Inclusive fashion with Anna Cascarina...

Inclusive fashion with Anna Cascarina...
This week on the Aequem blog, we hear from Anna Cascarina a fashion editor and stylist campaigning for inclusivity in the fashion industry.  
Tell us a little bit about your background in fashion.
I have worked in fashion for over 25 years. First as a stylist on magazines and editorials then as a freelance stylist, fashion lecturer, editor of my own magazine and now as a blogger!
We absolutely love your mission about empowering women and helping them to feel more visible in fashion! What advice would you give to a woman in need of a confidence boost?
Just be yourself. Own your style and don’t apologise for it. Shop in stores that inspire you and don’t feel you're too old for clothes.  

When did you start to see that the industry lacked female representation and how did this make you feel?
It’s not about female representation it’s about age inclusivity. I became aware that I couldn’t see myself reflected back at me on social media and ad campaigns. Even though women of my age have more disposable income. It made me angry and upset so I thought I’d do something about it!

How do you stay confident when it comes to fashion and beauty?
I make sure that I buy what suits me and what I really love. I try not to get too heavily influenced by others and I live by my own rules. 

You feature some quotes on your Instagram that are really inspiring, how do you choose them?
Sometimes it’s to do with how I’m feeling or something that’s inspired me or sometimes it’s just something that I’ve seen that’s made me reflect. 

We love your style, how would you describe it in a nutshell?
A mix of minimalist, classic and eclectic. I’m a bit of a chameleon so I like to change it up a bit. 

What are your favourite pieces/brands on Aequem? 
I absolutely love the linen pieces from Reda Paula. So beautiful.
Available to shop on Aequem.com !!

How would you say you incorporate sustainability into your wardrobe?
I try to buy less but buy better but it’s so hard when I’m always seeing amazing pieces. I try to go through my wardrobe and rework/upcycle things to keep them fresh. And I’m trying to research and buy from smaller sustainable brands.
Inclusivity in the fashion industry is undoubtedly the way forward! It's been so great having Anna on the blog to talk us through some key tips on confidence and style!
Aequem Gang xo

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