Our favourite vegan celebrities

Veganism is becoming more mainstream all over the world and hopefully, this new worldwide lifestyle change will keep spreading for the sake of our environment and our dear animal creatures.

Often a persons choice to drastically change their eating habits come from being inspired by an other person. This could be a friend or a partner who is vegan showing that you don’t have to eat only salads at every meal or not being able to attend dinners out.
In our present day culture, it appears that celebrities are admired and trend setters, so people often pick up what they’re interests and passions are. If finding out that a person you look up to and respect is on a vegan diet, it is probable that you will start considering the possibly of making the same life choices.  Luckily, veganism is becoming a massive trend amongst celebrities and we at Beyond Skin sincerely hope, that this trend – is not only a trend – but a permanent new life style for more celebrities and their fans to come.

We would like to highlight some of our favourite vegan celebrities who are an inspiration for a more healthy and ethical way of living – and of course – match them up with a pair of vegan Beyond Skin shoes, that we think would be perfect for their personal style.

First we start off with our absolute favourite vegan celebrity who was the first Hollywood to wear Beyond Skin shoes first in major fashion magazine Vogue and later in the multible award winning film, V for Vendetta. Of course we are talking about, Natalie Portman.
Natalie Portman is one of those actors who everyone loves and no one seems to hate. This is a quite an impossible achievement as an A-list celebrity. But this might be because, not only is she absolutely stunning, but she is also super interesting, daring in her choice of roles and super intelligent. Natalie Portman has a Bachelors degree from Harvard university in psychology and because of her brilliance she also carries a great sense of self irony – check out Natalie Portman rapping on Saturday Night Live.

Natalie has a great sense of style and we a very proud to one of Natalie Portman’s vegan shoes fashion footwear choices.

Natalie Portman Inspired by her appearance in V for Vendetta we matched Natalie Portman up with the vegan Beyond Skin Venus who is a very classic yet versatile stiletto  - just like Natalie.

Venus in pink is perfect for Natalie inspired by the scene in V for Vendetta where she Natalie picsdresses up in a pink girly dress in order to seduce a priest. Venus in Pink is out ultimate seductive stiletto and would work perfect to seduce anyone. Venus in pink is made in Vegan Dinamica suede and a vegan metallic leather front detail for a contemporary vintage look.
Venus in Nude is inspired by the dramatic scene where Natalie, or in the film, Evey Hammond, have her hair shaved off – a look that not many of us could pull off!
Venus in nude in made in shiny vegan patent leather for creating that extra stripped look.
Venus in black was selected for Natalie in a tribute to her finally understanding the true genius of her capture  ’V’ and instead of fighting against him she teams up with him.
V for Venus! (See what we did there?)
Venus in black is, like venus in pink, made i vegan suede and features a powerful 14cm stiletto heel.

An other vegan super celeb is Anne Hathaway who also is an amazing front figure for veganism.  Anne Hathaway is quite new to the vegan diet, but she is taking the new lifestyle on with full engagement.
Anne Hathaway has shown interest in Beyond Skin shoes when she, back in 2013 requested to wear vegan Beyond Skin heels for a photo shoot.
Anne Hathaway’s best look, is when she look a little edgy. She absolutely rocks the short sassy hair style where her big beautiful eye and lips really get to stand out.
So to match Anne’s style we matched her up with our sassy stand out vegan boot Roxanne.

Anne hathaway

This fierce boot is made in a mix of vegan Dinamica suede and vegan patent leather. Roxanne is available in both Bold Black and Killer Red and features a 10.5cm heel and velcro fastening for easy access.

One of our greatest vegan celebrity supporters is Leona Lewis, who have been absolutely amazing with endorsing our footwear and giving us mentions around where she thrives such as on her blog.
Leona Lewis is a  woman who has a classic, timeless style, so we matched Leona up with the very contemporary vegan Beyond Skin heel Kat & Archie.

