Joanie Collection Take Three

So here it is! Back by popular demand, another collaboration with the amazing Joanie Clothing team! I can not quite believe this is our third range together and seeing the reaction our previous two collections received is still a real "pinch me" moment for me. I really do feel beyond honoured to be collaborating once again with Joanie Clothing on a third and arguably our most vibrant collection to date. This time round working together through several lockdowns has meant a lot of adjusting. We were communicating purely through late night Whatsapp conversations, emails upon emails and in my case, rambling voice notes which Lucy, Joanie's brand manager deserves a medal for putting up with. That said, with all the obstacles and changes we faced, working on this third collection was once again been an absolute dream and although I was rolling up myself sleeves in preparation for a mammoth challenge, everything flowed so easily. Lucy's concepts forever seem to knit so seamlessly with my own, our taste levels, style references and mood boards always matching together so perfectly. If anything this third collection is a real testament to how much I truly enjoy working with the Joanie team.

Book Club- Books To (Emotionally) Invest In

Welcome to the first Book Club of 2021, it's a pretty hefty instalment. Before we begin I feel I should really give you guys a pre-warning, the books I've selected to start the year off are a little... intense in parts. This slightly emotional reading list was completely accidental and in hindsight could potentially explain why over the past few weeks my moods have been all over the show. Yes, in this Book Club post I am recommending a pretty incredible selection of books which will have you on the edge of your seat, revisiting a broken heart, squirming at the thought and/or emotionally investing. Personally I believe a clear sign of a good book is when I long for the story to keep rolling way passed the last page and when weeks later I find certain characters or places have stayed on my mind. In their own special way all of these books did exactly this. I hope you enjoy my selection and don't say I didn't warn you!

A New Year Update

Maybe my new year's resolution (not that I particularly believe in making them) should be to avoid starting every blog post with something a long the lines of "sorry I haven't written on here for a while" or "it's been difficult to know what to write about" because there is obviously an on going theme of not finding the time or enthusiasm to write. One thing I've found myself struggling particularly with so far in 2021 is finding the energy to keep myself motivated and powering through. Generally speaking on any given year January's are historically a pretty strange time for most people; it’s always that limbo period between the blissful merriment of Christmas and waiting impatiently for Spring to begin and shine a little light into our days. I can only speak from personal experience but in my job, this is always the quiet time of the year. Brand's are planning out campaigns, sales are still in full swing and all in all there's just very little going on. In that sense this year hasn't really broken the norm, the only difference being that right now everyday is groundhog day. There's no breaking away from grey weather or the lack of motivation with a coffee date, a long weekend away or a trip to the cinema (something which I found myself particularly pining after right now) and so you'd be forgiven for feeling more at a loose end than usual.