“Define success on your own terms, achieve it by your own rules, and build a life you’re proud to live.” -Anne Sweeney
Meet Michael, the man behind the camera for many of the photo stories we feature of Bianca. A San Francisco native, Michael has been a life-long environmentalist and holistic entrepreneur. He and Bianca are the dynamic duo behind Conscious Living TV.
Bianca snapped these photos during one of their daily “relationship walks”. For these two, taking an hour a day to walk, talk and connect has been a powerful way to stay on the same page and listen to each others thoughts, ideas, concerns and dreams.
Bianca loves that Michael is comfortable with his inner fashionista. “From the basic military-inspired cargo jacket look to all of his funky accessories, he proves that guys can be ethical fashion icons too. It’s fun to know that I’m not the only one who’s so passionate about the clothes I’m wearing.”
This look is comprised of a collection of vintage, ethical or repurposed pieces, ideal for the season. Many of them were thrifted or scored at a clothing swap. As Bianca says, “We love a good treasure hunt!”
Cotton Cargo Jacket (thrifted from Buffalo Exchange)
Cotton Pants (vintage)
Polyester Vest (vintage)
Camo Tee (reused)
Scarf (by Indigenous, 100% organic fair trade cotton with natural dyes)
Shoes (by Converse, reused)
All-Natural Prayer Beads (from Self-Realization Fellowship)
Necklaces (by Hearts, made of recycled bullet casings, fair trade), Scorpion Sisters (recycled chain, rose quartz)
photos by Bianca Alexander
Kestrel is a globetrotter with small-town Wisconsin spirit. She has lived in Chile, London, Madrid & New York, soaking up and absorbing every moment of fashion and difference along the way. She has worked with People Tree, Global Action Through Fashion, The GreenShows, FashionMeGreen, Fashioning Change, Ecouterre, Inhabitat & EcoSalon. She loves words & garments, and reorganizing them both. For Kestrel, fashion is her favorite way to share stories. Her most recent endeavor, AWEAR, is a style-driven project intended to help inspire us to think about where our clothes are made, what they are made of, and who makes them.