Stylist Stuff by Rebekah Roy
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Backstage at Prophetik Vauxhall Fashion Scout AW11

Backstage at Prophetik was so wonderful. It's our third season at Vauxhall Fashion Scout - which is quite nice. Everyone was so helpful and because it's the first show of the season - there's such a buzz! Backstage everything was so quiet, calm and...

H&M – The Conscious Collection

H&M is launching an ethical collection called 'The Conscious Collection' for spring. Eco-fashion is more than a trend. In the UK events like Esthetica have changed peoples views on what ethical fashion looks like. It's designers like Noir, Ada Zandition and Junky Styling who have pushed the boundries of ethical clothing and understood the importance of design. It's no wonder the high street is following this trend, and it's a good thing. H&M is using organic cottons, Tencel®...

Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration – Tea Party!

It was quite fun to go to the 123 Bethnal Green Road ethical clothing shop and celebrate the launch of Amelia's Compendium of Fashion Illustration. The book features 30 emerging illustrators alongside interviews with nearly 50 of the most important ethical designers including a couple of designers that I work with such as Prophetic and Beautiful...

Recycle Your Christmas Tree!

I always feel so sad when I see an abandoned Christmas tree on the street. However, there is a bit of comfort knowing it will be recycled and made into compost!   ...

Environmental Justice Foundation

Over the years I have had the pleasure of working with the lovely model Max Rogers (you may recognise him from the recent Tommy Hilfiger campaign). I recently worked with Max at the Birmingham Clothes Show and I noticed a t-shirt he was wearing in the finale. This shirt was actually in support of a charity he has been working with, the Environmental Justice Foundation.   "From my point of view I feel that as a model it is ultimately my business to sell products and in...

Speedo LZR Racer Elite – Redesigns

I have always been a huge fan of sportswear. Sportswear is more exciting than most people realize as it's really all about innovation of fabrics and technology. Speedo’s revolutionary LZR Racer swimsuit was so effective that it was able to reduce race times by around 2%. During the The Beijing Olympics 94% of all swimming races were won while wearing a Speedo LZR! The Federation Internationale de Natation deemed it unfit to use the Speedo LZR Racer swimsuit and it was banned from...

Plaits & Diamante Eyelashes at Prophetik

This is the second season that I've styled Prophetik and I loved the hair and make up for the SS11 look. Tim Furssedonn, International Creative Director for Toni & Guy created the hair look and Lan Nguyen created the makeup look. The theme was midnight garden and we wanted the models to have a very otherworldly look that was youthful and fairy like. Toni & Guy were kind enough to send these instructions - here's how to get the look: • Prep hair with label.m Volume Mousse...

Dolly Jones talks to Laura Bailey at FBC

FBC board member and Editor of Vogue.co.uk Dolly Jones talks with model Laura Bailey at Fashion Business Club. The discussion focused on Laura's career as a model, a mother and her eco work. Laura's been the face of Jaeger, done campaigns for Ray-Ban, L’Oreal, Temperley, Jaguar and Marks & Spencer and this year she's been designing for the accessory brand Made. Laura is also a freelance journalist - she's written for Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, Glamour, GQ, The Daily Telegraph, The...

Angel Jackson – Ethical Luxury at it’s best!

Angel Jackson was set up in 2005 by sisters Katie and Millie Smith. They have been short listed for BFC's Vogue Fashion Fund and won Topshop's New Designer of the Year Award! All Angel Jackson products are produced in their own fairtrade workshops and made from ethically sourced material. Katie is the designer, based in Bristol, with two children and Millie has 3 children, she had her third in Bali and she calls her Ruby Star!  Millie oversees the production in Bali, where they set up...

Fashion-Conscience.com

What does having a fashion conscience mean to you - organic, fair trade sustainable, recycled and vegan? Well Fashion-Conscience.com seems to have it all. They stock pieces that are organic, sustainable, recycled, vintage, vegan, fair trade and aid small local communities - and they have some exclusive and edgy designers from around the world. The question is - can you have a sustainable fashion-forward wardrobe? Yes, you just have to think a bit more about what you really want. An...

