Lizzie is a researcher, educator and designer working across academia and industry to explore how fashion in its broadest definition operates in local systems to offer ideas for a more sustainable future. Her work spans different locations across the UK where she has worked with communities to explore materials reuse, skills sharing, repair and (re)manufacture, community based fashion services and making as a tool for resilience and community development. She works closely with local makers, manufacturers and waste handlers across the supply chain, engaging local residents in participatory activity and action based projects.
I worked with a nutritionist and a personal trainer. I saw the trainer once or twice a week to learn the exercises and what they target. I learned to work specific muscle groups effectively. I used to just run outside so initially getting a trainer was the bridge I needed to understand what to do in the gym. I go to the Tremont Athletic Club. They're the best. It's a welcoming, supportive environment. As for food, I only cook my proteins and eat nothing processed. I eat a lot fruits and veggies. I raised my carb intake and surprisingly it helped me lose weight because I lift heavy weights, which builds muscle and that increases metabolism and helps you lose fat. If you give your body what it needs it will do the job you want it to do. Exercise is the fountain of youth.
Furthermore, political revolution also made much impact on the fashion trend. For example, during the 1960s the economy had become wealthier, divorce rate was increasing and government approved the birth control pill . This revolution inspired younger generation to rebellion. In 1964, the leg-baring miniskirt has become a major fashion trend of the 1960s. Given that fashion designers began to experiment with the shapes of garment, loose sleeveless, micro-minis, flared skirts, and trumpet sleeves. In this case, mini-skirt trend became an icon of the 1960s.