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Saturday, 31 January 2015

WHY I QUIT MY JOB TO TRAVEL THE WORLD

This is a crazy article for me to write because I'm a workaholic, I loved my job and working in fashion and to the outside world I was flying. I had an exciting life - full of parties and openings, photoshoots and free clothes. I lived in a beautiful part of London with fabulous friends and one of the best pubs in London just up the road.

As much as all this was great, and what I'd worked toward when I moved to London four years ago with no money, no contacts and no clue... the reality didn't quite live up to the dream.



All I can say of the past few years is, despite the amazing experiences I've had, is that it's been a struggle. That would be the operative word, struggle. I felt like I was constantly swimming upstream and overcoming my shortfalls. I arrived in a big tough city with no money, no family, no friends, no experience, no influential contacts - and without those things - it's bloody hard.

Especially in the fashion and media industries, it's hard to find someone who hasn't had some sort of a leg up, whether that's a family that lives in London or that can support or subsidise them financially, a partner to split the bills with or familial contacts in an industry rife with nepotism. 

Please don't get me wrong, I 100% do not want to come off bitter, I made my choice and I'm proud to say I made it to (kind of) my dream job all by myself. Even though it was hard, I got my head down and did it! I think anyone who can make it work alone is really admirable. 

I had 'it all'. So what was the impetus for a monumental decision?

***REST OF ARTICLE AFTER THE JUMP***

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

#OOTD BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOUR

 Coat: & Other Stories (similar) | Denim shirt: Ganni | Jeans: Warehouse 
Bag: Vintage | Trainers: Adidas | Rings: Monica Vinader

I hate to admit it but I have a real case of the January blues, and no that's not a play on words due to my lovely jacket, I genuinely feel a bit crap this month. 
Maybe it's a case of compare and contrast to festive December but January just seems like the most basic month going. And it's bloody cold!

There. Rant over and now onto my outfit. I never had myself down as a blue fan, I didn't think it was very flattering but this cobalt jacket is like a sunny sky and makes me feel that bit more cheerful on a cold day. My Adidas kicks are the one pair of trainers that literally demand a long coat too  the perfect pairing. 



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Tuesday, 27 January 2015

WAREHOUSE SS15 LOOKBOOK

The fashion brand that I work for have recently released their SS15 lookbook, so I thought I'd share. I've lifted the inspiration word for word but I wrote the original so it's fine. I can't wait for this stuff to start hitting stores. 


This season we asked ourselves the question: 
‘Who do we want to be today?’
That’s the beauty of fashion; modern lifestyles force us to play so many roles, the clothes we wear are a way of choosing how you want to portray yourself to the world. The Warehouse Spring Summer 15 collection allows you to be many different women – but all of them inherently you. 

SAFARI GIRL takes traditional safari staples and feminises them with delicate naturalistic prints, lightweight, breezy shirt-dressing and a muted colour palette.
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