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 5

Paris Vegan Day drew in almost 5,000 people from all over France and Europe! The day started with a buffet vegan brunch at the La Bellevilloise Cafe where James and I met up with Brice Partouce of April77 and his pals. There was a line out he door and so many people showed up for a vegan brunch in Paris that it blew my mind. Who knew? The atmosphere was great – I loved the space. As I’ve mentioned, something I really fell in love with about Paris is all the attention to detail and aesthetics that is considered. We had more creamy soy yogurt, tofu-scramble, risotto, salad, breads and spreads – one of which was like vegan Nutella, mango juice, and of course, perfect espresso.

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Later I emceed a fashion show featuring C-PAS, Mademoiselle Pimpante, Olsen Haus, Under the Pyramids, Herbivore Clothing, Vegetarian Shoes, Lili Cerise, Funambulle, and then gave a 45 minute talk on Fashion & Animals to a full crowd. I am thrilled to say that was asked to come back to Paris in September to give the talk at American University! I am so stoked, and really looking forward to this. Later, my roommates Isa and Terry of Veganomicon / Post Punk Kitchen / Viva Vegan! gave a cooking demo, and there was vegan shwarma and chocolate chip waffles and so many other things happening I couldn’t keep up! For a full list of participants, click here.

That night, vegan choreographer James Koroni and Paris’ own Celine Orang of Creadanse – who is also veg – performed with my friend Princess Superstar who totally rocked the house! Check out James’ new website Enforced Arch, that has a great article about the night. Enforced Arch is dedicated to using dance as a platform for addressing social issues like animal rights, as well as highlighting other veg dancers and performers like Tonya Kay, Bettina May and Ray Hesselink.

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