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Tuesday, June 2, 2009

About Green Goddess Dressing

Circa 1986I started out a whole lot more fashion minded. I modeled during high school and for a few years afterwards. But somewhere along the way, between 8 years of University study, working as a software developer and having two kids, I stepped out of the world of fashion and into the world of environmentalism.

This blog was created to get me back to my fashion roots, share some of my fashion and beauty advice and generally to have fun! Since my background is in writing about issues of the environment and sustainability, the main focus will be on sustainable beauty products and green fashion. That's not to say that I won't occasionally branch out and discuss or mention some non-green fashion piece that catches my eye, but I'll be sticking to clothes and products made with environmentally friendly materials or using more sustainable production methods.

Circa 1989More importantly, I will only be covering fashion stories that I find fashionable. There are quite a few items out there that are sustainably made but are, quite frankly, ugly, and no fashion-minded individual worth their salt would consider wearing them no matter how eco-conscious they are. So, they'll be little mention of crudely designed, unflattering items unless, of course, I feel like calling them out as something to avoid.

As for beauty products, I'll generally only discuss items that I've used and recommend or, at the very least, appear to me as an item of interest. And, when I haven't used it, I'll let you know. The same story goes with product reviews - if I don't like something, I'll let you know about it.

If you have any questions, feel free to shoot me an email!

4 comments:

Farmer's Daughter said...

Neat! It will be fun to follow along. You may be intersted to check out one of my former student's blogs. Kayla put on a sustainable fashion show at our school last year and then spent this year studying fashion in Italy. She wants to be a sustainable designer and will start school in NY this fall. Here's the address: http://mypolychromelife.blogspot.com

die Frau said...

I'm pretty excited; I have trouble finding sustainable clothing that isn't ugly or costs a BILLION DOLLARS, as you pointed out.

I buy a lot from Fair Indigo because they're fair trade and do have organic stuff. It's affordable and looks good. Might not be green enough for you, but I'm on a budget where I can go about halfway to green (with the fair trade option).

Thanks for doing this!

Lynn from organicmania.com said...

Deanna,

Congrats on the new blog and all best wishes. Now I know why when you sent your picture over it was so ...hot! Wow...ex fashion model goes crunchy!

Good for you! I hope to learn a few things here too...I could use all the help I can get!

Lynn

Thistle said...

Omg, is that a photo of YOU?!? So '80s!! I love it! And of course, being a software designer and mom hasn't hampered your looks one bit... crunchy chickens are sexy.