Fashion

Sustainable Fashion List. Holiday Issue.

It's the time of Frank Sinatra at your local Starbucks, peppermint lattes, chunky sweaters and a quest of how to celebrate winter holidays this year. And, more importantly, what to wear?

Let the 5th Ave and Macy's hold still this year. I'm sure we can find something more unique for you. Something that will make everyone turn their heads in a silent awe. A few brands from my list could give you the clues to your next festival ensemble. Also, I prepared a few outfit ideas below, I hope they inspire you to try something new this year.

Sustainable Fashion List. Holiday Issue.

1. Lisa Says Gah

Just as extravagant as the name, this brand is embracing the art behind fashion. It always has been a Dream Machine, and LSG is a bright example of it. There you can find designers who are creating ethical pieces while not compromising the style.

https://www.lisasaysgah.com/

@LisaSaysGah

2. Garmentory

A place where you can find an almost indefinite number of cool brands who are also responsible. In my experience, that doesn't happen much yet. Garmentory presents thousands of indie boutiques, a lot of them are based in New York and Brooklyn, which is sweet. And so, as you can imagine, on a platform this big, you can find something that fits your unique style.

https://www.garmentory.com/

@garmentory

3. Na Nin

Known for their men's cut shirts tied on the front and cruise trousers, this shop is a gift for every vintage lover. Selling their clothes right on the Instagram, they transform shopping into a luck game.

Also, don't let sunny photos disorient you. While Na Nin is based in California it doesn't mean you can't find pieces that will work even on New York's 30F Christmas night. Use your creativity. For an extra boost of inspiration scroll down for ideas.

https://shopnanin.com/

@naninstudio, @naninvintage

Alternative Holiday Outfits Ideas:

1. Début

Let it be a debut of your dance performance on the table at the party. Preferably, with a friend. I don't know how festive your party dresses usually get, but I think this dress on the left is pretty festive. Although I would prefer to be the one in a glitter suit.

2. Appealing yet simple

This total black outfit is a defiance to all of the celebration dress codes. Wear a trench like a dress with black see-through stockings and black ankle boots. You'll be the most well-dressed and mysterious guest at the party.

3. Lady Bird

Why not play with the typical summer styles and bring a drop of heat to your party look? Sleek hair, large statement earrings, flamenco shirt and simple black bottoms. I would wear a high-waisted over a knee pleated skirt or flared pants. This one is my favorite so far.

By the way, the name for this look was inspired by my favorite bar in New York called Lady Bird. But more so, it was inspired by an amazing lady who's working there. She has something very charismatic about her, she could be a Frida Kahlo's best friend in the past life. Or maybe Frida herself.

Let me know what would be ONE outfit you would NEVER wear for a winter holiday celebration. Comment below.

Mine - Sleeveless dress, tight one that shows off every snack you ate that night, with colorful glitter all over it. The reason - because I wore it when I was 15. It was bad.

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Sustainable Fashion List. November Edition.

As winter is getting closer to us, I’ve collected a list of 3 brands that will warm you up inside and out.

Disclaimer: all of them are sustainable, which means they are good for the Planet. And if it’s good for the Planet, it’s even better for you, girl.

This first one is my absolute favorite for many reasons. First of all, it’s modern. Even though they have a very particular style, they take a leap from potato-saks-looking-green-wear towards contemporary French Chic combined with California boho queen.

One look at the brand’s website will steal your heart. And if you’re not a big fan of dresses and more into casual style - they have plenty of recycled denim and t-shirts that can be accompanied by a pair of white sneakers.

You can read about their sustainable practices on their website.

Knitted sweaters, cardigans and even panties. This brand was founded by three girlfriends who refused to sacrifice style for greenness. Every sweater is handmade by women in Lithuania, mostly stay-at-home moms.

I personally bought a sweater from them and it’s so comforting to know that someone’s hands made it for me. Just like my mom used to knit me sweaters every winter. I should probably ask her to make another one. And then start a brand maybe ;)

Luxurious knitwear made by women in prison in Peru. The company helps these women to break the cycle of poverty, which is the reason why they got imprisoned in the first place. It's fascinating to read they're stories on the Carcel's website. We often tend to judge the book by its cover, but how much do we know about the life of the people we're judging. In no time these women become so real and so human.

Carcel is one of the great examples of how fashion, environmental and social issues can be aided by one's curiosity and persistence.

I feel particularly jealous sharing this one. As it’s SO cool, but I’m unable to afford it yet.

This boutique is so bohemian. And I don’t mean typical boho style with wide hats and long flowy robes. This is a different kind of bohemia. Imagine an artist in her studio painting all day in her perfect vintage jeans, nude knit top and barefoot. Imagine this coolness, and then make it times 10. If artists aren’t cool enough for you, I’m sorry, we can't be friends. Just kidding.

I’m also sharing what good fashion is and how to find it right here.

Please hit reply and leave me a comment on what are your favorite sustainable brands.

Au revoir!

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