Deborah Lindquist, Eco-Couturier to the stars, opened her first boutique last weekend in Toluca Lake, California. Deborah, who’s best known for her rock star, recycled cashmere pieces, and adorns such celebs as Sharon Stone and Pink, chose this event to showcase her latest offering; bridal gowns. Constructed with her signature piece, the bustier (another big fave of the green carpet brigade), and layers of organic silk, cotton, or reclaimed vintage fabrics, they are works of art, and she is already taking orders from eco-brides all over the States.
On hand to support her was Oprah’s flavor of the month, perky Brit and “Gorgeously Green” author, Sophie Uliano, who also recently took Deborah’s wedding dresses on “The View.” Sophie, who wore an iconic Lindquist “Skull and Crossbones” cashmere cardi alongside good friend Julia Roberts on Oprah! is one of Deborah’s biggest fans. Sophie was quick to tell us that we should buy more luxury items that last longer, rather than cheap things that fall apart and end up in the landfill. “I save my money and buy one unique piece, like Deborah Lindquist, and it will be a timeless classic.” FYI, “Gorgeously Green” is currently #3 on the New York Times Bestseller List!
Also giving big love to Deborah was Stefanie LaRue of SLAM (The Stefanie LaRue Advocacy Movement), Think! Products’ spokesperson, and breast cancer warrior. Stefanie, stunning as ever in a DL turquoise reclaimed sari number, is branding awareness with young people about breast cancer through “SLAM,” and is committed to making the conversation lighthearted, sexy, and hip. That might sound like a complete oxymoron, but she’s got a point. “If you’re going to educate people, why not make it fun at the same time? People are more captivated when it’s fun. At the end of the day, they take on the message and the call to action.”
Deborah’s boutique opening was a Lindquist love fest and huge success. Contributing to the fun was gorgeous jewelry line Rumblefish, exquisite chef, Nick Brune of Ecocaters and a host of friends such as “Parducci” wines, “Honest” tea, “Sweet and Organic” Cakes, and “Biosmart Biodegradable Company.”
Keep an eye out for Deborah in the following weeks. She’s next up on “Access Hollywood,” and Lifetime’s “How To Look Good Naked.”
And more than likely, coming soon to a chapel near you . . .
Photo credit: K. Greenwood