There were a lot of posts I hoped to post during November, and then an engagement happened and social media went mental and life turned into another to-do list. So I’m squeezing in as much as I can before December comes to scare us into buying Christmas presents. Uh oh.
Starting with a new little posty series – listing the most important articles I’ve read this month ( the title truly speaks for itself ). The idea behind it being that, as a prolific bookmarker, article-reader and content-saver, why not share that? It’s only through reading so many other blogs and news sites and enewsletters ( I’m still playing email catch ups from last month… ) that I come across these anyway – so it’s me spreading a little love. It’s me sharing the joy of sitting and reading and learning; expanding and exercising the brain. Unplug from social media for half an hour and have a browse. A tea, a cosy house spot and trackpants make all the difference in these moments. Highly recommend. And if you have any bright reading suggestions for me, be sure to let me know, because my list is always looking for a few new faces.
1. Here Are All the Benefits of Sustainable Fabrics – Well Made Clothes. Did you know that conventional cotton farming is linked to high rates of suicide? Neither did I. That and more alarming, yet necessary, facts.
2. Mara Hoffman on Her New Sustainable Business – And Changing Her Label’s Look – Vogue. I’m a broken record, but I love her. The effects having a child can have on you and your world perspective are mind-blowing.
3. Why Some Of Us Don’t Have One True Calling – Collective Hub. I AM NORMAL. Finally. Or at least some sort of normal. Sometimes an article pops up right when you need it most, and this was one of those. Life stresses and questions lie before me, as do dreams and hopes, so I find comfort in recognising that maybe I am a multipotentialite. A slashie.
4. Six Fashion Careers of the Future – BoF. Times are a-changing and opening up more doors for those not typically deemed “fashion-y”. Watch this space. ( And in the way of a multipotentialite, I now want to be both Sustainability Expert and Personal Stylist – porque no los dos? ).
I would have loved to pair this with an excuse to get deep in Photoshop and invent some collage, but sadly time has not permitted. Some dreams just can’t come true right when you wish them. Instead I leave you with a visual glitter bomb. When life gets a bit all-over-the-place, glitter may be the answer. There’s nothing like it sticking to your skin for days, leaving a little shimmer in every light, causing laughter and a childish happiness in every mirror.