5 Festival-Ready Outfits That Are Cute And Sustainable


The biggest festival trend of the season? Dressing eco-friendly

Festival season is upon us—do you know what you're wearing?

With Coachella's first weekend just around the corner, it's time to start planning out the looks you'll be sporting to all the festivities coming our way this year. But rather than stocking up on the festival-themed collections pumped out by fast fashion retailers, we're calling on music enthusiasts and street style darlings alike to support the brands putting in the work to take care of our planet.

That's why we came up with five festival-ready looks you can feel good about, from head-to-toe. From dresses made of deadstock fabric to sunglasses created with plant-based acetate and jewelry that gives global artisans a safe and fair work environment, these pieces are protecting not only the planet but also the people and animals that inhabit it. Bonus? It's all really cute stuff.

Check out each look, and read about how each brand is doing their part, below.

Photos courtesy of The Lunary, Ética, Nisolo, Angela Roi, Modo, Soko

RiLEY STUDiO, MBR Crop II, $52, available at The Lunary.
RiLEY STUDiO sources fabrics that have been created from waste materials or ones that are natural and biodegradable.

Ética, Tyler Ankle Ziggy, $145, available at Ética.
Ética has its denim exclusively manufactured in one of the most eco-friendly denim factories on Earth, working to minimize waste, water usage, and its energy footprint throughout the manufacturing process.

Nisolo, Elayna Sneaker, $148, available at Nisolo.
Nisolo not only ensures that fair wages and ethical standards are held throughout its factories, but it also offsets its carbon emissions by working with Ecosphere+ to protect the rainforest.

Angela Roi, Hamilton Belt Bag, $165, available at Angela Roi.
Angela Roi uses only animal-friendly materials to produce its vegan bags, while also giving back to animal welfare programs and ensuring its factories follow ethical standards.

Modo, Mina, $195, available at Modo.
Modo's sustainable frames are either partially castor seed-derived or recycled, making them the perfect lightweight, sustainable choice. The brand also works to give back to the environment, already planting over two million trees since conception.

Soko, Embellished Horn Hoop Earrings, $68, available at Soko.
Soko works directly with artisans around the world to help bring ethically produced, handmade jewelry to consumers around the world.

Photos courtesy of Fae, Reformation, Reve En Vert, Dick Moby, and Raven + Lily

Fae, Frida Suit in Zest, $42.42, available at Fae.
Fae's swimsuit is made from a sustainable techno-fabric derived from recycled nylon from post-consumer materials.

Reformation, Margot Skirt, $98, available at Reformation.
Sustainability is at the core of everything Reformation does. Not only does it work to produce sustainable products ethically, but it closely tracks its carbon footprint and gives back to various programs to help replenish the world's resources.

D'arçé, Saint Sauveur Sandals, $160, available at Reve En Vert.
D'arçé's sandals are handmade with vegetable-tanned leather, aimed to be long-lasting, timeless wardrobe staples. The brand also employs indigenous women so they can become economically independent.

Dick Moby, Amsterdam, $111, available at Dick Moby.
Dick Moby uses recycled acetate and bio-based acetate to create its frames.

Raven + Lily, Yami Backpack, $168, available at Raven + Lily; Raven + Lily, Anya Choker, $78, available at Raven + Lily.
Raven + Lily sources artisans around the world to create its beautiful sustainable bags and jewelry, paying them fair wages and giving them access to a safe job with sustainable income, health care, and other benefits.

Photos courtesy of Whimsy + Row, Yan Yan, Coclico, Westward Leaning, Reve En Vert, and Etsy

Whimsy + Row, Valentina Top in Blush Polka Dot, $78, available at Whimsy + Row.
Whimsy + Row produces all of its pieces in sustainable fabrics in Los Angeles.

Yan Yan, Holey Bike Short in Sprout Yellow, $125, available at Yan Yan.
Yan Yan incorporates leftover yarns into its knits, ensuring they aren't tossed, ending up in landfills.

Coclico, Oulette Sandal, $350, availabe at Coclico.
Coclico uses the most sustainable, ethical materials for its footwear, tracking its carbon footprint and investing in renewable energy to offset it.

