eco-friendly fashion. natural cosmetics. sustainable design.
get lifted with us.
open your mind to a world of beauty and passion for mental, physical, and environmental well-being.
Behind live hi up is a simple concept: recognizing your full potential and being the best person you can possibly be. live hi up is not about living lavishly with a lot of money or an excess of material possessions. It is about connecting so deeply with yourself and the world that you see things from a higher point of view. You see the bigger picture. You understand the impact of your actions.
You recognize the power of your purchase.
Our planet has a finite number of resources. I believe that polluting this earth in order to mass produce cheap merchandise is an irresponsible decision. I support small business and Fair Trade. I feel that chemically-manipulated beauty products are harmful for both our bodies and the environment. These thoughts are always on my mind as I look for beauty to share with you and embark on my personal quest to live life as green as possible. Being relatively new to sustainable living, I find myself discovering new eco-friendly alternatives everyday– of those, I strive to present to you the most beautiful and fashion-forward.
There so many different aspects to “living hi up”. Though our emphasis is on style and beauty, we aim to take you higher mentally and physically as well with posts regarding health, exercise, music, art, love and any other creative entity that brings us to a conscious state of mind. We are obsessed with living.
what can you expect?
Company & charity spotlights
Thrift store hauls
Anything beautiful that will uplift your life.
oh, and the occasional cupcake recipe.
how can you contribute?
If you are a fashion designer: I am always looking for new designers to feature in interviews. It is a goal of mine to showcase talent within the eco-fashion design community. Send me a few photos of your designs and let’s see if we can work together on a feature.
If you are an artist, musician or writer: Submit your information and/or photos of your works to possibly be featured on the website.
If you are a blogger: Let’s connect. I love establishing relevant partnerships and exchanging ideas or guest posts that would be beneficial to our readers.
If you are a reader: Please send me any ideas you have for the site — if you know of a designer, company, or artist that should be featured, I would love to hear about them.
If you represent a brand or product: I happily accept items to review and feature on my site, as long as the brand’s philosophy complements that of live hi up.
Interested in any of these?
about the editor
I’ve always been a lover of fashion, possessing a creative and unique sense of style. Two years ago, I made the decision to stop relaxing my hair, it was… freeing. I suddenly felt the need to discover and appreciate simple, un-manipulated beauty. Ever since then, I have gravitated toward a healthier, more natural and socially responsible lifestyle. Naturally with that came the inclination to buy used, eco-friendly, and ethically made clothing and accessories. It makes me feel good about my role as a consumer to know that my purchases minimally harm the environment and are made under fair working conditions. I also love the challenge that it creates! Being fashionable and eco-conscious makes shopping more of a hunt, thrift stores become your best friend. It forces you to be creative and when you find something, it’s more rewarding.
I like cupcakes, I enjoy A LOT of television shows, and spend way too much time online. I also love goofy comedy, though for the sake of my professional reputation, I will try to refrain from using it on this site. However, if you catch me comparing an eco-fashion line to an episode of 30 Rock, just roll with it…
You can learn a bit more about me and my work here.