Born out of love for fashion, travel and healthy living, this blog is a personal diary that combines my passions, some deeper thought, some humorous thoughts and an honest journey of self-discovery.
JilCarrara.com is about personal style rather than trends, about slow fashion (and slow food) rather than fast fashion (and fast food) - it supports a lifestyle that respects both our planet and the people working to make everything possible.
I hope that with this platform I can bring awareness about the issues we face in the fashion industry as well as share the message that ethics don’t exclude aesthetics. It’s a space where you can be honest, share your thoughts and feelings freely, I will try to do my part with transparency, thought-provoking posts and a strict no-photoshop policy. I believe that fashion is a strong tool for self-expression, which doesn't mean we can't have some fun with it whilst being very conscious about what we wear.
I believe that fashion is a strong tool for self-expression, which doesn't mean we can't have some fun with it whilst being very conscious about what we wear. This blog is about personal style rather than trends, about slow fashion rather than fast fashion- it supports a lifestyle that respects both our planet and the people working to make everything possible.
I honestly believe that eating should be a joyful experience and it is also very personal as our bodies are all different from each other. I follow a mostly plant-based diet. If I do eat animal products that is usually free range, organic eggs, wild salmon, goats cheese and raw organic honey. I believe in cruelty-free, organic and local production which is why I buy at the farmers market, so I know where my products come from and that I can trust their production. My biggest advice is to really be conscious of your body and discover what makes you feel good without judging others. If you are vegan you can easily replace ingredients like honey with other syrups, I indicate this on every recipe, and just skip the ones that include fish or eggs or replace with tofu and other indicated ingredients.
'Less Waste' not ZeroWaste
The plastic pandemic has become one of the biggest issues of our time. We have created it and now we are drowning in it, but that doesn't mean that there isn't something that can be done. I don't use the term 'zero waste' because I feel it puts a lot of pressure on people to only produce trash that fits into a jar. I believe that if we all were able to cut down our plastic intake drastically we could make a huge difference. This blog is meant to help you on your journey to less waste and less plastic consumption.
Organic, Natural Beauty
It is no secret that conventional beauty products are filled with toxic chemicals, animal-derived ingredients and event plastic micro-beads. Considering about 80% of what we put onto our skin gets absorbed directly into our bloodstream I made the decision to move to natural, organic beauty that was less harmful to me and the planet