Category: <span>My Outfits</span>

Would You Wear the Same Outfit Every Day for a Whole Year?

Would You Wear the Same Outfit Every Day for a Whole Year?

Recently on Instagram I ‘met’ Jessica Bohme (@sustainabilitybooster) a capsule wardrobe enthusiast who is undertaking one of the biggest sustainable fashion challenges I’ve heard of to date: wearing the same dress for 1 year. That’s right. One simple black v-neck dress for 365 days. She dresses it up, dresses it down but if you look closely,...

Fair Trade Not Aid with Kaleidoscope Global

Fair Trade Not Aid with Kaleidoscope Global

What do you do when someone admits to you in an email that they are going through a divorce and “needs to make their ethical business work before having to look for a ‘day’ job”? You arrange to call them. Emailing back and forth just didn’t seem the appropriate response for a disclosure this honest. It...

Do You Share the Green Philosophy?

Do You Share the Green Philosophy?

When Malcolm Turnball was voted in as the new leader of the Australian Liberal Party by party members -thus crowning him Australia’s prime minister- educated citizens, politicos, bogans, LBGT members and greenies alike jumped on social media and Twitter particularly to show their collective approval. I was on there too of course; typing, hashtagging (#AusPol #LibSpill) and...

Ethical Designer Spotlight: Tanya Coelho of Zefyr Jewels

Ethical Designer Spotlight: Tanya Coelho of Zefyr Jewels

“How do ‘eco-friendly’ western designers ensure their labels are operating ethically and by eco standards when their manufacturers are across the globe?”   When I read this question in an email pitch from Jess Noble, head of communications at Zefyr Jewels, I knew that I would work with them. Unlike many emails from brands that end up...

A Tomboy’s Guide to Eco Stylishness

A Tomboy’s Guide to Eco Stylishness

Each person has a particular style. Some love minimalist design and wear monochromatic everything. Some women are disciples of bohemian fashion complete with wavy hair, colourful prints and excessive layers of arm bangles. Some enjoy sexing up their fashion with a smear of red lipstick, fake lashes and figure-hugging outfits. As for me? My style has undergone many transformations and...

The Worst Ethical Fashion Photo Shoot Ever

The Worst Ethical Fashion Photo Shoot Ever

Despite all the vegetarian food I prepare, inspiring memes I distribute on my social media platforms and the hard work I put in to promoting ethical consumerism and sustainable living, I am still only human. I’m far from perfect. Like everyone else, I have faults. These faults also show up at the worst times. Case...

Eco Hot in COSSAC Fashion

Eco Hot in COSSAC Fashion

“Did she really use the term ‘Eco Hot’?” I bet that’s what you’re thinking, right? In fact, if you were, I don’t blame you. I’d be thinking it too. But here’s why I used the term: #ECOHOT is the unique hash tag ethical brand COSSAC Fashion uses to refer to, well their brands’ edgy, sexy...

What’s Your Signature Sustainable Style?

What’s Your Signature Sustainable Style?

“Fashions fade. Style is eternal” – Yves St Laurent For this week’s #FriendshipFeb post, ethical fashion blogger Jackie Pinedo of A Daily Joy blog and I decided to focus on fashion – which is the predominant theme of both our blogs. As fashion is such a wide-ranging topic, I decided to focus particularly on sustainable...

‘Ugly’ is in the Eye of the Beholder

‘Ugly’ is in the Eye of the Beholder

Artfully applying a nude lippie first thing in the morning was a habit that was hard for me to shrug. So was the straightening of my hair (or perfecting the curls) with my GHD. Every day I flicked the liquid eyeliner up and above, winging it further like the stroke of the Nike symbol. I...

The Thrifted Dress He Can’t Stand

The Thrifted Dress He Can’t Stand

If you’re a woman who dresses purely to impress a man – your man or men in general – this is not a blog post for you. Best be clear about this at the beginning. Perhaps you should be reading Cosmo instead. That magazine caters to women who care about crap like that. I am...