Can a handbag, a pair of jeans, or a fabulous pair of stilettos enhance your life? You bet it can! Even more so when you know that it didn't poison farmers with pesticides, force a child to work under slavery in appalling conditions, or contribute to global warming.
Rediscover, beautify and refashion your wardrobe... and your life...in ways you never thought possible. As the fabulous French fashion designer, Yves Saint Laurent, said, "The most beautiful thing a woman can wear is passion... but cosmetics are easier to buy." There is an adventure to be had within the pages of this book. Whether you reach the end of it bursting with fresh ideas, or a new life planned for the things you already have around you, there is a contagious excitement knowing you can make a difference in the world.
You absolutely can! And it is so easy once you know how.
Discover 5 ways to save the world without really trying:
* In your wardrobe (it has never looked this good before)
* On your face (bring out the most beautiful you possible)
* In your home (your living space can reflect the most gorgeous side of you, without even spending a cent)
* Stepping outside (the world needs to see you now!)
* Opening your eyes (there's a lot of stuff going on that you didn't even know about)
Recycle, reuse, remake, reclaim, repurpose, reimagine your life. You can save the planet... without really trying!
About the Author
Carolyn Donovan is a model and writer. She has strutted the catwalks, featured in numerous magazines and been the face and voice of countless advertising campaigns across the globe for more than two decades - but there is nothing airbrushed fluffy or low-fat lite about her writing.
Be prepared to snort with laughter and squirm with empathy as Carolyn takes an honest look at the glamorous side of life in Chooks in Stilettos... jam packed with hilarious stories, handy hints and surprising wisdom, it’s a must-read for every girl from the budding fashionista right through to the disillusioned ‘yummy mummy’ about to throw in the towel on the whole glamour game.
A devoted environmentalist, Carolyn is also passionate about living an earth-friendly lifestyle while refusing to compromise on style. In her latest book, Greenies in Stilettos, she reveals a world where glamour meets everyday life. Where else could you learn how to rustle up your own designer gown in minutes – AND make a handbag out of a tank top?
"The fact is Greenies in Stilettos has changed the way I live my daily life. It's THAT good.
This is the ultimate go-to book on being green. It's a must-have for every 21st century girl.”
Rebecca Sparrow. Author. Managing Editor of Mamamia Publishing
"Carolyn Donovan's Greenies in Stilettos is the how-to guide for girls who want to live in a fairer, less complicated and more meaningful world. To label Carolyn a "model" would not do her justice, though her trade gives us the artillery to speak of fashion and beauty with authority. She is a role model. Giving us tips on everything from body odour with cornstarch to recommending door sausages to keep our homes green-friendly. Ultimately convincing for its sheer practicality, Carolyn's enthusiasm for ethical living is infectious." Erica Bartle. Editor Girl With A Satchel
“Greenies in Stilettos is a beautifully written book – deeply thought provoking and compelling in its call to action. Carolyn shares her own journey into sustainability with warmth and humour and invites the reader to join her by offering simple, creative ideas. I was inspired afresh by her challenge.” Cathy Wills. Co-founder of Sydney Sustainable Markets
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 1st July 2012
Dimensions (cm): 24.3 x 15.3 x 0.8
Weight (kg): 0.245