It’s been a good year for Amanda and I, as we have taken our respective projects away from The Women Room to the next level.
Amanda has worked hard to make We Wear Perfume a respected source of inspiration and knowledge in the fragrance world and I have been busier than ever launching Unique Style Platform in the US, increasing out number of clients here in the uk and co-creating the Out of Fashion podcast. And while we still care passionately about The Women’s Room and our wonderful readers, we both find we don’t have as much time as we would like to be able to focus on it.
We feel proud of how we have been at the forefront of the movement to highlight the need for more visibility of older women in fashion, beauty and life in general and like to think we were among the first to write about this ongoing subject. Things have changed for the better since we started TWR all those years ago, with the beauty industry eliminating the negative term anti ageing and more and more conversations about positive ageing becoming front of mind for brands and the media. We still have some way to go, but many of us feel more empowered and confident about our age than ever before. After all age is a privilege that sadly some people don’t get to enjoy.
Blogging is changing as some bloggers become almost as mainstream as the media we strived to escape and Instagram has become the way for brands work with influencers with huge numbers to engage with consumers.
We have never been about making money and have been more interested about writing about what we love and building a community, but when your job that makes you money becomes overwhelming, its hard to find the time and the energy to continue doing something for nothing.
So we are going to take a break for a while – give ourselves some time to re-think how, what and if, we want to continue. Thank you for reading, commenting and being there for us – because without all of you we wouldn’t have continued for so long.
We hope to be back at some point in 2019, but for now have a very Merry Christmas, a restful holiday and a great New Year.
Lots of love
Amanda and Jane xxx