The Sustainable Stylish Life

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. 

Ariel with her former boss and friend, <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/patrick-herning-4834a5144/">Patrick Herning</a>, CEO of <a href="https://11honore.com/">11 Honoré</a>. 

Ariel with her former boss and friend, Patrick Herning, CEO of 11 Honoré

<a href="https://11honore.com/">11 Honoré </a>event honoring local Los Angeles Designers. Here with Scott & his sister of <a href="https://bajaeast.com/">Baja East</a>. First unisex contemporary clothing line all made in Los Angeles. 

11 Honoré event honoring local Los Angeles designers. Here with Scott & his sister of Baja East, the first unisex contemporary clothing line all made in Los Angeles. 

Casting for NYFW's first EVER plus size show during my time at <a href="https://11honore.com/">11 Honoré</a>

Casting for NYFW's first EVER plus size show during my time at 11 Honoré.

<a href="https://11honore.com/">11 Honoré</a> Editorial Campaign with Plus Size Super Model <a href="https://www.instagram.com/taralynn/?hl=en">TaraLynn</a> and Shot by <a href="https://www.ungano-agriodimas.com/">U+A</a>

11 Honoré Editorial Campaign with Plus Size Super Model TaraLynn and Shot by U+A.

 

NYFW's first exclusively plus fashion show featuring Laverne Cox. Produced by Ariel and the 11 Honoré team! It was a very proud moment. 

 

 

Cover Shoot With Issue Magazine

First cover shoot for <a href="https://www.issue.cl/">ISSUE Mag</a>, Shot by <a href="https://www.ungano-agriodimas.com/">U+A,</a> Styled by Ariel

First cover shoot for ISSUE Mag, Shot by U+A, Styled by Ariel. Natalie Ludwig wearing vintage Ralph Lauren sweater. 

 

First cover shoot for <a href="https://www.issue.cl/">ISSUE</a> Mag, Shot by <a href="https://www.ungano-agriodimas.com/">U+A</a>, Styled by Ariel. Natalie Ludwig wearing <a href="https://www.fleurdumal.com/">Fleur du Mal</a> suit, <a href="https://us.lindafarrow.com/">Linda Farrow </a>sunglasses, and <a href="https://www.ferragamo.com/">Ferragamo</a> shoes. 

First cover shoot for ISSUE Mag, Shot by U+A, Styled by Ariel. Natalie Ludwig wearing Fleur du Mal suit, Linda Farrow sunglasses, vintage Celine earrings and Ferragamo shoes. 

 

ISSUE Mag, Shot by U+A, Styled by Ariel. Natalie Ludwig wearing Linda Farrow glasses, Ferragamo sweater, Frame Denim, and Cartier jewelry.  

First cover shoot for <a href="https://www.issue.cl/">ISSUE</a> Mag, Shot by <a href="https://www.ungano-agriodimas.com/">U+A</a>, Styled by Ariel. Natalie Ludwig wearing <a href="https://us.lindafarrow.com/">Linda Farrow </a>glasses, <a href="https://www.ferragamo.com/">Ferragamo</a> sweater, <a href="https://frame-store.com/">Frame</a> Denim, and <a href="https://www.cartier.com/">Cartier </a>jewelry.  

ISSUE Mag, Shot by U+A, Styled by Ariel. Natalie Ludwig wearing Fleur du Mal bodysuit. 

First cover shoot for <a href="https://www.issue.cl/">ISSUE</a> Mag, Shot by <a href="https://www.ungano-agriodimas.com/">U+A,</a> Styled by Ariel. Natalie Ludwig wearing <a href="https://www.fleurdumal.com/">Fleur du Mal </a>bodysuit. 

 

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. 

Weekend of Healing: Yoniswell x Surfrider LA

10/23 - 10/24

Malibu, CA

Yoga to Fight Breast Cancer: Yoniswell x B4BC

10/31

Santa Monica, CA

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