CARMELA Ballet Slipper by LUCA CHIARA , Cruelty-free & Vegan Fashion! – Review

Hi Everyone,

As part of my Review Wednesday…I am so excited to introduce you to my new discovery… LUCA CHIARAAll of their products are 100% VEGAN and have the PETA seal of approval!


First a little bit about  LUCA CHIARA,  Luca Chiara is a New York City and Hudson Valley based company specializing in fine accessories for men and women.The owner’s great grandfather and great great grandfather, Luca and Donato Chiara, began their business in 1902 when they opened a small shoe store in Italy.  Many years later after coming to the United States, they continued their craft in the New York area!

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I had the pleasure of trying on a pair of Lovely CARMELA Ballet Slippers a few weeks ago and Honestly… I have not taken them off since ( well only when I sleep 🙂 )…

if you have been following me on snapchat, @veganneeds, you have probably seen me wearing them out and about and talking about how comfortable and durable they are…


I wore these on my Trip to Vegas and walked around in them for miles and miles! Normally I would never do that with a  pair of new shoes, especially ones that I have just gotten! but I took the risk to try these lovely shoes out!

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these shoes didn’t really need to be broken in.. they were already so comfortable! even though they have the Vegan leather on them.. they are still incredibly Light and I didn’t need to worry about the back of my food getting scraped off… you guys know what I am talkin about… these shoes were very gentle on my feet and unlike other Ballet slippers I have owned they were not super flat…

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These beautiful ballet shoes have a Black rubber sole with mini heal on them, which can provide you with that extra lift and prevent back aches… I don’t really know why, but flat shoes always give me a back ache!

another issue I always have with shoes or ballet leather shoes is that my feet always get so sweaty! but the Nylon on these shoes is breathable and water resistant!! no sign of sweaty feet here!


I also got so many complements on these shoes! I can wear them with Anything! and they have a way of making my ankles look slimer, which is always a plus 😀


I think you guys can tell that I really love these shoes 🙂 the folks at  LUCA CHIARA  were so helpful with the sizing! I normally wear a 6/12 ( they do not carry half sizes) and they told me that an 8 would fit me perfectly… I thought that it would be too large but… it was a perfect fit, make sure to look at the guidelines and sizing when you are purchasing your beautiful shoes.. or just email them and talk to them, they are super nice!

you also get 20% off by just liking their page! and they are on Sale right now!!

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besides these awesome women’s shoes LUCA CHIARA has a variety of products and offers Italian-inspired style with contemporary American design and technology… in case you are looking to give an incredible and chic gift this holiday season…they also have a Men’s selection as well!! Bags, Wallets, iPad cases and Passport cases!! ( also come in a women’s selection)

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Their bags are made of 100% cotton canvas & vegan leather. They are washable, interchangeable, very light weight and durable. They come in a number of colors and are built to last.

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an of course they do have a great selection of men’s shoes as well..

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One of the most interesting things about their Wallets,passport cases and travel document holders are that they are lined with stainless steel to block scanning from a distance!! as you know Your new credit/passports/ATM cards all have computer chips. These chips are digitally coded with private and important personal information such as: name, address, credit card number and most importantly your social security number. These Wallets can prevent Cyber Crime! which is a real threat these days!! If your information is stolen, you my be become a victim of identity theft!!


On a final note… Even if you are not Vegan, It is important to realize how damaging real leather is to the animals to Humans and the environment…  Leather comes from the skin of a dead animal, and well it is by nature meant to decompose. In order to prevent decomposing it is treated with chemicals, Chemicals like: hexavalent chromium salts, aniline, azo dyes, lead, cyanide, formaldehyde, tannins, solvents, formaldehyde, and chlorophenols.

These chemicals pollute the land, air and water supply. not to mention the people who are making these products are exposed to these chemicals as well!! causing diseases and cancer and numerous other health issues…

so needless to say.. the Dyes, Tints and chemicals used on real leather are extremely polluting to the environment and our planet! LUCA CHIARA make their products with Vegan Leather which is more environmentally friendly!

so be more environmentally conscious, and choose cruelty-free fashion!  it is better for You for the Animals and for the environment 🙂


Thank you to the folks at LUCA CHIARA for these beautiful shoes and all of their environmentally friendly and cruelty-free and Vegan products! please visit their site and learn more about their family History and their products HERE

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Hope you guys found this Blog useful! as always YOU’RE WELCOME 😉

Love & Peace

5 thoughts

  1. beautiful! I am happy to see that more clothing and accessory companies are springing up (though this one in particular has been around for a while). It’s important to let ppl know that there are alternatives! Great article 🙂

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    1. thank you 🙂 I believe these guys are still a small company and can use a lot of support 🙂 but its no nice to see companies dedicated to making this world a better place. thanks for reading 😀

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