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Supply Chain Link to Deforestation

Big brands such as Coach, LVMH, Prada, H&M, Zara, Adidas, Nike, New Balance, Teva, UGG and Fendi have multiple connections ...
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A Modern History of Online Card Games

Sunday “family game-night” was a big weekly tradition in my house as a child, following Church of course. Sundays were ...
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Marketplace of the Future with Made Safe

Sustainability is becoming an increasingly high priority with American consumers. On Friday Sept 23th, Marketplace of the Future debuted its ...
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The Confessional Showroom Runway Show

It’s that time of year again, New York Fashion Week! On Sept 11th, The Confessional Showroom runway show took debuted ...
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An Insider’s Guide to Art on Paper NYC

Art on Paper is an annual art fair held in New York City at Pier 36. In 2022, Art on ...
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How to Extend the Life of your Clothes

Today’s guest post is by Remake Events Manager, Alison! She will be describing how to extend the life of your ...
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Atelier Beauté Chanel in Soho

IconGirl invited myself and six other women to a special event at the Atelier Beauté Chanel in Soho, NYC. Once inside ...
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5 Best Sustainable Restaurants in Manhattan, NYC

What makes a restaurant sustainable? While there are so many elements to becoming more eco-friendly, this list focuses on restaurants ...
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Love Languages; What NOT to Do

Most of us are familiar with the five basic love languages, physical touch, acts of service, quality time, gifts and ...
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My Birthday in NYC

Birthdays make us reflect on the past and present and even more than this they make us evaluate where we’re ...
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Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation Midsummer Gala

Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation for Cancer Research hosted their annual midsummer gala this past Thursday at the Classic Car Club in ...
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What is Micro-Cheating?

Relationships are the most rewarding and, at times, the most challenging part of life. To have a successful and long ...
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How to Communicate When Emotionally Triggered

Emotions are the predominant experience of human life. On a given day, we may feel overjoyed, overwhelmed, frustrated, elated or ...
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Is Okra Good for You? The Side Effects and Health Benefits

Have you tried Okra? Mostly used in the South, this green pod vegetable is a staple in soulful Southern dishes ...
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What is the Fastest Home Remedy for Flu and Cold?

Did you know that a lot of pharmaceuticals are based off of organic compounds found in nature? The pharmaceutical industry ...
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Sino American Commerce Association Awards Gala

On April 22nd, 2022 I was invited to attend the Sino American Commerce Association Awards Gala in celebration of it’s ...
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How to Get the Body of a Model

How do I get a model body? As a model myself, I often get asked just this. In fact, I’ve ...
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How to Paint a Bag

During March I was asked to contribute my art for a collaboration with sustainable and vegan bag brand Stacy Kessler ...
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What are Basic Life Skills?

Being human is complicated! We have the longest adolescence of any species. There’s good reason for this; between our complex ...
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Why you’re Lame for Leaving Facebook (and Staying on Instagram)

First of all, I apologize for the title of this post. It’s humorous. Secondly, I’m very serious. Why would you ...
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The Neurochemicals of Happiness

Modern (wo)man is becoming less and less self-sufficient. We order out for lunch and dinner; we rely on TV & ...
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Growth & Spirituality Resources

We study for years and years in order to understand the natural world and human languages such as English or mathematics ...
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Hendrick’s Neptunia Gin at Aire Ancient Baths

I had the pleasure of attending a very cute event for Hendrick’s Neptunia Gin at one of my favorite spots ...
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Anatomy of a Fashion Editorial

Over the years I’ve been lucky enough to be part of several fashion and beauty editorials as part of my ...
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How to Grow on Instagram in 2022

I had no idea what Instagram was before moving to NYC. I didn’t even have a smart phone until 2014! ...
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Pescatarian Dinner

I have been a pescatarian, or sometimes a self-proclaimed “pesca-vegan” for about 5 years now. I really never enjoyed eating ...
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Aspen Long Weekend: Where to Go & What to Wear

I had the pleasure of traveling to Aspen over Presidents Day weekend this year for a special dinner with Rebecca ...
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Phoenix: The Art of Fashion 4 Development

Acclaimed fashion photographer Fadil Berisha and artist Mila Bubliy collaborated on PHOENIX, a series of photography-based artworks, which were shown ...
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Upgrade your Bedtime Routine

Finding ways to relieve stress 🧮 will help you fall asleep more easily. If you're not getting enough sleep on a ...
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Free Speech: Here to Stay?

Sometimes we forget how much adversity our ancestors faced in order to be free of what they considered injustice. Human ...
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Picking a Sustainable Coffee to Brew

There’s almost nothing better than a morning cup of Joe. Coffee drinking is so ingrained into our everyday life and ...
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Do Numbers Matter?

