We are talking about seeking joy with your life choices with Sarah Tomczak editor of Red Magazine.
As Editor of Red Magazine, what is the most important style/conscious/fashion/life advise you'd like to communicate to your readers?
For me, the most important thing in life is seeking joy – it can come in your relationships, your career, the clothes you wear and the way you live your life. It means making meaningful choices and also recognising the wonderful things you already have. Being appreciative and practising self-acceptance can help you make great strides to living more joyfully.
Do you get a lot of subscribers mail to the office? What is the most talked about subject among your readers?
Less letters now and more emails! Wonderfully most of the correspondence is positive, with readers commented on the pieces in the magazine that speak to them. I like to think that you can be a Red woman, whether you’re 16 or 60 – because it’s about a shared spirit and a desire to live a certain way.
Who is your style inspiration and why?
There are a few women who constantly inspire me – former J.Crew creative director Jenna Lyons, who championed mixing high and low fashion together and wore stripes on repeat. Stylists Martha Ward and Anna Bromilow, who are unapologetically romantic but so cool with it and Gwyneth Paltrow because that mix of Hamptons preppy and Cali beach girl is my own sweet spot too.
What is your Oramai favourite piece and why?
The Nomade suit in Klein Blue is heaven. It fits beautifully and has so many elevating details – the high, paperbag waist, the button belt, the oversize jacket with mother of pearl buttons, but most of all the colour. That deep, iconic shade of blue is as flattering as is it timeless.
What does sustainable fashion mean to you?
Making smart choices – not just in what you buy, but how you wear that piece once you have it. Buying fabrics that you need to wash less, designs that will stand the test of time and items that have the versatility to stay in your wardrobe for years to come.
Please give us 5 tips to live an everyday more sustainable life.
Buy less but better in every area of your life, not just fashion, but homewares and food. Only buy it if you really need it, love it and will use it.
Walk more, stop taking the car, rely on public transport or jump on your bike.
Make circular choices – vintage clothes and furniture come with their own stories. Environmentally and aesthetically they’re just better.
Eat less meat. But also make smarter food choices across the board. How many airmiles has your coffee garnered? Can you switch your Guatamalan bananas for Kentish strawberries?
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