For anyone who follows me on social media, you’ll know I recently decided to do a 10 day stint of ‘no phone’. I wanted to do an experiment to monitor just how much it affects my mental health in general. The decision came after a few months of therapy for depression. While I know social media is not the root cause of what I’m dealing with, I do believe it to have a bit of a toxic influence. Especially when used incorrectly.
Autumn is without doubt my favourite season and the best time of the year. There’s still a glimpse of light come 6pm and the smell of damp brown leaves is so natural it almost feels like I’m not in London but wrapped up in a throw somewhere back in Wales.
From high vis to vintage tweed, deconstructed designs to high shine trenches, of course we each have a preferred style. Ahh, the humble coat. ‘Tis the season to get them out and of course, we each have a favourite (by ‘a’ favourite, I mean, probably, like three).
As hundreds of people were arrested protesting the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh, a man who has been accused of sexual assault, it got me thinking about rights, equality and braveness. With sexism, trust and the disparage of women firmly under the spotlight this year, it’s certainly changed my mood. Despite whether you agree or disagree, I’m sure you’ll have some thoughts on it.
There’s nothing better than discovering a new brand – even if it’s just a luxury one that you can obsess over without actually affording to own a piece yourself. Some new breakthrough brands often truly lead the way for high street copies – Cult Gaia bags spring to mind, anyone?
If you follow me on Instagram then you’ll have seen me putting together bits of furniture, finding decorations and pulling everything together to create a dream blogger’s office. Now I have to admit, working inside London’s Vogue House gave me SO much inspiration and back then I could only dream of one day creating my very own fashion office. So with my years of fashion mag experience coupled with my time spent in London and visiting brands’ offices, here’s my first attempt at designing space.