ISSUE 16: MAR/APR 2011
GOOD GREEN GLAM!
THE REAL AMERICAN DREAM
John Paul & Eloise Dejoria BEAUTY: COLOR
MEN WE LOVE:
Sir Richard Branson, Aaron Cohen, Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, Dr. Anthony Fauci, Mathew Gerson, John Prendergast
BOSTON GOES ECO-CHIC
Hilary Swank, Marla Maples, Leigh Anne Tuohy, and more!
THE HUMANITARIAN ISSUE
Editor In Chief DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT WEBMASTER
Creative director Social Media Manager EDITOR-AT-LARGE GUEST EDITOR fashion DIRECTOr fashion editor ASSISTANT FASHION EDITOR beauty director Deputy EDITOR Features Editor EVENTS EDITOR NY EDITOR Chicago Editor take action editor contributing editor contributing WRITER
Anna Griffin karen snyder Wolfgang Kovacek K.Y. SNYDER Luke Trimmings starre vartan NIKKI LIN MICHELE LLANOS sarah griffin berns thuy nguyen emma pezzack Shahrnaz Nancy Southwick Nicole landers Vicki godal Johanna Bjรถrk Nikki Lin Heather Carter Zem Joaquin Brianca Climmons VICKI GODAL Jolene Hart MORGAN mckean Stephanie Rudat Kellee Terrell Domenica Peterson JEFFREY FITERMAN Gitte Meldgaard Emily Perez
ASSISTANT photographer KEY hair STYLIST contributing hair STYLIST
KEY MAKE UP ARTIST contributing MAKE UP ARTIST contributing STYLIST
Jeremy Oversier Judd Minter Brian Bowman Marilyn Cole Julianne Kaye Debra Goddard Adeel Khan Quela Renee Phu Styles Stephen Delgado Shawna Kelley Marissa Spallone
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EDITOR LETTER TO YOU BY ANNA GRIFFIN CONTRIBUTORS COCO ECO EDITOR LOVES: Do good, look good, feel good!
FASHION SHIMMERING 70’s SEDUCTION
This season is not for the faint hearted. Surrender yourself to a sensual 1970’s vibe. Glamorous days lead to smoldering nights in bold color and sparkling beauty…
FASHION DIRECTOR LOVES SPOTLIGHT ON FASHION: Ina Soltani: Bosnia’s past is her fashion forward future
BEAUTY COLOR CRUSH!
Spring is here and so is an unprecedented amount of color! Time to get set for a bright, neon and electric color burst as we show you how to traverse the trends with just the right amount in your new season looks...
BEAUTIFUL ACTIVISM ONE FOR THE BOYS RESET YOUR LIFE Beauty Director Loves Spotlight On Beauty: Kahina Giving Beauty
Kahina Giving Beauty deepens the meaning of our daily beauty rituals with its commitment to the women of Morocco.
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COVER STORY The Real American Dream
John Paul and Eloise Dejoria Redefine the Vision
MEN WE LOVE Sir Richard Branson, Aaron Cohen, Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, Dr. Anthony Fauci, Matthew Gerson, John Prendergast
TAKE ACTION citizens of humanity
children waiting parents
WOMEN OF THE WORLD HEROINES OF HUMANITY:
Hilary Swank, Marla Maples, Leigh Anne Tuohy, Rusty Robertson, Stephanie Rudat, Rudi Bakhtiar
PEOPLE VS. PROFITS TOPPLING DICTATORS POVERTY IN AMERICA
HAITI ONE YEAR LATER DREAMS FOR MY DAUGHTER WOMEN AIDS WARRIORS
E-SCENE 2S FILMS HONORS children waiting parents SILVER CIRCLE 2011 AWARD
VANCOUVER ECO FASHION WEEK ECOLUXE LONDON NOW 2011 PARIS
GO 42 46 48 50 52
The Eco-chic Guide to BOSTON
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CAPTURING THE SPIRIT OF HAITI
SHOPPING CONCIERGE Get it all here!
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THE HUMANITARIAN ISSUE Mar/Apr 2011 / ISSUE 16
LETTER TO YOU The Humanitarian Issue
This is a groundbreaking issue for many reasons. Whilst forecasting our editorial content, Egypt was thrust into a revolution as its citizens finally rebelled against years of dictatorship and human rights violations. Since then shock waves have been felt through the Middle East from Iran to Libya. Sitting, observing from the comfort of my desk in LA, I was in awe. For all the suffering that goes on in our own country, and there’s a lot here at home, we take such simple freedoms as being able to speak our minds for granted. Watching the atrocities that continue to unfold globally is an awakening to persist in humanitarian efforts. When approaching the subject of what content to run, there were many stories to choose from. From the people in Haiti a year later, to 30 years in the fight against the HIV epidemic; the very real threat of human genocide in the Sudan, and the battle being waged against cancer; children not wanted because they are deemed too old, and children being sold into the sex slave trade. There is a lot happening in our world but there is a silver lining to the cloud. For all the bad there is an army of citizens, passionately fighting to put these wrongs to rights, and more are engaged in the battle for good over evil than you think.
