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Vegan Fascinator from Warrillow Studio

Last weekend, Matt and I attended the wedding of one of his school friends at a beautiful church in London. It was the first wedding I’ve been to as an adult and I was so excited about every aspect of it, including piecing together my outfit. I wore a beautiful dress from Ted Baker, paired with some simple M&S shoes and my favourite part of the outfit: an absolutely stunning custom made fascinator from Warrillow Studio.

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Outfit links: Warrillow FascinatorTed Baker Dress & M&S Shoes

Warrillow Studio is a completely vegan and cruelty-free millinery that produces handcrafted vegan hats, fascinators, and headpieces; and I am super excited to be able to tell you guys about my experience with them, as it makes me so happy to discover awesome, vegan brands and of course share the ones I love with you all.

A few months ago, the lovely Rachel from Warrillow Studio reached out offering to create a custom headpiece for me. As soon as I browsed her website, I knew I wanted to work together, as not only did her brand ethics resonate with me, but I also fell in love with the beautiful, unique pieces she creates and knew I would absolutely love to have one.

As I had the wedding coming up, I thought a fascinator would be perfect, so I sent Rachel a photo of my dress and listed a couple of my favourite pieces from her website (Sarah Jane and Megan), then she came up with this completely unique piece made just for me!

It was super exciting receiving a surprise creation (it kinda felt like Christmas) and I was so happy to open the incredibly beautiful packaging and find such a stunning piece inside!

The extremely talented Rachel captured my style so perfectly and I love that she created the piece using three complimentary colours, as it means I can pair it with a variety of dresses for future events.

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I received so many lovely compliments at the wedding about the fascinator and I cannot wait to wear it to all of the weddings we have coming up next year!

If you’d like to buy one of Rachel’s pieces for yourself, head to warrillowstudio.com and browse the collection; alternatively, if you’d like a custom piece, I’m sure Rachel would love to hear from you so definitely get in touch via her website. I’d also love to see photos of any pieces you guys order so be sure to send me a picture.

If you’d like to see how I did my hair and makeup for the wedding and of course find out more about my beautiful Warrillow Fascinator, I filmed a Get Ready With Me For A Wedding video which you can watch on my youtube channel here:

Now, I’m just gonna leave you guys with this picture of Kitty photobombing my shot of the fascinator; she looks just as happy about it as I am!!

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NEW VEGAN MAKEUP BAGS

In addition to the new Namaste In With My Dog and Namaste In With My Cat tanks and jumpers that I released last week, I am very happy to share my brand new cosmetics bags with you all! The ‘The Prettiest Thing You Can Be Is Cruelty-Free‘ cosmetics bags come in both black and natural, and are perfect for storing all of your cruelty-free makeup and cosmetics. Grab yourself one of these bags at jadegreenvegan.com/shop and remember that 5% of profit is donated to an animal charity, meaning you can help save lives whilst you shop!

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Exploring Brighton + eating at VBites vegan restaurant

Last week my friend Anna from the Ukraine came to stay with us for a few days and we spent our time exploring London, Kent and Brighton. Anna and I have so much in common, including our love for photography, animals and eating copious amounts of delicious vegan food; so as usual, we had such a great time, took crazy amounts of pictures, hung out with some adorable rescue animals and ate as much delicious vegan food as was humanly possible!

♥ BRIGHTON ♥

One of the highlights of Anna’s visit was our girly road trip to Brighton with Alfia, Maria and Natalie. We spent the day chilling out on the beach, shopping in the little boutiques by the seafront, and eating at the awesome VBites restaurant.

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By the time we arrived at Brighton after an early start and a loooong car journey filled with contact lense dramas (more deets in the vlog ;)), we were all feeling pretty hungry/some of us even a little hangry; so we decided to head straight to VBites and stuff our faces with delicious vegan food.

Natalie and Maria both ordered the Bean Burger, Alfia went for the Marinated Chicky, Anna got a Hotdog and after much deliberation (everything looked so good!) I decided to go for the Hickory Chick burger. We all absolutely loved our meals and would definitely head back to VBites next time we’re in Brighton!

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Photoshoot ▷▷▷

Anna is an insanely talented photographer, so after we’d stuffed ourself with food and chilled out by the beach, we decided to pretend we were models for the day, take advantage of the beautiful scenery and do an awesome beachfront photoshoot for my clothing line. Here are some of my favourite pictures from the shoot that I’m so excited to share with you all.

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All of these jumpers are available on my online store jadegreenvegan.com/shop.

