Sunday, January 9, 2011

Post Holiday Clothing Swap: Start the year off on a fashionable foot! January 15th.

The holiday gift giving madness is behind you, which is the perfect time to figure out what to do with the clothing gifts received which you knew was destined to collect dust in your closet.
Well we have a happy answer to that! Your “trash” becomes someone else’s treasure or you can Upcycle. Whether you have purged your closets for the New Year or it is an unwanted present, bring it!
What sets the Style with Glee swaps apart from others is that you get Stylist Gabriela Lee’s expert opinion on what items others have bought that should go home with you. She reviews each garment and will style you on the spot. (

Catherine Charlot, owner of HIMANE who tell you how you can UPCYCLE items by creating a BRAND new accessory or garment. Transform items that you just can’t part with into a piece you would enjoy wearing, like a leather jacket into a bag, a shirt into a dress or dress into another dress!

Learn about Upcycling here:

Cost: $10 (can be applied to any Style with Glee or HIMANE private services)

When: Saturday Jauary 15, 2011

Start at 1:00 pm
603 Vanderbilt Avenue (corner of Bergen Street) Brooklyn, NY 11238 (718) 484-8704

Monday, January 3, 2011

Welcome 2011- Upcycle Your Look in French & English!

The very best Successful wishes for a Happy,  Healthy and Prosperous 2011.
Thank you for reading HIMANE Upcycle Your Look blog!

To start the New Year we would like to share a few tips to get you started in living a sustainable lifestyle:

1.  Visit your local farmer's market for organic fruits and veggies and use organic personal care.
2.   Recycle everything! Paper,  bottles, plastics, old clothes, all type of materials and home items!
3.   Support your local artists and designers by purchasing items made out of Recycled materials.
4.   Purchase energy efficient appliances.
5.   Participate or even organize your own clothing swap.
6.   Support sustainable businesses producing green products to improve your indoor air quality by using chemical free cleaners, live plants, sustainable fabrics and paint in your home.
7.    Green your home: Reduce your use of and eliminate junk mail.
8.    Green your travel.
9.    Make every day choices matter.
10.  Instead of driving, use public transportation or ride your bike daily.


 Voici la nouvelle année, comme un chemin qui se dévoile.
Que sur la route de vos projets, le soleil se mêle aux étoiles.

Chaque jour est unique,
chaque année est une promesse de joies et de découvertes.

Que 2011 soit pour vous une année spéciale,
que des milliers de petites joies viennent embellir votre vie.

Bonne Annee, Vivre Vert 2011 

!!! Vivre Vert!!! Choisissez des vetements et accessoires faites avec des materiaux de recyclage!