FAUX VS VEGAN LEATHER: Which is the better alternative

FAUX VS VEGAN LEATHER: Which is the better alternative

Have you ever wondered …
What is the difference between faux leather and vegan leather?
Well, if so, then read on! 

As someone who is very interested in all things fashion, this topic is super interesting to me.  So let’s get into what they are exactly! 

The easiest way to tell apart faux vs vegan leather would be by touch; faux feels like smooth plastic while vegan feels like suede or soft cotton. 

Lets start with the definition of each type. 

White Jacket: Alice & Olivia  Pants: Aritzia  Body suit: Zara

Vegan Leather is a synthetic material that resembles real leather in both appearance and texture but does not use any animal products during production. 

Vegan leather comes from natural materials such as wood pulp or recycled polyester, 

Vegan leather is more sustainable as there are no harmful chemicals released into nature if disposed of improperly.

Balloon sleeve v neck bodysuit: Zara Skirt: Choosy  Body suit: Zara

Faux leather is an animal-friendly alternative to genuine leather. It is typically made from polyurethane or PVC (polyvinyl chloride). A petroleum product. 

Faux leather is a type of plastic that can be recycled with other plastics in order to save energy and reduce pollution when creating new faux leather pieces. 

However, because these types of plastics cannot be broken down into their original components by natural processes such as sunlight or bacteria they will never go away completely. It also requires an enormous amount of water to make it and releases hazardous substances when burned, making it not environmentally friendly

Knit dress: Aritzia Vegan Leather Brown Blazer: Nanushka
Reversible belt: Valentino Dior pumps: Neiman Marcus Ring Sea Urchin: Pharaonic

If you’re looking for an  alternative to real animal skin, then vegan may be the way to go! On the other hand, if you’re just looking for affordable and stylish options that don’t harm animals in any way then check out faux products.

The argument for real leather……

The bulk of the hides used in fashion are a byproduct of cattle raised for beef production.   Regardless of chemicals used in the leather tanning process, real leather may still have an edge over both of the above. Read more here

Which one is better for the environment?  You decide, after all we are what we wear. To learn more click here

As always, xoxo

Monthly Lifestyle Edit

Monthly Lifestyle Edit

High Tea at the Adolphous 

I had such a lovely time at The Adolphus Hotel in Dallas. There were tables of ladies chatting, children learning this lovely ritual and gentlemen enjoying their tea. 

Consider tea for the holidays with your whole family. It makes a great tradition.

Exquisitely executed, Tea at The Adolphus is served in the beautiful French Room dining room. A storied tradition, the tea service is filled with delight and surprise, from the menu curated by our culinary team to the custom china.

During each sitting, guests can enjoy a three-course menu of tea sandwiches, scones and pastries paired with loose leaf teas from local purveyor, Zatki, who creates a special tea blend just for The Adolphus. 

Both the green tea and the black tea were so expertly chosen and brewed. They were delicious and smooth as silk. 

Our champagne wishes and caviar dreams came true during our tea service. We enjoyed Regis Ova Siberian Reserve Caviar. Its clean and lightly creamy taste is perfect to enjoy on its own which we did or add  buckwheat blinis  with crème fraîche and shaved yolk and all the other toppings which we also did. 

Often the phrases “afternoon tea” and “high tea” are used interchangeably as many mistakenly believe that there is no difference. Both tea traditions are steeped in British history and the differences, subtle as they may be, are a direct result of their origins.

The origins of afternoon tea show clearly it was the preserve of the rich in the 19th century. For workers in the newly industrialized Britain, tea time had to wait until after work. By that hour, tea was generally served with heartier dishes which were substantially more than just tea and cakes.

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Charles de Cazanove, Brut Rosé, Champagne


Duché de Longueville, Sparkling Non-Alcoholic Cider, Normandy

Caviar Service

regiis ova siberian reserve | UR | 95

buckwheat blini, creme fraiche, shaved yolk

Finger Sandwiches

cucumber cress with herbed cream cheese

egg salad façon japonais

roasted celery root and apple salad with Texas pecan salmon rillettes with roe and cornichons on pumpernickel southern chicken salad vol au vent

– Huang Shan Mao Feng, Anhui, China, Green Tea –

Sweet Scones raspberry pistachio lavender

seasonal preserves & english double cream

Tea Cakes & Pastries

caramelized green apple upside-down cake, dulce cremeaux white chocolate key lime tart

dark chocolate brownie, chocolate caramel ganache pear and almond financier

passion-coconut chocolate cream tart

– Risheehat Super Premium Darjeeling, India, Black Tea –


As a pescatarian, I was Was thrilled to discover Collagen for her,  finally a collagen to put in my coffee with no clumping.

No fishy taste and added benefits. 

Marine Collagen Beauty Blend is a unique blend of hydrolyzed fish collagen, 100% daily Vitamin C, biotin, and hyaluronic acid.  This specialized beauty blend kicks things up a notch! Your hair, skin, and nails are going to LOVE this! 

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I have had problems with the veins in my legs for as long as I can remember.  I have had them striped and injected to really no avail.  It is not just a matter of how they look it’s the pain and heaviness the lack of good circulation. I was lucky to find the Dallas vein institute and have been through procedures on both of my legs over a period of one month. I thought I would give you a little information on my experience and the new technologies available.  

Vein disorders affect millions of people, and if these disorders aren’t properly managed and treated, serious consequences can arise. I was fortunate enough to jeetmVaricose vein specialist Dr. Dev Batra who focuses on offering comprehensive treatments, fully educating his patients, keeping them comfortable during procedures, and providing specific solutions for individuals seeking relief from cosmetic and medically complex vein problems.

Dr. Basra and the team use cutting-edge technology for vein therapy. This includes minimally invasive procedures that allow the team to address most vein problems with little, if any, pain during treatment, leading to more rapid recovery times.
Dallas Vein Institute is adept at the treatment of a large number of vein conditions. For example, Dr. Batra uses ClosureFast™ thermal vein closure radiofrequency techniques, and the VenaSeal™ closure system for the ablation of diseased veins, thereby rerouting blood flow to adjacent, healthy veins. Dr. Batra offers sclerotherapy procedures to treat spider veins and varicose veins.

Advanced technologies also address chronic venous insufficiency, deep vein thrombosis, leg itching and burningleg pain and swellingrestless leg syndromeskin pigmentation, and venous ulcers.
The team at Dallas Vein Institute is dedicated to long-term follow-up care, even after successful treatment, to ensure that your legs stay healthy and happy, perhaps best exemplified by the practice’s motto: “Get your legs back.”
  I know you can too!  If you are suffering like I was do some research  in you area. You will be glad you did.

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