When I stumbled upon Trinkets Jewellery, I knew I had found a woman owned company whose mission I could fully support. This is because they are all about using unretouched photos and selfies of women to advertise their jewellery. Instead of showing each of their items on models that most of us can’t relate to and that may even make some of us feel insecure, they have chosen to request selfies from their fans to use on their website sales pages. You should absolutely, click through to Fiona’s jewellery blog and check out all of the beautiful women she has featured in her statement necklaces. You will also be able to find out how you can get involved. As the creator of #SelfiesForSelfLove, I think it is probably pretty obvious why I support this idea but in case this is the first time you have read my blog, let me elaborate a little.
By taking selfies we can be reminded of our true beauty and that we do not need to live up to some mostly unachievable standard set by our society to be worthy of love, respect and kindness. In old school body positivity movements, people were often instructed to stand in front of a mirror in various states of undress and examine one’s body. To become more comfortable with how the body appears and to learn to love all of our best features and maybe even our so-called flaws. #SelfiesForSelfLove has simply taken the movement digital, which offers a number of advantages, one being that you can always revisit your previous photos or posts when you are feeling down and need a body positivity boost.
Not only are we able to see beautiful photos of ourselves but we can also see images of people who look like us. People who are loving their bodies despite not fitting into that very narrow mould the beauty industry has created. Regardless of your shape, size, gender, ability or race you deserve to love the skin you are in. It is about saying eff you to all the people who see selfies as pure vanity and reminding them that for some of us, hashtags like this are the only place we can see photos of people who look like us. It is about empowering everyone; not just white, thin, cis, straight, able-bodied people but for all of the others that the media for so long has ignored. Hashtags have given us the ability to take that power back and to define beauty for ourselves. As a result, I also created the @SelfiesForSelfLove account on Instagram. A place where people of all backgrounds have a chance to have their images of body positivity reposted for the community to see.
In the photos here, you see me wearing two necklaces from Trinkets Jewellery. Both are costume jewellery but absolutely stunning. I thought I was going to prefer
the vintage style black stone, as you know my affinity for dark colours and soft-goth style. But I actually like to crystal style necklace best, especially how flattering it is to my neckline. I think the images here speak for themselves; these are beautiful but totally affordable necklaces. I don’t get to go out for fancy events very often but I will be sure to add photos to this blog when I do. For now, here are two closeups and a couple of lingerie selfies for you to see them in. I am wearing Panache Lingerie and Big Tights Stockings, which I have previously reviewed. I also have plans to wear these during and upcoming photoshoot that I am planning with a local glamour photographer.