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Natalie Portman’s vegan line…not too shabby!

Natalie PortmanI remember deciding that I wanted to be just like Natalie Portman after I watched Garden State. She was carefree and quirky and beautiful. When I saw V for Vendetta, I remember thinking, Gee, you are really cool! Her acting…the shaved head…everything. And when I saw her as a host judge recently on Project Runway, I knew I had to check out this vegan line of shoes she had apparently put out.

Maybe you’re like me and just sort of buy what you like (and can afford). I never really thought about vegan shoes or shoes using sustainable materials. But now that I’m on the subject…why not? If it’s beautiful and durable, why would it matter?

Natalie Portman Pippa RedAnyway, so skeptical me moseyed on over to Te Casan, the boutique sponsoring Portman’s line. And…drum roll please…not bad! Not bad…at all! Can you really blame my surprise, considering that recently more and more celebrities have tried their hand at fashion (e.g., LiLo’s leggings, Paris Hilton’s shoes, Lauren Conrad’s apparel)?

Portman, a vegan herself and a vegetarian since age 8, uses lustrous fabrics and faux suedes and patents for her extensive (and impressive) line to make them eco- and vegan-friendly. Her shoes come in a variety of styles including classy heels, lovely flats, and demurely stylish sandals. With all this glam, it’s not too far of a leap to imagine the style queen wearing them herself! What’s more is that 100 percent of her proceeds are donated to non-profit organizations dedicated to environmental preservation and animal rights. All of it! That’s impressive!

I’m currently loving the Natalie Portman Pippa, a sexy patent mary jane pump, and the Natalie Portman Punch, a simply fantastic take on the classic T-strap peep toe with a gauzy pom-pom over the toe.

Natalie Portman Punch PintIf you love Natalie Portman’s vegan-friendly line but don’t have pockets quite so deep, check out a few of our favorite options from Solestruck.com. While we don’t specialize in vegetarian footwear, there still are options! Read descriptions for materials. Most shoes from the Betseyville line use synthetic leathers for their shoes, like the fun and flirty Janae wedge. Or check out the Sugar line, which also abstains from using animal products. The Black Tie Pie is especially worth mentioning.

No matter what you need, Solestruck can help you out!

In the mean time…it might just be the moment for me to curl up with some popcorn and the Other Boleyn Girl….

-Danielle

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  • http://www.vegetarianshoesandbags.com/ Michelle

    I DO love her shoes, but 265.00 is a bit of a stretch for me, and many others, I fear.

    I DID find a very trendy and affordable vegan shoe site. I’d definitely like to recommend Vegetarian Shoes and Bags.

    One of the best things about that site, I feel, is that they have shoes for the whole family. (and boots, handbags, belts….)

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/SoleVoiceShoes Danielle

    Thanks for the recommendation, Michelle. There are some really cute shoes on that site! I’ve never sought out vegan-specific footwear. Do you think they hold up well, considering that you’d need to use a special type of non-gelatin glue?

  • http://www.alreadypretty.com/ Sal

    Wow, Nat really DID create some nice designs. But I agree with Michelle, the pricing is a bit steep …

  • http://fdiary.wordpress.com Budget Chic

    I’m excited about someone making a quality shoes out of man-made material. What is on the market now leaves a lot to be desired as far as workmanship is concerned. However, think I saw some of the price points for her shoes and that does not make me happy. Its definitely not budget friendly.

  • http://www.carpetshampooerinfo.com Carpet Shampooer ·

    i am a long term veggan and i can attest that being a veggan means a healthier body :’;

  • http://www.famousvegetarians.net Vegan celebrities

    You actually make it seem really easy with your presentation but I find this topic to be really something that I believe I would never understand. It kind of feels too complex and extremely huge for me. I’m taking a look forward on your subsequent post, I?ll attempt to get the hang of it!