Hamadi Shea Leave-in

so technically, hamadi is not a new line and nor is their shea leave-in but it may be new on your radar so we’re including it on our new product scoop list. their leave-in is an all organic product with no preservatives and all natural ingredients. so if you are an “o” girl, then you are going to love … Continue reading

Aveda Invati™ scalp revitalizer

Invati is 97% naturally derived and reduces hair loss by 33% in trails. It is specifically for women who are concerned with hair loss, thinning, loss of volume, lack of density and a tight or dry scalp. recently while flipping through glossies while cruising at 30K feet to somewhere…who knows where i was going; i’m … Continue reading

Style Surfing

Human beings have always used their appearance as personal advertising – a calling card signaling who we are and where we are at. As our world grows ever more complex and fragmented, the importance of appearance grows ever greater: our visible differences and similarities facilitating interaction and relationships. Extracts from the book Style Surfing © … Continue reading

Pure Beauty by Terra Firma Cosmetics Vegan Facial Care Products

Terra Firma Cosmetics was established in 2004 when owners Meri Yardley and Dori Patrick saw a need for more quality and safer ingredients in the natural beauty care industry.  Their commitment to the ethical compact they’ve signed with SAFE COSMETICS to provide beauty care products free of potentially harmful ingredients is reflected in their formulations. Their … Continue reading

7 Eco-Friendly (And Vegan!) Makeup Brushes for Cruelty-Free Primping

Pretty is as pretty does. You’d rather go naked than wear fur, so why subject your punim to makeup brushes that are part squirrel, mink, or horse? These seven cruelty-free primping tools don’t just require zero hunting or trapping, they’re also pretty groovy for the planet. Plus, synthetic bristles aren’t chockfull of dead skin, bacteria, … Continue reading

Zoya’s vegan-friendly nail polish is eco-friendly and does not contain formaldehyde, tolulene, camphor nor DBP.

Citizens, advocacy groups, medical professionals and companies are speaking out after a Calif. state government study found that many of the “non-toxic” nail polishes officials tested contained carcinogens or developmental toxins. According to the study, out of the 12 nail product brands the Department of Toxic Substance Control tested that claimed they didn’t have one to three … Continue reading

Gucci Bamboo Sunglasses Made of Biodegradable “Liquid Wood”

by Veronica Crespi Looks like Gucci’s foray into sustainable eyewear was more than a passing fancy. After it debuted a line of bio-based frames synthesized from castor seeds, the Italian luxury house is poised to introduce the first-ever sunglasses made with “liquid wood.” The material, which Benetton currently uses for its hangers, combines wood fibers from sustainably managed forests, lignin from the paper-manufacturing process, … Continue reading

  • Fashion is increasingly a visual part of our global reality. the studioArena explores moving fashion beyond the development of European mercantile capitalism, commodity fetishism, and the politics of production (the way fashion emphasizes consumption at the expense of production.
  • Fashion has always played a leading role in constructing images and meanings during periods of rapid social, economic and technological change. It can act out instability or loss, or it can stake out the territory of new social and sexual identities.