Julie Dicterow, Designer, and Co-Owner Cri De Coeur
And now…a Vegan Quickie with Julie Dicterow, designer, co-creator, and business partner to Gina Ferraraccio of the eco-luxe fashion house Cri De Coeur. Not only do Julie and Gina create beautiful contemporary shoes, handbags, and jewelry for Vegan fashionistas, this dynamic duo leads the way in style with a conscience. Let’s face it, to head a company whose mission is “to help ethical fashion saturate the future market of retail” is more than compassionate, it’s formidable!
TFP: In your opinion what is the importance of being Vegan?
JD: It is most important to not be contributing to animal suffering, especially for the sake of fashion. We (Cri De Coeur) want to redefine what it means to have “style”. To us, that includes compassion towards people, animals and the planet when making choices in food, beauty and lifestyle.
TFP: I like that answer. Next question…Stupidest comment you’ve ever heard in regards your Vegan lifestyle?
JD: “So, can you breast feed if you’re Vegan?” Duh.
TFP: LMAO! I guess there are no stupid questions?…well, maybe. Favorite Vegan Restaurant?
JD: Blossom in NYC…and Madeleine’s Bistro in California
TFP: Mmmmm two of my favorites. Thanks Julie! I wish you and Gina continued growth and success with Cri De Couer…
JD: Thank you for the kind words! Very much appreciated.
TFP: Of course! Cri De Coeur ROCKS!