The COLORI Eco Paint boutique served as visually exciting backdrop for this snazzy holiday shopping event hosted by Melissa Baswell, Mary Welch Fox, & Michelle Quaranta on December 17th.
A perfect occasion to pick up some of those last minute gifts at at an extremely reasonable price from such great sustainable fashion designers as: Mountains of the Moons, frei designs, mohop, Julia Failey, and Vaute Couture.
While shopping, many guest were able to enjoy organic libations served up by charming bartenders wearing straw fedora hats and scrumptious desserts provided by Raw Creations and Cafe Bloom. I grabbed a slice of the heavenly brownie and headed over to watch the artist Tyrue Slang Jones paint a lovely model for the live art installation.
After I finished watching Mr. Jones lay down the paint, I moseyed over to Melissa Baswell table, the designer of Mountains of the Moon, where I picked up a fetching herringbone pageboy cap trimmed in an exquisite leather for my sis and a super soft t-shirt that supports eco-fashion for my best friend Amanda.
I had a few minutes to chat it up with the well-beloved fashion's green queen who was so kind and approachable about any subject I brought up to her, whether it be for her love for designing her new Eco-Luxury line to discussing her determination to succeed no matter what the economic climate may be. The conversation was truly refreshing one and I wish more people had the same kind of upbeat attitude during these trying times.
Some of my other top designer picks from this event included a long feathered earring from frei designs that looked perfect rocked in one ear, a convertible sandals from mohop that has infinite possibilities of styles from just changing the ribbon and crazy soft winter coat from Vaute Couture which was made of Polartec fabric that was one hundred percent vegan and recyclable.
El in Luxe Ivory coat and an illustration by Dallas Shaw for Vaute Couture.
After putting all my purchases in the goodie bag and bidding my farewells to Melissa, I couldn't help but feel inherently good about holiday purchases that Thursday evening. I had a totally different experience then my usual empty feeling when I buy mass produced gifts from the mall. I felt like I personally contributed to great cause and help these great green designers to sustain for another day. I thought every component of the sale and soiree offered wonderful
experience to the senses and I wish more parties were as well thought
as this one.
Photos: Second City Style
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