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    Ruth MacGilp is an award​-winning blogger and freelance writer with a focus on ethical and sustainable fashion.

    Life according to Coco Chanel

    Chanel lived by her words, and those words included maxims for every great woman to follow. These timeless quotes include: “Always keep your heels, head and standards high.” "In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different." "Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance."

    Ever Wondered How Dr Martens Are Made?

    Dr. Martens' still manufactures much of its iconic shoes in the UK in a specialist factory on Cobbs Lane in Wollaston, Northamptonshire, for the brand's Made in England capsule collection. The shoes and boots have been made here since 1960, and the proccess today remains exactly the same as it

    The Best Ethical and Sustainable Fashion Podcasts

    |If you're into sustainability, ethical consumerism and podcasts, we've got just the right fix for you! So, you love ethical fashion, right? And you can't get enough of podcasts, right?! Finally, you can combine these passions, as we're here to help you find the very best episodes to add to

    The Best Cruelty-Free Beauty Bloggers

    | Put that Cruelty Free Makeup to use and learn how to beat your face whilst knowing no animals were harmed to achieve your flawless look. #CrueltyFree No matter what you do on Instagram, you will come across a beauty blogger. They are everywhere- from super famous youtube make-up artists to

    Animal Testing Facts and Myths

    | Cruelty free is the way to be. With continuously rising numbers of cruelty free makeup brands there really is no excuse to make these poor animals suffer through animal testing. Famously cruelty-free UK beauty brand The Body Shop have launched #ForeverAgainstAnimalTesting, a new push to show consumers the reality of

    Top 10 UK Female Fashion Bloggers

    Florals and Corals | www.floralsandcorals.com A post shared by Lucy Connelly (@lucyflorals) on Jul 12, 2018 at 12:31pm PDT Florals & Corals is a Scottish fashion blog by Lucy Connelly which documents everyday street style looks along with lifestyle and beauty favourites. The Frugality | www.the-frugality.com A

    The Age of Female Power Duos

    We are in a new age of the power couple. Forget Posh & Becks, The Carters, Kimye or Chrissy Tiegen and John Legend- platonic female friendships and sisterhoods are taking over the media. From podcasters to writers, designers to influencers, comedians to entrepeneurs, #girlboss duos are absolutely killing it right

    The Best Morning Routines, According To Youtubers

    The 'morning routine' Youtube trend of 2014 and 2015, where thousands of teenage girls created vlogs documenting how they get ready for school, continues to persevere on the platform, now with some of the biggest Youtubers taking part. The trend has been re-ignited with help from Benjamin Spall and Michael

    Book Review: Emma Gannon, The Multi Hyphen Method

    Author, podcast host, blogger, broadcaster and all-round girl boss Emma Gannon, released her second book earlier this year, The Multi Hyphen Method. This work-help (rather than self-help) bible aims to redefine modern day jobs in the digital sphere, no matter your gender or generation, by breaking free from traditional work

    What Are The Best Documentaries on UK Netflix?

    Who doesn't love a good juicy, in-depth, addictive documentary? But once you've streamed through all the Louis Theroux and David Attenbrough that the internet has to offer, it can be tough to find something worth watching. Never fear, FFD is here to round up the very best documentaries to binge

    Must Read: UK Fur Ban, Nike's Living Wages's, Kering's Sustainability Initiative

    This week's fashion news is focused around ethical fashion and sustainability, as well as a new London flagship store and Dior's infamous saddle bag influencer campaign. Read on to catch up on the top headlines. Should Fur Be Banned Outright? The Government Is Being Urged To Consider It An outright

    The Essential University Starter Kit

    Are you counting down the days until you move into student halls of residence, drag yourself out of bed for those dreaded 9am lectures, and meet loads of new friends at university? Today we are sharing the five essential products you should stock up on before you head off to

    Nowness: The Way We Dress

    'The Way We Dress' is an incredible series of nine short films showcased on Nowness from 2015-2017 that aim to explore the relationship between women and clothes. From modesty to self esteem, standing out to fitting in, these talented film directors are discovering the complex psychology of fashion, and the

    All The Highlights from BoF West

    The Business of Fashion (aka BoF) have been running their conference, BoF Voices, since 2016. The idea is to invite industry professionals- not just from fashion but those working in health and wellness, science and technology, philanthropy, politics and more, to create conversations about what's happening in our world, led

    Autumn/Winter Fashion Campaign Roundup

    Fashion ad campaigns for the fall season have landed, and will soon be filling the pages of glossy magazines and the banners of screens everywhere. Here are our top five Autumn/Winter 2018 campaigns from luxury brands. Givenchy Photographed by Steven Meisel, with hair by Guido Palau and makeup by

    Must Read: Power Moves at Vogue, Greenpeace Fashion Detox Report, John Lewis Rebrand Womenswear

    This week we've been busy running an ongoing free giveaway of MOTD vegan, cruelty-free makeup brushes (last chance to enter here!) But what have we been reading about? Here are the top five fashion industry news headlines from around the web! Two Veteran American Vogue Editors Are Stepping Down The