Fashion has always been a large influence in human culture and the lives of people. It is often said that ...
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Natural Nuance Sustainable Bags

What is true luxury? Is it a Chanel tweed suit? Is it a bright red Ferrari? Or is it possible ...
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5 Love Languages

After many years of counseling couples in crisis, Dr. Gary Chapman says he realized that what makes a person feel ...
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Top 10 Sustainable Thanksgiving Ideas

Thanksgiving is a great opportunity to share unforgettable experiences with others. If you make the most of what you have, ...
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Top 5 Sustainable Halloween Ideas

Halloween is here but when it comes to decorating your house for the holidays, keeping things eco-friendly can be a ...
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Top 10 Hidden Parks in NYC

New Yorkers love their parks like a rare treasure. They serve as much needed respite when living in the concrete ...
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Top 10 Casual Vegan Spots in NYC

It can be challenging to find good vegan food at reasonable prices in New York. From takeout to delivery, there ...
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Eco-Friendly Home Cleaning Hacks

No one likes a dirty home! The dishes are piling up, the dust is like an extra blanket and you ...
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10 Sustainable Living Tricks

Sustainable living is important because it can help improve our overall well-being, reduce financial expenditure, and enable a more beneficial ...
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Helpful Meditation Tips

Meditation is an approach to train the mind, much like fitness trains the body. There are a number of meditation ...
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Easy Switches for a Sustainable Kitchen

With increased awareness of environmental issues, if you haven't done so yet, it's wise to make a conscious effort to ...
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6 Easy Ways to Gift Sustainably

Who doesn’t love to receive a thoughtful gift? “Gifts” is my second highest love language and I probably got it ...
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Healthy Substitutes for Fall Recipes

There’s nothing better than a home cooked meal made with care by someone you love. Everyone wants to eat healthier ...
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Attachment Styles Part 4: Fearful Avoidant

This particular attachment style since is the rarest and can include any aspect of both the anxious and dismissive attachments ...
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Swedish Massage in NYC

Can you believe some among us have NEVER had a professional massage? What a travesty. In this blog entry I’m ...
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Fall Hair Transformation with Rusk

A woman’s hair is her crowning glory! A new cut or color can completely change the way you and others ...
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Fall Recipe: Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies are so easy to make and a special treat for fall! Loaded with vitamin A and ...
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Attachment Styles Part 3: Anxious Preoccupied

If you’ve been following along, you’ll know that there are four different attachment styles. While 50% of the population has ...
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Attachment Styles Part 2: Dismissive Avoidant

I decided to highlight this particular attachment style since it gets a really bad rap online. People call these folks ...
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Simply Comfortable Summer Outfits

I love comfort! In all things 🤓. Fashion so often means pain, but let’s work around that bothersome idea to ...
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Is Clean Beauty Just a Marketing Trick?

Meet your Guest Blogger Lynn Anna Lafreniere! Lynn Anna is a model and beauty/wellness blogger based in NYC. She is ...
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Packing Light: Out East (Hamptons Getaway)

Summer is the time to head out east to the beach. The Hamptons weather is never predictable and it’s a ...
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Whenever I Wake Up, Whenever I Put on Makeup

Starting the day off right is so important. If you sleep on the wrong side of the bed it could ...
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Attachment Styles & Wellness

Have you heard of attachment theory? Basically it describes how our past experiences with primary attachment figures effect how we ...
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Vegan Pumpkin & Mushroom Pasta Recipe

Don’t forget the garnish! 🌿 Vegan pumpkin pasta sauce with wild mushrooms is an easy and healthy recipe for any ...
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Non-Toxic Nails

Have you ever wondered why a typical nail salon smells so strongly of chemicals? The answer is simple: nail polish ...
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Blockchain, Elon Musk and Climate Change

Just the other day Elon Musk sent Bitcoin tumbling by announcing Tesla would in fact not not take the popular ...
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Earth Day 2021: 6 Easy Ways to Live More Sustainably

In honor of Earth Day 2021 I am sharing a few simple ways to live more in tune with Mother ...
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2 Ingredient Avocado Face Mask

What are you going to do with all those over ripe avocados?! Make a natural beauty treatment, of course! Avocado ...
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Eco Friendly Fabric Softeners

We all love clothes that smell clean. However, did you know there are some real drawbacks to conventional dryer sheets ...
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Inspiring Instagram Filters

Instagram filters have gotten a bad rap due to misuse, but really they can be a fun way to spice ...
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Wines, Then and Now (not a poem)

The time is 2700 BC. Thousands of years after the first fermentation of grain in China, the Babylonians have now ...
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Self-care Activities

Self-care is more than just indulgence. It means showing yourself the same love and attention you would show a loved ...
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How to Make Perfume at Home

Don’t laugh, but modern perfume goes all the way back to ancient Egypt and the god Nefertum, who was said ...
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Holiday DIY Gift Guide

It’s that time of year again! Pinecones, tinsel and warm cacao. Time to start dreaming up cute gifts for your ...
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5 Ways to Dress Sustainably

Sustainability is not just another new trend, but a revolution that is long overdue. While fast fashion has made clothes ...
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Feminine Health is Human Health

Let’s talk about feminine health. There’s a bizarre taboo in our society around discussing the female body, even amongst women ...
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Chashama Annual Art Gala

I was honored to be chosen as a featured artist by Anita and her team at Chashama to do my ...
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