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).

Sunday, 9 April 2017

how to take action on the things that matter

No matter who you are, you can take action as young people to make life better for yourself, and at the same time, for others around you. Staying ‘woke’ is great, but it's what you do with it that knowledge that matters as well. Action can be as simple as developing one’s own capabilities, sharing that knowledge and imparting it onto others. The first step is changing your mindset, be open to new ideas and whilst acknowledging the bad that has happened regarding issues around fast fashion or feminism it is the positive changes that need to be focused on - the future. This post is inspired by my good friend Edie, who wrote a fabulous post in response to the women's march and what you can do to take action afterwards.


Sunday, 2 April 2017

podcasts you should listen to

With limited time in the day to listen to podcasts due to the ever increasing workload of my impending GCSEs, they take a backseat and instead music is the only thing that gets me through walking home from school (and the occasional friend that interrupts me whilst I'm listening to Ed Sheeran's new album). Most of my spent time listening to podcasts is outside so what did I think was a creative and completely original way to photograph this post? Take photos outside of course… (hmm perhaps not as creative as I first thought). There are so many podcasts on iTunes but I just don't have the time to listen to all of them, what are my picks of the best?
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