6th September 2016
Inspiring us: Lone Wolves Creative
This is one girl with an array of positive vibes. This girl spreads messages of inspiration and truth, for females alike, as well as anyone seeking self-improvement, awakening or a little more wellbeing in their life. If there is something to reflect on or feel humbled by, these words are simply organic and should resonate with all who read on (I urge you to read on!).
The Moral Munch took an opportunity to meet with Lois, one half of Lone Wolves Creative (www.lonewolvescreative.com), a vibrant brand promoting the idealistic lifestyle of travel, inner happiness, protecting the environment, unique fashion and much more. Once an assistant stylist, model, vintage clothing enthusiast, turned business owner, photographer and all-round positive thinker, Lois is one young person with a lot of experience and wisdom. She kindly shared some of this insight in an exclusive interview, fuelled with The Moral Munch’s newly-made raw peanut, caramel and chocolate pie…
Firstly, Lois introduced the concept of Lone Wolves Creative. This is a movement she created three years ago after gaining knowledge of the fashion industry first hand, and realising she could do it herself, but spreading positive messages in the process, through lovingly hand-finished unique clothing, as well as fun photography and real life travel experiences. ‘It’s all about having a positive mindset and having a better outlook on everyday life. In the last three years the company has grown as I have grown as a person. I want to spread the word that it’s actually really cool to be a nice person and in no sense is it fashionable to be mean.’
Lois and her co-Lone Wolf Sam are both passionate vegans. Though not preaching a specific practise for all, Lois explained ‘I felt being a vegan was a really positive influence for me, as it has brought nothing but kindness and compassion in every aspect of daily life. Although I have only been a full-time vegan for one year now, it’s been a really great thing for me. I do feel that social media, however, often sells false advertising with regards to vegan diets, promoting they are always super healthy – stop telling us all it’s awesome to eat burgers, shakes and amazing dynamic vegan foods but show us pictures of super skinny models! This is real life and we still need to make informed decisions.‘
All over Lone Wolves Creative website and media you can see Lois in stunning sets of photography as she has fun modelling her own custom vintage clothes, handmade crochet bikinis and now the new line of organic t-shirts. When asked about not only being a positive influence for herself, but also empowering other young girls, Lois had a more difficult story to tell. ‘A few years ago, I completed quite a few modelling jobs. It was fun and I enjoyed gaining the experience with different fashion companies. On one occasion, after working tirelessly all day on a shoot and gaining really positive feedback from all involved, I was told by my agent the company did not want to pay me for the simple reason that they felt I was too fat. This was something that I had never even considered about myself and I quickly decided to focus my efforts on my own project for Lone Wolves Creative. I wanted to create something happier and inspiring to everyone, have fun in the process without anyone judging me. Young women find it difficult to make the right choices sometimes, but I truly believe what you focus on, you become. If something is impacting negatively on your life, or doesn’t serve you, move on from it.’
Lois shared further philosophies she has evolved with over the past few years, which included giving up alcohol and choosing to not wear make up. For a twenty-something fashion-inspired business woman, these lifestyle choices may seem bold to some. However, this positive mindset is bolder than anything. The travel, the surfing adventures, the fashion line, the music, the vegan lifestyle and the overall fun should be followed by all and taken as a light to further opportunities and enlightenment. Over the next three months, Lone Wolves Creative are taking us all with them to Canada and Hawaii, where they will be documenting their discoveries. Further projects include working with Surfers Against Sewage, Sam Ryder music, as well as releasing their new organic t-shirt line (check out their very first ‘grow with the flow’ tee!). Keep posted with Lone Wolves Creative, let them cultivate your creativity, let real life people inspire you, and if you see them, feed them cake.
Lois’ top vegan spots to get munching:
A Canteen (Chelmsford) – has a great selection of vegan options, including burgers, mezze platters, noodle dishes and even cheesecakes! http://www.acanteen.co.uk/
#Home (Boxpark, Shoreditch) – amazing Asian dishes, all vegan. http://www.cookdaily.co.uk/