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2008 Green Prom: The Princess Project

Can’t wait for prom? Did you know you can be uber-psyched for your special day and still make a green impact? Yep, meet The Princess Project. This video segment from Eco News gives you the scoop on the latest prom trend for 2008 – recycled dresses! Think about it, most prom dresses are worn one time, for one night, then it gets relegated to the back of the closet never to be seen again. Sure you might know a fashion forward friend who can actually redesign an old prom dress into a stylish new creation, but most of us just sigh and leave our prom dress alone with those other “never to be worn again, but I really can’t get rid of this” items like the cashmere sweater with the moth hole, that cute tank top that will never fit again and of course, skinny jeans. Why not put that prom dress to good use and donate it?

The Princess Project promotes self-confidence and individual beauty by providing free prom dresses and accessories (love that – you always need to accessorize!) to high school girls who cannot otherwise afford them. It’s a great project and you’ll feel good participating.

BTW: Eco News is your daily dose for everything Green in the San Francisco area! From the most current information on renewable energy and organic produce to environmentally friendly products and people making a difference!

Sex and the City designer Gilles Montezin

Sex and the City is one of the most anticipated movies of the year – well at least to me and my friends and thousands of other SATC fanatics. I’ve really missed those girls and I am looking forward to all of those crazy conversations, the cosmos and of course the killer clothes!

If you’re one of the fans waiting in anticipation until the Sex and the City movie, here’s a little quick fix – Jean Voute Pratt of the style observer interviews couture designer Gilles Montezin at his Upper West Side design studio. His designs are featured in the May ’08 release of Sex and the City as well as the upcoming Confessions of a Shopaholic. Another movie on my ‘must-see’ list for sure!

H&M Launches Marimekko Line

Manolo BlahnikIf you’ve ever been lucky enough to visit the Marimekko concept store in Washington DC you’ve been inspired by the gorgeous bright colors and charming prints that have been defining the Marimekko brand since 1951. The Downtown Silver Spring Marimekko Concept Store is stocked with Marimekko® of Finland’s continuing classic fabrics as well as seasonal European fashion and accessory collections for men, women, and children. In addition to fabric finds, there are plenty of housewares, tabletop treasures, accessories, bedding and bath items and of course clothing and bags.

If you’re a fan of Marimekko and cannot afford the pink stilettos from Manolo Blahnik (at a cool $595 a pair), rest easy and hit your local H&M store tomorrow. Why? Because that’s when the Marimekko collection hits H&M! Using lots of prints from the ’50s through the ’70s, about 50 pieces will hit the shelves tomorrow. Ranging from skirts and dresses and some men’s apparel too, H&M welcomes Spring 2008 with this fun new fashion.

Top 2008 Wedding Gown Trends

Some top wedding gown trends from a bridal expert for Better TV. You’ve already met Mr. Right, now get the best dress! To see what’s hot in bridal gowns right now, just click on the video below.

The Hills: A Style Gallery

This video montage features the many fashions of some of our favorite cast members from The Hills including: Lauren Conrad, Whitney Port, Heidi Montag (ick), Audrina Partridge, Jen Bunney, Jason Wahler, Lo Bosworth, Spencer Pratt, and Brody Jenner. Everyone’s favorite LA girls are back for another season and I’m loving every minute of it.

Toronto Fashion Week: Coco Rocha

Supermodel Coco Rocha interviewed at L’Oreal (Toronto) Fashion Week by Jeanne Beker after walking Joe Fresh F/W 2008. She’s so articulate and awesome as she speaks about her first catwalk in Canada.

Coach: Soho Collection

A stylish sampling of the Spring 2008 Coach Soho Collection. Featuring pretty, pink printed logo designs and some retro fringe and braided strap details, these sophisticated silhouettes are in an assortment of leather and canvas and the colors are soft and natural with a pop of color on the trim. Check out some of the white leather lacing details, just fab for spring!