ISSUE 12: JUL/AUG 2010
GOOD GREEN GLAM!
Turning the Tide
MEN WE LOVE
Sean Penn, Rob Stewart, jon rose and more!
Top10 Sunscreeens Women Water Warriors
JASON MRAZ Oceana Girl
THE BLUE ISSUE PHOTO CREDIT: Jen Rosenstein / PRETTYBIRD
Fashion Takes To The Seas
Las Vegas GOES ECO-CHIC
Editor In Chief DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT WEBMASTER National Advertising Director
Creative & design director
fashion DIRECTOr fashion editor ASSISTANT FASHION EDITOR
beauty director beauty Editor travel editor current affairs editor CONTRIBUTING editor AT LARGE EVENTS EDITOR GUEST EDITOR Features Editor Assistant Features Editor
Anna Griffin karen snyder Wolfgang Kovacek Lynn Bershtel K.Y. SNYDER MICHELE LLANOS sarah griffin berns thuy nguyen emma pezzack Jolene Hart tara reeves sarah backhouse Zem Joaquin Vicki godal STARRE VARTAN Nicole landers Nora Johnson RACHEL AVALON KATHerine BUTLER Gloria Dawson BETH DOANE AMY DU FAULT EMMA GRADY VICKI GODAL MAGDA ROD AYSIA WRIGHT JEFFREY FITERMAN JEN ROSENSTEIN GABRIEL SUAREZ TESCHNER GAVIN VON KARLS
CONTRIBUTING WARDROBE STYLIST KEY hair STYLIST KEY MAKE UP ARTIST contributing MAKE UP ARTIST
MELANIE BOLD Judd Minter Julianne Kaye AMY CLARKE
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EDITOR LETTER TO YOU BY ANNA GRIFFIN CONTRIBUTORS COCO ECO EDITOR LOVES: Summer Lov’in!
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COVER STORY turning the tide: jason mraz Bringing his voice to the Gulf Oil Spill
MEN WE LOVE WATER activists
Sean Penn, Rob Stewart, Jon Rose, Doug Woodring and Louie Psihoyos
SPOTLIGHT ON FASHION: Plastacolar
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Fashion Takes to the Seas!
Recycled polyester fashion comes of age
Coral plight FASHION DIRECTOR LOVES
BEAUTY Cool off: splash out!
Chill out and keep looking gorgeous on defiantly hot days!
Don’t sweat it Top 10 sunscreens aveda’s clean water initiative Beauty Director Loves Spotlight On Beauty: 100% pure
100% Pure’s use of natural fruit and vegetable pigments to tint cosmetics, feels nothing short of revolutionary.
Saluting water heros
SPOTLIGHT ON CULTURE: de-trash our oceans
CLEAN ENERGY WAKE UP CALL ODE TO BOTTLED WATER
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Guest Editor, Starre Vartan exposes how our oceans have become a dumping ground for oil and plastic.
SAVE FRESH WATER
GO The Eco-chic Guide to Las Vegas
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GLOBAL CULTURE TRASH TRAVELS
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E-SCENE ECOCHIC OCEAN AMBASSADOR FISKER KARMA WOMEN OF THE GREEN GENERATION FLOW: FOLLOW THE WATER
PHOTO CREDIT: Jen Rosenstein /PRETTYBIRD
Get it all here!
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Anna Griffin with photographer Gabriel Teschner on the back of the boat used for this issue’s fashion shoot.
LETTER TO YOU The Blue ISSUE
On April 20th, what will go down in history as the worst environmental crisis of our time occurred when the BP Deepwater Horizon explosion happened, killing 11 workers and sending a cascading torrent of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. As I write this, oil continues to gush into our ocean at an estimated rate of 35,000-60,000 barrels per day, and over 81 days later, there is still uncertainty about how to cap the well and cease the flow. We have no idea yet of the full impact to our oceans and marine habitats, but we can safely estimate that it will severely impact not only our lifetime, but also future generations to come. We had already scheduled this to be our Blue Issue prior to the BP oil spill, but little did we know what was to happen, and the subsequent direction of our cover story. Whilst it would be any Editors’ dream to have an exclusive with a talent such as Jason Mraz, I truly wish it could have been under different circumstances. However, it is through this tragedy that we are witnessing people’s extraordinary commitment to our planet, and none more so than Jason who shares with us details of his recent trip to New Orleans in our exclusive interview, with stunning photography courtesy of Jen Rosenstein.
