14 posts tagged "Angela Lindvall"
Wear Chanel to save the environment? Well, not exactly, but buying one timeless tweed jacket instead of four trendy ones is just the kind of subtle lifestyle change Adrian Grenier and Angela Lindvall are advocating with their new eco-friendly pop-up, open today and tomorrow on Greene Street in Soho. “I’m never going to give up my Chanel pieces, because I’ll wear them forever,” Lindvall told us at a preview of the space yesterday. “It’s about knowing what you really need and finding a style that doesn’t have to be so consumptive.”
Part sustainable artwork gallery, part green goods shop, the pop-up is a joint venture between pureDKNY and SHFT. Lindvall is the face of DKNY’s environmentally minded fragrance (the bottle is recyclable and the vanilla bean that makes up its key note was sourced from female farmers in Uganda), and Grenier, along with film producer Peter Glatzer, created SHFT as an online forum that promotes an eco-conscious lifestyle that’s more Stella McCartney than Birkenstock.
The attractive activists, who first became pals through Grenier’s television show Alter Eco on the Discovery Channel, stress that it’s easy to make a difference with simple changes like turning off all the electricity during a dinner party (how romantic) or buying vintage instead of new. “The boogieman is not a good spokesperson for change. You don’t want to be preached to and you don’t want to be scared,” Grenier stressed. “It’s all about finding a balance.” You can preach to us anytime, Adrian.
The pureDKNY SHFT pop-up gallery is open to the public today, October 22, and tomorrow, at 112 Greene St.
There were plenty of eyes on Giles Deacon for his first presentation for the slightly shaky house of Ungaro, and the designer made sure there was plenty for those eyes to feast on—not only the clothes (a qualified TKO, says Tim Blanks), but the models, too. Casting has emerged as one of the big stories of the season, with many designers opting for a greatest-hits parade. Sure enough, here were some of the biggest names of the recent and slightly less recent past: Shirley Mallmann, Claudia Mason, Georgina Grenville, Angela Lindvall, Kirsten Owen. But among them was a more recent fashion obsession not to miss: Anna Dello Russo (left). (She was toting a lifelike lamb under her arm, a wink, perhaps, at the triceratops bags Deacon showed two seasons ago on his own runway.) How Ungaro will weather the future isn’t yet clear, but if it’s found a defender in ADR, its odds are so much the better.
Angela Lindvall—who’s balanced modeling with a steadfast commitment to environmental issues and awareness—recently signed on as the new face of John Hardy and the collaborator for its new sustainable jewelry collection, Hijau (“green” in Balinese). “My mission,” she says by phone from her farm in upstate New York, “was to take environmentalism to a new level—not the green-and-brown crunchy [style], more fluorescent pink graffiti—to really engage people in an inviting way.” Hence Hijau’s sparkling pink and orange stones and sliced-bamboo designs, a nod to Bali’s abundant bamboo crop. (A percentage of the profits from the new line goes to Forest Ethics, a nonprofit fighting deforestation worldwide.) Lindvall recently visited Bali with John Hardy creative director and designer Guy Bedarida, to see the new production facilities and meet the Balinese artisans working on the line. Below, she reminisces about her trip with Style.com. Continue Reading “Angela Lindvall’s Photo Diary From Bali” »
Two high-end jewelers have two high-end new campaign stars: Sienna Miller for Piaget (pictured) and Angela Lindvall for John Hardy. [WWD]
New York canvasses the market for a few favorite short-short shorts, from the affordable to the, well, Chanel (pictured). In the latter case, expect to pay about $100 per inch. [New York]
Mohammed Al Fayed has sold legendary English department store Harrods to Qatar Trust for a mere $2.2 billion. He plans to retire and spend more time with his (now even wealthier) children and grandchildren. [Racked]
Tom Ford, on the other hand, shows no signs of slowing down. In the next month, he’ll unveil two new retail stores, one in Hong Kong and one in Shanghai. [Vogue U.K.]
Dr. Kamali, we presume? The iconic designer will receive an honorary doctorate at FIT’s commencement this month. [WWD]