Eleanor Claudie

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).

Saturday, 6 May 2017

youth and politics - where do we stand?

Youth and politics. An imminent general election on June the 8th has led to the realisation that young people don’t vote. Or, at least, the vast majority of them seem to be allergic to the ballot box. For example, turnout amongst young voters (18-24) in the 2014 European elections was a scant 28%. Contrast that with turnout among people aged 55+, over half of whom (51%) cast their ballots in 2014, and it’s clear that youth participation in European elections is not great. As a young person who is, you could say, interested in politics yet cannot vote I wanted to know what young people my age think about politics. Is there enough information available and is there anything that can be done to improve how politically aware the youth are? Should the 16-17 age group be allowed to vote?

Friday, 28 April 2017

#haulternative why not do a clothes swap?

An haulternative takes the idea of a traditional clothing ‘haul,’ in which many items are bought and showcased in an online video, and flips it on it’s head. It generally takes an existing wardrobe, refreshing it in a fun and fabulous way. Haulternatives focus on upcycling, swapping, capsule wardrobes and charity shops instead of purchasing new.

Monday, 24 April 2017

DIY denim

Bonjour and welcome to my first fashion revolution post this week! If you want a few ideas on how to get involved with Fashion Revolution I posted a blog post a few weeks ago on how to take action on the things that matter, including fash rev. Remember to follow my twitter because I will no doubt be updating you all on everything Fashion Revolution over there.


Wednesday, 19 April 2017

dealing with your own self criticism

It's not going to come as a new fact to you that we are our biggest self critic, thrust into a world that requires nothing less than the perfectly imperfect. A society based on ideals of what or who people should be and become, from a very early age we are taught what is right and what is wrong, what is good and what is bad. Yet through this, the niggling self doubt and self criticism of one's own work and body can form - especially when it doesn't conform to what other people expect and or want it to be. Self criticism ain't gonna go completely because it's innate in all of us and this post isn't going to solve that; but it might help to reduce those feelings.


Friday, 14 April 2017

be bright, be bold

Oh hey there biology revision sneaking into these photos, the ever present reminder that I should probably be revising instead of writing this blog post. Breaks are necessary right? As I tell myself after the past week I have spent doing nothing but relaxing... There are some posts in the works regarding Fashion Revolution week at the end of this month that I’m super excited to share with you all but of course in May blogging will have to take a backseat (not sure how much of one yet but we shall see).
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