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ISSUE 17: MAY/JUN 2011

GOOD GREEN GLAM!

FASHION:

SUMMER

SAFARI

BEAUTY: FEROCIOUS

COLOR

MEN WE LOVE:

Moby, Louie Psihoyos, John Paul Dejoria, Jeff Corwin, Gene Baur,Wayne Pacelle, Captain Paul Watson, and Steve Irwin

UNTAMED

WILD ADVENTURER:

SEBASTIAN COPELAND

WOMEN: Tippi Hedren, Kristen Davis,Wendie Malick, Dr. Jane Goodall, and more!

THE WILDLIFE ISSUE


EDITOR IN CHIEF

ANNA GRIFFIN

DIRECTOR OF TRANSMEDIA & BUSINESS DEV. KAREN SNYDER WEBMASTER CREATIVE DIRECTOR SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER EDITOR-AT-LARGE GUEST EDITOR FASHION DIRECTOR FASHION EDITOR

WOLFGANG KOVACEK K.Y. SNYDER LUKE TRIMMINGS STARRE VARTAN POLLY WALTER & REBECCA MINK MICHELE LLANOS SARAH GRIFFIN BERNS

ASSISTANT FASHION EDITOR

THUY NGUYEN

BEAUTY DIRECTOR

EMMA PEZZACK

EUROPEAN EDITOR SASS BROWN FEATURES EDITOR

BETH DOANE

PHOTO EDITOR

EMILY PEREZ

EVENTS EDITOR

VICKI GODAL

NY EDITOR MEN WE LOVE EDITOR

JOHANNA BJÖRK NIKKI LIN

WOMEN OF THE WORLD EDITOR

NICOLE LANDERS

TAKE ACTION EDITOR

HEATHER CARTER

CONTRIBUTING EDITOR

ZEM JOAQUIN

CONTRIBUTING WRITER

GRETA EAGAN KEVIN GEORGE VICKI GODAL JOLENE HART MORGAN MCKEAN LEILANI MUNTER ALEX JAMIESON JOHNNY LANGENHEIM JACK LAGOMARSINO DOMENICA PETERSON

CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER

JEFFREY FITERMAN JEN ROSENSTEIN PETER FOX

ASSISTANT PHOTOGRAPHER

BRIAN KROFCHICK JOE MERKINS DRU ERIN

KEY HAIR STYLIST

JUDD MINTER

CONTRIBUTING HAIR STYLIST

MARILYN COLE

KEY MAKE UP ARTIST

JULIANNE KAYE

CONTRIBUTING MAKE UP ARTIST CONTRIBUTING STYLIST MANICURIST

AKEMI YAGI ADEEL KHAN DEBBIE LEAVITT

COCO ECO MAGAZINEd is published by Coco Eco Magazine. a Copyright 2008-2011 Coco Eco Magazine. All Rights Reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopy, recording, or any information storage and retrieval system, without the written permission of the Publisher.


EDITOR LETTER TO YOU BY ANNA GRIFFIN CONTRIBUTORS COCO ECO EDITOR LOVES:

FASHION

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COVER STORY A WILD ADVENTURE: Sebastian Copeland Takes Us Into The Cold and Shares A Little of His Soul . . .

WOMEN OF THE WORLD

WILD BEAUTY

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UNTAMED WOMEN

FUR: THE TRUTH

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TAKE ACTION

Summer heats up with safari inspired pieces that are sexy, wild and wearable, whether you choose to travel to the Serengeti or the city…

NY EDITOR LOVES EUROPEAN EDITOR LOVES SPOTLIGHT ON FASHION: Mink Shoes

For vegan shoes that are better than leather, go with Mink

BEAUTY WALK ON THE WILD SIDE

Color! Some of us are afraid of it, some of us embrace it with gusto; no matter where you stand and what you think of it, you can wear it!

NO ANIMALS ALLOWED THE MANE EVENT MIND, BODY REBOOT CREAMY SKIN BEAUTY DIRECTOR LOVES SPOTLIGHT ON BEAUTY: L’UVALLA

L’uvalla treats the skin and the senses with its natural, sustainable, cruelty-free line of face and body care.

