• Life,  shopping,  Style

    Ethical shops taking over the world!

    This spring/ summer seems to be an excellent season for lots of new ethical style shops opening! This makes me incredibly happy because as we all know, VISIBILITY is one thing I think that is truly holding this movement down. So having more brick and mortar shops is BRILLAINT. It will aid in helping people to make sustainable and ethical choices SO much more easily, and hopefully help convert some as well 😉 My Pop-up shop and market map at Christmas was quite a success so I have decided to do a permanent version for the UK. I will keep adding to it the more I discover so PLEASE do…

  • Christopher Raeburn aw17 collection bags
    Life,  shopping,  Style,  Thoughts

    REDUCE : RECYCLE : REMAKE : RAEBURN

    Sustainability in high end fashion shouldn’t just be another trend. With this recent surge of designers looking to create more sustainable lines within their collections it’s hard not to be slightly cynical that, as is the nature of fashion, it’s just a fad and once the David Attenborough documentary, has faded from consumers minds, so too will the efforts of designers to be more mindful. (To be fair though I am by nature a cynic; I am cynical about everything and regularly have to check myself to ensure I’m not over doing it and about to be abandoned by my friends.) Exploring the world of Christopher Raeburn One designer I…

  • DAGNY london ethical sustainable luxury fashion brand
    shopping,  Style

    DAGNY London

    Sustainable Luxury My ‘collections’ and book mark tabs on my browser and instagram are becoming laden with brands and companies I want to shout about. I know I say this a lot, but it seriously blows my mind how many people are out there making beautiful, gorgeous and interesting but conscious clothing. So I have to start somewhere and today is DAGNY day. The first thing that really drew me in was the selected colour palette and the beautiful prints. There is definitely a vintage vibe happening but it’s also very fresh and modern, and also pretty classic. The kind of clothes you buy because you absolutely love and will…

  • shopping,  Style

    Ethical Alternatives : CÉLINE TRIO

    I’ve been looking for a nice cross body bag for a while now, something I can use on nights out (LOL on those are rare occasions) but also something I can use for work. With my job sometimes I spend days on end out shopping with a suitcase or shopper in tow so a cross body is ideal for me to access my purse, ipad and tape measure. The famous Céline Trio was recently bought back on to my radar and I realised that it would be the perfect solution. The three (Same size) pockets would be SO useful for staying organised during work trips, and I believe that one…

  • shopping,  Style

    Easy Ethical : ETHLETIC

    Just a quick brand show case today as I am off on a work trip for 2 weeks. I hope to find some time to blog while I’m away, but considering I have been finding it difficult to do so while at home that may or may not happen! How do you other bloggers manage it!? SO… My boyfriend is probably better than me at buying clothing from sustainable and ethical brands. While the majority of my clothes seem to come from second hand shops, his are usually new and mostly bought from ethical stores. The other day he was looking for a new backpack, one with specific straps so…

  • Thoughts

    Weekend Thoughts : is there a solution?

    So I read a lot about all these great brands and designers making and selling ethical and sustainable products and that is great, but on the wider scale of things what is the solution to fast fashion and the high street? Obviously it’s a very complicated subject, and I really don’t know much about economics and I don’t want to pretend I do, but is there a solution out there to make things better or is it just a case of little by little? I find it difficult to articulate myself sometimes so I am just going write down my thoughts in bullet points, and hope that does the job.…

  • Style,  Thoughts

    The joy of vintage jewellery

    As a teenager I became obsessed with costume jewellery and since then I have collected it, in particular vintage and second hand pieces. Nothing fancy, just fun! I would buy huge chunky brightly coloured pieces, make my own out of plastic animals and bits of barbie (it was the emotional years), and also rummage through thrift stores and vintage shops to find interesting unique pieces no one else would have. A lot of that collection has been whittled down over the years and I like to think I have a more refined collection now, No faux Chanel earrings in site 😉 Above: 1970’s ball necklace, moon and stars clip on…