Instagram’s Impact on Mental Health

Instagram is one of the biggest movers and shakers in fashion communication and promotion, but the promotion of perfect lifestyle is negatively impacting Instagram users. I was prompted to read the Guardian article discussion with the headline, ‘Instagram is supposed to be friendly. So why is it making people so miserable?’ It really got me…

Designjunction 2018

Designjunction London 2018 took place on 20-23 September 2018 at South Bank, London. I was walking along the River Thames and suddenly spotted structures and installations in the near and far distance. I unfortunately got there just as the design works were being dismantled and in some cases, shipped away. Having said this, I still…

Retailer Orla Kiely Ceases Trading

I recently read an article on the BBC that really intrigued me because Orla Kiely has always been such a traditional brand. The fashion and homeware retailer has closed its retail stores and website, becoming the latest victim of the difficult retail landscape. As the article states, ‘Orla Kiely ceased trading after its parent company,…

Street-style New York Fashion Week SS19

Fashion month is upon us, and New York is kicking off proceedings in style. A mix of established and emerging brands are making prominent statements on the catwalk. Away from the runway, loose, floating wrap dresses, practical jumpsuits, playful leopard-print pieces are appearing on New York streets. Victoria Magrath, known as ‘In The Frow’ on…

Sweaty Betty Live 2018

Yesterday I attended Sweaty Betty Live 2018 at the Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, London. Sweaty Betty has, over the last year, become one of my favourite shops, both for their beautifully patterned clothing and their ethics. I love Sweaty Betty’s values, to inspire women to find empowerment through fitness. Sweaty Betty Live is a…

Chanel Debuting First Men’s Make-up Line

I saw an article on WWD that really caught my eye; Chanel are soon to be debuting their first men’s makeup line. The three products will be introduced in South Korea, starting this September. The range has been named, ‘Boy de Chanel makeup’. The brand is diving into the growing men’s grooming trend. The collection…

A Day of Shopping in London

My mum and I have gone to London more times this last year than we ever have before and I’ve loved it. This particular trip to London consisted of visiting all of my favourite places and shops in London. We started the day with a coffee and then ventured on to Oxford Street and into…

Logos and Lollies

Another article that I have recently read from the Fashion section of the Evening Standard paper that my Dad brought home from London explored everything logoed from monogrammed bags to designer ice-creams. Luxury labels are really pushing their previous boundaries this summer. Summer is definitely not the best time for people having to regularly experience…

Life Through A Lens: Iris Apfel

My dad brought back a Stylist magazine from London last week and I spotted an article focusing on Iris Apfel. She turns 97 this month (I know, amazing!); she is an interior designer, businesswomen and a very well appreciated fashion icon. When I think of Apfel, the first thing I picture is her glasses; they…