My first day of holiday from my very unexciting retail job started off with a real treat: S&TS sent me to the lovely Hyatt Churchill hotel in Marble Arch to attend an event held by fashion expert Caryn Franklin.
After starting off at I-D magazine in the 80’s (she later became co-editor), Caryn went from underground to overground by giving birth to ‘The Clothes Show’, a successful BBC program that confirmed her position in the British fashion scene. Caryn has also written four books and founded ‘All Walks Beyond The Catwalk’, an amazing initiative that promotes a less stereotypical and media-induced ideal of beauty in the fashion world.
During the conference, sponsored by LateRooms.com, Caryn decided to share her tips for shopping like a pro and despite the suggestions being quite basic, I realised they were actually pretty useful. Stick to them, and you’ll never find yourself wondering what the hell was going through your mind when you decided to buy that horrible oversized mesh golden top (guilty).
Now I appreciate the site I am about to mention has been up and running for some time now, but I have yet to mention it on styleandthensome.com. The website, called weheartit.com, has found its way in to my favourites, and I cannot seem to go for a couple of days without logging on.
If you haven’t checked it out yet, I urge you to do so. The primary purpose of it is to provide inspiration and act as a platform for people to submit their most inspiring images they come across, and share them with the ‘wehearit’ community.
The beauty of it is that you can search key words such as fashion (obs), hair, tattoo inspiration, cooking and so on, and once you have created an account (expressly easy to do) you can save your most inspiring images to a personal scrapbook. Ta Da! And with thousands of images to search through daily, I do wonder how I ever get off this site (I do, just in case you’re worried). A word of warning though; I have a feeling a lot of angst-ridden teens may also use this site, and therefore you do from time to time come across some ‘emotional’ content….and images of the Beiber. It was almost perfect.
Images courtesy of weheartit.com.