fashion

Don’t Make Me Over: The Truth About TV Makeovers

Don’t Make Me Over: The Truth About TV Makeovers

I was once a rabid fan of makeover shows. I’ve watched more of them than I’d care to admit. In my mind, the premise used to appear reasonable: some unfortunate wastrel is plucked from the unwashed masses and spruced up to the delight of her friends and family. Almost Pygmalion-ish, the whole affair looked charming, […]

Stylin’ Hemp Clothes And Accessories On Etsy

Stylin’ Hemp Clothes And Accessories On Etsy

Hemp for a Healthy Future via Hemp History Week: Hemp is the distinct oilseed and fiber varieties of the plant species Cannabis sativa L. It is a tall, slender, fibrous plant that has been cultivated worldwide for over 10,000 years. A nutrition powerhouse, hemp is also an environmentally sustainable solution for potentially thousands of products ranging from […]

HEMPFEST 2013: Fashion With A Passion For Freedom

HEMPFEST 2013: Fashion With A Passion For Freedom

PHOTOS: Tawnee Cowan, unless otherwise noted. Featured: T-shirt, dress and skirt by Marcella Kelly. You may have heard about the speakers, the massive smoke outs and other highlights of 2013’s Seattle Hempfests, but did you know there were daily fashion shows in the Hemposium Tent? I co-produced the show, Fashion with a Passion for Freedom, with […]

Is It Possible To Have A ‘Personal’ Style?

Is It Possible To Have A ‘Personal’ Style?

When Ladybud first pitched me the idea of writing an article on my personal style, I admit I was a little dubious. While I pride myself on knowing how to dress, I would hardly call myself fashionable. After some hemming and hawing I asked myself, and one very put-upon male friend (sorry, Graham), some hard […]

Susan Squibb’s Five Beauty Essentials

Susan Squibb’s Five Beauty Essentials

Generally, my skincare essentials are plant based. I keep it simple for my sensitive skin and my conscious consumer ethics. Moisturizers are essential in Colorado’s dry climate. I use a couple of hemp seed lotions to absorb the beneficial and deeply penetrating properties of the oil into my skin.  Sunscreen is also a must to […]

LADY BUSINESS: Saint Harridan

LADY BUSINESS: Saint Harridan

I first met Mary Going while studying Business at Mills College. Mills is the first women’s college west of the Rocky Mountains. It was founded around the same time California became a state and has garnered a reputation for liberal progressivism; it produces intelligent women in many areas, particularly social justice and civil rights activism. […]

Shaleen Title’s Five Beauty Essentials

Shaleen Title’s Five Beauty Essentials

When it comes to beauty, I tend to ignore any advice anyone gives me. My make-up motto is basically, “Who’s gonna stop me?” I don’t pay attention to make-up trends, since I’m old enough to see how arbitrary and repetitive they tend to be. I definitely don’t pay attention to the silly surveys in which […]

Olive Green: Shopping for the Future

Olive Green: Shopping for the Future

“I want to get away from the concept of recycling clothes. I want the word recycling to be redundant. Olive Green is the future of clothes buying.” -Kate Bayly  If I’ve learned anything from my living room, it’s that women love Kate Bayly. My wife and I are very open and honest in our communication. I […]