6 Easy Ways to Embrace Sustainable Fashion

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Embracing sustainable fashion is critical. Just like fast food is unhealthy for the body, fast fashion is unhealthy for the environment. Over consumption of anything is unhealthy, and the challenge is educating the vast majority of the population on the negative environmental impacts of fast fashion, over consumption and instant gratification consumerism.

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London Guide: Regents Park Rose Lovers Delight

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Two months into my London relocation and I am still struggling to cope with the car pollution and passive cigarette smoke which dirty my lungs on a daily basis. So when the weather forecast indicated the sun would be shining today, I packed my camera and headed off to spend the day enclosed in the boundaries of beautiful Regents Park. No cars here, just plenty of fresh air, sunny autumn skies and beautiful serene nature.

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Clerkenwell Vintage Fashion Fair: Vintage Heaven Under One Roof

My idea of vintage heaven – the Clerkenwell Vintage Fashion Fair. The irresistible allure of 50 vintage fashion traders under one roof at the Finsbury Town Hall. Since moving to London, wandering around this intimate and enchanting art deco building with adorable vintage traders has quickly become my favourite place to source vintage fashion. And the recent autumn Clerkenwell Vintage Fashion Fair certainly didn’t disappoint.

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Saatchi Gallery And An Unexpected Odour

Stumbling upon the unexpected is one of the great joys of life. I made an unplanned detour to the Saatchi Gallery whilst walking down Kings Road on my way to an antiques fair at the Chelsea Town Hall. The gallery had been on my gallery must-visit list for ages and little did I realise an unpleasant odour would be linked to the highlight of my visit.

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London Guide: Columbia Road Flower Market

Sundays should be for lazy days and sleeping in. However, Sundays are the only day you will experience the wonderful delight that is the Columbia Road Flower Market.

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Perils of Online Vintage Shopping

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Educated, independent, smart. All of these qualities are meaningless when faced with certain real-life practicalities. Practical actions that should typically take minimal thought and effort such as getting dressed. The moment you realise you cannot fasten the vintage garment you bought online, delicate profanities erupt spontaneously from your mouth into the surrounding air.

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My Summer Icon

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White hot beach sand. My summer icon. Weekend trips to the beach in flip flops and excessive heat. An icon which should come with a warning label. Blaring hot sun. Endless days that turn into endless weeks of temperatures in the 35 degree to 45 degree range.

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7 Shoe Shopping Tips for Wide Feet

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Narrow. Slim. Small. These words have never been used to describe my feet. If I were living in the early part of the 20th century, my feet would have been very out-of-vogue. Ultra feminine, small, narrow feet were the trend of the day and larger-footed women were deemed peasant like. I grew up on a farm. Does that make me a modern day peasant?

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8 Essential Long Haul Flight Travel Items

Do you dread the thought of a long haul international flight? I do. Especially as I have lived most of my adult life in one of the worlds most isolated city – Perth, Western Australia. My definition of a long haul international flight is anything lasting 10+ hours. So to combat the dread and help improve my long haul, in-fight experience, I always carry 8 essential travel items.

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15 Surprising Things About Florence

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For me, the attraction to visit Florence was its long association with leather goods artisans and craftsmanship rather than its abundant Renaissance art, medieval history or famous architecture. Florence is after all the birth place of Italian fashion and the home of Gucci. And I am after all someone who love, love, loves fashion.

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