Being of the curvy persuasion I often feel a little (very) fat when flicking through Vogue or something of that ilk which are all full of teeny weeny models wearing the most beautiful, unattainable clothes.
So, when I stumbled across Slink Magazine I felt right at home. Even though I don't quite fit into their target audience (Size 14+) I do fit into the curvy and proud bracket that they are championing, they are about loving who you are no matter what size you are, which I am well in favour of!
Also, the beauty of having a magazine that is not constantly centred around weight issues, means absolutely no 'Look how skinny Cheryl Cole is!' and 'Oh nooooo, my boyfriend doesn't love me because I've put on 3 pounds!', and plenty of much, much better things like yummy recipes and travel articles.
If you fancy a change from the usual magazine, have a look at Slink here.
'If I were to sum up the IOU Project i would say that it has been a study in the creation of a Prosperity chain; an experiment to rethink how goods are produced and sold in a way that benefits everyone.' - Kavita Parmar, Creative Director of The IOU Project.
The IOU Project is about to launch, a project bringing the customer and the craft together, with each, unique piece carrying a QR code that, when scanned, shows you the story of how your clothes came to be.
I love the idea of this and can't wait to find out more, though you should probably watch the video above, it explains it a lot better than I can!
So it's nearing the end of my degree and my workload is getting a little bit silly, my blog's been suffering quite a bit because of it. I've decided I want to try and post every day again but at the moment they're going to have to be short, picture heavy posts! I'm going to try out a few 'I love...'s and see how it goes, let me know if you hate it!
I love... America. Especially the kind of beautiful, dreamy imagery that looks like it could be stills from Psycho, except uber glamorous and less killy.
Though I read plenty of shop magazines (ASOS, 214 Topshop, BooHoo...) I've never actually posted about one before, they always seem a bit more catalogue, not enough content (apart from Topshop, I just can't fault it) so it had never crossed my mind...
The Awear.com Summer Magazine dropped into my inbox this morning as I was in the midst of creating a bazillion pie charts and spreadsheets for my FMP (FML more like...) and I decided to take a little blogging break to show it off to you. The images within the main editorial were just a bit too good to leave behind, with a distinctly 70's theme, think Veronica Corningstone from Anchorman, the styling, location and model inspired me to wear maxi dresses and bright colours this summer.
The little trend features within the magazine (I would have screen grabbed but there's links all over it!) are on trend, to the point and a bit lovely. I'll even forgive the Kate Middleton mention, anyone else getting utterly sick of all this Royal Wedding malarky?
Anyways, have a gander at the Summer Magazine to escape from the real World for a little bit. Right, back to work...
p.s. The magazine also has a 20% off code for Awear, so go and treat yourself!
Apologies for the distinct lack of posting recently, I'm in the depths of Uni stress with my dissertation due in tomorrow and about a billion other things to do at the same time so I shall keep this short! I'll be back with a vengeance when it's all over though.
Just as I needed a little pick me up, images from Cheer Up clothing dropped into my inbox so I thought I'd share their super cute designs with you. I want to be those girls frolicking in the park right now but alas I have to go and film a promo video for the Uni along with Mat and then it's all nighter time... I can't wait to be a grown up.
There's only really one word I have to describe Hesan Hejazi's A/W 11 collection and that word is 'swoon'.
Seriously, how could you not love full red skirts, sheer shirts and plenty of leather? I adore the nods towards S&M with the leather gloves and full, red lips. I kind of want to put it all on and pretend I'm in the throes of passion ie. prancing around my room with lipstick on my face...
Here's some images from my morning shoot on Saturday, with the lovely Rosie from Select wearing things from Bitching and Junkfood, Alpha 60, Broken Fab and Tatty Devine. Unfortunately I had to take the images as the photographer was a no show, so they're not as good as they should have been, but it's something else to add to my portfolio!
Would these make you pick up a magazine or click on to a website? Which is your favourite? I love the one with the studded shorts!
It was shot on location at Rich Mix in Hackney, which is a cinema/venue/awesomeness which you should totally go to.
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