September 8, 2011

Eco Fashion Picks of the Week: Upcycled Bike Tubes, Convertible Jewelry & Latest from Maria Moyer.

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Like bikes? Yes you do, you’re an Elephant reader. Well then you’ll dig the accessories from Urban Lace.

How do you toughen up fall’s decidedly sweet, ladylike looks? With a delicate-yet-bold filigreed cuff from Portland-based Urban Lace, that’s how. The eco friendly jewelry line adds a little oomph to your style that’s as unexpected as the material it’s made from – recycled bicycle inner tubes gathered from local bike shops.

If you could only one accessory, what would it be? Sometimes the best way to simplify is to find one hot item that serves multiple purposes. Enter, convertible jewelry.

Nowadays, designers are really having to develop their collections in a holistic way, being attuned not only to seasons and color trends, but to how versatile their pieces can be. In the case of jewelry line Mi Asunta, donning each piece is an expression of the wearer and luckily, there are many ways to be expressive.

We caught up with designer Sara Brancato at Market in New York City, showing A/W ’11 and got her to show us a piece that does double-duty, triple-duty, and more. Enjoy this behind-the-scenes footage – we’ll let Sara show you how much her jewelry can do.

Fashion for a cause? Maria Moyer’s latest collection, Blue, which opens to the public on September 8, 2011 is donating 20% of sales to Waves for Water. Check out the interview with her about the new collection.

Have you seen photos of plankton under a microscope? They are gorgeous. I will have a life-time of inspiration from them alone. Many of them come with a silica-based armor (not unlike porcelain) that protects them from predators – a most complex and miraculous architecture. If their beauty doesn’t get your attention, the facts might: Phytoplankton, including algae, sink more carbon than our Earth’s forests and they are also, as you said, a huge part of the world’s food chain. Beauty and power. To know them is to LOVE them.

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