eco’s wonderful guest editor, Daphne Zuniga, for asking her to write for this month’s issue.
From a passion for fashion, beauty and entertainment to a desire for balanced nutrition, holistic wellness and a more sustainable lifestyle, Morgan McKean is the glamour girl going green. A one time budding television producer and fashion maven, Morgan’s dedication to holistic and sustainable living was amplified upon becoming a new mother and learning about certain harmful chemicals and products she could unknowingly expose her infant son to.
Kate Dillon is known in the fashion industry as a groundbreaker and a passionate advocate for environmental and humanitarian causes. For 20 years, she has leveraged her career in fashion to campaign for positive body image in the media, eating disorders awareness, global poverty reduction, and environmental sustainability. Her work has been widely featured in the media, including on CNN, Good Morning America, and the PBS NOVA series as well as in Vogue, Glamour, and People.
Julianne Kaye has been working in the industry for over 14 years. Her work has been published in Harper’s Bazaar, Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair and many more. She has also worked with celebrities, Scarlett Johansson, Britney Spears and Eva Mendez to name a few. She founded Revolutionbeauty.com in 2007 and is the author of Pop Tart, a sensational novel about the entertainment industry published June, 2009.
Key Make Up Artist
GABRIELA DIAS BIKINI
UNIDOT BAMBOO EYEWEAR - BLACK AND BAMBOO AVIATOR A unique twist to an old concept, the black and bamboo aviator features hand carved bamboo arms ethically sourced and harvested from sustainable plantations, UV400 lenses, and comes with a drawstring pouch made from recycled water bottles. In addition, $8 will be donated to Unicef for every pair sold.
Hand made by local artisans in Brazil, the Gabriela Dias swimwear collection is our perfect combination of sustainability and style, for those long lazy days on the beach! In addition, 3% of sales from JP Selects will be donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Seen here, The Perfect Cup and The Low Riser in Cherry. - $103.00 and $82.00 www.jpselects.com
- $260.00 www.colinleslieeyewear.co.uk
HUGO NATURALS GRAPEFRUIT HIMALAYAN PINK SALT SCRUB
JOSIE MARAN ALL NATURAL DAILY SUN PROTECTION
Handcrafted with gluten-free and vegan botanical extracts, essential oils and fragrances, the refreshing Himalayan Pink Salt Scrub removes dead cells leaving skin soft, smooth and rejuvenated, and you indulged. Free of artificial ingredients, synthetic colors, preservatives parabens, propylene glycol, petroleum products, animal fats or alcohols.
A daily-wear sunblock that naturally shields sensitive skin from the sun with titanium dioxide and zinc oxide, and infused with sun damage-fighting Argan Oil. PABA and chemical free, and great under makeup as a moisturizing base.
100% natural mascara that lengthens, separates, thickens and glosses with black tea, chocolate and berry pigments, whilst Pro Vitamin B5, Vitamin E, and Oat and Wheat protein condition for long, healthy, beautiful lashes. Smudge and water-resistant make this a summer favorite.
- $32.00 www.sephora.com
- $18.00 www.100PercentPure.com
- $12.99 www.hugonaturals.com
100% PURE MASCARA
COCO ECO EDITOR LOVES Look good, feel good, be good! CURATED by: Anna
SPRAY DI SOLE SUN GELEE
ZOYA NAIL POLISH IN SHAY
Perfect for those little touch-ups in between tans and for giving your face a gorgeous glow whether you’ve been to Brazil or not. The Sun Gelee is vegan, alcohol, perfume, preservative and paraben free, and comes with a kabuki brush for flawless application.
A dense fleshy nude polish with slight orange-red undertones, a hint of pearly silver shimmer, and an opaque full-coverage that compliments warm skin tones. Toluene, formaldehyde and DBP (dibutyl phthalate) free keeping you beautiful on the inside and out!
- $80.00 www.spraydisole.com www.jpselects.com
- $8.00 www.zoya.com
TARTETM FOR TRUE BLOODTM LIMITED EDITION COLLECTOR’S PALETTE This stunning collection captures the soul of the supernatural hit television series and combines it with tarte’s essence of high-performance natural formulas. Featuring 17 eye shadows, eyeliner, mascara, and natural eye primer, tarte also helps to reduce environmental waste with eco-friendly packaging, sustainable resources, charitable partnerships and customer recycling initiatives. - $52.00 www.sephora.com www.tarte.com www.ulta.com
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Grey sequin dress ($90), ARYN K www.arynk.com Blue abalone necklace, ($2,100) & Mabe pearl sterling silver ring, ($239), CHARLES ALBERT www.charlesalbertlookbook.com Vintage heels, WASTELAND ON MELROSE www.wastelandclothing.com 18 | COCO ECO MAGAZINE | July - August 2011
Surface This summer experiment with texture: whether the shimmer of crisp sequins for edge, the breezy float of tulle for romance, or the sensual touch of silk for drama, make them want whatâ€™s on top!
PHOTOGRAPHY by: Jeffrey Fiterman STORY & STYLING by: Adeel Khan MODEL: Grace Quealy with Ford LA MAKE-UP by: Julianne Kaye HAIR by: Brian Bowman ASSISTED by: Dre Barranon Shot on location at the Simon House, Beverly Hills www.simonhousela.com With thanks to Randy Simon
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