Leonna lewis

Kat in vintage style purple geometric print is made in Italian woven fabric and features a highend almond toe shape. the 10cm block heel is covered in 100% vegan suede made from recycled PET plastic bottles and is a real statement piece.

Similar silhouette style Archie in faux pale gold snakeskin is perfect for Leona for when she guests one of many formal events. Archie is elegant but with an attitude which we know Leona will love due to her contemporary personal styling.

Next up is a power woman who both master the art of TV production, Film production and  acting. On top of all that, she is vegan. She is best known for her major role in the TV series Bones and yes now you must have guessed it, we are of course talking about Emily Deschanel.
Emily Deschanel’s style is always classic modern elegance just like her personality, so we found the perfect pair of Beyond Skin block heels to match  this strong woman’s style.

Emily Dechanel

Rosa is perfect for Emily Dechanel because she is vintage mixed with a very strong silhouette. essential for a woman of high stature.
Rosa in classic Navy and Rosa in regal Red both features a Dinamica suede covered platform and 12cm heel. The upper is made in Italian gold woven fabric and has a vintage style square shaped toe.

All time favourite vegan celeb pioneer is the Clueless star Alicia Silverstone, who has been a vegan spokesperson many years has apart from acting published a best selling vegan cookbook The Kind Diet which, due to its popularity has extended into Alicia’s blog The Kind Life talk all about how to be kind to yourself, the environment, your children and of course the animals. Everything Alicia.
She truly has a hard of Gold so we set her up with some vegan gold sandals.

alicia silverstone

Georgie is an elegant gold Faux snakeskin sandal with Dinamica suede front design and faux suede covered stiletto heel.
Georgie comes both in pitch Black and loving Red.

Last but not least, we have the very talented Olga Kurylenko who is an amazing spokeswoman for the environment and ethical fashion. The 86th Academy Awards saw the gorgeous French actress Olga Kurylenko sporting the coveted Red Carpet Green Dress challenge winning gown, teamed with a pair of Beyond Skin’s vegan sandals.

zoe

As part of Red Carpet Green Dress, a sustainable fashion campaign founded by Suzy Amis Cameron, the talented actress Olga Kurylenko wore the Black Beyond Skin Zoe  when she visited the award ceremony. She wore the Beyond Skin Zoe with a gorgeous dark pink floor long dress made in  organic piece silk which was died with madder root.  This dress was custom made for Olga for this special occasion and black Zoe was specially picked for this dress. Zoe also comes in a Pink and Gold colourway if you need a daytime sandal stiletto.

If you were considering going vegan before, we hope that these powerful celebrity vegan woman has convinced you to go all the way for a more healthy, ethical and stylish way of living.

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Back to school – vegan shoes for work and office wear

It is that time of the year again. For many youngsters, it is the time for first day of school jitters, all packed up with fresh new school gear and a crisp new school uniform.
This has spiked the Beyond Skin team to treat you to some new work gear inspiration – for your feet. If you have been out shopping new kids rugsacks and pencil cases for days, or been wearing the same black pumps for months at work  - Or you may be starting a new job and need to look especially professional for this new beginning - then you certainly deserve new work treats.
This week Beyond Skin have hand picked shoes from our entire online collection that are perfect for the office and 100% cruelty-free.

 

 

Sissy

Sissy is an elegant vintage inspired flat pump with an elegant gold and black brooch front detail.  The brooch features exquisite italian woven herringbone fabric and the body is made in revolutionary Dinamica suede. These shoes have caused no harm  to animals, humans or the environment during its making process – just like the rest of Beyond Skin’s vegan footwear collection.
Sissy is perfect for the casual office with a comfortable 1cm heel height and in black Sissy will go well with almost any outfit. And best of all, Sissy is currently on sale!
Sissy original RRP was £125 but now available at only £69.

 

 

Cleo

Cleo is absolute essential to your work wardrobe. Cleo is simple, elegant and suitable for wearing for hours with the sensible 4cm kitten heel. And absolute vintage classic.
Cleo is made is vegan faux patent leather and features an elegant pointed toe.
Works very well with both a skirt or slacks.

