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

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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!

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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.

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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!).

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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!

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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.

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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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