An Introduction To Your New Blogger, Elizabeth Finney Published on Wednesday, 01 August 2012 17:04
I just want to say a massive hello to all you lovely readers, as I am one of the new recruits that will be blogging for Fashion Rider. Exciting stuff hey? I think that creativity and self-expression is one of the most important aspects of keeping our minds healthy and happy, so any form of outlet whether it be photography or design is good for you. Personally, I find great joy in discovering which clothes and trends suit different people and make them happy, after all, it is vital to feel comfortable in one’s own skin. There are those out there who cannot define the difference between a desire to be beautiful, and vanity, but we know that a love of fashion is purely a love of pretty things! And bloomin’ heck do we need pretty simplicities in this day and age.
As for me, I love fashion (obviously), folk music, photography, all that sort of thing. I can't draw or paint for toffee, so I love scrap booking magazine cut outs, theatre tickets, postcards, receipts… pretty much anything like that. I find I have quite a terrible memory, so if you keep hold of the little bits and bobs from those less mundane days, you build yourself a little memory book. I sing, I act, I dance, I play the ukulele, and I SHOP. I love the charity shop/ eBay / classic designers sort of look.
Scouting around the website, I've discovered there are some monumentally talented and creative people out there. So here are some of my favourites from the site!
Musicians – The Colliers have some seriously catchy tunes under their belt, using your standard ‘band’ instruments and some gorgeous harmonies to create their sound. I love the lead singer’s voice, it’s powerful and has a harsh clarity to it that just works with the rest of the music. Totally worth a listen!
Photographers – Konstantin Suslov’s gallery shows that he is brave in his ideas and really knows his way around the lens! Honestly, nowadays pretty much anyone can take a decent picture, but Suslov really brings some flare and character into his images. Just check out the shot below… stunning.
Stylists & Make-up – Rebecca Yeates has some mental ideas and pulls them off without a hitch! I love some of her more eccentric work, it shows she’s adventurous in her work. Her more normal work is faultless too, and as I’m a massive sucker for smoky eye make-up, I want to just draw your attention to this example of Yeates’ work from her photo gallery.
Designers – Bill and Mar are my absolute favourite on the site at the moment. I adore the ladylike trends that seem to wind in and out of our fashion timeline, and this brand definitely delivers. Tailoring, florals, lace and proper shirt collars. Utterly delicious!
So, there you have it. A bit of an introduction. I hope to share my love of fashion with you lot, and get commenting, I always want to hear fresh ideas. Remember, if there is anything in your life that isn't vital, useful, or beautiful, get rid of it! Keep smiling out there, and keep checking in for regular updates about anything and everything from yours truly.