Shoes for Good Guys

Guess What! The images of the Good Guys shoes from designer Marion Hanania in collaboration with April77s Brice Partouche that I wrote about a week ago, are online for your viewing pleasure! I love the red and black soles, and am really enjoying the patterned trims on several of the styles. As soon as there’s a place to purchase, I will let you know.

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Good Guys

April77’s very own Brice Partouche paid a visit to Waffle Brunch at the West Cafe yesterday, and was wearing the samples of his re-envisioned shoe-line “Good Guys”. These sustainably leather-free, faux-suede desert boots, made fairly in Portugal were pretty darn exciting. I’m eagerly awaiting the release of these, and the many other style’s he’ll have coming out very soon!

BAGABONES & April 77 Video

• As I mentioned yesterday, the April 77 online store has launched, and I love this editorial video, Black Hills,  for SS11 featuring Jethro Cave and Sophie Willing. Everything at April 77 is vegan as of SS11.

• Johnathan Nosan is a contortionist. But it’s not only the form of his body that he can drastically change – he is also contorting industrial waste into some pretty awesome bags, and for only $35, that’s a pretty amazing deal.

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April 77 Launches Online Store

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Rejoice! It’s finally here! Our favorite vegan Parisian, Brice Partouche, has launched April 77’s online store, chock full of bad-boy clothes and accessories that embrace the real rebels out there. Their new campaign features Jethro Cave (model, musician, and Nick Cave’s son) and Sophie Willing (model and actress) in photos and an upcoming video!

Paris Journal, Day 2

Day two in Paris started with a warm baguette, strong espresso noir, soyja yogurt, and fresh fruit from the local market. Some of the baguette petit  tradicion had dark chocolate chips in it which were phenomenal. My goal for the day was to make it to the April 77 flagship store and splurge on a vegan motorcycle jacket, which I’d been saving up for.

The store was tre chic, filled with rock n’ roll inspired clothes, and hard-to-find items like vegan cowboy boots and thick sweaters made from cotton, as opposed to wool. There were still a few wool items straggling from previous seasons, but designer Brice Partouche, PR master Tommy, and Ben at the store all assured me that the collection will be totally vegan as of 2011. Ben, who was our salesperson was helpful and also had some fun tattoos which you’ll see in the photo album below. He even taught us how to say “fur is disgusting” and “you hate animals” in French, so I could say it to people in fur… which is almost everyone people in Paris. I mean, seriously? If the Arctic Pass had a prehistoric runway, you might be able to imagine what I’m taking about.

It was inspiring to see tags that read “cruelty free fabric and label” and handsomely designed labels that declare “Good Guys Don’t Wear Leather”. James got a seriously gorgeous, brown, waxed-canvas biker jacket and I went with a chambray shirt and a black jacket. I am lucky this store is so far away. I’d be broke. Well-dressed, but broke.

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