5 Things to Talk About During After Work Drinks- March 2016
We found a few interesting topics that you may want to bring up next time you find yourself out for after work drinks with your friends, or during happy hour, especially if your company loves sustainable fashion-related conversation.
We loved the 2016 Oscars Ceremony, and we were more than pleased to see that there were at least three stars who opted for eco-fashion pieces this year. Sophie Turner, Lily Cole and Michael Fassbender all chose to support humane and environmentally friendly brands, and they ended up looking stunningly stylish.
Fassbender was even more dashing than usual in his Tom Ford tux, which was designed especially for the Green Carpet Challenge, whereas Sophie Turner, looking ravishing in her geometrically cut dress, opted for a gorgeous Galvan creation.
Supermodel Lily Cole chose to wear a fantastic multi layered dress designed by the legendary Vivienne Westwood, which was made from recycled plastic bottles! Who’d have thought that plastic bottles could ever look that good?
Livia Firth and Eco-Age must be very proud for successfully implementing the notion of sustainability into Red Carpet events of this caliber. We’d certainly love to see even more front liners supporting ethical and sustainable fashion brands in the future.
On women’s day Emma Watson tweeted about the new #HeForShe emoji, which refers to a UN campaign that tries to enlist men in the fight for gender equality, and she was obviously psyched about this unexpected addition!
“News- Twitter has created a Heforshe emoji whaatttttt???!!! Type hashtag HeForShe and our logo will automatically appear! #Heforshe #IWD16”
J.K Rowling, who is now 50 years old, apparently is still very close to the 25 year old actress who played Hermione in the Harry Potter movies, and she responded with a very heartwarming and loving tweet; “Nice emoji! You’re an inspirational woman x”
Emma Watson tweeted back; “@jk_rowling @HeforShe RIGHT back at you <3 thank you for everything xx”
How touching is their relationship? Two intelligent, inspiring and empowered women sending messages of love and appreciation to each other on women’s day! So refreshing after so many rivalries between female celebrities lately.
Even though we wouldn’t word it exactly like that, Melissa McCarthy was very clear about what she meant when she said that women sound dumb if they don’t believe in feminism:
“I always think, ‘Oh, that sounds so dumb.’ And I don’t mean that in a hateful way. It just sounds so ill-informed. Do you think women should be paid less? You don’t believe in equality for women? I think people have worked hard to put a negative spin on the word”
She does make a valid point, and we love the fact that she isn’t afraid to stand her ground against any kind of discrimination, as she has also fought hard to slam the plague of body-shaming, especially as far as young girls are concerned;
“There’s an epidemic in our country of girls and women feeling bad about themselves based on what 0.5 percent of the human race looks like. It starts very young. My message is that as long as everybody’s healthy, enjoy and embrace whatever body type you have”.
We agree wholeheartedly, Melissa!
Supreme Court Justice apologizes after calling feminists ‘man hating lesbians’ and saying ‘homosexual sex kills’
Scripta manent, so you should always be careful what you put into writing, else it might come back and bite you in the butt! Such is the case of Supreme Court Justice Rebecca Bradley, who wrote a regular column for her university’s newspaper back when she was a student.
In one particularly juicy piece, titled ‘Awaiting feminism’s demise’, she described feminists as ‘angry, militant, man-hating lesbians, who abhor the traditional family’.
In another piece, she supported another writer’s views, stating that date rape victims were, in part, also responsible for the crimes. Another time she is reported to have referred to gay people as ‘queers’, and to having written that ‘homosexual sex kills’.
According to her younger self, she wrote against the political correctness movement, stating that it promoted ‘the agenda of gays, feminists, liberal extremists and 1960s radicals who never left school and consequently are ignorant of the real world’, and later on even described abortion as a ‘holocaust for our children’. Wow, she clearly was an opinionated young woman!
But should she be held responsible for something she wrote so long ago -especially since she has already publicly apologised, saying that she’s a very different person than the person reflected in those words she used 24 years ago?
We believe that people change, opinions change, and that it’s counterproductive to dig up dirt on people. Most people do or say things in their youth that they’re not proud of later on in life, so why should she be held accountable for hate speech -because that’s what her articles were- that was produced by a person so different than her current self?
Sometimes you come across a startup that stands for what you believe in, and you feel compelled to contribute to its success somehow. Such is the case with VETTA, an apparel startup that’s taking its first steps on Kickstarter.
This Boston-based ethical fashion brand’s purpose is to create a handful of stylish, responsibly made and affordable pieces which can be worn together to create many different looks. VETTA is the epitome of a capsule collection, and we love the fact that every piece of clothing is convertible and interchangeable. The clothes that make up this capsule wardrobe are made in NYC, and they are designed with quality, timelessness and transparent sourcing in mind.
In the future, the brand will produce two capsule collections per year; one for colder and one for warmer months. They certainly have our vote of confidence, and we hope we will be able to enjoy their stylish collections for many years to come.