Vegan Look: Black Chic | LaBante, Bourgeois Boheme, Votch

Photography by Noémie K

Hi guys!

So in case you haven’t noticed, I quite like black. I mean… I love black. No need to explain, I think we all know why. It slimming, it goes with everything, and it just looks cool!

As I was changing outfits for the photoshoot I did with my dear friend Noémie, I just had a simple pair of skinny jeans, my favourite LaBante bag, and my favourite Bourgeois Boheme shoes. Turns out that we both loved this outfit – which was just an in-between outfit – and the result is quite pretty in my humble opinion.

Couldn’t post an outfit without my Votch watch, in black and gold. You can find it hereI recently became a brand ambassador, meaning that my role is to represent the brand as much as possible. I do honestly love every single watch of that shop, so don’t be surprised if I talk about it all the time!
Votch is a vegan leather watch company, that sells watches made without animal skins or derived materials. While aiming at delivering high quality watches and timeless pieces, Votch is becoming the number one vegan watch company out there, receiving lots of attention from many retailers and even winning the PETA award for best vegan watch company only six months after it launched last year. I’m beyond amazed by Laura Stageman‘s hard work with her company, and I always try to do my bit in helping out, as I am convinced that they are suitable for both vegans and non-vegans, because the style of the watches is simply stunning. Have a look for yourself!

I can’t count how many outfits I’ve worn with my Olivia loafers from Bourgeois Boheme… Please don’t mind me! I just think that they are ever so stylish and they just give that stylish ‘oomph’ to any outfit! Bourgeois Boheme is probably amongst my top 5 favourite vegan shoe companies out there. These loafers are 100% leather-free, eco-friendly and ethically handmade, and they have been produced in sunny Portugal. With super comfortable natural latex insole, they are lined with breathable and biodegradable plant-based bio-polyoils.


As I have mentioned in the past,  LaBante is a PETA certified bag and accessories brand that focuses on producing vegan, ethical and environmentally friendly fashion for all women. All their materials are ethically sourced with no animal cruelty, and the linings of the bags are made of recycled polyester. Dust bags and tags are also made with recycled materials, and on top of all this, 10% of the profits go to charity! I already have the Serin Quilted Bag, as I showed you in this blog post, but honestly, I just love their ethical but luxurious handbags. I’m wearing the Demi bag in this outfit post.

A cheeky hello from me! I hope you’re all having a fabulous day. 

Please do let me know what you think about this outfit in the comments down below, and I will see you all very soon!

I WAS WEARING:

PRIMARK JUMPER
TOPSHOP JEANS

Photography by Noémie Kreitlow
With love,

Vegan Look: Khaki Suede | Bourgeois Boheme, Votch, Matt&Nat

Photography by Noémie K.
Hey guys!
Hope you’re all having a good week so far. I’ve been quite busy over here, so I know that it’s boiling out here in London but I still want to show you these gorgeous shots taken by my talented friend Noémie.

I was back in Belgium recently, and called her to shoot a couple of vegan outfits for the blog. We’ve actually worked together several times in the past, but I couldn’t help but brag about her incredible photography skills… She gave me some serious equipment-envy (can you blame me though?)

So I decided to wear this khaki faux-suede jacket from Zara (I’ve seen a couple of people with the same jacket and it drives me crazy! I hate seeing people with the same stuff as me), along with a grey denim shirt that I got in Japan three years ago, skinny black jeans and some vegan accessories.
I’ve already wore by Bourgeois Boheme Grace boots in this and this blog posts. Bourgeois Boheme is a Peta-approved vegan brand that specialises in innovative, cruelty-free and environmentally-friendly shoes. These boots are made with microfibre PU (the best kind of eco vegan leather), breathable seed-based linings and comfortable latex insoles. On top of it all, they are handmade in Portugal and they are super stylish!
You will also have noticed my Matt&Natt Scarlett cross-body bag. I also wore it here, but I love it for the weekends! I tend to choose hold-all kind of bags, since I love carrying all my stuff in one place, but this one is perfect for the little bits and bobs when you pop into the grocery store. Matt & Nat make vegan and eco-friendly bags. All of their bags have recycled plastic bottle linings and I can confidently say that every vegan has at least one bag of them in their closet!
I absolutely love my Votch watch too. This one is the classic model in black and gold, but they have so many other colours as well. Whatever your heart desires!
Hoping you all liked this outfit, I wish you a gorgeous day!
I WAS WEARING:
ZARA FAUX SUEDE JACKET
GREY DENIM SHIRT (from Japan)
TOPSHOP JEANS
MATT&NAT SCARLETT BAG
BOURGEOIS BOHEME BOOTS
VOTCH WATCH
Photogaphy by Noémie Kreitlow
With tons of love,

