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Academy Awards Red Carpet Inspires Eco-Fashion For Designers And Movie Stars

[This guest post is by Jemima Lopez. You can read more about her on the website: Zen College Life]

The carpet may have been red at the 84th Academy Awards, but if fashion designers have anything to do with it, future star-stilted award ceremonies will soon be filled with a lot more green in the coming mo
nths—Giorgio Armani, Chanel, Tom Ford, Karl Lagerfeld, Gucci, and Yves Saint Laurent are just some of the few designers who are rumored to have been inspired by the stunning eco-friendly dresses seen at last Sunday’s award ceremony.
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Hundreds of professional and aspiring fashion designers submitted gowns made of sustainable products earlier this year to compete in the third annual Red Carpet Green Dress Contest. This contest, which was initiated in 2009 by environmental advocate and wife of Director James Cameron, Suzy Amis Cameron, was created in the hopes of significantly reducing the environmental footprint fashion can have on the planet. Contest winners had the opportunity of seeing their gowns worn by some of the hottest Hollywood stars at the Oscars, including Best Actress winner Meryl Steep, on Feb 26. That said, below are some of the winners as well as the Hollywood stars who rocked the dresses.
 

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Designer: Valentino
Star: Livia Firth
Italian movie producer and environmental advocate Livia Firth wore this lavish, bright red custom-made couture Valentino gown, which according to the “fashion police” was beautiful enough to dub her as one of the best dressed. What many didn’t know however was that the fabric was a hybrid of polyester derived from recycled plastic bottles and Valentino’s house silk. She also wore diamond earrings from Celleija, a sustainable jeweler. Hubby Colin Firth did his part to sustain the planet too—he recycled the Tom Ford suit he wore to the Academy Awards the year before.

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Designer: Valentina Delfino
Star: Missi Pyle
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Oscar Dazzle And Academy Bling

 

Actress Eva Mendes arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar party hosted by Graydon Carter held at Sunset Tower on February 27, 2011 in West Hollywood, California. 2011 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Graydon Carter – Arrivals Sunset Tower West Hollywood, CA United States February 27, 2011 Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images North America

Actress Eva Mendes wore:

  • 18kt yellow gold earrings with diamonds, onyx, turquoise and yellow sapphires, from BVLGARI’s High Jewelry Collection
  • 18kt yellow gold ring with diamonds, turquoise, onyx and yellow sapphire, from BVLGARI’s High Jewelry Collection

(Credit:   Craig Barritt/Getty Images)

Actress Ginnifer Goodwin wore:

•             18kt white gold earrings with diamonds, from BVLGARI’s High Jewelry Collection

•             Platinum and diamond ring, from BVLGARI’s Historical Archives

(Credit:  Michael Buckner/WireImage)

Ginnifer Goodwin, Animal Rights Activist,  Advocates Adopt-A-Turkey

Ginnifer Goodwin is just one of these people who extend care and concern foranimals.  Her celebrity status currently is an advantage to spread this advocacy to the public.

She teamed up with Farm Sanctuary, a leading organization that upholds protection for farm animals to launch the Adopt-a-Turkey project.  Celebrated annually, the national program is designed to put a stop to the misery of turkeys which were raised commercially.  Particularly, the program educates the public and makes them realize the cruelties these animals endure, and being offered as an alternative when Thanksgiving celebration comes

Actress Ginnifer Goodwin attends the 2011 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted by Graydon Carter at the Sunset Tower Hotel on February 27, 2011 in West Hollywood, California. 2011 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Graydon Carter – Inside Sunset Tower West Hollywood, CA United States February 27, 2011 Photo by Jeff Vespa/VF11/WireImage.com
Actress Anna Kendrick arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar party hosted by Graydon Carter held at Sunset Tower on February 27, 2011 in West Hollywood, California. 2011 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Graydon Carter – Arrivals Sunset Tower West Hollywood, CA United States February 27, 2011 Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage.com
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA – FEBRUARY 27: Actress Rashida Jones arrives at the 19th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party at the Pacific Design Center on February 27, 2011 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for EJAF)

