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Fun in the sun on Wrightsville Beach

I have a new found obsession – the North Carolina coast.  The whole adventure is captivating – from the leisurely drive through dusty towns, the white sandy beaches with beckoning aqua color waters to the grassy dunes and refreshing sea breezes.  I have started a bit basic, as there are literally hundreds of more remote coastal towns to explore, but I am pretty enthralled with Wrightsville Beach in Wilmington which was my inaugural foray into this lovely aquatic world.  I am plotting several weekend trips to other towns and am anticipating my first visit to the Outer Banks in August!

One of my favorite things is taking rural highways that pass through vintage towns with dilapidated buildings and neat neon signs

Now with global warming in full effect (the weather here is normally not 100 degrees until August) these beach excursions will get me through.  But for now, just back home with hot skin from a long day at the beach and my garden freshly watered, I am looking forward to a quiet night with one of my favourite films, the Getaway.

Eco-chic peace! xoxo, Jenny


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boisterous chard

robust basil

brawny [hawaiian pineapple] tomatoes

all in all things are going stupendously in the vegetable garden despite the heat wave in the southeast!  in 2 weeks time, we will practically have full meals grown from our very own soil. up next: read my empire of dirt for further inspiration and growing tips.

eco-chic peace! xoxo, jenny

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It was a great show…

We are thrilled to present this video of the {sustainable} Style WSNC fashion show that took place on April 6th, 2010.  {s}sWSnc was a stupendous success and we have loads of people to thank!

Thank you to all the lovely eco-designers that participated:

Amanda Vaughn Redmon
John Patrick Organic
Lara Miller
Lina Rennell
Loup Charmant
Mr. Larkin
Perfectly Imperfect
Same Underneath

Thank you to our delightful Wake Forest University student models:

Melissa Beckett is a senior from Dallas, TX
Why she thinks this show is important: “Most people simply aren’t aware that there are alternatives to mass waste  and consumption, and events like this one prove there’s a better way!”

Lauren A. Zimmaro is a senior from Harleysville, PA
Why she thinks sustainability is important: As our natural resources become more depleted, we have a growing  responsibility to ensure the sustainability of our planet. Sustainability is important because it extends beyond the  environmental issues and into a realm of social, financial and human rights issues that affect us all.

Hadley Beier-Green is a junior from Topeka, KS
Why she thinks this event is important: “Thomas Friedman dismissed the ‘green party’ and called instead for a  ‘green revolution.’  I don’t disagree, but I also don’t think living sustainably means you need to wear burlap sacks.  Taking sustainable products, like organic cottons and reconstructed vintage, makes green sexy.” 

Tania Cuzmenco is a junior from Charlotte, NC
Why she thinks this show is important: I think it’ll help people see that being sustainable isn’t a difficult or drastic  change; anyone and everyone can do it and still be stylish.

Tonis Montes is a junior from Louisville, KY
Why she thinks sustainability is important: “Being aware of the natural resources we currently have and use and  how we can ensure that future generations have those same natural resources – that’s sustainability. The air we  breathe, the water we drink, how we use and reuse products in our everyday life is absolutely essential. Our  health and livelihood is completely dependent on the way in which we use the Earth and its resources – so essentially, how is sustainability not important?”

Emily Taylor is a junior from Rancho Santa Fe, CA
Why she thinks this event is important: “Change is necessary and it is also possible, most people just do not know  exactly what to change in their lives.  That is why this show is so important: it takes something that women love,  fashion, and turns it into a doable way for them to help sustain the environment.”

Amanda Calderon is a freshman from Palm Coast, FL
Why she thinks this show is important: “This show will help to encourage individuals to make small changes in  their life, such as purchasing eco-friendly clothing in order to help keep the earth a healthy place live. This will  speak to the youth of our culture who are interested in fashion by showing them that eco-friendly clothing is very  fashionable.”

Melody Petulla is a freshman from Chattanooga, TN
Why she thinks this event is important: “Hopefully this event will show people that sustainability can come in all  shapes and sizes; it can be glamorous if you make it that way.  Regardless, it will show people that sustainability  is reaching a hand into every area of popular society, and inspire them to offer their own helping hands towards  sustainability in their own personal ways.”

Many thanks to our generous sponsors:

Wake Forest University
Jade Aveda of Greensboro
Whole Foods Market of Winston-Salem

And a special thanks to the over 400 guests that attended, it wouldn’t have been such a blast without your participation!

To view images of the event, check out WFU’s Flickr gallery.

Eco-chic peace! Jenny

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