"Integrity Dress" by Nicole Bridger
This will be so cute for work worn with my favorite pair of boots! Love!
At NBD they believe in taking care of the earth & its people. To take care of the earth they use socially conscious fabrics and practices. They use fabrics that are from natural & renewable resources. They consider the impact that we have on the earth & do what they can to minimize it.
To take care of the earth’s people NBH helps spread the word of love through their affirmation labels ‘I am love’ in each piece of clothing. They are dedicated to contributing to positive change in our modern world. Visit Nicole Bridger Designs at www.nicolebridger.com.
Eco-Fashion Outfit Post: The Summer Suit
Industry conferences are becoming the norm for networking, learning a about a new website or service to brag about later, and an excuse to strut your style! Dressing for these creative conferences does take a little planning. You want look cool, confident and on trend- you are in fashion aren’t you?! The best approach is to choose designer pieces that have a special noteworthy cut but remain understated and sophisticated. Amp up your look with fun shoes and statement jewelry to make sure you are memorable. Here’s what you need to get the look:
1. linen short suit, Nicole Bridger, sustainably produced from natural fibers
2. classic white tee, Stewart + Brown, organic cotton & made in the USA
3. tribal amazon necklace, The Andean Collection, ethically produced
4. sydney shoe, Olsen Haus, 100% vegan
(photo: Micah Spear)
How to Wear White Before Memorial Day
What are rules for, if not meant to be broken? Fashion breaks all the rules, and that one about not wearing white until after Memorial Day is seriously out of date. So, how do you wear white before summer (or spring) is officially here?
I opted for an edgy pair of distressed jeans that are a heavy enough fabric to wear during the transitional month of March, and still brightens up your outfit. I actually got so many compliments on these jeans! I think we are all ready for some spring/ summer colors and to put away the blacks, grays and browns of winter.
I also wore a light weight jacket from Nicole Bridger. She has an amazing attention to detail and when you put her pieces on you know you are wearing a designer label. As an eco-designer, she is conscious about her production and fabric sourcing too, using all natural and renewable fabrics.
How are you wearing white before spring has sprung?
Outfit Details (* denotes an eco-fabulous piece):
-jacket*: c/o Nicole Bridger, eco-conscious fabric and prodution
-top*: J Crew, second lifecycle from Buffalo Exchange in Boulder, CO
-jeans: c/o Cheap Monday
-shoes: Calvin Klein
-necklace*: made by yours truly by connecting two family jewelry bracelets to make a necklace
(photo credit: Josh Spear)
Nicole Bridger Boutique Opens on 4th Ave!
From the resin light shades to the shelves made out of salvaged wood from an old church, no detail was overlooked in the creation of this awe inspiring eco-conscious space.
Big hugs to mother earth! The clothing is constructed with ethical manufacturing practices, sustainable fabrics made from natural and renewable resources and colors that are created with low impact dyes.
The I am Love slogan is printed on the inside of every garment, a philosophy that encourages and reminds ”the wearer to speak kindly to themselves & others.”
Below are a few of my personal faves from the spring/summer 2011 collection that I would thoroughly enjoy adding to my wardrobe!
All photos are taken from the Nicole Bridger website and can be purchased online!
At NBD we believe in taking care of the earth and its people. To take care of the earth we use socially conscious fabrics and practices. We use fabrics that are from natural and renewable resources. We consider the impact that we have on the earth and do what we can to minimize it. To take care of the earth’s people we help spread the word of love through our affirmation labels ‘I am love’ in each piece of clothing. We are dedicated to contributing to positive change in our modern world.
I just finished my third week as a fashion design student at Blanche Macdonald in downtown Vancouver. It’s really exciting and fun and keeping me very very busy. So it’s a nice test of how I adapt to that kind of schedule and pressure, since I intend to launch my clothing line after school = barter every grain of my time and energy for creative gratification. I’m surprised so far by how invigorating the dance is: between school and work, I have one day off, which, let’s face it, is really a homework cramming day. So I don’t really feel like I have a day off - I can recuperate a little on Wednesdays, but not stray too far or pause mentally and energetically. So it’s forced me to live much more in the present, not postponing things, not saving things for later. Because there isn’t a ‘later’ that will be less busy.
We’re assembling our first muslins, learning the names of every garment part, brainstorming marketing and job-hunting adaptation to the technological zeitgeist, and yesterday we were visited by one of my favourite local designers Nicole Bridger. She is a super sharp and successful businesswoman who inspires without intimidating: she generously shares industry street smarts without being a downer about “how expensive” or “how competitive” it is. She just spreads the good juju and exemplifies its efficacy. Next week we’re visiting her production facility. I’m over the moon.