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  1. Gravity_Falls_Up on January 31, 2019 at 8:46 pm

    I’ve used my bamboo bag for 3 years now, all the issues you mentioned with it are easily solved by adding a fabric lining which is pretty easy- many already come with those!

  2. Roxanne on January 31, 2019 at 8:46 pm

    On the African print discussion, I think that if you buy it from a small business based in Africa that employs Africans, it help the economy and employment

  3. NebulaBlossom on January 31, 2019 at 8:47 pm

    I think the difference between appreciation and appropriation is this: when the Christians were invading Europe, they erased the local pagan cultures while taking parts of it to serve their purpose. Examples include Christmas and Easter. These have been proven historically to not be Christian. They are taken from Yule and Ostara, but Christians act like they own the holidays when they weren’t even theirs to begin with. However, if people know that the prints are from Africa and don’t act like it’s something other than it is, it’s fine to admire the beauty of the African peoples and their varying cultures :3

  4. Erika R on January 31, 2019 at 8:47 pm

    Hair looks great – I’m planning on eloping with your sweater

  5. Simple’s Good on January 31, 2019 at 8:47 pm

    I’m not likely to go for any of the print materials either. They all look like they could be really short-lived and as much as ISome prints catch my eye, I tend to gravitate right back to simple looks as well. I really enjoyed this video. I’m always interested in how to keep my wardrobe current and interesting without going for a lot of pieces that will only be around a short time.

  6. Magz Lomeli on January 31, 2019 at 8:48 pm

    No real turtle shell! 😤

  7. Cassandra Marrin on January 31, 2019 at 8:49 pm

    One of the trends at my school is to wear like Nike socks or any longer socks over ur pants

  8. Urška on January 31, 2019 at 8:49 pm

    I don’t like a single trend for 2019, they’re not my style at all. Big pass.
    Except sustainable fashion.

  9. Shantay Juul on January 31, 2019 at 8:51 pm

    Just found your channel and subscribed, loving the content and the fact that we’re around the same age 😊.

  10. Bella Smith on January 31, 2019 at 8:52 pm

    (I know I sound like an old grump) But I hate allll of these practically 😂 they’re ugly, impractical, and unsustainable. bamboo bags look like a crap trap 😂, 3quater bike shorts look horrible (or at least average) on 95% people. The round glasses are ugly and won’t suit most people, wrap dresses are cool, but African print seems to be coming at a very inappropriate time (given the hardship and discrimination POC are going through) and it’s really not cool to let mainstream fashion get a hold of it for mass profit, I’d only wear or encourage it, if they were actually giving traditional African ladies jobs (much like the company that sells hand crocheted plastic bags made from old bags in landfill) really wish we could have a fashion trend of a more holistic approach, more crochet bags, people dressing for their Kibbe type, sustainable fashion, buying locally made clothes ie, knitted cardigans etc

  11. Rei Life on January 31, 2019 at 8:53 pm

    Ruching needs to die lol

  12. JJ7057 on January 31, 2019 at 8:54 pm

    Please tell me where did you get your dress from? I love it!

  13. Bizarre Elixir on January 31, 2019 at 8:54 pm

    Please stop this whole culture appropriation is a bunch of bull. They once told us to get cultured how can we if its seen as evil to try thier culture. I would want people to experience my culture in anyway shape or form from the food to the wear. Its make it seem your trying to deem this as not a good thing. To step into other culture is a good thing even if they dont look that into it at lest they thought it was neat to try something out.

  14. Felicia Betancourt on January 31, 2019 at 8:55 pm

    Big yes to wrap dresses and African prints…and sustainable fashion, obviously. Thanks for this!

  15. itsmyluckyday11 on January 31, 2019 at 8:56 pm

    The thumbnail of Kurt Cobain in spandex booty shorts is terrifying

  16. bgfrst on January 31, 2019 at 8:59 pm

    It’s appropriation when the big white companies are taking traditional African designs, not paying or giving the due credit to the actual creators, then mass producing them (a.k.a. exploiting poor workers who are probably not white). Also, they will be probably trying to sell us designs that imitate the real thing, which is very close to (if not) stereotyping a whole culture or even a bunch of them into just one simple accessory, apart from erasing the values and significance that go with the original garment. That’s why it’s unrespectful and detrimental to the image and the economy of that people. Sorry for the long explanation, I think this matters. If you really like African prints and you’re not African, you should at least: 1- learn about those prints and what they mean to their people, also, learn about the history of that people and what your people did to them in the past and present time; use Google for that; 2- buy them from actual African makers, get the authentic stuff at the price they deserve to be paid for their beautiful, valuable work, never underpay or bargain any of these; 3- wear them in the appropriate way and occasions if you don’t want to look stupid (you’ll know well how if you do step 1). This shouldn’t be difficult if you have common sense and a kind, empathetic heart <3

