Thursday, April 23, 2020

Sustainability and Lolita Fashion: are our frills gentle enough with the enviroment?

Hey there, stranger.

It's Fashion Revolution Week, a time we, as consumers, should raise our voices higher than the rest of the year to ask questions to different fashion brands and create awareness into the fashion industry. And in this time of pandemic and quarantine, what a better way to use our social media channels to ask brands who made my clothes? or what is in my clothes? (#whomademyclothes? #whatisinmyclothes? campaign). Under the pressure of all the consumers, we can make brands change and set a new sustainable path for the future of fashion.

But why do we need a Fashion Revolution Week?

(text from their website)

On the anniversary of the Rana Plaza factory collapse, which killed 1,138 people and injured many more in 2013, we encourage millions of people to come together to campaign for systemic change in the fashion industry.

We are living in a climate emergency and the fashion & textiles sector is one of the most polluting and wasteful industries. The industry continues to lack transparency, with widespread exploitation of people working in the supply chain. Never before have there been this many people on the planet in slavery, and fashion is a key driver of this reality. Brands and retailers are still not taking enough responsibility for the pay and working conditions in their factories, the environmental impacts of the materials they use or how the products they make affect the health of people, animals and our living planet.

Thursday, April 16, 2020

What We Do in the Shadows

Hey there, stranger.

Since this week was released one of my favourite tv shows, What we do in the Shadows (base on the mockumentary by Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement) I thought it would bee fun to show you a couple of outfits I did during this quarantine revisiting my darker side (you know, once you go black you never go back; it doesn't matter how many Emily Temple Cute dresses I have, I'm a goth at heart always).

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Looking for the Primary Colors (a trip to London, part I)

Hey there, stranger. 

Almost a year ago I visited London after 10 years since the last time I was there. The purpose of that visit? Attend to the Royal Albert Hall for a very special show: the 10th anniversary of Primary Colors, by my beloved The Horrors. 

Of course, that was the perfect excuse not only to visit the city but also to see my friends there: Helena (who gladly let me stay at her place), Viveka and Carla. But let's start for the beginning, the first day!

I arrived there in the morning without any trouble, although I forgot that at the entrance of the airport they ask you several questions and so. My flight was to Southend-O-Sea Airport, so that's about one hour away from London... But when you live in The Netherlands or in the south of Spain like me, you're used to travelling to get there, so that was more than ok. Plus the flight took less than an hour, blimey!
Once in London I went to Helena's flat and left my suitcase there. We caught up for a bit while having some food (second breakfast for me, like the good hobbit I am) and after that, she had to work (I was lucky that during my stay there that was the only day she had to work!), so I decided to walk around the city centre by myself, pretty excited since last time I did that was so long ago!

Monday, April 13, 2020

Het Kattenkabinet

One of the biggest pleasures that you can have when moving to a foreign country is to look with fresh eyes into the secrets of the cities, secrets that perhaps the locals know but have never visited because they're simply there, "and you can always visit". But now, in time of coronavirus, I keep looking to all these photos and although I haven't been a good blogger (yes, I had the time but sometimes sitting down to write it's difficult, especially when you've lost the habit), I'm gonna try to make it up to y'all.

So last summer I was really willing to visit the Kattenkabinet, a place full of curiosities, and I was lucky enough to count with my beloved friend Cassie to come with me (remember her from this previous post? She's such a lovely person, believe me!).