Westward Leaning, Seaspray 03, $255, available at Westward Leaning.
Westward Leaning uses plant-based cellulose acetates for its frames, ensuring that they're biodegradable.

Mashu, Blue Daphne Vegan Bag, $467, available at Reve En Vert.
Mashu's vegan bags come from multiple sustainable materials, from recycled plastic and polyester to pineapple-based faux leather, Piñatex.

Wild Fawn, Minimal Earrings, $43.34, available at Etsy.
Wild Fawn only uses the most ethically sustainable materials it can find, such as recycled silver and fair trade gold.

Evewear, The Free Spirit Jumpsuit, $135, available at Evewear.
Evewear is made entirely out of recycled deadstock fabric in Los Angeles.

Everlane, The Block Heel Sandal, $125, available at Everlane.
Everlane is committed to transparency, ethical factories, and creates timeless pieces that last.

HFS Collective, Half Moon Convertible Crossbody in White Sand, $198, available at HFS Collective.
Produced entirely in Los Angeles, HFS Collective is committed to using the most animal- and earth-friendly materials they can source.

Sticks & Sparrow, Coast Ivory Tortoie, $199.95, available at Sticks & Sparrow.
Sticks & Sparrow glasses are made from plant-based acetate, bamboo, and other sustainable materials.

Akola, Ode Earring, $78, available at Akola.
Akola pieces are handcrafted by women in Uganda and Dallas, Texas, reinvesting its purchases to provide work opportunities and training to women in crisis.

Photos courtesy of Amour Vert, Nomadic State Of Mind, Alfeya Valrina, Carla Colour, The Lunary,

Amour Vert, Phair Baby Doll Dress, $168, available at Amour Vert.
Amour Vert uses sustainable, better-for-the-environment materials for its products as well as closely works with American Forest to plant trees for every T-shirt purchase.

Nomadic State Of Mind, Romano Camel, $48, available at Nomadic State Of Mind
Nomadic State of Mind's rope sandals are made from recycled hemp, rope, and upcycled sails, making for the perfect animal-friendly summer shoe.

Alfeya Valrina, Joe Joe Bag Upcycled Project #3, $250, available at Alfeya Valrina.
Alfeya Valrina is dedicated to promoting fair labor practices, using ethically sourced, local materials, and implementing zero-waste production processes. Its latest patchwork bags, seen above, are made from scrap leathers.

Carla Colour, Modan $250, available at Carla Colour.
Carla Colour sunglasses are produced from zyl acetate, a type of plant-based acetate, and in small runs to ensure the least amount of waste.

Machete, Kate Hoops, $44, available at The Lunary.
Machete only uses eco-friendly materials to create its jewelry and accessories, such as the cellulose acetate used in the above earrings.

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The band shared details about their new St. Vincent-produced album that will drop "you into the world of catastrophe"

Sleater-Kinney just shared more information about their St. Vincent-produced album and dropped a new single.

Per Billboard, Sleater-Kinney revealed that their new album, which they've been teasing since early this year and will be their first since No Cities To Love from 2015, will be called The Center Won't Hold. It's due out on August 16 via Mom + Pop Records. "We're always mixing the personal and the political but on this record, despite obviously thinking so much about politics, we were really thinking about the person—ourselves or versions of ourselves or iterations of depression or loneliness—in the middle of the chaos," Carrie Brownstein said in a statement. Corin Tucker further noted that the new album will "[drop] you into the world of catastrophe that touches on the election."

Janet Weiss noted that the band will "explore a different sound palette" with this album, and pointed to St. Vincent as the reason behind it. She said that St. Vincent "has a lot of experience building her own music with keyboards and synthesizers so she could be our guide to help us make sense of this new landscape and still sound like us."

To satiate us until then, the band released a lyric video for new single, "The Future Is Here," which is very grungy. Bump it, below.

Sleater-Kinney - The Future Is Here (Official Lyric Video)


This is so satisfying!

