by elephantjournal.com on Apr 1, 2013
This might be the ultimate April Fool’s day post—I was google-image-searching for “assless jeans,” looking to write an April Fool’s post making fun of American Apparel’s neverending (and successful) search to offend the world and further-sexualize women through fashion. And google offered up this (click image for more):
by Rob Pollak on Mar 21, 2013
I put together a simple flow chart to address the question that women everywhere are asking: What do I wear to yoga class to prevent people from seeing my inner warrior?
by elephantjournal.com on Mar 17, 2013
Beauty should be an expression of the healthy relationship you have with yourself. “Know then that the body is merely a garment. Go seek the wearer, not the cloak.” ~ Rumi I recently read a couple of articles on “beauty privilege,” from respected feminist writers Autumn Whitefield-Mandrano and Hugo Schwyzer, each giving their unique take [...]
by elephantjournal.com on Mar 15, 2013
A few months ago, I decided to green my closet. As I shared here, that process was surprisingly easy and painless. Inspired and feeling pretty proud by the progress I had made, it seemed only logical that the next step would be to green my personal care routine. I was expecting this to be just [...]
by elephantjournal.com on Mar 5, 2013
Every once and a while a book comes along that changes my outlook on life. Elizabeth Cline’s Overdressed is one of those books. In her book, Cline looks at the impact that cheap and trendy retailers, like H&M, Forever 21, etc., have on our world. It turns out that the $10 dress or shirt [...]
by elephantjournal.com on Mar 4, 2013
by elephantjournal.com on Feb 12, 2013
It’s really that simple. You’ll want become organic and grow green overnight after learning these things: >> Chemicals in non-organic skin care and body products damage your skin and make it prone to long-term health effects. Avoid any products that contain ingredients that begin with methyl-, ethyl-, propyl-, poly-, and any that contain “eth,” “oleth,” etc. [...]
by Trista Hendren on Jan 24, 2013
Source: blogs.vogue.es via kotryna on Pinterest Imagine someone telling you that you were not allowed to wear jeans anymore. How would that feel for you? Now imagine it was another woman, pointing her finger at you and telling you authoritatively that you should not be wearing those “oppressive jeans.” Imagine that woman “cared” so much [...]
by elephantjournal.com on Dec 30, 2012
“Buy less, choose well, and mix it all.”~ Vivienne Westwood 8:04am: Yawn, stretch, coffee…I really need espresso. No, better yet a smoothie. No, a smoothie with espresso in it. 9:36am: Alright, time to get dressed (enters wardrobe room…yes, I have a wardrobe room). Oooooh, I want to wear these boots today. Wait, where’s the other one? [...]
by elephantjournal.com on Nov 10, 2012
Source: thatkindofwoman.tumblr.com via Devina on Pinterest I’m working class and I always have been. Raised by a single mother in Detroit, I grew to know the value of money and the values our culture places on having it early. When a family is trying to make it—to have enough food and quality shelter, to do [...]
by elephantjournal.com on Nov 7, 2012
Cowgirl boots. Who doesn’t love ‘em? Soft, buttery leather, every color under the rainbow, cut and embroidered and dyed and stained and embellished with all sorts of wonderful cowgirl things, those clickety-clackety heels that make us feel oh-so-fancy as we strut on by. That’s right. Everyone loves cowgirl boots. Cowgirl boots are my dilemma. I’m [...]
by elephantjournal.com on Oct 20, 2012
With thanks to our sponsor, Sivana. Sivana sells really awesome OM & Yoga clothing and eastern imports. With eastern philosophy rooted in the core of Sivana, our mission is to bring you comfort in your journey discovering the ancient practice of yoga and your movement towards sustainable living. The Meaning of the word: Sivana (Si-va-na) Oasis of Enlightenment. We hope to help you awaken [...]
by Doreen Hing on Oct 15, 2012
A Non Surgical Way To Re-Sculpt Calves (Part One) Hands down (or rather feet down), my regular yoga practice helped to resculpt my “chunky and plumpy” fat calves and I have boots to prove it… For those who have big, chubby, chunky, fat, muscular, plumpy, strong, sausage calves and want (or need!) to wear knee [...]
