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Maliouk In ‘Neo Folk’ By Signe Vilstrup For Glamour Italia October 2014

Woman | Charlotte Kay By Damian Foxe In Tribal Fashion’ For How To Spend It Magazine June 2014

Magdalena Frackowiak By Giampaolo Sgura In ‘Ancient Songs of Paradise’ For Vogue Japan May 2014

Marina Nery In ‘Tomorrow’s Tribe’, Lensed By Sebastian Kim for Vogue Australia April 2014

Kelly Mittendorf In ‘Buffao Belle’ By Robert Bellamy For L’Officiel Paris March 2014

A Brilliant ‘Warrior Stance’ By Steven Klein For W Magazine March 2014

Paul de Luna’s ‘Samsara’ & The Sacred Feminine

Anais Mali Pays Tribute To Warrior Women in ‘Amazon’ By Urivaldo Lopes For French Revue de Modes #25

 

India’s Women Need Goddess Lakshmi To Fight for Women’s Rights

Khristine Dinke | Sergi Pons | BMM Magazine’s Warrior Goddess

Woman | Daria Werbowy | David Sims | ‘The Warrior Way’ | Vogue US March 2010

Woman | Mey Bun, Rila Fukushima & Ai li Wang Go ‘Tribal’ In Herring & Herring Images For D Magazine

Kirsti Pyrhonen Is Sensual Style Queen by Peter Farago for Vogue Brazil December 2012

Values

Simone W | Emre Guven | Marie Claire Turkey May 2012

Cultural Creatives Now 35% of US | 10% in Transition

Status vs Money | A Third Look At Happiness, Gender Equality & Taxes

Women Philanthropists Give Differently Than Men

It’s a Bull Market for Women Philanthropists Supporting Women’s Causes in Every corner of the Globe

PPR Paris Goes to Sustainability Index P&L & Eco-Friendly Brands

Wealth & Poverty

National Geographic ‘7 Billion’ 7-Video Look at World’s People

JR’s TED Prize Video | JR Launches InsideOut Project

Photographers JR & Jonas Bendiksen Find Artistry in Everyday Kibera, Kenya

‘The Places We Live’: Four Monumental Slums Typify ‘Home’ for More than One Billion People

Shakira & Howard Buffett | Attached at the Hip Philanthropy Bedfellows

Slow Boat to Economic Heaven | Grim Reality Polaroid Days

What Would Dan Eldon Say About Somalia 2008?

Smart Sensuality Angelina Jolie: Virtue Considered in Carversville’s Country Air

Shakira, a Smart Sensuality Activist, Takes Me Back to Colombia, Where My Life Journey Really Began

Angelina Jolie & Alicia Keys Help Me Say ‘Flip It: I’m A Lipstick-Wearing Activist’

Eye | News Worth Reading

Eye 1-19-15 | Feminine Delights From Emily Baker | DKNY, Eve Ensler & Lebanon

Eye-1-18-15 | Lifetime’s Whitney Houston Biopic | Hollywood & Gaza | Cindy Crawford On Why Supermodels Happened

Eye 1-12-15 | John Galliano Returns At Teatime London | Hollywood Stands for Charlie | Adidas Originals Campaign

Eye 1-7-15 | Ginta Lapina Is Lost In LA In Her Burberry Trench Coat | Burberry Celebrates Bees That Need Saving

Eye | Spring 2015 Designer Brands | Donna Karan’s Ode To Smart Sensuality Women

Eye 1-4-15 | Rosie Huntington Whiteley For M&S | Lensed By Kai Z Feng | Helping UNICEF In Cambodia

Eye 1-2-15 | Spring 2015 Designer Brands | Prada — the Feminist Who Became A Fashion Designer

Eye 12-30-14 | Spring 2015 | Designer Brands | Ralph Lauren

Eye 12-21-14 | Global Futures & Nature-Inspired Design | Global Food Supply | US & Climate Change

Eye 12-9-14 | Kate Middleton Art Muse | Taylor Swift 1989 | Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

Eye 12-6-14 | Natural Artistry From Nunzio Paci & Edouard Martinet | Man As Tree

Eye 12-3-14 | A Traveling Education } Meditation Rebuilds Brain Structure | Trends In Remarriage

Eye 11-23-14 Elisabeth Daynes Early Human Sculptures | Annie Leibovitz ‘Pilgrimage’ | Anne Says More Kimye Coming

Eye 11-13-14 | Prince Ea ‘Anti Social Network | VIDA Sustainable E-commerce Site | Barney’s Holiday Windows

Eye 11-9-14 | Neonics & Honeybees | Bee Friendlier Flower Bombing | Whole Foods For Honeybees

Eye 11-5-14 | Toni Garrn Closed Denim For Burkina Faso | Cindy Crawford’s 2015 Art Van Charity Challenge

Eye 10-25-14 | Berlin Light Show Will Commemorate The End Of Berlin Wall | South African Textiles That Bear Witness

Eye 10-19-14 Gisele Bundchen Chanel No. 5 Commercial | Kurdish Women Fighters  Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer Under Intense Pressure

Eye 10-14-14 Zaha Hadid’s Catharsis For Cambodia | WikiLeaks Gets Fashionable | London’s Hackney Fashion Lab

Eye 10-11-14 October 11 Is International Day of the Girl | Honoring Malala Yousafzai’s Nobel Peace Prize & Angelina Jolie As A British Dame

Eye 10-8-14 | H&M Jumpsuit: When Style & War Collide | Amazon Women | Burqa Bans

Eye 10-5-14 | American Parenting as Religion | Elisabeth Holmes Billionaire | Kurdish Women Fighters Update

Eye 10-1-14 | Fondation Louis Vuitton | Vogue Meets Gesquiere | Stella McCartney Redo 

Eye 9-28-14 | Victoria Beckham Has Passion For UN Ambassador Role | Women & Heart Disease | Apologies to UAE Pilot Major Mariam al-Mansouri

Eye 9-25-14 | UAE Pilot Major Mariam al-Mansouri Leads UAE Air Strikes Against ISIS | Domestic Violence Tab Put At $9.5 Trillion Annually

Eye 9-23-14 Emma Watson On Feminism | Zaha Hadid On Architecture | Biomimicry at Blossom Tower

Eye 9-20-14 | Angelina Jolie To Direct ‘Africa’ | ‘I Am Eleven’ Documentary | Are Conservatives Happier In Liberal Countries?

Eye 9-17-14 | US Poverty & Child Development | Stella McCartney’s Green Carpet Collection

Eye 9-15-14 Richard Branson’s Unfulfilled Energy Pledge | G-Spot Science | Malala’s Attackers Arrested.

Eye 9-9-14 Violence Against Women | Scalia & Women’s Rights | Matrilineal Mawlynnong

Eye 9-8-14 | Clintons For Elephants | Organized Crime Deep In Ivory Trade | Clooney & Alamuddin WillWed In Venice

Eye 9/6/14 | Fast Food & Depression | Global Cool Neighborhoods | Liu Wen

Eye 9/3/14 | Dr. Patricia Wright’s Lemurs | Low Carb Diet | Spinach Aids Weight Control

Eye 8/31/14: Global Warming | New Tesla Electric Battery | Elephant Slaughter

Eye 8/29/14 Women In Tech Abrasive | Shakira Pregnant | Abortions At Home

Eye 8/27/14: Beyonce’s Feminism, Moms Against NRA, Women Newscasters, Kurdish Women Soldiers Face ISIS

Eye 8/26/14 SunGlacier | Windowless Jumbo jets | What Is Plagiarism

Eye: Nicer Future | Cathy Horn | Women’s Wages | Marley Coffee

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Sunday
Dec252011

Eric Guillemain's Model 'Amazons' for Environmental Justice Foundation 2012 

Lindsey Wixson, Katlin Aas, Katie Fogarty, Mohini Geisweiller and Irina Lazareanu are lensed by Eric Guillemain in support of the Environmental Justice Fund campaign to raise our consciousness about wearing earth-friendly clothing.

Eric’s commitment to the EJF is a significant one and these models are only some of many he has recruited to pose for the cause of environmental justice.

Eric Guillemain for Environmental Justice FoundationI had private reasons for wanting to know more about Eric — who is on my good guy list anyway. Yes, I keep such a mental list of photographers. The ones who ‘get it’ and the ones who don’t.

Photographers’ images reveal their Smart Sensuality sensibilities or lack of them. This life lens is quietly nuanced, but also in plain sight for anyone who cares to observe with scrutiny.

One line of Eric Guillemain’s blog says it all, writing about these images EJF 2012: Xmas Girls Save the Future.

It reads: ‘More proud amazons to come in January … ‘.

Bingo.

Eric spoke previously with Modelina about his work for EJF, reflecting on why the environment is important to him. His words and life philosophy don’t surprise me in the least:

I grew up as a singer, writing my own lyrics; now I use my eyes and my heart to take photos. If you don’t connect to your world, if you don’t feel you must have a relationship with your environment based on sanity and generosity how could you pretend to create something and deliver it to the people. It would be nonsense to pollute what you are made of. In my opinion, literally pirating in every way to satisfy endless appetites and then calling yourself an “artist” would be an extremely degrading attitude.

Asked why he includes models and not just celebrities in his Environmental Justice Fund campaign, Eric reminds us that models are people, too.

I was relating to what was in danger in their very bodies: Their specificities as women, their child hearts, their vulnerabilities. It is not acceptable to refer or to defend a supposed endangered world if you are not ready to relate or to connect as an individual. This is what we did. Even when you create—especially in the fashion world—you cannot do it at the expense of making people suffer. Beautiful clothes need beautiful minds.

Eric Guillemain’s campaign for the Environmental Justice Foundation comes in a week where my alma mater Victoria’s Secret is caught in a wrenching scandal around fair trade cotton from Burkina Faso. No blistering words are required from me when the headline from Public Radio International reads: Children treated like slaves to produce supposedly ‘fair-trade’ cotton for Victoria’s Secret.

Lest you think this is some kind of liberal media conspiracy against Victoria’s Secret, it’s Bloomberg that has conducted the in-depth investigation of cotton-picking children in Burkina Faso, an initiative that follows earlier, substantiated reports of child labor in the country. On the ground in this land-locked country in west Africa for six weeks, Cam Simpson wrote:

“These are kids often who are abandoned, children of unwed mothers, sometimes. Quite often, they’re children who are sought for their labor,” Simpson said. “What we found was when you overlay incentives for, small farms, to make big money from fair trade products, like fair trade cotton, it created an incentive for people to get into this business and use these kids to do the work.”

Returning to the Environmental Justice Foundation, Lily Cole follows the supply chain of a climate neutral t-shirt, from the hand cultivation of organic cotton right through to the factory built out of recycled materials. The result is a T-shirt whose carbon footprint is 90% smaller than that of a conventionally manufactured equivalent.

Climate Week: Lily Cole in India

We applaud Eric Guillemain’s work on behalf of environmental justice worldwide. Nonplussed by the attention, Eric told Modelina:

I think this is my duty. I don’t feel either proud or brilliant. I had no choice. Some people indulge cynicism in that matter. But this is not an intelligent option. This is not easy to be generous and this is not easy not to fall for negativism and open up yourself to gentleness and compassion. You need courage.

Enough said. Anne

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