Thursday, October 8, 2009

Watch those hands!

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Disturbing, yet awesome.

By one of my constant favorites, Hussein Chalayan Spring 2010.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Ecofest 2009

This past Sunday in Central Park was Ecofest, NY's largest gathering of vendors and educators all committed to our environment. Two of my friends and I went together and enjoyed the free samples, new information, and innovative ideas.

This man was repping the Science Barge which is currently docked in Yonkers. It is a "sustainable urban farm and environmental education center" that is the only one of its kind around here. With zero net carbon emissions, zero chemicals {ladybugs are released to eat the aphids}, and zero runoff, it is a complete cycle. I believe it is free to visit as well!

We also checked out the Organic Essence table whose products drew me in with their biodegradable paper packaging. As soon as I saw organic lip balm in a tube where no plastic was used, I was sold. {More pictures later on in this post} The shea butter is also packaged in these biodegradable containers.

This creature was promoting the new movie "The Yes Men Fix the World." I'm not sure how I feel about the trailer, but it has received praise from the Times, USA Today, and Newsweek.

And look at this precious adoptable boxer D: If I only I had an apartment...

Here is the lip balm which cost $4, and a free sample of the shea cream which was just what my dry skin needed, both in a grapefruit scent. We were told these are available at Whole Foods but obviously for a little more...

I also bought this bracelet from Yachay Wasi's table for $2, and each dollar went to plant a tree in Peru! Other highlights included: vegan acai-infused dark chocolate, a gift certificate for CO2 dry cleaning, trying Cell-nique which was gross at first but grew on me, and learning about the Catskill Animal Sanctuary which I will be visiting sometime soon!