More Vegan Clogin’

So I know some of you might be getting sick of me rambling¬†on about vegan clogs . . but I just can’t help it! I am addicted! And the countless fashion blogs I follow only fuel my hunger more!

I am happy to announce that I have made a few more discoveries today! I’m so proud! ūüėÄ

Introducing, the Miss Me Footwear Woody 4 Black Peep Toe Platform Clog!

Quite a mouthful!¬†I found these babies (who come in black & camel) via Lulus, who even have a ‘vegan shoes’ category! Very commendable!

 

“Ladies, this is the one shoe your summer wardrobe can’t do without! The Miss Me Footwear Woody 4 Black Peep Toe Platform Clog is a about as sophisticated and stylish as it gets. Comfy ankle strap secures with large brass buckle and three adjustable slots. Peep toe on black, vegan leather upper is detailed with brass nail heads and sexy cutouts along each side. Wooden, 1″ platform at the toe meets a 4″ heel in back for the perfect lift. Black-lined foot bed contrasts brown lining on upper. Brown rubberized sole¬†has non-skid markings at both toe and heel. Fit is true to size. Available in whole and half¬†sizes. All man-made materials. Imported.”

I couldn’t¬†have put it better myself, so I didn’t!

All I can say is at the crazy awesome price of $40, how could you NOT buy these? I know I am getting them in black . . God I can’t wait!

Excitement aside, I have another shoe to present. Not quite a clog, a wedge actually, but it reminded me so much of one of JC’s wedges I thought I would post it aswell!

Jeffrey Campbell Slingback Wedge

Madden Girl Kaliie Vegan Platform Wedge

Similar, non? Ha. I wish that the vegan version wasnt going for the whole ‘distressed leather’ kind of look, but as I have said-¬†veggers¬†can’t be choosers!

You can get these from Alternative Outfitters for $52.00, not bad if you ask me!

I understand that people are opposed to cheap knock offs like those above, stealing designer’s ideas and churning them out the¬†thousands, but make me a high-end¬†vegan clog and I will wear it my friend. Man-made materials are cheaper and easier to produce than ever today, there is honestly no excuse to slaughter animals anymore. Back in day I understand, it was hard to obtain or produce, but with today’s technology¬†it is completely unneccessary! Think about all the costs¬†incurred¬†raising, sheltering, feeding, transporting &¬†slaughtering animals, not to mention what must happen to the fur/hides etc afterward in the finishing process. Throw some reasons out there.

Better quality? Not acceptable. With todays advanced technology, only getting better everyday, super fibers and the like are being created left right and center!

Tradition? Traditions can be broken. unneccessary suffering for the sake of tradition? Are you kidding me?

I think the main reason high-end designers use more expensive materials is to increase the price of an item.

It just makes me so angry a little vein could pop from neck any second!!

Can I also¬†just say that I am NOT liking the fact that bootleg/flair jeans/pants are coming back in?? They are reserved for teens moms trailer trash! Also, I wish that crucifixes weren’t¬†so big right now! I refuse to wear one based on the¬†fact that i oppose everything they stand for! (I wear my beliefs on my sleeves).

I am out! You can find me at Rubi Shoes, trawling the shelves for non leathery goodness.

k.

Its Been A Long Journey . .

Zdravstvuite! (Russian Today!)

I thought I would catch y’all up on some adventures I have been having lately!

During the month of July slaadi went for a visit to his motherland, and returned with some awesome vegan goods for me, so that was pretty rad. He went to a place called Secret Society of Vegans (or Vx) located in central London, where he got me a super kawaii¬†tee¬†and tote bag, featuring their rockabilly-esk¬†style designs. They also came with these hilarious ‘bingo¬†cards’, with the numbers¬†replaced with questions/comments every vegan¬†will hear after telling someone they are vegan for the first time-¬†and they are so accurate!¬†Anyways they sell a range of clothing, footwear, food and accessories so I definitely recommend you check them out. I look forward to visiting them when I eventually travel to London! This may be a stupid question, but can I order their food online and get it shipped to Aust? O_o

Speaking of vegan foods, the other day I was feeling crazy so planned a picnic dinner for slaadi¬†and I to have¬†down on the river!¬†I cooked from 2 until 5, and ended up with a roast beet, spinach & walnut salad, a lasagna tart, and a strawberry &¬†rhubarb ‘cobbler’. Those paired with a¬†couple of chilled ciders (which we later found were from New Zealand surprisingly not that¬†bad), ¬†our favourite Pomehuahua;¬†Chuck, and no one but us, the river and the mosquitos, made for a perfect evening ūüôā

On Sunday Axl (bro) and I, went to The Art Gallery of Western Australia and checked out the Patricia Piccinini Relativity exhibition they have on there until the 22.08.2010. It was amazing. I can’t recommend¬†it enough, it has to be the best exhibition I have ever seen there! Her pieces were so realistic, it was chilling! We kept expecting the figurines to blink, shake off the stiffness and walk off! I even got in a sneaky pic with my phone before being scolded by security.

