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Here are seven style and fashion bloggers you really should be keeping tabs on in Wales. Read on to be stylishly informed.
Cardiff’s Christy Llewellyn dabbles in everything as a style blogger. She began Style Rarebit a few years ago, with her photographer mother taking pictures of her outfits. Her style is feminine, classic and eclectic, with clothes either thrifted or bought from high street retailers like Zara and Mango. On her blog she writes about fashion, advice, tips, beauty and lifestyle, and she has her own YouTube channel where she posts videos of her shopping hauls as well as other topics. She was featured on WalesOnline when she collaborated with Wales Air Ambulance; finding pieces in their charity shop which she then made into stylish outfits.
Hannah, the South Wales based founder of blog Miss Nicklin, writes about fashion among other topics, like what she’s up to, restaurant reviews, cooking, home improvements and travel. She’s a passionate photographer, making the pictures on her blog particularly strong. She’s also a filmmaker, working with Explore With Ed on project Nutty Pear; ‘a fresh and fun film making and photography collaboration’. Recent style posts include a summer clothes wishlist, a guest post on accessorizing and a collaboration with TK Maxx.
Blogger Gwyneth has 20 years’ experience as a writer and PR consultant, working with international brands on everything from cyber security to catwalk trends. She has even worked as a lecturer in fashion design and brand development, social media, digital fashion and the digital workplace. Cardiff Fashion is about, according to the blog’s tag line, ‘Global Fashion News and Views Broadcast From Wales. It covers fashion innovations such as hemp eyewear, profiles designers and keeps abreast of fashion happenings in Cardiff as well as the rest of the world.
Blogger Laura is originally from South Africa but now lives in Wales, working as a freelance writer, photographer and running her blog Side Street Style with a little help from her husband John. The blog has a family feel, often including the couple’s two young sons in posts and talking about what the family has been up to. Posts focus on style, lifestyle and travel, and everything is well-illustrated with great photography.
Claire Jacklin is well poised to talk about fashion as a professional stylist and personal shopper, with plenty of fashion qualifications and training. Her helpful posts include outfit mock ups of key pieces for every new season to guide readers in the right style direction, diary entries on events like London Fashion Week and commentary on colour.
Nezzy’s blog is an insight into her life as well as a place to go to for fashion advice and inspiration. She posts regularly and talks about everything from de-stressing, key buys, outfits and beauty tips to products, events and weight loss. She also reviews things she likes and shares what works for her, style and beauty-wise. Post titles include: Wardrobe overhaul; My favourite slogan Tees, and My key products for a summer glow.
Welsh-woman-based-in-London Callie Thorpe started her blog From the Corners of the Curve in 2012 as a diet diary, and from there it grew into a plus-size fashion blog. She believes women of all sizes, not just those with the measurements of Gigi Hadid, should be able to enjoy fashion. These days, her blog focuses on clothes and beauty with travel, food and lifestyle features. Callie is a plus size columnist for Marie Claire, has been on Channel 4’s Plus Size Wars, has modeled for Evans and has been featured in Vogue Italia, The Daily Mail, The Times and The Mirror.