Berti Borrell Designs a Green Hat to Envy
By Nancy Chuda founder and Editor-in-Chief of LuxEcoLiving and co-founder of Healthy Child Healthy World Have you ever had a center stage moment when you...
Sexy and Sustainable Seasons for Fashion:Candice Held dresses inspire an eco-conscious style
Candice Held dresses have inspired us at LuxEco Living to think outside the box when it comes to sourcing eco-conscious materials. Saving the environment is not just about finding rare and exotic eco-friendly materials. In fact, sometimes it can be as simple as extending the life of the clothing already in our closets.
A tribute to Nora Ephron: Why I don’t feel bad about my neck
By Nancy Chuda founder and Editor-in-Chief of LuxEcoLiving and co-founder of Healthy Child Health World Getting older. It's not easy. Nora always found a way to...
Lanvin is timeless and elegant thanks to Alber Elbaz
By Nancy Chuda founder and Editor-in-Chief of LuxEcoLiving and co-founder of Healthy Child Healthy World. In Paris, fashion takes on new heights when it comes...
Save Money, Save the Earth, Live Like a Princess
By Mary Elizabeth Williams-Villano, LuxEco Editorial Assistant "And unlike the mindless, wasteful consumerism that our culture celebrates, it's a conscious, conscientious, sustainable lifestyle that is eco-responsible. If you've been looking for a way to live your values, here's a rebellious, joyous way to do just that."
Environmental Nonprofit Sues FDA
By Alanna Brown, LuxEco Editorial Assistant In 1978, the FDA proposed to ban over-the-counter ingredients triclosan and triclocarban, found predominantly in antimicrobial soaps. According to the National Resources Defense Council, these two common chemicals can cause damage to reproductive organs and production of thyroid and sex hormones. However, it has been more than 30 years and the FDA has done nothing beyond testing. One unnamed environmental nonprofit has had enough, and is suing the FDA for its alleged negligence.
Taking a Fashionable High Road
By Molly Cimikoski, LuxEco Editorial Assistant Here at LuxEco Living there are lots of things we like to indulge in (I write this moments after...
Chloe Lattanzi’s Art and Beauty: A Strategy for Supermodel Sanity and Success
Chloe Rose Lattanzi for LuxEcoLiving What does it take to become a supermodel? Unlike other professions that captures and allures masses of media,...
The Orchid Boutique has the best bathing suits in the world
By Nancy Chuda founder and Editor in Chief of LuxEcoLiving and co-founder of Healthy Child Healthy World Making Waves Over 60 It takes guts! You stand...
Joanna Staniszkis Creates Fine Art Fashions Spun From Cocoons
By Nancy Chuda founder and Editor in Chief of LuxEcoLiving and co-founder of Healthy Child Healthy World "All that is authentic and true to one’s...
Thinking about tying the knot? How to wed or dread the high costs of...
When Jim and I took our vows on October 6th 1984 we had a beautiful wedding. The ceremony and reception were held at the Hotel Bel Air in Los Angeles California.
Lauren Vidal France’s #1 Fashion Forward Boutique For Style And Elegance
For 20 years, Lauren Vidal remains true to the uniqueness of its creations and gives the contemporary woman her own image, focusing on overlays creating purely light styles punctuated by unstructured volumes.
Chemical Creepers: Don’t Wash Your Liver In The Sink!
By Alanna Brown, LuxEco Living Editorial Assistant The largest organ in, or should I say on, our bodies…the epidermis. It is defined by the Online...
Abcense and Cangiari: Two Top International Fashion Designers as seen in Paris LuxEcoLiving Style
By Nancy and James Chuda founders of LuxEcoLiving and Healthy Child Healthy World New York, London, Paris, Milano A Models Portfolio Then and Now- Catherine Harle...