Tippi Hedren, Kristen Davis, Wendie Malick, Dr. Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Olsen, Neda DeMayo with Tatjana Patitz and Leilani Munter

WILD WAYS

MEN WE LOVE WILD MEN Moby, Louie Psihoyos, John Paul Dejoria, Jeff Corwin, Gene Baur, Wayne Pacelle, Captain Paul Watson, and Steve Irwin

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GO THE ECO-CHIC GUIDE TO BOULDER, COLORADO THREE ECO SAFARI VACATIONS

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LIFE HUNTING THE UNICORN DANGER! EXOTIC ANIMAL TRADE LOSING HABITAT, LOSING HOME FIGHT FOR DOLPHINS TO BE “BLESED” CORAL TRIANGLE ART, FILM & WILDERNESS

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EVENTS 25TH GENESIS AWARDS INTO THE COLD PREMIERE GALA 25: FARM SANCTUARY CAPTAIN’S TOAST GYPSY 05 DISCARDED TO DIVINE

SHOPPING CONCIERGE GET IT ALL HERE!

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THE WILDLIFE ISSUE May/Jun 2011 / ISSUE 17


Editor-in-chief Anna Griffin, Sebastian Copeland and photographer Jen Rosenstein

LETTER TO YOU PHOTO CREDIT: Brian Krofchick

THE WILDLIFE ISSUE

Creating this stunningly beautifully issue of Coco Eco Mag has been both a great pleasure and extremely eye-opening. When we decided to do an edition dedicated to the more exotic creatures of the animal kingdom, it was alarming to learn how many are in danger. Whether the big cat family, apes, bears, elephants, horses or marine life, multiple species are facing extinction at an alarming rate. From poaching to habitat encroachment; the brutal and unnecessary slaughter of the Taiji dolphins, to the US government’s rounding up of wild horses; illegal trafficking of exotic animals (a $20 billion dollar industry), to the clubbing of baby seals for their pelts. The list goes on and on. We did also venture into more domestic territory as obviously we have major issues in our own back yard, starting with our factory farming system. The stories, people and organizations that crossed our path during production, made it impossible not to include, and of course as a sustainable fashion publication, it would be remiss of us not to mention the fur industry.

Journey of the Soul,” a gripping and intimate documentary of his expedition to the North Pole, he graciously shared with us details of his inspiring journey. If you haven’t seen the movie yet, I encourage you to do so, for it is a beautiful and intimate account of a vital part of our planet that has rarely been seen, and is rapidly slipping away. We are also thrilled to feature other noble and impassioned individuals including Moby, Kristin Davies, Wendie Malick, John Paul Dejoria, Captain Paul Watson, Jeff Corwin, Dame Jane Goodhall, Tippi Hedren, Tatjana Patitz, Wayne Pacelle, and Gene Baur. And of course, no conversation regarding wildlife would be complete without a posthumous acknowledgement to Steve Irwin, for pioneering the urgent message of animal conservation, and an understanding of this planet’s great creatures.

What has been incredibly uplifting are the people we have encountered that are committed in the fight to protect our planet and its species, and none more so than Sebastian Copeland. Having just released his DVD “Into the Cold: A

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Whilst the opportunity to go to some of the world’s more exotic locations to assist in animal conservation might be unlikely, we can choose to support efforts locally. For me, it begins with the many unwanted dogs sitting in pounds here in LA, and whether posting animals in need via my Facebook page, or doing a spontaneous rescue of a death-row dog (which I did for the first time recently), it is easy to do something. Something is better than nothing, and I encourage you to find your own personal way of making a difference, just because you can.

Anna Griffin Editor In Chief, Coco Eco Magazine

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POLLY WALTER

SASS BROWN

EMMA PEZZACK

JEN ROSENSTEIN

A life-long animal welfare activist, Polly Walter has been vegan for 7 years, and vegetarian for 20. She loves baking cupcakes, shopping for cruelty-free shoes, and helping animals. Her website Veggywood. com covers all this plus vegan fashion, recipes, restaurant reviews, adoptable pets and the world famous “Vegan Shoe of the Day” feature. Polly lives in Los Angeles with her three cats Lucia, James and Calvin.

