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Faux for fall!



Fall is the perfect time of year to show the world how veganistas roll!

It’s the time of year when people are starting to stock up on sweaters and jackets.

Thankfully, cruelty-free clothing has spread like wildfire on the fashion scene, so ditching wool, leather, and fur has never been easier!

Layer your look with these cruelty-free sweaters and jackets from Lulu’s and, and you’ll be fabulously faux for fall.

On the road a lot?

Like me???? TAN FABULOUS SALON in Quinsigamond Village, on Greenwood Street, has a cool massage bed that lets you massage your cares away …

For as little as $5 (for several minutes of lying on this heaven-sent, sofa-looking machine) you can feel refreshed, replenished, renewed … and other R adjectives … as in RELAXED. Try it today!

– R. Tirella


Check out these cruelty-free summer shoes for men!

ZERO calves, cows or other animals were mutilated/killed to make these shoes for the boys! Pleather is a cool leather alternative that looks so chic . You can even find footwear made out of discarded yoga mats! How great is that?

Click on the shoes to see more styles and/or to place an order! From PETA.ORG

– R.T.

There are many great options for summery vegan shoes for men. Vans alone offers over 150 vegan shoe choices. Happy shopping!

1. The Lennon Buckle Down by People Footwear

People Footwear sandal

The Lennon features Soft-Touch lining for a comfortable, shock-absorbent walk on the beach.

2. Mercer Shoe by Huf


These classic canvas shoes really breathe in the hot summertime.

3. Yogi 3 by Sanuk


It’s called the Yogi 3 because the foot bed is literally made from a yoga mat. We’re in.

4. Beta Sandal

vegan shoes2

Perfect for the beach, these vegan sandals, made with love in Spain, can be ordered here.

5. Vans Checkerboard Slip-On

Vans slip on shoe

This classic design comes in five colors, and you can also check out the vegan shoe page on the company’s website, which features 188 shoe styles.

6. Sutter by Huf


Why not navy blue? Every good man needs a navy blue shoe.

7. Canyon Bison From Malibu Sandals

Moo Shoes Sandals

Available through MooShoes, a vegan footwear retailer, this woven sandal is also waterproof—take that, leather!

8. Canvas Old Skool Shoe by Vans

Old school vans

This style comes in seven colors, so get shopping.

9. Vegan Custom Made Oxford Style Shoe by The White Pariah Shop

the white pariah oxford shoe

This canvas and rubber shoe is made to order, because you’re special.

10. Shoes Like Pottery by Moonstar


This Japanese shoe comes in six colors as a low top and two as a high top.

11. Moab Slip On

vegan men shoe

If you wear the soles down on this shoe, fret not—you can re-sole them and keep on walking.

12. Cruz Shoe by Ahnu

Cruz shoe for men

This shoe claims to be extremely comfortable, and we believe it.

Spread the good (vegan) word by sharing this list with all your male friends!


More summer fashion …

… from the Worcester Historical Museum, located at 30 Elm Street, in Worcester! I visited the museum yesterday … they have an adorable gift shop in their lobby! Filled with all things Worcester: books, buttons, tee shirts, cards, coffee mugs, games! Great gifts! And their sales are the best! Items go for $1, $2, $3!

WHM also runs the Salisbury Mansion, once the digs of super-rich Woo industrialist Steve Salisbury. (Did they name that wretched steak after him, too?!)

Salisbury Mansion
4O Highland Street, Worcester

Worcester Historical Museum
Gallery Hours:

TUE – SAT 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
4th Thursday 10:00 AM-8:30 PM

WHM Library Hours:

WED – SAT 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
4th Thursday 10:00 AM-8:30 PM

Salisbury Mansion Hours:

THU – SAT 1 pm – 4 pm

– R. Tirella

Lifeguards Chatting on the Beach, July 18, 1951
Life guards chatting … (love her pose!)

Kittredge Family - Swimming (c. 1900)
The Kittredge family!

From the Worcester Historical Museum …

… Elm Street, Worcester

I love this place! Check out their hands-on, permanent Worcester diner exhibit! The kids will love it!

Also: their exhibit on Worcester factories is tres cool. Worcester, we were great when we MADE STUFF! Jobs for everybody! Now … a period of readjustment …

Visit the Worcester Historical Museum today! Learn all about our city!   – R.T.

Mrs Massachusetts at White City (August 1950)
White City bathing beauties, circa 1950

Summer style! Tom’s sunglasses!


The following article was written by peta2 youth marketing coordinator Helena Soh.

If you need an excuse to add another cute pair of sunglasses to your summer collection (don’t we all?), here it is. TOMS has just released a collection of three classic, go-to styles—perfect to wear on sunny days spent frolicking in your vegan TOMS shoes. Check ’em out:

Pretty fabulous, right? Sporting the company’s signature One for One striping, these sunglasses show that TOMS is a friend to both animals and people.

For every TOMS product purchased, the company donates products and services to people in need. To learn more, CLICK HERE! 

The bonus to you is how cute these glasses are—once again proving that shopping with compassion is always in fashion.