Even Jon Snow knows just how unsatisfying the final season of Game of Thrones was, and he's ready to apologize. Well, a deepfake of him is at least. A heavily-edited version of Snow's speech from the fourth episode—just before the bodies of those lost in the Battle of Winterfell get burned—now features Snow apologizing for the conclusion of the show and lighting the script on fire.

"It's time for some apologies. I'm sorry we wasted your time," Snow begins. "And I know nothing made sense at the end. When the Starbucks cup is the smallest mistake, you know you fucked up! We take the blame. I'm sorry we wrote this in like six days or something," he adds, before signaling to his peers to light the script with torches and "just forget it forever." "Fuck Season 8," he says before the pages begin to crackle and burn.

If there were more lines left to alter, we would have loved to see Snow also tackle how messy Brienne of Tarth and Jaime Lannister's story line ended up, as well as Bran's kingship, Cersei's boring demise, and the water bottle appearance.

Watch the entire deepfake and try to heal the wounds left by HBO below.


Photo by Darren Craig

It premieres today, exclusively via NYLON

In LP's song "Shaken," the most recent single from her 2018 record Heart To Mouth, she tells the story of seeing her lover out with someone else—ouch. Today, exclusively on NYLON, she releases a cheeky animated music video that pokes fun at the song's heightened drama and perfectly demonstrates all the angst that comes with falling hard for someone.

"She looks at you like I used to/ And I'm just sitting in the corner sh-sh-shaken," LP sings, as the visual—with art by Maayan Priva—depicts the singer hanging out in a bar, watching the girl she likes meet up with another girl. Despite the situation's inherent drama, "Shaken" is less of a ballad and more of an upbeat bop. LP told us she loves the way "this little video captures some of the fun of the song, and its inherent comical anxiety." Sure, heartbreak isn't that funny, but our (sometimes) overly dramatic reaction to it kind of is.

"'Shaken' feels like a bit of a wild card on this record," LP says. "It's the closest I've come to writing a musical, which I hope to do one day." We heartily endorse this idea: Please, LP, give us the queer jukebox musical we crave.

Until that day comes, though, you can watch the music video for "Shaken," below.

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Photo courtesy of Sony Pictures.

This cameo has the Beyhive buzzing

I went to see Men In Black: International alone. Which would have been fine if it wasn't for the shock I received when I saw two specific characters on the screen. Unable to keep it to myself, I shared a curious look with the stranger next to me, who was obviously thinking the same thing as me. "Is that them...?" I whispered first. "I think… so," she replied. Then the two men in question started to dance, and we were both sure: "Yep, that's them."

It was Laurent and Larry Nicolas Bourgeois, better known as Les Twins. Fans of Beyoncé will recognize the duo as the talented brothers who often accompany her on tour and in music videos. In Men In Black: International, the two of them play shapeshifting entities—they're more like energy forces than aliens—who pursue Tessa Thompson's and Chris Hemsworth's characters throughout the duration of the film. The twins' ability to manipulate their bodies in ways that are graceful and otherworldly really helps sell them as extraterrestrials and is fun to watch.

So if Thompson in a suit or Hemsworth shirtless weren't enough motivation, here's another reason to go see it. If you look close, you can see them in the trailer below.


Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue

"I am honored to share this bonding experience with my own daughter"

In a heart-warming Instagram photo, Serena Williams shares the history of hair braiding and the importance of the tradition. The tennis player shared a photo of herself braiding her daughter Olympia Ohanian's hair and spoke about how "honored" she was to be able to "add another generation" to the tradition of the practice.

The photo shows Williams attentively braiding her daughter's hair while Olympia smiles, obviously loving the experience. Williams noted that hair braiding was created by the Himba people in Namibia, Africa, and that "we have been braiding our hair for centuries." "In many African tribes braided hairstyles were a unique way to identify each tribe," she continued.

Williams pointed out that braiding is a bonding experience. "People would often take the time to socialize," she wrote. "It began with the elders braiding their children, then the children would watch and learn from them. The tradition of bonding was carried on for generations, and quickly made its way across the world."

Williams closed her post with a sweet message about her daughter, saying that she's "honored to share this bonding experience" with her.

See the post, below.