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Emma Watson Is Going Green on the Red Carpet This Month

Emma Watson is going green. The actress is taking part in Livia Firth’s Green Carpet Challenge this September as she promotes her film Regression. Watson kicked things off by regramming images from her stylist Sarah Slutsky, detailing their new commitment to ethical clothing. 

 

Television junket continues! Love this chic little @Erdemlondon dress created from fabrics sourced in Italy and produced in Portugal! The suppliers and producers of these bad-ass boots by @Alexawagnershoes are located in Milan. Alexa Wagner is proud of their quality control systems, the excellent workspace and atmosphere provided for their employees. Jewels from @MoniquePean who strives to raise awareness of art, culture and global environmental issues through design, and is committed to partnering with artisans around the world to support traditional craftsmanship. Love this Feminine/Masculin Bag (because traits of both is beautiful!) by @clarevivier who roots herself in the Los Angeles design community, where her line has been made exclusively since 2008. Team on #beauty @charlottehayward @visapyyapy @emmawatson

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A quick trip to Slutsky’s Instagram page and you will see a few pictures of Ms. Watson’s outfits accompanied by captions explaining the garments and where they came from. In one image, she highlights an Erdem dress whose fabric was sourced from Italy. In another, Watson is wearing an Edun dress, a brand which Slutsky notes is “building long-term, sustainable growth opportunities by supporting manufacturers, community-based initiatives and partnering with African artists and artisans.”

 

Second look of the day… A sleek, merino dress by @edun . EDUN is building long-term, sustainable growth opportunities by supporting manufacturers, community-based initiatives and partnering with African artists and artisans. Paired with flats by @paulandrew whose shoes are all handmade in Italy by artisans who have been making shoes for decades, some for generations (love dressing up a flat– comfort is key!). Rings by the family owned @VIERIhautejoaillerie ! VIERI believes that responsible behavior and luxury are inseparably linked, and that this relationship helps to define the new vision of luxury. Every piece is made with respect for people and the environment, and has maximum impact on the well-being of people who experience it. Earrings by @jfisherjewelry manufactured in NYC with all conflict free stones. Handbag by @lautemshop — Lautem is obsessed with excellence in Design, Production and Ethics in Business Management. Lautem believes that haste is the enemy of excellence. That is the reason why they committed themselves to the production of beautiful objects made to last. Of course @charlottehayward and @visapyyapy on beauty!

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The project helps heighten awareness of exactly where this luxury clothing is coming from and also highlights the effect fashion has globally. The economies the fashion industry supports (for better or for worse) are numerous and it puts into perspective that sustainable fashion is important to all of us – no matter where we come from.

We will definitely be watching to see what other outfits Slutsky dreams up for Watson as she carries on with her press tour.

[h/t Telegraph]

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J.Crew Is Going Old School in an Effort to Woo Back Customers

Image: Toronto Star via Getty Images

Image: Toronto Star via Getty Images

Things haven’t been going so well for J.Crew as of late and now the retailer is scrambling to find ways to woo back the customers they’ve been losing. Since creative director Jenna Lyons took the helm, J.Crew has transformed from a mall store frequented by wealthy, preppy soccer moms to a favorite of the fashion set – but that hasn’t necessarily been good for sales. You can only sell so many rhinestone-embellished denim skinnies and sequin pencil skirts, after all. Now, J.Crew is looking to win back customers by kicking it old school.

[ See: J.Crew Fall 2015 Runway ]

CEO Mickey Drexler says the retailer will roll out a selection of heritage items that will feature clothes, well, that normal people wear. WWD mentions “ballet flats, cashmere, the Jackie cardigans, the Regent blazers, washed shirts and denim.” Yup – just regular, good-quality garments. J.Crew will also devote less energy to its Collection range, which from a fashion standpoint is a little disappointing but necessary, we suppose, for the retailer’s survival.

[via WWD]

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Sydney-Based Label House of Cannon Heading to NYFW

House of Cannon

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House of Cannon made its first Fashion Week Australia debut in April this year, and now the Sydney-based label is already set to present at the prestigious New York Fashion Week on September 9.

House of Cannon’s Annie Cannon-Brookes will be showcasing for Gen Art, an organisation which discovers new talent in film, fashion music and art, as part of its Gen Art Fresh Faces in Fashion runway.

House of Cannon was the only Aussie label chosen, alongside finalists including UK women’s and men’s ready-to-wear brand Ada + Nik and New York’s own Daniel Silverstain.

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This Pair Of Yeezy Boosts Will Literally Cost You A Kidney

Remember when Kanye West‘s limited-edish Yeezy Boost 350 sneakers sold out in less than 15 minutes? Well, now there’s a way to get your hands (slash feet) on a pair. And if you’d give your kidney to know how, then congratulations, friend, because that’s exactly what it will cost you. 

People are always joking that they would give a kidney for a pair of yeezy’s!!Well here’s your chance, I’m 26 with 2…

Posted by Matt Neal on Thursday, 27 August 2015

A chap from the US state of Michigan has proposed the following trade: his coveted Kanye kicks in exchange for your life-saving kidney donation. 26-year-old Matt Neal posted on the ‘What Did You Wear Today?’ Facebook page, putting out the call for type B+ donors who might be up for making the trade. (more…)

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Seafolly Dumps Megan Gale’s Isola Label

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Photo Getty

It was only five years ago that Seafolly and Megan Gale partnered up to create swimwear label Isola, but now Seafolly would like to cut ties with the model’s brand. 

The dumping follows the news that L Capital Asia, the Asian arm of global luxury brand LVMH, gained a controlling 70 per cent stake in Seafolly late last year.

The private equity firm’s main goal during the acquisition was to lead Seafolly into global growth and build it into a lifestyle brand, but it doesn’t believe Isola has what it takes to go international. (more…)

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Fashion’s Finest Talk Social Media for Net-a-Porter’s The EDIT Cover

Photo: Victor Demarchelier/ courtesy of The EDIT, NET-A-PORTER.com

Photo: Victor Demarchelier/ courtesy of The EDIT, NET-A-PORTER.com

Net-a-Porter has tapped the world’s most stylish and influential women for its latest issue of The EDIT, looking to frequent FROW-sitters Poppy Delevingne, Laura Bailey, Chloe Norgaard, Nicole Warne and Julia Restoin Roitfeld for the cover.

The party of five make up “The Style Council” for Net-a-Porter’s fully shoppable social media app The Net Set, which has today lifted its invitation-only access and opened to the public.

As part of their cover role, the girls share their thoughts on social media in fashion. Australian fashion blogger Nicole, who has also landed covers for ELLE AustraliaLucky and Renegade Collective, said, “For me, it was like breathing. You draw so much inspiration from the content you find online.” (more…)

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