Eco Fashion Week Part II

by - April 05, 2017

Eco Fashion Week (EFW) ran from March 31 - April 2 this year.  Although I was only able to attend 2 of the 3 days, I was able to get a taste of each participant from the event at their booths along the runway stage EFW set up.  I'd like to share with you some of my favorites!

Bellantoni is a label that carries sustainable design in women's wear.  Their collection is very down to earth with comfortable cuts for everyday wear.  I really love the fact that all the fabric scraps are saved and used to make pet beds, which are then donated to local animal shelters.  Speaking of giving back to the community!  As an animal lover, that really speaks to me.

I've got to say Vancouver is a legging city.  You see people wearing leggings everywhere.  As a mommy myself, I love wearing leggings as they are versatile, comfortable and allow free movement when I chase my toddler around all day.  It can be styled with many different things - dressing up or down.  Rose Buddha provides just that.  Not even so, they do it the most sustainable way.  The material Rose Buddha uses to produce their leggings are made up of 83% recycled plastic bottles! Who would have known plastic bottles that are intoxicating our environment and packing our landfills can be used to make fabric?  How cool is that?

Image from Rose Buddha

When I saw Rimpy Sahota's collection, I immediately fell in love.  It is so cute and feminine I can see myself living in it!  I really like her use of floral prints and soft-tone colors.  The cutting and designs of the garments are relaxed and soft enough for everyday wear but also sophisticated enough to make a woman feel confident in them.

Image from Rimpy Sahota

Summer is just around the corner (-ish! Is it too early to make that wish?) and swimwear is an essential piece for the season.  Do I hear beaches and poolside parties? YES! The collection from Bikini Empire is a very good option!  Very sustainable as most of their pieces are reversible.  That's like two bikinis in one!  Their designs are super cute as well!

Image from Bikini Empire

I decided to go more fun and daring this time going to the EFW.  A low-cut jumper with a rocking seamless bralette. Jumpers are the combination of chic and comfort.  However, if you are not careful, a jumper can make you appear bigger and shorter.  I chose one with a deep-V neckline in which makes my neck and body appear longer.  I also paired it with a bit of heels to elongate my legs.  These focal points on my outfit come together to made me look taller.  I used to find jumpers not very flattering on my petite curvy body, that is, until I learned to just embrace and love my body and dress accordingly.  We shall talk about how to dress petite curvy body in my future posts!

That sums up my awesome weekend submerged in the fashion world! Let me know what you think in the comments below! Till' next time :)
Jumpsuit: Forever21 - Similar here or here
Bralette: La Senza - Here
Cardigan: Forever21 - Similar here
Jacket: Garage - Similar here and here
Sunglasses: Armani Exchange - Similar here
Belt: H&M - Similar here
Watch: Bewell - Here
Bracelets: OnlyU Jewelry Manufacturer - Here & here
Shoes: Mermak Official Store - Here, Valentino version - Here

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