The Body Shop has limited-edition, cruelty-free makeup, endorsed by Lily Cole! »
Two things I love, you guys: cruelty-free makeup, and Lily Cole! As a wide-faced red-haired person, I’ve always wanted to look less Cabbage Patch Kid and more Lily Cole, but genes work in mysterious ways. (They are also why I’m not a supergenius like Megan Rascal.)
The point is, the Body Shop has put out a line of
vegan mostly cruely-free makeup, endorsed by Lily Cole, which includes lip stuff, cheek stuff, and accessories, and it seems reasonably priced. It contains “no bug shells, no fish scales, no animal hair,” which is how all beauty products should be, but aren’t, because people are lazy jerks who don’t want to evolve. Unfortunately some of it contains beeswax and lanolin. Thanks to our commenters for reading better than me.
Affordable, mass-produced, readily available
vegan nearly cruelty-free makeup! Just delightful. It looks like Ecouterre has previews of some of the products that aren’t available on the Body Shop’s website yet, so check them out, get to the mall, take a couple laps, and head into the Body Shop to demand they sell you all of the pretty vegan — as in, not the non-vegan stuff — makeup, toute de suite.
This is the Stockholm dress by Jay McCarroll, whose online store is open for business today!
Jay McCarroll is the absolute awesomest, his work with colors and shapes is so subtly brilliant. Plus he’s vegetarian, plus his documentary was freaking great, plus he’s from Philly, plus his designs are so affordably priced you can buy multiple pieces and still have money left over for delicious snacks (always save enough money for snacks).
Seriously, his clothes are so pretty and sharp and fun and if I could I’d be buying the hell out of them right now (dear mister jesus, please help me find a job). Color! Cotton! Fashion! I LOVE YOU.
Free People’s vegan leather line! »
Free People makes clothes for the neo-hippie with money. Who else to do vegan leather? Refinery 29 has their lookbook, and on Free People’s site they have an adorable little video with some of their veg designers talking about why they love their vegan leather and how super-duper excited they are to wear it.
Man I am super-duper excited about vegan leather, too. Leather looks cool, leather clothes look really good, except they’re made of death and bad for the environment and that sucks. But vegan leather is the best of both worlds! If you have enough money you can do anything. Look at this dress!
I want to wear it! A lot! Everywhere! With boots and a bright cardigan! Thanks, Free People, like I didn’t have enough of a shopping problem already.
Hey L.A.: Come to The Kitchen and The Garden Patch cookbook release party! »
Melissa of The Kitchen and The Garden Patch contacted us the other day because her gorgeous-looking, eponymous cookbook is about to be published and she wants the whole veg world to celebrate with her. “Party?” we said. “We’re there.”
Unfortunately this party is in L.A.—Venice, specifically—and that is a bit far for your Vegansaurus, spread around the Bay Area, the East Coast, and somewhere in Central Europe at the moment. But you Southern Californians can make it!
On Saturday (that’s Nov. 6!) from 6 to 9 p.m., get over to Me & Blue at 566 Rose Ave. (at 6th Avenue) in Venice for fun party times, plus recipe samples. If you’ve never visited Melissa’s site before, you’re missing out; it’s beautiful, as she is a most talented graphic designer, and she’s created an eclectic mix of recipes, photos, videos, notes, facts, lists, and much more, all about veganism. Go have a look, when you’ve got an hour or so. And definitely go to the release party for The Kitchen and The Garden Patch! What kind of a Vegansaurus reader would you be if you didn’t take every opportunity for free food?
Update!: Before the book party, check out L.A.’s very first Vegan Beer Fest! It’s on Saturday too, from 1 to 5 p.m. at The Roxy! There will be 50 different beers from 20 craft breweries, five food carts, tons of live music, and it’s co-sponsored by our friends at Quarrygirl! Advance tickets cost $35 for general admission and $45 for VIP, which will increase to $45 and $55 on Saturday. All the details you need are here! We assume! Have fun and send us pictures!
Adorable, right? The American Humane Association was founded in 1877; this ad is from the 1920s.