ryleeandelle

An unedited sneak peek from our BRUCE HEART THE LABEL lookbook for our first item of the basics collection.

Our Oversized Boy Toy Tee comes in black, leopard and floral. The most comfortable fabric and highest quality manufacturing right here in Downtown LA. The new website goes live this Friday and you can purchase from our online store! Shipping worldwide :)

We’ll be donating a portion of sales to various animal welfare organizations and a year after purchasing our items we’ll endeavor to buy them back and give them to the less fortunate in our community.

Huge thanks the YRU for the fancy shoes we used in this shoot! http://y-r-u.com/

Photo by Rony Alwin of Rony’s Photobooth http://ronysphotobooth.com/

www.bruceheart.com

Rylee & Elle

youtube

Make-Up Tutorial! 

Here is our first make-up tutorial for you all. This is just a basic explanation of how Elle applies her foundation base and fills in her eyebrows. 

Sorry it’s not heaps fancy like other tutorials but you’ll get the whole idea and hopefully it helps!

Rylee & Elle xo

OUR BLOG IS BACK!

We’ve decided to come back to TUMBLR and post regularly on fashion, food, beauty and more. We love promoting a cruelty free lifestyle and found it was helping a lot of people before we closed this site down. If we can help just one person make a conscious decision to help animals (whether you eat meat or not) then HELL YES we will. 

Come back daily for new updates, food/shopping recommendations, reviews and styled fashion posts.

We love you!

Rylee & Elle xo

(Photo by Pierre Toussaint)

ST. PATTY’S DAY SHAKE [VEGAN, GLUTEN-FREE]

Ingredients: 

  • ½ FROZEN BANANA
  • 1 CUP ICE
  • 1 CUP COCONUT MILK (OR OTHER NON-DAIRY MILK OF YOUR CHOICE)
  • 1 LARGE HANDFUL OF BABY SPINACH
  • ½ TEASPOON VANILLA EXTRACT
  • 1-5 DROPS PEPPERMINT ESSENTIAL OIL TO TASTE
  • GARNISH WITH COCONUT WHIP CREAM (OPTIONAL)

Preparation:

  1. COMBINE BANANA, ICE, SPINACH, VANILLA, PEPPERMINT ESSENTIAL OIL, AND COCONUT MILK IN YOUR BLENDER AND BLEND UNTIL SMOOTH.
  2. GARNISH WITH COCONUT WHIPPED CREAM, IF DESIRED.
  3. ENJOY!

Recipe from http://www.onegreenplanet.org/

Vegan Must Try...

The Vanilla Sprinkle donut from Babycakes NYC on Larchmont in LA.

We discovered this one today. We’ve tried all the others but this flavour is our personal favourite. It’s everything we’ve ever dreamed of in a vegan donut.

Did you know that everything from Babycakes NYC is all of the below? 

REFINED SUGAR-FREE 

GLUTEN-FREE 

WHEAT-FREE 

SOY-FREE 

DAIRY-FREE 

EGG-FREE 

VEGAN & KOSHER

This makes us very happy. It’s also just a 20 minute walk from our place.

Find our more on their website… http://www.erinmckennasbakery.com/

On our last trip to LA together we shot in the new Enter Shikari music video for their ‘Warm Smiles Do Not Make You Welcome Here’ track. It’s from their latest album 'A Flash Flood Of Colour’ and was done by the incredibly talented Raul Gonzo.

We got to see them live the night before at The Roxy and they were amazing as usual.

It was a fun day and everyone on set was rad to hangout with especially the ES dudes…cutest British boys ever.

You can watch the video on the post below :)

Rylee & Elle xo

Disney World Gets A Gluten-Free And Vegan Bakery

There is a Mickey Mouse God!

Being vegan and going to theme parks, it’s hard to find delicious meals to eat without having to either starve or be an annoying customer who changes the order so its dairy, egg and meat free.

Erin McKenna, the founder of BabyCakes bakery, says she brought her gluten-free and vegan shop to the theme park to help make Disney more about the magic for everyone. “Disney is this place that’s a fantasy land,” she tells HuffPost over the phone. “It was really exciting to open [Erin McKenna’s Bakery] there because it was completing that fantasy for a lot of kids and parents with food allergies.” For some, it may feel like magic to walk into an enticing bakery and be able to order anything from the menu.

Erin McKenna’s Bakery NYC offers a range of baked goodies: Frosted cupcakes and cakes, donuts, cookies and breads are available at all three of the store locations (the other two are in New York City and Los Angeles).


The best coffee in LA - Alfred Coffee.

So our first official home in LA was on Melrose Place. I know right, wtf Melrose Place? It was THE BEST location and we miss it so much. It definitely beats living smack bang in the middle of dirty old Hollywood right now.

Anyway, the first ever Alfred Coffee & Kitchen is right on Melrose Place opposite Croft Ave. We basically lived here every morning after the gym. We were lucky enough to help our mate Josh, the owner, raise his Instagram following up to 5k when they first got the profile up and running (@alfredcoffee). Now they are killing it! They do amazing collaborations with high profile fashion influencers. Alfred Coffee now have over 35k followers and are very well respected in the coffee and fashion industry here in LA. 

They opened up #AlfredInTheAlley not too long ago and one day we pretended we worked there haha.

They have also opened up a location in Brentwood and soon to be in Studio City too.

The coffee in incredible. Being Australian, we know good coffee. It’s hard to find places here in America where they actually do it right. So if you’re in town, make sure you check these places out. Alfred on Melrose Place have some vegan treats available in their bakery cabinet (the love heart chocolate zucchini muffin brownie thing is too good to resist) and they can make their coffees on soy or almond milk.

Alfred Coffee is a COOL place. Their packaging is fun and rad. Make sure you take a photo with their sleeves and hashtag them on IG #AlfredCoffee

Rylee & Elle xo

My favourite foundation at the moment…

Bobbi Brown Natural Finish Long Lasting Foundation SPF15

I bought this last year and wasn’t happy because I felt the coverage wasn’t enough. Now I’m more into the natural look rather than caking my foundation on with MAC Studio Fix or Pro Longwear. I mean I do love the MAC but I can’t use it in the day anymore…it’s just too heavy for the weather here in LA. 

So this stuff is light and best of all oil free so it’s perfect for oily and normal/combination skin. I have an oily t-zone during the summer so it’s ideal for me to use an oil free foundation. It has a soft-matte finish and my Napoleon Camera Finish Powder (in G4) goes perfect on top.

I use it in the shade ‘Natural 4’. It costs $46.00 from Sephora here in the US and $75.00 in Australia.

Bobbi Brown don’t test on animals.

Elle xo

$20 LOGO TEE’S!

OUR LOGO TEE’S ARE BACK!

Due to high demand we’ve just released a small run of our black logo tee’s.

We pride ourselves on offering affordable and stylish basics. This tshirt makes you a part of our Bruce Heart family and lets the world know you’re a voice for the voiceless.

5% of sales this month is going to our friends at Luxe Paws Rescue.

Rylee & Elle
www.bruceheart.com