Maxi Love

Nubu SS2011. I love it, so comfy.

Wearing it with a pair of Havaianas Slims to pick up an iced non-fat latte-to-go.


{Favorites} Diary

My favorites...

... to wear

I love strong, minimalist pieces. 
Twenty8Twelve bag, Souffle dress, Nubu leggings, Marni for H&M shoes

... to eat

I love eating healthy and quality stuff.
Tomato soup with elderberry and strawberries @ Mák - one of the most amazing soups I have ever had.

... to shop

Dori Tomcsanyi is hands down my new favorite designer.

... to read

To me, The Room is the most creative, highest quality magazine of all.

... and I loved your comments of course! The winner of my Shopbop giveaway is gdorothy - darling, please write an email to susan@thesugardiaries.com to discuss the details. Thank you all for participating! <3


A Shopbop Giveaway...

... to make you happy!

You make me happy, so I want to make you happy. We reached 6,350 fans on Facebook this week. Yay! I love you all. To celebrate this milestone, I host a giveaway, sponsored by Shopbop. {And share yesterday's beige on beige outfit with you. What do you think?}

{Dori Tomcsanyi dress and trousers, Marni for H&M shoes, Versus bag}

We all need a new wardrobe for summer, right? Now, you have a chance to win a gift card and spend 100 bucks on beautiful items, like these Monserat De Lucca necklaces, a Rebecca Minkoff iPhone case or a pair of AG Adriano Goldschmied jeans. Are you excited?

The rules are the following.

{Please make sure that you are a follower of The Sugar Diaries and like the Facebook page. This giveaway is a way to thank my followers for their dedication.}

{Go to the Shopbop website, then leave a comment on this post telling me what you would choose and why. Please include your e-mail address in that comment (or in an e-mail to me if you do not want to share your e-mail on here) so I can contact you if you win.}

{Please make sure you are a fan of Shopbop on Facebook.}

{For an extra entry, follow me on Twitter by clicking here. Please leave a separate comment telling me that you have done so.}

The giveaway is open to both Hungarian and international readers (except for residents of Pennsylvania) and it closes at midnight CET on May 25. One winner will be chosen by random choice and will be notified by e-mail on May 26. You can pick anything from the website provided the selection is in stock. No cash alternative is available.

Good luck to all. <3


Eco-Friendly Fashion – Timberland Takes it to New Heights

It seems that there are few areas of life that have managed to escape the present drive towards sustainable living – fashion included. Part of the larger trend of sustainable design, sustainable fashion involves creating clothing, footwear and accessories with specific consideration towards their carbon footprint, as well as the impact the product will have on the environment.

Environmentally friendly materials

As part of the fashionable drive to create eco-friendly clothing, fashion designers are increasingly introducing environmentally friendly and organic materials which can be recycled, do not harm the environment, and are biodegradable. In fact, clothing that combines earth friendly materials with chic styles is quickly becoming the number one aim of fashion designers, top brands and clothing manufacturers.

Increased opportunities

Aiming to increase the opportunities available for sustainable designers is the National Association of Sustainable Fashion Designers. The purpose of the organisation is to assist entrepreneurs with growing fashion-related businesses, whilst teaching them to respect the environment.

Going green

Amongst the designer fashion brands that are going green is Timberland, who, back in 2007, won the Green Award from Backpacker Magazine. Timberland’s "Earthkeepers" collection – which combines stylish footwear with an eco-conscious outlook – has proved to be an extremely popular and successful line. This bohemian eco-chic footwear is made from natural, sustainable and recycled materials and is extremely comfortable to wear.

In-keeping with its reputation for environmental stewardship, Timberland opened a sustainable store in New York City in 2009. Whilst the contents of the store consists of Timberland’s eco-friendly collections – including the classy "Earthkeepers" range, made with recycled rubber soles, organic canvas linings and leather from a silver-rated tannery – the store itself is at the very height of eco-chic interior design. Built using reclaimed wood, salvaged brick and other recycled and eco-friendly materials, everything about the Timberland store is committed to being green. Even the paint throughout the store is non-VOC and efficient lighting is used throughout.

Aside from opening green stores and launching the highly successful "Earthkeepers" line, Timberland have also rolled out the Green Index label, along the lines of a food nutrition label. The Green Index is essentially an aggregate of Environmental and Community Impact, whereby the company rates footwear in terms of its environmental impact.

{Sponsored post.}