03/27/2012 08:06 pm ET Updated Mar 27, 2012

Candice Held Dresses Bring Eco-Conscious Twist To Chic Design (PHOTOS)

By Dow-Yung Kou, LuxEco Living Editorial Assistant:

Saving the environment is not just about finding rare and exotic eco-friendly materials. In fact, sometimes it can be as simple as extending the life of the clothing already in our closets. Candice Held Designs, based in Los Angeles, epitomizes the upcycling chic movement in the eco-world. Her ready to wear vintage scarf dresses are both chic and resourceful. She mixes beautiful vintage scarf patterns and colors to create one of a kind statement pieces. Candice’s dresses have inspired us at LuxEco Living to think outside the box when it comes to sourcing eco-conscious materials.

Candice Held, now a local Angeleno fashion designer, studied first as a professional dancer. Her love for dance helped her to appreciate the female form, and her designs illustrate her knowledge of highlighting the elegant curves of a woman’s body. These skills coupled with her love for repurposing thrift store finds guided her to study fashion design at the New York Fashion Academy in her hometown of Seattle, Washington.

Images courtesy of LuxEco Living and Britni Jaffee.


Candice’s eco-conscious design eye is admired by many and she has made a name for herself in the eco-fashion world and beyond. This is most apparent when it comes to her large celebrity following with A-listers such as Halle Berry, Beyonce, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Jessica Simpson and Carmen Electra, all wearing Candice Held Designs.

Candice Held Dresses have truly established a niche for effortless chic in the eco-world.

To purchase one of Candice’s lovely and orginal one of a kind vintage dresses visit www.candiceheld.com/store.

Photoshoot Credits:
Photography by Britni Jaffee
Creative Direction, Styling, and Hair by Autumn English
Make-up by Jacky Fan from temptu
Models Juelles Chester, Dow-Ning Kou