Whether you are aware of it or not Coco Chanel has had a huge influence on your wardrobe and style choices. To many she is the epitome of class, style, and taste. She had strong opinions about how a woman should and shouldn't dress. I recently noticed an image on Pinterest (I'm not including the original image for copyright reasons) showing the 6 qualities of an ideal wardrobe according to Coco Chanel and started thinking about Chanel's thoughts on style. The original source of the pin (Whowhatwear.com) doesn't go into much depth on each of the principles so I thought I would add my thoughts on each here.
Thursday, 28 July 2016
Wednesday, 27 July 2016
Here in the UK, we don't have large walk in wardrobes, so most of us have to make do with a small wardrobe in our bedroom, which means we need to be super organised with the way we store our clothes. Whether you have a capsule wardrobe or a wardrobe with hundreds of items you need to keep it organised in a way which works for you. Having a well-organised wardrobe which is practical and workable makes getting ready in the morning so much easier as well as simplifying putting everything away on laundry day.
Tuesday, 26 July 2016
Edinburgh has a lot of festivals celebrating all arts and creative industries, just the other week I attended the Magic Festival. This weekend's festival was Edinburgh's International Fashion Festival. The fashion festival is not to be confused with fashion week (read about my fashion week experience and of course what I wore). Unlike fashion week which focuses on getting people into the city centre, the fashion festival focuses on educating us on the fashion industry. As soon as the programme was realised I signed myself up to pretty much everything, which meant I had a very busy weekend.
Monday, 25 July 2016
You may remember the story about Beyonce's Ivy Park range being made in sweatshops from earlier this year. Beyonce's range in partnership is meant to empower women through sport. Beyonce has said she wanted the range to support and inspire women that beauty is more than your physical appearance. However, it turns out the garment workers (the majority of them women) making the range were only earning £4.30 per day and having to work over 60 hours a week in horrific conditions just to make ends meet. That doesn't sound very empowering to me.
Friday, 22 July 2016
One of the first steps towards making the change from fast fashion to slow fashion (ethical and sustainable fashion) is to educate yourself on the fashion industry. As always I recommend watching The True Cost (available on Netflix) as a great starting place. However, this is a full-length documentary which we don't always have time for ( if you do have more time see my 5 fashion documentaries to watch). This is where Youtube comes in, its short shareable videos are perfect for finding a little inspiration or education when you have a few minutes to spare.