Eleanor Claudie

Sunday, 9 July 2017

is the future of fashion sustainable?

Sustainability is a word that is increasingly becoming more popular; what makes something sustainable? Is it the material and components it's made of? Is it the longevity of its life in action? Is it the design of the product? Perhaps it is all of these, yet maybe it is only one. But is the future of fashion sustainable?

Thursday, 6 July 2017

the rise of the independent shop

Social media, a loathed aspect of the age of technological abundance and can breed a society of self hating millennials (or anyone over the age of twelve) yet social media is sometimes overlooked for the wonderful connections it allows between place and places. What am I talking about? Independent shops.

Monday, 3 July 2017

it's okay to like expensive things (a wishlist)*

The last wishlist post I did on my blog was back in January and since then there hasn't particularly been anything that I've wanted to buy, I bought a stunning Mads Norgaard top as a treat for the end of exams and a pair of vintage Levis from Depop (that I haven't taken off, weather permitting) but those are my only clothing purchases (oh and a kit from Wool and The Gang to make my own top!) I did buy a few things from that wishlist and I think it does help to have a few set pieces in mind that you would like to buy because it gives something to save up for.

Thursday, 29 June 2017

crazy for crochet

A technique that has been used in fashion for so many years, crochet constantly resurfaces in mainstream fashion, both on the catwalk and on the high street. Inspired by an article from Farfetch's style guide about crochet on the catwalks this post is dedicated to my recent love of crochet. How can you incorporate it into your wardrobe? Where has this lasting trend come from and also my latest creative pursuit which you may have see over on my instagram stories (I am posting a lot more on instagram now that exams are over if ya want to follow).

Sunday, 25 June 2017

the end of an era

Whilst the title of this post may be seemingly misleading I felt it was the only fitting for the subject matter. After finishing secondary school on the 16th June I couldn't launch straight back into blogging; a break was really needed. GCSE's meant the longest time I've ever taken off from my blog and I didn't particularly want to extend it but I needed to take a step back from blogging and social media in order to rid my thoughts of the twenty something exams I had to sit. Alas, I'm back and I thought I would talk a little bit about the last five years that have had arguably the most impact in my life.

Monday, 15 May 2017

empowerment through fashion - how fashion can empower you

For young women, discovering your place and direction in the world may feel tough and treacherous (and also time consuming for those that have a ‘live in the moment’ mindset). The people around us may enforce the idea that should weakness and empathy is a sign of instability. In some situations, yes weakness may not be able to combat what you are faced with, however instead of replacing these tender characteristics - embrace them, let them empower you through the way you dress, through your attitude towards something. (I mean look how happy I am in that picture above, ohhh wait it was because it was taken in the summer, when exams didn't take up most of my life).
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