Hi gang, how’s life treating you? Good? Me too. So listen, I know being a vegan has got to be hard, what with waking up every morning and having to find a way to make it through another twenty-four long hours without bacon, couture shoes and semi-automatic weapons (I’m just assuming on the gun thing, although while we’re on the subject let me give a big shout-out to my gang at Red’s Indoor Range. Monday is Ladies Night. Free gun rental and half-price range time. Ask for Luke.)
Anyway, where was I? Oh yeah, while I admire your dedication I’m also pretty sure that when it comes to procuring the superfantastic shoes, well…it sucks to be you.
Thankfully it doesn’t suck to be Stella McCartney. Stella, who legendarily disliked her stepmother Heather Mills, and reputedly made a small necklace with a prosthetic-leg charm dangling from the chain, designs all her wares to be “rigorously cruelty-free.”
Here are a few samplings, on varying degrees of sale at Yoox. If you like saving green instead of just being it (God, I hate myself for writing that) use coupon code yoox2008 for an additional 10% off your order.
The above peep toes are almost violently Not Me, but for the right girl –maybe the slightly boho girly girl with the vintage Biba fetish who wears white shortie gloves with her thrift-scored party dresses and sort of wishes she could be Edie Sedgwick just for like, a week– they might be perfect. Also available in a rather nice green.
Here is an almost-nothing lace-up sandal that’s actually quite good. It’s got a bit of a wedge, less than an inch I’d say, and I just really like the proportion. Plus, at only $75 you won’t mind getting the “ecological leather” (by which they mean “cotton or something”) dirty when you and your partner are busy playing another rousing round of The Very Grateful Gladiator.
Less than 60 smackers for Stella McCartney? It is to laugh! These are a thinner bad girl version of the previous sandal. I don’t know why, but when I look at these all I can see is a pair of legs sticking up in an obscured but compromising position off Elvis’ Jungle Room naugahyde couch…in a GOOD way.