Early in 2008, Natalie Portman launched a new vegan line of designer shoes, which benefits The Nature Conservancy, an organization dedicated to protect the environment. We all know Natalie is a smart woman (Harvard Grad!), so it comes as no surprise to see her working with such a worthy cause.
Together with fashion firm Té Casan, Natalie has created this terrific shoe collection, which features dozens of limited edition animal-friendly styles. Each shoe in the collection has an approximately retail price tag of $140-400 with only up to 100 pairs per size being sold.
Natalie talks shoes
As a vegan, I don't wear leather, fur or feathers," says the Academy Award nominated and Golden Globe winning actress. "Shopping for clothes hasn't proved too difficult, but finding chic footwear has definitely been a challenge."
As the world continues to "go green," the fashion world follows the trend. More and more vegan and environmentally friendly lines of shoes, handbags and clothing are being launched each year. And as we all become more aware of the long-term effects our buying habits have on the world, I'm sure we will see even more vegan shoes next season.
Shop the collection
Currently, you can order shoes from the Natalie Portman Collection from Té Casan at tecasan.com or by calling 1-877-TECASAN.
These shoes are also available at the Té Casan boutique in New York. The shop is located at 382 West Broadway and can be reached directly at 212-584-8000.
When checking out the website, you will see that the styles are very classy and chic. The line offers a variety of types of shoes, from adorable red ballet flats to shiny metallic heels to strappy pastel flats. Therefore, if you want to support this cause (or just love Natalie!), you are certain to find a pair suited to your taste.
Gwen Stefani's L.A.M.B. Collection
Natalie is just another one in a long line of actresses and other celebrities who have released their own shoe lines. Another favorite is Gwen Stefani's L.A.M.B Collection.
The L.A.M.B. Collection includes clothing, handbags, accessories, and most recently shoes. Gwen's sassy style inspires an array of fantastic fashions.
When Gwen introduced her 2008 L.A.M.B Collection at Fashion Week last fall, she wowed critics and consumers alike. You will love some of her platform pumps and sandals that are available Heels.com - one of the authorized retailers of her shoe collection and one of my favorite places to shop for shoes.
Next time you are looking for a hot new pair of shoes, don't miss out on these great buys from both Natalie Portman and Gwen Stefani.