Thursday, 15 July 2010 11:42

Happy Birthday EcoStiletto: L.A.'s green community celebrates 2 years of sustainable fashion

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Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff is known around Los Angeles as the queen of green events, since she throws one heck of a party. Last night was no exception: her second anniversary soiree for EcoStiletto was one of her best yet. Rolling Greens Nursery in Hollywood was hopping on the warm summer evening of July 14th, as several hundred eco movers and shakers gathered to celebrate with cocktails and organic food in hand.

Perhaps the main reason Rachel's events are so successful is because of their fantastic eco perks. Last night she offered guests free mini eco-makeovers by jane iredale cosmetics and eyebrow threading by Marco Ochoa of Ecobrow - no wonder so many women showed up! Unfortunately, I was too busy chatting and snapping photos to partake.

However, I was sure to indulge in the scrumptious organic vegan food offerings. Appetizers were provided by chef Makini Howell of Seattle’s famed Plum restaurants, who created a pop-up menu for the night at the WorldFare Bustaurant. I had to pass on most of the dishes because they contained soy, but I really enjoyed the light salad with onions and pear. Honestly, after hearing my friends rave about the mac and cheese, I gave it a little taste and agreed with their opinions - it was really flavorful and creamy. I was excited that they were using plates made from fallen leaves (not sure if there were by Leafware or VerTerra) - they were a great compliment to my To-Go Ware.

My favorite vegan truffle company passed out generous amounts of their organic, fair trade, gourmet dark chocolate. Nicobella's decadent dairy-free desserts literally melt in your mouth, with exciting flavors like Pumpkin Chai, Sunflower Banana Butter, and Walnut Flaxseed Crunch. I've had their chocolates many times, so I was delighted to try their new gluten-free Munch line - I love the irregular shapes and crunchy textures. Mama Munch originated from an idea my friend Erin (of Chill Out LA) had - she wanted to find a yummy source of Omega 3 during her pregnancy, and boy did she ever!

Complimentary cocktails were served, and I sipped on my usual O.N.E. coconut water-tini with Vodka 360 (and I brought my glass Skippy jar of course)!

The majority of the guests were women, who were dressed to the nine in sassy eco fashion and organic clothing. Many were generous enough to donate/recycle their used purses to Dress For Success, a non-profit organization that provides used business clothing for low-income women looking for employment. 

To top it all off, green swag was provided by Toms of MaineZhena's Gypsy Tea, and Audi (in honor of the eco A3 TDi). Guests were also entered to win a $4,000 sustainable Edge bed crafted from recycled materials by Environment Furniture, which EcoStiletto will be awarding to one lucky winner in October - you can enter through their website.

I feel so fortunate to know so many of the amazing people who at the party. Please check out their websites, which range from general information on sustainable living, to health specialties, to eco products and women's clothing:
I'm sure this lengthy post gives you an idea of how wonderful this event was - you'll have to join us next time! Most importantly, Rachel Sarnoff succeeded, once again, in conveying her favorite message: Earth Day is every day in L.A.

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