3rd March 2018 | Fashion
Charli Howard's journey over the past few years has the ability to inspire a generation.
She began her career as a budding model signed and snapped up by the industry when she was just a teen however, she soon discovered the dark and dangerous world that lies behind the camera.
Charli was constantly under pressure to alter her body and change her look to fit in with the thin models that are often splashed across the pages of magazines and international runways. She soon found herself slipping into a very unhealthy mind set in order to showcase the size 4-6 sample sizes.
Charli would take up fad diets and strenuous exercise regimes to shave inches off of her already narrow hips and waist as it was quickly brought to her attention that she wasn’t booking jobs based on her current measurements.
Her agency had been highlighting the areas of her ‘UK size 6-8 frame’ that they felt she needed to ‘tone and slim down’ for quite some time but it wasn’t until she failed to fit into a pair of leather trousers at a photoshoot that she faced an ultimatum. Lose weight or risk being dropped from representation.
This was the final straw and Charli decided to put herself and her health first, leaving the world that had tormented and ridiculed her behind. However, she posted out about her mistreatment onto her personal Facebook page which went viral worldwide and forced her into a media spotlight.
She decided to use her new-found platform for the greater good of others who may be going through a similar experience. Her social media accounts promote body positivity and she has since been featured in Vogue as she continues to model her newly found confidence which…
4th August 2017 | Fashion
Camille Jansen (or “Cami” to her friends, which definitely does not include us) is really cool.
We first discovered Cami* in the first edition of our Hot 4 competition – where we select 4 amazing/funny/talented videos, give you 2 weeks to vote on them and then something or nothing happens.
At the time, it was this amazing video which we saw:
(P.S. When we first found it, the video had around 10,000 views – now it has 1.5M. Yes, we’re trendsetters)
In her day-to-day, Camille is a student (living in France) but is now making the transition to being a model (which makes sense, because models are really cool and she is really cool). She’s signed to ‘Anti Agency’ which is quite a big deal in the modelling world.
Whilst flying around the world she also captures her adventures on YouTube (‘vlogging’ as it’s called) and writes music, takes photos (which you can check out on Instagram HERE) and whatever else people as cool as her get up to.
James Gilmore interviewed Camille Jansen to congratulate her on winning the first edition of Hot 4 and to talk about modelling, music and more.
Broadcasted exclusively worldwide on W!ZARD Radio Station.
James Gilmore interviews Camille Jansen about modelling, music and winning the first edition of Hot 4. (5 minutes)
*We just checked, definitely not allowed to call her that yet.
13th January 2016 | Fashion
Pink coats. The trend no one ever saw me, queen of the monochrome wardrobe, liking. But this trend made a storm at New York and London Fashion Week and in these dark, dreary January days what could be better than brightening up your winter blues with a piece of pastel?
But , pink can sometimes be a hard colour to work into a wardrobe, we tend to associate the colour with Barbie and being a little girl who likes unicorns and sparkles, which I still do to be honest? So here my friends, are 3 easy ways of making the pink jacket work for your wardrobe this January!
1. Monochrome + Pink
The perfect backdrop for pink is for certain black and white, it lets your coat do the talking. I love pairing a white or grey top and black jeans with my pink coat, as I can find pastel can be too full on if team with other colours. Over a year ago, I blogged my favourite look with my pink coat and this is still something I wear to do this day (trend setter or what I hear you say?)
Another great trend to incorporate into your pink coat is fur, pink is already bags of fun but with fur it can be a real conversation starter. Think the bigger the better, especially if you team with an all black outfit so as not to distract from your new pet.
3. Tie Waist
‘Dressing gown’ esque jackets are becoming big again and I absolutely love this hot pink honey, which perfectly complements a pair of denim blue jeans so if you’re not fully invested in oversized bright jackets yet, wearing your…