Sustainable Fashion

Great article on Sustainable Fashion from Nylon Magazine.  Click here Sustainable Fashion

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Minan Wong

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Shake a tail feather! Its the year of the Rooster!

Kung Hei Fat Choi!  So its the year of the Rooster and while fireworks and lai see packets have been going around, the only thing coming around this time is new energy.

Last year was a bit of a downer from a creative aspect.  I didn’t have the energy or motivation to do anything new of creative, nor did I have the energy to rekindle all the projects I had before the ‘great move’ across the continents and settling into rural(ish) life.

This year however, I’m hoping for something different but I can’t wait around for ‘it’ to occur.  I have to make my own luck; my own ‘it’.

With no real plan or structure and the guidance of some good people in my life, I’ll figure it out.  Whoever thought being creative is easy, you need your head examined! There are too many things going on inside, too many ideas, too many “I’m good at this” or “I could do that”.

Its time to focus and the first thing to do is decluttering the B.S. that’s in my life and in my inbox that I didn’t even subscribe too!

Here kitty kitty…

Here kitty kitty...

Alexis Bittar beading jewelry
£1,460 – neimanmarcus.com

Alexis Bittar drusy jewelry
£355 – saksfifthavenue.com

Alexis Bittar cable chain necklace
£280 – neimanmarcus.com

Alexis bittar bangle
£210 – shopbop.com

Alexis Bittar crystal stud earrings
£205 – stylebop.com

Alexis bittar jewelry
£225 – orchardmile.com

Alexis bittar jewelry
£145 – neimanmarcus.com

Stuck in a ruck

It’s been a while since I wrote a jewelry or fashion related blog of any description.  I’ve felt a little lost and not driven.  It’s not an ideal feeling.

First off, up sticking from the concrete of the Kong to the sticks of the U.K. has been a life changer.  It wasn’t easy especially with a drastic lifestyle and weather change.  I’m used to everything being fast fast Hong Kong style and now things are a lot slower and different here.  Things take a lot longer.  People take ages to respond.  Secondly, the humidity in March and April in Hong Kong reaches 100% but here, it’s been cold and dark by 4p.m.  The gusty winds make up for the lack of T8 typhoons.

You can take the girl out of the city but you can’t take the city out of the girl – that’s me.

But not all changes have been bad.  For one, we’ve stopped ‘going’ at a 100 miles and slammed on the breaks of life to stop and smell the roses and listen to the birds chirp.  And there are bunnies, hedgehogs, cows and sheep everywhere!

Oh and the chocolate is REALLY GOOD!

Back to the blog…

Lately, I’ve been feeling stuck and lacking in creative Qi.  Like a lot of bloggers, at some point along the way, we hit a wall.  I did, that’s for sure.  When I started raagachic, all I wanted to do was share my thoughts on fashion & jewelry trends, my creative ideas and what I was making in the realm of handmade jewelry.  I never intended to write a blog to make money out of it.  I’m doing it for the love of it.

What does all this change mean for raagachic?  I’m not sure.  I have been doing a lot of reading and a lot of rethinking of where my blog is going.  What do I want to achieve from it?  What direction do I want it to go?  How will the country life affect my connection to all things fashion?

One fashionista blogger who makes things easy to understand and simplified is Maria De Giovanni.  I didn’t get to sit in on the webinar as it was a jam-packed session but I did get the chance to listen in on what had been discussed – afterward.  She is inspiring and the layout of the session was well thought out and presented in a way that makes sense to the writer who feels ‘stuck’.

As for this lack of creativity, I’m going to have to gget out of this stump one way or another.  Its not good for me mentally.  This ruck is totally unhealthy.

On that note, I’m off to boost my creative qi.  I’m going on a Polyvore binge 🙂