The Five at Five: WORN
15 Jul 2020
The Five at Five is a download of the best things to read, watch, shop, and get inspiration from – ready for the weekend. Each week, we’ll be bringing you selections from different tastemakers in our community, so you can delve into what’s keeping them entertained.
This week’s curator is Bella Buchannan, Founder of WORN, a luxury resale boutique, on a mission to encourage people to buy better and up-cycle.
Read: Reading is such a great way to relax, I always carve out time to just sit and disappear into another world for at least a few hours a week. I recently finished Educated and Little Fires Everywhere, which were brilliant. I’m currently re-reading The Source by Tara Swart, which is a must read!
Watch: I’m a bit strange and don’t actually watch very much TV, but I recommend everyone watches Before The Flood, 11th Hour and Cowspiracy, they make you aware of what's happening in the world whilst also telling us what we can actually do to help make positive change.
Listen: Podcasts are just the best, I have them buzzing in my ear when I’m walking around town and even when I’m at home cooking in the evenings. I find it so inspiring and thought provoking to hear stories from other founders, industry leaders and also people from totally different fields. My staples are Business of Fashion, How To Fail, The Moments That Made Me and Fear Itself. I also always have music playing in the shop, my feel good favourites are Fleetwood Mac, Elton John and Bob Marley!
Shop: I try to shop as little as possible. That being said, sometimes I get so excited by an item that comes into store and simply can’t resist... the most recent was a Jacquemus shirt from a few seasons ago which I had lusted after for so long! I get excited about discovering new sustainable brands and am always keen to support when I really believe in their product and ethos, I recently started using Aurelia Skincare so that was probably my last indulgent spend.
Inspiration: It sounds cliche but I find so much inspiration in human connection. We are all carrying around years of knowledge and experiences, one of the best things about having a shop is being able to engage with so many people. Having a sustainably-focused store means that I have ‘like-minded’ people walk through the door who are always bringing new knowledge and information to my attention. I also find spending time in nature so inspiring, it helps me feel connected and grounded and gives me a sense of purpose, which is so important in our busy world, where we are constantly comparing ourselves to others.