Since the beginning, I’ve always been a fan of Project Runway. To me, it is the best reality show out there because it is focused on the cast member’s design and construction skills as opposed to the often orchestrated drama, not to say that there hasn’t been drama on this show, but that doesn’t tend to be the primary focus. Season number four winner, Christian Siriano was, and continues to be, one of the show’s stand out designers. He has a strong celebrity following but also has made his fashions available to the everyday fashionista, which I love. Know what I love even more? The fact that he also created a fashionable line of vegan handbags that he launched earlier this year.
The designs and fabrics are not the only fabulous things about this handbag line, they also make a difference. A portion of each sale is going to organizations that are dedicated to ending elephant poaching. According to Siriano,
Thousands of elephants are killed every year just for their ivory, so for every bag and charm sold, we’re donating to organizations working to end poaching.
Way to go Christian Siriano, way to go. Now let me share with you some of his fabulous, cruelty-free designs!
First up is the Aya. Perfect for the spring/summer months, this roomy handbag has classic lines with funky contrasting animal printed handles and cross body strap. The adorable elephant charm is Siriano’s nod to Year of the Elephant, an organization that helps protect elephants and rhinos and is committed to ending the trade in ivory and rhino horn.
The Aziza is a stand out in deep navy croc embossed vegan leather. The convenient fold over flap keeps all of your belongings safely secured and the chain link cross body strap is a chic touch.
I always like a good clutch but don’t like the inconvenience of always having to carry it around in your hand. The Karima clutch solves that problem by having a lovely strap to keep you hands free while looking effortlessly chic with white croc embossed vegan leather.
Looking to make a statement? Well then the Jamila is the bag for you! This petite cross body bag packs a punch with stunning blue, gold and natural reptile embossed vegan leather and sleek chain strap.
Siriano has several other vegan handbag styles available at Christiansiriano.com all at affordable prices and all helping to protect one of the earth’s most amazing creatures, the mighty elephant. So if you are in the market for a new handbag, or just feel like treating yourself, check out this line of vegan handbags from Chrisitan Siriano and make a difference while looking oh so chic.
Images source and credit for all images: Christian Siriano