by elephantjournal.com on Oct 6, 2012
I like the chemical combustion of peroxide and powered bleach mingling with the scent of freshly brewed coffee in the morning.
by David G Arenson ND on Oct 3, 2012
Where does guilt start…and at what does it end?
by Tiffanie DeBartolo on Oct 3, 2012
Stevie’s Lesson: Be Who You Are. When I was a teenager, my sister, Nikki, came into my room as I was getting ready for a big first date and told me that I should stop listening to annoying music and fix my hair if I wanted the boy I was going out with to like [...]
by EcoSalon on Sep 27, 2012
Create your own style…let it be unique for yourself and yet identifiable for others. ~ Anna Wintour On simplicity, little black dresses, perceived beauty and how to have it all: 20 quotes about style. It’s time for a little style pick-me-up so here are some of the best style and fashion quotes of all time. We can all probably [...]
by elephantjournal.com on Sep 12, 2012
Hello, my name is Josh Holleb, and I am the founder of Totem Industries. We are a local Boulder company that has been working in the organic and recycled apparel industry since 2004. We have just launched our first Kickstarter Campaign for our Sustainable Workwear Project, and need your help to pre-sell our products to [...]
by Robert Sturman on Sep 10, 2012
The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious.
by Starre Vartan on Jun 19, 2012
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by elephantjournal.com on May 16, 2012
I am opening up a big can of whoop-a** on the Lululemon dynasty. I’ve been inspired in part by an elephant journal article on yoga uniforms in the West. I can’t say that I’d really thought about it before that point other than discussing the tiny outfits that come romping through my yoga class. Let [...]
by Jessica Durivage on Mar 29, 2012
Doing a proper—not necessarily perfect—yoga pose, based on alignment principles and a basic understanding of what yoga is, is grounded in connecting with source and self.
by Brooke Kochel on Mar 12, 2012
The Sydney Opera House in Australia makes a great backdrop for cool yoga poses to share on Facebook and make your friends jealous. Oh, I’m kidding. We yogis, don’t have pride. We’re egoless and perfect. We just post such pictures to share our vision of unity as Citizens of the World; to put power behind the idea of non-duality.
by Carre Otis on Mar 9, 2012
Several thoughts became crystal clear: I’m not the youngest model here. . .I’m not the tallest model here. . .And I’m certainly not the thinnest…But I may very well be the happiest!
by Brooke Kochel on Mar 6, 2012
Don’t wear your favorite yoga pants without a nice, cozy thong underneath it. Just remember, every time you wear them and you do a nice hip opener, those threads are getting loose alongside your thighs. And let’s assume you’re washing them after every use (let’s just go ahead and pray you’re washing them). As your body frees from its limitations, so do yo’ pants girlfrien’. It’s the urban legend you’ve heard about. The naked at school nightmare you dream about. It’s taking “playing doctor” to new cosmic heights. It’s happened to me, it could happen to you.
by Waylon Lewis on Mar 4, 2012
These are hysterical. You musta been so depressed when you wore these! If you, like me, wear just about all vintage ’cause it’s the eco-est and the styles are better and more fun and when you’re getting boring backend computer stuff done for your burgeoning business with the good folks at iSupportu it’s just a [...]
by Starre Vartan on Mar 4, 2012
Her latest collection, shown yesterday at the Box in Lincoln Center as part of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, was “..inspired by the eternal revolution channeling the spirits of Jim Morrison, Aldous Huxley, and William Blake,” according to the show notes. So our greatest rock ‘n roll poet, a mind-as-world author and poet, and mystical Romantic poet? Beauty described via detail and repeated elements would not be an improper way to describe Suzanne Rae’s collection.
by Starre Vartan on Feb 28, 2012
Gretchen Jones never fails to impress—her design aesthetic moves beyond her clothes and into her always thought-provoking presentations.
by Kate Bartolotta on Feb 17, 2012
You are just as precious as the gem you are wearing.
by Marylee Fairbanks on Jan 10, 2012
The more he used words like adorable and love, the more I believed that I was a hat person.
by elephantjournal.com on Dec 31, 2011
The concept of androgyny dates back centuries, referring to a person or thing that doesn’t subscribe to a single gender. By obscuring traditional gender roles an androgynous person may reflect both male and female characteristics.
