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New Year, New You

Q: What do astrology, alzheimer’s, Doctor Who, scarves, and palm prints have in common?

A: 2019.

New Year’s resolutions are fated to succeed in 2019

successful new years resolutions 2019So it’s the first of January. Maybe we’re all a bit too hungover to put our new year’s resolutions into effect right now, but we definitely will tomorrow (or maybe start thinking about it tomorrow…).

However, according to the study of astrology, 2019 is the best year to start your new year’s resolution on 1 January.  Mars, the power and motivation planet, enters its home sign of Aries today, meaning you have more chance of sticking to your resolution. This is the first time this alignment has happened on 1 January since records began.

There are many helpful tips online about how to set (and keep) your new year’s resolutions. Keep them specific, keep them small, and set timelines. Small lifestyle changes are easier to stick to, such as only taking on dry January for one week, doing a few minutes of stretching and movement when you get out of bed each morning, or eating one vegetable-only meal a day to help you get your five a day.

Blue Flamingo’s New Year’s resolution

Blue Flamingo is making a New Year’s resolution, and that starts today. We’re joining Stephen Fry, Simon Pegg, David Walliams and others in supporting Alzheimer’s Research UK. Alzheimer’s Research UK is the UK’s leading dementia research charity, dedicated to causes, diagnosis, prevention, treatment and cure. Their mission is to bring about the first life-changing dementia treatment by 2025.

Charitable giving corporate social responsibility csr Alzheimer's logoSupporting those affected by Alzheimer’s, whether directly or indirectly (see the great work undertaken by the Alzheimer’s Society) is a cause dear to my heart. I lost my Dad to Alzheimer’s. The diagnosis was a terrible blow to all the family, but I felt particularly close to him. He had always been there when I needed him, and now the rock in my life was fading away. I poured the ghastliness of his illness and the grief I was feeling into the final project for my art degree. My Dad sadly passed away shortly before I finished my degree.

When I heard about the work of Alzheimer’s Research UK, I knew I wanted to help them prevent or find a cure for dementia. So for every scarf or pocket square I sell in 2019, I will give 3% of the price to the charity.

Doctor Who?

On a lighter note, apart from making changes through resolutions, each year brings us new looks through fresh fashion trends. Many trends from the past few years have arisen from new takes on old classics, and 2019 looks set to be no different, starting today with the unlikely fashion icon, Doctor Who.

The thirteenth Doctor Who is wearing a scarf for today’s seasonal special, fittingly called “Resolution”. The scarf, with its brightly coloured stripes, is very reminiscent of the scarf worn by Tom Baker’s Doctor. As with many great fashion innovations, this one wasn’t a deliberate design on the part of Doctor Who’s costume designer, but accidental innovation. The show’s production designer was wearing it on production and the costume designer saw it and thought it would be great for Doctor Who actor Jodie Whittaker who loved it.

Who doesn’t love a scarf, Jodie?!

Doctor Who Scarf Tom Baker Scarf

Image from https://www.space.ca/tom-baker-doctor-who-shada/

Doctor Who Scarf 2019 Jodie Whittaker

Image from https://www.radiotimes.com/news/tv/2018-12-27/doctor-who-jodie-whittaker-scarf-new-year-special/

2019 Fashion Trends

Other trends going into 2019 have been around for a couple of years now but are still going strong. One of these is for palm leaf prints, and another is for feathers, and I’m delighted to announce that one of my new Spring/Summer collection is the palm leaf and peacock scarf and pocket square designs.

If you fancy a new look for 2019, take a look at the other items in my new collection below.

Wishing you a Happy New Year

Last of all, may you have every joy and success in 2019!

Happy New Year image and Blue Flamingo 2019 fashion accessories logo


Author Blueflamingo

I am an artist/designer, passionate about fashion, art and aesthetics. I have been working in the artistic field for over 20 years and Shopblueflamingo springs from my love of stunning accessories. I design my pure silk scarves and pocket squares for those who celebrate being different and enjoy standing out from the crowd.

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