ISSUE 13: Sept/Oct 2010
GOOD GREEN GLAM!
MEN WE LOVE AARON COHEN: ThE Slave HUNTER! FANTASTICAL
Fashion I AM WOMAN!
FAB FALL BEAUTY
The 2nd Anniversary Issue PHOTO CREDIT: Joe Schmelzer
Editor In Chief DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT WEBMASTER National Advertising Director
Creative & design director Social Media Manager fashion DIRECTOr fashion editor ASSISTANT FASHION EDITOR
beauty director beauty Editor CELEBRITY EDITOR Features Editor EVENTS EDITOR NY EDITOR GUEST EDITOR EDITOR-AT-LARGE
Anna Griffin karen snyder Wolfgang Kovacek Lynn Bershtel K.Y. SNYDER Luke Trimmings MICHELE LLANOS sarah griffin berns thuy nguyen emma pezzack Jolene Hart Shahrnaz Nancy Southwick Nicole landers Vicki godal Johanna Bjรถrk Aysia Wright Zem Joaquin Brian Bowman AMY DU FAULT BETH DOANE VICKI GODAL ELENA LIPSON MAGDA ROD AYSIA WRIGHT JEFFREY FITERMAN Joe schmelzer GABRIEL SUAREZ TESCHNER GAVIN VON KARLS
KEY hair STYLIST contributing hair STYLIST KEY MAKE UP ARTIST contributing MAKE UP ARTIST
contributing STYLIST contributing mANICURIST
Judd Minter AMBER KERN Julianne Kaye KELLY HUNT JEFFREY PAUL JESSICA PASTOR CHERYL SCRUGGS
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EDITOR LETTER TO YOU BY ANNA GRIFFIN CONTRIBUTORS COCO ECO EDITOR LOVES: Favorite Fall Things!
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COVER STORY LEADING LADY: Lisa Edelstein
The co-star of the hit show “House,” brings new motivation to being a woman of substance.
MEN WE LOVE SLAVE HUNTER: AARON COHEN
I AM WOMAN
He is the voice for millions who don’t have the opportunity to sing, and all the gentle giant would ask in return that we join his cause for liberation by any means possible.
Alleviate Poverty with...Fashion? SPOTLIGHT ON FASHION: Love Heals, Indig-
FASHION EDITOR LOVES
Fearlessly fantastical, boldly beautiful, strikingly sophisticated fall fashion!
enous Designs, People Tree, Be Sweet and Stewart + Brown
Coco Eco’s TOP 20 Inspiring Women
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Special beauty spread from Jane Iredale, highlighting the best looks for Fall.
FALL BEAUTY CHECKLIST Beauty Director Loves Spotlight On Beauty: Tata Harper
What happened to beauty products that beg us to slow down, to pause and to drink in their smell and feel? With the introduction of Tata Harper Skin Care, those products are back.
WOMEN TAKE ACTION FOR WOMEN
GO The Eco-chic Guide to NEW YORK
E-SCENE TOM’S SHOES: ONE FOR ONE 2010 HUMANITARIAN OF THE YEAR: JASON MRAZ Josie Maran & City of Hope GOGO
PHOTO CREDIT: Joe Schmelzer
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THE INSPIRATIONAL WOMEN’S Issue Sept/Oct 2010 / ISSUE 13
LETTER TO YOU The 2nd anniversary issue
I was watching the sunset from a rooftop in Downtown LA and taking a break during our fashion shoot when I realized that exactly two years ago I was doing the same thing, preparing to launch our inaugural issue. We were a skeleton crew that shared the same passion, but whose experience in digital publishing was limited. It was an untried platform but we were all pioneers, aching to make a difference and to be a part of something that mattered. And what mattered to us was the planet. Printing was never an option, and we had no idea how much the sustainable lifestyle industry/cause would grow, nor where the publishing industry was headed, but with a deep rooted belief we went forward. When I think of how far we have come in that time, and that publishing is now going digital; That we’ve survived a global recession in a shifting industry, in a growing but niche market; That we are still the only publication producing this content internationally either in print or digital; And that our small start-up team has grown to a family of over 90 international dedicated contributors, takes my breath away. I was a girl with a vision and an uncompromising passion – I had no experience in publishing and no funding, yet Coco Eco Magazine was born.
During the last two years, I have had the honor to meet and work with some formidable counterparts who have generously lent their time and talents to the pages of Coco Eco. Without them none of this would have been possible, and it is with the help of some very inspiring women (and a couple of guys too), that we are here today. Point being if I can do it anyone can, but it takes an army and there is now a growing army of women standing up to be counted and make a difference. It was therefore fitting to honor and celebrate inspirational women in our very special 2nd Anniversary Issue, and I am incredibly proud to share this 13th edition. From human trafficking and fair-trading the fashion industry, to safe motherhood and the fight against breast cancer, this issue is dedicated to all those girls actively out there campaigning everyday. I would therefore like to dedicate this issue to the amazing women I am blessed to work with and hugely admire, for their dedication to a better healthier world and their contribution to Coco Eco’s success. They understand the need to make a difference, and embrace daily with passion the mission of doing so. And you can too. With sincere love, thanks, and gratitude,
Anna Griffin Editor In Chief, Coco Eco Magazine
| COCO ECO MAGAZINE | September - October 2010
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AYSIA WRIGHT Guest Editor
In addition to founding Greenloop in 2004, Aysia Wright co-founded Project Green Search, a campaign aimed at inspiring people to align their careers with their environmental and social ethics. Currently, Aysia continues to work on Project Green Search, provides PR for sustainable, forward thinking brands at Chartreuse PR and contributes to eco-centric media outlets like Coco Eco Magazine and Planet Green.
