Chartreuse Chic
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Vintage scarves + LA styling = Very hot recycling

Full disclosure -- I seriously considered getting married in a Candice Held. Can you tell I'm a sucker for one-of-a-kind recycled-vintage dresses?

Candice Held (designer) and Jordana Magin (business brain) have two collections -- their normal print collection, and their simply gorgeous creations out of vintage scarves. What blew my mind about the vintage dress I almost bought was the construction -- the entire dress was lined in a second set of equally beautiful scarves, so despite the vintage fabric, the dress felt as thought it could survive anything (even a wedding!)

I'm a little more "eh" about the normal collection, especially the Spring/Summer 2007, which knocks off the vintage scarf aesthetic yet is somehow more expensive (though I have to admit the patterns and colors are lovely.) I'm disappointed that Ms. Held seems to be focusing more on the mass produced end of her collection, but hope she keeps making those beautiful scarf creations for those of of us who want something a bit more original and a bit more earth friendly!

Candice Held's vintage collection can be found at their online web store and at Maneater Threads, a lovely SF based online boutique with a completely inefficient navigation structure.

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