Whitney Lauritsen runs Eco-Vegan Gal where she videoblogs and writes about sustainability and health, and how that ties in with veganism, natch. “I spend my days finding new ways to reduce my impact on the planet and become healthier, which usually comes down to living simply,” says Whitney. She shops almost exclusively at second-hand clothing stores or clothing swaps; “I have no excuse with all the amazing recycled fashion in L.A.!” she says. She also swears by tailoring and repair of old clothes. “Why buy something new when something old can be repaired?”
“In this photo I’m wearing a dress from a company called Taxi CDC, a company based in L.A. that redesigns and reconstructs vintage materials into cool new styles. My makeup is Urban Decay’s Vegan Palette, my nail polish is by No Miss, and my hair was styled with the BarBar ECO-8000. This is a great dress for casual yet cute occasions; I’ve worn it to summer parties and while walking around in the South of France,” says Whitney.
I asked Whitney to share her fave vegan shoes, since that’s an area that plenty of us find challenging to keep animal-free. Whitney filled us in:
– The gold pair are Loeffler Randalls and are “man made” and not very eco friendly except aside from being from a second hand, but they look cute with the blue dress (above).
– The dark pair are by Vegetarian Shoes and I got them from a clothing swap. I wear them almost everyday and they are incredibly comfortable. They look really cute with jeans!