In Stylist, I find a community of like-minded women—one where we are spoken to intelligently and openly. So, you can imagine my excitement when I discovered that Stylist hold an annual live event, where this community can transition from living in the pages of a magazine to real-life interaction.
Recently, I was lucky enough to sit in on a keynote speech by the lovely Lily Cole. She spoke about many significant things, including the power of literacy and the creation of a gift economy, but one spoke to me above all else. As she talked us through her journey towards becoming a conscious consumer, I felt a sense of guilt that I’d not yet done the same.
After a bit of research, I’ve been able to come up with five, simple actions that we can all take as first steps towards becoming a conscious consumer.
With Fashion Week in full swing, many Londoners, including myself, have style on the mind. As the who’s who of the industry from around the world line the front row, eager to see which trends will dominate AW2016, we are also reminded that true style is everlasting.
Last year I got to experience this idea in its truest form at the Mademoiselle Privé exhibition, held at Chelsea’s Saatchi Gallery.
Spanning three floors, the exhibition was an immersive journey through the life of Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel as she transformed from a little-known Parisian milliner to a global fashion icon.