Since starting my blog, I’ve only had Adrian take my photos; or I take them myself. This weekend, my lovely friend Alicia, offered to take some blog photos for me whilst we worked together with Amy, from Paint Nail Lacquer, to create some content for her Insta. Although you may think it, I’ve never loved being in front of a camera - but it’s one of the things I’ve somehow found myself getting involved in.
It’s not the only thing I’m involved in; or afraid to acknowledge most of the time. This weekend got me thinking about fast fashion. It’s something I’ve struggled with as a ‘fashion blogger’. Sometimes I’m hesitant to post or share something on my blog/insta in fear of promoting mindless consumerism, or simply adding to the noise of the internet. I mean, I was having a smoothie with my best friend today and started mentioning what I wanted to buy next, but did I need it? Probably not.
At what cost do we, the humans of planet earth, stop to think about our impact? When can/do people of influence highlight how we can somehow make this better?
There are SO many influencers and bloggers telling you what sales are on, at what shops fast-fashion shops, showing off their unboxing or opening curated gifts filled with beauty products from big multi-million dollar brands, wearing different shoes in practically every insta post, or showing off a new, made en masse bikini. I mean, when do we kinda think it’s too much?
So, at this point you’re probably thinking ‘Oh, how rich? Coming from a girl with a fashion blog’. Yeh, it’s ironic or whatever. But, I’m just like you, really. I just share my purchases, inspo and life on here.
Anyway, what can I do? First, I’m going to share the documentary I watched (The True Cost) that made me start thinking about all this stuff. I was thinking, my next post I’ll share some info on how we can best dispose of goods we no longer need and share some stores/local makers that actually care about their impact on this fragile planet.