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investment shopping 101

make your wardrobe work overtime: back to basics.

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what are basics anyway? is it a staple color? is it a shape? is it that person who drank too much, and is being super predictable? STOP SCREAMING AND CRYING, WE'RE IN PUBLIC.  you're so basic!

if you want to be zero waste, you can't need new stuff all the time, because buying more stuff requires a lot of resources and most people don't make stuff without making more waste. think about buying investment pieces that will enhance your wardrobe and can be worn multiple ways. 

here is a perfect example of how our zero waste black raglan from the zwd collection can take you from work to the weekend and through the summer, boy, girl, or in between. 

werk, werk, werk, werk, werk

show your american pride with made in america products like this classic  AMERICAN APPAREL  button down shirt, hold credit cards in the ultra cool, truly magic  MAGIC INDUSTRIE  recycled vintage book wallet, up the bling ring game with   MADE IN EARTH  high quality stones that each have a unique story and layer your look with ZWD to beat the over air-conditioned office.   

show your american pride with made in america products like this classic AMERICAN APPAREL button down shirt, hold credit cards in the ultra cool, truly magic MAGIC INDUSTRIE recycled vintage book wallet, up the bling ring game with  MADE IN EARTH high quality stones that each have a unique story and layer your look with ZWD to beat the over air-conditioned office. 
 

balance out your Alexander Wang work shorts (not eco, but are easily revived from the fashion wasteland when thrifted from  CROSSROADS ) with your ZWD long sleeve raglan, and a  HAWKS AND DOVES   sexy recycled statement bag, read   WEAR NO EVIL   by Greata Eagan  during your morning commute, while sipping your coffee in a  BALL  mason jar, this  pocket guide to sustainable dressing is a quick easy summer read that will change your life. seriously. you're welcome. 

balance out your Alexander Wang work shorts (not eco, but are easily revived from the fashion wasteland when thrifted from CROSSROADS) with your ZWD long sleeve raglan, and a HAWKS AND DOVES sexy recycled statement bag, read WEAR NO EVIL by Greata Eagan during your morning commute, while sipping your coffee in a BALL mason jar, this pocket guide to sustainable dressing is a quick easy summer read that will change your life. seriously. you're welcome. 

friday got me feelin' like... 

L TRAIN VINTAGE  in nyc literally has dream denim shorts in every shade and second hand fashion is here at better prices, same designers, less waste. your raglan is the ultimate accessory tied around your waste or covering up when a summer breeze strikes. use tote bags to carry your weekend groceries at the farmers market, and school yourself on the history of fashion's relationship with the environment with  SUSTAINABLE FASHION  by  Colleen Hill and Jennifer Farley Gordon.

L TRAIN VINTAGE in nyc literally has dream denim shorts in every shade and second hand fashion is here at better prices, same designers, less waste. your raglan is the ultimate accessory tied around your waste or covering up when a summer breeze strikes. use tote bags to carry your weekend groceries at the farmers market, and school yourself on the history of fashion's relationship with the environment with SUSTAINABLE FASHION by Colleen Hill and Jennifer Farley Gordon.

did you know  DR MARTEN  makes vegan leather sandals? they can be found on  PLANETSHOES  and they pick up our ZWD faux leather tiles perfectly, get inspired by the freedom, the weekend brings with  GREEN-INSPIRED  eco-friendly notebooks, and send me your thoughts and doodles @zerowastedaniel on twitter and instagram!  

did you know DR MARTEN makes vegan leather sandals? they can be found on PLANETSHOES and they pick up our ZWD faux leather tiles perfectly, get inspired by the freedom, the weekend brings with GREEN-INSPIRED eco-friendly notebooks, and send me your thoughts and doodles @zerowastedaniel on twitter and instagram!
 

sun's out, buns out

work that summer bod, any shape and size, in  VITAMIN A  black high-waisted swim bottoms, and look smart for the cute life guard reading  OVERDRESSED  by Elizabeth Cline. your ZWD raglan is the perfect cover up at the pool bar or under your beach cabana!

work that summer bod, any shape and size, in VITAMIN A black high-waisted swim bottoms, and look smart for the cute life guard reading OVERDRESSED by Elizabeth Cline. your ZWD raglan is the perfect cover up at the pool bar or under your beach cabana!

take a dip in swim shorts from  PATAGONIA  leaders in the sustainability game, and do that whole...i'm not trying "athleasure" thing with ZWD on top, get your diy fix with  REFASHIONED  by Sass Brown, and store cash for frozen margaritas in  HAWKS AND DOVES  recycled leather wallet.  

take a dip in swim shorts from PATAGONIA leaders in the sustainability game, and do that whole...i'm not trying "athleasure" thing with ZWD on top, get your diy fix with REFASHIONED by Sass Brown, and store cash for frozen margaritas in HAWKS AND DOVES recycled leather wallet.
 

one piece, 6 ways. crack the whip, and make that basic WEEERRK!

