Over the past few years many of us have tried to go green, not just in our love of Chanel’s Jade nail polish or YSLs emerald suede Tribtoo pumps but in how we live our lives. We’ve chucked out Fiji bottles for re-useable water bottles, started biking and walking more and buying organic. If you’re looking for a way to insert a little green in to your wardrobe on a more eco-friendly level, let me introduce you to an amazing line called Orangia. They do bridal, ready to wear and even sportswear so that you can help your closet go green with out looking like….well, hippy-dippy. Orangia utilizes only natural based fibers and are totally eco-concious, think super luxurious silks and the softest cottons possible. The line has been featured in People En Espanol, Lucky, Ocean Drive, WWD, and Brides New York Magazine to name just a few. The duo behind the line, Janelle Funari and Rodrigo Londono, bring such a diverse talent to the line that it really sets them apart. Check out www.Orangiausa.com to see more of the collection and where you can purchase.
Yours truly on the runway in the dress that started it all
I first came across the line a few years ago when I wore one of their dresses for Fashion Fights Poverty’s annual fashion show in Washington, DC. I fell in love with not only the dress I wore for the show, but every single piece that Janelle and Rodrigo sent down the runway. I loved the dress so much so that I ordered it from Janelle right off of my back and it’s become one of my favorite pieces in my wardrobe. I also was lucky enough to wear Orangia again when I shot for Fashion Fights Poverty’s loookbook and had Janelle or Rodrigo been present, I would have again ordered the dress off my back.
These two photos are from the Fashion FIghts Poverty Lookbook shot by the insanely talented Douglas Sonders
In my Orangia dress with Washington, DCs golden boy, Jamie Hess
With the guys from Plain White T-s and Crash Boom Bang…seriously, a bunch of band guys even liked the dress!
Happy Earth Day from WestmountFashionista!