Please upgrade your browser for the best Refinery29 experience. Read more.
We're not quite sure why, but vegan accessories always seem to try a little too hard to be "fashionable." With lots of unnecessary add-ons, fussy design details, and cumbersome shapes, it seems like vegan brands oftentimes feel the need to prove themselves in terms of design, and the result is often more overwrought than we'd like. In actuality, there's no reason a non-leather bag can't be as sleek as a Céline number or as pared-back as a Prada pick. What gives?
Freedom of Animals, a new vegan brand out of NYC, has mastered the minimalist handbag that's useful in its roominess and beautiful in its simplicity. With a few gorgeous colorblocked designs, its silhouettes remind us of all the good things about contemporary Céline (but sustainable, ethical, and totally made in the U.S.A.). Click through to see all the designs, and then hop over to FreedomofAnimals.com to shop the goods (priced between $300 and $460).
Kendall Jenner showing up at Fashion Week is no longer real news. With a couple of Vogue spreads and a major beauty deal under her belt, she qualifies as a steadily employed model and a fixture in the biz. So, of course she hopped a plane to Paris to walk in Chanel's Haute Couture show. It's how she spent the rest of read
Shooting Annabel and Matthew's wedding in Fremantle, Australia, got me thinking about fairy tales. Annabel's dress, a gorgeous, pale-blue strapless gown with plenty of layers, veered off the conventional bride-in-white track, and it perfectly suited her. Rather than having a more traditional dinner reception, the read