Hey you guys and welcome to a new week! I am writing this on Sunday evening after having just watched the football, right before I start packing for my LA trip tomorrow. Yesterday (Sunday/today right now/this is confusing) I hosted an event with Vestiaire at Soho House which was amazing. We talked about sustainability in fashion which is something I think about more and more, but more importantly I got to meet a handful of you guys. I cannot tell you how motivating that is. I read every single comment I get on every single platform, and while I don't come close to managing to reply to them all, I find it so important to make sure I see every single one (and want you to know I don't miss any of them too) - but meeting you all face to face is just so different. I am so lucky to get so so many positive comments, so many thoughtful, motivating and supporting words from you all, which I am so grateful for. But when I meet you, and I know what the women who are commenting these things are actually like, it makes it mean so much more. Every person I have ever met who reads my blog who I get to chat properly is incredible - so kind, with so many different careers, endlessly complimentary and very stylish. I have to pinch myself that I have an audience like that, and being told that you guys find me inspiring or love my work means more to me than I can say. The past year has been incredibly up and down, and sometimes I have found it hard to create content or remind myself of why it's important, and getting to chat with you guys has spurred me on so much. So many of you said how important it is for you all to see the ups and downs too, even if I can't always share the details, but it's no surprise that watching someone live a supposed dream life without any turbulence wouldn't be enjoyable. I want to think of a way to meet you all more often, maybe without the backing of a brand and something I organise and fund myself as a little thank you. I am sort of thinking out loud here but leave this idea with me!!
All in all I am kicking off this week feeling inspired and motivated. I am headed to LA tomorrow for 5 days with Linda and cannot wait. We haven't had a trip for just the two of us for a few months now and this is feeling long overdue. We are going to shoot so much content, shop (Reformation here we come) and generally laugh a lot and put the world the rights. I can't tell you how excited I am, and as always I am pinching myself that I get to travel the world with my best friend for work. All the LA content will kick off next week too, YAY.