The Location: Awarded LEED Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council, Aria boasts an on-site gas-fired electricity co-generation plant, as well as slot-machine bases with displacement ventilation units that cool from the ground up. Its conservation technology saves 40 percent of water within buildings and 60 percent in outdoor landscaping annually.
The Products: To help minimize environmental impact, our makeup artist and nail tech integrated two eco-friendly products: Mad Hippie and Priti NYC. All products from Mad Hippie, a Texas-based skin-care company, are free of preservatives, fragrances and dyes, and come in recyclable airless pumps. Meanwhile, vegan, cruelty-free Priti nail polishes are nontoxic and offer more than 100 different shades. MadHippie.com (also sold at Hard Rock Hotel); PritiNYC.com.
The Clothes: The wardrobe was selected with Mother Nature in mind. The H&M Conscious line emphasizes economic, social and environment sustainability. The Iron Fist shoes are 100 percent vegan, constructed from man-made products instead of animal byproducts. And, the jewelry is upcycled, reusing dated materials or junk that would have otherwise ended up in a landfill.
FLORAL DESIGN: Naakiti Floral NaakitiFloral.com
Artifact earrings. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics airbrush foundation, Conceal, loose colour concentrate in Saturate and Wasabi and Lip Tar in Lovecraft. Sugarpill Cosmetic Secret