, "Is Alternative's cotton certified organic?" is "No" if you look at the brand's entire product line. And tip-toeing around the question of where a particular product is manufactured does not inspire confidence in the ethical nature of the production process. If Alternative Apparel truly...

with the brands minimal-earth-impact philosophy, many of the items and fixtures are made from reclaimed and "found" objects -- the dressing rooms were actually made from oversized shipping crates. Despite the name-brand designer and megawatt celebrity fanbase, you won't find any blingy...

The Christian Louboutin Sonietta Cotton Gingham Ballet Flats is rather more laid back than the rest. He may have designed ballet flats before, but that's probably made of leather or suede material which is unlike what these flats has. These Christian Louboutin Sonietta Cotton Gingham Ballet...

An open back dress should never have an open front. Revealing your entire back is enough skin to show off, especially if you pick an open back mini dress. Take a hint from Kristin Cavallari. Her open back dress has a housewife-style cut in thefront, but wild-girl style in the back. For...

at the least once, and here we have a list of some of the most memorable backless dresses of 2011 from powerhouse names such as Marchesa, Dolce & Gabbana, Calvin Klein, Giorgio Armani Privé and Carolina Herrera. This past year, Marchesa has proven to be the main designer when it comes to...

Opting to show at Jonathan + Oliviarather than Exhibition grounds as she did last season, the ease that breathed through her fall collection matched the equally laid back crowd. A loose grey wool overcoat with black leather trimming, a tie-dye splatter shirt dress, a black button down vest...

Alternative Apparel'sCreative Director, Orondava Mumford, grew up in a small Kentucky town and eventually found himself studying industrial design at Pratt Institute in New York. After putting in his time at Nicole Miller, Converse and Levi's, Mumford relocated to Los Angeles last April to...

Photo: Courtesy of Starworks Last night Alternative Apparel and Olivia Wilde celebrated the launch of the Message Bag–the result of a collaboration between the two hosts and Wilde's best friend Barbara 'Babs' Burchfield, which will benefit the Academy for Peace and Justice in Haiti. We...

" Kasper Bjørke, a DJ and producer from Copenhagen collaborated with Laid Back on this gem, which takes you on beautiful journey with signature 808 and SH 101 acid synth sounds, great vocals and guitar. Bjørke brings things bang up to date with a sparkling, ferociously epic dancefloor...

The classic felt coat and sporty puffer are great, but this season, jackets with a more laid-back, rustic appeal have really caught our eye. Look to Helmut Lang and Pendleton, The Portland Collection, for everyday styles in longer lengths. If the short moto look is more your speed, turn to...

 

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