Chic Vegan is a place where compassionate fashionistas and vegan vixens meet up to discuss how they can make the world a better place for people and animals alike. Chic Vegan was created in 2008 as a place for women to keep up to date on new cruelty free fashions. It has since become an extravaganza of fashion, cosmetics, self-improvement, diet, eco-love and many, many other things.
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Dianne Wenz is the owner and editor-in-chief of Chic Vegan. She is a Holistic Health Counselor, Vegan Lifestyle Coach, Plant-Based Diet Chef, and Plant-Based Nutrition Specialist. Dianne coaches people from across the country to help them improve their health and well-being, and she helps people make the dietary and lifestyle changes needed to go vegan. Dianne lives in New Jersey, where she runs the busy MeetUp group Montclair Vegans. Through the group she hosts monthly potlucks, runs charity bake sales and organizes guest speaker events. Dianne also teaches cooking classes to local clients. In addition to food and nutrition, Dianne loves crafts and cats. To learn more, visit Dianne’s website and blog at Dianne’s Vegan Kitchen.com
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KD Angle-Traegner is an eleven-year vegan and the Founder and Editor for Your Daily Vegan, a vegan lifestyle resource featuring more than fifty how-to guides on vegan living, a library of hundreds of vegan books and movies, a frequently updated vegan Netflix streaming guide, and more. She is also the creator of Sanctuary Spotlight, a blog dedicated to telling the stories from animal sanctuaries that also features a database of animal sanctuaries throughout the United States and internationally, sanctuary wishlists, and a guide on helping animals. KD lives in Ohio with her wife and 9 rescue animals. To learn more, visit her website at http://www.yourdailyvegan.com
Teresa Bergen is a Portland, Oregon-based writer who specializes in health, fitness and travel. She contributes to many print and online publications, and is the author of Vegetarian Asia Travel Guide and Meditations for Gym Yogis. She writes a blog called Veg Travel and Fitnessand is the vegetarian/vegan editor of Real Food Traveler.
A 25 year veteran of the music industry, Adrienne took a leap of faith in 2008 to start her business “It Factor Image Consulting”. Along with extensive experience in the imaging and branding of high level recording artists at major record labels, she is a certified Image Consultant by NYC’s acclaimed Fashion Institute of Technology. Adrienne specializes in helping people look their best, while keeping in alignment with their ethics. Along with wardrobe and grooming related personal branding, her services include an overall view of veganism as a lifestyle. She guides those who are transitioning, by showing them how to incorporate fabulous alternatives to leather, wool, fur and silk, that make an equal, if not greater impact on their style and their lives…not to mention the animals and the planet! Adrienne is also certified as a vegan lifestyle coach and educator (VLCE) by Victoria Moran’s Main Street Vegan Academy. Most recently, she has launched, with designer Lois Eastlund, an online fashion & beauty magazine focusing on all cruelty free products, LA Fashionista Compassionista. Subscriptions are available at www.lafcnyc.com.
Adrienne is thrilled to be contributing to Chic Vegan on fashion, beauty and style. More about her services and contact information at: www.itfactorimage.nyc
Lyn offers a fresh look at how to bring lasting style into everyday choices! Highly relatable, tangible and upbeat is her signature expression when delivering her know-how on conscious living! As a fashion stylish, mother of two beautiful vegan daughters, home trainer chef, and vegan lifestyle coach & educator, Lyn’s views to living abundantly are oh so compassionately elegant! To learn more, visit her website StyleRevivalist.com
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Katie Dawson is a blogger over at Life Healthfully Lived and is passionate about helping others find their way to their healthiest life possible. She is a certified sports nutritionist, a writer for Invironments Magazine, and is working on becoming certified in plant-based nutrition. She lives in Chicago with her husband and two cats and loves to run, throw kettlebells around, and do yoga. To learn more, visit her website at https://lifehealthfullylived.wordpress.com
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Amy Katz has been vegan since January 2013. She is an avid runner and has completed 39 marathons. She loves to cook vegan and gluten-free food and has an ever-growing cookbook collection. Amy also creates her own recipes which you can view on her website veggiessavetheday.com.
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Katie spends part of her time as a licensed mental health counselor, part time freelance writer, and full time vegan and miniature dachshund mama. She is always striving toward finding a crossroads between her professional life and passion for the animals. When she is not hiking, weightlifting, cooking, or lounging with a good read you can probably find her blogging at The Offbeat Herbivore. (offbeatherbivore.com)
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Robin Patalon has been vegan since 2011, after almost 20 years as a vegetarian. When she’s not working at her real job, she enjoys running, yoga, spending time with her family and educating herself about healthy living. Robin is a Certified Health Coach and a Vegan Lifestyle Coach and Educator. She is always on the lookout for new products and companies that support her vegan lifestyle and she has an extensive cookbook collection that is not digital.
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Marissa Podany is the founder of Vegan and Beyond Lifestyle Coaching where she guides veg-curious and health-conscious individuals along their paths to cruelty-free living. Some of her specialties include plant-based diets, budget vegan, raw foods, vegan with food allergies, and nontoxic living. In addition to her passion for veganism, she is a doting dog mama, shinrin-yoku enthusiast, meditation devotee, and a punk at heart who’s always down to dance. Find out more at www.VeganandBeyondCoaching.com.
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Becky Striepe (pronounced “stree-pee,” like “sleepy”), is a crafts and food writer from Atlanta, Georgia with a passion for making our planet a healthier, happier, and more compassionate place to live. Her mission is to make vegan food and crafts accessible to everyone! Her cookbook Bowls! was just published and can be purchased on her website GlueandGlitter.com along with her first book 40 Days of Green Smoothies!
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Claire is a vegan, animal advocate, urban dweller, design junkie and haute herbivore. She is constantly scouring the globe for cool, stylish, and fashionable vegan shoes, clothing and accessories that she brings to you on her site fashionvictimless.com. She believes that fashion can have compassion.
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Daria Zeoli is a vegan, a cynic, and a dork. She stopped eating animals at the age of thirty and is trying to live by the motto “do as little harm as possible.” Daria lives in New Jersey with her rescue beagle, Millie. She writes about her life and other topics at dariazeoli.com.
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In January 2012 Gretchen became the Editor of Chic Vegan. In addition to her editing role, she also pens Chic Vegan’s “Ask Grettie” Nutrition Column. Gretchen is a Nutrition Specialist with Certification in Plant-Based Nutrition through Cornell University. At a young age she experienced a series of illnesses which propelled her to seek nutrition-based solutions. She is absolutely passionate about sharing the health benefits of a plant-based lifestyle and can be found doing so through Chic Vegan and her website Veggie Grettie. Gretchen lives in Southern California with her husband, two children, and 4 legged best bud. She dreams of living on a farm someday surrounded by animals and the most amazing organic garden she can imagine.
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Mandi is the Founder of Chic Vegan and has undying passions for saving animals, circus arts, and creating new and exciting things every day. She has been vegan for over 5 years and ran chicvegan.com from June of 2008 through December of 2011. Mandi’s mission is to spread the message that you can be fashionable, eat amazing food and live a remarkable life all while making the most ethical choices possible. Going vegan has been an amazing experience that has changed her life in countless ways. To learn more about Mandi and her adventures you can tune in to her personal site: poniesandunicorns.com.
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