Sustainable Style: Hello Spring 2020

As spring 2020 unveils its dramatic arrival, we are all mostly stressed out as the pandemic of COVID-19 embraces the globe with an uncertainty of what’s next. Besides the impending unknown of how long we will all be trapped at home, I’m just going to keep thinking about the same topic that’s been on my mind for a while: sustainable style, and how our shopping habits can change the world.

Sustainable Style, spring 2020


For me, food and fashion seem to share a similarity these days, it’s all about the ingredients. While one dish might taste super delicious when you review the finer elements of the recipe, there’s a reason why it tasted so good! I do try to substitute sugar, indulge in fewer fats, control carbs, abstain from gluten, forget about lectins, don’t even think about dairy, and meat—totally taboo! It’s a proverbial minefield of decisions about how to live the healthiest version of yourself while supporting the food chain and its effects on our environment.

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Sailing on a Catamaran in the British Virgin Islands

TRAVEL: A family sailing trip to the British Virgin Islands for Thanksgiving last year, was the highlight of 2019, a tough year, yet ending with an authentic emotion of unforgettable thankfulness. Positive thinking is a powerful healer, and as my husband battled stage-three cancer, after diagnosis in February, we focused on the final outcome; his excellent health and a Catamaran sailing trip to the British Virgin Islands.

Cow Wreck Beach, Anegada, British Virgin Islands

My fave snapshot, Cow Wreck Beach, Anegada, British Virgin Islands.

After multiple sessions of chemo and radiation therapy, for my husband, the only goal that mattered was feeling the tropical breeze, eating fresh seafood, and soaking up every family moment with fun and frivolity. This well-planned vacation would be a trip to remember, floating between St. Thomas and St. John, and around the smaller British Virgin Islands surrounding Tortola.

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A chat with online artstar gallery founder Chrissy Corredor

So, which one do I select, Chanel 2 or Party Girl by Liz Von Hoene, or, maybe a little jungle fever with Disco in the Jungle: Forever Wild by Yee Wong. Last month I collaborated with online art gallery, ArtStar, on an inspiring project with my dear oh-so-stylish friend Gregg Asher.

Party Girl by Liz Von Hoene, ArtStar

Party Girl by Liz Von Hoene, ArtStar

Gregg introduced me to ArtStar during the summer and asked if I would join him on an online collaboration curating a collection of our favourite works. An ArtStar aficionado, Gregg has previously shopped on the gallery-esque digital boutique, so I am grateful for the introduction—perfectly my kind of artful destination.

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Marquis Duriel Lewis aka RETNA exhibits Dovetail Mortises and Peluca Grande

A significant thunderstorm almost eclipsed the opening night for the exhibition of Dovetail Mortises & Peluca Grande by L.A.-based graffiti artist Marquis Duriel Lewis (aka RETNA) last week, presented by The Goss-Michael Foundation.

Marquis Duriel Lewis, RETNA, shot by Joshua White

Marquis Duriel Lewis, aka RETNA. Photo by Joshua White.

That night, ardent street-graffiti fans, intrigued art patrons and RETNA’s sweet Mum, who had come to Dallas to enjoy her son’s celebration—waited for his imminent yet delayed arrival. Sadly, the private jet was rerouted north of Dallas to avoid the storms; however, the crowd continued to revel amid the revered artwork, soaking in the vibrant abstract storytelling of RETNA’s Brimstones.

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Contemporary Art Gallery 12.26 Opens with Waters

You could say that Hilary and Hannah Fagadau are really twins, simply born years apart. But besides sharing the same stylish fashion gene, the ability to complete each other’s sentences, and similar voice intonations, they also share the same birthday — and that birth date 12.26 represents the name of their new contemporary art gallery.

Hilary Fagadau and Hannah Fagadau

Hilary Fagadau and Hannah Fagadau

At the end of the month, the sisters will debut their 12.26 business venture with an inaugural exhibition titled Waters. The show will present an artful conversation between two female artists, Alex Olson based in Los Angeles and Nancy Shaver from Jefferson, New York. Respectively, the paintings and sculptures combined offer a reflective dialogue encompassing the relationship of water in each medium. 

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Art as Fashion or Fashion as Art – Anne Damgaard

As New York Fashion Week calls it a wrap this September, Dallas’ style aficionados will experience fashion as an alternative form—like visual art. A first for art space SITE131, as Joan Davidow director and curator of the gallery, debut’s a fashion presentation titled How Fitting It Is, featuring Danish textile artist Anne Damgaard.

The Eternal Moment, 2017 by Anne Damgaard

The Eternal Moment, 2017, by Anne Damgaard

A visual artist based in Copenhagen, Denmark, Damgaard, graduated from the Danish School of Art and Design in 1997 and pursued her fascination with textiles as an artist and a designer. Utilizing the unique properties of fabrics as her medium of choice—Damgaard works with delicate gauzes, creating layers of movement in light and dark that transcend textiles into a form of expression. Never imagined as actual items of clothing, these works of art, architectural sculptures, are the assimilation between the form of the female body and textiles.

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