19TH ANNUAL ELTON JOHN AIDS FOUNDATION ACADEMY AWARDS VIEWING PARTY:

Actress Rashida Jones wore:

•18kt yellow gold and diamond ring, from BVLGARI’s High Jewelry Collection

•18kt pink gold and diamond bracelet, from BVLGARI’s SerpentiCollection

•18kt pink gold with diamonds and onyx bracelet, from BVLGARI’sSerpentiCollection

•18kt yellow gold and 18kt pink gold bracelet, from BVLGARI’s Historical Archives

•18kt yellow gold and diamond bracelet, from BVLGARI’s Historical Archives

(Credit:  Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

L’Wren Scott and Angelica Huston attend the 2011 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted by Graydon Carter at the Sunset Tower Hotel on February 27, 2011 in West Hollywood, California. 2011 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Graydon Carter – Inside Sunset Tower West Hollywood, CA United States February 27, 2011 Photo by Kevin Mazur/VF11/WireImage.com

Actress Anjelica Houston wore:

•Platinum ring with diamonds and a yellow sapphire, from BVLGARI’s High Jewelry Collection

(Credit:  Kevin Mazur/VF11/WireImage.com)

Arianna Huffington wore:

•18kt white gold and diamond earrings, from BVLGARI’s Parentesi Revolution Collection

•Platinum and diamond brooch, from BVLGARI’s High Jewelry Collection

(Credit:  Jordan Strauss/WireImage.com)

Arianna Huffington arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar party hosted by Graydon Carter held at Sunset Tower on February 27, 2011 in West Hollywood, California. 2011 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Graydon Carter – Arrivals Sunset Tower West Hollywood, CA United States February 27, 2011 Photo by Jordan Strauss/WireImage.com

Model Anne V wore:

•             18kt pink gold and diamond watch, from BVLGARI’s Serpenti TubogasWatch Collection

•             18kt pink gold with diamonds and onyx ring, from BVLGARI’sSerpentiCollection

(Credit:  Michael Buckner/WireImage)

 

 

Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Anne V arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar party hosted by Graydon Carter held at Sunset Tower on February 27, 2011 in West Hollywood, California. 2011 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Graydon Carter – Arrivals Sunset Tower West Hollywood, CA United States February 27, 2011 Photo by Michael Buckner/WireImage.com

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Bringing Life to the Pre-Oscar® Party

By Gina Hall
“Ever help plan an Oscar® party?”

“Oh, sure. Lots of times. The key is having lots of snacks. I make an awesome veggie plate. It takes a lot of work, though. Like an hour to make. You need chips – no cheese puffs though. Orange stuff gets all over the fake ballots…”
“Um, no. A real Oscar® party. For Global Green USA. Green Carpet, celebrities, Hollywood venue, paparazzi. It’s for a great cause. No cheese puffs.”
I had been to a lot of Hollywood parties, living in Los Angeles it’s often part of your job. So the opportunity to go behind-the-scenes of Global Green’s 8thAnnual ecofriendly Pre-Oscar® Party peaked the interest of this writer. And as a part of this experience, it’s my privilege to fill you in on how this all goes down – and believe me it takes a lot of blood, sweat and organic vodka to ensure you, the partygoer, have a good evening.
Global Green is a national non-profit environmental organization committed to protecting the environment, stopping global climate change and nuclear proliferation, and making the world a safer, more sustainable place. It would be hard not to like these guys. And to add to the goodwill they put out into the world, they stage events, like the Pre-Oscar® Party, that put on a good show for the public all while using the proceeds for initiatives like rebuilding New Orleans and greening public schools.

