Last night I made my way through the rain to attend a “compassionate shopping” event hosted by CykoChik, the brainchild of eco-friendly and vegan handbag designer Nikki Duong Koenig. Chik’s Night Out was super fun– but then, I am biased since vegan food+ cocktails+ a great DJ+ local artists displaying their work is basically the perfect night for me. Nikki was super inspiring to chat with as well; she left her corporate marketing job to pursue full-time her true passion of design in the sustainable fashion arena. It’s a brave thing to do, to follow your dream so fearlessly, and she fully deserves the success she’s garnered.
Wristlet wallet: Vegan leather, available here.
Top: Helmut Lang from Barneys New York.
Lamé skirt and Levi’s flannel: Vintage
Lips: Cruelty-free brand OCC Lip Tar in the color “Hoochie,” available here.