Sass Brown is the Resident Director for the Fashion Institute of Technology’s study abroad program in Florence, Italy. Originally from London, England, Sass established herself as a designer with her own signature collection selling in the UK and across Canada. As a researcher, writer and blogger, her area of expertise is eco fashion, in all of its different expressions, from slow design and heritage craft skills to recycle, reuse and new business models. Her book, Eco Fashion and showcases eco fashion around the world.

With a background that spans around 20yrs working directly in the beauty and fashion industries and a burning passion for organic and natural beauty in particular, Emma Pezzack is a self-confessed organic glamazon and responsible hedonist. Having worked on both sides of the beauty business, her background on one hand encompasses sales, marketing and upper level management for major beauty firms such as Revlon & Schwarzkopf; on the other, it involved becoming a trained makeup artist and eventual Fashion Stylist/Creative Director.

Jen Rosenstein is a Los Angeles-based portrait, editorial, and documentary photographer represented by PRETTY BIRD. Her fascination with human nature projects itself through her portraiture, which confronts the onlooker with images that are undeniably honest and captures individual complexities. She’s currently photographing special commissioned projects, editorial and commercial assignments most recently the vents in the gulf oil disaster area while accompanying client, OILiNEX.

Guest Editor

www.veggywood.com facebook.com/veggywood @veggywood

European Editor

www.ecofashiontalk.com

Beauty Director

www.organicbeautyview.com

Contributing Photographer

www.jenrosenstein.com


CONTRIBUTOR HIGHLIGHT

PETER J. FOX

KEVIN GEORGE

GRETA EAGAN

JOLENE HART

Based in the UK, Peter was first drawn to photography when his sister gave him a camera for being a page boy at her wedding when just 9 years old. He hasn’t put it down since. The photos seen in Coco Eco were shot in Ranthambhore National Park in Rajasthan India. Peter notes, “It was a truly magical journey and opened me up to the powers of mindfulness and being present in the moment . . .”

Kevin George is the founder of Articulate Design, a Brand Design Firm that designs and develops sustainable brand programs with companies such as Lexus, Donna Karan, and Stella McCartney. Kevin blogs for The Huffington Post on the subject of Sustainability and Community. His speaking engagements include Waterkeeper’s Annual Conference, Sustainable Brands Conference, Presidio School of Sustainable Management, Digital Detroit Conference, Siggraph and Digital Hollywood, to name a few.

Greta Eagan is a trendsetting entrepreneur with a conscience! A sustainable fashion expert, blogger and strategist- she helps build content in the digital space. Greta is the founder of FASHIONmeGREEN, a sustainable fashion awareness project and creative agency. She is also co-founder of the Sustainable Fashion Summit- NYC’s first eco-fashion conference.

Jolene Hart is a freelance writer with a passion for natural beauty and holistic health. As former beauty writer for In Style magazine, she has covered every aspect of the beauty industry from product breakthroughs to red carpet beauty to backstage trends at fashion week. She also spent time working in fashion at In Style and Self and reporting on celebrity news and events at People magazine and People Stylewatch.

Contributing Photographer

www.peterjfox.com

Contributing Writer

www.articulate-sf.com

Contributing Writer

www.fashionmegreen.com @gretaeagan

Contributing Writer

www.jolenehart.com


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COCO ECO EDITOR LOVES My Spring Fling! CURATED by: Anna

MAKE LOVE NOT TRASH SAFARI COLLECTION Made of 100% Cotton canvas and printed with non-toxic inks, the Safari Wing Tote is my new favorite bag for spring. Perfect for weekend getaways, running to the gym, or just strolling down the high street, this bag is an eco-chic must-have for any girl on the go. - $140.00 www.makelovenottrash.com www.jpselects.com (June, 2011)

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WILD Beauty Summer heats up with safari inspired pieces that are sexy, wild and wearable, whether you choose to travel to the Serengeti or the city‌

PHOTOGRAPHY by: Emily Perez ASSISTED by: Hiram Fleites STORY by: Sarah Griffin Berns, Fashion Editor STYLED by: Adeel Khan MODEL: May Lindstrom at Next Models MAKE-UP by: Akemi Yagi HAIR by: Marilyn Cole


PREVIEW: COCO ECO MAGAZINE: MAY/JUNE 2011, ISSUE 17