Monday, 14 April 2014

Throwing in the Towel

Hi everyone,

Today's post is something I have been thinking about for a long time, and it's not something that I've taken lightly. I considered just leaving the blog and not putting this post up at all and leaving you guys to assume for yourselves, but I felt it would be good closure for myself and my long-time readers to let you all know that I will no longer be blogging - either here or on my YouTube channel.

At this point in my life I feel like - in terms of blogging - that I either need to go hard or go home, and with work / university / social commitments I really don't have the time to blog any more. The posts I do manage to put up are never to the quality that I would like, and I know that I have it in me to produce better quality content than I have been producing lately. I would have liked to develop my editing, photography and photo shop skills, but at this point I really just can't make the time - and as I see this blog as a reflection of myself I'm not happy with the way it's looking of late.

I thought rather than allowing the blog to slowly decline - which it has been - that I would take the step and pop this post up to let you all know. I'm not gonna delete it though, it will be pretty funny in a few years time I think.

Since this blog has been such a huge part of my life (4 years nearly) there have been loads of people involved in it - so thank you everyone that helped me with it, and that read it and took the time to comment and everything like that. It's been cool!

I'll still be on Tumblr, Instagram and Pinterest - but not YouTube or Twitter.

Love you! x

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Pinterest

 Yo, hello! I'm now on Pinterest after avoiding it for too long - man it's great. Find me here

Sunday, 23 March 2014

San Francisco!

Yo friends - I am so happy / lucky to be going to California this week - I'll be staying in San Fracisco / San Jose - can any of you recommend anywhere good to go and hang out? I've never been to the West coast before. Any tips welcome! Thanks! Anyway in the mood for the trip here is an image from ASOS magazine a few weeks ago and also this video by Battles which I had forgotten about a long time ago - damn that routine at 2:00!

Hope y'all are good - I'll be updating again soon x

Thursday, 20 March 2014

& Other Stories





 Hello! I have a deadline TOMORROW  I should not be blogging but I wanted to share this little video by & Other Stories with you. It's a really great piss-take I think it's hilarious - go have a watch. I miss working there :( 

Monday, 3 March 2014

The State of Sustainability

Image via Ali Mitton

Having been an avid supporter of sustainability since I started uni and became aware of the issues surrounding the fashion industry (see my other posts here and here), I have been super happy to see it as growing in importance in the minds of customers and producers, including designers and high street brands. We have seen many businesses begin to produce with sustainable methods (I went crazy for the Adidas Dry Dye development) and H&M recently publicised it's intentions "to sell more budget clothes and a drive to improve the environment and working conditions at its suppliers", which seems a little strange to me, but none the less, baby steps. That article also provides some reassuring figures about customer attitudes changing, and sustainability becoming more important. 

However, it does concern me that in the press, it is often, if not always referred to as a 'trend' - simply because it being a 'trend' implies that it will go away / become less important / people will stop caring. Despite these figures and despite people saying that they are going to buy more sustainable goods, what customers say and what they actually do are completely different things.  

It also concerns me that even in companies that claim to be sustainable, there is very little transparency in their supply chains. Many sites have whole pages dedicated to CSR (corporate responsibility) but they never actually say much / what is actually being done to make said business sustainable. This has admittedly become better over time, and even sites like Zara and ASOS demonstrate good CSR pages which show actual (if not a little vague) figures and examples. 

Either way, I guess it's good to embrace the trend as it is growing, and those in the fashion industry who are aware and able to inform others should do all they can do in order to maintain it's presence in people's minds. 

If you get a minute, there are some good petitions you can sign on the Green Peace website. Also, take a look at change.org and sign some of theirs, too! It all makes a difference, even if it is simply to make people aware, or make businesses and politicians answer for the things that they do. 



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