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By Diane Small
Vegan vixen Pamela Anderson is a busy woman. After taking a short break from acting, the pin-up and PETA poster girl has not one but two new fashion projects in the pipeline, and best of all: both are vegan friendly.
First up is a collaboration with French designer Amelie Pichard, a long time Pam fan who revealed that their joint project involves a collection of seven heels and pumps and one beach bag made exclusively from cruelty-free materials.
The shoe range is comprised of mules that would look great on any Malibu Barbie–or Pammy, as it were. Our faves are the acrylic heeled denim models, which can worn as part of a casual urban outfit when paired with say, a pair of of white flare legged trousers, or they can be taken on holiday as part of a kaftan-covered bikini outfit while you chill, poolside.
The Amelie Pichard x Pamela Anderson collection will hit shelves on 10 December at Opening Ceremony in Los Angeles, and then in a selection of stores in Paris, including Colette, in January. Finally, at the end of January the Tom Greyhound store in the French capital‘s Marais district will host a shop-in-shop entirely dedicated to the line. Part of the proceeds from the collection will go towards the Pamela Anderson Foundation, which supports human, animal and environmental rights.
The second project is a new line of Ugg-style beach booties that will be sold online at PammiesLife.com. Interestingly, each of the three featured styles is made from recycled electronics. “This is my passion — to get a pair of these on everybody who enjoys the beach lifestyle and everyone who enjoys the comfyness [sic] of slipping on something easy and warm to bring their dogs to the beach or anywhere outdoors,” she wrote on the site. David Lachapelle will be the photographer behind the campaign.
Apparently, Anderson said she felt used by Ugg Australia to promote its famous boots when they were first released because she disagreed with how animals were treated in the production process. “That was the beginning of my animal activism career, and since then I’ve been trying to create an alternative,” she told StyleWatch magazine.