Jose Eber's secret art for sexy hair: Carefree, Unstructured and Red Carpet Success
By Nancy and James Chuda founders of LuxEcoLiving and Healthy Child Healthy World LuxEcoLiving "The hair cut that I'm most proud of, to tell the truth,...
Fashion Styles Recycled
By Dow-Yung Kou, LuxEco Editorial Assistant Vintage is a very affordable eco-alternative, because it is giving clothes a second life, while reducing the amount of waste both during production and post-consumption. What it boils down to is good old fashion recycling. An average American throws out 65 pounds of clothing a year, and cumulatively as a country we add 11.8 million tons of clothes to landfills a year.
Gaia Retreat & Spa In Australia Wins Top International Honors
Gregg Cave is a brilliant creative pioneer in the travel industry. He literally just stepped off the plane having received the most prestigious award yet, Best Oceanic Day Spa and Best World Day Spa.
PHOTOS: The Green Youth Movement does LA Fashion Week
By Shelton Cheeks, LuxEco Editorial Assistant and Fashion Stylist On October 16th, Los Angeles Fashion Week forged its alliance with the Green (R)evolution by featuring a showcase of designers, produced in part by The Green Youth Movement, or otherwise known as GYM. This organization, headed by the beautiful Chole Mills and Vice President Ema Gersh, is 600 members strong nationwide. They are dedicated to educating the younger generation about environmental awareness, promoting common sense approaches to adapt an eco-friendly lifestyle and participating in events much like LA Fashion Week to amplify their message.
My Top Ten Thrift Store Finds
By Mary Elizabeth Williams-Villano, LuxEco Editorial Assistant and author of the Resplendent Repurposing series I found a black leather unisex blazer from the Gap: $20.00 at Goodwill in Van Nuys. Someone recently told me he owns the identical blazer. He paid $300.00 for it. by Mary Elizabeth Williams-Villano, LuxEco Editorial Assistant
Your Marriage May Last Forever But Your Dress Doesn’t Have To
The trend towards low-cost "throw away" fashion has resulted in a stratospheric increase in sales. However, according to Ecouterre the results have not been...
Hollywood Hair Trend: Ombre Hair
By Sahar Ghaffari, LuxEco Editorial Assistant There’s a new trend in hair fashion that’s sexy, earthy, and may actually be easier on your pocket book. It’s called ombre, which in French means shaded or graduated in tone. The look involves darker roots which gradually become lighter as you go down the hair; giving a natural, sun-kissed look.
Sex And The City’s Eco-Friendly Fashion
By Alanna Brown, LuxEco Editorial Assistant The Sex and the City ladies each seem to have a sixth sense: fashion. As the world continues to grow eco-conscious,...
What Do You Keep In Your Hatbox ?
I love the idea of finding the best vintage designed places to shop. And American made for sure at The TeaBerry Cottage.
Natural Beauty- Affordable Easy Ways to Achieve Glowing Skin
By Sahar Ghaffari, LuxEco Living Editorial Assistant The cosmetic market today is saturated with thousands of products that claim to tighten, moisturize, and smooth your skin; but usually these claims come with a hefty cost, artificial ingredients, and not necessarily the results you were hoping for. However, the answers to some of your skin problems could be secretly hidden right in your very own kitchen.
Dreaming of Celestial Love- An Eco Fashion Love Story
By Dow-Yung Kou, LuxEco Editorial Assistant Sometimes a dream can go a long way. This cannot be more true for the 3 designers featured in this article. Carrie Parry, Emily Factor, and Deborah Lindquist all at one point had a dream to create responsibly, and it was through their imagination and will power that they have created successful and beautiful lines that are trendsetting not just for the Eco-Community but for the world.
First Lady Michelle Obama Sends Green Message with Vintage Black Dress
By Mary Elizabeth Williams-Villano, LuxEcoLiving Editorial Assistant "In donning this well-preserved classic dress, I believe the First Lady is not merely paying homage to a long-forgotten American designer. She's accessorized this exquisite black lace cocktail dress with an understated Green brooch."
