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15 Actors Who Happen To Be Vegan

The vegan community is having a worldwide celebration today in honour of the cruelty-free lifestyle, which protects both our planet’s animals and environment. A noble cause, which has been a part of my life since early April this year, when I first began making steps into joining the vegan team. Although having a diet with no animal products is not something new to our history, or a revolutionary idea of the twentieth centuries, it is only now gaining friction with larger audiences through social media and documentary campaigns. So, to join the awareness day, I have compiled a small list of film actors and actresses, who may surprise you by being vegan!

Here we go:

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Whether you are a vegan or not, today is a great opportunity to throw some love into the universe and give animals a surprise cuddle! Unless those animals are venomous or super dangerous, in which case, like, send them kisses from afar.

Happy Vegan Day!

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Mango’s Killer Jacket Game

To all my peeps in London, with love, comes this highly targeted post on the topic of jackets! We have been experiencing what I could only imagine is an Arctic chill and there is no sweeter escape than spending some cash on a new coat. It’s a matter of survival, after all. Let’s be real.

Wanting to sniff some lucrative deals around, I embraced on a journey through the new collections. What I stumbled upon was a treasure chest. The same golden nugget we are sharing here today – Mango’s amazing spring/summer jacket line! Obviously by some sort of cruel mistake, I seem to have ignored this brand for a number of years, only to re-discover it this month. Just in time for the perfect, little splurge! Here are some of the apparel feasts, from the fashion gods, passeth down to us – mortals!

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What I’m looking for in a new jacket is specific shades and colours! This season I’m betting on the all-neutral wave with a random pop of colour, first of all, the black and white hype second, and thirdly – an unusual pattern style. As I mentioned in my “Fashion Block” this month, tiny, repetitive structures are in, being accompanied by equally exaggerated imagery. While the first set of coats were a more beige and brown tone, I’ve picked the second stack in greens. Both of them will give you a little elegant note, while remaining the signature fresh rebellion stamp.

Next, we move on to the blacks, followed by pieces with floral detailing. I think I’d be wise to invest in both. My finances argue.

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Pinterest Styles: Doc Martens

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I think a fair share of us must be familiar with the Pinterest syndrome. The tireless nights of clicking and scrolling, the strenuous searching and tagging, all of which sums up to a vastness of internet mood boards. I’m guilty of spamming my followers with bursts of picture sharing, but I get rather excited about the diversity of sources and topics. If you’re not on Pinterest yet, I have no clue what your nights consist of, except maybe a healthy, social lifestyle, but who needs that anyway?

In today’s episode of Pinterest Styles, we’re gonna explore some trends in creating an outfit with Doc Martens. As one of my favourite shoe brands, I found grand heaps on inspiration and ideas, so the thought of this column surfaced. So, here’s five different ways to style your favourite Doc Martens.

Denim Accents

This trend stems from the olden days, when Dr. Martens could primarily be seen on England’s skinheads. Distressed denim is a staple in an anarchy-inspired wardrobe, so combining the two should be almost compulsory at this point.

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Funky Socks

This is the month of sock experimentation. Try a different colour on each foot and be proud of it, slip on some orange cactus babies, or blue dolphin ones. They stand out, elevating your outfit into a fashion statement.

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Trench Coat It

How about a long, winter coat with a sprinkle of rolled-up jeans and some Docs underneath? Does that sound like a winning combination? Because it is! The juxtaposition between lengths gives you asymmetry, which is trending this season.

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Maxi Skirt

Instead of going all the way, go for a skirt which stops mid-calf. You want to stay in the note of new collections, but also show off your sweet pair of Dr. Martens.

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Dungarees

Have a throw back into childhood and invest in a comfortable look with some short dungarees. They keep making reappearances in fashion trends, so whichever season you walk them in, be confident it’s being appreciated.

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BONUS

Here are some lone outfits that didn’t quite fit my categories properly, but are kicking strong enough to be winners.

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Hopefully some of these styles will inspire you to diversify the way you wear Doc Martens. I know they inspire me a fair deal and my bank account shall be the first to suffer. Boot collection, here I come!

