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INFLUENCER CULTURE // "There have always been and will always be people of influence, but social media influencers aren’t the same as their predecessors. They’re typically not artists or public figures or philosophers, though many are very creative. They’re gorgeous people who do gorgeous things. Beautiful people with beautiful problems. They’re what we all wish we were, yet no one can truly attain. It’s easy to be caught up in influencer marketing; external validation is delicious. But the problem is that it’s an influence that’s predicated entirely on external factors. We’re already a youth-obsessed beauty-obsessed culture, and now being professionally liked by the 18-35 year old crowd is a career choice. I worry about the people, mostly young women, who aspire to be influencers. Influencer culture takes some of the worst parts of modern life: the importance of physical beauty, competition, consumerism, and monetizes them. It’s peak late-stage capitalism. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ But, again I don’t blame people for wanting to be liked and feel important. Those feelings are valid, but they’re easily manipulated. I’ve done it. In the pursuit of an easy confidence boost, I signed up to be an “influencer” for a clever brand that used the system not only to get customers but free advertising..." ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In this personal and powerfully honest piece, Mary @fennecfaun shares the reasons she despises influencer culture. To read the post, click on the link in our bio. We want to know: What do you think of this modern culture of 'influence'? Sick of posts disguised as ads or people flogging items/experiences every single post? Think it perpetuates a 'perfection' mentality? Or really love the creativity behind it all? Credit: Unsplash #realtalk #marketing #advertising #influencers #ethicalfashion #fashion #lifestyle #influencermarketing #travelbloggervibes #mentalhealth #travelphotography #writerthoughts #sustainability #consumerism #sustainablefashion #ecofashion #ecowarriorprincess

🤸‍♀️⛺🌱 The beans are all packed up for camping! Love this picture, it's so satisfying to look at. 😊

Happy Midsummer! I’ve been talking about the Nordic way of life on the blog, and more specifically the fair fashion and design coming from Finland 🇫🇮 — Some of my top picks include: - @moimoiaccessories’ beautiful bags - @myssyfarmi handmade hats - @taukodesign’s recycled collection - @luinliving’s unique towels - @bedesignfinland’s long lasting furniture - @halofromnorth’s Lapland-inspired collection — Which Nordic/Scandi brands inspire you?

Casual Friday 😎

Beautiful Batik Skirt M $20 #africanprint #batik

The weekend is finally here, so let’s go have some fun. Model: Grace Ireland @gracie_ireland wears our Dance All Day bikini. With its sporty crop style top and comfortable bottoms, this bright dancer design bikini is an ideal choice for some beach time hula fun. #loketadesigns Photo Credit: Morgan MacLeod @blessedpixels . . . . .. #weekendvibes #beachvibes #goodvibesonly #goodtimes #hulahoop #hooping #hoopinglife #hulahoopgirl #beachwear #beachgirl #croptop #bikiniset #swimwearlabel #activebikini #swimfashion #adzurra #bikinifashion #australianlabel #australianswimwear #madeinbrazil #ethicalfashion #ethicallymadeswimwear #ethicallymade #dancedesign #dancerprint #danceallday #supportsmallbusiness

Anyone else happy it’s Friday?! #CobblerToCustomer #WorthStandingFor

24hrs cold / 12 hours hot. Plastic can’t do that. - 20% off in store for ten days to get you set up for #plasticfreejuly . Hands up if you’re with us next month!? - #lifestyleoverluxury

This on repeat, everyday of the week 🙌

🍂Wilderness is not a luxury, but a necessity of the human spirit. . . 🦉Are you a night owl or an early riser?🌞It's an early morning, but it feels fine to me. My body is following the natural daylight cycle when it comes to bedtime, and as the sun sets completely by around 6pm I've been falling asleep around 7-8pm. That means I'm waking about 3-4am though the sun doesn't rise until half 7 or so (it's still incredibly dark outside). But the quality of my sleep is great and I'm well-rested, and I find it helps me avoid a lot of bad or overactive dreams because generally closer to morning my REM sleep is increased. Call me crazy, but it works for me!

📸MAYA's Black Seed 💅❤ Have a blessed Friday ya 'all and remember us in your prayers 😘 #mayacosmetics #h2whoa #breathable #halalfashion #peta #jumuahmubarak #happyfriday @modestbeautythings

If I’m not working, I’m walking 〰 & apparently I like garage doors at the moment

Oh.My.Word. This dress by @elegantees is FANTASTIC! Such a classy timeless fit - doesn’t require a special bra or spanx - it’s just perfect. We have ONE in each size and color XS~XL .......................................................... #ethicalfashion #ethicallymade #ethicaljewelry #knowwhomadeit #summer #summerfashion #graduation #wedding #shower #spring #fashion #fashionblogger #travel #love #springfashion #shoplocal #tippcity #ootd #ootn #getthelook #ootdfashion #seekthesimplicity #thatsdarling #sundayfashion #sunday #givingback #weekend

I’ve got Haiti on my mind today. The amount of people in extreme poverty is astounding. So much so that most of their 500,000 orphans actually still have living, loving parents who gave them up so they wouldn’t watch their children starve to death. Mamas are literally wandering the streets begging people to take her child. . But WE can be part of the solution! Sustainable business works! Both the clay mug (you can find a bunch of colors @papillonmarketplace) and the Halo Necklace made with clay- the same clay they would eat when they were starving- and recycled cereal boxes (visit my Trades of Hope link in my bio) are items made by these Haitian women who are rising out of poverty and keeping their families together. Together we can spread HOPE to these beautiful ladies.

Please meet our host Miss Dream @martinesdream where we’ll be popping all weekend, She’s rocking her very own beautiful design #thecrystaldress and one of our vintage finds! We know she got style 💛💛🔥💛💛

Casual Fridays FTW. Honestly guys I'm pooped. I taught for 9 hours straight and my hand was like at a 7 pain level for most of that soooo I am late posting this and also not very inspired other than to say I love this outfit because it was perfect for feeling comfy and looking like I tried because I honestly did 😥 * * * #slowfashionblogger #ootd #fashionrevolution #boho #vegan #slowlivingforlife #ethicalfashion #fashionrevolutionday #secondhandfashion #thrifty #minimalismo #minimalistic