Its been a busy start to 2018. Two large gift/fashion trade shows in one month. Read about our wholesale aspirations as we exhibit and talk to some lovely boutique retailers who are keeping our high streets alive and kicking with their stylish, unique twist.
We were lucky enough to be featured by The Blogger Programme recently, in a project where some lucky bloggers and vloggers got sent a huge box of goodies to review and consider promoting to their network of fans. In the last week or two I have been keeping my eye out for their blogs and video responses and I have not been disappointed!
Although watching twenty minutes of someone else open amazing presents that you can’t have sounds like it might not be too fun, it was strangely entertaining! It was really nice to see not only the lovely feedback on our bags, but also other small companies’ products – I had my eye in particular on the gorgeous looking chocolates from zChocolat.
I was also really interested in how big YouTube and blogging has become, with people gaining millions of followers for posting beauty tutorials and gaming videos. With so many people now online, there’s endless blogs and vlogs (a video blog) to choose from, so it can get a bit tricky, but if you’re looking for some interesting people to follow then here are two that I really enjoyed watching/reading.
We sent Kate Louise a personalised leather weekend bag to see what she thought of it and she was lovely enough to not only write a blog post about it but also to feature it in her ‘Current Favourites’ video. I really enjoyed having a quick read through her blog which is a mixture of fashion and beauty posts and recipes; her style is fun and interesting and her tattoos are amazing – I would definitely recommend giving it a read!
Tasha Green has a blog, a YouTube channel, an Instagram account and of course Twitter, so she’s also a pretty busy lady! Not only does she run all four accounts, but she has thousands of people following each of them – almost 34,000 followers on Instagram and over 78,000 subscribers on YouTube.
She posts make-up tutorials, fashion look books and generally chatty videos that are easy to lose track of time watching! She seemed really excited to receive our leather duffel bag (as well she might) in her video opening all her presents, and I am so glad she likes it as I’m sure she will find some gorgeous ways to style it!
On her blog, she posts some great outfit ideas alongside chatty posts that are great fun to read! So, if you need some inspiration then take a look at some of the above links. If you have your own blog, vlog or any other sort of interesting channel that you think the Vida Vida audience might be interested in then to get in touch and we might be able to feature something from you on here too. Until then, I'm off to watch just one more about what to wear at festivals this summer.
am absolutely loving the Tim Walker photo shoot in this months Vogue. I am a huge fan of Tim Walker’s work, having been to his amazing exhibition at Somerset House last year and owning two of his gorgeous coffee table books. This however is even more magical as its shot in Bhutan which I have been lucky enough to visit. His pictures from this Vogue in Bhutan convey the beauty and intrigue of this magical Kingdom perfectly. I visited in 2007 after our yearly visit to our workshop in Rajasthan. We made our way right across India and up into Bhutan. We felt very privileged as they only let a small number of visitors in a year as they are trying to restrict tourism so it doesn't ruin their incredible culture and landscape. Who cannot love a country who talks about Gross National Happiness (GNH) rather than GNP. A phrase coined as a signal of commitment to building an economy that would serve Bhutan's culture, based on Buddhist spiritual values instead of western material development. The Bhutanese people are amazing. They still all wear their traditional national dress on a day to day basis but they also have very modern views on subjects such as the roles of women in society, which are far more liberal than their neighbouring countries. It was a pleasant change form India to be able to chat freely with women in a bar who were having a beer! The Tim walker shoot takes them to some of Bhutan’s most special places. In the Vogue article the photos are accompanied by a written piece by the model who is in the shoot who mentions the hard walk up to Tigers Nest Monastery . The photos from this location are stunning and it brought back lots of memories from our visit there. Not nearly as glamorous but me in a similar spot wish my backpack had been filled with anything so fabulous.
Such a special place.
With the first weekend of Coachella over and the summer festival season officially underway, I thought I would have a browse through some of the best outfits from the Californian sun for a bit of summer style inspiration. With Coachella attracting countless celebrities and models each year, it’s no wonder it has become so fashion-forward, and with too many outfits to choose from I thought I would pick out my three favourite festival fashion trends from 2015!
Dressed all in white
Boots, boots and more boots!