From sexy stilettos to fabulous flats, Elizabeth Olsen’s collection of designer shoes is adored by celebrities Cameron Diaz, Anne Hathaway, and Alicia Silverstone, to name a few. The designs are flawless and range from edgy to classic with a twist in between. Covering a wide variety of styles and colors, Elizabeth’s collection is not only stunning- it’s Pure Vegan.
Elizabeth’s career in fashion has been extensive, and eye-opening. She launched her first solo collection in August of 2008 with unwavering values in ethical and social responsibilities. As she states online, “Olsenhaus was created to illustrate plundering, cruelty, and greed are not synonymous with true style.”
Jamessina: Why vegan?
Elizabeth: I do not want to contribute to any being suffering, thus creating more negativity to the collective consciousness. The animal kingdom is not on planet earth to serve mankind in anyway. They are here for their own purposes, as well as to be companions to humankind.
J: What inspires you?
“It is my position to pioneer this movement as an example to others that they can speak for animals and be successful in the mainstream.”
J: What is your favorite shoe in your collection?
E: I wear the “Grace” style on a consistent basis…its a lower heel, very classic, flattering and easy- I put it into every seasons collection in different fabrication s.
J: Spring 2012- what is your favorite trend?
E: I like the classic nautical theme- thick navy and white stripes with red details.
J: You are a brilliant, beautiful vegan, and take action to boot. How did you turn your passion and compassion into a cruelty free, successful business?
E: Oh, why thank you, that’s kind.
I have always been an advocate for animals and have natural talent that I fostered in design, so it was an organic mixture of expressing creativity, and mission that comes from the heart. Olsenhaus is successful for multiple reasons, a few of which are, I am speaking for the animals for all the right reasons- for them, not for me, my ego, for attention, and ultimately not even for money.
Another is I spend a lot of time educating without judgment. I have spent 16 hour days for the last 4 years to tireless spend the truth through Olsenhaus.
Lastly, the most obvious would be I am making a quality product and I am able to get mainstream media to cover it, along with the message, because I have the experience in this field. It is my position to pioneer this movement as an example to others that they can speak for animals and be successful in the mainstream . . . truly reaching the masses and not just hanging out in a crowd of other vegan people.
Olsenhaus: Pure Vegan
View the entire collection online at http://www.olsenhaus.com/