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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.

 

activism, Black, cruelty free, fashion, faux-leather, shoes, vegan

WINTER BOOTS AGAIN

November 12, 2016
FREE PEOPLE VEGAN BANDIT WESTERN BOOT $80

Are you planning to buy a new pair of boots this winter?

Knee high? Chelsea? Rubber? All of them? I want a pair of each, the only requirement: vegan

Let’s start with Rubber boots. The Hunter boots, they look super cool, but 50% of the population have them. Let’s support other vegan brands.

Kamik is a vegan sustainable brand and they have boots that you can find online from  several retailers and of course their own website.

KAMIK NAOMI RAINING BOOTS $59.99

KAMIK NAOMI RAINING BOOTS $59.99

 

 

This Kamik boot comes in a few color combinations. They remind me of the Toyota PJ Cruiser truck that I used to love.

KAMIK OLIVIA RAINING BOOTS $30

KAMIK OLIVIA RAINING BOOTS $30

Lacrosse Alpha Thermal. I suffer from cold toes in winter. I like the rubber boots as they have more traction and it is easier to walk on ice without falling, but most of them are really cold. Now we have this Lacrosse boots, they are a little pricey but you would not need two pair of thermal socks.

 

LACROSSE ALPHA THERMAL -$ 160

LACROSSE ALPHA THERMAL -$ 160

 

KNEE HIGH BOOTS:

Yes, we can find vegan boots in retailers such as Bluefly. Charles David has several vegan items. The more we buy the vegan products, the more manufacture will take notice.

 

BLUEFLY CHARLES BY CHARLES DAVID $92

BLUEFLY CHARLES BY CHARLES DAVID $92

 

 

 

I am a loyal Amazon customer, and they offer this “rustic” brown vegan knee high boot. Perfect for jeans or skirts. By the way, Amazon Smile  gives money to the charity of your choice with each purchase. It does not cost you anything.

 

AmazonSmile _ Pita-40 Women's Zipper Dressy Knee High Rider Boots with Buckle Accent _ Knee-High $67.00

AmazonSmile _ Pita-40 Women’s Zipper Dressy Knee High Rider Boots with Buckle Accent _ Knee-High $67.00

 

ASOS. I am always saving items in this site.  This pair of boots will be in my cart soon. Perfect for business casual wear.

ASOS GLAMOROUS RIDING KNEE BOOTS $63

ASOS GLAMOROUS RIDING KNEE BOOTS $63

 

Last Kamik boot. This is the warm one, the one you wear to walk the dog or to your next volunteer event during this winter.

KAMIK MCGRATH $109.90

KAMIK MCGRATH $109.90

 

CHELSEAS:

The color. Isn’t it perfect?

I need a music festival now to wear this Free People vegan boots

FREE PEOPLE VEGAN BANDIT WESTERN BOOT $80

FREE PEOPLE VEGAN BANDIT WESTERN BOOT $80

 

 

 

 

New brand: Bourgeois Boheme. Please check out this brand. I am obsessed. The sole detail is magical.

 

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ASOS. Chunky Chelsea Vegan Boots. How much you like them?

ASOS CHUNKY CHELSEA BOOTS $37

ASOS CHUNKY CHELSEA BOOTS $37

 

Another Amazon find. You saw it in the streets which means if you get them, you will wear constantly as it is for any occasion.

 

AmazonSmile _ Western Slip On Cowboy Distressed Ankle Pull on Bootie Women's Boot, Taupe Oil Finish $32

AmazonSmile _ Western Slip On Cowboy Distressed Ankle Pull on Bootie Women’s Boot, Taupe Oil Finish $32

 

 

 

LULU’S FAUX SUEDE MID CALF.

 

LULU'S CHESTNUT SUEDE HIGH HEEL MID-CALF BOOTS $39

LULU’S CHESTNUT SUEDE HIGH HEEL MID-CALF BOOTS $39

activism, change the world, cruelty free, vegan

CALIFORNIA DREAMING

October 29, 2016

The best thing I did in 2016 was to buy CircleV tickets. I was not sure what I was doing as I was going to go by myself.  A week prior to the festival, I went by myself to see Sia’s concert at the United Center in Chicago.  I just realized that I do not like to go to places with people who does not care about the events as much as I do, so I’d rather go alone. The Sia concert was not the perfect scene as most people go in groups, but after a few seconds literally I was aware that I was by myself, I did not need anybody. 

Earlier that day when I arrived at LAX I was starving, so I googled quickly for vegan options near the hotel I had booked in Hollywood (around the block from the festival) and I said ‘OMG, there is a vegan restaurant in each block!”. Was this a sign that I needed to move to Cali? Anyway I set up the Uber app to drop me off at the Veggie Grill.

