Posts tagged Stella McCartney

green with envy

Good Ol’ St. Paddy’s day is just two days away. And while we admit to indulging in a shamrock shake or a green beer at least once, we’d like to shift the focus of the holiday from green colored beverges to kelly-colored fashions. When you add in the fact that emerald is the pantone color of the year, we decided to up the ante by hunting down some of the chicest–and priciest — to-die-for duds and accesories.

Here’s, products that turn us green with envy… More >

fall color inspiration: navy blue

 

It might be considered sacrilegious to say this (especially in New York), but we’re gonna risk it: sometimes, we get tired of black. Gasp! But It’s true. Our go-to outfits generally involve hefty amounts of the inky color, which is easy to wear and chic – and also pretty boring day-in and day-out. So, what’s a busy woman to do?  Lately, we’ve been spicing up our everyday wardrobe with navy blue, another neutral that has a bit more sparkle and pizzazz than basic black. It goes with everything, it’s equally flattering, and it’s unexpected – like these adorable pieces below. More >

fall’s best accessories

The Fall 2012 runways saw a welcomed return to the sort of luxe glamour that had been eschewed for several seasons in favor of barely-there etherealism. We’re talking chic drama in the form of sensuous fabrics, old-Hollywood mystique, animal prints,  sleek patterns, boldness – all worn at once, the more the better! Accessories, especially, received particular attention, making it even easier to pull these trends into your looks without revamping your entire wardrobe. Here, a few of our favorite trends in fall accessories. Glam it up, tartelettes! More >

scents of summer

Some perfumes are just meant for certain seasons. In the heat of the summer, we want nothing to do with the musky and spicy eau de toilettes that grace our wrists, and heat up the blood during the winter. Instead, seek out light, airy summertime scents that are bright, sensual, and a little flirty – just like our mood.

Clockwise from the top: Stella McCartney’s Summer rose, Annick Goutal’s Nuit Étoilée, C.O. Bigelow’s Lemon Leaf, Jean Paul Gaultier’s Classique Summer, Diptyque’s Eau Rose, Tom Ford’s Neroli Portofino, Marc Jacobs’ Daisy Eau So Fresh, and Jo Malone’s White Lilac & Rhubarb Cologne.

 

wine week: sparkling inspiration

We believe there’s a grape to suit any event, time of day, and budget – whether you’re craving a casual afternoon refreshment or the perfect beverage for a fancy dinner party. But there’s one genre of wine that is specially reserved for celebrations: the sparkling variety. And with good reason! What could be more festive, more congratulatory, more fete-worthy than a beautiful bubbly? The very pop of the cork is enough to put us in a jovial mood.
So cheers to whatever occasion you find bubble-worthy — and make sure to always have a few shimmery outfits to match.

Prosecco


Prosecco is a sparkling wine that hails from Italy — one that is a little more fruity than the typical champagne. It’s your classic bubbly, with a little bite! General tasting notes: pears, apples, honey.

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eco-friendly sunglasses

When it comes to summer essentials, there are really only a handful of key items: a good SPF, a killer swimsuit, comfy sandals, and, of course, sunglasses. Once the temps top out, sunnies are a tried and true summer must-have, so why not sport a pair that does as much good for the earth as it does for your eyes?

Here, a selection of brands that manufacture cute shades with a conscience.

 

Warby Parker

 

Warby Parker’s frames are not only affordable and chic, but your purchase of a pair goes to a good cause: for every set they sell, the company donates a pair of prescription glasses to someone in need.

 

 

Shwood

 

These handcrafted wooden sunglasses are so different and cool, we’re about to buy a pair ourselves. They’re handmade in Portland, from sustainable wood sourced responsibly from Africa.

 

Blue Planet

Blue Planet uses only recycled or reclaimed frames, along with lead-free paints and nickel-free metals, so you can wear these shades without them weighing on your conscience!

 

 

Modo “Eco”

In Modo’s new eco-friendly eyewear line, each pair is made with 95% recycled materials – the first eyewear company to boast such rigorous standards.

