Wonderfully Weird Visits The Unique Fashion Style Of Recyled, Organic, and Vegan Couture!! Kanarian Kindred, Guest Blogger
Guest blogger Wonderfully Weird (Kanarian Kindred) takes us to the newer world of organic, natural and vegan fashion and beauty products. Given that so much has gone on in this realm, to get an independent thought about what works in her aesthete and what doesn’t – and still remains true to the natural/organic and/or vegan thesis is valuable
In today’s society it seems everyone is chasing the next big thing, especially in fashion. Whether it’s the new Jordan’s, Prada slippers, or Louboutin’s, everyone wants a piece of top products. This is fine but what about those with a weird sense of style? The person marching to the beat of their own drum, and straying from the normal fashion market.
Have no fear because Wonderfully Weird has arrived. The weekly blog posting various fashion items including: clothing, jewelry, shoes, and styling tips considered odd by others. My style is different from most because it focuses on funky, different, and classy pieces others tend to shy away from.
This week focuses on the art of recycling and living organically. Therefore, these pieces include items natural, organic or vegan-made. These pieces range from clothes to beauty item. Enjoy…
We begin with The Natural Store based in England. According to their website:
“Here at the Natural Store, we aim to make shopping a pleasure. You’ll find all the departments you’d expect, in one of the world’s finest stores, simply brimming with gorgeous goodies – Ladies’ Fashion and Beauty, Gentlemen’s Clothing and Grooming, a Foodhall, Pets, a Baby and Children’s Department, Gardening and Home Interiors, and more. Each and every item at The Natural Store is luxurious and ethical – embracing design and sustainability, is beautifully finished and simply delicious. To this end we work with many unique artisans and designers, as well as a selection of high quality well-known brands. At the last count we had over 3000 products and 200 brands from around the world to choose from, and our relationships and products are growing fast.
The Natural Store is a different type of Department Store – dealing only with suppliers who operate on a Fair Trade basis, have high ethical and moral values, or who try to minimize their impact on the environment. So whether you’re after individually made organic chocolates endorsed by the Soil Association, sensual underwear in organic cotton and hemp/silk or a wind-up radio so you can tune to your favorite station, we’re the natural choice.”
Source: The Natural StoreMultifunctional garment in organic silk satin with delicate and intricate cutwork throughout, backed with silk georgette. Featuring shell buttons and ribbons on the cuffs. Tie-dyed Organic Silk Satin Poncho has ribbons placed in the side and shoulder seams to make an asymmetric silhouette, and may be worn as a dress. Hand-dyed in pink and antique gold. Knee length dress in organic silk satin with line of shell buttons at the back and cutwork neckline detail. Length of dress can be adjusted. Garment can be worn in several ways according to the placement of buttons. Traditional kimono shape from Elena Garcia in beautiful silk satin. Tunic length, can be worn as a top or as a minidress. This is an exquisite statement piece, incredibly flattering and delicate. The breast panels have chiffon and satin cutwork. Made from 100% organic silk satin. A stunning and unique hand crafted piece featuring oblong attachments and pheasant feathers. Measures approx 4cm x 4cms. Produced in the medium of PET (plastic bottles), and the ring band is acrylic. Upcycled jewelry is on trend and ethically aware in our ever eco-conscious society. Even the ring packaging is PET.
When it comes to organic shoes, what better place than Olsenhaus-PureVegan. Olsenhaus- Pure Vegan was founded by Elizabeth Olsen in August of 2008 in New York City.
The mission was to merge passions for design, fashion, function and being a voice for animals, the environment, transparent business practices and unwavering values in ethical and social responsibilities. Elizabeth has been an outspoken advocate against the use of animals for food, clothing, experimentation and entertainment while assisting in movement towards a higher state of consciousness for planet earth and all of mankind. Through Olsenhaus she is able to speak for the animal kingdom specifically, but also about the connection of all living beings on this planet and the collective consciousness beyond.
Source: Olsen Haus
This blog wouldn’t be complete without organic beauty items for the readers.
The following products are from the company Keeki Pure & Simple. According to the company website:
“We’re Team Keeki…and we believe when it comes to being healthy, what you eat shouldn’t be your only worry! Our skin is our largest organ, and it absorbs up to 60% of what we put on it. A few years ago, we discovered there are so many harmful ingredients in many of the products we put on our skin every day…and even worse, they are getting absorbed into our bodies! That is why we have created Keeki Pure & Simple!
We provide only the healthiest and safest cosmetics and body products for girls around the world. We have chosen to offer products that are earth-friendly and animal-friendly. Keeki Pure & Simple promises to never sacrifice on quality or safety of ingredients to make a profit.”
Source: Keeki Pure & SimpleThis 100% biodegradable formula is completely non-toxic, gluten-free & free from pthalates, formaldehyde, and toluene. This 100% biodegradable formula is completely non-toxic, gluten-free & free from pthalates, formaldehyde, and toluene. This 100% biodegradable formula is completely non-toxic, gluten-free & free from pthalates, formaldehyde, and toluene. Sheer plum certain to leave your lips soft and hydrated. Ingredients: *Beeswax, *Cocoa Butter, *Coconut Oil, *Sunflower Seed Oil, *Peppermint Oil, *Vanilla Flavor & Mica Sassy Shimmer Stick provides a slight honey glow and leaves your lips soft and hydrated. Ingredients: *Beeswax, *Cocoa Butter, *Coconut Oil, *Sunflower Seed Oil, *Peppermint Oil, *Vanilla Flavor & Mica Cherry & Vanilla. Infused with nourishing oils of jojoba, shea butter & coconut this body lotion will keep your skin hydrated and extremely soft.
Olde Frost Farm 1780 is an organic handmade soap company. The owner has the following to say about her products,
“I am an Artist…Mother of 3 Boys…Lover of Birds…I believe in living in Harmony with the Earth….I make all Natural Cold Process Soap along with Health Care Products…Nothing artificial, just Healing oils, herbs, Botanical’s in small batches”
I really like the look of her products so I decided to share them on my blog.
Source: Frost Farm 1780
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Kanarian, who holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Management from Grambling State University, shares a true passion for writing. Currently she’s the Wellness Editor for Everything Girls Love, a digital magazine/blog. Born in Opelika, Alabama, Kanarian currently resides in the Midwest penning her first novel set for a 2013 release.
Thank you to Kanarian Kindred for all her effort. You have no idea what depth and time she puts into research to find unusual brands for curations! Kanarian is simply amazing!
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