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

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.