 

Stella McCartney

Of course, our go-to girl for eco-friendly fashion has some great shades, all made from over 50% natural materials.

 

 

best eco-friendly lingerie

Happy Friday, tartelettes! What do you all have planned for this weekend? A girls’ night? A celebration? Maybe… a hot date?

If your night-off plans include the latter, then this post is for you! Last week we covered eco-friendly bathing suits, now’s the time for an even sexier item of green clothing: sustainable lingerie.

We’ve found a few amazing brands that perfectly balance romantic with earth-friendly. These pieces are just as gorgeous – (if not more so – many are hand-made to order!) – as the mainstream brands. You’ll surely love them for  their sustainable ethos. Your date however, may be too distracted to care.

Stella McCartney

Stella McCartney – one of our ever-present, ethical faves! The girl knows what “sexy” is.

 

R.A.W.

R.A.W lingerie is made of sweet pieces that have been naturally hand-dyed by the line’s founder, Rio Wrenn.

 

Urban Fox

Urban Fox is our latest and greatest discovery: “All of our undies and undie sets are designed, dyed and sewn by hand from machine-processed bamboo and organic cotton blends in the U.S.A.” Organic, check; sustainable, check; domestic, check! Oh, and don’t forget: irresistible.

 

Eberjey

Eberjey has long been known for their flattering cuts and supremely soft materials. Now, they’ve launched a lovely eco-line, which includes such stunners as this teddy, made from bamboo jersey.

 

People Tree

For a sweetly sustainable slumber,  People Tree has you covered – we love their Rose Slip Dress, made from 100% organic Fair trade cotton.

 

fancy footwork: our favorite vegan shoes

In the realm of eco-friendly clothing, some items are more challenging to find than others —  shoes are the toughest. But amidst an oceans’ worth of hippie-mom clogs and straw flip flops, we’ve found a few brands of vegan shoes that are nice to the planet and nice-looking on your feet. Here are four that we love.

Stella McCartney

Stella’s an edgy designer, and champion of animals, a rarity in the mainstream fashion industry.  Her shoes combine synthetic materials with high-fashion design – a combination that makes us very happy.

Bourgeois Boheme

 

This UK brand lives up to their tagline, “Fashion with compassion,” by using high-quality materials that always promise to be “better than leather.”

Mink Shoes

Specializing in strappy sandals and cute flats, Mink Shoes is all about sexy kicks and green ethics.

 

Vegan Chic

This brand puts out a host of trendy silhouettes (gladiator sandals! wedges! oxfords!) in synthetic materials – and more are very budget-friendly. If you want to splurge, there’s the occasional designer collaboration, such as these booties by Olsen Haus.

 

trend alert: bright bags for spring

The winter is almost over! Goodbye black, hello color.

Designers like Rebecca Minkoff and Stella McCartney never let me down when it comes to keeping things fresh — they’ve both released bright and vivacious spring lines of handbags. Here are a couple of my faves.

Clockwise from left: Rebecca Minkoff Straw M.A.C Bombe bag, Kate Spade New York ‘little shyla’ clutch, Tory Burch ‘Norah’ Envelope Clutch, Milly ‘Mini’ Nappa Leather Clutch, McQ Alexander McQueen ‘Amwell – Mini’ Crossbody Bag, Stella McCartney Falabella Shaggy Deer Fold Over Tote.

 

 

 

 

jen’s picks: green goods for the new year

It’s a new year! With it come new goals, new habits and a fresh start. If you’re like me, always trying to find great new ways to make your day-to-day a little more planet-friendly, making room for more green products in your life is definitely on your 2012 agenda. Here are my favorite natural products to start off the year:

Clockwise from left: University red rope sole shoes by TOMS; Stella McCartney animal print scarf; tarte LipSurgence™ matte lip tint (it’s vegan!); Hanky Panky low rise underwearScandal candle; Celery Street journal; Naturally Fresh crystal deodorant; Kaia House Organics soy nail polish remover; Alex and Ani bangle set; Resnack it bags!

Share your favorite eco-friendly tips and products in the comments section. What green goods are you planning — or have already — incorporated into your daily routine?