Photo courtesy of Damon Baker
Summer Rayne Oakes, model and environmental entrepreneur, returns as guest editor for YOOXYGEN to pick out her favorite styles. Is it possible to be “green” without losing a certain dose of glamour? Summer says “YES”. Discover her wish-list of clothing and accessories chosen from the ECO-mmerce selection on YOOYGEN…
Wear modern architectural jackets and dresses with classicly elegant accessories such as a Kenneth Jay Lane brooch or black ballet flats from Get U. Or add a touch of pop playfulness with the comics-inspired doctor bag designed by Reuse.
Go eccentric and experiment with avant-garde styles such as the ones designed by MaxJenny and Goodone; they are best worn with simple accessories such as a Katharine Hamnett cotton tote bag and Stella McCartney cut-out sandals. To feed your artistic creativity, don’t go without an inspirational book; Angie Lewin’s Plants and Places provides a nice collection of stunning prints.
My everyday style is easy and relaxed: comfy jeans, an oversized sweater teamed up with a nice maxi-clutch (Sonya Kashmiri) and open-toe pumps (Nina Dolcetti) in bright shades of red to add a welcome touch of color to the new season.
ABOUT SUMMER RAYNE OAKES
Summer Rayne just recently showed off her conscious style by participating in the Uniform Project, wearing the same Little Black Dress for 31 days straight – 31 different ways to raise money for charity:water. Oakes’ latest project is Source4Style, a chic new B2B online marketplace that allows designers to source and discover the latest sustainable materials and services from around the world. If you are a designer, crafter or design aficionado, we highly recommend registering for free on Source4Style now because those who do automatically get upgraded to Premium Level Member services for three months upon its launch in May 2011
Follow Summer Rayne on Twitter @sroakes and Facebook; Check also Source4Style @source4style and on Facebook for the latest textile trends, runway styles and sustainable fashion innovations.