How do I know it's summer? I hear bees and see flowers blooming; I'm working out because that beach vacation is looming. I watch baby birds as they learn to fly; I welcome new beginnings into my life. And yes, I write terrible jingles that barely rhyme. Actually, I know summer is upon us because … Continue reading In the Mood for Sexy Summer Dresses
We've all been there at one point or another, whether our travels have taken us far away for weeks or across town for a night. I'm referring to the moment when we open our luggage to find something gooey has spilled out from the contents of our toiletry or cosmetics bag. It doesn't matter how … Continue reading Happy Travels with the Feed Bag Cosmetic Kit
Spring is here - the days are longer, warmer and suddenly there's sexy in the air. And slight panic, as women everywhere realize that in just three short months their derrieres will be bare by the pool and on the beach. Yes, it's bikini season, ladies, and while tightening and tanning is totally your business, … Continue reading The 9 Sexiest Bikinis of 2009
It sounds so trite, but the more I've learned to love myself, the greater my capacity is to open my heart to others. One way I practice strengthening my self-love muscle is through self-care, which includes buying myself lingerie rather than waiting for someone to buy it for me. There's something special about treating myself … Continue reading Heart Day Every Day
Whether or not you're planning a flight to a faraway land (carbon credited, of course), the Voyager Shawl offers a dose of the exotic. I can't afford to "buy now" over at Travelocity, but I can at least imagine myself zipping along a charming coastal road on my Vespa - Positano, perhaps? - wrapped in … Continue reading Venture Anywhere with the Voyager Shawl
It's true what they say: time flies while you're having fun. 2008 at EcoSalon was chock full of fun, from the top of our eco fashionista heads down to the bottom of our little greenie toes. This was a spectacular year for the art and business of green garb. Environmentally conscious fashion designers from all … Continue reading Eco Fashion Favorites of 2008
I know the month is December, the season is winter and the days and nights are pure brrrrrrr, but bear with me - I'm in the mood for spring. I could wait until after the holidays to spout my springtime cheer, but why? The rain just stopped and the sunshine is peeking through the hovering … Continue reading Whatever the Season, I’ll Be Wearing the Whitney Coat
They're watching you - the advertisers and marketing gurus - keeping track of your every eco-purchase. And since the so-called green "trend" doesn't seem to be such a trend after all (see What's the Story), these marketing experts are watching more closely, and with green colored glasses. Who is this green fashion consumer and what … Continue reading What’s Your Type?
I already know there's a reader out there who will find this post extravagant, excessive and possibly even outrageous. And if that reader is you, rest assured that I can hear you already. You're saying things like "don't waste our time. It's ridiculous to pay that for a dress or a coat, when the sky … Continue reading I Dare You to Read This Post About Alabama Chanin
It's early Sunday morning in late November and I don't want to leave the cuddly warmth of my down duvet. If I had special powers I would wiggle my nose and a handsome prince would appear with a cup of hot coffee and the New YorkTimes. But since my nose doesn't wiggle that way, I … Continue reading The Perfect Fall to Winter to Spring Cover Up
I'm not one to clutter my closet with the latest trends - my fashion focus is more about quality than quantity. But when I see a sexy tee the likes of which has graced the cover of one or two fashion mags, I don't shy away. Mostly because I wear my tees until they're torn … Continue reading Eco-Trendy Tees at Sublet
I know we talk endlessly about tees at EcoSalon, but there's always a new design popping up that catches my eye. And even in the winter months, a short-sleeve tee worn over a thin long-sleeve tee is perfectly stylish and appropriate. I recently found two tees that are on my to-buy list for fall. The … Continue reading Two Tees for All Seasons
I'm a California girl so I don't talk much about wool coats or down jackets. Maybe 5/365 I'll need more than a sweater, scarf and light jacket, so I'm set with my two timeless cold-weather coats. But sometimes it's hard to resist all the hoodies and leather jackets and pea coats! The eco-movement has inspired … Continue reading Hard to Resist Eco-Coats
T-shirts are big right now. Everywhere you look, a new logo or eco-statement printed on yet one more tee"¦not that there's anything wrong with that. So here's another to add to your repertoire if your eco-heart desires. The new line from Humanity Ink combines 70% bamboo, 30% organic cotton and soy ink. Every piece of … Continue reading I Can’t Believe I’m Wearing Another Eco-Tee
Just as we can't judge a book by its cover, we shouldn't choose a shampoo simply for its smell. It may smell terrific, but is it filled with chemicals and artificial fragrances that will weigh down your wavy mane? Or maybe it boasts "fragrance-free" but lists unpronounceable ingredients that are sure to damage your 'do. … Continue reading Tame Those Tresses: Best Eco Friendly Shampoo, Conditioner, and Hair Care
When it comes to treating myself well, let's just say it's taken time, but I now consider myself an expert in the art of self-care. My focus covers the insides and outsides; spirit and body; brain and brawn. I take time to read, practice yoga, run, laugh, love, take naps, get manicures, share with friends, … Continue reading PATYKA: Organic Self-Care in a Bottle
Who doesn't love a baby? Even if you're pre-procreation or just undecided in the "bringing a human into the world" department, it's hard to resist the soft skin and fresh smell of a little bundle. When my sister-in-law gave birth to my nephew I wanted to steal him, I mean buy him...every outfit on the … Continue reading A Little Lark for Your Little Bundle
When I think of felt - I think of 5th grade. That's the year my best friend, Eden, and I created a 2-foot-high UCLA basketball player out of papier-mache. We captured him mid-stride with an orange Styrofoam basketball hanging from his hand. The light blue and yellow uniform, socks and shoes were made with felt. … Continue reading Have You Ever Felt So Green?
I'm a giver. Finding an item that seems perfectly suited for a friend is like happening upon a buried treasure - I can't pass it up! I buy and give and it doesn't have to be any one's birthday or anniversary. (This in no way makes me immune to the talent of taking, by the … Continue reading I’m Forked!
I, Kim Derby, would really like you to get busy. Why? Because sex, my friends, is good for the planet. Tell your friends, tell your neighbors, tell your...well, if you're doing this properly, you probably won't need to tell them. I know all of you smart, sophisticated eco-vixens have it in you. Here's why going … Continue reading More Sex, Ladies: the Planet Is Counting on You!