About Me

Welcome to CHARCOHL! I’m Alanis, the girl behind the name.

“A young, smart, sassy, woman. She’s believes in aesthetics. Owns a monochromatic wardrobe, with the occasional pop of colour, I may add. She walks with confidence in the big world of opportunities. Nothing fazes her, she is ready for anything that comes her way. She’s (relatively) healthy, but allows cheat days to eat pizza and ice cream. She’s funny and has a great sense of humour, (sarcasm is her second language). With the help of coffee, she can get through the day. She loves meeting up with friends to chat and gossip for a laugh. Oh, and of course this is with a cocktail in hand.”

– This is the woman I wish one day to be.

Who I am now – Alanis, born and raised in the UK, currently based in Swindon, where I recently moved to from North Devon. My interests include reading, pretty much anything, but mainly romantic, tragicomedy novels, as well as fantasy fiction, mysteries and thrillers.

Current reads – “The Curated Closet” – by Anuschka Rees.
– “The year I met you” – by Cecelia Ahern.

I love creative writing too (hence the blog) and I write to explore current research, which I can then reflect on here. I’m a keen traveller, I’ll go anywhere to influence and develop my ideas within my work. I love long weekend city breaks best, but I can’t say no to a relaxing all inclusive holiday either!

Upcoming trips – Australia & Hong kong.

Festivals are up there too. I just love the carefree atmosphere, where nobody is there to judge. You can wear whatever the hell you want, and just have so much fun doing so. You’re free to be whoever you want to be, and get to experience great music with great friends.

Most recent event – Glastonbury Festival 2017

Another interest I’ve had for a life time is fashion. A little cliché to say, I know. But I’ve taken this with me throughout school and college, and went onto study Fashion at university. I now have a lot more experience within industry and have gained so much more new knowledge. I’m always down to learning new things, and I’m currently still studying this, but I love to share things as I discover them.

You’re probably here because you enjoy anything to with fashion, beauty and travel. These are my favourite things too! You’ll also be able to find my other interests here, including food, music and art. And I sometimes write about university life.

CHARCOHL was born around 4 years ago, originally as a photographic Tumblr blog. Still to this day it exists, and I post on there when I can, there are links to this around the site. Since then Charcohl has grown massively, and has become my brand. I started this blog as a way to connect with likeminded individuals, and a way to collate and document my life and interests. On the site you’ll find fashion and beauty advice and reviews, along with look books for inspiration. I post new recipes and how-to’s, along with travel tips and guides on what trip to take next. And as an added little bonus, sometimes I post my newly created music playlists, to share what I’m currently into and enjoying.

Whilst on the site, you’ll be able to connect with other like minded individuals. We are an encouraging and supportive community. We’re all probably here for the same thing after all!

Come and say hi on my other social platforms! You’ll find links around the site! Let’s connect!

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