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Sustainability was definitely in style at EcoStiletto.com’s One-Year Anniversary Bash in Los Angeles!!

Full of eco-celebrities, eco-swag and eco-divas, it was the place to be. LA’s hottest Eco-Cinderellas lined up to the green bash in their eco-threads — and as each entered with their prince Charmings, they dropped off scarves to be donated to Dress for Success. They then proceeded to graze down the green carpet, picked up their Get Hip, Get Green reusable swag bags, and headed towards the back where Leila Harzi eco-gowns hung on display for all to see and try on. Green Bees recycled tire soled footwear was also on display, previewing a two-boot givaway for EcoStiletto Newsletter subscribers that begins August 1st.

DJ Ref’s solar-powered tunes filled the space, while people lounged on Environment Furniture’s sustainable couches. Models strutted around the room in Urban Fox organic lingerie serving Luscious Organic Desserts vegan cupcakes. But it didn’t stop there, guests picked up their signature cocktails and organic drinks from O.N.E. Natural Experience, 360 Vodka and Frey Vineyards, watched Jenny Gaynor blow recycled glass stackable rings, and tried on synthetic-free scents from Strange Invisible Perfumes. The event was more than just sustainable schmoozing over organic drinks, it proved to be extremely eco-educational. Guests had the opportunity to meet and test the variety of eco-products and alternatives available to them.

Celeb guests included supermodel Josie Maran, KaDee Strickland (“Private Practice”), Sarah Jane Morris (“Brothers and Sisters”), Rachelle Carson-Begley (“Living with Ed”), Darren Moore (“Alter Eco”), Mayte Garcia (“Dance Your Ass Off”), Alison Deyette (“Stop, Drop & Shop”), Sarah Backhouse & Taryn Hipwell (“EcoDivas”), and musician Chloe Simone. Big names from the Eco scene also included Karen Solomon (“Opportunity Green“), Green LA Girl, sustainable design specialist Marc Alt, and Tracy Hepler of Your Daily Thread.

The event was full of some serious sustainable smarts and style.

EcoStiletto’s founder, Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff gave us the inside scoop saying,

Sarah Jane Morris arrived in her veggie-diesel vintage Mercedes wearing a Leila Hafzi sustainable silk gown. She had her makeup done by Josie Maran Cosmetics makeup artist Sole Albergi, alongside Josie Maran herself and Kadee Strickland, who was also wearing Leila Hafzi,” Rachel said. “Sarah Jane talked about finishing installation on her organic vegetable garden, and her plans to add heirloom chickens to the mix for truly free-range eggs.”

“Rachelle Carson-Begley arrived in a Prius with the entire “Living with Ed” crew in tow—except for her husband Ed Begley, Jr. who was traveling. She also wore Leila Hafzi, but skipped the (eco)stilettos, wearing instead her signature flats. She and Darren Moore walked the party together, spending a lot of photo op time at the Luscious Organic Desserts table feeding each other cupcakes.”

“After getting her makeup artists set up, Josie Maran quickly hit the Leila Hafzi rack and selected a backless sustainable silk gown,” Rachel said. “I gave her a Green Youth Movement wristband to wear. Josie then spent some time at the Teens Turning Green Lips Against Lead petition, which she kissed and signed, alongside Rachelle Carson-Begley.”

For everyone, the beautiful canvas petition covered in lipstick told the cosmetic industry to kiss lead in our makeup goodbye!

For some, sustainable style means organic fibers and alternative fabrics — while for others it means vintage and repurposing. EcoFabulous founder, Zem Joaquin, wore vintage and organic cotton with matching vintage accessories, including an adorable gold clutch. EcoDivaTV host Sarah Backhouse sported a vintage Miguel Adrover with her co-host Taryn Hipwell, who fashioned her own redesigned and repurposed dress. Taryn took a former size 14 dress and reshaped and designed it into a sassy, one of a kind sexy strawberry number.

Needless to say, the event was a hit! Guests left feeling empowered, beautiful and sexy! Congrats EcoStilleto for a stylish, sustainable success! May you have another incredible year!

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