Dame Vivienne Westwood’s popularity constantly gains momentum. Her punk attitude is more alive in the Noughties than ever and her outspoken, Union Jack waving Englishness (with a few added safety pins and tea stains), is undiminished. Her expansive body of work traces the socio-economic and cultural climate of Britain over the past four decades, and a cursory glance through her archive also highlights the paradox of her career: an ascent from teenage rebellion through luxury and decadence to global commercial success.
Stella McCartney is a British fashion designer best known for her eponymous label. Born in September 1971 to former Beatle Paul McCartney and musician, photographer and animal rights activist Linda McCartney, she spent her formative years travelling the world with her parents who, at the time, were both in the band Wings. Stella McCartney now operates 20 freestanding stores in locations including Manhattan’s Soho, London’s Mayfair and Brompton Cross, LA’s West Hollywood, Paris’ Palais Royal, Milan and Tokyo. Her collections are now distributed in over 50 countries through 600 wholesale accounts including specialty shops and department stores.
Stylish, sustainable living is the motto of Ecofabulous.com. It is a great online guide that includes product reviews, how-tos, news articles and ton of other useful information that is also fun to read – or watch. The website is most well known for being one of the foremost eco-fashion websites because they are great at finding “high style with a low impact,” which of course is every ecofashionista’s goal.