Maria Grazia Chiuri gets it right (finally!)

For those of you that don’t know Maria Grazia Chiuri is the creative director at Christian Dior, and I, like many others, have been less than impressed by the work she’s produced. It’s been rather un-inspiring and nothing new, with the irony of her ‘We should all my feminists’ t-shirts not being lost on me, and probably not the women who work in awful conditions, and are paid next to nothing, who make them for her. Dior Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2018, however, was a step in the right direction for Maria, and makes me more hopeful for the future of Dior. View Post

Online Shopping – why I hate to love it

I love shopping. So much so I’d be willing to admit I had a slight shopping problem last year. However now I’m a student and my maintenance loan is my only way of getting money, my spending habits have considerably slowed down. There’s something about wandering around shops that I love, and I can spend hours browsing through clothes and makeup (unless it’s on a Saturday in Notts – then I stay well away!). That’s why I think I have a problem with online shopping. Not that I don’t utilise the expanse of online shops, but there’s something about it that puts me off every time.

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Reflecting on my first FCP module

In 2017 I underwent one of the biggest changes in my life – starting university. By the time September rolled around, and it was time for me to leave for Notts, I was 100% ready to go. I’d hated A-levels with a passion, and my job was becoming a chore. I was excited for the change. Turns out I wasn’t as prepared as I thought. Don’t get me wrong I felt prepared (the unused garlic press that’s sat in my kitchen cupboard is proof of perhaps me being slightly over prepared!), but being at Uni is very different to how I imagined. Terrible accommodation aside, the last few months have been full of ups and downs, and this mainly stems from the experiences I’ve had during my first module of Fashion Communication and Promotion.

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Is technology spreading to our skincare really a good thing?

Last week I published an article about my love for sheet masks, and all things skincare in general. As I made clear in that post, I love a good face mask, and having since purchased a few new ones during my stay in New York I can’t wait to dedicate an evening to relaxing with one, and letting my skin absorb all that goodness. Enter the ‘UFO’. No, the newest skincare craze isn’t going to be an actual extra-terrestrial creature giving you a facial (how cool would that be though!), instead it’s a new skincare device by the brand ‘Foreo’, that apparently has all the goodness of a face mask without the fuss or the mess of one. Whilst this seems like a good idea in concept, it makes me wonder if maybe technology has spread too far – after all isn’t the best skincare supposed to be natural?

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RE:CYCLE – The importance of conscious fashion design

It has recently been announced that Dutch fashion house Viktor & Rolf are doing a collaboration with online retailer Zalando – in an effort to produce a more sustainable fashion line. I’ve talked before about the horrific repercussions of ‘fast fashion’ and how fashion is becoming one of the most polluting industries in the world, so this is really a step in the right direction for the fashion community as a whole. The collection will launch on February 1st and consist of 17 pieces, which will include items such as tops, skirts, and jeans, with prices said to be set towards the lower end of the spectrum (around 50 to 250 euros) so that sustainable fashion can be made accessible to all.  View Post