Compassionate Spring Style on TV

Hi Everyone!

As some of you know, I’ll be on WCIU’s You & Me this Morning (Channel 26, Chicagoans – they have rescue dogs on!), hanging with the cool gal hostesses talkin’ vegan spring fashion and beauty. What fun!

For those of you reading this after the fact, I hope you liked the segment, and here are the gorgeous pieces that were featured:

Look 1: Taylor is wearing the professional/work look:

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  • Portfolio Bag by Jill Milan ($800): These bags are made ethically with sustainable materials; Entirely vegan company; Seen on the red carpet and awards shows; Favorite brand of Anne Hathaway, Kerry Washington, and Eva Longoria, among others; Chevron stitching is so hot right now

Look 2: Christina is wearing the casual look, inspired by Italian actresses of the 50′s and 60′s:

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  • Pants and tank by Miakoda ($186 and $68): Design is original and printed on organic cotton; Pants and tank are organic cotton; Made in the USA; Eco-friendly and sustainable; Entirely vegan company

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  • Sandals by Nicora Johns ($124): Entirely vegan company created by a 3rd generation female shoemaker who aims to bring shoemaking back to the USA; Made by hand in the USA by artisans paid a fair wage; Entirely vegan company; Sustainable materials; Really light, durable, and easy to travel with
  • Watch by WeWOOD ($120): Made from sustainably harvested wood; Hypoallergenic and perfect for those with sensitivities to metal; Watch is a lighter, more eco-friendly take on the big watch trend

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  • Bracelets and necklace by Michelle Starbuck Designs ($68): Chicago-based designer; Made in the USA from all vintage materials, so also eco-friendly

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  • Head scarf by Djuna Shay ($24): Hand created designs printed with vegetable dyes; Entirely vegan company; Made in USA in Brooklyn; Can be worn as a neck scarf for the French girl look

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  • Bag by Jill Milan ($300): These bags are made ethically with sustainable materials; Entirely vegan company; Seen on the red carpet and awards shows; Favorite brand of Anne Hathaway, Kerry Washington, and Eva Longoria, among others; Chevron stitching is so hot right now
  • Earrings by Mata Traders ($19): Made in partnership with women’s cooperatives around the world to provide employment opportunities and fair wage; Chicago-based company

Look 3: Megan is wearing the evening look:

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  • Dress by Daniel Silverstein ($255): This dress is a showstopper and favorite of model, Amber Valletta; Nabbed it at NYC Fashion Week; Daniel was on Fashion Star and pioneers “Zero Waste” design; Made in USA
  • Shoes by Cri de Coeur x Arden Wohl: Entirely vegan company; Collaboration with NYC “It”” Girl, Arden Wohl
  • Clutch by Shiraleah ($19 and up): Chicago-based company; Use many animal-friendly materials; From the “Bags that Benefit” line; Handmade in Vietnam; 3% of sales go to disabled youth in Hanoi, Vietnam

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  • Earrings by Mata Traders ($25): Made in partnership with women’s cooperatives around the world to provide employment opportunities and fair wage; Chicago-based company
  • Lipcolor in Electric Orchid by Aromi Beauty ($17): Entirely vegan and cruelty-free beauty cosmetics company; Radiant orchid is the Pantone color of the season, and this is my way of showing how to incorporate it in to an ensemble

All Models:

  • Nail Color by LVX ($16): 5-Free (free of the five most toxic chemicals in nail polish), vegan, and cruelty-free high-fashion nail polish; Chicago company; Colors are a special palette I created for spring of muted neutrals and pastels
  • Cheeks by Josie Maran Coconut Water Color Cheek Gelee ($22): Vegan, Cruelty-free, and good for your skin; Gives a wash of popsicle-like color to cheeks
  • Makeup applied using Kelley Quan vegan brushes
  • Michelle Meek

    Gorgeous designs, Ashlee!! Love what you curated and can’t wait to watch the segment online :)