Home on the Range by Greta Eagan

Even though I've lived in London, New York and LA, it always feels so good to come home to Jackson Hole, my hometown, and let my Wyoming Woman spirit roam. 

Cities are fantastic places, but small towns don't get enough credit. The people in a small town are so genuine, and interconnected. They say what they mean, and mean what they say, and I value that. The energy, the ambition and the good intentions translate well in a small town. It's been so wonderful being back in this mountain town, connecting with new people and friends from my past. There is so much talent here. 

So when I began pulling pieces from the new Chinti & Parker collections for an upcoming shoot, I decided I wanted to shoot in my 'backyard' and infuse some of my Wyoming roots into the looks. I reached out to photographer Lindsay Linton and found in her an amazing collaborator to help bring the vision to life. I hope you enjoy the posts over the next couple of weeks. They are a wonderful look into my life in Wyoming which reflect the fashion sense (and brands) I've brought back with me along side local brand Aion, and some draw-dropping scenery in this place that I call home.

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SKETCHY STAR SCHOOL GIRL DRESS, Chinti & Parker, $350. #fair #organic #carbonneutral

FLOPPY BRIM FEDORA, Rag & Bone, $195. #madeinUSA #naturalfibers

CARDIGAN (S/S15 collection), Aion. #local #social 

SCARF, Jane Carr. #naturalfibers #fairproduction

Coveted: Westward Leaning x Olivia Palermo Sunglasses by Greta Eagan

I love it when two of my favorite brands collaborate! Westward Leaning has always belonged to the cool kids club, and their partnering with Olivia Palermo for a capsule collection of fierce sunglasses took it up a notch. Known for her classic taste and calculated pairings, Palermo oozes chic without so much as batting her beautiful eyes. Whether you are soaking up sun on the beach or out for a winter walk, these sunglasses are the perfect accessory to keep you looking cool while doing good. Sunglasses, $210. #social ($10 from the sale of this model will be donated to ADCAM's Maasai Project)

Sneak Peek of our Wyoming Woman Editorial by Greta Eagan

This weekend, I am working with an amazing local photographer, Lindsay Linton, (who cut her teeth in NYC) to shoot a Wyoming Woman editorial in my hometown of Jackson Hole, WY. The backdrops are breathtaking, and the fashion cozy and wearable. So excited to share more soon, but for now this snap shot will have to whet your appetite for some western editorial inspiration to come.

Simple Saturday Night Makeup Routine by Greta Eagan

Working for myself and running a startup, I sometimes forget what day it is and all of a sudden I realize it's Saturday night and I've got a date! Always in a time crunch, I found a simple beauty routine to amp up my look without needing to be too precise or heavy handed. Ever find yourself in this hurry-up-and-get-ready pinch? Try these super easy steps to create a sultry Saturday night look!

Here's what you you'll need:

+ tinted moisturizer

+ a neutral brown eye shadow (and an eye shadow brush)

+ a darkish brown brow pencil (adjust the color to your skin and coloring)

+ mascara

+ a red lip color that you love!

1. Apply your tinted moisturizer to a clean and hydrated face. I prepped my skin with Love Springs Eternal serum from One Love Organics. Try Josie Maran's Argan Tinted Moisturizer with an SPF to even skin tone while offering protection. 

2. Using an eyeshadow brush, brush on a couple layers of a neutral brown color to your lid, moving up and out toward the crease and outer corner of the eye. I used Mauna Loa from Alima Pure, $12.50.

3. Take an eyebrow pencil and fill in your brows slightly to add a touch more framing to your eyes (you can check out our How to Get Full Browns video tutorial here). Then take the same pencil and line 3/4 of the outside bottom of your lid using a bit more product on the outer corner. I used, Eyebrow Pencil 02 from Logona, $19. 

4. Then, dip your eye shadow brush back into the brown shadow and use it underneath the eye to blend the pencil into your lower lash line. Create a smudged imperfect look.

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5. Gently apply a coat of mascara. Try to keep the application light so your lashes look natural. I used Dr. Hauschka's Black Mascara, $34. 

6. Dab a touch of the red lipstick onto your finger tips and rub gently into the apples of your cheeks, pressing outward and upward as you move from the center of your face toward your ear on each side.

7. Apply the red lipstick you love. Blot. Smile. I used Strike It Up from Ilia (compliments of Eco Diva- thanks so much!), and found that if I wanted to tone it down, I could wipe the lipstick away with a tissue and then add a gloss overtop. It was the perfect amount of color and shine for a daytime version of this look.

8. Add a simple, yet stunning necklace like this Keeper Quartz Necklace from Beryllina (which I selected from the OrangeHarp eco fashion app, $79), and you are ready for a dressed up dinner with someone special. 

Once upon a time there was... A Green Beauty by Greta Eagan

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For those who are actively engaged in the eco beauty and fashion scene, you will recall the emergence of A Green Beauty... first as a blog, then an online e-zine. But now, we have the luxury of thumbing through the recycled pages of A Green Beauty the print magazine (available online and at your local Whole Foods). Amazing! As an author with a book out there, something shifted inside me, and instead of devouring everything in a digital medium, I found a new respect and love for print. I was beyond thrilled when the Editor in Chief of A Green Beauty, Mara Schiavetti, asked me to pose for a feature in her first print edition. 

The shoot was one of my top five favorites of all time and the images some that I feel truly depict me (and not some made up version of me). The art direction comes from a truly talented team and the representation of fashion and beauty within each edition is unparalleled in the eco beauty and fashion space. 

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As you can tell, I am a fan! And, I am a HUGE fan of this publication existing in print- where I can collect each edition and stack them in my archives for future reference (like Nat Geo for eco fashion!). The purpose of this post is twofold: one, to show off the amazing feature they ran on me and Wear No Evil (thank you!), and more importantly two, help raise awareness for the magazine and ask your support to keep this level of print production going. Click through to the Kickstarter page to pre-subscribe to the magazine and help support its production in the year ahead. Every backer counts, so if you feel at all moved to do so (and you can envision these beautiful and tasteful magazines casually placed around your home eliciting a knowing and intrigued nod from visitors... which I've already tested this and they do) become a backer today

For the full feature on Wear No Evil in this edition of A Green Beauty visit their website for a pdf version or order a print copy online

(photo credit: the amazing Jason Lasswell)