We have a passion for highlighting brands & lifestyles that are committed to sustainability, inclusivity and innovation.
Introducing our new lifestyle section of the SameSide blog: The Sustainable Stylish Life. At SameSide, we are of course passionate about taking action for the causes you care about. We also want to amplify the way we can incorporate that action into our lives and the things we do every day from shopping to social media. We also happen to be about all things fashion, beauty, and lifestyle so we are on a mission to highlight the brands and influencers that are creating their vision with an eye on impact whether that's through sustainability, inclusive practices or highlighting social justice in a way that creates systemic change (we love those black squares y'all but that won't getting anybody economic parity).
Our Lifestyle Editor, Ariel Kochbarski, is a fashion and creative consultant based in Los Angeles. Ariel’s career began in New York City after receiving a Bachelor’s Degree from Rutgers University in 2005. After stints at Saks Fifth Avenue and in-house at several brands helping to lead the transition of retail from brick & mortar to online, she came to Los Angeles to expand upon her e-commerce and innovative retail expertise. She most recently was one of the earliest team members of 11 Honoré, the first luxury e-commerce site solely for plus-sized fashion. Her passion for working with brands that are committed to sustainability, inclusivity and innovation without the environmentally hazardous, toxic, and unfair labor practices that have plagued the fashion industry are reflected in whom she works with and gives a spotlight to here on The Sustainable Stylish Life. You can follow her @ofthemomnt and learn more about her at ofthemomnt.com.
Some examples of Ariel's career and work are below. We hope you like what you see and will keep coming back for more about the latest in fashion and lifestyle with purpose.
NYFW's first exclusively plus fashion show featuring Laverne Cox. Produced by Ariel and the 11 Honoré team! It was a very proud moment.
As a former fashion executive, Ariel is dedicated to giving exposure to brands that you may not know about but should, not only for their wonderful design but also for their values. Join Ariel at future events that intersect lifestyle and action.