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How Much Chukka Could An Eco Guy Chuck…

April 18, 2012

I don’t know why these are called Chukka boots. It’s a stupid name and I vote we have a re-naming ceremony.

And then I decided to take thirty seconds to figure out why Chukka boots are called Chukka boots. This …

Summer Styles by Mink Vegan Shoes

April 11, 2012

Retro platforms are at the top of my summer To Wear List: they’re more comfortable than “regular” pumps, and almost-always eye-catching.  Sometimes obnoxiously so.  I love that.

Mink is a vegan shoe company that creates all of its designs without …

Silver and Cream: Vegan Leather Oxfords by Wanted

December 12, 2011

I now own yet another pair of oxfords.

What you are seeing are Lindsay’s feet (plus her amazing socks and new red skinnies) in a pair of Wanted Graham Oxfords. We spent hours – hours! – at our …

My Favorite Sneakers Are Vegan?!

November 11, 2011

I stumbled across Saucony years ago while at the mall with my family. That day I picked up a pair of bright pink and black Jazz Originals, and wore them ’til they died a cruel, shoey death. Then I …

Jeffrey Campbell Convert Collection

August 22, 2011

If you’re a major designer, and you’re thinking about creating an ethically-conscious collection, I have one suggestion: do it right and partner with someone who knows what the hell they’re doing.

On that note: thank you, Convert.

Here’s a …

I Am Not Responsible If You Try to Skank In These Shoes

August 12, 2011

There are some boots that I really want.

They’re adorable, and they’re wedges, and they’re on sale, and they’re…leather. Not even sustainable veggie-tanned leather – or at least they’re not advertised as such. Just…leather. Boots.

Damn it.

As soon as …

Ethical Designer Profile: Cri de Coeur

January 31, 2011

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I have a thing for brands whose names have stories.

Fashion is a kind of romance, to me, and when I see a piece of clothing I want to feel something, like I …

Purity, By Any Other Name

January 18, 2011

Little-known fact of the day: my name (Jennifer, for those who don’t know it…awkward…) means fair, white or pure.

Most of the people I know are rolling their eyes right now.

The long-forgotten Welsh meaning of my name has made …

Awakened Aesthetic’s Top Posts of 2010

December 30, 2010

It’s time: to turn over the mattress, to throw away that paper calendar you never looked at anyway, to take stock and be too hard on yourself about what you got done this year, or how much you weigh, or …

Everything I Wanted

November 30, 2010

Good morning, Monday readers.  It’s time to shake off the chill and get to work (or school, or back to bed if you’re lucky).

I thought I’d give ya’ll a heads up that my latest eco-post is live, right now, …