The Pre-Oscar® party was conceived of by Global Green President Matt Petersen and Board member Sebastian Copeland who are chairs of this year’s event.  The annual party and fundraiser grew out of the success of Global Green’s Red Carpet Green Cars initiative which began in 2003 and has taken a who’s who of Oscar nominees and winners to the Academy Awards in fuel-efficient vehicles instead of gas-guzzling limousines.
The Pre-Oscar® party venue was a given — the Avalon Hollywood, where Global Green has held this event for the last several years. Historically, it was The Palace where The Rolling Stones, Prince and Nirvana had played before it was restored. Across from Capitol Records and in view of the Hollywood sign, it’s as iconic Hollywood as you can get.
Entertainment is also key. Events Manager Nina Storm, way cooler than me and hip to what the kids are listening to these days, spent some considerable time coordinating Global Green’s volunteer music committee while working her own connections and wound up with an enviable indie band line-up, featuring Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Portugal. The Man and Best Coast.
Of course, once you decide to throw a party, you need to make sure lots of people will turn out. And that’s where Director of Communications, Ruben Aronin, shines. If modern scientists ever needed proof that the singularity is near, they need look no further than Aronin who has seemingly merged with his desk phone and iPhone to coordinate many of the logistics of the event. Celebrity attendees, media coverage, sponsorships, and social media outreach all flow through him. And while a lesser man may crumble under the sheer volume of information he has to process in a day, Aronin is probably the most low-key guy in the office.

 

Then there’s the external coordination of the event team, publicists, web designers, graphic artists, videographers, party staff, and organic wine and alcohol deals – when it comes down to it, throwing a party is actually a pretty sobering experience.
But the reward comes February 23rd when it all comes to life. Daytime media events will unveil Global Green’s Model City Carbon Index, which demonstrates how cities like Los Angeles contribute 70% of our carbon emissions and includes action alerts on what you can do to help reduce that number. Celebrities, musicians and eco-luminaries will glide down a green carpet made from 100% sustainabile materials. A Red Carpet, Green Dress design competition created by Suzy Amis Cameron, wife of James, will be unveiled and helps to support sustainable fashion design. Sponsors, like Planters, Chevy Volt, Pureology and more than a dozen more will have displays showcasing some of the latest in green products and technology.
Organic cocktails, customized video loops and live Twitter feeds are all details that have been coordinated by someone on the Global Green staff. So if all of these people are prepared to put in an enormous effort to promote a message of sustainability, you might say that the cause is worth checking out. When you come to the party, take a moment to appreciate the atmosphere, the talent, the people and the cause behind the evening. And the next time you brag about the awesomeness of your veggie plate that takes a whole hour to make, just make sure it isn’t to someone who’s planned one of these things.

 

 

The celebrity host committee includes Orlando Bloom,Jim Carrey,  Rosario Dawson and Alison Brie as well as event committee members Eric GarcettiWalton GogginsMia Maestro, Oscar NomineeLucy WalkerDeirdre Wallace and Richard Wegman. Additional celebrity attendees include Carrie UnderwoodHayden PanettiereKara DioGuardiDane CookMaggie Grace, Oscar Nominee David O’Russell,Dr. Drew PinskyDana DelanySharon LawrenceYvonne Strahovski,Ian ZieringDaniel SunjataSam TrammelStephen DorffPaul StanleyDaniel PowterElizabeth RohmDaphne ZunigaGillian JacobsJonathan SadowskiAlexandra PaulLuke Matheny & Ryan SilbertThomas KretschmannEnrique Murciano and more.

WHAT: Global Green USA will host its 8th Annual Pre-Oscar® Party featuring special musical performances from Black Rebel, Portugal. The ManBest Coast, and DJ’s Jeremy Sole and Michael Smith.  The theme for this year’s event is “Greener Cities for a Cooler Planet” and willbenefit Global Green’s initiatives to promote smart solutions to climate change by creating healthy, green communities. The event will feature the debut of the nation’s first ever Model Carbon City Index tool

 

 

Tickets for this year’s Pre-Oscar Party are still available atwww.globalgreen.org/preoscarparty and you can follow all of the excitement at their twitter feed @globalgreenusa

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