Leanne Mai-ly Hilgart is a woman on a mission! She listened to her heart and it has lead her down an exciting path of vegan fashion. You read that right! Teen Vogue put it this way, “When Leanne Mai-ly Hilgart, founder of Vaute Couture, set out to create her own line of coats, the former model and MBA student certainly had her work cut out for her. She wanted a line of coats that was chic, flattering and lightweight but warm enough for even the most freezing temperatures and she wanted them to be made solely from vegan, eco-conscious materials and produced ethically in her hometown. Now that’s a tall order to fill! But fill it she does.” This girl can tackle anything in her path. You can hear her clear minded vision and work ethic in this interview, I was impressed! Listen in! If you needed a spark today Leanne will light a fire under you to help you realize that ANYTHING is possible. If you want to understand the myths about vegan fashion even further, you can read this article from Oprah.com about Leanne’s work.
photo credits: Liam Alexander and Bridget Laudien