A Simple Guide to Sustainable Fashion
It’s no secret that fast fashion is having a devastating impact on the planet and on the environment. We can all agree by now that mass produced fashion does more harm than good to our world. Garment workers shouldn’t have to die for making our clothes, our rivers should not be polluted and poisoned just for the sake of a cheap t-shirt and crops and water supplies in impoverished areas should not be contaminated by the fashion industry.
So much suffering, contamination and destruction goes into making the cheap clothing we see everyday on the high street only for 3.8 billion pounds of it to end up in landfill at the end of each year. With fast fashion being the most damaging industry to the environment second only to oil production it’s high time we made the call for change.
As consumers, for every penny we spend, we are casting a vote. As long as we keep pumping our money into fast fashion companies, these multi-billion dollar corporations are going to continue to exploit garment workers through child labour, slave labour and sweat shops, no matter what cost to the environment and to human life.
For today’s post I decided to share the five R’s of sustainable fashion that will hopefully help us all to reduce our consumption of fast fashion brands and strive for a more ethical closet.
The Link Between All Three
The year is 2013, I’m 17 years old and back in the hallways of my old high school. Here is where I walk around hiding my face, hoping that nobody will see me today because my acne is pretty bad and even the mere glimpse of my tired complexion in the mirror is enough to drain my motivation to get out of bed for the week. High school for me was a time where my self image and sense of self worth were so low that I would always dodge my reflection in public because I didn’t feel good in my own skin. Being only 5 ft 2″I got a lot of flack for my height (or lack thereof am I right? ba dum tsss) and in everything I wore I just felt fat and bloated or like my height was making me look compressed and chubby. What always made me feel particularly bad of course was the fact that I never looked like the popular girls who were tall, thin and blonde and who all resembled Kylie Jenner or Gigi Hadid in one way or another. At least in my head it was like that anyway.
Despite these bad feelings though what always brought a flash of positivity to my day was how I would scroll through Instagram to see what my favourite bloggers were doing and I would come home from school that same day to watch them on YouTube. Seeing girls who looked not all that much different to me, who broke away from the cult of the celebrity and who seemed to live a life all not too dissimilar to mine made me feel at peace with myself.
Marzia x Winky Lux
Last Summer when Marzia announced her new eyeshadow palette in collaboration with Winky Lux it was an actual dream come true for me. The Natura Palette had every colour I love to wear and really made for one of the most beautiful looks of any makeup I own. The colour scheme was just so alluring and unusual, not to mention the makeup was just such high quality that the palette quickly became an essential part of my everyday makeup routine.
This year when the La Frutta Palette was announced, I just couldn’t wait to give it a try. Winky Lux is a beauty brand that I really love, if not one of my favourite places to go to get new makeup. They have amazing ethics as they are cruelty free and their eyeshadows are always super long lasting with pigments that are always just so shimmery and vibrant.
Street Style at the Sacre-Coeur
It’s not often that I take the opportunity to pay a visit to one of my favourite places in Paris, but just the other day myself and my artist friend Hanna decided to take the camera with us and go exploring. The village of Montmartre really has so much character to it, not just because of the panoramic view of the entire city from its heights, or the Sacre-Coeur Basilica that stands on its highest hilltop. If you’re brave enough to wander off the beating path you’d see that the area is also full of charming little cobbled streets, quirky cafés and restaurants as well as some really inspiring street art.
Wearing Marzia’s Dress Part II
Hey everyone! Welcome back to another Parisian fashion post here on LaDameWhoFellToEarth.
Earlier in the month as I was scrolling through her website I noticed that the clothing line of one of my favourite YouTubers and fashion bloggers, Marzia, had gone on sale. Having always been quite inspired by her style and having previously coveted many of her unique creations from previous lines, I thought I would take the opportunity to nab something from the Amore line before it all sold out.
I’ve always been quite impressed by Marzia’s designs and if you’ve been on my blog for a while you guys probably know by now that one of my favourite pieces in my wardrobe is the lace dress that she designed for her limone line. If you haven’t seen the post already and you are curious to see how that dress looks you can check the shoot out here
As Marzia will soon be releasing yet another selection of her creations into the world I thought I would share with you a little review on this dress from her Amore line as well as the way I’ve been styling it lately.
My Go-To Outfit In Paris Right Now
If you guys have seen my most recent post then you’d know that lately I have been completely and utterly enamoured by the adorable illustrations of Lorraine Sorlet, an independent illustrator here in Paris.
One of my top goals for 2018 when it came to our blog was to make more of an effort to support sustainable fashion brands as well as smaller artists, creators and designers. We live in a world where huge fashion franchises have a monopoly on what we wear and where we shop. This year I wanted to rebel against that. One of my all-time favourite places to do so when I go shopping is of course Family Store UK, a Brighton-based boutique which is just an awesome place to shop for pins, patches, printed matter and apparel created by less well known labels.
An Art Exhibition by One Of My Favourite Illustrators
When I first came across Lorraine Sorlet’s adorable illustrations it was following her collaboration with one of my favourite ethical and aesthetic clothing brands, Stay Home Club. As soon as I first set eyes on her illustrations and the various ways in which she depicts sentiment, love, loss and heartbreak I couldn’t wait to get familiar with more of her colourful prints.