Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Let's Face It...

I'm not sure why, but having these types of conversations is often really hard. No one wants to make others feel uncomfortable, sound preachy, or seem "holier than thou." Of course, none of us know all the answers. We can really only see what's two feet in front of us... yet sometimes we choose not to see the things in front of us because it's simply inconvenient to do so. It doesn't match with what we know (or think we know) and already hold true in our minds; and thus, it's easier to simply disregard it and go along with our lives as we always have. Most of the time it's harmless and doesn't matter much in the grand scheme of things whether or not we opened your minds to whatever new, small bit of information that comes our way... (whether it be your boyfriend cheating on you or you're allergic to pineapple and thus now need to stop eating your favorite fruit)... but what happens when this information is so important, so dire, that the risk of not changing actually proves more painful than the risk it'd take to change? 

This article (from Hipsters for Sisters blog) explains really well something that's, while at a clearly visible two feet in front of us, is somehow something a lot of people simply prefer to not see or acknowledge...perhaps because people don't want to change their ways, or maybe it's too much of a burden to take responsibility for... Regardless, it's important to understand what's happening to our planet and why.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Currently Craving: The Bags of Summer

Vegan Bags for Summer

A roundup of the best (vegan) bags to carry you through Summer. Whether you're in the market for a new handbag or just in the mood for some major eye candy, this one's for you.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Designer Spotlight: Arden Wohl x Cri de Coeur

Arden Wohl x Cri de Coeur Vegan Shoes Fashion Week Spring/ Summer 2014

Julie Dicterow and Gina Ferraraccio, the designers and activists behind the popular vegan label Cri de Coeur, have teamed with New York designer/ artist Arden Wohl to create a new collection of vegan shoes for Spring/ Summer 2014. The inspiration? Late 19th century Symbolism. A movement championed by artists like Gustav Klimt, Edvard Munch, and Émile Bernard, Symbolism is the idea that art should represent absolute truths, such as an emotion or idea, which can only be described indirectly. For Cri de Coeur and Arden Wohl, this absolute truth is ethical consumerism, for which they seek to attract "a new ideal not by persuasion, but through artistic expression."

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Six Secrets to a Strong Immune System

Six Secrets to Naturally Boost Immune System

Yep, it's Flu season alright. On my flight home from Florida a few weeks ago, it seemed as though every person on the plane had some sort of illness. Incessant coughs, sneezes, and blowing noses sounded from nearly every direction--even my own, since not even the man seated next to me had been spared from whatever virus was going around. In an effort to save myself, upon returning home I did some research, tested a few theories and eventually settled upon six of my favorite natural and scientifically-backed methods of warding off a cold and/or flu. Here's what I found...

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Currently Craving: Minimalist Chic

Minimalist Chic feat. Brilliant Earth Jewelry, Stella McCartney Boots, Hipsters for Sisters Belt Bag

These days, I really admire the simplicity of minimalism. It has a quiet confidence that speaks louder than any trend or label. For me, there is no joy like buying a well-crafted, timeless piece with clean lines and quality to last a lifetime. 

Featured above: 

1. Étoile Isabel Marant Diego Oversized Jacket, similar here and here
2. 18K White Gold Fairmined Bar Pendant, $575, Brilliant Earth.
3. 18K White Gold Luna Ring, $850, Brilliant Earth.
4. La Garçonne Moderne Portrait Top, $295, La Garçonne.
5. Stripe Wrap Skirt, $118, J. Crew.
6. Bra, $85-180, VPL
7. Black Flat Waist Bag, $145, Hipsters for Sisters.
8. Stella McCartney Ankle Boots, $486, Bergdorf Goodman.

I'm also excited to share with you a company I just learned about called Brilliant Earth. They specialize in beautiful, ethically-sourced diamonds and engagement rings. Take a look at their website, if you're in the mood for some serious eye candy. 

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

A Year in Review: A Few Memorable Moments of 2013

Beyonce Jay Z Vegan Challenge

2013 was a great year for many reasons. From Beyonce and Jay-Z making "vegan" once again cool to the Youtube video of a compassionate little kid that went viral on the web, here I share my favorite moments of 2013.