Happy Earth Day!
Jewelry that can help to plant trees and prevent blindness, bouquets that can be replanted,
and an eco-conscious couture gown . . what more could an earth angel wish for?
Coordinator/Floral/Styling: Armando Martinez, Alegria by Design
Photography: Amy Lundstrom, Vita-Bella Photography
Model: Vera Long
Jewelry: Love Heals
Hair and Makeup: Tara Fontana, Fairytale Hair and Makeup
We are excited to share this beautiful Earth Day inspired post coordinated and styled by Armando Martinez of Alegria by Design and photographed by Amy Lundstrom of Vita-Bella Photography. Our lovely and patient model Vera Long is adorned with jewelry by Love Heals, gorgeous hair and make-up by Fairytale Hair and Makeup and of course wearing a Jessica Iverson Eco-Couture gown.
Love Heals designs stylish, bohemian and earth-friendly jewelry that any “earth angel” would covet. Their designs embody their commitment to spirit, nature, and service. For every piece of jewelry they sell they commit to plant 10 trees through their partnership with Greener Ethiopia (www.greenerethiopia.org). In the last 3 years they have planted over 347,881 trees in Africa and the United States. These special Love Heals Trees will offset a major amount of global carbon emissions for the planet over the coming years.
In addition to planting trees, for each piece sold, Love Heals makes a donation to help prevent childhood blindness with Vitamin Angels. To date, they have been able to help protect over 5,023 children for a year. Vitamin Angels provide critical nutrients to children on the verge of going blind in innner cities of the U.S and internationally. Its an amazing organization and powerful real way we can help children at serious risk. This year Vitamin Angels will save over 10,000,000 children from blindness. A poor child who is able to keep their eye sight can live a higher quality life and is more readily able to pursue their dreams of education and personal empowerment. Read more about Vitamin Angel’s incredible heart warming work at http://www.vitaminangels.org
Love Heals is celebrating the Grand Opening of their flagship store in Ojai, this Saturday, April 24th at 260 East Ojai Avenue. In celebration of the opening event 50% of all sales from the exclusive Love Does Heal Collection will be directly donated to VitaminAngels.org.
You may remember Jessica Iverson Eco-Couture from an earlier post that we did featuring her stunning and stylish couture gowns. In addition to offering beautiful designs Jessica is committed to charting a new path for the wedding dress industry with her socially and eco-conscious business practices. Please click HERE to read more about Jessica Iverson in our previous post.
Armando Martinez of Alegria by Design created two different bouquets for this shoot. All elements in the bouquets grow wild in the Santa Barbara foothills and can be admired along many of our scenic hiking trails. In addition to selecting the most beautiful “weeds” we have seen, the succulents can be replanted after you are done with the bouquet. Just clip the bottoms and stick them back in the ground. So if you are looking for an alternative to a bouquet of hothouse roses – search no longer.