The Frightening Truth Behind Cosmetics
By Alanna Brown, LuxEco Editorial Assistant Have you ever wondered how your shampoo fulfills its magnificent claims to give you “shinier,” “sleeker,” “frizz freer,” “blonder,” “brunetter,” (…the list goes on) hair? Annie Leonard, author of The Story of Stuff and The Story of Bottled Water, wondered this of her personal favorite, Pantene Pro-V. She looked at the ingredients on the bottle post-lather and thought, “Sodium laureth sulfate? Tetrasodium EDTA? Methylisothiazolinone? What is this stuff?” After doing some research, she found the truth behind her shampoo was disheartening, to say the least. In her most recent short film installment, The Story of Cosmetics, Annie Leonard tells us how it’s not just shampoo, but many personal care products that contain toxic ingredients. From sunscreen to lipstick, there are disease-causing chemicals in our daily product regimen responsible for cancer, learning disabilities, and much more.
In Defense of Plastic Bags? Say What?
by Linsley Oaks, LuxEco Editorial Assistant Green is in and it is here to stay. Eco-friendly products have blossomed on the fashion scene and are...
O, Come All Ye Thrifters!: LuxEco Thrift Gifting for a Green Holiday
by Mary Elizabeth Williams-Villano, LuxEco Living Editorial Assistant A future gift, recycled in a thrift store, made from recycled materials. Now that's a LuxEco Resplendent Repurposing triple header! by Mary Elizabeth Williams-Villano, LuxEcoLiving Editorial Assistant
Empowerment of Women In Africa: Francine LeFrak Fortifies A Stealth Vision Fashion Forward
By: Francine LeFrak, Founder of Same Sky, a company that handcrafts glass bead bracelets made in Rwanda and LuxEco Advocate My dream is for the empowerment of women and eradication of poverty. In 1994, 1 million people were murdered in 100 days in Rwanda. I spent eight and a half years trying to produce a film about this massacre-- I wanted to tell the story of this genocide. Ultimately, the film never got produced. I was still left with the passion to shed light on this important story. By that time, my focus had also turned to the empowerment of women and girls. It was with the mission of helping the women in Africa that Same Sky was born.
Circa AdVintage: A New Way To Shop Green
By Nancy Chuda, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of LuxEcoLiving and Healthy Child Healthy World I took a break over the holidays and went to Florida to visit family and friends. I packed light. And I was glad I did, having discovered a true treasure: A prestigious consignment store called Circa Vintage in Tequesta, Florida (near Jupiter) in The Village Shops on U.S. Highway 1. It’s an upscale, glamorous consignment boutique of current designer and vintage fashions – and shoppers are flocking to it! If you’re in the area you won't want miss it. Fortunately, you don't have to fly all the way to Jupiter -- you can shop here online. Owner Carol Wright was just twelve when she recognized that collecting old dresses could someday bring in green – which in the world of high-end vintage means big money.
Green Closet Shape-Up Tips
By Lisa Adams, Designer and CEO of LA Closet Design and LuxEco Advocate Maximizing a closet is the number one issue for most people, and...
Women Who Walk The Walk and Own The Talk: Chloe Rose Lattanzi and Olivia...
By Nancy Chuda founder and Editor-in Chief of LuxEcoLiving and co-founder of Healthy Child Healthy World Santa Ynez California Photo credits James Chuda for LuxEcoLiving Ugg! It's...
Who Says It’s Good For You? The Truth About “Non-Toxic” Nail Polish
By: Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff, www.EcoStiletto.com and LuxEco Advocate Can nail polish be “natural?” Let’s get real: No matter how many eco-friendly labels get slapped on...
Eco-Fashion Trends Over the Years
by Jessica Borges, LuxEco Editorial Assistant As you’re staring blankly into your “so last year” closet full of drab clothing that you just can’t bear to...
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