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Luxury Queen Stella

December 23, 2016

Stella McCartney is the one creating awareness with famous people.

She is an activist as she is advertising how cool is to be sophisticated, sustainable, vegan and cruelty free.

Every time a celebrity is wearing Stella McCartney it is free advertising for cruelty free clothing and accessories.

We can argue that she is not cheap. However cheap clothing comes from sweat shops where not only they work in inhumane conditions but also they risk their lives as there were a few fires were a lot of workers died.

This interview is long, I would suggest to give yourself one minute to watch it, and if you can’t turn it off, you are like me. It is one of the best interviews I watched.

 

I am sharing some of her current items.

If you used to like fur, you can get here faux luxury fur. No animals harmed. No animals even used at all for this.

BLACK FUR FREE FUR DAN COAT $782

BLACK FUR FREE FUR DAN COAT $782

Purses, handbags, shoes, she is famous for her accessories:

Winter. We need sweaters. She had a really bad experience using a sustainable wool supplier from Patagonia. However Peta did an undercover and it was extremely cruel. The brand Patagonia was also using the same provider. Both stop using this cruel wool.

My take: next time you shop, check her website, her sale items. I got my shoes on sale and I am super happy and proud to wear them.

 

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Running shoes. Are they vegan? Are they cruelty-free?

June 11, 2016

Research and more research. Does it mean they are vegan because they use the word “synthetic” in the description? Can i trust that the Stella McCartney Adidas shoes are really vegan?

There are many options out there that are for sure vegan. You can find them in the Vickerey or Mooshoes website. But do I like them? I am not sure.

How much should we pay for running shoes? We have to consider how long and how often we will wear them. I think it is appropriate to  pay more than for a pair of party stilettos. For sure I will wear the sneakers more.

vegan sneakers Nike

Nike Flyknit Green

vegan sneakers nike

Nike flyknit

Adidas Terrex vegan sneakers

Adidas Terrex

Adidas Terrex vegan sneakers

Adidas Terrex

Adidas Stella McCartney Boost 10

Adidas Stella McCartney Boost 10

Adidas Stella McCartney Boost 10

Adidas Stella McCartney Boost

Adidas Stella McCartney Boost

Adidas Stella McCartney Boost

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Poncho Gaucho Style

July 19, 2015

I try not to follow trends. I have seen fashion designers trying to create cool ponchos. I never bought those, however I saw friends wearing them and I love them.

My last trip to Argentina included to go through old pictures. I found this bad quality one of me, sitting on the floor wearing a poncho.

 

So i decided to visit stores that sell them. All those stores sell a lot of leather items, I turned my head not to see them. I was on a mission to find the best authentic cruelty free poncho for the fall season. And I did.

Childhood Poncho

Childhood Poncho

 

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The Art of Fitting in With or Without the “IT” Item

January 15, 2015
'IT' Items

‘IT’ Items

Before I started The Committed Cool I was following bloggers and thoroughly analyzing their posts.

I saw trends, so many of the successful bloggers were showing the same “IT” Item. The Chanel Lambskin Medium Boy Flap Bag, Celine Pebble Tote, the Balenciaga Boots, the Chloe Susanna Studded Boots just  to name a few. These are beautifully designed but they are the opposite of what I want to show. The value of a blogger is on her style, on inspiring the audience. I do not want this to be about me showing you a piece that you saw and you will keep seeing and you will feel the itch to buy it because everybody is wearing it. I need to show you something that will inspire you and you will not find easily somewhere else – an original.

We all have old amazing pieces in our closets that we do not like anymore, right? It is like that song that you loved the first time you heard, but after it is being played so much, you “wore it out”. This is what happens to me. I see these items so much on so many people that I get tired of them. For some people, the more they see it, the more they want it.

Why do we wear what we wear? Why the need to flaunt designer brands? Why? Do we need validation as a person through brand display, through fashion? Maybe a little, maybe a lot. The sociology of fashion has always fascinated me. Through fashion we express who we are and what we want to project. Moreover, we express who we do not want to be.

