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West Coast Alert


West Coast Alert
April 2009

CLEAN SWEEP
Ready to rock a more earth friendly vibe this Spring? You’ve come to the right town, girlfriend. From shiny new boutiques to brave and beautiful indie brands (not to mention a little all natural beauty boost), the West Coast is a hotbed for all things sexy, sustainable and sweatshop-free.
Susie Wall



 

BUY
BODY POLITIC
WHAT: Mount Pleasant’s cheery outpost stocks ethically-minded local designers like Elroy, Lara Miller, Bahar Shahpar.
WHY: It does a body good.
WHERE: 208 East 12th Ave., 604-568-5528.



 

SHOP
TWO OF HEARTS BOUTIQUE
WHAT: Peruse racks of socially conscious and home made labels the shop’s urban-leaning eponymous line.
WHY: Have a heart.
WHERE: Unit E – 1888 Main St., 604-871-0145.



 

TRYE
ROCKY MOUNTAIN SOAP COMPANY
WHAT: Freshen up with the Blossom Fresh natural liquid crystal deodorant.
WHY: You’re a natural beauty.
WHERE: 3057 Granville St. 604-731-5701.



 

WEAR
NIXXI
WHAT: Modern, classic silhouettes with a sweet, feminine bent – all made from organic fabrics and renewable materials.
WHEN: Biking to Jericho Beach with your hair blowing in the wind – when else?
WHERE: At retailers across BC.



 

RECYCLE
ADHESIF
WHAT: Reworked fashion forward togs with killer ‘tude.
WHY: They’re stuck on you.
WHERE: At retailers across BC.



 

CALLING ALL WRITERS
In celebration of our 30th anniversary, Flare is pleased to announce a competition for novice writers across Canada. Tell us, in no more than 600 words, what fashion moment of the past 30 years has inspired you the most. The winner’s story may be published in a special 30th anniversary edition of Flare this fall, and the winner will take home a luxurious gift basket of beauty products compliments of Pantene, Olay, Covergirl, and Nice N Easy. Worth over $500! www.flare.com/write