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

Transform Your iPod Nano Into a Wristwatch With iLoveHandles Straps

If you’re a fan of multifunctional design these clever straps instantly transform your iPod Nano into a wristwatch. Shrinking technology has slimmed the cumbersome iPods of yesteryear into pint-sized media powerhouses, so what better way to display the pace of technological progress than at face value upon your wrist? iLoveHandles’ brilliant watch bands are available in two models. Choose between the candy-colored Rubber … Continue reading

Tommy Hilfiger Philanthropic “Millennium Promise” Line Eyewear

Tom Cruise should ditch his Ray-Bans for sunnies that do more than keep out the glare. After all, his missus is the international brand ambassador for Tommy Hilfiger’s “The Promise Collection,” a range of clothing and accessories that supports efforts to halve extreme poverty by 2015. Together with eyewear manufacturer Safilo, the brand is releasing a limited selection of sunglasses … Continue reading

Eyewear that Cares

CLEAR VISION Warby Parker is an eyewear company that wants you to do more than just watch. In addition to its “buy a pair, give a pair” credo, the company has partnered with Invisible Children to design a pair of sunglasses that frame the issue of child soldiers in East Africa—literally! SIGHT UNSEEN Kayu, or “wood” in Malay, is the … Continue reading

double paper pinwheel earrings : Roberta Chiarella

Handmade no two pieces are alike -which is part of the fun. They have been working with the men and women in the Philippines in coming up with making quality paper beads made out from old magazines and catalogs. I am very impressed with the workmanship and the fact that they are not just beautiful and … 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.