 

 

 

 

Adriana

Adriana is our vintage brogue inspired stiletto. Essential if you have an important interview or presentation, where you need to excel professionalism and power.
Adriana features a hidden 1cm platform and an impressive 14cm stiletto for you to rise above and look down upon all your competitors.
Adriana is made in Dinamica recycled faux vegan suede and faux patent leather – a cruelty-free killer look.

You might have spend all your money on school gear for the children, so we at Beyond Skin have decided to put Adriana on sale so you don’t have to feel guilty for treating your self to new work accessories.
Before the sale Adriana could be purchased  at £145 but is now available at only £75.

 

Dannie

Dannie is contemporary mixed with classics as this Chelsea style bootie also makes it on to our top work  footwear highlights. With a 9cm sturdy heel covered in black vegan leather, Dannie is English elegance with its check printed upper.
100% vegan and is perfect for the woman on-the-go with its easy access elastic feature.  Will look amazing teamed with grey slacks.

 

Suni

An other elegant pump perfect for the office is the Beyond Skin Suni who is quite new to the Beyond Skin family.
Suni is a simple, elegant vintage styled pump designed to fit any proffesional outfit so you don’t have to have a different pair for every work day. Even though that would be quite a dream come true.  :)
suni backviewSuni features our favourite vegan textile Dinamica suede made from 100% recycled PET bottletops as the main body of the pump. To make Suni stand out she also features a very elegant vegan pantent leather toe detail and vegan pantent piping around the topline – but that’s not all that make Suni stand out. Suni also features a beatiful strengthening back detail in the same vegan patent leather for a little surprise for when you’re proudly walking away from presenting that business proposal.
Suni can be worn all day long with her sensible 1cm heel and can easily be worn from day to evening.

 

 

LucyLucy is not just a simple black brogue. Black Lucy features a geometric printed fabric insert to give the classic brogue a little vintage excitement. To keep the classic brogue styling, Lucy is a shiny vegan faux leather  brogue lace up which makes her easy to wear with various outfits. We suggest a pair of folded up slacks.  This flat vegan lace up is a real investment piece, and will be a wardrobe staple for the months to come.

 

Lucile

 

Lucile has been with Beyond Skin for years. Lucile is a constant top pick with our chic costumers because of the versatile style. All black, Lucile is made in Dinamica suede and features a vegan patent leather detail going from the toe and turns in to the tongue. To match this, the 9cm heel is covered in the shiny faux patent leather as well.
This strong lace-up piece is a perfect candidate for your new office wardrobe  and works well with both trousers and tights.

 

 

Tara

Tara is a brand new addition to the Beyond Skin family and admittedly, which gives us butterflies because the style is so gorgeous in it’s elegant simplicity.
Tara is completely cruelty-free made in vegan patent leather featuring an elegant pointed toe and an 8cm heel also covered in vegan patent leather.
Perfect for an important work-related event and goes perfect for after work drinks and get easily be dressed up or down.

 

 

Tabitha

Tabitha is also one of our newbies and is a very fierce little lace-up bootie. The special thing about this vegan stiletto is that the style is made in delicate Italian fabric and perfectly matched with the stronger yet beautiful faux patent leather. This is a timeless design that will last for several seasons.

You should take this back-to-school occasion to treat yourself to something nice because it is not just the kids who need new wearable daytime treats.
Hopefully this week’s blog has helped you to choose your next work accessory where you can both be a woman of eminent style, class and professionalism while protecting both animals, humans and the environment.  How tempting is that, for guilt-free shopping…

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The Ultimate Veggie BBQ – that will make all your guests swoon