Vegan Look: White on White | Bourgeois Boheme, Votch, LaBante

Hi guys!
I really hope you’re enjoying the new pictures lately, I want to share every single shot that Simon Way shot during the Votch New Collection photoshoot campaign. They’re honestly so good I wish every picture on my Instagram (@marta_canga) and my blog had pictures this good.
I’m back with another vegan and cruelty-free outfit, head to toe. This time, I combined my white trousers from my previous post, with a white jumper, and black accesories. I honeslty really like how they turned out, and it’s particularly appropriate for this time of the year. Of course you can add more colour to it, but I’m quite minimalistic and I feel more confident when I actually don’t wear bright colours. But hey! At least I’ve got the flowers in the background to give these shots a bit of life! 😉
For this outfit, my accessories are what makes it all vegan and PETA-certified. I have been wearing the LaBante Demi bag non-stop since I got it, as it’s got so many little compartments, zippers and pockets which makes it perfect for me. Call me Mary Poppins if you wish, but I love to have everything I need in my bag, and it has to be super organised. Otherwise it drives me crazy (If you have a little OCD with neatness like me, please make yourself known, I don’t want to be the only one!). I already talked about LaBante here and here actually, so have a look at these blogposts to see other ways I styled it!
Then for shoes, I’m wearing my trusty Bourgeois Boheme Jessica oxfords. I got them last year during Black Friday and I spoke about them in this article, and styled them differently in this other article. Bourgeois Boheme is 
Finally, you’ll see I’m wearing a vegan watch from Votch, a brand that is very close to my heart as I consider Laura Stageman a dear friend since I met her and she’s quite possibly one the nicest and kindest people I have ever met. I talked fully about my story with Votch here, which you should read for a heart-to-heart type of blogpost.

What do you think of this outfit? Let me know if you’d wear a full-on white look!

I WAS WEARING:
ZARA TROUSERS
PULL&BEAR JUMPER
ZARA JACKET
With love,

How To Look Amazing When You Feel Far From It

I know you are probably laughing at the title of this blog post. But let’s face it. Don’t we all have those days when hair is dirty, we have spots on our face, we haven’t been eating healthy for a while and can’t be bothered to work out? I know I do! So how on earth are we supposed to look amazing when, in fact, we’re feeling far from amazing?

I’m no expert by any means, but here are some tips I thought I’d share with you to give you that boost of confidence when you feel like your body is not coping with your mood. They work for me, but they might not work for you. So read along and tell me in the comments if you do any of these!



1. Treat your skin

Make a habit of washing your face and to treat it well. I know that if my skin is not looking too well, it will bring my confidence down and I will probably cake my face with make-up (which only makes it worse, I know). So one of the best things you can do for the skin is to go make-up free, eat well, work out (as this will release toxins from your body) and use your best facial products. You only need a couple of days until your skin starts breathing again!

2. Pimp up your sleep routine

Get some new pyjamas or get a massive pamper session, up to you. But what I’m trying to say is that little things make us feel better than a good night’s sleep. I take my showers at night, so if I’m feeling a bit down, I would probably do a whole pamper session with an exfoliator, moisturiser, and maybe even paint my toe nails before going to bed! Anything to keep my mind off what’s stressing me and to feel a little more beautiful.

3. Wear that garment that suits you like a glove

Don’t you love it when you’re wearing an outfit that is comfortable and makes you feel like you’re wearing what suits you best? Obviously you should always feel comfortable and confident in the way you’re dressed, but I think it’s nice sometimes to pull out that flattering skirt, dress or shirt and receive some compliments for them! Think about it this way: the way you dress affects your psychological state as well 🙂
Whether you haven’t had enough sleep, you have a cold or just a horrible hangover, I hope these tips will help you for those days when you roll out of bed and think you look like crap. And if that day you can’t stay home and eat your chips and Netflix (which I am more than guilty of), you fake your way out with these tips which I’ve just shared. Just remember than a little self-care and some TLC can go a long way! 
I AM WEARING (100% vegan)
H&M BLOUSE
WAREHOUSE MOM JEANS
MATT&NAT SCARLETT BAG
VOTCH WATCH
BOURGEOIS BOHEME BOOTS
With love,

Vegan Look: People Tree and Great Plains

Hi guys!
I’m here today with another vegan look, this time with photography taken by the super talented Simon Way and some vegan clothes I want to talk about.

