I really hope you’re enjoying the new pictures lately, I want to share every single shot that Simon Way shot during the Votch New Collection photoshoot campaign. They’re honestly so good I wish every picture on my Instagram (@marta_canga) and my blog had pictures this good.
I am a big fan of green as you may have noticed from previous posts. On my recent trip to Manchester, my friend Nora and I picked up this same blazer at Zara and I have, since then, been wanting to show it to you. It’s a gorgeous deep green, with three buttons on each side and slightly long. Perfect for those of us who like to dress androgynous sometimes.
What’s best about it? It’s made from Tencel or also called Lyocell. This is a natural and sustainable fibre is made out of wood (crazy, huh?), is biodegradable and hence environmentally friendly.
Speaking of new things, I also want to show you my new LaBante bag, that I purchased after showing you my vegan bag wishlist a couple of weeks ago. The first time I saw it it reminded me of those Céline bags you see everywhere on Pinterest, but considering that this one is vegan and much more affordable, I think I hit the jackpot! 😉
I cannot wait to wear these again in another outfit. Perhaps with some vegan burgundy lipstick and a bun?
Thank you for reading this blog post, and see you all very soon!
Here is a flash blog post from an outfit I recently wore in Belgium. As you may know already, I was actually born and raised there and so my parents live there. I try to travel back to Brussels once a month. I love going back though, as I’m always welcomed by my small room where this blog started, my lovely family dog, and very enthusiastic parents that I am incredibly grateful for having (Apart from the fact that I love hearing the strong Belgian accent that I miss from time to time!).
Say hello to my new Matt&Nat bag, that I showed you in my vegan bag wishlist here. Matt&Nat is a brand that I discovered when I was transitioning into a vegan closet. They have many resellers in the UK, but I must admit that buying online is the best option for me, as they have so many different models and colours…! This is the Scarlett model, and it’s an eco-friendly and vegan bag, and its lining is made out of 100% recycled plastic bottles.
I paired it with my Over the Knee boots, kissing them goodbye for the rest of the season and probably seeing them again in September. A simple white jumper, silver jewellery, and my vegan bag from Urban Outfitters.
Are you ready for spring? I know I sure am!
Now let’s talk about the good news. More and more people realise today the level of cruelty of these practices, among which, myself. That’s why today I’m showing you an entirely vegan and eco-friendly outfit that I’m really proud of!
There are many ways you can shop consciously, but let’s start with accesories, which are the easiest for me. There is a new kid in town called Bourgeois Boheme, and they specialise in vegan and ethical shoes. The quality is INSANELY good, and when you open the box, you can even smell the leather, but it’s not! Well, actually it is. Not animal leather, of course, but plant leather. Say what?
Bourgeois Boheme is a London-based brand, created by an ex-pediatrist named Alicia. The shoes are made in Portugal in a sustainable manner, and is one of the most established vegan footwear brands out there. For their vegan leather, they use:
- Cotton-backed Microfibre PU (Polyurethane): it’s a microfiber very similar to natural leather and suede.
- Bio-Polyoils: a cool recycling process of plant-based polymers. Meaning that grains and seeds derived from cereals rather tham from petrochemicals. This process also means that the CO2 emissions are at zero level.
- Piñatex: Coming soon, and truly excited about this one – this is a natural and sustainable textile made from pineapple leave fibres. They are coming out in May this year!
Many high-street stores also make leather-imitation goods, like my skirt. However, these ones are often made with PVC, a plastic that contains chloride and is not bio-degradable.