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About last night…• Took myself to see the Scottish Ballet at Joyce Theater. I love modern dance and need to keep reminding myself to watch it more. How current choreographers are using lighting, body figures and simple props to take the visual to the next level is SO amazing and inspiring. #Bravo! • What I wore:Vintage leather coat that joined my wardrobe in 2005. • That fabulous Mara Hoffman denim dress is a gift from Patrick Duffy which he got at a sample sale. Because it’s an awesome classic and from a dear friend, it will be with me for a long time.• My Golden Bleu fringe purse I swooped up at the Menlo Park Goodwill back when I lived in the Bay Area. Goodwills close to well affluent neighborhoods tend to be awesome.• My Article 22 necklace is part of their Activists & Artists Collections. Icon and designer Beatrix Ost created this one. It says: “In your body is a good place to be”. #FuckingBeautiful • Vince Camuto boots I got at Nordstrom way back in the day when I was a stylist there. He passed away while I was working there so that makes them extra special to me.

About last night…• Took myself to see the Scottish Ballet at Joyce Theater. I love modern dance and need to keep reminding myself to watch it more. How current choreographers are using lighting, body figures and simple props to take the visual to the next level is SO amazing and inspiring. #Bravo! • What I wore:Vintage leather coat that joined my wardrobe in 2005. • That fabulous Mara Hoffman denim dress is a gift from Patrick Duffy which he got at a sample sale. Because it’s an awesome classic and from a dear friend, it will be with me for a long time.• My Golden Bleu fringe purse I swooped up at the Menlo Park Goodwill back when I lived in the Bay Area. Goodwills close to well affluent neighborhoods tend to be awesome.• My Article 22 necklace is part of their Activists & Artists Collections. Icon and designer Beatrix Ost created this one. It says: “In your body is a good place to be”. #FuckingBeautiful • Vince Camuto boots I got at Nordstrom way back in the day when I was a stylist there. He passed away while I was working there so that makes them extra special to me.

To honor World Wildlife Day I attended an awareness event, Wildlife Conservation in Africa: The New Way Forward, at the Rubin Museum of Art in New York City. My attire for the occasion: this lace dress is super special to me. I purchased it from a sustainable designer while my clothing line (SutterLarkin ) was on the runway for LA Fashion Week in 2013. Unfortunately the print on the label has long ago rubbed off and I don’t remember the name behind the talent. We have the same creative approach by applying found materials to our simplistically unique patterns to create low impact, one-of-a-kinds designer pieces. I can wear this dress 101 ways. Last night I wore it over a pair of J Brand, wide-legged jeans (secondhand, worn many times) and white leather belt I swooped up at an estate sale in SF. Handcrafted cuff from Rebel designs NYC. To manage the outdoor elements I layered. I used my secondhand, recycled cashmere Patagonia cardigan to keep the wind from going down my neck. That vintage leather coat I’ve had since 2005. Many fun times in it. The repurposed leather, handcrafted purse is a Christmas gift from my dog, Walter Jones. I love it so much. It’s EXACTLY what I was wishing for. After the inspiring symposium I zipped over to the UWS for NYC Banff Mountain Festival that did not disappoint.

Spent some time today at the WCS Bronx Zoo visiting with conservation photographer Julie Larsen Maher . She enlightened me on the work she’s doing plus was kind enough to provide me with a day pass to the zoo. Being a dual purpose outing, figuring out what to wear was a fun challenge. I wanted to be professional and respectful yet it was pouring rain. Had to be practical and classy. This is what I came up with. • Old school Patagonia organic cotton plaid shirt I swoop up when someone was done with it. • The fabulous  Michelle DeCourcy vintage jacket gifted to me by my dear friend Erika Dean a few years ago and will stay in my wardrobe for years to come. • Wallace & Barnes cotton pants I acquired a few years back and wear at least once a week. While they faded fast, they are holding up great. • Belt I got an estate sale back in the day when I lived in SF. • Boots are Sorel. Sorel is a subsidiary of Columbia Sportswear based in Portland, OR (my home town). It is a brand that values ethical, sustainable manufacturing practices. Plus, they are legendary for their durability and can last up to 10 years. • To finalize the look, I wrapped myself with the green scarf Ramzi gave to me as a thank you gift. He is the one who connected me to Julie so I thought it was a great way to bring the circle around. Green is for tree-hugger.  • While it would be awesome if all animals could be free in their natural environment, the reality is humans have a history of wiping out wildlife. They need our help. The WCS is an established and inspiring wildlife conversation organization doing outstanding work. It was an absolute pleasure to learn more about their mission and to see if there are ways in which I can get involved.

