I feel like this week went by in a bit of an anxiety fuelled flash. I don't ever really touch on things ~like that~ on here, but even chatting this week (and watching and listening to various things, as you'll hear about in a bit) has made me realise it's always a conversation worth having. Perhaps it was the tension of Line of Duty (which O M G) or another General Election that got the ball rolling- but having a Sunday filled with a little bit of me time is exactly what the doctor ordered. That and Harry Styles for Rolling Stone. Always.

This weeks reading to get your teeth in to...

(L-R Sources: Meg, NY Times, Briony, Fearne Cotton)

The Must-Reads:
One piece I discovered this week via the power of Twitter was this NY Times article based on 'the new meaning of fast fashion', which was shared by my wonderful friend Ros. The piece discusses the announcement that FarFetch would be delivering Gucci in 90 minutes across 10 major cities and how it's okay to sometimes wait for the things you want. One line that particularly struck a chord with me said, 'in treating investment fashion — which is to say fashion that takes time to create and consumers to understand (and often, desire) — as a commodity, you risk changing how people think about it, and value it, in an essential way'. With the changing landscape of more luxury based bloggers and YouTubers, this is definitely something I think is worth discussing, and a topic that I am hugely fascinated by too. Having been someone who has always treated designer shopping as a considered, thought-out process- I'm keen to see how this pans out over the next few months. I also loved this piece by Fearne Cotton on validation and being enough- something hugely important (especially when you're feeling a little delicate)!

The YouTube Channel:
Oddly enough, this week I haven't managed to fit that much video or television watching in. Aside from Line of Duty (naturally) and the fantastic Mind over Marathon (which I'd recommend to anybody as it was truly inspirational)- I haven't actually squeezed in many YouTube minutes. The one person who I have loved though (which is no secret) is Lily Pebbles. Although I love all of her videos, it was her Q&A videos over the last week that I particularly enjoyed, and loved hearing her discuss the elements of blogging rarely spoken about- including creating #ad campaigns, having other people on board and click bait.

Another video I have have have to include is Meg's video on depression. Not only is it one of the most articulate, touching videos I've seen on the subject- but seeing someone be so raw, brave and open about depression was so, so wonderful and bloody important. Mental health is one of the hardest topics to touch on (especially when it's affecting you) so seeing someone so loved and admired in blogging step out is amazing. She da bee's knees.

The Blog Love:
The thing I love most about my friend Briony (aside from the obvious fact she's a lovely person and her style, naturally)- is her eloquence and intellect when it comes to fusing her two working worlds of blogging and politics. This week she wrote a post about dressing for work, not having to sacrifice your style to be taken seriously and how fashion and intellect are not mutually exclusive and 'wearing a cute pair of heels won't lessen your intelligence'. Wise words from a very wise lady (yup, thats three university degrees and counting)...

The Podcast:
Oh my god was this week podcast gold OR WHAT. Although I've still got to finish listening to a couple (trust me when I say they're the perfect baking partner)- my ears are happy to have a light relief from my overplaying of Alexandra Savior. My first big love was obviously Emma's hugely inspiring interview with Seth Godin, as well as Prince Harry's chat with Bryony Gordon on mental health, which I highly recommend. I've also loved the power duo podcasts from Arden and Will (which talks about everything from conspiracy theories to adulting) and all the lols from Jules and Sarah too. YOU GUYS SPOIL ME.

Objects of desire:



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I feel like this week went by in a bit of an anxiety fuelled flash. I don't ever really touch on things ~like that~ on here, but even chatting this week (and watching and listening to various things, as you'll hear about in a bit) has made me realise it's always a conversation worth having. Perhaps it was the tension of Line of Duty (which O M G) or another General Election that got the ball rolling- but having a Sunday filled with a little bit of me time is exactly what the doctor ordered. That and Harry Styles for Rolling Stone. Always.

This weeks reading to get your teeth in to...

