Monday, 17 November 2014

Welcome back

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As you may have noticed, I haven't posted in a while. Last year I pushed myself a bit too far, I tried to do too many things and didn't really exceed at many. I tried cramming working nearly 17 hours a week, blogging, college, learning mandarin (don't ask) and volunteering at a hospital radio every week. I don't know why I did this, but I ended up not being very good at anything, which in turn did nothing for my confidence. I cried all the time and nearly dropped out of college. At the start of this school year I realised that I couldn't do all of that and still expect to come out with good grades. I kind of shut down everything else and focused just on work and college, my grades have gotten an awful lot better and I feel happier in general. I'm not going to lie, I began to find Internet world a little bit overwhelming, this is just my space to put whatever I want and sometimes it's read by quite a lot of people, which is odd but nice. I want to blog more, but please bare with me for this next year because I've got a lot of stuff to get done. Please also look forward to some more frequent posting from me. I've achieved so much through this blog and whether you've read a post and left a nice comment or provided technical assistance, I am so grateful to anyone who has ever supported me with this.

Also if you have a sec, I'm posting pictures and stuff on this here:

Rose

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

FUCK ALL FUR AND THE PEOPLE THAT WEAR IT.

As a blogger I sometimes worry about how I could be negatively effecting the environment and the speed of fashion, obviously in my case it would only be by a tiny amount, but everything has a knock on effect. Something that's really caught my eye recently has been the amount of fur that has been used in recent autumn/winter collections,  I'll be honest I love the way fur looks, although I would never ever wear real fur, I hate the thought of an animal suffering so much and there really is no way you can guarantee the animals have died 'humanely'. When you think about it, no matter how painless the death is, there is nothing humane about it. Killing an animal so that you can look fancy is disgusting, it's for fashion which is arguably pointless in itself, that animal needed it's fur so that it could enjoy the world in the same way that we do, instead a lot of the time they are stuck in cages and skinned alive.  In the mid nineties it went quite out of fashion and a lot of people from peta would throw paint over people who wore fur, I'm not against this, I really think there should be a fear amongst rich people and celebrities to wear fur. It doesn't seem to affect celebrities public image like it used too, it should, it really should. In the 21st century it shouldn't still be seen as a symbol of power and wealth, it should instead be seen as a symbol of idiocy and cruelty. Nowadays there are so many fake fur alternatives which look incredible, the only problem with fake fur is that it fuels the real fur industry. Fake fur is much more expensive to produce than it is to kill an animal, especially if you don't look after that animal particularly well. So, say a designer produced a couple of really cool looking fur coats, well the high street stores could look at this and want to recreate similar garments, not even knowingly they could be using real fur. The people who kill the animals could sell on the fur to other traders, and by the time the real fur has switched hands a couple of times and then has made it's way to the coat manufacturers.  The fashion buyers are probably told that it's fake, and choose not to question anything too much as its cheap. Also it's worth noting that if you buy a coat with a fur trim, since its not the main body of the coat the shop doesn't have to state whether or not it's real fur. I'd prefer it if everyone just didn't wear fur, even the fake stuff. Unless you are living in the antarctic and don't have access to a North Face shop, and are prepared to kill it and skin it yourself then that becomes more about survival and nature rather than fashion. I also want to say about vintage furs, since the animal was killed a long time ago, you might think it would be a waste to not wear the coat, yes, on most levels I would agree. The only thing is that's how trends start, say you wear a vintage fur, and then your mate see's you looking good in it, they then want one too, then other people see you in them and want them as well. It could eventually snowball into designers cottoning on and producing new fur, which really defeats the whole idea.

List of some famous rich arseholes who wear real fur:

Rhianna, Rita Ora, Olivia Palermo, Kate Moss (can't see why Sir Paul likes this woman since he's so anti fur), Pippa Middleton, Anna Wintour, Beyonce, J-Low, Kanye West, Kim Kardashian, Joan Rivers (I know she's dead), Paris Hilton, Amber Rose, P-diddy, Lady Gaga, Kelis and Mary J Blige.

Shitty Designers who supply the rich arseholes with the fur: (ones who are using fur for there Aw14 collections)

Lanvin, Gucci, Saint Laurent, Dolce & Gabanna, Fendi, Altuzarra, Philip Lim, Christopher Kane, Giorgio Armani, Missoni, Bottega Venneta, Chanel, Roksanda Ilinic (to name a few).






Friday, 22 August 2014

August Music Playlist















 Hey, how are you? I'm great, I thought I'd try something new this month. Above as you may have already guessed by the title, these are the songs which I have been loving throughout august. I'm not going to pretend to know a lot about music, I just know what I like - maybe you'll find something on here that you like too? I want to start doing a wider variety of posts, evolving my blog more.

So go ahead, press play!

Rose x
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