September 28, 2010

Sexy + Sustainable… Chicago Fashion Week’s Meow

Vert Couture returns to Chicago!

Mark you calendars:  the 2nd annual Vert Couture charitable eco-fashion show, benefiting Chicago Gateway Green, is October 24th… the climax to Chicago’s 2010 Fashion Week.

Photo: Modahnik

Watch this Conscious Living TV episode to see the first-ever official all-eco fashion show and lifestyle event to grace the runways of Chicago Fashion Focus. I was there and it was ab fab.

This year’s exclusive eco-fashion experience–presented again by Conscious Planet Media–features some of Chicago’s top sustainable and fair trade designers: Modahnik, 71 Jules, Crescendo Apparel, Vintage Style by Bryant McLemore; jewelry and accessories by Choosy Jewels by Manny B & Susan Pool, Fanta Celah and Sophia Forero. Mohop Shoe and Kailia Footwear will equip the runway with conscious, fabulous footwear. To top it off, Native Energy will offset the carbon generated by the event.


Purchase your tickets while you can. They are red hot! Sssssst.

Each ticket purchased will automatically count as entry into the myEARTH360.com drawing–-2 winners of FAB handbags and accessories selected per week leading up to the event!

Photo: Mohop Shoes

Details, details…

When. Sunday, October 24th

3:00pm: Doors open for celeb VIP reception, fabulous vegan cuisine, conscious cocktails and step and repeat.

4:30pm:  The catwalk start rockin’ with eco-conscious designs.

5-7pm: Pop-up Boutique to pre-purchase SS 2011 from featured sustainable designers

Where. Mercedes Benz of Chicago L.E.E.D.-certified showroom, 1520 West North Avenue in–you guessed it–Chicago.

How. Buy your tickets at BrownPaperTickets, the first and only fair trade ticketing company. Each ticket purchased will automatically count as entry into the myEARTH360.com drawing–-2 winners selected per week leading up to the event!

Choosy Jewels

Vert Couture event sponsors include Mercedes Benz of Chicago, Native Energy, Conscious Planet Media, Mindful Metropolis, Conscious Living TV, Consolidated Printing, Green Exchange, myEARTH360.com and more.

I can’t wait (did I say that already?)! Until then, I’ll struggle with what to wear– my wardrobe consists of t-shirts and jeans. Hope to see you there! Cheers!

About Chicago Gateway Green.

Lead urban beautification and greening projects that make a positive environmental and aesthetic impacts on Chicago. Ultimately, their work leads to improved quality of life through healthier living. Their sustainable landscaping, litter removal and native plantings on hundreds of acres along transportation corridors help improve air quality, protect our water, and restore the natural beauty of Chicago — making us feel good about our surroundings and breathe a little easier, too. Learn more at gatewaygreen.org.

About Conscious Planet Media.

A socially responsible TV, video and event production company dedicated to promoting sustainability, social justice and healthy living. Through its green lifestyle events, multi-platform original series–Conscious Living TV and The Soul of Green–and broadcast TV news segments, Conscious Planet Media is helping to shape a more just and sustainable world. You’ll find them on twitter and facebook. Learn more about them at www.consciousplanetmedia.com

Bianca + Michael Alexander, Conscious Planet Media

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