yep, you heard me right...if you have some giftcards burning a hole in your pocket, and you need some new sunnies for the new year...check this out: save a tree
and you're doing a good deed too!
the sunglasses are made of a "bio-based material" derived from castor-oil seeds...the case is made from re-purposed leather...im not entirely sure of the percentage of the donation MBMJ will give, but any giving is good giving in my book. I'm excited to see if MJ takes this use of recyclable, bio-degradable and repurposed materials even further....could you imagine some of his bags done this way?! just saying....it'd be pretty inventive, pretty breakthrough...pretty awesome...
in other MJ news...it seems he's finally opening up about all that hype about him taking over the reins at dior and riding the couture pony's saddle for a while...MJ talked to Vogue about it recently...stating "I don’t dream of doing anything else, or I didn’t" in regards to the possibility of him taking over the vacated seat as head designer at dior.
He goes on "There have been on-and-off conversations about Dior. I don’t know; maybe
someday in the future, maybe years from now, I may end up going
someplace else, maybe Dior. But right now I am at Vuitton, and all that
matters to me is that that’s where I am and I’m going to keep doing my
thing ... The irony in all of this is that I don’t dream of doing
anything else, or I didn’t. My greatest challenge is to do something
better than we’ve done the season before. The idea of couture doesn’t
hold that thing for me. It’s archaic — in my opinion. I mean, I am
really interested in the craftsmanship behind couture. But I can explore
all that in ready-to-wear. With couture, one dress each season is
photographed by a couple of magazines; there’s no advertising; it
reaches 20 customers. I don’t feel there is anything lacking in what we
do. I get to work with these amazing craftsmen. Maybe not the same
ateliers that would make a couture dress, but, again, we are not in a
deficit for working with people who create beautiful things. I am not
sure I ever looked at couture as this great opportunity."
the article asks about his previous boy-toy, his mum....and about the MJ girl herself.
"Honestly, I think any woman who comes into our shop — she buys a dress
because she likes it. She doesn’t really care what the references are or
what a critic writes. Fashion isn’t a necessity. It pulls at your
heart. It’s a whim. You don’t need it. You want it."
in that last statement, he basically summed up what the brand is to me. This is why I love the brand, this is why MJ is THE man!