♥ VLOG ♥

As well as taking crazy amount of pictures, we also made a vlog of Anna’s entire trip, so if you guys would like to see everything we got up to and all of the awesome vegan cafés/restaurants we visited be sure to watch our vlog ▷▷▷ 

xo Jade

Vegfest Brighton 2016

I had an amazing time last weekend running my Compassionate Clothing line stall at Vegfest Brighton with my mum and Matt.

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It was so much fun meeting so many like-minded, compassionate people at the event, and over the past week I have absolutely loved seeing pictures and videos of you guys in my clothing on instagram/youtube/your blogs.

Check out some of my favourite blog posts/videos from the event here 

Instagram pics from some of my lovely new customers:

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Jadey B’s: Vegfest Vlog + I’m a Vegan but…

My vlog of the event:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vc0ixFxfaZM

It makes me indescribably happy to hear that so many of you love my designs and want to wear them to help spread compassion for all beings (or in some cases to let everyone know you’re hangry ;)).

Thank you to everyone who purchased an item from my range – and helped me raise almost £100 for animal charities – I’m so incredibly grateful to each and every one of you!

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xoxo Jade

(ps – someone’s being watching too much Gossip Girl 😉 ^^^)

JGV Compassionate Clothing Spring Line Release

I am so happy to announce the release of the JGV Compassionate Clothing Spring Line! The spring line offers some of my most popular designs in exciting new colours and styles, based on feedback you guys have provided me with on what you would like to see! I hope you all love wearing the designs as much as I enjoyed creating them!
Have a little scroll below and head to jadegreenvegan.com/shop where all of these new designs are available for purchase!
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Thanks so much for your continued support, you guys are awesome!
xo Jade

BOXING DAY SALE

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and are now feeling very excited for some Boxing Day sale shopping (I know I am!) I’ve discounted everything in the shop to 25% off from now until NYE so head over to jadegreenvegan.com/shop to grab your favourite designs at a huge discount! Happy shopping everyone xo

 

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Compassionate Clothing Line Launch – Making My Dream My Reality

This past week has been a crazy/stressful/exciting beyond words blur for me; as last weekend I launched my compassionate clothing line at Vegfest Scotland, then very late on Wednesday night, I launched my online store!

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I have been dreaming about/working on this clothing line for over two years now, so I couldn’t be happier that it is finally here. However, in the lead up to the show, to say I was nervous would be an enormous understatement.

Earlier this summer, after four years of working in a job I didn’t really enjoy and feeling as though I wasn’t working towards creating the kind of world I would like to live in, I decided to quit my job and finally use my life savings and my innate desire to help save as many animals as I possibly can, to pursue my dream of creating this clothing line.

With little to no knowledge of what it entailed to set up an online clothing business, I dove head first into building my business. It was one of the best decisions I have ever made.

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Now I won’t pretend that it has been all vegan cupcakes and nicecream because the reality is, this has been one of the most worrying/stressful things I have ever done. There have been times where I have questioned whether it’s worth it and if it would have been easier to have kept the financial security of my previous job. However, there is now no doubt in my mind that I made the right decision.

Since embarking on this adventure, I have learnt more than I could have ever imagined about: accounting, marketing, designing, web developing, photography, branding – the list goes on. Whilst it is undeniably challenging at times, seeing people out in the world wearing my designs spreading compassion and kindness, and being able to actively give back to animal charities I admire (for every sale made, £1 is donated to various animal charities) make it all worth it.

And no matter how stressed I get nowadays, it’s no longer the kind of ‘what am I doing with my life?’ stress I used to feel in my previous job. Instead it’s the kind of stress that motivates me to get the job done because I truly care about what I’m doing and why I’m doing it. For me, my motivation is the animals. I know that no matter how bad things may seem for me in a difficult moment, it could never compare to the pain of a dairy cow as her baby is ripped away from her at birth and killed for veal so that humans can consume her milk, or to the sorrow of a dog who has been abandoned by its family because having a pet is no longer convenient for them.

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One of my favourite quotes by Lily Tomlin is: ‘I used to think somebody should do something about that, then I realised, I am somebody’. I want to help create a world where we value cows and pigs lives just as much as those of our beloved dogs and cats. I want to help create a world  where people don’t abandon their dogs at a shelter because they’re too old/too fluffy/too (insert ridiculous excuse here). I want to help create a world where people are compassionate to all beings on this earth.

After years of watching from the sidelines, I am finally doing this and I can honestly say I have never been happier.

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So my message to you reading this would be, pour your energy into something you’re passionate about and follow your dreams. I know it sounds cliche, but trust me, it’s worth it! Even if you’re not exactly sure right now how you’re going to make it happen, know that if you want it enough, you can and you will make your dreams a reality. Life is too short to spend all day every day doing something that doesn’t make you feel alive! You’ll never regret trying. So give it a go!