of course i wear mink……

August 1, 2012

shoes that is….

as much as i’d love to say my dietary choice to shun all things four-legged and faced are because i’m just that health conscious, i can’t. if it weren’t for the fact that it’s eating an animal i’d be face down in a pile of slow-roasted pork 23-hours-a-day…..i’d save the final hour for chicken tacos. i love the taste of meat. but too many videos, articles and books have turned this bleeding heart animal lover into a terrible dinner guest. even my once, go-to order, fish, is now an emergency only ruling. and it looks like cheese is the next victim to have been cut from the pageant of foods that make me go: ohmyfriggingosh!thisisthemostdeliciousbitei’veeverhad!!!  we performed a small funeral over the weekend for my buratas, humboldt fogs and manchegos, i was devastated, but my outfit was at least cute. 

let me be clear: i couldn’t care less how others around me eat. this is solely my choice. hunkiest had a rib eye steak showdown last friday night, and i’m still cleaning grizzly remnants of the tasty meat from the ceiling fans, windows and chandelier. my only stickler point is that he buy his meat from small, grass-fed, pasteur-raised farms, which he does. 

the way i eat, it’s really rather hard for me to justify buying leather shoes and handbags. i try to mainly carry canvas and nylon, but i’ve slipped a bunch this year…i blame miu miu and sergio rossi.

i am super happy to find mink!

mink is a brand of cruelty-free, high-end, fashionable shoes. mink shoes are favorites with celebrity vegans such as natalie portman, anne hathaway, carrie underwood, and olivia wilde. rebecca mink, a california native and animal lover, was frustrated with the lack of cruelty free, vegan shoes offered in the marketplace. as a result she created beautiful merchandise with italian engineering and green products {recycled hardware or plant-based ingredients such as a glue that far outlasts non-vegan glue} so high quality one would never think they were wearing a “synthetic” material shoe.

i love mink’s attention to craftsmanship. just like a manolo or atwood, you feel like you’re getting a piece of artwork on your foot. 

mink shoes are currently on sale at veganchic.com.…..a great site for cruelty free shopping, where another vegan shoe brand i love, olsen haus goes on sale quite a bit too. 

happy feet m’loves. 

  • Mink looks awesome, I love when you can find cute stuff that's environmentally friendly too. I was a pro vegan handbager for many years…until I had to buy my leather polo boots and use saddles and bridles and helmets that were leather–and then I saw that Ms. McCartney has been riding her whole life using leather bridles, saddles, etc. and then her whole thing seemed kinda bunk, not to mention she charges the same price as expensive leather goods, which are expensive because the hides are so expensive…anywho, it's kind of a mixed bag (pardon the pun) and if you can spare the animals it's always a good thing.
    xo mary jo

  • With everything I have read about fish recently, I am scared to eat it! I have been vegetarian and even vegan on and off but always seem to morph back to eating a little chicken. But here is my .02 about leather, not that it is worth anything (!): leather wears amazingly well, from shoes to handbags to beautiful sofas. The longer something wears, the longer it stays out of the landfill. My thought is that if the animal is being spared for somebody's burger, then the whole animal should be used out of respect, including the hide. It may be part rationalization but also, if I cook a free range chicken, I use the bones for healthy soup stock afterwards (this happens in the winter) out of respect for using the whole animal. When I sit on my leather sofa I thank the cow that was spared.

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