Sustainable Style Bras + Undies

It used to be that the only reason I would go to the Mall was for bras and underwear. I buy my clothes at thrift stores or consignment shops and I buy my shoes at local boutiques.

When I discovered Pansy at Folk in Kittery, Maine, I no longer had any reason to go to the Mall. Woo Hoo! Pansy products are made in California from 100% organic, USA-grown cotton. No padding, no underwire. Just cotton & elastic.

Now obvi, this kind of bra is not what you want to wear if you need serious lift but these are great if comfort is a priority for you and if you are okay with your boobs resting a little lower on your chest. Maybe we should just get over that whole push-up thing.

At some point in the last year, I started following Etain, a lingerie boutique in Portland, Maine, on Instagram. I love their body positive messaging. They recently had a fabulous looking fashion show. I missed it because of work. So bummed about that. #nextime

impersonating-a-bodyIt was through Etain that I learned about Brook There.  Brook There also offers organic cotton lingerie made in the USA. I especially love their blue marble set. You can learn more about the company through Brook’s blog.

bt-blue-marble-brabt-blue-marble-pantiesThe thing that prompted me to write this post was an email from a company out of Barcelona called Lov . On their website, Lov says they want to reshape what it means to be sexy. They want to offer products for women who define themselves through what they want and NOT how they look. They explicitly state that their images are not photoshopped.lov-three-ladies

It’s nice that there is a clear alternative message rising to the top in terms of women’s lingerie. It is brands like these that I want to support. Brands that promote body positivity, comfort, and empowerment.

xo jam

2016 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Finalists

Yesterday, during my break at work, I noticed that the 2016 CFDA Vogue Fashion Fund Finalists list was on Instagram. The complete list is now also up on Vogue.com. I’ve once again compiled all the finalist’s websites. I’ve included videos where I could find one. Peruse all the links and let me know who you want to win.  I need some time to pick my favorites but I can already tell that I want to know more about Ji Oh. I’d love to wear one of her crazy colorful suits.

Adam Selman

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via Billboard.com

Area: Beckett Fogg and Piotrek Panszczyk

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via A Shaded View on Fashion

Brock Collection: Kristopher Brock and Laura Vassar
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Chloe Gosselin: Chloe Gosselin

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Via Galore Magazine

Ji Oh: Ji Oh

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via Harpers Bazaar

Krewe du Optic: Stirling Barrett

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Via Nola.com

Morgan Lane: Morgan Curtis

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Newbark: Maryam and Marjan Malakpour

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Rochambeau: Laurence Chandler and Joshua Cooper

FGI Rising Stars Party
Via WWD

Stampd: Chris Stamp

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Via HypeBeast

xo jam