Lu Magazine Party

The indefatiguable Remy Chevalier threw a great party last Thursday night to promote Lü, his high-fashion all-green magazine that we would all love to see in print! A truly gorgeous green fashion mag would change the fashion landscape in no time flat (how about all jeans made from organic cotton? Why not find Ingeo at The Gap?) But so far, publishers have been reticent, causing much consternation among all of us that know that this kind of magazine would be a huge success, bringing together greenies and fashionistas, and eventually, the rest of the world with us.

From Lü Magazine’s website:

Lü magazine (green in Chinese) is a cradle-to-cradle fashion magazine, inspired in 2001 by environmental supermodel and muse Angela Lindvall. A motley crew of New York green fashionistas want to create the magazine with Hachette, the folks who bring you ELLE, wrestle them into doing it, because the planet needs it.

Team leader Remy Chevalier, whose father co-founded ELLE, is also working to shut down the Indian Point nuclear power plant up the Hudson with Riverkeeper and Clearwater. Remy brought us the Eco-Saloon at the nightclub Wetlands in the 90’s, and currently works full-time on a number of environmental campaigns.

The party was held in the Red Room at The Park, and we enjoyed great drinks and lots of delicious chocolates. Thanks for a great party Remy!

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Elisa Jimenez, visionary fashion designer

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A Summer Rayne Oakes sandwich, with Earth Tech Products’ Frank Bianco and Chris Pesce

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The yummy men! Franz Knipschildt, chocolatier extraordinaire, and Dave Schmeir of Orange V, the best organic vodka on the planet!

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The ever-fabulous Patrick McDonald

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Monsieur Chevalier and writer Marianne Macy

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Yours truly (in my new-to-me Hairy Mary’s dress) and my beau, Brian Howard

Not pictured: Celine Ruben-Salama of Pro’tech’d, Brendan Brazier, vegan triathalete and formulator of Vega, Joshua Weise, and Eve Kitten’s Nancy Bacich. It was great to meet and see you all!

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.