Spent some time today at the WCS Bronx Zoo visiting with conservation photographer Julie Larsen Maher . She enlightened me on the work she’s doing plus was kind enough to provide me with a day pass to the zoo. Being a dual purpose outing, figuring out what to wear was a fun challenge. I wanted to be professional and respectful yet it was pouring rain. Had to be practical and classy. This is what I came up with. • Old school Patagonia organic cotton plaid shirt I swoop up when someone was done with it. • The fabulous Michelle DeCourcy vintage jacket gifted to me by my dear friend Erika Dean a few years ago and will stay in my wardrobe for years to come. • Wallace & Barnes cotton pants I acquired a few years back and wear at least once a week. While they faded fast, they are holding up great. • Belt I got an estate sale back in the day when I lived in SF. • Boots are Sorel. Sorel is a subsidiary of Columbia Sportswear based in Portland, OR (my home town). It is a brand that values ethical, sustainable manufacturing practices. Plus, they are legendary for their durability and can last up to 10 years. • To finalize the look, I wrapped myself with the green scarf Ramzi gave to me as a thank you gift. He is the one who connected me to Julie so I thought it was a great way to bring the circle around. Green is for tree-hugger. • While it would be awesome if all animals could be free in their natural environment, the reality is humans have a history of wiping out wildlife. They need our help. The WCS is an established and inspiring wildlife conversation organization doing outstanding work. It was an absolute pleasure to learn more about their mission and to see if there are ways in which I can get involved.

Some @patagonia & #SutterLarkin favorites of mine I love to put on when it’s chilly out. The Sutter Larkin fingerless gloves are handmade by me from knit scrapes I had in my studio with found vintage buttons. I’m the second owner to the jacket (a Men’s Topley ) & the leggings (Women’s crosstrek). The sweater is made from a pre-consumer cashmere waste (95%)/wool (5%) blend that’s sorted, mechanically broken down and spun into new yarn, and Fair Trade certified. Pure cuddles on so many levels.

Call me an optimist but I’m pulling out some sundresses; it’s getting warmer and I’m excited. This dress is the newest to my collection. It’s a @patagonia (of course) made with 100% @tencel_global . The fibers are from cotton and wood scraps and it’s a great sustainable solution to synthetic fibers or ones that cause a lot of damage in order to manufacture. And it feels great! The shoes I’ve had for over 15 years. They speak to me and I take really good care of them. The hat is a gift to myself right after I got hired at Patagonia. 📿🧢

Once items someone no longer needed now SO much more. All my designs are distinctive, one-of-a-kind pieces created with materials on their second lifecycle. This shrug is made from a men’s sweater. The top is made with remnants passed along from another designer. Handmade by me so 100% sweatshop free. I keep leftover scraps out of the landfill by shredding them into pillow stuffing. When it comes to taking a sustainable approach, I constantly ask myself “what can I do better?” Yes, I’m a tree-hugger. 🌳 Sutter Larkin is exclusively available at: www.filosano.com Retro accessories from my personal collection. Inquiring on purchasing is accepted.

I give cool things another chance: all my designs are distinctive, one-of-a-kind pieces created out of items someone no longer needed. Handmade by me so 100% sweatshop free. I keep leftover scraps out of the landfill by shredding them into pillow stuffing.Yes, I’m a tree-hugger. 🌳 Knit wrap & scarf made from sweaters in great condition. Fringe on wrap found in a remnant bin, way in the back of a warehouse.Sutter Larkin is exclusively available at: www.filosano.com Mesh top is a Sutter Larkin in limbo: can’t decide if I want to keep it for myself or not. Ralph Lauren brown corduroys are a swap find. Belt from San Francisco’s awesome Goodwill that’s no around.

That first meeting to discuss the potential of a new creative idea: thump thump goes my heart. What I wore: – Down jacket: inner layer of a @patagonia Men’s Tres Parka. – Rust wool jacket: I got WAY back in the day when I lived on Alberta Street in Portland, OR. It’s over 10 years young. – Grey sweater: @akrisofficial . During my SF days I was a stylist at @nordstrom , based in designer. Yup, that WAS fun. LOVED that job. – Black velvet, Donna Karen pants: clothes swap find. – Cuff bracelet: a Christmas present to myself. Handcrafted by NYC’s very own, @rebeldesignsnyc – White, organic cotton t-shirt: @patagonia

Once 2 dresses and a pair of slacks now SO much more. I take the unwanted and turn them into the wanted. Distinctive, one-of-a-kind pieces were created out of garments someone no longer needed: a skirt and top with matching scarf. Handmade by me so 100% sweatshop free. I keep leftover scraps out of the landfill by shredding them into pillow stuffing. When it comes to taking a sustainable approach, I constantly ask myself “what can I do better?” .Yes, I’m a tree-hugger. Skirt and top available at: www.filosano.com

My newest favorite thing: layering @patagonia down. I like to mix the styles and colors up to create my own vibe. For this look I’m wearing a Men’s Down Sweater under an inside layer of a Men’s Tres 3-in-1 parka. I wear men’s because I like the fit better. Don’t forget that you’re more than a label: wear what you feel good in. The down is either Advanced Global Traceable Down (goose down certified by NSF International from parent farm to apparel factory to help ensure that the birds that supply it are not force-fed or live-plucked) or Recycled Down (duck and goose down reclaimed from down products). . . . . . .Hand-knit scarf is a clothing swap find.

December’s #TreeHuggerChic outfit is all about care and extend the wear for #30wears. Almost every item in this look has been part of my wardrobe for at least 5 years. The exceptions are the necklace, scarf (both are repurposed #SutterLarkin pieces) and the lace top; a recent clothing swap find. Doubling the useful life of clothing from 1 to 2 years reduces emissions by 24%. I purchase quality (secondhand or sale) and take really good care of my things. This will save you . Plus, surround yourself with quality and notice the shift in your self perspective. It’s pretty awesome. Scarf at @filosano_maury