I have made a big grown up decision to shut down the Avenue 57 website. The reasons are plenty but for the most part it's lacking in enthusiasm and posts. I think Instagram has taken over with the quick burst of showing off what you wear and I am guilty of using that far more than my own website! The site is also old now, it's tired, it needs to be mobile/tablet friendly, it perhaps needs an app but for all that to happen it'll cost way more than my initial £25,000 investment. I've had a good run at it and it hasn't worked out but it's nothing to be sad about. No-one died, I've made a ton of new friends and I'm pleased I was able to help/inspire/encourage a few women along the way.
I wanted to say thank you to every single person that ever visited the site over the past (nearly) 3 years.
It aint over till the skinny lady sings - and this skinny little ass is not ready to sing yet!
I couldn't just leave my passion for helping women though. So I've set up a little group on Facebook where women can show off what they wear, talk about what they want, ask for styling advice and basically be everything Avenue 57 was meant to be but on a friendly platform that everyone is on anyway! It's a closed group so no-one can see what you post. Your friends will just know you are part of a group called Avenue 57. Since setting it up just over 48 hrs ago it's been crazy. Already more women posting what they're wearing and asking for help and where to buy this or that and what to wear with that and this - it's brilliant - I am back to being like a pig in sh1t !
If you love talking about clothes, buying clothes, showing off what you wear or are stuck in a rut and want some really lovely help and advice from other women then please do skip along to the group and request membership.
I'll still carry on with blogging (will be doing a weekly feature of those women who post in the closed group) and I have my shop and my part time work and the children and my husband and drinking wine! Some things will never change!
I'd better to a couple of visuals!