  17. April Behnke on January 31, 2019 at 9:00 pm

    Love your channel! I am not sure about the particular "African print" designs shown here but it’s a major issue in the fashion industry that original prints are sometimes stolen or copied without permission or without fair pay – I’m not saying that’s happening here, but I am raising it as a possibility. There are also the questions raised by these prints divorced from cultural context, which in this case is a complex history related to colonialism – google the artist Yinka Shonibare, for example. I’m not arguing that they can’t be worn or that there aren’t ways around those issues, but it’s complex.

  18. Katie Elizabeth on January 31, 2019 at 9:02 pm

    My 2019 goal is to only allow myself to purchase 1 item per month. I feel like this will ease me into consuming less and will make me care a lot more about what I’m spending my money on. I’ll get there, slowly but surely

  19. ridiculousspider on January 31, 2019 at 9:02 pm

    I wore bike shorts under skirts and dresses as child and teen. The nostalgia. 😀

  20. Liza Soliman on January 31, 2019 at 9:03 pm

    [same reaction to ruching]

  21. Amber Summer on January 31, 2019 at 9:04 pm

    I don’t think wearing African print is cultural appropriation. They’re beautiful clothes why would we (blacks/Africans) only keep it to ourselves?

  22. T Lasa on January 31, 2019 at 9:05 pm

    I don’t have a set opinion on cultural appropriation and I have been making an effort to learn more views on it it seems such a mixed bag that’s it’s super hard to define what is and what isn’t I think it’s up to the individual cultures to decide what as a whole they might wish to share with the world wether that’s possible or idealism I really don’t know … my wardrobe is almost entirely made of of solid black clothing but that’s simply a comfort and ease of styling thing perhaps it could be considered appropriation of the goth culture?

  23. Minimal Me on January 31, 2019 at 9:06 pm

    Bike pants! I remember wearing these in my teens ;-0

  24. TheNicoliyah on January 31, 2019 at 9:07 pm

    I think it’s great that people appreciate other people’s cultures as we are all part of the human race and it’s fun to swap and integrate other cultures to create new fresh looks I think it becomes appropriation when the people that championed or invented a look or style and they are excluded from benefiting from it. For example: the Kardashian in braid, I think is cool (though I know a lot of people hated that) What’s would be annoying is designers doing batik and then not using models of colour. That’s my 2 pence worth

  25. Better Life Broadcasting on January 31, 2019 at 9:07 pm

    Re the cultural appropriation question. I don’t think it is. Otherwise Fair Isle sweaters, silk, etc. are all cultural appropriation.

  26. Tammie Parrish Miller on January 31, 2019 at 9:11 pm

    I despise ruching! Didn’t we just only come out of that phase? It seems like they are just reaching for straws on this years fashions. I’m just not impressed at all. The African inspired prints remind me so much of the eighties which is okay. I actually could give these another go around. The prints I mean. Not much else.

  27. Sara Bovo on January 31, 2019 at 9:15 pm

    God! Most of these trends are hideous xD thank you for this video, I agree with everything you have said ♡

  28. abslol1 on January 31, 2019 at 9:15 pm

    Yeah let me make by cycling shorts with the butt pad in them for comfort into a fashion item

  29. Leah Veal on January 31, 2019 at 9:16 pm

    I’ve been wanting to buy a dress, jacket and skirt made with real African fabric for a long time. I’m just trying to justify the price of buying them because they are so expensive and I want to make sure they’re something I want to wear all the time. By the way, I love your pink sweater, what brand is it?

  30. Miryana Tashkova on January 31, 2019 at 9:17 pm

    As far as African prints go, there are so many small/medium-scale shops and designers (the Zuvaa marketplace immediately springs to mind) that work with wax cotton that can be supported if you really want a piece like that. A sustainable way to incorporate this into your wardrobe is to buy African fabric by the yard from a shop (so many on Etsy) and make something by yourself. 🙂

  31. Tristian Green on January 31, 2019 at 9:17 pm

    Only one I care about us sustainable fashion!! I pretty much get 90% of my clothes thrifting now. I get stuff on ebay too. Only things I don’t like buying used are gym items and lingerie

  32. Kathleen Olszewski on January 31, 2019 at 9:17 pm

    Your hair grows quickly! I enjoyed this video. Thank you!

