What's Up Vogue?


I knew that the October British Vogue was doing a whole green feature, but I had heard nothing about the US version covering any such territory. Lo and Behold, I’m contemplating the resort collections and too many metallic handbags when I come across pages labelled “Earth Days”.

Included under the apple-green corner banner is an health and beauty piece on upscale organic products like Dr. Hauschka’s, John Master’s, Jurlique, Origins and Patyka. Next, a health-based article entitled “Toxic Overload” which analyses the sources of toxins in our everyday life and their possible connection to breast cancer. Finally, writer Marina Rust goes to an outdoorsy spa in Connecticut where $6,700 buys a week of eco-bliss.

So, Vogue, is this Earth Days feature going to pop up randomly in future issues? In every issue? There’s no clue in the editor’s letter, so I guess we’ll just have to wait and see…

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.