Remember Samantha’s explanation in Sex and the City about the Birkin? “It is not so much the style, it is what carrying it means. When I am touring around town with that bag I know I made it”. I like Samantha, it is all about herself, she does not care what people think of her.

And then, this book comes out ‘How to be a Parisian” and it says something like: ‘Logos. You are not a billboard”

For those who do not like to flaunt logos, it gets difficult in the sneakers department. Converse, Adidas, Nike, etc.

An acquaintance told me that when she goes to Starbucks with her Louis Vuitton purse she always gets treated differently. I couldn’t believe it!  My husband says she should find a guy barista as he will look at her style not her brands.

I researched a little and I found this video in YouTube of this woman who goes to the mall flaunting designer brands and filming with her phone. The result: all the employees were polite to her. Then she goes back wearing sweat pants, filming again with her phone and she almost got arrested. Check it out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TU0nh7awjPs

Are we dressing up to get the sales clerks to be nice to us? I understand their motive. Chances are that if I am wearing a luxury logo, I can afford to buy more of them, and at the end of the day it is a commission check. There is some discrimination going on here.  What happens when I do not feel like dressing up but I am in the mood to use my credit card? So I go to the store, they treat me like a scene from Pretty Woman, I take it. But if the store clerk does not want to earn her commission from my purchase, I will go home and buy online. Is this the game we are playing?

It is human nature to reject the “ugly” and be attracted to the “pretty”. “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder”, is it? We want the last cell phone, the fancy car, the luxury handbag because we need to belong, to fit in, to aim higher. In this circus called society, we all play a role. We care what other people think about us. We want to fit in wherever we are. We want to be respected, admired, and valued. Before we speak, they can see us, they can scrutinize us, and they can love us or hate us.

Let’s think different scenarios:

You are being interview for a job. What would the recruiter think about your “IT” Item? Will it get you closer to get the position or farther?
You are meeting your mother in law for the first time? Would she think you are high maintenance? Or that you are a great catch?
You meet your boyfriend’s friends for the first time. I can tell you this: they have no idea what are the “IT” items.

What is your motivation every morning when you get ready? Do you care about what your coworkers would think, they guy who works at Starbucks, your partner or just yourself? What do you think? Please share your thoughts with me in my comments section.

 

Black, Black & White, Chic Fashion, cruelty free, fashion, faux-leather, women fashion, work clothes

Full Black & White Skirt

November 7, 2014

What can I say? yes, I love full skirts and I love black and white. You will see more of it in this site.
When I started this website I promised myself that I will be loyal to my style and I will not be affected by the latest trend out there.
I know you have been there. You are at the store and find THE ITEM, the one that is so your style that can’t be denied.
Recap, full skirts and black and white combinations are here today and they will be here again.
The skirt is from Akira Chicago, you can buy it online. The jacket is from Zara, of course cruelty-free.

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The yellow skirt

November 2, 2014

950-spring_2014_11_01_17_44_42950-spring_2014_11_01_17_44_05I have a thing for big skirts, long and short ones. They are not the best bet for short women.  What can I do? In my mind I am super tall.  Anyway long time ago I decided that I will wear everything I like as long as I am loyal to my taste.

This yellow one is from Zara. The same for the amazing moto faux leather Jacket.
Akira Chicago carries a lot of faux leather items like this purse. Perfect size.

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All Black Days

October 23, 2014

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This outfit choice includes my favorite Zara faux-leather short skirt with a diagonal zipper. The blouse is from the conscious H&M Collection. The perfect black and while loafer were found at Forever21!

I have a corporate job. So every morning is all about time management. Wake up, choose what I will wear, feed my 2 pets. Deciding an outfit in the morning is tricky. As shown today I have been choosing all black a lot. In my case it seems straightforward, however owning a Dalmatian dog it is not. This is where time management is a must. Do I really have time to use the lint roller?  His name is Simon and he sheds non-stop, 365 days a year.