(L-R Sources: Meg, NY Times, Briony, Fearne Cotton)

The Must-Reads:
One piece I discovered this week via the power of Twitter was this NY Times article based on 'the new meaning of fast fashion', which was shared by my wonderful friend Ros. The piece discusses the announcement that FarFetch would be delivering Gucci in 90 minutes across 10 major cities and how it's okay to sometimes wait for the things you want. One line that particularly struck a chord with me said, 'in treating investment fashion — which is to say fashion that takes time to create and consumers to understand (and often, desire) — as a commodity, you risk changing how people think about it, and value it, in an essential way'. With the changing landscape of more luxury based bloggers and YouTubers, this is definitely something I think is worth discussing, and a topic that I am hugely fascinated by too. Having been someone who has always treated designer shopping as a considered, thought-out process- I'm keen to see how this pans out over the next few months. I also loved this piece by Fearne Cotton on validation and being enough- something hugely important (especially when you're feeling a little delicate)!

The YouTube Channel:
Oddly enough, this week I haven't managed to fit that much video or television watching in. Aside from Line of Duty (naturally) and the fantastic Mind over Marathon (which I'd recommend to anybody as it was truly inspirational)- I haven't actually squeezed in many YouTube minutes. The one person who I have loved though (which is no secret) is Lily Pebbles. Although I love all of her videos, it was her Q&A videos over the last week that I particularly enjoyed, and loved hearing her discuss the elements of blogging rarely spoken about- including creating #ad campaigns, having other people on board and click bait.

Another video I have have have to include is Meg's video on depression. Not only is it one of the most articulate, touching videos I've seen on the subject- but seeing someone be so raw, brave and open about depression was so, so wonderful and bloody important. Mental health is one of the hardest topics to touch on (especially when it's affecting you) so seeing someone so loved and admired in blogging step out is amazing. She da bee's knees.

The Blog Love:
The thing I love most about my friend Briony (aside from the obvious fact she's a lovely person and her style, naturally)- is her eloquence and intellect when it comes to fusing her two working worlds of blogging and politics. This week she wrote a post about dressing for work, not having to sacrifice your style to be taken seriously and how fashion and intellect are not mutually exclusive and 'wearing a cute pair of heels won't lessen your intelligence'. Wise words from a very wise lady (yup, thats three university degrees and counting)...

The Podcast:
Oh my god was this week podcast gold OR WHAT. Although I've still got to finish listening to a couple (trust me when I say they're the perfect baking partner)- my ears are happy to have a light relief from my overplaying of Alexandra Savior. My first big love was obviously Emma's hugely inspiring interview with Seth Godin, as well as Prince Harry's chat with Bryony Gordon on mental health, which I highly recommend. I've also loved the power duo podcasts from Arden and Will (which talks about everything from conspiracy theories to adulting) and all the lols from Jules and Sarah too. YOU GUYS SPOIL ME.

Objects of desire:



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10 comments:

  1. I'm in love with that bag!! Need to have it haha!

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  2. I love watching Lily Pebbles, she is really nice!I've been watching for such long time!

    XX

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  3. I keep meaning to watch Lily Pebble's videos. Her Q&A sounds interesting x

    LuxeStyle

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  4. Great jeans!

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  5. This post has just completely jogged my mind about podcasts! I've just subscribed to a few!

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  6. Definitely giving that fast-fashion article a read. The other day I was thinking about the instant gratification we're all used to when my DVD player was being rubbish and I wanted to watch the animated Beauty and the Beast. In under a minute, I got on iTunes, bought it and was watching it on my AppleTV. It made me think about how we used to have to wait for things -- building anticipation and you would actually have to GO to a store to buy that latest jacket, CD, book, whatever. The internet has changed literally everything and made us all now, now, now people.

    With the act of waiting becoming a lost art, I'm trying to start "waiting" for things. Hopefully, that will make me stop wasting money on things I don't really need and start better appreciating the great things in life.

    xoxo - Kelly
    www.dreaminlace.com

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  7. Oh, I love me some podcast recommendations!
    I've been listening to a lot lately ♥
    Have a nice day!

    wwonderlandia.com

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  8. I now have a lot of things to go read and watch, loved this! :)

    theButter.co.uk

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  9. It was indeed *a bit* of a crazy week, especially in the blogging world! Thank you for the reads / videos / podcasts - can't wait to check 'em out. Also, HOW bloody tense is Line of Duty?! Immy x

    www.immymay.com

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  10. Thank you so much for sharing Megs video, Liv. It is everything I needed to hear at the moment, and I discovered a new youtuber through it too wooo, so thanks again!! It's amazing to see people opening up and talking about subjects such as mental health - the less stigma, the better!

    Keep up the amazing blog gal! xxx

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