in this week’s publication, we talk about sustainable clothing. Well, it’s been a pretty miserable week, hasn’t it? How typical that when I plan to take some photos outdoors, the UK gets a week of thunderstorms! Does anyone else find that their mood gets worse when it’s horrible and gloomy outside? It’s June, I miss the sun!
What I’ve Been up to This Week
I’ve had quite a productive week this week. I’m working on releasing my own presets soon and have created two different packs already. They are still works in progress and will probably need a bit of juggling around and minor tweeks, but I’m pretty proud of them! It’s taken me a while to start working on my own presets because I find the whole thing quite scary. You can easily fall into the trap of feeling like you’re not good enough, and I actually got quite emotional when I saw how nice the tests turned out!
I’ve also got back into the swing of reading this week after feeling like I didn’t have any time to read (I blame Tik Tok). I finished reading Betty
and started with Girl, Woman, Other and I’m really enjoying it so far. The writing style is a bit weird, there aren’t any full stops (or very little) so it takes a bit of getting used to. My brain has got used to it now and quickly adapted to the lack of proper sentences, it sort of knows where to put them in.
Here are some articles I wrote this week.
Making your Lightroom presets look amazing
A list of July Books I am looking forward to reading.
I hope the pandemic changes us for the better
How was your week?
An Editing Tip from Bee
I had a few questions about my presets on how to get them consistent. In my case, I created one preset (Peachy Keen was the one I created first) and then made all of the other presets by adjusting the one I created. So essentially, they are all moderations of one preset. This makes the bones of the preset all the same, making sure your feed will stay consistent.
If you’re thinking about creating your own presets but feel like you don’t have the skills to be able to do it, just go for it and have a bit of a play. What have you got to lose!? I honestly wasn’t sure how they would turn out and if I could translate my vision into the editing, but I am so so happy with them!
Bee Good: A Brand that is Doing Good Things -Sustainable Clothing
With the reopening of non-essential, fast fashion shops this week and seeing the giant queues to get into Primark, it’s really made me think about my shopping habits. Whilst I don’t constantly buy from fast-fashion, I’ve been trying to break up with it for good for a while, but have never been able to take myself out of the toxic relationship. But for some reason, seeing those queues seems to have woken me up a bit. I want to buy more sustainable clothing.
I’m going to be making a real effort to shop second hand and support small, ethical businesses from now on. I always feel a lot better with my spending when I feel like I’m supporting a real person rather than cooperation.
Whilst reading Aja Barber’s Instagram, I read her post saying every time you feel compelled to buy from a fast fashion company, put away the £25 into a savings pot and save up for something that you really love from a small, sustainable brand. Sustainable brands tend to be more expensive, rightfully so, and I think that putting away some money every time I feel the need to buy something cheap will really help me save for something I really love.
With that being said, I want to highlight the small brand By Megan Crosby
. The garments are made to order and are often made from deadstock fabric. Bursting with colour, Megan’s clothes are super fun and original they are going to be with you for the rest of your life as you know they are all made with love.
The Hot List: What I’ve Been Loving This Week
By Megan Crosby – Cari Jumpsuit
When I tell you I’m in love with this jumpsuit, I’m not lying. You know when you look at a piece of clothing and you want to cry because you love it so much? This is me with this jumpsuit. I’m obsessed with the puff sleeves, the collar and the COLOUR! This is a pretty bold colour for me, but I can’t wait for this jumpsuit to arrive through my door.
Omi Na Na – Merrylin Dress
I’m saving up for this absolute beauty! It’s so unusual, I’ve never seen anything like it before. Again, I’m obsessed with the sleeves and the gorgeous pattern. I feel like once I have this dress, I will never take it off!
Kitri Studio Lise Candy Stripe Dress
I have a thing for orange and pink together right now, and this dress is just so bright and fun – great for this gloomy weather!
Justine Tabak – Isabel Green Gingham Dress
The ultimate Picnic dress! Adore the tie waist on this dress, perfect for when I have to size up because my shoulders are huge !
Omnes – Lilac Wrap Top
I don’t actually own anything lilac, but I really love the colour, this top would look so cute with jeans.
I love these sustainable clothing brands
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Women Don’t Owe You Pretty:
I just love Florence so much. Her and her book is the type of role model I needed when I was a fifteen-year-old girl. I truly believe that Florence is going to change the way that women think and men are going to be so mad about it. I love it.
This book is about a girl with Multiple Personality Disorder and has received some pretty amazing reviews. It’s been described as “alive, frantic and urgent” and is really intriguing me.
Winter in Sokcho:
Okay. So this may be the most gorgeous book cover I have EVER seen. This book is based in South Korea and I’ve never read anything based there before, so I think this will be an interesting read.
I’m Afraid of Men:
I have to admit that I’m not very well educated on the transgender community, and with everything going on in the world right now regarding trans rights (and a certain author…) I want to better educate myself and listen to transgender voices.
Women, Race and Class:
As I continue my education, I think this is one of the important books that every person should read.
I hope you enjoyed the newsletter! I’m trying to focus a lot more on sustainable brands when I’m showing you all that I’ve been loving this week. I think, for all of us, this Pandemic has made us realise that we much prefer to be more conscious of our spending. I know that is true for me, and I hope I introduce you to a brand that you will love and support!
If you have any more sustainable clothing brands please let me know.