I made a vlog from my day at a panel discussion at Central Saint Martins, put together by Saskia Rowlands, where an expert panel discussed “Why Disability is still not fully embraced by the Fashion Industry”. Were there:
Social Media is a place where you can share your life, express yourself and become part of a community. You see, on Instagram, there are millions of users; millions of users that may share your vision, beliefs, and interests. It’s those people that you can connect with and form a positive partnership.
That’s why I put so much effort into Instagram because it allows me to showcase my passion for fashion and push the industry further. How? Well, for instance, some time back a brand approached me to try some of their clothing. Of course, they wanted me to give them some feedback, but in return, I was able to adorn a lovely piece of clothing. That’s how a partnership can help the fashion industry.
That brand was Palta Clothes, and I’m so glad they reached out to me. They’re completely unique in the way they operate, and it’s refreshing to see the awesome work that they’re doing. Their brand mission is to create sustainable clothing that includes everyone around the world. Palta truly wants their clothing to unite the world and be accessible to those that face daily struggles.
So far, they’ve done a pretty incredible job. Not only do they focus on being eco-friendly and affordable, they’ve decided to design stunning clothing for those who are less fortunate. According to their presentation, they’re targeting young people, 253 million visually impaired people, 25 million amputees, and 67 million wheelchair users.
Now, going back to my involvement with Palta, they provided me with a beautiful tunic that came in a gorgeous grey colour. The first thing I noticed was how brilliant the material was; it really felt like great quality. But, another thing which stood out was the versatility. I utilised the tunic in 4 different styles, and all of them looked super.
I adorned it with jeans for a casual look, on its own for comfort, with a belt to add some contrast and with a Peter Twiss jacket. I was so impressed with how they all appeared – I loved them! But, I gathered that when you choose Palta Clothes, you don’t just do it for the fashion. You join a brand that is pushing for a positive change across the world, and you are there to support them in their journey.
If you want to check out some of their clothing and learn more about their story, check out their website – www.paltaclothes.com. Alternatively, you can just hop onto Instagram and find them at ‘paltaclothes’.
I recently went on holiday to Brazil & while there I did this photo shoot in Capão da Canoa in Rio Grande do Sul. In this vide,o you will see some of the behind the scenes action. I hope you enjoy it and please leave your thoughts & comments.
Picture by: Lawson Filho
Clothes by Lojas Femelle
Hair: Bruna Franck
Jewellery: Silviane Teixeira
Makeup: Tainara Reis
Right now, you’re probably aware that the UK fashion industry is flourishing, simply because so many wonderful brands are establishing themselves every year. One of the brands that really caught my eye and captured my heart was Staar Boutique. I came across them at the London Organic Boutique and had the pleasure of seeing their work in all its glory.
Plus, I had the chance to listen to their vision, explore their range and truly understand what makes them different. You see, they pride themselves on selling gorgeous jewellery that is one-hundred-percent organic and fair trade. They refrain from utilizing materials that go against their core values and principles, which I really admire them for.
It allows them to tie nicely into the London ethnic fashion culture. Other than being completely pure, their items look amazing and complement any type of outfit. I personally love wearing their rings, earrings, and bracelets, and even wore them to the Adriana Chiari magazine launch which I recently attended.
In addition, you’ll find that the vast majority of their products are very affordable, but they never, ever compromise on quality and appearance. The evidence of that is in the high-standard that the jewellery possesses. Now, the style that they go for is modern, but plenty of their pieces are perfect for sentimental, cute gifts for friends and loved ones. Believe me, there’s a strong chance that you’ll find a piece that you fall in love with instantly.
All in all, I’d definitely recommend checking out Staar Boutique. They’re on the rise and will only continue to grow as more people are exposed to their brand, share their vision and enjoy wearing their products. Even if you don’t purchase anything, I feel it’s fantastic to support another London fashion outlet opting to go down the organic and fair trade route.
https://www.facebook.com/STAAR-2095173874028589/ – link Take a look at their Facebook Page.