Tuesday, 11 May 2010

I am free to live

There's been a lot on my mind recently, but there's one thing that for about 4/5 years I've been thinking about- and I recognise that this is completely unrelated to the usual fashion I write about- human trafficking. Conservative estimates put the figure of human slaves at around 27 million; CONSERVATIVE. I've given money to organisations like stop the traffik, for more information. They're all about publicising the issue, informing people and I just want to help somehow. I'm young, but that doesn't mean I can't make a difference, right? There are so many women, young, like me, that have to go through such horrific pain emotionally and physically. They dis-attach themselves from their bodies, just to be able to survive. I'm going through exams at the moment, and every now and then I get stressed, but then I remember, that's nothing. Please just take a look at this video, have a look at a few websites- the A21 campaign, or Tigers Against Trafficking

If that's too much, or even if its not, have a look at this jewellery, done by survivors of human trafficking, from http://store.nightlightinternational.com/

Thursday, 6 May 2010

I will go down with this ship

Some of you may know that its election day in the UK today. I was about to paint my nails blue, but then realised people might think I was supporting the conservatives through this movement, although I can't vote anyway, I didn't want to upset anybody especially as I live very near to a very liberal democrat area. So I decided to go with grey, a colour that I don't think any political party is represented by, unless they're some small group that has only just been created for this election :S. So where's the fashion://? It's here; blue, red and yellow. The colours of the three main parties, although at the debates Nick Clegg (yellow/lib dem) was wearing an orange tie, which disappointed me, I was hoping to see a flash of yellow in the middle. If you're not British, this probably is meaningless and boring and you've probably stopped reading by now. A makeup related item for each major party from one of my favourite websites- shanalogic.com