Matt & Nat – Vegan Leather Handbags Made of Recycled Plastic Bottles

I love these bags - perfect for carrying lots of magazines and even my portfolio. They are on sale for $165 USD at Matt & Nat. They already have quite a few celebrity followers including Girls Aloud, Gwenyth Paltrow and Fearne Cotton. Matt & Nat was founded in 1996 by Inder Bendi. The bags are made almost entirely out of recycled plastic bottles – each bag utilizes up to 55 bottles, you’d never know that a bottle could be so...

Vote for Junky Styling in British Airways’ Great Britons Competition!

BA is holding this competition to help talented British people promote their UK based skills throughout the world, as part of the pending 2012 London Olympics. They are giving away 180 flights and London's Junky Styling are already short listed. So if you'd like them to go to New York and show off their design skills just click to vote! Here's a couple of shots from a story for Disorder magazine that I styled - their clothes are great to work...

Ada Zanditon at Estethica London Fashion Week

Ada Zandition is part of London Fashion Week's Estethica - a showcase for eco-sustainable designers now in its sixth season. I can't wait to see it. There's so much discussion about ethical design - people wanting something more fashion forward - well this is it! These images our from the look book shoot. We did two shoots as Ada has a ready to wear collection and a couture collection.   AUTUMN WINTER O9/10 THE INCANTATION OF AMERGIN Photographer Paul Morgan Stylist Rebekah...

EcoSneak

Simple Shoes are basically sustainable shoes that you can live with. These trainers have silk gingham uppers and I really like the sheen on them! They also have organic cotton linings, recycled PET laces (laces that used to be soda bottles!) and outsoles that used to be a car tire. The product detail is great on this site and they have six different views of the shoes! These shoes, called Retire, are made with recycled bike tires and with certified organic cotton. I wore a pair all day and...

Trends: Fashion First – Eco Second

There is a new trend in Eco fashion and the focus has shifted to be fashionable first - understanding that it's fashion that sells, for the most part people will buy something because they like it, they can afford it and if it's eco friendly that's just a bonus. Leju's latest Spring Summer 09 collection shows us the continual need for eco fashion that is fashion/ trend lead. Leju are now combining "Vegetable Ivory"  with sterling silver and semi precious stones. They are using...

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley – Walk the Dog!

Do you leave the lights on, or is your mobile phone plug charging when it's not plugged into your mobile? Do you try to eat any veggie meals? Do you recycle? Are you able to walk instead of taking your car? If you had a dog would you walk more: this is what Do The Green Thing is all about - walk more. Their new site should be launching in the next month. Make up artist Rachel Green is doing Rosie Huntington Whiteley's make up. Rosie is the new face or Burberry for autumn/winter 2008-9. We...

Ethical Fashion Sometimes just looks like Fashion!

I did a fashion shoot the other day with ethically made clothes. 15 graduate students from the UK went to South Africa & Ghana to work with underdeveloped remote communities to create more business. The students worked with local artists and designers assisting them in the making of a new collection. The collection will be sold on line in October. I do enjoy working on shoots - but before the actual day of the shoot the preparations can be quite stressful. The casting is vital and takes...

The Bay – Think Green

I often get asked about trends and if eco fashion and recycling are just a passing fad. I hope that they're not. Trends come and go and if people become more environmentally aware because of a trend well that's great. If they do some thing about it, even better. These pictures were taken down town in Calgary at the Bay. It's good to know that department stores are creating awareness, it's a starting point. I've always found Canada good for recycling. One summer in Toronto there was...

Sainsbury’s, Recycling and Emily Berezin

Last year Sainbury's created lots of hype and environmental awarness by introducing Anya Hindmarch's "I'm not a plastic bag". Sainsbury's has been recycling cardboard for about 100 years and plastic since the 1980s. They've even been composting for the past seven years! You can recycle batteries, printer cartridges and mobile phones at Sainbury's. Sometimes small changes really can make a difference, like buying recycled kitchen towels, toilet rolls, writing paper, envelopes, bin bags,...

Io Takemura & Ethical, Fair Trade and Eco Fashion Sample Sale: Fashion Made Fair

Fashion Made Fair Io Takemura is one of my assistants and she's all about anything & everything eco-friendly, ethical, recyclable and all things sustainable. Here are two of her videos: "Fast Fashion". [youtube ygjmRLEfb4k] "Slow Fashion" [youtube...

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