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Christmas Gift Guide: A Very Meggie Christmas

Good news is there are only six more sleeps until the jolly day of Christmas. Bad news is some of you have no presents to lay under the tree, because December just started yesterday and now it seems to have slipped away. Panic not, folks, for I have gathered a special list to wipe the sweat off your upper lip! Whether it’s a friend or family member you’re stuck on, this ten gift countdown will provide some seriously intriguing food for thought. I’ve aimed for a budget-aware spending limit of £20.00 or $30.00 for our US readers. Better get on it, if next-day delivery is what you’re counting on.


 

10. Luckies’s Scratch Map – £18.95
Scratch-Map-Gallery-04This scratch map is perfect for any travel-crazy friend, who obsessively keeps track of their goals. It’s a project they can continue past the limits of 2016 and as long as there’s a place on Earth to visit. Making a cute detour from traditional pins and sticky notes, this one’s a sure winner for creative household junkies. You can get it here.

9. Marshmallow Toasting Kit – £13.75

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The Naked Marshmallow Company is a sleepover companion straight out of heaven. As a part of this gift set you get a choice of two marshmallow bags, which include flavours from the variety of salted caramel, coconut and candy floss. Sit in front of Netflix and dig in, because by golly, it looks absolutely delicious. You can get the Marshmallow toaster here.

8. Sock Monkeys Sewing Kit – £15.00

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Looking for an excuse to spend more time with a sibling or best friend? Are you guys into funky crafts and sentimental treasures, or have a weird fetish for monkeys? Then these deserve a special place on this year’s shopping list. They can be found in John Lewis, where the magic of any festive home hides, so no delivery is necessary. You can check them out here.

7. Dinosaur Terrarium – £19.50

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Anyone with a desk job can tell you they’d appreciate a little dinosaur to greet them in cold, breezy mornings. Beats talking to a forlorn mug of coffee anyway, especially around Christmas time. Passionate hatred for Jurassic creatures is pretty rare, so chances are this would be a cute and nifty surprise for a colleague or an office friend. They come with pre-seeded plants, so you needn’t worry about hunting seeds down. You can get them here.

6. Lush Sets – £10 – 15.00

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Lush always surprise fans with glorious Christmas combinations. Bath bombs, Yule soaps, lip scrubs and potions, anything and everything can be found in one of their gift sets, which also happen to be extremely affordable and beautifully wrapped. There’s just no losing in this situation – be clean, smell good and love your body. You can check them out here.

5. Best Mate/Parent/Sibling Vouchers – £3.00

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Living away from the people you love can be difficult at times. Sooner or later nostalgia takes over and things can get a bit sad. However, Knockout’s vouchers for friends and family are the perfect post present. Slap them in an envelope, stick a stamp on it and let’s go! Surprise mail with a promise of adventure is always welcome, no matter how far you are. You can get them here.

4. Screen Wipe – £8.99

Is everyone around you using normal screen wipes? They’re so boring and outdated, I mean 2012 has been over for a long time. Here come the most adorable hand ‘puppets’ instead, and guess what, they are lemon-scented, too, so nothing’s lost in the equation. You want a pug? Get a pug. Your mum likes squirrels? Done deal. Koala for Betty and a rabbit for Jim, everyone gets a go. Check the variety here.

3. Muffin Top Muffin Cases – £12.99

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For all my baking champs out there, I present to you the most charming, yet cheeky muffin holders. Here, have an ambiguously offensive, but somewhat giggle-inducing treat with your breakfast! Having a touch more fun when starting your day never hurt anybody. Not when dessert’s this funny. Check them out here.

2. Moleskin Fandom Diary – £10 – 15.00

 

 

Here’s the thing about Christmas – it marks seven days before the year’s end. So, why not, in the spirit of new beginnings and practicality, invest in a cute pocket helper for you best friend? Moleskin offers 2016 organisers for a vast horizon of fandom options, which cover classic franchises such as “Star Wars” and “The Hobbit”. Cute, useful and unique. Check them out here.

1. Mustard USB Light Bulb – £8.45

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Sharing a room can be daunting if your mate doesn’t like sleep as much as you do. Give them more than just a hint this Christmas with a USB light bulb. That way you can have darkness and they can still see the keyboard clearly and in their personal space. Thoughtful and problem-solving at the same time, this gift is a win-win. Buy it here.


 

This concludes my Christmas gift ideas. At least it’s not socks, am I right?

Stay awesome. Nine sleeps to go.

Megs x