Starre Vartan, Founder and Editor of Eco-Chick, Featured in Whole Living Magazine!

Starre Vartan, as featured in April, 2011 Whole Living Magazine

If you follow my Tweets, I kinda gave away the fact that I was going to be the first in a new feature in Whole Living Magazine called “My Stylosophy” in April. The magazine is on newsstands now! (That’s the page, above.) It’s a jam-packed issue of green goodness, featuring other great greenies like Treehugger’s editor, Meaghan O’Neill, fellow Garrison native (and friend) bird rescuer Suzie Gilbert, Source 4 Style founder Summer Rayne Oakes, and many more amazing eco heros!

Before makeup!

Thinking ahead (and so I would always remember such a fun day), I took a few shots while we were getting ready for the shoot. It took a couple hours to do hair, makeup, and choose outfits. We shot four ensembles, which were made up of mostly my clothes (since this is a feature about personal style), with a piece or two from the awesome Whole Living eco friendly clothing racks.

Makeup! I totally forgot to ask what the artist was using….I usually just wear powder, mascara, lipstain and maybe some eyeliner when I go out so I can be oblivious about makeup sometimes!

The dress I’m wearing in the final shot is by Covet (here it is on the model) ; I’m a big fan of the label and own a couple of their pieces from seasons past. I grabbed it right off the bat, as the pretty colors and interesting pattern seemed just my style, and paired it with my Falke tights, which I bought in Germany when I was visiting my aunt two years ago and have worn all winter and spring ever since (they were incredibly well!).

Mid hair-and-makeup!

The boots and accessories were mine (including my grandma’s vintage gold/silver/copper bangles that she wore most days of my entire childhood! I’m SO glad they made it in). And the scarf is an organic cotton/hemp mix by Popomomo!

I got to try on a number of different outfits, fun!

I was especially excited that I got the chance to call out some of my favorite companies in the column, including NYC-based designers Nina Valenti’s NaturevsFuture and Feral Childe, Patagonia Undies, Maggie Bags, and Terra Plana shoes.

The final result!

Thanks to all the folks at Whole Living, especially editor Alex Postman and Sarah Engler, for making it happen đŸ™‚



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