Livia Firth and her green carpet challenge hit Venice
by Ali Berman
Categories: Fashion, Lifestyle
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Photo: Vogue UK

If you remember Livia Firth’s 2011 Oscar gown or the video we posted of her eco shop in London, you know that this is a woman dedicated to not just wearing sustainable fashion, but being its champion. Whether it’s organic, upcycled, vintage or recycled, Livia is out to find the most fashionable choices for the girl who wants everything, including a healthy earth.

On her most recent trip to the red carpet at the Venice Film Festival, Livia wore a 50′s inspired satin strapless cocktail dress made by Reclaim-to-Wear for yoox.com. In case you want one for your very own, the dress will be available for purchase in November.

Back in May, Livia partnered with one of Ecorazzi’s favorite eco designers, Stella McCartney. Colin Firth was the host for the Met Ball in New York, so something extra special was needed. McCartney created an all-in-one jumpsuit, with a detachable skirt surrounding the fitted pants. Reclaimed vintage beads decorated the organic silk, while the skirt was made from Manila hemp.

At the Observer Ethical Awards, Firth went with a polka dotted 1950′s dress with a hand-me-down shawl given to her by a friend. Livia’s mother actually bought the dress at a market south of Rome when Livia was just a girl. Livia wasn’t the only fashion forward thinker at her table. She was sitting with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, William and Kate. Perhaps eco friendly fashion came up as a topic for the night? We’d love to see Kate take part in the Green Carpet Challenge.

Check out more of Livia Firth’s creations and green trends happening over at her blog on Vogue UK, The Green Carpet Challenge.

About Ali Berman

Ali Berman is the author of Choosing a Good Life: Lessons from People Who Have Found Their Place in the World (Hazelden) and Misdirected (Seven Stories Press). She works as a humane educator for HEART teaching kids about issues affecting people, animals and the environment. Her published work can be found on her website at aliberman.com. In early 2012 Ali co-founded flipmeover, a production company with the mission to use media to raise awareness of social issues.

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  • http://dinneenviggiano.blogspot.com/ Dinneen Viggiano

    I really enjoyed this article and how timely!
    The New York Coalition for Healthy School food educates and advocates for plant-based nutrition in New York’s public schools. We are hosting our FALL INTO FASHION GALA on October 12th at the New York Academy of Medecine. Several eco-fashion designers will be presenting in addition to great music, terrific gift bags and some of the best plant-based food in New York.
    Join us!
    http://www.healthyschoolfood.org/events.htm