The Realist Spotlight: FauxMood | NYC’s Cruelty-Free Street Fashion Blog
Photos by Charles Roussel
This week we chat with FauxMood, an animal friendly street fashion team featuring NYC’s finest vegan looks. They share their favorite NYC hangouts, where to shop for awesome cruelty-free clothing, and a look at a recent photo shoot!
What does FauxMood look for in someone whose outfit is featured on the site?
One of the greatest things about street fashion is to be inspired by people’s own definition of fashion. We don’t look for a particular style but are just there on the street trying our luck in catching a fashion scene.
Why is it important to purchase cruelty-free clothing?
We believe every animal is as important as every human and no one deserves abuse, pain or less empathy. Anyone can easily find a massive amount of information or graphic depiction of leather/fur making process with just a few keyboard clicks, imagine your own cats or dogs going through that process.
Any tips on how/where to find fashionable and affordable, cruelty-free clothes?
It’s become a lot easier to shop animal friendly apparel now that the retailers started listing full product details on their online shop. You can find information on the materials from outer shell to lining right there next to the product. Try ASOS with the help of non-leather goods filter, Lulu’s vegan shoes collection, Moo Shoes, and keep a look out for Target’s special collaborations with high end fashion brands. Zara’s TRF collection carries some amazing faux leather apparel as well. It also helps to learn to read the labels, especially those of shoes. It makes shopping in store much less painful.
Where do you see FauxMood in 5 years?
We would love to collaborate with different artists and designers to come out with our own vegan line.
Three places that the FauxMood team loves in NYC:
Cafe Orlin– Perfect place to brunch on a lazy afternoon, enjoy a bit of sun and some fresh air while your mind wakes up.
Fat Cat– Arcade for adults, basically.
Greenwich Village– A nice neighborhood to get lost in.