Something else I have also discovered via the blog ‘SixThousand’ is Postcrossing. Basically, you start up¬†an account for yourself on the site, and register for a postcard. This will then give you another user’s info, name, address, likes/dislikes, etc¬†and you have to send them a postcard! I think it’s quite¬†a cute idea, everybody likes receiving¬†mail, and why not mail from a mysterious pen pal¬†from the other side of the globe? It runs on donations so if you register there is no harm throwing them a fiver! But I urge all to be a little cautious with the info they give out,¬†as this is¬†a stalkers jackpot!

For all those who have followed the vegan clogs saga closely this past couple of weeks . . I would just like to let you know I am now the proud owner of Clogs! As previously posted I had discovered some residing at Rubi Shoes. Rubi doesn’t¬†exactly have the best rap for good quality shoes, but I was pleasantly surprised by these! Sure, they are no Jeffrey Campbell, but for a non-leather cheaper option, they aren’t¬†too shabby! In the words of Phyllis from The Office (S6, E13- Secret Santa) “Its been a long journey {sniff} . . but I’m finally Santa Claus!”¬† . . Well . . Kind of.

Also, as you may have seen from my Twitter feed, I started my Japanese classes last month, and they are going swell! Thinking of taking a leaf out of several books (well in this case, a tab from several blogs?) and posting what I am learning, tips, tricks, etc. It would be a lot more work, for something that will be barely read, and it definitely¬†would help if I bought a new laptop charger . . It’s a work in progress!

Megan Washington’s new album- I Believe You Liar. Do it.

k.

I Die

Wool: The only thing that could come between me and the beautiful cape. A part of my soul died when I read this amazing military cape’s description.



Update on vegan clogs. No such luck re the Forever21 find. After my disgruntled email they offered their reply;

Dear Valued Customer,

Thank you for your recent request.

At this time if you do not see an item or a specific size or color on our website, it is no longer available for purchase. Generally, we do not re-stock items but if they are, we are not notified in advance. It is recommended that you check our website periodically for new and re-stocked items. You can, however, check your local Forever 21 store/s to see if the item is available. You would need to provide the store with an item ID number/ Product Code.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience.

Sincerely,
Vanessa
Forever 21-Customer Service

So that was that. On the plus size I have since discovered that clogs are apparently available at Rubi Shoes. The minus being, its Rubi Shoes. Bad quality for sure! That wont stop me getting my cloggy fix though!

k.

Vegan Clog Update

ATENCION!

It appears that Forever21 have either removed or sold out of the ‘Biker Babe Clog’ that I featured earlier.

So . . Back to square 1!

I have enquired as to whether it will be available again soon, watch this space.

k.

Soy Un Perdedor

Que Pasa?

Quick update on my somewhat fruitless search for the perfect Vegan Clog. I stumbled across a site that I had no idea existed today!

Down The Rabbit Hole

An online vegan shoe shop, based here in fair Australia! :O This is something you don’t regularly come across! Especially not in Australia! So, yay for that!

Anyways, I am planning my next tattoo (forever planning) and it will be featuring predominantly a V for Vegan.

Excitedly telling my sister, someone overheard and added in- “But what if you stop being vegan, guess you could change the V to an M for meat”

It bugged me at the time, but I quickly said I would never change and went back to showing my sis the pic, but it stuck in the edge of my mind.

My sister mentioned it to a mutual friend today, showing her the pic I had sent, and she said the same, also saying what if I broke up with my boyfriend (slaadi) and dumped veganism along with it. This got me seeing a vibrate shade of rouge. A lot of people have implied to me before that I am only vegan because my boyfriend is.

I didn‚Äôt become a vegan so slaadi would ‘love me’, and¬†I won’t become a meat eater when/if he stops. Its like the one thing/cause in my life that I am truly passionate about and it would take a great deal for me to unsee/unknow everything I know now.

 

I think¬†ex-vegans are worse than naive omnis. We know too much. I don’t know if¬†ex-vegans put in as much research as some, but honestly, knowing the things we do, I don’t know how a person could be remotely turned on by a piece of meat.¬†This is not a ‚Äėfad‚Äô its forever. It’s a life style choice that I have chosen and will continue to choose for the rest of my life, and I couldn‚Äôt live with myself if I ever went back. I know that my family and friends are sceptical and think that I’m making a huge life time commitment that I cant necessarily keep, but I know and believe in myself, and believe I will be vegan forever.¬†I accept there is things I will never have done like ‘eat cheese in Paris’ or ‘sashimi in Japan’ or ‘mudcrabs in Broome’ but that site ok with me.

 

She also compared veganism to religion. Sure its something that a large group of people believe in but it’s hardly like a religion, for starters it’s not based on a pack of lies!¬†We don’t encourage hate, and DO encourage science.

Religion. Lol.

 

 

 

For those interested, here is a rough sketch of what I would like, though its on my left hand, when it will actually be on my right.

 

Always,

 

k.

Vegan Clogs!

Update on the Vegan Clog situation.

The little research I have done has led me to these:

Sure, they are no Jeffrey Campbell, but its a start! I was beginning to think that they didn’t exist!

I found them at www.forever21.com, and they are going for $24.80USD. The heel is 9.4cm, which isn’t too bad, and they are made from PU, TPR & wood.

I personally want a pair of lace up clogs, but vegans can’t be choosers!

Fear not, dear friends, I will keep on searching!

k.