Hello my beauties! ❤ I’ve been nominated by a real lovely lady Jess over at www.halfgirlhalfteacup.com for the Fashionista Award! How rad is that!? Please go follow her, if she loves tea just as much as me- why are you not following her?! Anyway, let’s get to the point. I’m gonna answer some fashion and factfile questions!
What motivated you to start blogging? Good questionnn. I think all the ideas I was having about my lil’ business were just overflowing. I just had to write it down! I wanna make it a place where people can feel real good about themselves and hear me out on all things related to having a mentally healthy lifestyle and follow my journey of design too!
Favourite Movies? First off, Wayne’s World. If you haven’t seen it, you are totally missing out! (If you’ve seen it- schwing!) I work in a film and music store part time, so there’s a huge varied list. Star Wars (the originals of course), Lord of the Rings (extended), Reservoir Dogs, Her, Place Beyond the Pines, Still Alice, Mean Girls, Fight Club, Se7en, Silver Linings Playbook.
What is your dream career? Well as some of y’all may know, in the future I would love to run Keep Real as a high street store. Employ down to earth folk who are passionate about the brand and focus on making the world a little bit brighter. I do want to work actively in mental health too- so doing both of these things is a complete dream.
Top wish list items at the moment? I’ve been wanting a hardback edition of ‘Neon Angel’ by Cherie Currie who was the lead singer of The Runaways. Saw the documentary and the film, so this has been on my list for ages! Also some records for my collection, like Turnover- Peripheral Vision, Counterparts- Tragedy Will Find Us, Now Now – Threads, Brand New – Devil & God.
Favourite TV shows? Well the ones I have finished and think are the total bomb are Sons of Anarchy and Breaking Bad, Mighty Boosh, The Young Ones. Also you gotta love Grand Designs. That shit is rad.
What stores do you find yourself shopping at the most? Recently, it’s been a lot of Levi’s, H&M, Vans and independent clothing brands such as Live Without Regret, Five Pound Tee, Drop Dead and Disturbia. Places like Levi’s focus on ethically driven manufacturing and work with equality, worker rights and sustainability. I trust the brand and it’s currently my favourite. My favourite independent brand is Five Pound Tee. Really do check them out- so affordable and sweet designs.
Favourite fashion designers? I’ve seen the upcoming collection by the fashion house Chloe, and I absolutely LOVE it. It’s simple, sleek and ultimately clean cut design. Also designers like Stella McCartney, Katherine Hamnett and Phoebe Philo.
Describe your dream vacation! Cabin, forest, wood burning fire, hot chocolate in a mug, big jumpers and all of nature to explore ❤
What are your goals for your blog? To promote mental wellness and inspire some beautiful people! It’s so important to spread a little bit of light and happiness, as well it being a reminder that Keep Real as a brand is full of all that goodness too.
My Nominations! Because I think you are unbelievably amazing and I adore reading your blogs ❤
The beautiful Chanelle Hayley!
The wonderful Organic By Nerve
The inspiring Lauren Hayley