If Kristabel did newsletters, it would probably look like this…
I haven’t done a good old sharing is caring post in a while and I thought it best to put some of my online procrastination to good use (oops). Since my Black, British and Blogging post was shared so widely (thanks pals), it’s only fair that I celebrate some of the amazing content I’ve been reading, pinning and double-tapping recently. Enjoy!
@creativekipi – Prepare to become obsessed with Majorie Lacome’s pastel universe. She describes herself as a multi-faceted creative and her aesthetic shows that minimalism doesn’t have to be muted.
@bubblyacquarius – After meeting Rachel at #YouCanSitWithUsLDN and seeing her amazing style in action, I now always look at her feed if I’m ever stuck on what to wear. I’ll forever be envious of the JW Anderson dress she snapped up in the Selfridges sale for cheap.
@spiritedpursuit – How about a bit of off-the-beaten-track travel? Lee Litumbe’s adventures will give you a major dose of wanderlust, plus there’s a particular focus on showcasing the beautiful landscapes and diversity within Africa.
@uzypaws – Here’s some more style inspiration courtesy of Uzy who’s made me seriously regret not buying that H&M frilled sweatshirt. Her style is creative, cohesive and I need to email her for ‘fro tips.
Crafted By Time – This post by Oh Joy shows the potential of creative careers and how much hard work it takes to make a blog into a viable business. It’s also a sponsored post and a great way to convey an important message through a campaign.
Money’s Too Tight To Mention – Another shout out for Katherine Omerod’s site with an honest look at getting into the fashion industry when you don’t have rich parents. It sheds a light on how social media can make you seem more successful (salaries are mentioned) plus the irony of all the ‘perks when you’re earning pennies’.
Who’s Behind The Flurry Of Influencer Backed Beauty Brands – As much as I hate the word ‘influencer’, this Business Of Fashion article predicts that the next big lifestyle brand could be founded by one thanks to the rise of licensing partnerships. It explains how beauty lines can be created within days and why those Kylie lip kits are so successful.
Natasha Nuttall – I’m so glad I started hanging out with Natasha more last year and now I’ve been introduced to her world of triangles and bold graphic design. Prepare for some major pin-related procrastination.
Common Fashion Sense – Yay the first fashion episode from one of my favourite podcasts! It looks at many of the intersectional issues affecting the industry, including race, size and class. It’s pretty frustrating but there are glimmers of hope with creative consultant Jeanie Annan and designer Jefferson making what difference they can.
Edd Kimber – Ever wondered what the life of a GBBO winner is really like? Kat interviews Edd Kimber who triumphed in the first series and so expect a behind the scenes look into the madness of producing a reality show. There’s also important lessons on knowing your worth.
Why Great Photos Are Still The Key To Making It Big On Instagram – I’m still loving Sara’s podcasts championing ways to build an Instagram account authentically, plus the value that it can add. This week she introduces us to @allthatisshe, an account that managed to grow from 0-100k in 12 months.