Winner of Vivienne Westwood Internship – Talia Connolley

We have our winner! Congratulations to Talia Connolley from Rhode Island School of Design for securing the Red Carpet Green Dress internship with fashion house Vivienne Westwood in London.

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Thank you to ALL of our entrants for your patience in the selection. This took a little longer as the entries were simply too good and the Head of Couture at Westwood herself and the team at Westwood spent time going over each and every single one with so much detail to make sure the right selection was made. It was so hard, that is why it has taken so long. Thank you for your patience. We have an exciting partnership planned with all of our entrants, winners or not, which we will be sharing later this year so this is not the end of anything. However, in the interim, please join us in congratulating Talia for all of her hard work! Talia will join Vivienne Westwood for an internship later this year and we will keep you posted on how this develops.

Twelve-thousand years after the first woven cloth was created, Rhode Island School of Design student Talia Connelly was hunched over a wooden 4-harness loom threading her first cotton warp. She caught the “fiber arts” bug in high school after witnessing an indigo dye demonstration given by her chemistry teacher. Stay tuned to find out more about our winner!

Win an Internship at Vivienne Westwood – deadline extended 

This year’s student competition element to the campaign will be held on the Red Carpet Green Dress website in collaboration with Vivienne Westwood’s London ­based fashion house. Vivienne Westwood’s Head of Couture, Brigitte Stepputtis, will be choosing one winner from the worldwide contest, open to anyone over the age of 18.

The winner will:
– Be flown over to London, UK and accommodated in the fashion capital of the UK (if based outside London)
– Have all expenses covered including food and transport
– Meet face to face meeting with Red Carpet Green Dress founder, and MUSE School co-founder, Suzy Amis Cameron
– Receive five one hour Skype sessions with the author of Fashion Designer’s Resource Book, designer and Red Carpet Green Dress Campaign Director Samata

Find out more here.

 

 

Staying at Candara Apartments – by Samata

This Season Candara Apartments sponsored our Campaign Director during the busy Oscars season. Here is what she had to say about the experience!

Located in the Hollywood/Hancock park area, Candara was the perfect retreat providing a community feel which still affords you the level of privacy you need or seek. Larchmont Village is walking distance and Hancock Park is a lovely neighborhood to be a part of.  To be perfectly frank, staying in Candara is like living luxury – there is a feeling of tranquility throughout the building which I just loved. Alongside your local friendly residents the calibre of professionalism demonstrated by staff in the leasing office was full on five star – with well-positioned spaces for working, relaxing and contemplating – was a take home I will not readily forget. The community bar in the Lion’s Den, the always clean working space in The Study and the bar The Enchanted Fig keeps the community atmosphere together and it goes without saying that Oscar season is manic to say the least – so having my base placed in a place as  calming and peaceful as Candara was simultaneously rejuvinating and relaxing.

The decor is consistently sultry but doesn’t over-impose, still with its rich Andalucian-inspired design Candara is no shrinking flower. Many moments spent by the Wishing Tree, the open-air lightness of the Spanish Garden or the fireside gathering and custom designed rockers of the Hearth kept me working from Candara instead of heading into the bustle of Hollywood. With lively common rooms, a private meeting space, indoor parking and stunning apartments in the centre of Los Angeles you will be situated close tothe LA nightlife should you leave this beautiful oasis.

Red Carpet Green Dress definitely recommend this location,  and we urge anyone looking for an apartment building full of interesting residents, great amenities – jacuzzi, rooftop getaway and common areas included – to do work or have some time out, to consider a stay at Candara. We can’t reiterate enough that the location is fantastic, peaceful at night and highly recommended.

Red Carpet Green Dress Press 2016


From Sophie Turner trending worldwide on Twittee to Lily Cole’s plastic bottle dress sending the blogs wild, take a look at a summary of press for Suzy Amis Cameron’s project Red Carpet Green Dress post Oscars this season!

Take a look at our fantastic coverage for 2016 here:
Refinery 29 | EcouterreVanity Fair | New York Times | Hollywood Life | PopSugar | PopSugar | E! Online | Time | The Wrap | Marie Claire | Cosmopolitan | People Mag | E! OnlineWho What Wear | Jezebel | Huffington Post | Huffington Post Canada | Celebs Newz |International Business Times | IMDb | New York Daily News | Washington Post | Observer | Perez Hilton | Perez Hilton | Just Jared  | Just Jared Jr |  Daily Mail UK | Daily Mail UK | Bustle |Bustle | Independent UK | The Indian Express | Irish Examiner | LivinglyExpress | Celebitchy |  The Hollywood Reporter Twitter | New York Times Fashion Twitter | Entertainment Weekly Twitter | The Wrap Twitter | Today Show Twitter | Tiffany & Co Twitter | Telegraph Fashion Twitter | First Look Youtube | Street Insider
Thank you to all the outlets that helped us to push this important message.

Red Carpet Green Dress 2016 looks revealed

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Styled by Sandy Phan, Lily Cole wore a sustainable gown by Vivienne Westwood; the Delicate Bird of Paradise corseted gown has been constructed using an iridescent silver fabric created from melted down recycled plastic bottles.

Sophie Turner wore Galvan, an ethical brand focusing on small batch production and committed to fair work treatment, alongside transparent and socially responsible business practices. Sophie Turner’s mint green crepe dress featured a boned corset and Swarovski crystal fabric detailing. The piece was based on a popular and classic silhouette the brand has produced before, and will continue to produce every season, in the spirit of slow fashion. All Galvan factories are routinely frequently to ensure a safe and fair work environment, alongside the fair work treatment of the brands manufacturers.

