I am back on Pinterest here and getting back into it. Initially I had quite mixed feelings about the platform due to some of the well publicised copyright issues with it. I, like many other enthusiastic ‘pinners’ was unsure about who owned the content I was re-pinning or uploading, in addition to not knowing how to protect my work once it had been pinned. I have subsequently removed some of my design work from there, but after doing some reading (here and here are helpful starters), I have decided I am happy to take a gamble. Quite simply because I am not giving up any of the ownership rights I may have simply by posting something on Pinterest. Also, because I am currently not posting as a company but as an individual.
After reading this motivational piece about designer Peter Som and his Pinterest following of a staggering 3.3 million (!!!!) I knew that I had work to do. Especially after his quote stated,’“There’s no real strategy, I have to say. It happened quite organically,” Som told BoF. “I actually do a lot of Pinterest myself and I’m assuming that’s why there are so many followers — because it’s really me and it’s authentic and genuinely what I like. I think people respond to that. It’s that simple. It’s just me and my voice.” Ah, so it is that simple huh?
So….I got to work tweaking my Pinterest page and organised it. I have included a little bit below about the names of each section, and there are some example images of my soon to be very dynamic boards.
It is a time for new web design for my official website, Samata. Just to let you know I have updated my site with some new changes – we went for a simplified, cleaner feel and hope that you enjoy it!
I finally updated my Style page and we are working on my YouTube channel, ChannelSamata.
I have been racking my brains trying to think of a way to connect with all of you that need help in a more intensive way.
Fresh of my InStyle feature I have once again been inundated with questions, about my book and more specific questions and requests for help. I do not feel an email or Facebook message can really do as much as one on one time could. So, I have decided that for the months of November – December 2013 I will be offering mentoring and tutor sessions.
I have had a few emails and messages from students and graduates who are around for London Fashion Week , asking how to make the most out of the experience. We all know that fashion week is exciting – runway shows, pop-up shops, parties and goodie bags are to name a few of the perks of working in the fashion industry. I have not even got started on the wild and crazy after parties….the Vivienne Westwood one is sure to be raging tonight! But I just wanted to share some tips and advice for friends exhibiting during London Fashion Week – and also the other global fashion weeks including Milan and Paris. LFW is my favourite week for fashion forward, edgy style. There is a huge range of creative expression on display and the unpredictability is what I enjoy most. It is so exciting! Read more…
With the impeccable Laura Whitmore during Fashion Week!
One of the best descriptions of fashion I have ever read! Amazing! Chanel – An Intimate Life by Lisa Chaney. Recommended read !
Want to take a tour of Fashion Designer’s Resource Book? I created this fantastic, digital overview of some of my book!
My article with The Guardian on Sustainable Fashion
Style is supreme in the world of fashion. Ethical companies must recognise this and focus on innovation to make sustainability on trend. Read my full article on the Guardian here. Read more…