SHAHRNAZ NANCY SOUTHWICK Celebrity Editor Nancy is a writer, producer and cultural creative. 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.
Joe Schmelzer’s visual aesthetic--incorporating innovative new technology while maintaining the characteristics of traditional photography--has established him as an influential presence in the travel, entertainment and shelter markets. Featured regularly in the editorial pages of Architectural Digest, Elle Decor, Vogue UK and Travel + Leisure, Joe’s distinctive images convey a natural, unstaged sense of environment.
Johanna is the founder and publisher of Goodlifer, a web-based magazine dedicated to sharing ideas and insights into a future that is positive, enthusiastic, sustainable, achievable and bright. She believes that all truly good ideas are inherently sustainable and reports on innovative people, companies and organizations that are part of a global movement towards a conscious redefinition of “the good life.”
She joins Coco Eco as the NY Editor. www.goodlifer.com
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Zoya Nail Polish - Tiffany A soft champagne metallic for a jeweled nail look, Zoya Nail Polish combines the most sought-after fashion nail colors with the longest-lasting, safest technology in nail care. Zoya’s 300-plus stylish nail polish shades are all formaldehyde, toluene, dibutyl phthalate (DBP) and camphor free. - $7.00
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Bambola Beauty Intensive Eye Creme
Caudalie Vinexpert Radiance Day Cream
This tinted advanced primer is infused with plant-based hydrating and plumping micro-spheres, plus other natural ingredients, to immediately reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. For those who want to look their very best every day, this naturally tinted formulation primes the skin for a flawless, long-lasting make-up application, while fighting free radicals.
Vinexpert Riche Radiance Day Cream SPF 10 intensely hydrates and nourishes skin. Features Resveratrol® to firm and fight wrinkles, Grape Seed Polyphenols® to increase microcirculation and Vinolevure® to lock in moisture, as well as subtle pearlizers for all-day radiance, minimizing the need for make-up.
This intensive eye treatment addresses the special needs of the eye zone that is prone to visible signs of aging including fine lines, wrinkles, dark circles and collagen breakdown. Filled with botanicals such as Marshmallow Extract, Seabuckthorn and Avocado that get results. Rich yet non-greasy, this nourishing creme penetrates quickly without leaving a residue.
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COCO ECO EDITOR LOVES A Few of My Favorite Fall Things!
The Organic Pharmacy Organic Glam Mascara
Shobha Brow PenciL
The ultimate organic and natural ingredient mascara with lash conditioning organic Aloe, beeswax, vitamins A, E and C. Curls, lengthens, volumizes, and conditions. Available in Jet Black and Dark Brown.
With a paraben free formula for your safety, you can achieve the polished look without the worries of scary ingredients. Plus, the eco friendly box is made of stone – not trees – and unfolds to reveal hidden info including brow anatomy, trivia and application tips, to put even a novice at ease.
www.myshobha.com Available at all three New York City Shobha locations
Burt’s Bees® Milk & Honey Body Lotion Enriched with skin softening Milk and naturally nourishing Honey, this body lotion is formulated with botanical moisturizers, Coconut and Grape Seed Oil, as well as Vitamin E, a natural antioxidant. Naturally Nourishing Body Lotion leaves your skin feeling soft, smooth and healthy, naturally. - $7.99
www.burtsbees.com Available at select natural, grocery, drug, and mass retailers
Lucy B – Organic Frangipani Bronzing Shimmer Oil Based on the idea that negative mental, emotional, and spiritual states have a harmful impact on the body, the Flowers & Essences found in Lucy B Cosmetics & Fragrances have been used for thousands of years in the aboriginal culture of Australia and are known as pure vibrational healing. - $45.00
COCO ECO |
I am WOMAN Fearlessly fantastical, boldly beautiful, strikingly sophisticated, nine brilliant female designers give us a sustainable way to forge into Fallâ€Ś
PHOTOGRAPHY by: Gavin Von Karls and Gabriel Suarez STORY by: Michele Llanos, Fashion Director ASSISTED by: Sarah Griffin Berns, Fashion Editor MODEL: Kate Herman, Ford LA MAKE-UP by: Julianne Kaye using jane iredale cosmetics ASSISTED by: Kelly Hunt HAIR by: Judd Minter using Pureology 16
| COCO ECO MAGAZINE | September - October 2010
Feather Caplet and Lace Top, Rachael Cassar www.rachaelcassar.com Hand Made Syrian Rings, Stylistâ€™s Own