what’s beautiful, soft, luxurious and not at all harmful to any animals?
…besides me, guys…
let me introduce you to the brand you need to know: Fauxgerty (psstt. there may be a special surprise for you guys at the bottom of this post. WINK). Now, i’ve been in NYC in the fashion industry coming up on 7 years (i cannot believe that!) and in my time here have worked for major leather companies like Gucci Group, Prada, Rebecca Minkoff, etc. and exposed to the unfortunate process of using real leathers. of course, one could argue that it’s softer and nicer and longer lasting and I believed those people…until I was introduced to Fauxgerty.
what was started as a line of leather alternative motorcycle jackets (that looked and felt and kept up just as well as leather) has expanded into multi category to include tee shirts, crop tops, tanks, skirts, etc. etc. while remaining true to their jacket roots and including trenches, bombers and vests. the result? a swoon worthy closet of items that are as vegan as your bone broth soup (a trend i still don’t understand).
it gets better.
YA LIKE FOR REAL.
on top of all of that morality that helps you sleep at night, it’s also all handcrafted in St Louis MO or Los Angeles, keeping it all in the family…or at least in the country. MAGA? ew no. but making your closet great again for sure.
AND THEN EVEN COOLER THAN THAT.
this beautiful company is led by female entrepreneur Chrissy Fogerty (thus the name of the line – get it?) and her partner/husband out of St Louis. so ya, let me break this down for you. by buying something from Fauxgerty, you’d be supporting a small business, a female entrepreneur, an American made line, a cruelty free vegan product AND enjoying a BEAUTIFUL new addition to your wardrobe. YA. IIIII KNOW. everyone wins except for your friends who haven’t yet bought it and will be super jealous until they buy one too.
WHICH THEY WILL. CAUSE FREE SHIPPING. because, duh. talk about perfection.
speaking of your friends being jealous, i’ve had my red Fauxgerty jacket for years and everytime i wear it, i’m stopped on the street or harassed by my friends about where i got it. i was even photographed by a street style photographer here in NYC once when i had it on! talk about feeling stylish!
Chrissy recently had an event in NYC that i obviously had to attend out of my sheer love for them. i paired my red Fauxgerty jacket with a Guns N Roses tee shirt i’ve been wearing for weeks straight and maybe yes at this moment and some black jeans + booties + newsboy cap.
the event was adorable and fitting in with the aesthetic of the brand, they had a woman selling plants she grows herself as well as adorable succulents. she’s the sweetest ever and we chatted for so long about the brand, sustainability and the future of fashion into this new wave of non-leather. you can follow her on instagram @homegrownbk (and i urge you to! total plant envy)
what better way to finish up the night then cheersing with my friend and admiring my new ivy leaf tattoo? talk about being plant friendly! <3
TIME TO SHOP (tis the season!) USE CODE “ASHLI” FOR 15% OFF YOUR PURCHASE!!! DID I MENTION FREE SHIPPING?! WHAT?! YEA. YOU’RE WELCOME. take a look at some of my favorite picks from their site – i’m personally obsessed with the embroidered tees + sweaters or anything they have in faux suede. YAAAAAS. PS. do one of the models look familiar to you? yes that’s Danielle Maltby from Nick Vialls season of the Bachelor… she was the coolest ever on that show so OF COURSE she’s the model!! Click HERE to check out the Fauxgerty site and get you some lovin yourself.
anyway, let’s make better choices about what we purchase and how we can reduce our carbon footprint together. i know i definitely can improve here! xx Ashli