Saturday, September 25, 2010

Livia Firth on the Green Carpet

Livia Firth worked the red carpet in green. The film producer, director, creative director of Eco Age and wife of Colin Firth took up the Green Carpet Challenge that saw her blogging at Vogue.com UK to document her effort. This may be slightly old news but to those who are catching up on green fashion... erm, like yours truly, here are some photo proofs, test driven on the most brutal red carpets that eco fashion can be classy couture. 

Livia kicked things off stylishly by wearing the "Carina" black dress made from reclaimed fabrics, with accentuated chiffon sleeves by Orsola de Castro of From Somewhere at the Venice Film Festival in September 2009.

It's time for a full blown gown at the Golden Globes. She wore a repurposed wedding dress with a black sash belt by Christina Marty of Christiana Couture to create this chic romantic look. Although the dress was a huge success, sadly Livia noticed that interest dispersed once people knew that it had been worn as a wedding gown before. Read more here.

   Wowing in Leila Hafzi at the Baftas. Huge hit! She later donated this dress to be auctioned on ebay to benefit Oxfam.

 Finally at the Oscars returning full circle to Orsola de Castro of From Somewhere. Can you believe that this dress and the Roger Vivier clutch are made entirely of materials that would otherwise be in a landfill?! Read more here.

This photo is of a less formal, cocktail number she wore to A Single Man London premier. Does the black sash belt look familiar? Livia made a point that an outstanding piece can see the light of day and flashing light bulbs again!
With model Lily Cole wearing Sara Shepherd at the premier of A Single Man, Tom Ford's directorial debut starring Colin Firth. (It's just coincidence that Tom Ford keeps gettng mentioned here!)
The scrutinising eyes of fashion watchers heighten to bionic sight when it comes to judging who's hot and who's not on the red carpet. Eco-conscious Livia Firth took the challenge to the next level by donning only sustainable fashion and did it with finesse. Can sustainable fashion be haute? I think her dress sense and sensibility give us a pretty good idea.

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