Our favorite fashionable vegan, Marcia Masulla, is back in action this month and she's got a bevy of new cruelty-free apparel, accessories and beauty items for us. End of Summer Obsessions
I get it Katy Perry...I’m A Firework who wanted to hang out with all of the California Girls on Last Friday Night. Smooth, eh ? I couldn’t help myself. And while I'm working to get these Summer anthems out of my head, I am welcoming the abundance of these cruelty-free crushes with open arms.
I have literally spent hours at a time on this natural and organic emporium that offers up all kinds of green goodness! It’s a breeze to shop responsibly with symbols that are assigned to all products on the site to ensure they are not tested on animals and made from natural materials!
Beautorium introduced me to Juice Beauty’s Blemish Clearing Serum ($29). This little wonder has made a noticeable difference with helping even out my skin tone and texture. Because who wants to cake on makeup in this heat? Not me!
Pops of vivid color have truly been the essence of this balmy Summer, so why not order up one of these show-stopping satchels from The Wayyuu Foundation.
The hues in this style ($160) that include an orange background with green, yellow, and fuchsia design literally brighten my day. Not your favorite color combination? All good, because the whole rainbow is represented on this site that benefits indigenous Latin-American communities.
Supermodel and super do-gooder, Liya Kebede, founded Lemlem in 2007 as a way to inspire economic independence in her native country, Ethiopia, to preserve the art of weaving. This handcrafted collection of women’s apparel has me swooning. This Afar Two-Way Dress ($213) is perfect for Sunday brunch with the girls!
Your sunnies can help preserve the sun and Mother Earth too with the Eco by Moda Eyewear collection. Trees are essential to the environment. They clean our air, filter our water systems, provide a habitat for half of the world's wildlife, and much more. Modo Retail plants a tree for every frame sold which is a valid reason to purchase the handmade Aria ($275) for a little flash and sass. I also agree with the matte tortoise finish and gold accents of the classy Donahue ($250) too!
It’s no secret that I love cork, especially when it is slathered with a tasty grape flavor, so I was beyond excited when I came across designer Amanda Pearl’s charming Tess clutch ($198). This versatile beauty will literally go with EVERTHING in your closet! Craving a little kicky pizzazz? The Jeanne ($498) offers it up with gold-flecked cork and a detachable textured gold chain strap with detachable pom-pom charm. It girls Chloë Sevigny, Blake Lively, and Emma Stone all flaunt this Greenwich Village based collection. You’re in good company!
Lovely People’s synthetic stunner Mariel is a platform pump ($99) with a skyscraper stiletto heel that is balanced by a chunky platform to prevent spills while you’re getting into mischief! This gorgeous shoe is available in three shades that include classics black and taupe and a curve ball hue of purple!
Afterglow Cosmetics poses a rather smart question: The average woman ingests up to four pounds of lipstick and gloss over a lifetime. With that in mind, don’t you want yours to be made with all natural, organic ingredients? Well, when you put it that way…. stocking up on Organic Lip Love Lipstick is a must! Over 19 delicious shades ($24) are available that include the vibrant yet matte, Tango, for those sultry smooches, or their signature shade, Afterglow, that boasts a sheer shimmering wash of nude peach. Pucker up baby!
Let’s chat soon about Fall but until then… I must enjoy every last drop of this spectacular Summer!
X to the O,