More vegan ways to blow your paycheck: Compassion Couture! »
I know I’m a little late reporting but I just have to put in a good word for this online shop, Compassion Couture. It’s adorbs. It was started by two sisters who I’m guessing are adorbs too. They don’t have a ton of stuff but it’s well curated so what they do have is dope. I’m into these Olsen Haus shoes. I couldn’t wear them because I get cranky if the heels are over two inches. But if you wear them, I’ll totally hit on you.
Of course we all know Olsen Haus but they also have some brands I’ve never seen, especially in the purse department. Have you guys heard of Dialog? Well I hadn’t. Kind of wacky but I’m into it. They also have those Reveal iPad cases that I want! Why does no one think I’m important enough to have an iPad? Damn it! I need one! Angry Birds is so tiny on my iPhone!
[P.S. Have you bought your super-sexy Vegansaurus shirt yet? They’re going fast!]
Olsen Haus on The Price is Right! Yes, one of my favorite vegan shoes brands was on one of the greatest shows on television. The fact that this show exists gives me the will to live. People just guess the price of stuff? What an absurd premise! I love it. The total for this olsen Haus collection was a little over $2,000 but the closest guess was $600 short and no one went over. Yeah people, olsen Haus is THE FANCY-FANCY!
The shoes appear at about 25 minutes in. It was for their special Earth Day episode. Another thing to note: Drew Carey is a conservative jerk. Yay!
Vegansaurus NYC: Pilgrimage to MooShoes »
My friends! I’ve been to vegan fashion Mecca and I can now tell you with all certainty that Allah loves us! The proof is in all the beautiful vegan duds at MooShoes. OMG you KNOW Megan Rascal was dying, as I do love a nice vegan shoe. And the women working there were very nice! Even though I insinuated that their cat was fat within the first five minutes I was in the store. I’m all class! They have two cats actually who are both large and both adorbs, and apparently one will kill your dog.
What can I report? Matt & Nat are doing their thing with the wallets! Like, whoa. Novacas, olsenHaus (sorry, that’s how they write their name) and Neuaura all continue to hold it down with the hotness in the ladies’ shoe department. I bought a sweet pair of Novacas boots and I also picked up these dope Neuaura oxfords:
I know I’m currently unemployed but I have to go on INTERVIEWS, jerks! If I had to interview someone and they were wearing these shoes? I’d be like, “yes sir, I DO believe you’re a rocket scientist! Hired!” See? Easy. “Work experience” is out, dope kicks are in.
They also had shoes from Keep, some cute shirts by Herbivore and lots of stuff by Vegetarian Shoes. There were many plenty of sneakers for my homeboys in the crowd; I like a nice caramel-colored men’s dress shoe, but I didn’t see any. There were some sharp black ones though, and you guys could step up your game a little. JK! I love you! Take your shirts off! Send me pictures!
Disclaimer!: they totally gave me 10 percent off—maybe because I said I was writing about them; maybe because I’m awesome and people just love doing stuff for me all the time. Another possibility: I spent a shit-ton of money.
Bonus!: It’s around the corner from Babycakes! After I got my new interview shoes, I bounced over to Babycakes and got my interview cinnamon doughnut. No, it was just a regular cinnamon doughnut! Got ya! Oh, you.
The amazing vegan sandal round-up! »
It’s summertime bitches! Well, almost. It’s time to get some vegan sandals! Lucky for you, Megan Rascal is here to give you some superfly sandal choices after exhaustive internet research (that’s what I call shopping: “research”). Sorry there are no men’s sandals included, but that’s just because men shouldn’t wear sandals. Now, in the words of suburban Philadelphia’s own P!nk, let’s get this party started!
Here we have the Belong brown t-strap wedge sandal. This post was totally inspired by these sandals. I got them from Alternative Outfitters and for real I keep getting compliments on them. To be honest, I wasn’t that into them originally; I just wanted a pair of sandals that make me super-tall. Then I wear them and everybody is like, OMG! Even dudes—two guys I know were both like, “I like those sandals.” That is a big compliment, if you get dudes talking about your sandals. In short: you have my permission to cop my style and be awesome like me. They are even on sale for $33.11!
Next we have the espadrille sandal from Marais. Ladies! Espadrille is not a bad word! And these look very retro-cute style. You can find them at Mooshoes $96 (jeez louise, even I’ll admit that’s pricey for these—and I’m allergic to admitting things).
I know everyone is all down on crocs all the time but for real, stop fronting, these are dope! No really, I think they’re cute and I’m sure they’re super-comfortable. I been waiting to get them but I waited too long and now I can’t find them in navy in my size. Poor Megan! Life is the worst! They are called the Hanalei and they go for $54.99 over at crocs.com.
OK OK I scored big over at Endless! They have a ton of Olsen Haus and Beyond Skin shoes, and I am obsessed with both of those designers. As usual, Olsen Haus does not disappoint. This is the women’s spirit wedge and it’s the hotness! I love them. I need them. They are $219.95, so maybe I will have to live without them. I also like their women’s destiny flat, although they are $189.95 at Endless. Yowza! But check them out, I like them.
Like I said, Endless also had a nice selection of Beyond Skin shoes. They didn’t have a ton of sandals but these are pretty cute. These are the women’s marina slingback sandal. I’m not super-obsessed with these but I can imagine them looking super-cute on someone. Imagine! With a sweet 1950s dress! Lovely. These are on sale for $137.47.
For my final act, Endless also had these cute Wanted fringe sandals. I wasn’t sure at first but then I realized these are SUPER cool. I’ve kind of always been drawn to fringe, is that weird? God forbid I be weird! And these are only a lean $28.10—not too shabby!
Ok that is the vegan sandal round-up! Thanks for coming out!
Your old TV has gone to a much better place: my feet! »
Ecouterre gives us a preview of olsen Haus' fall/winter 2010 line! Guess what? They are made from recycled TVs! I already loved olsen Haus because their shoes are THE HOTNESS, but now I love them that much more. Elizabeth Olsen, the designer, wants to get rid of the petroleum-based materials many vegan shoes are made of (petroleum makes the environment sad) in favor of materials that benefit the planet by reducing waste. Enter the old TVs!
Besides pictures of beautiful shoes, Ecouterre also has this great quote from Elizabeth Olsen: “The product needs to have substance to it, so you have to explain yourself or people would never know it was a) vegan or b) made from recycled TV sets,” she says. “It doesn’t have to look like an Earth Shoe or a Birkenstock.”
Oh snap! In your face Birkenstocks! But for real, Birkenstocks are fugly.
Sad part: it’ll be a while before we can get our hands on these TV shoes. But when they come out, OMG will I be wearing the hell out of these brown ones! Watch out.