Stars Wear Green
Stars Wear Green
The Hills star set aside her own designs for an earth-friendly organic-cotton maxidress from Gypsy 05. “We truly believe that every little thing counts when it comes to the conservation of our planet,” say sibling designers Osi and Dotan Shohan. Including greening your summer sundresses like Conrad: “amp#91;Her lookamp#93; is just simple and beautiful.”
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star Gwyneth Paltrow loves to sport clothes from her pal Stella McCartney. The designer, who was raised on an organic farm, has long created leather-free accessories, and recently developed a line of environmentally-friendly skincare. As McCartney asked Wish magazine, “Why shouldn’t it be possible to adopt a more natural, organic lifestyle without forgoing luxury? I believe it’s possible to have all these things without compromising your personal beliefs and the safety of the environment.”
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Green crusader Hayden Panettiere got ethically pretty in a bamboo dress from Juul. Of her famous fan, designer Suzanne Juul couldn’t be prouder: “She walks her talk. For me that is what makes Hayden so special.” Those wanting to shop green like the Heroes star should “find out what quality of fabric, knit, etc., is available,” says Juul. “Some green products itch. Some are soft and gentle.”
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Eco-friendly star Natalie Portman’s veganism doesn’t end at her dinner plate. So when her search for red-carpet ready footwear came up short, she joined with shoe store Te Casan for a leather-free collection of kicks. As the actress promised, “This collection offers a great selection without compromising quality or style.”
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star Emmanuelle Chriqui was green down to her jeans in a pair of skinnies from Replay Organic. The Italian company uses pesticide-free cotton and vegetable-tanned leather buttons.
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When Hulk star Liv Tyler bought a pair of TOMS shoes, she also gave a gift-the company donates a pair of shoes to a needy child with every pair purchased. “It is definitely time for all of us to think before we consume,” says TOMS founder Blake Mycoskie. “You should not only consider what you buy, but whether you need to buy at all.” In the case of TOMS shoes, there’s no need to think twice!
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New mom Jessica Alba lives an eco-friendly lifestyle, so it’s no surprise that she has donned designs from Burning Torch. “My absolute favorite materials to work with for the green collection are recycled materials,” designer Karyn Craven has said. “We take discarded items and transform them into new, extremely beautiful and desirable objects.”
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At L.A. Fashion Week, Amy Smart made the scene at the Green Initiative fashion show in a bamboo design from Protect the Element. "Modern women known that comfort and nature can coexist," says designer Roshi Salim. The green doyenne admired the way Amy Smart wore her dress, "[She] made it look elegant, but comfortable-a Californian style."
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When actress Mena Suvari debuted a design from Rogan for Target, she was showing off Rogan Gregory’s fourth foray into green clothing. Gregory added the Go Collection line to his work with Edun (alongside Bono and Ali Hewson), Loomstate (with partner Scott Hahn) and his CFDA Award-winning self-named collection. And it’s no wonder he took on the extra workload. Said the designer, “Target said they would make the whole collection of organic and sustainable fibers and I could design whatever I wanted, so I couldn’t resist.”
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For the Academy Awards, Nancy O’Dell brought green to red carpet in a custom gown from Linda Loudermilk. The pioneering eco-designer brings a punk-rock sensibility to her collections. “Nature has more edge than we can ever create,” Loudermilk told Time. “I want to help people feel a connection to it on a daily basis.”
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