by Robert Sturman on Dec 28, 2011
The miracle of Creation is that it has the potential to become Art and last throughout the ages.
by elephantjournal.com on Nov 26, 2011
What are you guys doing? What on Earth are you thinking? Why would you do that? You’re going to make jewelry for a living? Seriously?
by elephantjournal.com on Nov 24, 2011
It is hard to perfect function and beauty in a garment, especially a $78.00 pair of yoga tights, but Lululemon did a pretty good job on these.
by Lindsey Block on Nov 16, 2011
Have you gotten the Uggcitrin vaccine yet? Stay away from Uggs. They’re ugly, not fit for most winter climates and are made out of sheep skin. Sheep skin! Don’t you know how cute sheep are? Don’t think it’s cruel? Watch this. Stay away from fake Ugg boots too. They’re made out of dog fur. Dogs, [...]
by EcoSalon on Nov 3, 2011
Love fashion? Love it even more when it has a green twist? Then you’ll love EcoSalon‘s weekly roundup of eco fashion picks. Enjoy! Did you hear about the Urban Outfitters/Navajo Nation debacle? Turns out you can’t make money off of exploiting an entire culture. An interview with Sasha Houston Brown who rallied the social media community [...]
by EcoSalon on Oct 27, 2011
Love fashion? Love it even more when it has a green twist? Then you’ll love EcoSalon‘s weekly roundup of eco fashion picks. Enjoy! The latest spot for a runway? Cambodia. And it’s all about showcasing the country’s rich artistic and craft-based heritage. “There’s a lot of manufacturing here, but very little design,” says Rachel Faller, founder [...]
by EcoSalon on Oct 20, 2011
Love fashion? Love it even more when it has a green twist? Then you’ll love EcoSalon‘s weekly roundup of eco fashion picks. Enjoy! Organic yoga fashions made in the Bay Area? Yes, please. If you don’t know about Clary Sage Organics, you should. The yoga-inspired lifestyle brand is both functional and fashionable: In addition to their [...]
by Marylee Fairbanks on Oct 14, 2011
For a person who doesn’t wear make up I have a ton of makeup.
by EcoSalon on Oct 13, 2011
Love fashion? Love it even more when it has a green twist? Then you’ll love EcoSalon‘s weekly roundup of eco fashion picks. Enjoy! Even with a lot happening on the eco fashion scene, sustainable designs have yet to truly make it in the mainstream media. Why? Because corporate fashion is still monopolizing progress for indie [...]
by Lindsey Block on Oct 11, 2011
Seems like a good way to waste money, kill animals, and demean women…all in one easy step! Am I missing something here? Via E! Online: Mischa Barton apparently likes to play with her food. In a new series of photos by sometimes controversial photographer Tyler Shields, the O.C. starlet is shown biting into slabs of—get this!—raw [...]
by EcoSalon on Oct 6, 2011
Love fashion? Love it even more when it has a green twist? Then you’ll love EcoSalon’s weekly roundup of eco fashion picks. Enjoy! What’s the latest from the eco runway? From New York to Milan, the Spring/Summer 2012 lines are showing us that there is truly an ethical spirit coming to the forefront of design. [...]
by Waylon Lewis on Sep 17, 2011
Victoria’s Secret Sexy Sport. Every year, a few mainstream brands and new companies rise up to take a bit of a bite out of that delicious Lululemon demographic. Victoria’s Secret is the latest entrant, following Alo and what’s them called (we review so many). Are they eco-responsible or fair labor? Not sure. “Designed for a [...]
by EcoSalon on Sep 15, 2011
Love fashion? Love it even more when it has a green twist? Then you’ll love EcoSalon’s weekly roundup of eco fashion picks. Enjoy! NYFW — New York Fashion Week for those of you that haven’t been following along — had plenty of eco features, and if the last week is an indicator of anything, it’s [...]
by Waylon Lewis on Sep 12, 2011
“Hitler. He didn’t really care for Jews—he thought they were a bit much.” “Uh! I would kick his butt.” At the evil axis of wrong/funny/painful, lies Larry David:
by elephantjournal.com on Sep 4, 2011
“If this is A&F’s idea of a perfect butt we’ve got problems.”
by Waylon Lewis on Sep 4, 2011
Best Opening-a-Mall Commercial Ever: