By Deborah Lindquist
Our Mother Earth is abundantly and powerfully beautiful. Sometimes in our hurry to be who we are every day, we forget to stop and literally "smell the roses." April is Earth Month, so what better time to stop for a moment, appreciate the beauty around us, and dress up a bit to celebrate.
There are many fashionable eco conscious options to choose from these days, so while you're planning what to wear, know that by choosing something eco conscious you're also contributing to a healthier planet. And we all benefit from that.
Flowers are everywhere.
All flowers, from the tiniest desert blossoms to the fluffiest fragrant peonies are magnificent in their own way. Make florals part of your wardrobe this month. Romantically soft or brilliantly bright, there is a floral that is perfect for any occasion.
This vintage beaded wool and organic linen wedding gown has a subtle beaded flower pattern on the bodice. Add a headpiece with silk orchids attached and you're the perfect eco bride.
Birds are singing.
Birds are such happy creatures. Singing songs, building nests, checking out our bird feeders and nectar filled blossoms, birds make the world a happy place. Why not celebrate their songs by wearing a bird print or even a bird adorned headpiece for a special event this month. This bird and flower headpiece and multicolor veil is a fun compliment to a floral pattern such as the one found in this vintage kimono bralette and skirt.
Butterflies are flitting.
With their loopy way of flitting around, butterflies are a magical symbol of joy and transformation. This vintage lace and red hemp/silk satin gown is the perfect starting point for a dramatic headpiece such as this hemp/silk satin and hand painted butterfly headpiece.
Stop and smell the roses, and choose eco fashion this month to make April an eco-fashionable celebration of Earth Month!
As one of America's most sought after environmentally conscious designers, Deborah Lindquist creates exquisite apparel out of a mix of "reincarnated" and new Earth-friendly fabrics, such as cashmere, hemp and bamboo. Lindquist's avant-garde apparel has been showcased in numerous publications including Elle, In Style, Lucky, WWD, Vibe, People, Brides and Maxim. You can also catch her one-of-a-kind pieces during episodes of Lifetime's How to Look Good Naked and Access Hollywood's Hollywood Green. She has dressed trendsetters such as Rihanna, Pink, Christina Aguilera, Jessica Simpson, Paris Hilton, Keisha Cole and Jessica Alba. Check out her press page and blog to learn more about Deborah.