Veggie Grill

Veggie Grill

Let’s start the day with a real Veggie Burger:

Veggie Grill Burger

Veggie Grill Burger

After that I went for a walk, where I received signs that Cali was the place to be. First, I saw the Farmer’s market:

Hollywood Farmers Market

Hollywood Farmers Market

Hollywood Farmers Market

Hollywood Farmers Market

I wanted to buy it all, however I decided to fly light and I did not bring a suitcase,  just my Matt & Nat backpack. So I bought nothing.

I walked around, took a lot of pictures. I kept seeing more vegan restaurants.  And there it was the famous Trejo’s Cantina, known for having a lot of vegan options.

Danny Trejo Restaurant

Danny Trejo Restaurant

I got some coffee and made my way to the Festival. There was a line around the block. I put myself there, and I saw a lot of people by themselves. I was not the only one without vegan friends who wanted to go to the CircleV.

Circle V

Circle V

Circle V Festival line

Circle V Festival line

Excellent vendor selection.

Circle V Vendors

Circle V Vendors

IANIMAL

IANIMAL

IANIMAL

IANIMAL

The Kat Vond

The Kat Vond

Famous people eat too:

Tony Kanal

Tony Kanal

The speakers were the best selection possible.

Circle V Speakers

Circle V Speakers

Leilani Munter- Keegan Kuhn- JVM

Leilani Munter- Keegan Kuhn- JVM-Cowspiracy-Racing Extinction

20161023_174103John Saleey-Rich Roll-Dotsie Bausch-

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JVM-Nathan Runkle-Gene Bauer- Ingrid Newkirk- Kat Von D

fb_img_1477358686317Sailesh Krishna Rao

Too many points that resonate with me deeply were spoken by these speakers. The most important one was the idea that there was no need to apologize for being an activist, for being kind.

NOBOY SHOULD APOLOGIZE FOR BEING KIND

 

I saw March Ching at the event, I am following him and all the work he is doing saving animals from the dog meat market in Asia. I built courage and I approached him, he was so down to earth, he even asked me for a hug! Who could use love more than those who have seen all the horrific animal suffering?

Marc Ching

Marc Ching

 

If you win the lottery of friends, it will be these ones, casually talking here.

Kathy Freston-Dr Neal Barnard-Ingrid Newkirk-Ethan Brown

Kathy Freston-Dr Neal Barnard-Ingrid Newkirk-Ethan Brown- Veganish-Blue Zones- Peta

 

 

Oh Moby, as if you did not do enough sharing your musical talent with the world and filling my soul with songs like ‘Everloving’ or ‘Porcelain’. You need to top it off showing that you are the best animal activist in the world. You give us so much hope working hard for the animals. Yes, I do not know you personally, and I never understood people saying “I love you” to people they do not know, but sorrynotsorry, I DO LOVE YOU!

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Tony Kanal- Moby-Nathan Runkle

The trip was one of the best trips of my life. I felt empowered, optimistic and ready to change the world.

Are you coming next year?

cruelty free, fashion, faux-leather, shoes, vegan, women fashion

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

activism, change the world, protein, vegan

Numbers are facts

September 20, 2015

I am a numbers person. Analytical. I believe in data and science. It seems silly to say ‘ I believe’  but there are so many people who don’t believe in it.  They are scare that they will need to change.  So first they deny it.  Instead of hating what you don’t understand, I beg humanity, please research, educate yourself. It will not hurt you! It never ends.

I wish I knew then what I know now. Hopefully I will keep saying this as I continue to grow my knowledge base.

What if I told you that it is ok to change your opinion based on new information?

DON'T HATE WHAT YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND. JOHN LENNON

DON’T HATE WHAT YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND. JOHN LENNON

So there we go: Numbers.

We start with protein. People do not care about protein, they only care when you say you are vegetarian. We know doctors do not study nutrition.

 

protein sources

protein sources

 

So you care more about animals than people? Do you care about world hunger? Do you care about global warming? Do you care about water drought?

Oh yes I care, therefore I am vegan.

 

So world hunger:

grain world hunger

 

american reduce meat grain to feed the world

american reduce meat grain to feed the world

So water and grain consumption:

1 pound of beef

1 pound of beef

 

1 pound of pork

1 pound of pork

1 pound of chicken

1 pound of chicken

 

1 pound of carrots

1 pound of carrots

 

1 pound of potatoes

1 pound of potatoes

 

and this makes me cry:

animals slaughter 100 years ago