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It was a great show…

June 17, 2010


We are thrilled to present this video of the {Sustainable} Style WSNC fashion show that took place on April 6th, 2010.  {s}sWSnc was a stupendous success and we have loads of people to thank!

Thank you to all the lovely eco-designers that participated:

Amanda Vaughn Redmon
John Patrick Organic
Lara Miller
Lina Rennell
Loup Charmant
Molly Dingledine
Mr. Larkin
Perfectly Imperfect
Same Underneath

Thank you to our delightful Wake Forest University student models:

Melissa Beckett is a senior from Dallas, TX
Why she thinks this show is important: “Most people simply aren’t aware that there are alternatives to mass waste  and consumption, and events like this one prove there’s a better way!”

Lauren A. Zimmaro is a senior from Harleysville, PA
Why she thinks sustainability is important: As our natural resources become more depleted, we have a growing  responsibility to ensure the sustainability of our planet. Sustainability is important because it extends beyond the  environmental issues and into a realm of social, financial and human rights issues that affect us all.

Hadley Beier-Green is a junior from Topeka, KS
Why she thinks this event is important: “Thomas Friedman dismissed the ‘green party’ and called instead for a  ‘green revolution.’  I don’t disagree, but I also don’t think living sustainably means you need to wear burlap sacks.  Taking sustainable products, like organic cottons and reconstructed vintage, makes green sexy.” 

Tania Cuzmenco is a junior from Charlotte, NC
Why she thinks this show is important: I think it’ll help people see that being sustainable isn’t a difficult or drastic  change; anyone and everyone can do it and still be stylish.

Tonis Montes is a junior from Louisville, KY
Why she thinks sustainability is important: “Being aware of the natural resources we currently have and use and  how we can ensure that future generations have those same natural resources – that’s sustainability. The air we  breathe, the water we drink, how we use and reuse products in our everyday life is absolutely essential. Our  health and livelihood is completely dependent on the way in which we use the Earth and its resources – so essentially, how is sustainability not important?”

Emily Taylor is a junior from Rancho Santa Fe, CA
Why she thinks this event is important: “Change is necessary and it is also possible, most people just do not know  exactly what to change in their lives.  That is why this show is so important: it takes something that women love,  fashion, and turns it into a doable way for them to help sustain the environment.”

Amanda Calderon is a freshman from Palm Coast, FL
Why she thinks this show is important: “This show will help to encourage individuals to make small changes in  their life, such as purchasing eco-friendly clothing in order to help keep the earth a healthy place live. This will  speak to the youth of our culture who are interested in fashion by showing them that eco-friendly clothing is very  fashionable.”

Melody Petulla is a freshman from Chattanooga, TN
Why she thinks this event is important: “Hopefully this event will show people that sustainability can come in all  shapes and sizes; it can be glamorous if you make it that way.  Regardless, it will show people that sustainability  is reaching a hand into every area of popular society, and inspire them to offer their own helping hands towards  sustainability in their own personal ways.”

Many thanks to our generous sponsors:

Wake Forest University
Jade Aveda of Greensboro
Whole Foods Market of Winston-Salem

And a special thanks to the over 400 guests that attended, it wouldn’t have been such a blast without your participation!

To view images of the event, check out WFU’s Flickr gallery.

Eco-chic peace! Jenny


Let’s get together

April 5, 2010

It’s less than 24 hours until the event – we are so excited!  {Sustainable} Style WSNC has been getting  a lot of lovin’ from the press and the guest list is bursting with VIPs….But let’s consider the logistics.  Firstly, we would be so delighted to hear reports of good old car-pooling!  Talk to your peeps and see if you can share a ride.  Secondly, please use this nifty parking pass to mark your car properly and use the below map to find your way!

Check us out some of {s}sWSnc’s press:

Fox 8 – April 5 / 7:15am

Go Triad – April 1 – 7th

Look forward to seeing you tomorrow!

Eco-chic peace, Jenny

Designer spotlight – Loup Charmant

April 3, 2010

“Loup Charmant, The Charming Wolf; is a luxury fashion and lounge brand that celebrates femininity and inspires connection with the magic of our natural world.

Inspired by sensuous summer days, a life in peace and beauty, and the breezy feel of the most delicate cotton, Loup Charmant creates seasonless pieces that will be worn and cherished for years. Established with the vision of how finely interconnected we all are, Loup Charmant’s guiding principals are First, Do No Harm, and Second, Live in Beauty. In this vein, all Loup Charmant items are created in a proprietary soft and airy Indian Organic Cotton.”

Designer spotlight – Mr. Larkin

April 3, 2010


“Casey Larkin’s story…
Born in Oklahoma, grew up in TX, fashion school in TX, LA and overseas, toured w/ some bands, moved to Paris, moved back to LA, fell in love, moved to be w/ my heart in San Francisco, started
Mr. Larkin. 3 sisters…bestfriends. Mama is our idol. She had a tee company and designed for Neimans in the 80s, grandma (Nanaw) was a wedding dress maker…fashion runs in the blood I guess. Wanted to be a veterinarian but the only thing I was ever successful w/ was this…so I went w it. I believe in a sustainable lifestyle…so does Mr. Larkin.

5 words that describe my line…

Wearable, unique, sustainable, pretty, feminine yet edgy…oh wait thats 7;)

I am an eco-fashion designer because…
There is no reason not to be. I feel it is my personal responsibility…I am a designer first, but living a sustainable lifestyle is so important to me…so I design clothing that can easily be apart of that world…I try to keep that in mind when I design…we go to yoga, we go see shows, parties, events, lunch w friends, relaxing on the couch, good days, bad days…why not do it all in clothing that is locally made, for the environment and supports our future.”

Designer spotlight – Lara Miller

April 3, 2010


“Born and raised in Chicago, Lara Miller’s work is strongly influenced by the city’s architectural and cultural landscape. Ecological sensitivity and fascination with both the built and moving form flow through each piece. Her modular designs are created with a playful geometry that connects to the personalities of the women who wear them. Both joyous and sophisticated, Lara’s work has attracted international acclaim.  Lara has made repeat appearances in GenArt’s Fresh Faces as well as the Macy’s on State Chicago Designer Shop. She has been named “Top 40 Under 40” by Crain’s Chicago Business as well as “Indie Designer of the Year” by Chicago Magazine.”

Designer spotlight – Lina Rennell

April 1, 2010

“Lina Rennell, a true wild child and daughter of Los Gatos, California, was raised at the top of a hill. With valley views, native oaks, cotton tails, lizards, gravel, wild plums & lots of Vogue magazines, Lina was privy to a fantasy filled unbridled childhood.

Rennell does a bit of everything. Her work is Native Modern, art-driven design and craft that is emotional, personal, strong and feminine. With a penchant for Marimekko founder, Armi Ratia, Lina’s focus is on hand printed textiles and utopian thought. Her wares are ethically made in Northern California.” and

Designer spotlight – Same Underneath

April 1, 2010


“Sameunderneath’s collection has been developed for conscious individuals that are aware of their personal effect on this planet through education, art, music, sport, fashion and life. Sameunderneath is taking steps toward sustaining this earth with our choices of designs, textiles and business practices.”