Hi everyone, hope you are having a great August and thank you so much for visiting Populaire. Today’s post is very different to my usual ones as it is inspired by the state of the world. I promise it won’t be a Kanye West type rant unless that’s the kind of thing you are in to. On a serious note, Robin Williams committed suicide this week and that saddened me a great deal. I grew up with my siblings watching Jumanji & Mrs. Doubtfire. Those films entertained us and made us Dream of things that weren’t accessible to us in Malawi. His death made me realise that no one is exempt from the trials and tribulations in this journey called life and if only we would ask for help, if only we would open up and speak to our neighbours, friends, family members and get the support that we need then things might be different.
I struggle to write about this as there are so many disturbing things going on in the world, from passenger planes being shot down over Ukraine; conflicts in Gaza and Northern Iraq to Ebola spreading through Africa and killing thousands of people. It’s all incredibly SAD!!! It can be too disturbing to write about so I usually prefer to leave it to the likes of the Guardian, CNN & the BBC but even though Populaire is a fashion blog, the state of the world is part of this life we are living, our current generation, today, right now it is our reality so I wanted to mention it and say our hearts go out to the people affected.
Also adding to the gloom is the fact that we are at the end of summer and this Malawian is not good with cold weather. I grew up in a warm climate and even though I have lived in the UK for 12 years there is no getting used to winter. I know people who were born in this country and are still not used to it. In saying that, winter fashion is fabulous. I am super excited about it as I love layering my knits, rocking a cool pair of leather gloves and cannot wait to wear my leather gillet, it’s a wardrobe staple for any #fashionista. This week I put together my wish list, 4 looks that I am lusting over from Autumn/Winter lookbooks. My wish list is all black everything, which pretty much describes the mood I am currently in at the moment. Let me know what you think?