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{fashion revolution} take action: ask "who made my clothes?"

Monday, April 24, 2017

today marks the beginning of fashion revolution week, which brings people together from all over the world to use the power of fashion to change the story for the workers who toil in the apparel industry in perilous + unsafe working conditions. here's what you can do to become a part of the solution:

{eco brand} armed angels: messengers of good

Friday, April 21, 2017

at armed angels, they're delivering messages of organic + eco goodness. and much more.

ethical fashion was born of the need for clothes that are made responsibly. but what was wrong with the way clothes were being manufactured in the first place? we'll rewind to the triangle shirtwaist factory fire of 1909 in new york city, before diving into today's ethical label, armed angels, based out of germany, a brand that believes fairness is never out of fashion.

how have armed angels created their own remarkable brand of fair fashion for over ten years? take a peek at their sunny pieces + learn how they came to be made by happy hands of materials that nourish the earth, then meet two inspiring women who survived the factory fire of 1909 + went on to become impassioned labor rights activists:

{simple pleasures} palais de tokyo: modern + contemporary art

{eco beauty} super natural: a green + cruelty-free morning routine

Friday, April 14, 2017

recently i was watching one of my all-time favorite movies, annie hall with diane keaton, and i couldn't take my eyes off of diane's la-di-da, screwball character clad in relaxed chinos, patterned necktie + bowler hat {diane later shared in her autobiography that the director gave her free rein of her movie wardrobe; inspired by real life exploits + the street style of new york, she pieced together this brilliant + unexpected ensemble herself}.

diane keaton is my girl crush. probably because she represents the ultimate form of beauty to me: she exudes joy. i believe her most beautiful physical asset is her smile {and that laugh!}.

and honestly, i love what she has had to say about beauty + acceptance of self over the years.

in a 2014 interview with vogue u/s she was asked, "do you think there's an age at which you learn to accept the way you look?" diane's candid response was, "i don't think so. i think the more distracted you are, the better you're off in terms of looking at yourself."

see, self-acceptance, well, there's a secret to it all. and this is what i know about it:

{simple pleasures} le recyclerie: guerrilla gardening in paris

Saturday, April 8, 2017

"i think that the way animals live in the tropics, stepping outside in the morning and evening to see if there is something to eat, and taking a long nap in the afternoon, must be a wonderful life. for human beings, a life of such simplicity would be possible if one worked to produce directly his daily necessities. in such a life, work is not work as people generally think of it, but simply doing what needs to be done. masanobu fukuoka

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{eco style} vintage paris: for the thrifters at heart

Friday, April 7, 2017

i've been perusing some of paris's best vintage boutiques + thrift shops. this, eco boys + girls, is the way to pre-loved {aka, pre-worn or gently used apparel}. here we go, being green made easy:

{simple pleasures} ombres et lumières: shadow + light

Saturday, April 1, 2017

“i thought the most beautiful thing in the world must be shadow, the million moving shapes and cul-de-sacs of shadow. there was shadow in bureau drawers and closets and suitcases, and shadow under houses and trees and stones, and shadow at the back of people's eyes and smiles, and shadow, miles and miles and miles of it, on the night side of the earth.”

sylvia plath

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