Photos by Kaye Ford.
Last week I was excitingly invited to The Ritz as a guest of Pandora. Me! At The Ritz! (More soon, I promise.) It’s been a while since I’d accepted an invitation to a blog event, not because I’m fussy but simply because I’d completely fallen out of the loop of them. I found that all I wanted to do when I came home from Hong Kong was cocoon at home and then one month led to another and then here we were: no blog events ever. The community moves in waves, it ebbs and flows and new swarms of bloggers are always arriving to join The Best People You’ll Ever Meet Club. It’s pretty damn great and you just know that after a tough day, there’ll be a solid squad over on Instagram and Twitter to cheer you on and lift you up. The girl gang vibes are strong.
‘Watch carefully, the magic that occurs when you give a person just enough comfort to be themselves.’ — Atticus.
Of course with a date in the diary at a swish establishment, I of course spent night upon night frantically searching for the perfect dress. And then I realised I’m not really of the dress sort. I’m just not.
These plisse pleat trousers from Miss Selfridge are what my look is founded upon: Louise and I came across them on the weekend before last when on a desperate ‘try it all on’ session and I picked them up, knowing they’d look just as great with white kicks and a tee as they would dressed up to the nines. I paired them with this AMAZING Boohoo twist front bodysuit and wore it slightly off the shoulders for a luxe finish. A dream.
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I read a post by Hannah Gale last week about the demise of blogging and felt concurrently sad. Daisybutter was born as a result of feeling as though the voice I wanted to share didn’t fit in in British magazines and has served me greatly since its humble beginnings in 2009. It’s seen me through a fashion journalism degree, my first job, moving to a freelance career, moving countries, losing loved ones and gaining loved ones. It’s the most accurate record I have of my existence and for that alone, I doubt I’ll ever consciously leave this place. I found it incredibly interesting that Hannah is seeing her growth decline on her blog but increase everywhere else when it’s so different for me, and perhaps for you too. I strongly believe that you reap what you sow, and I personally am enchanted everyday – still – by blogs and the written word. Yes, Instagram is bloody great and I’m finally enjoying it again, but in the same way that I return to books and magazines over an iPad and online magazines, there’s certainly still room in my heart for a good ol’ fashioned blog.
Fellow blogger dinosaurs, do you feel the same?