RE:CYCLE – The importance of conscious fashion design

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

The MOMA – Is Fashion Modern Exhibit

The MOMA – Is Fashion Modern Exhibit

As I mentioned in my last post, last week I visited New York with Uni, a trip that mainly consisted of shopping and sightseeing. However there were lots of recommended educational visits too, my favourite of which was The MOMA. The Museum of Modern Art is located in Midtown Manhattan, which was about a 30 minute walk from our hotel, directly down 5th Avenue allowing us to explore the gorgeous shops on the way.  The MOMA was established in 1929, and is held in very high regard in the modern art world due to the influence it’s had over the years. I’ve mentioned before I’ve never really understood art, even referring to ‘Starry Night’ (a painting I actually got to see in real life!!) as a pretty painting of a night sky, however I really enjoyed my visit to The MOMA, and especially was captivated by Paola Antonelli and Michelle Millar Fisher’s ‘Items: Is Fashion Modern?’ exhibition.

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New York Shopping and Why It’s So Amazing

New York Shopping and Why It’s So Amazing

Last week I was lucky enough to go to New York with Uni. New York had never been a place that I’d been desperate to visit but after 6 days there I was desperate not to leave. I’m not really a city girl, and never envisioned myself living in one, let alone one the size of New York. Nottingham is a nice city to start with, feeling relatively small, but the idea of living in London terrifies me. Too much noise. Too many people. Too expensive. Until New York, I didn’t understand the fascination people seem to have (namely Rachel Berry from Glee) with cities. Turns out I loved everything about the Big Apple, from the people to the amazing buildings, but one of the things I enjoyed the most was the shopping.

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Rihanna – Queen of serving looks

Rihanna – Queen of serving looks

I think everyone has that one celebrity that every single time they’re photographed they think they look absolutely incredible. Mine is 100% Rihanna. Every single look she’s photographed in is flawless – though not something I would ever wear myself. That’s why her style is so genius, she has everyone lusting after these outfits that most ordinary people would look ridiculous in, such is the power of RiRi. Her own fashion collabs such as ones she’s done with River Island and Puma, have also been a success, with Puma X Fenty helping sales at Puma go up 3.7% in 2016. Rihanna has a natural flare for fashion, something other celebs have to force, and this blog post contains some of my personal favourite looks she’s ever put together.

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Shout Out to Sheet Masks

Shout Out to Sheet Masks

Something I’ve taken more seriously as I’ve grown older is my skincare. Whereas I used to be happy with a face wipe and lip balm, my skin wasn’t. As my skin got worse and worse, I realised my routine wasn’t going to cut it anymore. A few years later there’s day creams, night cream, exfoliators, cleansers, toners, serums and best of all face masks. Face masks when I was a kid were cheap one use packets, reserved for sleepovers only. Now I have a face mask for all kinds of occasions, but my all time favourite will always be the sheet mask.  View Post