February 29, 2012

The Green Academy

Sadly, I found the red carpet of this year's Oscars to be a little underwhelming. To be honest, there weren't any dresses that I really loved, just a few that I liked. What made me much happier was finding out that there were quite a few eco-friendly gowns making their appearance.

Missy Pyle in hand-dyed organic silk Valentina Delfino: From reading Alicia Silverstone's blog, The Kind Life - where Missy occasionally guest posts - I knew that she is on a journey to becoming vegan and living eco-friendly, but I didn't know she took the challenge to the red carpet. I thought her dress was such a breath of fresh air in a sea of colourless gowns.

Natalie Portman in 1954 vintage, reused Christian Dior: Red was a popular colour on the red carpet Sunday, and Natalie's dress was my favourite take on the trend. The cut and print make for such a classic combination and she - a long-time vegan and environmentalist - carried it beautifully.

I have to say that these dresses weren't originally among my favourites, but when finding out that they are eco-friendly, their appeal to me increased significantly!

Livia Firth in custom, recycled PET fabric Valentino: She is the creator of the Green Carpet Challenge, and did a great job of getting many designers on board the project, using eco-friendly options for the gowns they created.

Meryl Streep in custom, eco-certified fabric Lanvin gown: Her speech was one of my favourite moments of the entire show, and she joined Livia in the Green Carpet Challenge with this gold dress.

 All photos via People 


  1. I thought Natalie Portman looked amazing.

  2. eco friendly? wow! that is really neat. I loved meryl streeep's speech as well. xo

    1. I know, right?! I thought Meryl Streep's speech was one of the best moments of the entire show.

  3. The vintage dress that Natalie Portman wore was one of my favourites of the night - you can't have more fun being eco-friendly than by wearing vintage, in my humble opinion :)


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