As a vegan or vegetarian, you have probably often heard something in the lines of: “You’re having a BBQ? Didn’t know you could grill salad”
Not many meat eaters (Meaters) know how many delicious meat-free BBQ dishes can be made on the flames.  They are often even more exiting than the classic sausages and burgers.
It is tempting to go to the shop and get a pack of vegetarian sausages for your meat loving guests, who always seem a bit nervous whenever you are treating them to a meal.  They are trying their best not to insult you but deep down, they are really just worried that they will be leaving your dinner party hungry. ;)

We at Beyond Skin love treating our carnivore loved ones’ to a right feast, where the guests will leave having had a new adventure to their tastebuds and their minds.  This also included a small evil agenda of making the food so tasty, that they completely forget that they went a whole meal without meat.  The ultimate test is the meat lovers holy grail – the BBQ party.

As we are saying goodbye to the last days of the summer, we would like to treat you, dear readers, to our favourite vegan and vegetarian BBQ recipes.

No summer BBQ is complete without a fresh salad. A salad is often tossed quickly together and the main focus is kept on the grill.  Remember that this doesn’t mean that the salad has to be boring or what you usually would expect when you introduce a salad to the BBQ table.

Oh She Glows  is an vegan recipe blog by Canadian Angela Liddon, who explores great vegan recipes while also including little anecdotes from her family life. Cute, quirky and absolutely delicious dishes. We tried her vegan Grilled Salad - so yes – you can grill salad, and it was such a taste adventure that we had to share it.

grilled salad

The Oh She Glows grilled salad is a party in it self as it is packed with flavour. It includes, amongst other things, peppers, zucchini, corn and is covered in both mustard and syrup and much more. Wow!

A taste sensation and an absolute must-try at your next BBQ.
Check out the full recipe on Oh She Glows blog.

Honestly Healthy has a lot of various eye-opening salad recipes and we are delighted to introduce you to one of our favourites, that has had amazing responses at out vegan BBQ’s.  The message behind Honestly Healthy is Living the Alkaline Way.

Mango dill

“This salad packs a deliciously creamy, flavoursome punch. Mangoes are a fantastic digestive aid and a potent source of magnesium and calcium.”

Avocado, Mango & Dill Salad is a great addition to the table if you have nervous meaters as guests. Avocado is very filling and contain lot’s of protein to give your guests that sense of a full belly, that they are used to.
Avocado is an irresistible creamy superfood, that goes perfect in a summer salad mixed with juicy mango and fresh dill. So delicious, that you will have to make a load because it is one of those salads, that even after you are stuffed, you can’t help but having just one extra bit…because this salad is just so appetising.

We like to use the last flames on the grill for the dessert for a complete BBQ theme.

bananas

“Baked Bananas – perhaps the ultimate childhood memory! Wrapping those bananas up and fidgeting for what felt like hours until they were ready. We used to eat them so quickly in fear that a lingering spoon from our parents would swoop in and take the last bit. What better way to get your kids to eat potassium rich energy food – this way you can have it all without the sugar laden refined chocolate too!”

Baked Bananas with Raw Chocolate Sauce from Honestly Healthy is perfect for the BBQ and super easy.
You just need to wrap your bananas in tinfoil and let the magic happen. then add cinnamon, vegan chocolate sauce, almonds and nuts. Y-U-M-M-Y!
Check out the full recipe on how to make this delicious BBQ style dessert.

It is not all about what food to cook, it is also about what shoes to wear.
For this ultimate vegan/veggie BBQ we suggest getting your toes out for one last night with the elegant wedge sandal June.
June

June is an ultra cute summer sandal in fresh summer colours. You can strut around in June all night with a glass of prosecco in your hand due to June having a sensible 4cm wedge height and buckle strap for a perfect fit.
June is made of Dinamica recycled bottle top suede and imitated snakeskin gold leather.
Fresh and cute and even on SALE!

If it has become too cold, where you live for free toes, then you should check out our AW14 collection. Lot’s a new amazing vegan styles have been added to the collection  and is definitely worth a look.

Now you are ready to start inviting your friends for this coming weekends’ ultimate veggie BBQ dinner party.

See you next week.
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