Congratulations to my friend Summer Rayne Oakes on her new fabulous book entitled Style, Naturally. Summer got her degree in environmental studies from Cornell and then transitioned to the perilous world of high fashion modeling. But she never forget the environment. In fact, showcasing green with style has been the hallmark of her career and her activism. Who else could look so glamorous while talking with such authentic passion about bugs and reforestation?
Style, Naturallyis truly an original style guide filled with over 500 engaging color images plus personal vignettes, product reviews, girl-on-the-street style profiles, and tips of the trade. Her favorite clothes, shoes, beauty products, jewelry, handbags, travel spots, and green causes are all on display, and an online directory is coming soon. Now we can help to save the world through choices that make us eco-beautiful and eco-stylish. As Summer says, "This book is for women who love style, and it is also covertly about something much deeper: solution-based approaches to chemicals in personal care products, organics, fair trade, and more," written in an upbeat and fun tone of course!
And let's not forget, the book is printed on recycled paper with vegetable-based inks. Not many environmental books can say that! This was very important to Summer, and she is also donating 1% for the Planet to Energy Action, which hosts the amazing youth-led Power Shift conference in DC to rally for climate change action.
I can't wait for my copy to arrive, since by looking at early photos, I can tell that this is the kind of book that will be tough to put down. Style, Naturally