Saturday, February 23, 2008

Fur-free designers update: Ronson's fall show + Natalie Portman

First, I'm pushing off the BL interview & legs part II for the next post because it's taking way longer than I thought (I'm's taking up more time than I thought; it's very comprehensive...I've been working on it for like 3 hours already...cause I'm trying to fit basically every single pair of tights/leggings that exist into this post...+ organization + html time + formatting crap time etc)
And of course, from the photo you can see the proof of my hectic busy-ness this week. my side of the room's a MESS. the wall is my roommate's though...[so you can't see the extent of my mess] my side is more "artsy" and her's is half naked men.

So I feel really really guilty! Unfortunately these posts don't put themselves together. sad face. Therefore, I'm going to just make a quickie post for you guys, like a bunch of animal-free brands, catch-up stuff w/ animal-friendly celebrities and designers. some stuff that I meant to put up but never did cause I normally do articles instead of "news". Think of it like 3 mini-posts. Of course, outfits are recent.

I. Natalie Portman's high-end shoe line: Té casan
II. Charlotte Ronson's Feb. fall 08 show [HSUS]
III. My Recent Outfits

I. Portman for Té casan

Natalie Portman: "As a vegan, it's been challenging finding designer shoes made of alternative materials. This collection offers a great selection without compromising quality or style."

Natalie Portman is gorgeous (duh). And if you didn't know, Natalie Portman is a vegan. She's been so for like...just about forever? She's been quite active in her opinions and is a true animal lover. Anyway, she's designed for this company to create her own line. As the site says:
"[She] noticed the absence of fashionable animal-friendly footwear and
collaborated with Té Casan for her debut collection. Portman worked closely
throughout to maintain quality standards and an exceptional design aesthetic.
Dazzling, playful, elegant and free of animal products, each shoe exudes the
starlet’s own personal style." []
Natalie said once, “All of my shoes are from Target or Stella McCartney,” so I suppose it would make sense that she'd want to create some more diversity and options (target has its place though)!

As for the actual line's cute. It's not that detailed or mind-blowing, but... it's like...simple, sleek, hollywood glamour...but for the everyday. And each is hand-made and limited edition (100 of each style-- some are already sold out). Not to mention, ALL of Portman’s proceeds will be "donated to various non-profit organizations dedicated to environmental preservation [The Nature Conservacy] and animal rights".

her line is sold at and at Té Casan, 382 West Broadway, New York, NY, 212-584-8000.

II. HSUS and Charlotte Ronson partnership, fall 08 fashion show

Remember I mentioned Charlotte Ronson (sister is DJ Samantha Ronson) as a publicly fur-free designer? Earlier this month she showed her collection sponsored by The HSUS:

"Ronson credited attendance at an HSUS Cool vs. Cruel party earlier in the year for her decision to come out against fur, and the fur-free message was on full display at her show. The one faux fur garment shown made clear its provenance with a "no-fur" button on the lapel." []

Do you love it?

I love it. Plus it's a lot more sophisticated and fine than the past things she designed.


clap clap clap

Why are all these designers going fur-free? see the reality.

III. My Recent Outfits

Although I am no model, I've been trying to vary up the poses so you guys don't get bored. (crosses fingers)

psst... these are the oxfords I finally invested in. which I waxed poetically about for ages.

now you can see the messiness.

I notice that when I put up outfit photos taken in the mirror, they're sometimes fuzzy and dark. this is because the flash blinds the whole thing. but this time I just decided to do it anyway. (1/2 with, 1/2 w/o)

my conservative look...w/ stella mccartneys of course.

hugs and kisses!


Blogger Emma said...

the oxfords are HOT! love the no fur post love the designers boots in the last pic! (i'm adding oyu link 2 my blog)

12:39 PM  
Blogger Secretista said...

Love the outfits!

I'm slightly dislike PETA. But, it's nice to know there are other alternatives to animals.

7:20 PM  
Blogger aschlee said...

I know the feeling of having a roommate, so much stuff 'n so little space 'n she covered her wall with a bunch of pics like that too, lol. On another note, I like how there are a lot of designers that are coming out as animal friendly, I personally think it's better to not wear fur, faux fur is just fine 'n you can still look great. Btw, love the oxfords 'n pretty much all your outfit especially the one with the jean skirt. Long comment I know, but nice topic.

4:20 PM  
Blogger Wendy said...

The oxfords are hot! You're outfits are always really cool and nice play on colors.

7:38 PM  
Blogger Fashion Tidbits said...

i like the collection! those shoes of yours are cute!

10:18 PM  
Blogger The Stiletto Effect said...

Hi :)
I think the Té Casan Collection is quite simple but I like it a lot. I think the red pair is fabulous!
You have a great collection of shoes (where did you buy your Oxfords? They are really cute).
P.S.: I'm totally AGAINST FUR! so it is good to know some designers are against it too!

2:57 AM  
Blogger the t-shirt girl said...

cute outfits. love how you used socks with your oxford heels...i should try that. nice post about the vegan things, too, i stay away from all fur, even faux. (but i do love animal prints! :])

3:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

your oxfords are so chic, love them. I am really interested in natalie's shoe line, I hope I can afford it!

4:55 AM  
Blogger Miss Woo said...

Ooh I like all of the outfits, but esp the Oxfords!

9:49 AM  
Blogger Kira Fashion said...


Great adds!
i really admire Natalie and i am with her, i am totally against fur...i really think...why not fake fur? the designers must change their view of classy and use fake fur in their save and protect the animals...

a kiss
keep in touch!


12:45 PM  
Blogger coco said...

I love Natalie
I think it is really annoying when people say she is boring just becuase she seems to care about things more important than getting her picture taken

5:16 AM  
Blogger Flashy_Shades said...

i have been waxing poetically on oxfords forever too! my boyfriend is like, if i hear one more word about oxford booties....

7:34 AM  
Blogger molly said...

did not know natalie portman was vegan...but props to her for that

12:41 PM  
Blogger dreamecho said...

this puts charlotte ronson's work in a whole new light for me! i'm glad she's making this statement.

oh, and you have great style! those oxfords are gorgeous.

6:09 PM  
Blogger Poppycock Thoughts said...

I love the first oxford shoes!

8:55 PM  
Blogger Gloria said...

thanks for all the great comments ladies!!

secretista-- yes, true some don't like PETA-- but I think the magnitude of their work shouldn't be underappreciated [just fyi though, the ronson show was put on by HSUS!]

su-- I got the oxfords from F21 ;)

t-shirt girl-- I love animal prints too! All cute without the hurt. I figure if people really want to look like animals or be inspired by them...

8:16 PM  
Blogger Molly ;) said...

Dont worry about your mess. My parents still bug me for my 'creative mess' that i've accumulated from my Art Coursework. :)
Obviously Natalie looks gorgeous. I cant wait to see her film with Scarlett The Other Boleyn Girl.
And i must apologise in advance in case you post pictures of your [GORGEOUS] oxfords.
Love the blog, :)

7:38 AM  
Blogger Carolina Lange said...

Your oxfords are amazing! Love them and I also love your outfits!

11:37 AM  
Blogger SpiegelEule said...

this shirt with the dots is cool. like it

1:41 PM  
Blogger Diana Coronado said...

Luvvly !!

1:35 PM  
Blogger Nic said...

the oxfords are amazing!!

10:27 AM  

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