Thursday, September 26, 2013

New Goals

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 I have new goals.

Remember my first post? It was on Label Noir, a young Danish ecofriendly but super cool fashion brand.

My interest in sustainable fashion never died. But I guess that, for a while, I preferred to close my eyes and behave as a perfect "unconscious consumer", someone who does not know the consequences of the own shopping choices and attitudes on our society, the communities which produce our goods, the environment, and even the world's economy and the extraction-production-sale&disposal-use-waste system through which our clothes are provided, bought, and eventually thrown away.

But if you do know (and it is not necessary to be an expert to understand these things, you just need to open your eyes and look for the truth) then you cannot go on behaving inconsistently. Knowing is power. Many of us do not know, even more of us do not want to know (which was my case, until about one month ago). Should you want to open your eyes, there is a easy to understand, fast-paced, and very well explained video about the underside of our production and consumption patterns here.

Style, and by that I mean that drive that makes you choose what you are going to wear, how your hair should look like, whether you are going to wear a red lipstick or black nail polish, that desire to express your taste and personality and ultimately, to feel good in your own skin and with your own image does not have to compromise our environment.
At the same time, a safe environment does not have to bring to a decadence of style.

Of course I still love fashion. This is still a style blog. Trying to eliminate my need for beauty, and those little things that make your look, home, garden, table, office, any ambience you live in and thus your life prettier would be wrong. Human beings (some more, some less) have the gift of aesthetics. There is art in us. And that's a beautiful thing that makes us special.

We just forgot that money and those who hold it, or would like to do so, are giving us rules of behavior (and mostly of consumption!) so that we think we are striving for beauty and creativity, while in fact we are being puppets who play their game. The problem is not really their willingness to be rich. As far as I am concerned, they can make all the money they want. The real problem is that the ways they have designed to provide that money is destroying many things that are extremely important as only they have the power to give happiness: a balanced worldwide wealth, health, water, oxigen, non contaminated materials to build our stuff, time, and more.
That is why our drive for style, which is nothing wrong, should not compromise our happiness.

Style and a healthy environment: I cannot live without either of them.
That is why my equation has to enclose both of them.
I have new goals: living a life that embeds style and sustainability in the same way.


I will have to change a couple of things... And I already know it is hard to always know what the roght decision is ( "is it really organic"? "It is fair trade, but it has been transported all this way to Europe to let me buy it..."). But it is worth trying at least. And I will try. It is a promise. 

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

A Life in Sweet Pastels

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My second thankful memories set:

-from Paris with love
-London sweetness
-I <3 a="" href="http://www.gvn-styleblog.blogspot.ch/2012/07/vintage-city-bike.html">my bike
-Caviar for my nails
-The world is going cronuts!

Which one of my memories is your favorite?

Monday, September 9, 2013

My Love for Natural and Sustainable Beauty Product

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After choosing vegetarianism at the age of 13, and after starting making sure that at least 70% of my food is organic and local (something I started doing one year ago), my heart is now increasingly growing for those products and that lifestyle that wants to find new ways to fulfill our need for beauty and our empathy for the earth we are living on.
More and more often, I find myself deeply questioning the type of life most of us (included myself!) are living, and the type of production and cosumption chain we are sustaining.
Short bracket: I will soon get back to you with some considerations on my closet and the clothes it stores. Bracket closed.
That is why, more and more often, I prefer to pick my products at health shops and organic shelfs in supermarkets. I am trying to discover as many stores, products and brands of this kind as I can. It is so hard to be sure that the product you are buying and taking home with you really is as sustainable as possible tough. I am reading every label and package to find out as much as possible. So should you guys have great suggestions for me, please, go ahead and let me know!
In the picture, you can see my last beauty purchases.
Do you know them already? Do you like them? What do you think about them? I am looking forward to your comments and inputs! 

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Colorful Memories

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Going through my Flickr account and looking at the impressions I collected, I started thinking that it is a pity I am not making more out of my old pictures. My pictures are my memories: so many stories, so many moments. I should say thank you more often. 
So, dear life, this is my way to show gratitude to you. Thank you for letting me have all these different moments.

1. Cheer-me-up colors for my nails! (Ciat)
2. Happy bangles (SYL)
4. Cordoba's scents
Should there be any problems with the copyright of the pictures I posted, please send me an e-mail at giorgiavonn@gmail.com and I'll remove them as soon as possible, thank you.