  33. Vilma Martins on January 31, 2019 at 9:20 pm

    I’ve really enjoyed this VIDEO 😉❤

  34. DawnDawnDawnDawn on January 31, 2019 at 9:27 pm

    You have been the biggest influence for me lately. I have only been shopping sites like everlane and second hand. I can’t bring myself to shop in a fast fashion store ever again. I’m talking about it with friends and my kids and encouraging them to shop this way. And I am shopping so much less since watching you. I never gave any thought to making sure everything was ethically manufactured until I started watching your channel. I always made sure my beauty products were cruelty free but never thought about the clothes. Now I always do. Thanks!

  35. P S on January 31, 2019 at 9:28 pm

    Kurt Cobain got all of his clothes from thrift stores, so the irony is when people wanting to emulate him buy new items.

  36. Татьяна Сафонова on January 31, 2019 at 9:28 pm

    What a lovely cardigan you have😄

  37. Ultraviolet Morgan on January 31, 2019 at 9:30 pm

    I only like tends if they are already my style. I like rouching, I like tortoise shell, I like snake print. Can’t wait till these styles flood the goodwill 😉

  38. Estelle Artois on January 31, 2019 at 9:31 pm

    Snoqualmie looks beautiful!

  39. DawnDawnDawnDawn on January 31, 2019 at 9:33 pm

    Wrap dresses and wrap anything i love. Flattering on most body types

  40. K Mejia on January 31, 2019 at 9:33 pm

    If it’s not authentic it’s appropriation. That dusty pink color really pops on you

  41. K Landry on January 31, 2019 at 9:35 pm

    I love the sweater you’re wearing in this video. Where did you get it, and is it still available?

  42. Sarah Thatcher on January 31, 2019 at 9:35 pm

    I’m laughing at the tiny sunglasses trend. I do not need to buy any. I STILL have mine that are actually from the 90’s. I kept them because I just loved hem. I love wearing my old pieces and then people ask me wear I got them and I can tell them I’ve had them for 20 years.

  43. therainbowmarbles on January 31, 2019 at 9:37 pm

    I love how the main takeaway from this video is ‘Well if this is your usual look, go ahead! Here’s a way to do it with a more minimalist mindset.’ A lot more constructive than straight up dissing fashion haha

  44. Annick Dionne-Floc'h on January 31, 2019 at 9:37 pm

    Your bike shorts comment really struck home. As an avid cyclist I’ve spent my summers in them all throughout out high school. Last summer was the first time Ive ever received compliments. Someone even asked me where I got them. I don’t think they were interested by the inseam cushion aka diaper of actual bike shorts.

  45. Amy Marie on January 31, 2019 at 9:38 pm

    Love this video💕💕

  46. williamkazak on January 31, 2019 at 9:38 pm

    My first time at this blog. Very informative and wonderful comments. Very impressed. My take on bamboo and rattan furniture is that it is island like and impractical. I will stay away from it in the future. Might be fun on a beach bag. African prints are colorful and I like to see pops of appropriate to the wearer colors. Might be fun. Trendy gym shoes? Ok if you need them but I like the classics!

  47. Mahalia McDaniel on January 31, 2019 at 9:39 pm

    One of the African wax print dresses you showed is from an American brand called Osei Duro. I considered buying it myself because although it’s patterned, it’s monochromatic so maybe easier to slot into the wardrobe?! Anyway, they do a lot to support local industry in Ghana and are a cool brand if you ever considered buying such a print 😉

  48. Teresa Fonseca on January 31, 2019 at 9:40 pm

    You allready know that i love your channel!! Q&A or an entire video about this question: "Does minimalism improve mental health? Reduce stress? Improve our relation with us and with others? What do you think about this as a minimalist?" So happy your channel is growing!!!🐈❤🌺

  49. Aaricia Lambrigts on January 31, 2019 at 9:42 pm

    Loved the little fashionshow at the end. Made my day 😀 Hope the sustainable fashion becomes a real big trend this year.

  50. Kalyn Brown on January 31, 2019 at 9:43 pm

    Love you and your videos! You’ve became one of favorite people to watch recently. So random question, what kind of music are you into?