Allora development: Covers Revealed!

Allora development: Covers Revealed!

This is the first time I have shared real development of my magazine; Allora. I have recently published a post on alloramag.com to share how talented fashion photographer Jessica Rose Lena is. She and model collaborator, Hannah Burton have made both covers better than I ever imagined! It has been amazing working with them and I cannot wait for more collaborations in the future.  Continue reading “Allora development: Covers Revealed!”

Fashion Education | Lesson 1

Fashion Education | Lesson 1

Lesson 1: How to recognise and reach your own passions and talents

Fashion has always been and will always be; complex, relevent, forward and controversial. There are so many fields in which a person can work in, from jobs in garment tech to fashion magazines and marketing – not to mention the digital possibilities and the-all-so art of being a fashion blogger/influencer. With all the options out there, it’s hard to chose your desired field within the huge ever-growing industry.

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Hormone Therapy Is Making My Hair Fall Out!

Hormone Therapy Is Making My Hair Fall Out!

I started Hormone Replacement Therapy in January and it cured my depression, mood swings and tiredness but now I’m losing my hair! Hair loss is a common symptom of a thyroid disorder and a well known side effect with T3, mainly in the first 3-6 months. I’ve been on it 9 months now and it’s getting worse day by day! Continue reading “Hormone Therapy Is Making My Hair Fall Out!”

World Suicide Prevention Day

World Suicide Prevention Day

This post is based on my experience with suicidal thoughts and depression. I do not claim to be a doctor and know all the answers (even though doctors usually don’t know all the answers anyway) I’m simply sharing tips on what would have helped me and could have helped to prevent suicidal thoughts. I’ve seen my mum be depressed for 20+ years, I know whats helped her and what hasn’t. I’m also reading ‘Reasons To Stay Alive’ by Matt Haig; a brilliant author who like myself doesn’t have all the answers but knows from his own experience what it means to want to die and what it means to want to stay alive. I hope this post can help someone, if it helps ones person then it has served it’s purpose. Continue reading “World Suicide Prevention Day”

Second-hand Styling Pt.2

Second-hand Styling Pt.2

Fashion passes, style remains – Coco Chanel

Some people think that style is just what you wear but as I have mentioned before and as I state in my about page – style is so much more. It’s what you do, where you want to go, what you eat, how you stand, who you spend time with – all you do is ultimately your style Continue reading “Second-hand Styling Pt.2”

Instagram Timeline 2012 – 2018

Instagram Timeline 2012 – 2018

At the start of the year I deleted over 1,000 pics on my Insta. The new algorithm kept taking me back to old posts when I refreshed my feed and I wanted a clean new start with the layout (I’m a bit anal about it) I had to screenshot the posts before I deleted them as they are a timeline of my life! Many images have been deleted over the years but this is what is left – starting from when Instagram came about.

My niece set me up an account in 2012 and I haven’t looked back since! I’m finding it hard to keep up with the evolution of it all especially the story and Insta TV but I’m getting there. Instagram is more than just pretty images for me, it’s a way I connect to like minded people and share parts of my life with family and friends. I’ve recently started being more personal and authentic by sharing my struggles with mental health too which has had a positive effect on my close friends. Insta has been my Linked In the past 2 years – connecting me to amazing collaborators and contributors for Allora magazine, without which wouldn’t be possible. We should use Instagram for realism and positivity to encourage each other and motivate – break down the walls that say it’s bad for us and start to embrace why it can be good. What else can I say; I’m addicted to the gramm and there are endless reasons why!  Continue reading “Instagram Timeline 2012 – 2018”