AuH2O Fashion Show!

I had a great time at the AuH2O Fashion Brunch this past Sunday. Held in a funky East Village eatery called Marion’s that seems to have been around forever, lucky invitees enjoyed cocktails and brunchy food and then got to check out Kate Goldwater’s designs, which are all made from recycled and reworked fabrics.

Polka dots on polka dots! I’m so into polka dots lately, so I love this dress

This flowey lingerie-inspired dress was one of my favorites; the lace detail at the shoulders is too, too pretty!

A green dress for greenies like us…

Sexy and demure at the same time (and I’m so in love with the hat…when will hats come back?)

Just look at the mix of gorgeous fabrics on this ‘bluesy’ dress…

Check out the creative patchwork skirt on this dress, which looked very comfy.

This top is made from bottoms…khakies to be exact (notice the belt!)

A mini with a maxi Coppertone insert!

A dreamy white confection

Kate Goldwater in her own design, made just the day before the show!

Me on the left, and the designer, Kate Goldwater, on the right!

Starre Vartan is founder and editor-in-chief of Eco-Chick.com and the author of the Eco-Chick Guide to Life. She's also a freelance science and environment writer who has published in National Geographic, CNN, Scientific American, Mental Floss, Pacific Standard, the NRDC, and many more. She lives on an island in Puget Sound with her partner and black cat. She was a geologist in her first career, and still picks up rocks wherever she goes.