Belva Bell

Belva Bell
The Eco-Chic Fashionista

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Featured Fashion: Maisha Dahati

Introducing: Maisha Dahati, a Sacramento, (Ca) based fashion designer who creates classy, funky, and sexy clothing. Dahati began her fashion career in 2003 and is inspired by women that look and feel good in their clothing. Dahati designs are fabulously eco-chic because she uses textiles made of rayon, organic cottons, spandex and bamboo. Dahati loves designing creations made of bamboo and jersey-knit fabrics because it drapes female silhouettes effortlessly. Dahati designs and fabrics are simplistic, monochromatic, and stylish. Dahati creates designs for celebrities, boutiques, and bridal events.  

Budget-conscious fashionistas can now afford fashionable eco-chic clothing without overspending. Prices range from $100 and up. Contact Maisha Bahati at: for additional details and/or to place an order. 

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Friday, October 22, 2010

The Green Barista - $18 (by fintintan)

♥ rows of shirred elastic above the chest and at the waist
♥ made from soft and cozy reclaimed unused flannel fabric
♥ lime green background decorated with tea cups and saucers, teapots and sugar bowls and white sayings, "my cup of tea," "sugar," "cup & saucer," and "teapot."
♥ I've added a pale pink organdy sheer as a sash that I'll include with your order . . . tie in the front, in the back, or on the side
♥ made from reclaimed flannel fabric
♥ pair with some colored tights and your favorite cardi and you'll be one hot cup of tea![0]=tags&includes[1]=title

Jungle Jane Dress -$22

♥ strapless repurposed dress in classic leopard print
♥ shirred elastic above the chest and at the waist
♥ cotton/poly blend fabric (not see thru)
♥ 100% leather animal print belt or black sheer organdy sash (your choice!)
♥ stylish and wearable long after Halloween; leopard print is all over the spring runways so get yours now!
♥ pair with tall boots or stiletto heels and all that's left is to find your Tarzan[0]=tags&includes[1]=title

Econica -organic stretchy shirt $85

Organic cotton ruffled wrap shirt by Econica

Thursday, October 21, 2010

What is eco-chic fashion?

Eco-chic fashion is a term that is becoming increasingly common today. It simply means “a combination of trendy clothing using environmental friendly products”. Eco-chic fashion is the trendiest items of style. The eco-chic mentality goes far beyond clothing, accessories, and cosmetics made from organic cotton, bamboo, corn, hemp and soy products. It is also demonstrative of one’s social status which extends to the socio-cultural aspects of life where having trendy designer fashions sold at hip retailers is important – down to the trendy slogan emblazoned on a shopping bag made from recyclable or “sustainable” (i.e.: “green’) materials.  

Many boutiques offer high-fashion clothing, accessories, and cosmetics at affordable prices that utilize “green” concepts of recycling, reducing, and reusing products to eliminate waste. Customers are empowered to shop wiser by investing in merchandise that is eco-conscious, affordable, and chic. In addition to superior client services, many boutiques offer unique and fine quality products that are sustainable, fashionable, and economical. These boutiques build relationships with every customer by providing a human-connection which increases self-image, overall satisfaction, loyalty, and produces high returns.

Eco-chic fashion is about choosing clothing, accessories, and cosmetics manufactured in an environmentally sound way; whether through sustainable materials or bio-friendly production without sacrificing one’s ideal of style, comfort, and aesthetics. Consumers now have the opportunity to look and feel good while demonstrating an eco-conscious lifestyle.