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Green Goddesses

Episode 7:'s Associate Editor ponders boho style and Prince-worthy pieces.

Hello my earth-loving fashionistas! Strap on a pair of f—k me pumps for an eco-friendly cause, and let’s celebrate the recycling of fashion.

Gucci, Gucci
Wilson and Ambria put their poker faces on hardcore for these Gucci shoes and with good reasons. They were climate change December hot. The platform's hint of gold was incredible, and they radiated an aura of fierceness that you just don't see every day. And just like Hands Across America, there was something for everyone -- the consignor got a major a deal (50-50 on $800). I'm surprised Ambria didn't strap those on for herself and take off -- must have been too small.


Green Goddess
When Karina and Tara walked into Lisa's eco-friendly home I was immediately smitten. The broken glass fireplace, incredible light, and roof garden said, "I'm crazy rich, but I'm crazy rich and I care." Needless to say her closet wasn't just filled with recycled cotton tees. The super precious polka dot Dolce & Gabbana suit was so cheery and adorable I could barely stand it. Nothing says, "My sister's getting married, and I'm still more fabulous," like a Minnie Mouse power suit.


Between that and the incredible gown, it's no wonder that Tara fully embraced in the earth mother mindset and decided to throw a shindig. (I'm sure her back-to-Native American days Navajo sweater didn't hurt the shindig's spirit either).

Just Jack(et)
Karl is a fashionable fellow. He's rocking some major man jewelry and toting a jacket worthy of a Prince concert after-party attended by Mary J Blige. But that’s just the problem. Now that he's been snapped in this snazzy jacket, he’s got to unload it. . . or does he?

In the end, Karl does not sell the jacket, which is a bummer because his boyfriend hated it. Not only are you depriving the world of this jacket, Karl, you're disappointing your man! Stop being so selfish! He is not going to be pleased to see you trot back in with that LV bag. Think of your boyfriend. You should probably just give me the jacket and call it a day. Sure it's a little Delta Burke with a bedazzler on Designing Women, but that's fine. I'll deal with it. Got to wear something while I'm drafting up sketches of balloon valences.

Go Coconuts
Two important eco-facts we learned this week. When in doubt skip silk and button your shirts with coconuts. Maybe I'm not fully grasping the concept, but I was too distracted by the myriad delights in Samantha Pleet's studio. It looked like the staging area for a Feist video in there, what with her floppy hats and organic cottons. Personally, I am obsessed with her Chart dress and I agreed that Tara did look like a sexy little school girl. The chariot dress gets some major points since it was easily changeable however I would like to see it in action. I feel that on a short gal like myself it might look a little Coraline-ish.

But even without a carbon footprint there was a negative o-zone hanging over the shindig. Wilson thought Tara's pre-party attitude was a little too much to handle. And like any obedient employee he told her so.

Oh honey. Maybe the Goo-Gone fumes from cleaning those beer bottles were going to your brain, but you need to respect the "pecking order" (is this The Real Housewives of New York City or The Real Housewives of Atlanta, since Wilson was also singing "Tardy for the Party"). Tara is in fact Wilson's boss, and perhaps he should start acting like it. . .

In the end, the party was a success, with people snapping up items left and right despite the pre-party mojo issures. What do you think though? Which eco-friendly item was your favorite -- besides the well-watered arrangements?

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