Social success for Red Carpet Green Dress 2016

Leaving for the Oscars ! Wearing a dress made of plastic bottles by Vivienne Westwood #rcgd

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Sophie Turner and Lily Cole to attend 88th Annual Academy Awards in support of Red Carpet Green Dress

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Los Angeles, CA February 27, 2016 ­​Red Carpet Green Dress, sponsored by Earth Friendly Products, has confirmed acclaimed actress Sophie Turner (Game of Thrones, X Men Apocalypse), and actress Lily Cole (The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, Snow White and the Huntsman, The Zero Theorem) to walk the red carpet at the 88th Annual Academy Awards® in support of the seventh year of Suzy Amis Cameron’s eco fashion campaign. Supported by global fashion brand Vivienne Westwood, Lily Cole will be wearing a couture gown designed by the fashion house, Sophie Turner will be wearing an ethically made gown from Galvan.

Of the partnership, Suzy Amis Cameron states “As sustainable fashion becomes more urgent, Red Carpet Green Dress is honored to partner with two rising stars, Sophie Turner and Lily Cole, showcasing that fashion can be humane, environmentally friendly, and absolutely stunning. We’re also thrilled and honored that the formidable Vivienne Westwood and her team are once again behind the scenes working fashion magic with us.”

This year’s student competition element to the campaign offers an internship, and is being held on the Red Carpet Green Dress website in collaboration with Vivienne Westwood’s London ­based fashion house. Vivienne Westwood’s Head of Couture, Brigitte Stepputtis, will be choosing one winner from the worldwide contest, running from February 27th to March 15th, 2016, and open to anyone over the age of 18. Entrants must submit their resume, sketches from their portfolio and to answer a brief question from Vivienne Westwood on the Red Carpet Green Dress website. All applicants must submit a $50.00 entrance fee, all of which will go directly to the Los Angeles based MUSE School CA, the non ­profit Amis Cameron co ­founded with her sister, Rebecca Amis.

Along with this internship of a lifetime, the winner will receive five one hour Skype mentorship sessions with the author of Fashion Designer’s Resource Book, designer, and Red Carpet Green Dress Campaign Director Samata Pattinson, as well as a face to face meeting with Red Carpet Green Dress founder, Suzy Amis Cameron. This year Red Carpet Green Dress’ title sponsor is Earth Friendly Products, maker of ECOS™ Laundry Detergent. Also sponsoring the campaign is OKAPI.

To enter, click here.

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About Red Carpet Green Dress: Red Carpet Green Dress is an internationally recognized organization that combines the worlds of fashion and sustainability. Currently in its seventh year, the campaign was conceived by Suzy Amis Cameron during the press tour for husband James Cameron’s film Avatar. Her hope was to draw attention to the importance of more sustainable practices in fashion. It challenges designers from around the world to think about fashion in an eco friendly platform. The campaign also raises funds for MUSE School CA, a non­ profit educational organization that Amis Cameron co­founded in Malibu Canyon.

About Vivienne Westwood: Vivienne Westwood began designing in 1971, and by the end of the 1970s, she was already considered a symbol of the British avant­garde. For Autumn/Winter 1981, Westwood showed her first catwalk presentation in London. In 1986, a radical change of direction moved Westwood away from street style and youth culture as she adopted more traditional Savile Row tailoring techniques. Since then, Westwood has received numerous accolades, continues to show in Paris, Milan and London, and is one of the most influential fashion designers in the world today. She uses the medium of her shows to talk about culture and politics, more specifically about the urgent need to act against climate change.

About Galvan: A desire for a new kind of evening wear – modern, clean, cool – lies at the heart of Galvan. Founded in 2014, the London ­based ready­-to-­wear brand is the brainchild of four women from the worlds of fashion and contemporary art: Anna­Christin Haas, Sola Harrison, Katherine Holmgren and Carolyn Hodler. Since its launch Galvan has quickly grown to become a favorite with celebrities, such as Sienna Miller and Jennifer Lawrence, and is sold through over 40 leading department stores and boutiques worldwide including Opening Ceremony, Bergdorf Goodman, and Neiman Marcus.

About Earth Friendly Products: Family owned and operated since 1967, Earth Friendly Products is the maker of ECOS™ Laundry Detergent, Baby ECOS™ cleaners and over 200 other environmentally friendly cleaners that are safer for people, pets and the planet. Made with plant-derived ingredients, ECOS™ cleaning products are thoughtfully sourced, free of formaldehyde and dyes, pH balanced, readily biodegradable, and never tested on animals.All Earth Friendly Products facilities are Zero Waste Platinum certified, diverting over 95% of their waste from landfills. ECOS™ cleaning products are available at selected major retailers throughout the U.S. and in over 60 countries. Learn more at www.ecos.com.

About MUSE School: Founded in 2006 by Suzy Amis Cameron and Rebecca Amis, MUSE School CA’s mission is to inspire and prepare young people to live consciously with themselves, one another, and the planet. Through individual and passion based learning, MUSE students achieve academic excellence, learn self­ efficacy, exercise sustainability, and become compassionate global champions. As one of the greenest schools in the United States, MUSE supports spontaneous learning on both its campuses, enticing students from Early Childhood through High School to explore, create, discover and reflect. Online at www.museschool.org or on Twitter @MUSESchoolCA.

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