There just might be hope for the planet, as "living an eco-friendly lifestyle has at last become hip." So says former Deputy Editor of Elle Decoration, Rebecca Tanqueray, the author of this book. But after reading Eco Chic, I am a bit skeptical. If the future of the planet is reduced to a "trendy option" or "the latest word in style," we - and all the other species on this planet - are in a lot of trouble. If you are serious about embracing green causes (permaculture, organic farming, natural building, green technology, etc.) there are many, many, many other books that address these issues in DEPTH, without all the glossy cataloguesque photos and Martha Stewart prose (see my reviews for more info). With this book, Tanquery has achieved what was hitherto unimaginable: She put ecology on the catwalk.
Bad ecology for all the wrong reasons.