Tuesday, October 19, 2010

LA’s Fashion Week: Green Youth Movement (GYM)’s Green Initiative: Haute Green Fashion

 LA’s Fashion Week is upon us and while it is small, it comes with lots of fun and great fashion.  I sponsored the Green Youth Movement's Green Initiative Fashion Show because it’s an organization that educates youth about living green and eco-friendly behavior.  

The Green Initiative fashion show proves that fashion and sustainability do go hand-in-hand…hmmm, where did I hear that before??? ;)

The Pre-Show Haps

So at the Sunset Gower Studies, I spent the majority of my Saturday drinking, chomping and test driving the new Chevy Volt which is their newest hybrid.  I also got to meet some great folks and see some great shoes!  

Bai Ling posing after her Chevy Volt test drive

I had the pleasure of meeting the drop dead gorgeous Carolina Davalos, Univision radio host, Telemundo Fashion Reporter and Lifestyle Correspondent.  She recently launched the Latin Fashion Network and in her “free time” she’s also a fashion editor for Diva Tú! Magazine.  

This international fashion queen bonded with me over our love for shoes as she modeled her Givenchy over the knee boots.  She made me a lifetime fan when she told me about how she’s been working at so many different projects and is ready for one of them to just take her to the next level.  I heard that! Love her!

I also got to meet GreenT who is all about STOP’ing traffic for eco-fashion.  Her LED stop sign earrings & shoe bling are from Glitterbug Lights. The shoes were a gift from A-Line Media.  What can I say?  She’s a gal after my own eco-fashion addicted heart. :)

Haute Green Fashion

First up to show was Kristinit with some gorgeous separates perfect for the office.  This beautiful collection had my most favorite dress of the day.  It was black with gold printing and very easy to wear.  It also had a TON of pieces that I would love to have in my wardrobe.

Second to show was Keok’jay who had some great separates too.  Some of my favorites was this gorgeous top with a crocheted like back and linen pants, a printed black and white skirt, and her finale dress with this very intricately woven center tie in various hues of grey all in stretchy jersey fabric.

Third to show was Jonano who had the collection that told the best story, as Heidi would say.  It did feature her signature print in two different day dress styles but it also had a new twist on the now staple sweatpant outfit.  She did really new and fun designs with dresses that work really well for the office or for a fun night out with girls.  The fabrics all looked so cozy that you know you could wear them from day to night without that feeling of being bound by your clothes when you get home.

Emily Factor’s collection was last and it featured this very whimsical, boho chic print that she worked in every way possible.  Flowy butterfly dresses, tank tops, endlessly flowing skirts and even leggings!  I loved the high wasted wide leg pants with the printed tank and the butterfly dresses the most.  What totally blew me away was her finale dress.  It was the most modern wedding dress I have seen yet, that I would actually consider wearing.  It may not be necessarily be intended to be a wedding dress but is SO gorgeous, I instantly pictured it at a beachy wedding or even better, at a outdoor in the woody nature kind of wedding… SO West Coast. ;) Ms. Factor really outdid herself with that white dress.  I die!

All the designs utilize sustainable materials and are socially responsibly produced.  *swoon* Utterly FAAAAAHBULOUS!  I love that in response to global warming issues, we have this eco-chic “haute” couture. ;)

The Shoes
The shoes were SO amazing.  I saw one pair of regular knee high boots.  The rest were gorgeous heels and booties.  Here’s a flash:

All in all, this was truly a great example of how eco-conscious fashion can be.  Kudos to the fab designers.  I’m excited to see what more the future will bring us. ;) 

Special thanks goes out to my Creative Director and partner in fashion crimes, Blinker Wood!


shoe-radar.com said...

I am so in love with Emily Factor's collection, I am not usually the boho chic kinda girl but I feel like I can really see myself in a lot of the pieces pictured hmmm... Thanx so much for sharing sounded like a lot of fun! xoxo

ecobabe said...

I want to personally thank you for sharing in our celebration of eco fashion in Jonano's Spring Summer Majorca Collection and commend you for your continued support of sustainable style - Bonnie Siefers, Founder, Designer ~ Jonano eco chic collections

The Working Girl's Shoe Closet said...

So happy to be bringing you the eco-hauteness ;) xoxo.

The Working Girl's Shoe Closet said...

@ecobabe Totally my pleasure. The collection was gorgeous and so wearable. I can't wait to get some of those fabulous pieces!


Tamara Henry said...

I enjoyed meeting Blinker Wood. He was the most positive person I've ever met. Sooo friendly. ;D

I got lots of photos from the eco fashion event:

ECO FASHION: http://docs.google.com/View?id=dgjrw95j_1178fgjs9tfd

CAR FREE: http://docs.google.com/View?id=dgjrw95j_1174gn22nvf4

The Working Girl's Shoe Closet said...

@TamaraHenry AKA Ms. GreenT!
Thanks for sharing the links for photos, eco-fashion and car free info! You are an absolute dream!

And yes, Blinker is one big ball of love and great energy... the world is a better place because of him. ;)

Anonymous said...

totally loved your blog. this is perfect for someone like me who has very little time and energy to pick shoes. great posts and keep them coming!

Grumpy old man said...

What a fabulous post, excellent presentation. I agree with you on the over the knee boots of Carolina, they are suuper cool.

Thanks for sharing, and hope your weekend will be enjoyable.
|Ps, if I could choose anything on your post, it will be the........................... Chevy... hehe....sorry girls...

The Working Girl's Shoe Closet said...

@memorablemoments How exciting to me that you find this helpful! I will do my best!!

@sexcylegsandbody I am SOO blessed! Your kindness is just overwhelming1 I'm so happy to keep you excited!!

My cup overflowth. Thank you for the kind KINDNESS and love!!!

Carolina is AHHHHH MAZING! She is one gorgeousness love!

Thank you!!! xoxo *hearts*

Pink Stilettos said...

Great post! I am a fan of your blog :)

The Working Girl's Shoe Closet said...

@PinkStilettos Ditto! Thanks for all the love! xoxo

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What a line up of amazing models, all wearing drop dead gorgeous clothes. And the icing on the cake is that they are all good for the environment!