Green heels and eco-celeb spotting alone won’t save the world, but L.A. eco-fashionistas took a small, stiletto-heeled step towards sustainability by donating pre-loved purses, eating organic for a night, and getting pretty eco-style at green fashion and beauty site EcoStiletto‘s two-year anniversary party last night.
More than 400 well-heeled guests mixed and mingled at Rolling Greens Nursery in Los Angeles with green-minded celebs like Fernanda Romero (Hunter’s Moon), and Maria Elena (Kill the Habit) — both above, flanking “EcoBrow” expert Marco Ochoa. I got a free mini eco-lip makeover from Jane Iredale cosmetics before posing for this photo with Rachel Sarnoff, founder of EcoStiletto.
Many partygoers arrived with a purse in hand to donate to Dress for Success, a nonprofit that provides career outfits and advice to low-income women in more than 75 cities worldwide — including at its new Los Angeles headquarters. In exchange for my donation, I got a gift bag to fill with green giveaways from Zhena’s Gypsy Tea, Tom’s of Maine and more.
On display was a Sustainable Sirens mannequin, which points out the wastefulness of Hollywood’s entertainment industry and our consumer culture — which lent a nice contrast to the $4,000 sustainable Edge bed and the “Green Car of the Year” 2010 Audi A3 TDi — which fanned consumer desires for eco-luxe items.
Guests drank organic vodka cocktails and nibbled on organic, fair trade Nicobella chocolate truffles and organic vegan appetizers by Chef Makini Howell of Plum Bistro Seattle, served from WorldFare Bustaurant. The vegan mac and cheese was especially delicious!
Wish you’d been invited to the party? Help make the third year of EcoStiletto a success by signing up for the email list — which will turn you onto green giveaways, eco-fashion trends, and future L.A.-area events and parties.
Top two photos by Amy Graves for EcoStiletto.com; all other photos by Siel