We’ve been privileged to connect with some of them, and I am touched to see the efforts people have gone to in contributing. From John Paul and Eloise Dejoria who graciously made time for our cover story and who were a joy to meet, to humanitarian warriors Hilary Swank, Sir Richard Branson, Aaron Cohen, Marla Maples, John Prendergast, Leigh Anne Tuohy, Rusty Robertson, Rudi Bakhtiar Stephanie Rudat, Daphne Zuniga, Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, Dr. Anthony Fauci and Mathew Gerson. We salute you all and thank you for your commitment to making this world a better place. I would also like to personally thank the Coco Eco team who jumped into overdrive to produce this stellar issue, and inspired me with their passion and dedication. As I finish production on Issue 16, hundreds of thousands of people in Japan are dead, missing or displaced by the 9.0 earthquake and subsequent Tsunami that sent a twenty-three foot wall of water surging through Sendai. If you are able to do something, you can text REDCROSS to 90999 and donate $10 that will be charged to your phone. Every little bit helps, and as I have learned during the production of this edition, humanitarianism is about helping one another. It’s really just that simple. Sincerely,
Anna Griffin Editor In Chief, Coco Eco Magazine
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GITTE Meldgaard Contributing Photographer
BRIAN BOWMAN Hair Stylist
Shahrnaz NANCY SOUTHWICK Deputy Editor
Hailing from the Windy City of Chicago, Nikki studied English Literature at Loyola University with a concentration in Creative Writing. She has furthered her education in Journalism at Northwestern University and also Screenwriting and Design Communication Arts at UCLA. Nikki has served as Senior Editor for FreshCoast Magazine, based out of Oakland and Los Angeles. She has extensive writing experience covering such topics as music, technology, culture, travel and eco-trends.
Born and raised in Denmark, filmmaker -photographer Gitte Meldgaard began her career as fashion director for Attitude. She then helped launch the influential publication, Tank Magazine, before moving to Los Angeles where she became an in-demand stylist for major music stars, including P!nk, Usher, Christina Aguilera, and Aerosmith. After a brief tenure as fashion editor, Gitte launched a successful photography career. She now shoots for many of the leading publications, including Issue One, Poster, Oyster, Surface, and BlackBook. www.gittephoto.com
Brian received the majority of his training with Redken, and is recognized worldwide for instigating cutting edge hair techniques, styles and products, whilst balancing a proven and consistent track record of professionalism. To date, Brian has styled numerous celebrities including Mariel Hemmingway, Chuck Lidel, Joe Perry from Aerosmith, Carmen Electra, David LaChappelle, Gavin DeGraw, Nick Lachey; D.J. Muggs from Cypress Hill, Backstreet Boys, Crazytown, Supermodel Jessica Miller, and actresses from the hit shows “Buffy The Vampire Slayer, “The Sopranos,” and “The O.C.”
Is a writer, producer & cultural creative living with her husband and son is Los Angeles. Her work has been featured in magazines and newspapers around the globe including Beverly Hills Lifestyle Magazine, Flaunt Magazine and UK Spoon. She is currently working on a coffee table book featuring the remaining ladies of the Golden Age of Hollywood. She is on the LA Board of Vital Voices which is a non profit organization founded by senator Hillary Rodham Clinton. It serves to protect educate and empower women in third world countries globally.
COCO ECO EDITOR LOVES Do good, look good, feel good! Selected by: Anna
MARGARET ROWE ART NOUVEAU BRACELET A little bit of sustainable sparkle! Art Nouveau Bracelet by Margaret Rowe Vintage Couture Jewelry. Great with skinny’s and heels, or red-carpet ready! - $238.00
THE NICOLETTE JUMPSUIT BY EA APPAREL
ODACITE JOJOBA BEADS EXFOLIANT
CAUDALIE GENTLE CLEANSER
The new favorite piece in my closet, and a hybrid of luxury basics including bamboo, this jumpsuit can take you from downtown yoga to penthouse cocktails. Made in Los Angeles.
With 100% pure natural Jojoba wax, organic Coconut Oil, Lavender and White Tea, this gentle exfoliant removes dead skin whilst encouraging cell renewal, leaving skin softer and refreshed. Free from parabens, glycols, petrochemicals, fragrance, formaldehydes, and phthalates. - $45.00
Caudalie Gentle Cleanser naturally removes makeup, cleanses, tones and nourishes skin with grape seed polyphenols, cornflower water, oat milk and oils of sweet almond, jojoba and shea butter. Ideal for sensitive skin, this rich, creamy cleanser removes impurities and leaves skin soft and glowing.
The Organic Pharmacy Body Lotion in Vanilla
JOSIE MARAN’S ARGAN MATCHMAKER SERUM FOUNDATION
Envelope yourself in the comforting and soothing scent of vanilla, with Shea Butter and Aloe. No artificial preservatives, artificial colorants, artificial fragrances, petrochemicals or animal testing. Just divinely scented and silky soft skin! - $73.95
With an organic Argan Oil infused formula, blend away flaws and balance and restore skin, whilst naturally nourishing and hydrating. Using innovative color-match technology, this breakthrough foundation goes on white and instantly adjusts to your unique skin tone.
ZOYA BELA NAIL POLISH For your inner tormented ballerina, and as seen in Black Swan. The Zoya formula was developed for natural nails and is free of formaldehyde, dibutyl phthalate, toluene and camphor. - $8.00
CALLEEN CORDERO LATIGO BOOT What’s not to love about this peep-toed, open heel lace-up bootie? Hand made, with wood heels from sustainable forests (SFR) or recycled plywood, and vegetable tanned and chrome free leather. By special request only. - $629.00
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PHOTOGRAPHY by: Emily Perez STORY by: Sarah Griffin Berns, Fashion Editor STYLED by: Adeel Khan and Quela Renee ASSISTED by: Shawna Kelley and Stephen Delgado MODEL: Rina at Photogenics Media MAKE-UP by: Debra Goddard HAIR by: Marilyn Cole LOCATION: the Vicino House, Pacific Palisades CA www.vicinohouse.com special thanks to: Michael Gottlieb and Stacey Broff