How I Wear Eco Fashion: LA Eco Diva Taryn Hipwell


Taryn Hipwell puts the ‘multi’ back into multimedia! With a background in hair and makeup modelling and fashion design, and a passion for green living it makes sense that she’s the founder of Eco Divas TV, where she and her team work to green the fashion, film and cosmetics industries through video and online projects, while looking fabulous all the way, of course.

On my path to becoming a designer, I had a great distaste for all the toxic chemicals in fashion industry (as well as the hair and makeup products), that I created Eco Fashion designs waaaay before it became trendy. Now I educate about Eco Fashion at FIDM and Environmental Charter High School because it is my goal to get at least 5 aspiring designers to shift their course and create a sustainable company from the start.

Don’t get me wrong, I love to repurpose and create my own designs, but I’d rather speak and teach other designers more sustainable options…and possibly create content to reach and teach a mass audience.

Taryn calls hereself a “nomadic chameleon” who likes to change her look on the regular, so she understands the need for great makeup that works, amazing hair and eye-catching outfits. Above, she’s rocking:

Mink Vegan Shoes
Deborah Lindquist shirt/dress
– T.Hipwell Vintage scarf top (yep she made it!)
-Sun Behr flower and heart accessory

-Mascara by Tarte Cosmetics
-Lips by Primitive
-Eye shadow by Jane Iredale
-Foundation by Mineral Fusion

Mineral Fusion and Giovanni Wicked Wax styling products
-Blonde color by Shades Salon, Beverly Hills

About Starre Vartan
Starre Vartan is editor-in-chief of and the author of the Eco-Chick Guide to Life.


  1. Taryn Hipwell seems awesome! She’s an inspiration to that one person can make a difference.

  2. It’s great that Taryn is helping make the world a cleaner, safer place with her eco-friendly cosmetics. I only wish more people would follow her lead. Bravo!

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