Favourite eco style sale finds!

December 29, 2009 by Jen Marsden · Comments Off 

MANDALA300Perhaps you received a fat cheque for Christmas. Perhaps you didn’t. But the New Year is surely on its way, following in the footsteps of the January sales. And we’ve sussed out the greenest fashion style finds to make it easier for you! Jen Marsden writes.

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Top 10 statement necklaces

December 21, 2009 by Jen Marsden · Leave a Comment 

Necklace1An instant outfit updater, a statement necklace is the go-to accessory for anyone worth their fashion salt right now and can work wonders for a tired LBD, a simple white shirt or a snugly jumper. Louise Black has rounded up ten absolute showstoppers: all available now and all ethically produced.

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EXCLUSIVE Interview with Lally’s Closet owner

December 21, 2009 by Maria Kaski · 1 Comment 

We love vintage at Greenmystyle.com. It’s an eco, stylish and often wallet-friendly way to add new gems to your wardrobe. So with the launch of Lally’s closet, an online vintage retail space, scheduled for November 23rd, we talk to its owner Topsy about stocking Tom Ford and enthralling vintage neophytes. Lucie Goulet writes.
The idea for Lally’s Closet, the new vintage shop on the web, sprang from a thrill familiar to all vintage lovers: “the feeling of discovering something that is exclusively yours, knowing that not a single soul will have the same”. Not your average vintage shop, Lally’s Closet also stores new designs from emerging createurs, including remade pieces.
Hi Topsy, thank you for taking the time to chat to Greenmystyle.com. Firstly, Why did you decide to open a vintage shop?
I have loved fashion since I was very young, and I have a passion for vintage and all things unique, so the shop has been in my head for a number of years it’s only just now that I have been able to bring it to life. I have always wanted to create a platform for emerging designers, as I studied fashion design myself and I understand how difficult it is to break through in this very tough industry.
How do you choose the designers you sell?
The designers are chosen for their design skills and uniqueness, and above all else their passion for their work.
How do you source the vintage garments?
We source the vintage garments from various places worldwide, we try to have a varied collection of vintage items.
What makes Lally’s Closet stand out from the other vintage shops in London?
We are very lucky in London to have so many wonderful vintage stores, however Lally’s Closet is different because we are online therefore accessible to everyone in the UK and beyond. We also stock new collections by emerging fashion designers.
We understand that not everyone enjoys rummaging through vintage shops. People might live in areas where good vintage shops just don’t exist so we aim to bring the best vintage pieces to the comfort of your own home. We wash all of our garments where possible, and many pieces are re-worked with a modern twist so we like to think that as well as appealing to avid vintage fans we might also convert those new to vintage shopping! Our vintage garments have been pre-loved, cared for by us and then hopefully cherished by our customers.
Most of the designer collections we stock are either one-off pieces or uniquely available from Lally’s closet.
We will also be stocking Lally’s Closet own branded new items, such as gorgeous iPods and travel card holders, useful and lovely things!
Who is your target customer?
We hope that we have something that appeals to everyone! Whether that is a brand new one-off dress by one of emerging designers or perhaps it’s a re-worked dress that you couldn’t imagine life without, we aim to have wide appeal.
Did environmental concerns play any roles in your decision? Do you have any green rules?
I do believe that each and every one of us should be more concerned about the environment and our impact upon it. The fashion industry alone is quite a big culprit, from the chemicals used in production to landfill waste, but people are now becoming more aware and I think that projects such as Make Your mark in fashion and LCF’s Centre for Sustainable Fashion are having such a positive affect on the industry.
We are concerned about environmental issues at Lally’s closet, and as such we aim to use recycled paper and biodegradable packaging where possible, and obviously vintage clothing in our opinion is the most wonderful way to recycle!  But being green or ethical is not what we aim our USP to be. It’s not something we shout about because we believe that these things should be an intrinsic part of any responsible brand. So we aim to sell beautiful things, that just happen to be ethical.
What are your plans for the future of Lally’s Closet?
We’d love for Lally’s Closet to be recognised as a brand in it’s own right, to be the place to get your vintage clothes. We are planning to launch our own collection very soon, so watch this space!
It would also be amazing to help launch the career of the next Tom Ford though our Designers Closet section.

lally-closet-1We love vintage at Greenmystyle.com. It’s an eco, stylish and often wallet-friendly way to add new gems to your wardrobe. So to celebrate last month’s launch of Lally’s closet, an online vintage retail space, we’ve been talking to its owner Topsy about stocking Tom Ford and enthralling vintage neophytes. Lucie Goulet writes.

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Top 10 festive & dazzling decorations for your home

December 17, 2009 by Jen Marsden · Leave a Comment 

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Are you looking for inspiration for gorgeous, stylish and green decorations for your Christmas tree, bannisters, and homely hearth?  With so many lovely options to choose from that can last for years to come it was hard to pick. But a few songs of festive cheer and a mince pie to sustain us, we finally selected our favourites! Mandy Barder writes.

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A rocking year for designer Christopher Raeburn

December 17, 2009 by Jen Marsden · Leave a Comment 

raeburn300We interviewed cutting edge British fashion designer Christopher Raeburn way back in March, but since then he’s been a very busy bee indeed. To top off his spectacular year, Raeburn has recently been announced as one of the recipients of the British Fashion Council’s prestigious NEWGEN award. Louise Black writes.

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Foodie prestige with Veggie Awards

December 11, 2009 by Jen Marsden · Leave a Comment 

veggieawards300What do Stella McCartney and Leona Lewis have in common with Joss Stone and Amanda Holden? All of these famous ladies share a soft spot for good food that is full of flavour but free of meat. For them, and for all the other vegetarians out there, Cook Vegetarian! Magazine has decided to nominate and award the best vegetarian products on the market with the first ever Veggie Awards 2010. Eleni Sardi writes.

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Budding bookworms: gifts for the eco kid

December 11, 2009 by Maria Kaski · Leave a Comment 

loraxA new wave of children’s books tackling recycling and climate change has arrived on the literary scene. Packed full of images and easy to digest facts, these books are set to give kids an insight into thinking about their effect on the planet. Maria Kaski picks her favourite eco kid’s books.

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Best beauty: Green People’s awards sweep

December 11, 2009 by Jen Marsden · Leave a Comment 

GP300Green People, a favourite natural beauty brand,has won a succession of awards in recent months proving once again that it’s top of the eco-beauty game. Eleni Sardi reports. Read more

Sneak preview: ReVampt gets quilted with V&A special exhibition

December 11, 2009 by Jen Marsden · Leave a Comment 

tablefortwo300If Oscar de la Renta’s recent pre-fall couture collection is anything to go by, we will all be coveting patchwork in the new year, but if high-end luxury loveliness is a little too costly for both your purse and your planet then maybe ReVampt have the answer with its new collection of patchworks, launching in February.  Louise Black writes.
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Get in gear with brilliant bikes for Christmas

December 10, 2009 by Jen Marsden · Leave a Comment 

Sonnet_Bliss_Claret_3Q_19x18Of all the things that might be waiting under the tree on Christmas morning, nothing beats a bright, shiny new bike tied up with a ribbon. A beautiful bicycle is the perfect gift for anyone thinking about minimising their carbon footprint, getting fit or just getting out and about. Louise Black chooses the best buys for even the choosiest of Christmas customers.

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