Thursday, April 30, 2009

Green Hot Mama

Okay, fine. I'll admit it. I'm making a very quick post because I just realized that we only posted twice in April, and April is officially over (at least here in Chicago) in 14 short minutes. It went by so quickly, what can I say?

So here's a little gift for you in exchange for our lack of posts recently. Make your red hot mama a green hot mama this Mother's Day with a little gifty from Mountains of the Moon. Order by May 5th (to ensure delivery before Mother's Day) and we'll give you 25% off your order with coupon code GREENMAMA. Not bad.

And all of us promise that we love you very much and will post lots and lots in the merry old month of May.


Wednesday, April 15, 2009

The 3 E's: Earth Day, Eco-Fashion, Events

It goes without saying that everyday should (obvi) be Earth Day. But hey - if it takes a special day for everyone to come together and get excited about the environment, we're all for it. One of the best parts about Earth Day (especially in recent years as the green movement gains momentum) is all of the events that take place around the globe to celebrate. In our world, the best of these events involve eco-fashion. This year, there is an abundance of them. Here are some of the most prominent ones for your eco-fashion pleasure.

Green with Fashion

Held at the famous F.U.E.L. House (aka MTV's Real World Philadelphia House), this charity eco-fashion show will spotlight the top eco-fashion designers (more than 30 of them, to be exact) from all over the country. Our friends at Carbon Fund are not only donating five tons of carbon offsets in order to make the event carbon neutral, they're also covering the day's "carbon footprint" of everyone who attends the show. We like. Look for "celebs" like Gretchen Rossi of Bravo’s “Real Housewives of Orange County" and five Miss Philadelphia winners, among others, to be walking in the show. Pieces from our very own Mountains of the Moon spring/summer collection will be among the designs showcased at this event.
When: April 22nd (Earth Day) at 7 PM.
Where: F.U.E.L. House, 249 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA
Cost: Tickets are $20 (advance purchase only), with proceeds donated to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Stanford Sustainable Fashion Show (Stanford, CA)

A bay area Earth Day must, Stanford University's first-ever Sustainable Fashion Show will be a groundbreaking event on campus promoting a sustainable lifestyle on all fronts. The show's mission will be to celebrate diversity in the context of environmental consciousness through a wide variety of styles and artistic expression. Twenty unique professional designers will be showcased in individual sets (including Mountains of the Moon, oh yes!), and as well as several student designers from the Stanford Community.
When: April 22nd (Earth Day) from 7 to 9 PM.
Where: Toyon Hall Lounge, 455 Arguello Way, Stanford, CA.
Cost: Free

Fashion Takes Action Launch Party

In partnership with Earth Day Canada, the new members-based organization and producer of green events Fashion Takes Action will be officially launching this Earth Day, and will be throwing a party/fashion event to celebrate on April 24th. We like parties a lot and brainstormed on ways to teleport to Toronto for this event, but alas... With really swell things like DJs (including Brendan Canning of Broken Social Scene), Ryerson fashion students participating in a live eco-challenge to create garments from packaging, and an open bar (mmm, organic vodka), it should be quite the grand ole' time.
When: April 24th at 9 PM.
Where: 639 Queen Street West, Toronto, Canada.
Cost: Tickets are $40 in advance (with a limited number for $50 at the door), with proceeds supporting Earth Day Canada and Fashion Takes Action.

If you're not up for a fashion show, and happen to be in the Cape Cod area during Earth Day week, take a little stop-sy by Solstice Day Spa in Hyannis for a simply mahhhvelous eco-fashion sample sale from 5:30 to 8 PM on April 21st (we like to call it Earth Day Eve, just for kicks). Hosted by fashion writer and stylish Amy Dufault, this sample sale will include samples from your's truly as well as other eco-designers at incredible prices.

melissa & all the other motm ladies too

P.S. We adore you!

Sunday, April 5, 2009


Sure, maybe we're talking about the sweet tweets of the little spring birdies that would be singing in our ears if it wasn't snowing here this fine Chicago April, but alas, we're not. We just wanted to make a quick post to let you know that we think Twitter is real fun and neat, and you should definitely follow us. Not that we think any of you are followers, of course. Our readers are much too smart, sustainable and stylish to be followers. We just think you might like our witty updates and the oh-so-exclusive sales and coupons we post when we tweet.

P.S. Hey spring, like, where are you? You're being a real jerk this year.