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Golden Globes Green Carpet Dress

January 20th, 2010 by   (View Author Profile)

post-0008Who dressed green for the Golden Globes on Sunday? Besides Anna Paquin’s glitzy Stella McCartney’s dress, Livia Firth stole the show. Livia is accompanying her dashing husband, English Actor Colin Firth–heck, anyone who plays Mr. Darcy in Pride and Prejudice is dashing–during Awards season while he promotes his role in Tom Ford’s “A Single Man,” and she is dressing sustainably for her Green Carpet Challenge, Vogue UK reports:

Livia, who is also the owner of green boutique Eco Age in Chiswick, UK, shares her sustainable style pick for the night with Vogue, below.

‘The re-purposed Christiana Couture wedding dress was a HUGE success in the sense that I don’t think I’ve ever had so many compliments for a dress in one night. But people here do not seem to understand the concept of ethical fashion – they loved the dress but when I revealed the origin they sort of switch off as if it’s not cool anymore because it was once a wedding dress. It’s made me realise that although repurposing and vintage are great, we need to go one step further and make a really strong ethical fashion statement. Which means I now have to find the perfect dress for the Screen Actors Guild Awards in exactly a week’

To find similar stunning dresses Oxfambridal is Oxfam Ireland’s dedicated bridal boutique. It sells a wide range of wedding dresses at low prices. Up to 95% of the wedding dresses are brand new, donated by wedding retailers and designers. The remaining dresses are those that have been generously donated by supporters after their wedding day. As well as dresses, Oxfambridal stocks shoes, tiaras, veils and even outfits for the mother of the bride.

The average price of an Oxfambridal wedding dress is between €200 and €400. There is new stock every month and a discount rail with dresses retailing for asOxfam Bridal little as €70. The dress designers include David Brides, St. Patrick, Satine, Rosetta Nicolini, Dante, Amanda Wyatt, White1 and many other top designers.
Oxfambridal receives a large number of viewing requests so appointments are essential.

To make appointment in the Republic of Ireland, please contact:

Solène Rapinel on 01-478 0777 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or call into Oxfambridal at Unit 2, Wicklow House, Georges Street, Dublin 2.

To make an appointment in Northern Ireland please contact:
Gay Jamieson on 028 -9145 8726 or call into the Oxfam Ireland shop at 32-36 Main Street, Bangor, Co. Down BT20 5AG.

Colin and Livia Firth at the Golden Globe Awards. Credit: Vogue

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2 Responses to “Golden Globes Green Carpet Dress”

  1. Great to Livia flying the flag. Back in 2000, Sadie Frost caused a ripple in Hollywood at The Oscars when she wore a vintage dress so you’d think they wouldn’t be so surprised nowadays. Obviously we need more of this so!

  2. Oh I see that Livia Firth is now blogging for Vogue about her “green” carpet challenge

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