As you may already know, I’m an advocate for vegan fashion. I love finding clothes that are only free from animal derived products, and that is my main objective with this blog. However, as with any vegan around here, I’m sure you’ve come across the argument of sustainability and eco-consciousness when you purchase new clothing. I must admit that I do not know much about the topic, but I certainly am looking into more sustainable fashion brands and clothing that are that bit nicer to our planet.
People Tree is one of them. People Tree is the leading eco-fashion brand in the UK, offering modern and stylish garments made with respect for the environment and their workers. I am a huge fan of Safia Minney, who I discovered after watching the documentary “The True Cost”, available on Netflix. Not only has she empowered women and is a well-respected environmentalist, the woman learned how to speak Japanese in Tokyo and is super fluent! Very very impressed.
I am wearing their Dalmatian print top called Joelle. I must say I was a bit skeptical about it at first, but when I saw how cool it looks with this outfit, I was totally blown away! It’s made of 100% organic cotton, and knowing it’s Fair Trade and sustainable makes it all the better.
I paired it with a vegan coat from Great Plains, who happens to be Laura’s (the founder of Votch, in case you didn’t know already!) but I would have loved to keep it! It’s a London brand that focuses on atemporal, and good quality clothing keeping design and comfort in mind. I had my white trousers from Zara that I purchased three years ago to go along with the look.
For the shoes, I’m wearing my vegan and sustainable shoes from Bourgeois Boheme, a brand that I love and have spoken about several times in this blog (like here and here). I met the founder Alicia Lai and social media manager Sophie at their Piñatex Lounge in London in April, and saw them again at an event hosted by Vevolution in Shoreditch as well (click here to see the video). Needless to say that they are super kind, lovely, and are seriously passionate about their jobs!
And can you spot two lovely Votch watches here? As a new brand ambassador for this vegan and award-winning company of vegan watches, I pride myself in showing you how gorgeous vegan watches can be. The new collection has been online for two weeks and I invite you all to check them out whether you like cruelty-free fashion or not!

I love this outfit so much, tell me what you think in the comments below, I’d love to know your opinion!

Before I forget, make sure you subscribe to my blog so you can receive a notification in your inbox every time I post a new look! Expect some cool vegan fashion finds twice a week!
Photography by Simon Way
I WAS WEARING:
PEOPLE TREE JOELLE TOP
ZARA TROUSERS
GREAT PLAINS COAT
BOURGEOIS BOHEME OLIVIA SHOES
VOTCH WATCH
With love,

Vegan Look: Black and White

Hey guys, 
I’m feeling a little overwhelmed by the amount of content I still need to write to go with all the pictures I’ve taken over the last two months. I’ve also been travelling back and forth quite a bit so I’m looking forward to settling down a bit and get all the new bits for my new flat ready and be established in London once again.

These pictures my sister and I took in Oviedo, northern Spain. For those of you who don’t know, that’s where I’m originally from and Spanish is in fact my mother tongue. So I like to go back home from time to time to say hello to family and spend some time speaking only Spanish
These boots you may have already seen on my Instagram already, they are the Grace model from Bourgeois Boheme that I absolutely love. I don’t know about you, but I’m such a boot sucker. I practically only wear boots, never really trainers or anything that doesn’t elevate a look a bit. I used to have so many pairs before I went fully vegan, so I’m quite happy to share my first vegan pair with you in this article. Bourgeois Boheme is a Peta-approved vegan brand that specialises in innovative, cruelty-free and environmentally-friendly shoes. These boots are made with microfibre PU (the best kind of eco vegan leather), breathable seed-based linings and comfortable latex insoles. On top of it all, they are handmade in Portugal and they are super stylish!
Such a sober look would probably require a special location, you would argue. However, I found that these grey stairs made the whole minimalism stand out. I’m less and less into colours and more and more into classic colours. And even though sometimes I do get stuck in a rut, I do love my black and whites and will probably never get tired of this combo!

I hope you liked this outfit, and good-bye from sunny Greece, which is where I am at the moment!
I WAS WEARING:
BOURGEOIS BOHEME BOOTS (sold out). Similar here
ZARA SHIRT (old)
TOPSHOP JAMIE JEANS
ZARA FAUX LEATHER JACKET (old)
With all my love,

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Vegan Look: Pyjama Shirt and Matt&Nat bag

Hi guys!

I am publishing this blog post all the way from Spain, where I am originally from and spending some time with my big family. I have to admit that I took these pictures a little while ago, but I’ve got so much content it’s hard to schedule everything sometimes! (#thestruggleisreal). If you want to see some daily uploading, don’t forget to check out my Instagram at @marta_canga.

Here is a flash blog post from an outfit I recently wore in Belgium. As you may know already, I was actually born and raised there and so my parents live there. I try to travel back to Brussels once a month. I love going back though, as I’m always welcomed by my small room where this blog started, my lovely family dog, and very enthusiastic parents that I am incredibly grateful for having (Apart from the fact that I love hearing the strong Belgian accent that I miss from time to time!).
This time, I was super happy to go to Brussels for an entire week, so I had a little more time to spend perfecting blog posts, images, trying skincare products, and obviously… To walk around in the sunshine! 
Spring has finally sprung.

Say hello to my new Matt&Nat bag, that I showed you in my vegan bag wishlist here. Matt&Nat is a brand that I discovered when I was transitioning into a vegan closet. They have many resellers in the UK, but I must admit that buying online is the best option for me, as they have so many different models and colours…! This is the Scarlett model, and it’s an eco-friendly and vegan bag, and its lining is made out of 100% recycled plastic bottles.

I wore it with my beloved Olivia loafers from Bourgeois Boheme, which I talked about here and here, and an all-black everything outfit, that may have been a little too hot for the day!

I hope you like this outfit, and see you on Wednesday for another blogpost!

I AM WEARING:
FOREVER 21 BLAZER
H&M PYJAMA TOP
NEW LOOK JEANS