Jason DeCaires Taylor

We are still on cloud nine over the generous auction donation of artist Jason DeCaires Taylor. In case you did not see it, here is a video of the donation right here and some stunning images, also captured below. Bid on the auction piece, valued at $50,ooo through Charity Buzz here.

 

The generous donation, which will benefit MUSE School CA, includes a set of three large limited edition prints signed by Jason. Examples of these can be seen here.

The donation also includes a weekend in Lanzarote to be cast as a sculpture and become part of the Eco Art installation. The package will include a studio visit, meeting with Jason and a series of photo’s of the sculpture when submerged. There will be two casts so that this could be bought by a couple. The prize will also include two night’s accommodation at a top hotel on the island and is valued at $50K. For more about the artist click here. To enquire into bidding on the piece contact info@luxandeco.com.

Lookbook Feature

Lookbook, the number one source of fashion inspiration from real people around the world, writes up the Pre-Oscar Celebration. Founded in 2008, LOOKBOOK is the original user-generated & community-curated gallery showcasing do-it-yourself fashion photography from everyday people, everywhere. Have a read of Gloria Tran’s write-up about our event here

The LOOKBOOK community, its content and its members have garnered the attention of numerous publications around the world, including InStyle, LA Times, The New York Times, Businessweek and more. As of 2015, LOOKBOOK has over 2.2 million registered members.

Gina Rodriguez and Jake McDorman Hit The Oscar Carpet For Suzy Amis Cameron’s Red Carpet Green Dress

Los Angeles, CA, February 22, 2015 – Gina Rodriguez and Jake McDorman have hit the red carpet at the 87th Annual Academy Awards® in support of the sixth year of Suzy Amis Cameron’s eco-fashion campaign, Red Carpet Green Dress.  Rodriguez dazzled in a vibrant blue gown designed by womenswear winner Manon Gabard, while McDorman wears the campaign’s tuxedo, the creation of menswear category winner Tingting Chen.  Both Gabard and Chen are fashion students at ESMOD-ISEM in Paris.

Rogriguez’s gown is made from 100% GOTS certified organic peace silk and dyed with low impact GOTS dye.  Her look is finished off with vintage Neil lane jewels, an Edie Parker clutch and shoes from Jimmy Choo.

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McDorman’s tuxedo is comprised of dead-stock 100% wool, lining made of dead-stock 100% GOTS certified organic peace silk, and trim of peace silk dyed with logwood.  He’s wearing a vegan shoe from Moo Shoes called The Innovator, a shirt by EKOCYCLE™ and hemp boxers

Gabard and Chen were both mentored by Jeff Garner, an American designer best known for his use of hand-loomed, plant-dyed, red carpet designs which boast natural fabrics such as hemp, flax, dupioni silk, spitafield silk, and organic cotton. A regular at London Fashion Week, Garner has designed red carpet looks for the likes of Cameron Diaz, Rihanna, Miley Cyrus and Sheryl Crow through his label, Prophetik.

“After all the hard work, it’s really fun to watch our actors step onto the most important red carpet of the year in our gorgeous and sustainable designs”, declares Amis Cameron.  “The more attention we get, the more awareness we’re creating about protecting our environment, our children and their future.”  When Amis founded Red Carpet Green Dress in 2009, she had two goals in mind — to help raise funds for MUSE School CA, a non-profit educational organization that Amis Cameron co-founded with her sister, Rebecca Amis, in Calabasas, CA, and to draw attention to the importance of consuming fashion more consciously.

To help drive that message home, an eco-collaboration with the LA-based, sustainably-minded brand Reformation was unveiled at the campaign’s pre-Oscar bash at Chateau Marmont on Thursday.  Entitled No Red Carpet Needed, the collection is comprised of six dresses loosely inspired by gowns that previously represented the campaign at the Oscars.  It’s currently available in Reformation’s Los Angeles and New York City boutiques, as well as online at www.thereformation.com.

This year’s campaign is sponsored by Audi and Lux & Eco. Additional support was provided by the generous donation of work by artist Jason Decaires Taylor. Proceeds generated by Red Carpet Green Dress continue to benefit MUSE School CA, a non-profit educational organization that Amis Cameron co-founded with her sister, Rebecca Amis, in Calabasas, CA.

The 2nd Annual Red Carpet Green Dress Pre-Oscar Celebration

Los Angeles, CA, February 20, 2014 – Suzy Amis Cameron hosted an unforgettable pre-Oscar soiree at the Chateau Marmont last night to celebrate the sixth year of her eco-fashion campaign Red Carpet Green Dress. American Sniper actor Jake McDorman, who will wear this year’s winning tuxedo design to the Oscars on Sunday, reveled with Amis Cameron, James Cameron, Maggie Grace, and past campaign participant Missi Pyle. Also on hand were Maggie Grace, Samata Pattinson, this year’s contest winners Manon Gabard and Tingting Chen, both fashion students at ESMOD-ISEM in Paris.

Guest sipped Veev cocktails while perusing designs from the Red Carpet Green Dress eco-collaboration with Reformation. Titled No Red Carpet Needed, the collection is comprised of six dresses loosely inspired by previous Oscar gowns from the campaign. The collection is currently available in Reformation’s Los Angeles and New York City boutiques, as well as the online store at www.thereformation.com.

This year’s campaign is sponsored by Audi and Lux & Eco. NMS Properties, Veev Spirits and Earth Friendly Products also contributed to last night’s event. Additional support was provided by the generous donation of work from artist Jason DeCaires Taylor, which was part of the silent auction that also included stays at Oxygen Jungle Villas and Tabacon Hot Springs Resort, two of Costa Rica’s most prized eco-luxury resorts, along with an organic couples spa experience from New York City’s Setai Wall Street, and a package from Exhale Spa in Santa Monica, California.

“Coming together with friends and supporters of Red Carpet Green Dress, toasting our sixth year and highlighting our collaboration with Reformation made for a special evening”, adds Amis Cameron. “I’d like to send a big thank you to our sponsors and to everyone involved!!”

“Celebrating with everyone committed to the mission behind Red Carpet Green Dress was really inspiring and unveiling our collaboration with Reformation was a big highlight,” added Amis Cameron. “Thank you very much to our sponsors.” Proceeds generated by Red Carpet Green Dress continue to benefit MUSE School CA, a non-profit educational organization that Amis Cameron co-founded with her sister, Rebecca Amis, in Calabasas, CA.

For more information, please visit www.RedCarpetGreenDress.com.