Sophie's Final Blog
As silent movies, Julia Robert’s career and Britney and Justin's relationship show, all good things must come to an end. It’s with a heavy heart that I say goodbye to blogging and doing all things social media for The Shirt Company. I’ve been blogging for TSC for almost a year and it’s been one of the most enjoyable jobs I’ve had in a while – after all, what’s more fun than writing about fashion for a living? It’s like working for a glossy magazine minus cocked brows if I gain a pound or two or sport a questionable sequinned angora jumper.
Here’s a few things I’ve learnt in the biz...
Women DO want to read about fashion and feminism
Most magazines beside the rather wonderful Elle seem to think feminism’s for dorks and that cool, fashion orientated girls want how to lists on giving the best blowjob he’s ever had not GRR GRR AMERICAN APPAREL you enrage me! Blogging for TSC has taught me that fusing the two Fs isn’t incompatible: my most popular blog posts were usually also the most I-Am-Woman-Hear-Me-Roar.
Minimalism? Maximalism? They’re not religions, you guys
Before the force of your collective “Well, DOI.” hits me with a resounding thwack across the skull, most people kind of act like they are - people tend to staunchly believe in only one, defend it with the same passion they would their faith (or lack thereof) and don’t really mix and match. You know what’s fun? Dressing like a Berlin art gallery owner one day (crisp black shirt, crisp black trousers, no socks, black shoes, cool FROWN) and like a sunflower frolicking over the rainbow the next (fuschia shirt, clashing blue skirt, white tights). Too much minimalism makes you want to suck rocks. Too much maximalism gives you a visual toothache from all the eye candy. Keep it moving, people.
You really, really like Kate Moss
Not to sound like a Republican politician, but you guys don’t let the media tell you what or who to like. The fashion mags seem a touch bored of Kate Moss post her 40th
birthday – after all, there’s so many younger, newer faces around, from Georgia to Cara to Jourdan. But you guys just love Kate Moss. Any post or reference to KM was treated with rapturous applause. I’m telling you, she’s still got it.
And now, drum roll, please…the next-in-line to the blogging throne is the rather wonderful Sarah Gibson. SG is five foot eight of sass, has the best self-cut fringe I’ve ever seen and writes like a jedi knight of fashion. In other words, she’s awesome and you’re in for a treat.
Stay tuned: Sarah's first ever post drops next week.