Deana Bracken, Co-founder and Owner of Green With Glamour

by , 10/22/09   filed under: Features, In the Closet With

Deana Bracken, Green With Glamour

Deana Bracken, who co-founded the online eco-boutique Green With Glamour, gravitates toward classic pieces that can be glammed up with eye-popping accents. “I’m not a huge trend follower,” she says, “but eco-design is so inspiring and hunting for vintage is so delicious.” Running your own online eco-boutique (which the Los Angeleno does alongside her friend Kathleen Rowan) has its privileges, as well, and Bracken admits to raiding the virtual racks for pieces to add to her own wardrobe. “It just makes sense, right?” she says. Below, Bracken reveals which accessory she never leaves home without and what you’ll find her wearing by the pool of the Parker Hotel in Palm Springs.

Deana Bracken, Green With Glamour

I recently moved into a house with a teeny, tiny closet, so pre-move, I donated close to half my wardrobe to Dress For Success and The Discovery Shop. I kept only pieces I love and my best basics. The purge was incredibly enlightening and I now realize that it’s unnecessary to have gobs of clothing to be stylish!

I now realize that it’s unnecessary to have gobs of clothing to be stylish!

I keep my outfits simple and I pretty much have two looks. Spring/summer means vintage caftans with flat sandals and minidresses or shorts with high-wedged espadrilles. Fall/winter is all about juxtaposed layers: ribbed tanks with structured jackets, man-tailored shirts with slouchy cardigans, vintage dresses with tights and heels topped with an old jean jacket—all finished with scarves and statement jewelry.

Deana Bracken, Green With Glamour

Palm Springs is a favorite weekend spot for me…the heat, the look, the easy glamour. It’s also my favorite place to “thrift” (check out the many Angel View thrift stores if you’re in the desert). I pair these vintage floor-length dresses with flat sandals and big hoop earrings. The center dress is a 1980s Mary Quant design that you’ll often find me wearing at the Parker Hotel, poolside.

Deana Bracken, Green With Glamour

I’m crazy for lace! It’s delicate and girlie, so I typically pair a lace piece with ribbed tank, beat-up jeans, and ballerina flats. From left: Stella McCartney (a hero of mine), Covet, and two vintage tops.

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