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Happy International Women’s Day!!

08 March 2013, 19.43 | Posted in FASHION WITH A CONSCIENCE | No comments »

To all our fantastic female readers we want to wish a Happy International Women’s Day with the beautiful words of Yuna’s Live your Life ( Remix). Listen to the lyrics and enjoy!


Dana Walden Jewellery ‘NY State Of Mind’ #Sandy Relief Necklace

06 November 2012, 02.53 | Posted in Accessories, FASHION WITH A CONSCIENCE | 1 comment »

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To provide support to the current  state of our beloved city, Dana Walden jewellery launches the ‘NY State of Mind’ necklace where 100 percent of the proceeds will be donated to the red cross for relief of  hurricane victims. Lend a helping hand here.

GREY AREA Hurricane Sandy Relief T-Shirt By Sebastian Errazuriz

05 November 2012, 12.19 | Posted in FASHION WITH A CONSCIENCE | No comments »

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After Hurricane Sandy still leaves thousands of people without electricity, hot water and in many cases homes, studios and workspaces  like the one of Sebastian Errazuriz from GREY AREA have also suffered.To help raise relief funds  he designed two tees inspired by the water line marked on the walls of the flooded galleries in New York’s Chelsea art district. The shirts can be ordered online from GREY AREA.

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Nau Hosts A Day At Fishskill Eco Farm

15 October 2012, 22.01 | Posted in FASHION WITH A CONSCIENCE, Jacket, outerwear | 1 comment »
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On him: Nau Highline Blazer + Pendleton Eco Wise Wool Throw- On her: Dose Jacket

As an inspiration to living sustainably with style, Nau invited us to partake in a day of apple picking at eco-conscious Fishskill Farm in upstate New Nork. A perfect fall escape from the City, the farm is headed by a young lad named Josh Morgenthaus, whose family has farmed the land since 1913. Aside from getting schooled on what it takes to cultivate apples, the various weather induced  hurdles to jump though, we also had an opportunity to get better acquainted with outdoor brand Nau whose commitment to sustainable style  and community building is to us above average .

On the next page see images of the  day as well as some gear by Nau, Klean Kanteen,  Snow Peak and Pendleton.

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Michelle Obama Wears Tracey Reese & J.Crew

05 September 2012, 13.23 | Posted in FASHION WITH A CONSCIENCE, Shoes, celebrity | No comments »

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Michelle Obama flashed her famously toned arms in a shimmery pink Tracey Reese dress she wore for her very well received Democratic National Convention speech last night in Charlotte, North Carolina. On the way to a party last night for designer Leah McSweeney and writer Cat Marnell (happy birthday to both of you!), my co-editor, SGP, speculated the dress might be J.Crew. She wasn’t far off, Obama’s pumps were J.Crew pink “Everly” pumps, available now for $245. (You know Jenna Lyons & co. are high-fiving their asses off this morning!) The fashion conscious Obama also gave a nod to the nail art trend wearing a grey shade of purple.

See one more look on the next page.

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Superfertile ‘The World’ Jewellery Collection

04 September 2012, 16.39 | Posted in Accessories, Art, FASHION WITH A CONSCIENCE, Jewellery | 1 comment »

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Kali Arulpragasam , a longtime Highsnobette favorite, never ceases to amaze as she launches her latest collection of statement jewellery for Superfertile titled “The World.” As a way to bring attention to inequalities  in the world of various issues, each necklace illustrates what parts of the world is more affected. Hover over the images to see what issue they represent: green: .25%,  light green: .30% , blue: .45%, purple: .50%, orange .60%,  red +.60% . The higher the percentage the higher the inequality. Images courtesy of Superfertile.

On the next page enjoy a look at the complete collection.

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Project LV : Pura Vida Bracelets

28 August 2012, 17.50 | Posted in Accessories, FASHION WITH A CONSCIENCE | No comments »

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What started as surfers  Paul Goodman and Griffin Thall’s quest to help a community has become a contry wide movement. Pura Vida bracelets part of  the Project tradeshows’ social initiative  called ‘Project Love’ has exapanded their bracelet collection to neon colors, beaded styles with various adornments. The brand also plans to expand into apparel this year! Learn more about Pura Vida here.

Vhernier ‘Haiti’ Ring

13 August 2012, 20.56 | Posted in Art, FASHION WITH A CONSCIENCE, Jewellery | No comments »

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Fashion and luxury can be great tools to raise capital for social/humanitarian causes, however, oftentimes in an effort to appeal to sensitivity  and compassion,  the images used have no connection to the actual items but everything to do with the cause they ‘re supporting. It’s like seeing a save the shildren, or prevent animal abuse  commercial that just happens to play right after a religious program.

One can say that showing the raw living conditions of an  impoverished country brings reality and hopefully compassion to the viewer and prospective consumer, but what also happens is that  these images  also  can create a sense of guilt,  an uneasiness that can propel action but also limit the interaction of the consumer with the offered product.

As controversial as this might sound while I believe in the goodness of humankind, not every consumer will be touched by every cause, or need be presented with the graphic images associated with the cause.  Luxury is about status, indulgence and also craftsmanship . The emotions connected to  luxurious beautiful items can be revisited over and over again, hence my appreciation for Vhernier’s “Haiti” Ring, whose sleekness of design and presentation is a great example of fashion and luxury with a social component that is implied but not forced. The consumer is seduced by the beauty of item and sometimes that is enough. Each ring purchased will provide a year of tuition for a child at St. Luc Street School and The Academy for Peace and Justice in Haiti. Purchasing info here.

Project NY: Falling Whistles

10 August 2012, 12.17 | Posted in FASHION WITH A CONSCIENCE, Jewellery | No comments »

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Falling Whistles, devoted to calling out social injustices in Congo has updated their whistle silhouette this fall to include a sleeker whistle with a white tip,  as a nod the story of the 5 boys who inspired the movement. We’ll keep you updated of the release date.

Please Leave Solange Knowles’ Hair Alone

13 June 2012, 17.35 | Posted in FASHION WITH A CONSCIENCE, Hair | No comments »

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Natural hair in the case of women of African descent when it’s not chemically straightened  comes in all varieties of curl patterns, textures ect. And depending on where you are in the world,  you either grew up loving it not thinking much about it or, maybe you experienced the need to wear it straight. We’re not getting into the debate of straight versus natural because that is an individual choice. What we do have to highlight is that there was a time not too long ago where very few , if any women of color were seen in the spotlight rocking their natural  curly/kinky hair.

While we love the sight of Solange Knowles, Esperanza Spalding, Macy Gray to name a few , think of how many times you’ve seen a big afro, in a courtroom, on a high level executive board or on a fortune 500 CEO? All this means is that minds have to get open a lot more for these occurrences to be commonplace and, mostly there cannot be debates on  texture decorum .Who made us judges of what another woman’s hair texture should look like? Move forward and style your fabulous hair  the way you want. #enough.