(Wearing: vintage Joseph Ribkoff jacket, vintage Jaeger hat, vintage leather envelope clutch, – all for sale on my site and ancient Primark jeans, Fendi shoes)
I love my Burberry trench!
I love my Burberry trench!
Instead of the nice post I had planned for today I find myself having to write this warning. Thanks to Veshoevious, I and numerous other bloggers have found out our images and copy have been stolen by scraper sites, used solely to steal our traffic and make money from their own google ads. We are trying to bring about legal action and V has set the ball rolling, you can read her original post HERE. If you are a blogger I urge you to read her post and use the search function she suggests to check your own site.
Then google search your blog – this is how I found all the following sites had stolen from my blog:
- fashion trending dot info
- ace h forum dot com
- broken controllers dot com
- baltimore pearls dot com
- virgin articles dot com
- pdf widows dot com
- encomer dot com
Just to reiterate, none of the above sites have anything to do with my blog. I will never sell my content. I openly give permission to other bloggers to use my images so long as they are hyper linked back to me and they drop me an email to let me know they have done so. If I write for another blog then it will be in the form of a guest post and will again have correct links back to my site. I have googled my blog before and this issue only seems to have occurred since I activated feedburner. I have now set it to only display a preview, yet some of the sites are solely stealing the previews so I am considering removing the feedburner entirely – I would like to know how this would affect you as readers? We will keep you posted how we are getting on with all this, Pearl
That time at the end of the month when I start pestering you to vote for my items on the Shopping Forecast has come around again! This month my top item is this pretty ASOS shirt dress, I would really appreciate it if you would click the Picture link below and spare a minute to vote 5/5 for me.
If you haven’t voted before all it asks is you click a couple of drop down boxes (you do not have to put your real details if you do not want to). It literally takes 2 minutes. THANK YOU
Also a huge THANK YOU to everyone who has been voting for me in the past, I couldn’t have done it without you,
If you read The Nowness and Advanced Style blogs you might have already heard about this video but I loved it so much I needed to share.
I saw it after writing my last post, where I said I wanted to see more real women in magazines, wearing real clothes. What I should also have added was that I want to see women of all ages too not just teenage girls. We can learn so much from women with such vivid lives. I would love to read articles written by the women featured in this video, I want to know where they buy their clothes, do they still have the same body hang ups, what designers do they like… really I could go on all day.
With thanks to: Emma, Florrie of Intrinsically Florrie, Sharon of My Style, Thrifting, Fashion & Me, Vix of Vintage Vixen, Sacramento of Mis Papelicos, Mrs Bossa of Mrs Bossa Does the Do, Grace of NoOneWatching
These days when we use the term ‘killer’ it is usually a denotes admiration, however this news story uses the term in it’s true meaning – bring about death. I read this story with my mouth a gape in shock, it reads like an April fools, so totally unbelievable, yet it is chillingly true:
“Asda, Diesel, Matalan and Primark are among a group of companies being
criticised for selling jeans made using sandblasting, which can cause illness or
The pressure group, Labour Behind the Label, said these companies continue to use sandblasting to give denim a “worn” look, despite the danger that silica dust from the sand can get into workers’ lungs. British companies including New Look and Marks & Spencer also say they have banned the process. Levi’s and H&M stopped all use in December “Dead workers aren’t fashionable,” said Sam Maher, co-author of Labour Behind the Label’s Killer Jeans report, which will be published on Monday.
“The trend for killer jeans must be phased out by companies and rejected by consumers with immediate effect.” It is also calling on retailers and brands to compensate workers who have been made ill by operating sandblasting machines in the past. Matalan told The Telegraph that it currently uses sandblasting on some
denim products. It said safety standards were constantly under review and it would “take action if necessary to protect the welfare of our suppliers’
Asda said it was in the process of phasing out sandblasted products. “It’s our intention that there will be none on sale in our stores by the end of this year,” a spokesman said. Diesel said it would stop using sandblasting on its clothing from early next year and Next said it had stopped all new orders. Both said suppliers were required to meet safety standards. Primark said it had halted sandblasting at more than half of its previous suppliers and expected to be out of 90 per cent by the end of the year.
Primark suggested some rivals had been less than honest in their promises. A spokesman said: “A ban is only meaningful when capable of being enforced and carefully monitored. Too often companies impose bans without any real attempt to implement them properly.”
But a spokesman for international clothing workers’ union ITGLWF said: “In the space of a year workers could contract silicosis. We need to just stop this.”
I think we can all agree there is nothing fashionable about Sand Blasted
jeans anymore! But the shocking thing is that whilst we are all aware of unfair working conditions, child labour etc, actual safty in the work place very rarely comes to light.
N.B You can read more about how Sand Blasting works and it’s health effects HERE