Hmm, this blog doesn’t seem to be headed quite the way I intended it. But this minty coloured nail polish from American Apparel’s Nail Lacquer range is just too goddamn cute not to acknowledge. Does it help that it’s cruelty, DBP, toluene and formaldehyde free? I think so.
So I’ve decided to dabble in the world of blogging. How long I’ll keep it up for is debatable, seeing as a) I have the attention span of a narcoleptic goldfish and b) I hate people reading my stuff, so all in all it’s not looking promising. But it’s either that or continue writing for a grammatically-questionable student newspaper, used more commonly as a device for impromptu beer funnelling than as actual reading material. I choose dignity.
A bit about me – my name’s Alicea, and I’m a 22 year old Politics student with a verging-on-inappropriate love for dresses, brogues and Christmas jumpers. However, being a typical politics student means that I also have very unrealistic ambitions to save the world. Hence my dilemma. So many of the clothes we buy today have been produced in sweatshops, and are made from synthetic materials which are often non-biodegradable, use up tons of energy to produce, and contain some nasty chemicals.
But caring about the planet and the people in it doesn’t mean having to sumbit yourself to tie-dye and jesus sandals. There are plenty of ways to maintain a love for fashion and still be environment and people-friendly. Whether that’s through wearing second-hand or vintage, customising old clothes, or even making your own, spreading the love for sustainable fashion is girlvstheworld’s MO.
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