Besides the images and articles that influence cultural and fashion currents, the most important thing that @wsjmag and @kristina_oneill brought into our lives is an ability to foster and nurture rhizomic friendships. her team manages to find the perfect chemistries time after time. i love my work so much more because of these friendships and i can’t express how grateful i am for every ounce of support you’ve given me. i admire your courage, brains, beauty and tacit ways and i am so so proud to be a part of anything you do! same goes for you @pg_dmcasting @inezandvinoodh @georgecortina @magnus_berger (also, it was sweet to not have an interviewer ask us to pick between lipstick and lipgloss @andrewgoldmanwrites ) #wsjmag10
Last week i went swimming and picked up plastic in the waves. it was sad and gross. a few days later i saw whales just a few feet off the shore. so many whales(as well as turtles, birds and other sea life) have died from plastic ingestion. as joyous as i was watching the whales play in the surf i couldn’t help think they soon might be found dead by either plastic or sound pollution. i’m applauding the town of monmouth beach(nj)for their measure, their plastic ban prohibits bags, straws and containers. until your state/town/region follows, if you want to have an impact, reduce your own plastic usage by refusing plastic bags and bottles and choosing clothing made of cotton, hemp, wool and other natural fibers(vintage works too)the largest proportion of microplastics in the ocean, 35%, comes from synthetic textiles. when you wash clothing made from polyester, acrylic, lycra, spandex, fleece or nylon, between 600,000 and 17.7 million microfibers per wash come loose and end up in wastewater which then ends up in the food chain(they’re so tiny,filtration systems can’t grab them). buy produce in bulk and if you’re feeling groovy write letters to the likes of @traderjoes who individually wrap each vegetable in 2 layers of plastic sometimes. invest in a water filter bottle/coffee thermos and bring it everywhereeeeeee 💓❤️ and give hugs and smiles 💛 #maryoliver
Haven’t been paying much attention to this @flotus but this is horribly distasteful. the majority of the country is outraged by this abhorrent policy as well as sessions and trumps blame distribution on democratic laws and loopholes (nielsen claims the law doesn’t exist and sessions defends it with god of all things). the flores decree existed under obama and you could say it was a “pass for families” seeking asylum as children must be released after 20 days of immigrant detention(a federal judge applied this to families in 2016). the zero tolerance policy is something the trump administration has full control over. even if his hand was being forced the president undermines the law at will whenever it suits his personal or political agenda. gaslighting an entire country into believing alone sobbing toddlers manhandled by officers deluded with power are in summer camps or that the dems want it this way seems like an insane thing to do in this day and age, but it seems to still be working. utterly shameful that a first world country is setting this sort of merciless example. set up a reminder now to vote in november.
So happy to be working with @chopard for their new sustainable perfume. it truly makes me beam with happiness when big, powerful companies make the positive changes that impact hundreds of people. chopard has been working to improve the lives of those at the end of the supply chain. the company became the world’s first watch and luxury jewellery company to enable mining communities (in colombia and bolivia) to reach fairmined gold certification as well as provide training, social welfare and environmental support. they also reuse and recycle gold that has entered their facilities therefor limiting their demand for freshly mined gold. their sourcing methods for diamonds and gemstone abide to a similar model. they have put in place a self-regulation initiative for all diamond suppliers, requiring them to refrain from buying or selling conflict diamonds with the help of the kimberley process certification scheme. thank you for your initiatives and wonderful work @chopard @maniniv @chopard bycaroline ❤️❤️❤️❤️💓💓💓💓