Eco-Conscious Meets Body-Conscious
Published on April 23, 2014 by GirlieGirlArmy · No Comments
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Claire Farwell London is a line of body conscious clothes that makes all of their styles with vegan materials in the USA. Claire is a former model from England who began her career as a model and actress. She graced the pages of countless fashion magazines, appeared in movies and well known TV commercials across the globe. Her body, fit and feminine, helped her secure work time and time again, with her curves being one of her most marketable assets. In 2009 that all came crashing down.
After a routine first mammogram, Claire learned that she had breast cancer. Claire underwent 5 grueling surgeries to rid her body of the cancer and give her a chance at continuing her life as a wife, mother and career woman. Her only option was to have a mastectomy, and she made the choice to have a double mastectomy.
Claire then bravely documented her reconstruction for the Daily Mail, one of those photos being this gorgeous shot;
Calire Farwell, post double masectomy, photo by Byron Atienza for The Daily Mail
Today, the former fashion model – who lived and worked with Naomi Campbell in Paris in the 80s – runs her own fashion label while juggling life as a mother and wife. She graced campaigns alongside Claudia Schiffer and Naomi Campbell for Gianfranco Ferrè, Nivea and Speedo, and appeared in French Elle and Vogue, and now she’s an advocate for cruelty-free fashion.
Designer Claire Farwell and her beautiful family shot by Byron Atienza for The Daily Mail
Claire’s designs have a decided confidence about them, and maybe part of that is the configuration. These dresses hold you in like a good pair of spanx! We haven’t such a great tummy tuck since our days of wearing Hervé Leger dresses. If you aren’t familiar with Leger, he’s known for bandage tight, sexy red-carpet ready dresses that suck you in tighter than a hug from a monkey!
Farwell calls her designs “classy” “cheeky” and fashion “with a British accent,” simply put: these are the right clothes to show off your curves.
I wore a piece recently for my About Eco Series (see below)
Here are some favorites from the collection:
Oxford Boatneck Dress with Svelt™ technology, $395 @clairefarwelllondon.com
Here I am backstage in the green room wearing said dress, about to go on set. It was so comfortable and made me happy to wear.
Ireland Lace Dress with Svelt™ technology, $495 @clairefarwelllondon.com
Marbella Reverso 1-Shoulder Dress, $445 @clairefarwelllondon.com
You can find Claire at www.ClaireFarwellLondon.com
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