 
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lbd's if you please.

lbd, little black dresses, are essential styles for your wardrobe. comprised of my best selling pieces from the past 5 years, lbd's are the ultimate crowd favorites, available for you, when you need, in your favorite color!

rather than sifting through hundreds of dresses on the rack, and facing the horror of the fitting room mirror, pick out your favorite lbd in any of our colors!!! 

sally ekus turned our lonika dress into a maid-of-honor sensation at her best friend's boho-chic wedding!

sally's order: 
style: lonika dress
color: 292

get your lonika dress today, or shop any of our lbd's here!

*sally emailed us to see if she could come in to be measured, which made fitting this piece a breeze! we were able to have her swatches to approve there at the same time so she could confirm the color in person! have a question about your order? email us!

mto, fyi.

mto, made to order, is a "build your own" feature of customizable, one of a kind and AFFORDABLE daniel silverstein style.

it's wedding season! you know that feeling of looking in your closet? you have nothing to wear. 
you want something special, but you're sick of seeing the same boring stuff on the racks.
nothing fits right, and there are HUNDREDS of them running around. 
you're a nervous wreck worrying someone will show up in the same dress!

daniel silverstein mto is the answer to your prayer. check out some recent mto styles, and see how to build your own!
 

 

MARCI MADNESS
look I

eco lifetyle pioneer and fashion icon marci zaroff  turned heads at the copenhagen fashion summit this week in a zero waste mto piece.
 this look is comprised of: 

top: body con

neckline: mock turtle neck

sleeves: long sleeve

jumpsuit: palazzo pant

top fabric: mesh, color #51 (wine)

bottom fabric: silk

embellishments: none

trims: black

zipper: exposed

notes:
mz - can we do a zwd style top with an ombre from red to black and mix sheer and opaque?

ds - absolutely! love where this is going.

mz - can there be slits on the sides?

ds - yes! I have this cool idea for having pockets on the sides coming out from the slits! i have been dying to do this for something, i think it would look perfect on this piece!

mz - what trends are hot that we can incoperate?

ds - what about using rose gold for the exposed zipper? it's a super hot metallic accent, and would go back to the red tones on the top beautifully.

MARCI MADNESS
look II

 

SARAH JAY STYLE

celebrity stylist sarah jay had a vision for her own take on ZWD for the copenhagen fashion summit!
this look is comprised of: 

top: flowing

neckline: crew neck

sleeves: long sleeve

jumpsuit: trouser

top fabric: none

bottom fabric: none

embellishments: none

trims: dyed to match

zipper: none

notes:  

sj - I love the long sleeve raglan in white and wondered - ABOUT CUSTOM PANTS. could you do a customized version of this outfit with a more flowing top?  

ds - you got it! 

 

love the idea of an mto piece, but still want a little direction? email us, and we will set up a time to walk you through the process! from concept to checkout, we will hold your hand step by step. 

email us at info@danielsilverstein.us with:

  • your name
  • the date of your event
  • a general idea of what you want 
  • and upload a recent photo of yourself (full length please)

and we will take it from there!

for more details on how mto works, click here.

 

marci  kept it fresh in an mto romper as she hosted the sustainable business council's annual award ceremony's green carpet! 
this look is comprised of: 

top: body con

neckline: crew neck

sleeves: long sleeve

jumpsuit: romper

top fabric: mesh

bottom fabric: silk

embellishments: none

trims: dyed to match

zipper: exposed

notes:  

mz - can we add a detail or metallic trim to make it POP & a wide gold belt for a longer waist?

ds - you got it! 

martha, my dear.

being a part of a martha stewart event is something i have always felt lot of anxiety about.

until this past week i had never met martha stewart personally. i had seen many of her shows, her cooking, crafting, gardening and entertainment segments. as a child, i remember watching her make a beautiful wedding cake with the late great julia child. it was the marzipan fruit she made and dusted with soft pigment atop a simple but so elegantly crafted cake, her tone about what was "good" and more than anything and how PERFECT everything she made was. it's funny, martha actually says at one point,

"we don't want any to go to waste."

so, thanks martha, for the tips early on in forming my maker's approach.  i was mystified, see for yourself. she even gives a tip for what to do with leftover bubble wrap. do you see where i get this from?

i decided right then that she was one of my favorite people. 

The martha stewart american made 2015 summit this past weekend was incredibly inspiring and i encourage you to look at the wonderful makers she has honored and featured at the summit along with people such as ariana huffington and the founders of refinery 29 and dry bar. 

with the holidays just around the corner, supporting companies that are making in the u.s.a. helps revitalize our economy and support jobs around the country. one of my favorite finds was the 80 acres verde hand and body lotion infused with california olive oil!

I also had the pleasure of meeting the folks from www.spoonflower.com an incredible fabric and paper printing source for small designers, crafters, businesses and students! I think their work is amazing, but judge for yourself. These are some of the zero waste prints they have done for me.

i left feeling inspired, enlightened and overjoyed! being at a martha stewart event is a really good thing.