The water topic is a big one, and I have personally learned how deep and detailed it is through the making of this issue. As humans, our bodies are made up of 60% water. It covers 70.9% of the Earth’s surface, and it has been estimated that by 2025, more than half of the world population will be facing water-based vulnerability, whilst the largest landfill in the world known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, lies in the middle of our ocean. I am extremely proud of our latest issue, and deeply grateful to the phenomenal talent that has stepped in to be a part of it, led by Starre Vartan who graciously directed as Guest Editor. With beautiful pictorial from our amazing Fashion and Beauty teams, it is also full of substantial editorial content on all of the many conversations around H20, written by some of the best journalists in our community. Enjoy! We hope you are inspired. Kindest regards,
Anna Griffin Editor In Chief, Coco Eco Magazine
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Starre Vartan Guest Editor
Starre Vartan has been an environmental journalist for almost a decade, focusing on natural beauty, eco fashion and sustainable living on her blog, Eco Chick (http://eco-chick.com), on which her book, The Eco Chick Guide to Life: How to Be Fabulously Green (St. Martin’s Press), is based. Starre was chosen as one of Glamour Magazine’s 2009 ‘Green Women’, and has written for a number of online and print venues, including elle.com, E:The Environmental Magazine, Audubon Magazine, and Plenty Magazine. She was most recently managing editor for Greenopia.com and is currently a regular contributor to The Huffington Post
Contributing Photographer Jen Rosenstein is a Los Angelesbased 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. Rosenstein self-published two books: Transformational Project in 2008 and 12428 in 2010. www.jenrosenstein.com
Gabriel Suarez Teschner AND
gavin von karls
Contributing Photographers Gabriel Suarez Teschner’s passion for photography began at an early age. His main focus has been glamour and street photography, hoping to some day publish a book under Taschen. http://gsuarezphoto.com Gavin Von Karls is a Los Angeles based photographer/cinematographer. He is currently in the process of developing a cutting edge technology which he calls “phodeos” or the morphing of a still fashion image into a moving 3d picture. www.gvonkarls.com
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Gianna Fair Trade Angel Touch Scarf Co-created by Gianna Driver and women artisans living in villages throughout Laos, the Angel Touch Scarf is a simplified version of very intricate ikat designs found throughout many indigenous Lao communities, and is naturally dyed with mud from the Mekong River, whilst the hand-loomed silk is undyed. - $59.00
O’Neill and Surfrider - Oil and Water Don’t Mix T-Shirt In an effort to raise funds for the Gulf Coast cleanup and continue to raise awareness about the dangers of offshore oil drilling, O’Neill and Surfrider Foundation have teamed up to create a limited edition t-shirt, available for purchase while supplies last. Proceeds from sales of O’Neill’s ‘Oil and Water Don’t Mix’ t-shirt will support the Surfrider Foundation’s ‘Not The Answer’ offshore drilling campaign, which includes monitoring and response efforts in the Gulf, as well as Surfrider’s ongoing efforts to reinstate the federal moratorium on new offshore drilling. - $20.00
Calleen Cordero: Onda Shoe in Pewter
NuboNau Organika Trinity Candle in Tranquility
emerginC earth-hydrating phytelene cream
Handcrafted in Los Angeles, the Onda heel is made with alder wood provided from sustainable forests. The Italian leather is veggie dyed, and the brass & nickel artwork used are raw materials, untreated with dyes or chemicals, and a natural component that come from the earth. Quantities limited.
Each exquisite NuboNau Organika candle delivers a complete, holistic aromatherapy experience for you, as well as creating an aromatic sanctuary in your own environment. Fragranced with an artisan blend of Organically Certified essential oils, enrobed within a luxury, all natural and sustainably sourced plant wax, and finished with an unbleached cotton wick.
Formulated with natural plant-based preservatives instead of parabens, free of animal products and testing, as well as artificial colors and fragrances, earth hydrating phytelene cream is a perfectly balanced moisturizer containing proven co-factors of collagen and elastin and natural ingredients that re-mineralize skin, fight signs of aging, and provide ultimate hydration.
COCO ECO EDITOR LOVES Summer Lovin’!
The Organic Pharmacy Self Tan
Jurlique Jasmine Hand Cream
As the evenings get lighter and the weather milder, it’s clear that summer is on the way. Ease the seasonal transition with a natural glow, courtesy of The Organic Pharmacy Self Tan. This naturally sourced DHA, non-chemical light cream gives a fast, beautifullynatural and healthy glow sans the ‘wet biscuit’ smell. For best results cleanse, exfoliate, moisturize dry areas like knees and elbows before applying.
This rich, protective hand cream with a delicate scent of Jasmine contains a soothing blend of herbal extracts grown on Jurlique’s biodynamic farm. Soften skin, leaving hands silky and supple. Packed with antioxidants Vitamin C and E, Grapefruit Seed extract helps protect and refresh the skin while keeping hands looking younger for longert.
- $25.00 40ml - $49.00 125ml
Freedom Collection from REVOLUTION Organics
Christine Mighion Jewelry: Waterfall Earrings
REVOLUTION Organics’ Freedom Glow Beauty Balm and Freedom Gloss represent a breakthrough fusion of naturally moisturizing, nourishing care and vibrant color for a streamlined beauty routine that leaves you gorgeously healthy. We love the Beauty Balm in Bronzed, and the Freedom Gloss in Integrity!
Like water falling from up high, faceted sky blue topaz sparkle and drip with silver accents along hammered silver sticks. Earrings hang approximately 3” in length and are made with recycled sterling silver.
- $34.00 Balm - $26.00 Gloss
Jurlique stores, Space NK, and Sephora
SaffronRouge.com and BigelowChemists.com
COCO ECO |
Oceana Girl In search of a stylish yet sustainable adventure, an Eco Warrior takes to the high seas and finds inspiration in locally and hand-produced summer couture.
PHOTOGRAPHY by: Gavin Von Karls and Gabriel Suarez STORY by: Michele Llanos, Fashion Director MODEL: Tanisha, Ford LA, and Luis, Homeboy Industries MAKE-UP by: Amy Clarke using jane iredale cosmetics HAIR by: Judd Minter using Pureology Wardrobe Assistant: Melanie Bold 16
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Recycled Silk organza jacket, Richelle Valenzuela email@example.com Studded head band, Calleen Cordero www.calleencordero.com Vintage Diamond Flower Earrings, Stylistâ€™s Own