I’m so excited to finally share Episode 11, which has been months in the making: an interview with the one and only Marissa Vosper of Soho-based Negative Underwear. I’m intrigued by Negative Underwear as a brand for a few reasons: they’re fairly traded, sustainably made and embody a wellness mindset. All in a pair of skivvies.
When I was younger, one of the biggest reasons I refused to go to Catholic school was because I’d be forced to do the unthinkable: wear a uniform. There was nothing worse to me than blending in with everyone else; the autonomy seemed like a big sacrifice of freedom. After all, what you wear is one of the few things you can control as a young person. Looking back on it… a uniform wouldn’t have been the worst thing. Oh, the fashion mistakes we make in junior high :). I love laughing at them. In one particularly memorable photo from tenth grade, I wore a tie around my neck, had quite literally ironed my hair (with an iron!) and lined my eyes all around — a look inspired by Avril Lavigne. Charming!
Thankfully, we evolve. Nowadays, my life has become so much about routine. Getting ready in the morning, working, grabbing lunch, working out, making dinner and doing it all over again the next day. Every day is different once I get to work, but I now have a reasonable idea of what I like and what I don’t like. I enjoy feeling mostly polished and smelling good, but my junior high self insists any garment also be reflective of my personal style — slightly undone. [Read more…]
Marissa Goodman Thieriot has invented, and if not invented, certainly modernized, the farm to table sweater with her company Tempest Bentley. From the wool used to create the sweaters, which is harvested from sheep who eat, sleep, drink and play the way they should, by workers who truly care about their trade, to the box and packaging the sweater arrives in and the tags it bears before that first wear. Every step of the way is well-researched, I was intrigued by this purist approach — as we all know mine is conscious but not nearly this pure as it’s not entirely sustainable — and wanted to find out what drove her to direct this beautiful symphony of mindful manufacturing. The sweaters themselves are absolutely stunning, featuring well stitched, thick cables that are vintage in style but modern in cut and material.
Ecocult is one of the best resources out there for urbanites and cool kids interested in living a more conscious life without sacrificing personal style or fun. I interviewed Alden Wicker, the Founder and Editor-in-Chief, in the latest episode of the WELL / AWARE SHOW, to get a peek inside what her life as an eco-conscious blogger and living, breathing freelance writer (side note: she is also kind of a celebrity in Brooklyn’s underground music scene) is like.
Alden and I share similar values: we both want to live as sustainably and consciously as possible. We both have a hippie dippy background — hers certainly stronger than mine — and are looking to make conscious living modern, accessible and desirable for someone who isn’t willing to sacrifice style for substance. We get it! It’s hard, but we’re here to translate it for you.
FITNESS | I can’t help but write about my Soul Cycle experience because my instructor, Karyn Nesbit, is a beautiful soul who walks the walk just as well as she talks the talk. Somehow she helps me find me edge and then pushes me beyond it every.single.week and it’s 100% because she leads by example.
WELL / AWARE ELSEWHERE | An abbreviated version with more photos of my clean beauty favorites are on UPPERLYNE this week. Check it out!
BLOG LOVE | I’ve been really inspired by Azulie Yogic Life in all aspects — the imagery, subject matter and yogic lifestyle are all beautifully congruent. I’m excited to announce that we’re collaborating on a little special for the summer solstice. (Thank you for introducing me to their space, Mason!)
FRESH | Sometimes it’s a challenge to keep everything fresh without feeling like you’re falling behind, no? A few of my favorite things keeping it fresh right now are this cleanser, this probiotic and taking three-hour long walks with friends as a social activity. So many good ideas come from walking, it’s free and doubles as movement. I wish more people were open to walking dates!