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I seem to be really looking forward to Autumn/Winter this year.  I think it’s because I can’t wait to get back to Preston but also because I can’t wait to break out the coloured tights again.  

I think burgundy red is going to be a big colour this season and even if it is, I don’t care because I will be wearing it!!

I can’t make my mind up over this gilet.  I really like it but it’s not something I usually wear.  I used to think that if you were going to wear a gilet, you have to bite the bullet and get a Jack Wills one but I like this one but I can’t decide if it’s ugly or not? Any thoughts anyone.  Do you like burgundy or is it a bit dull? xx

 

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So I got my little mits on a copy of the September issue of Vogue this morning. I was going upstairs for my 15 minute break and saw it there in the magazine stand. I perhpas should have waited until my 30 minute break but I couldn’t. There’s something quite funny about buying Vogue with you’re hair tied up in a ‘I need to get it off my face’ kind of way and I was in my M&S uniform.

Sat there in the staff room with my chocomilk I was having a great time reading, wishing I had sticky notes with me. Oh well, i’m working tomorrow.

So what are the key trends for this season. Well I could have told you before buying vogue but here;
* androgynous
* sixties
* fetish
* over-sized
* checks/heritage
* jewel colours

I think what made me happiest when reading was the article on blanket and capes. Last year I bought a red tartan cape from Henry Holland. I love it sooo much. It was one I kept seeing in the posters but could never find it and then one day, there it was in the Debenhams in Preston.

 

Here’s me in mine…

I think it’s quite a wintery/Christmas look.  That’s the good thing about being in Preston, it gets cold enough to wrap up.  In Cornwall it just gets wet.  I love warpping up and what’s a better way than in a blanket cape.  

Capes are still in so dust yours off from last year.  If you don’t have one…errr get one, perfect for the colder months.

It’s funny what we can remember. What we got for our third birthday, losing your blanket at four, being given a massive box of costume jewellery at six and the first time I bought Look magazine.

Let me take you back to February 2007.  I bought the second edition of the magazine before embarking on a shopping trip with my friends to buy clothes for a school trip to Iceland…the country.  

I wonder if the 15-year-old me knew would buy hundreds more of the magazine taking inspiration in shopping aspects of my life but most importantly the career aspect of my life.

I have been a fan of all the weekly features and thought a hole was left when the features such as credit crunch chic and the features with Gok Wan came to a finish although, this hole was quickly filled with new features and when I turn the page to celebs wear high street too.

This summer I was lucky enough to be sent to Beach break live festival by the website I have contributed to student365. I had to work very hard not make the whole article about what was the top festival wears and what people were wearing but being sent somewhere to report on it made me realise that I am going to dedicate my whole life to.  

I know what I want to do with my life and that is to make a living off writing.  A professional blogger, my own column in the Telegraph fashion section, write for a highly successful fashion magazine.  So what am I doing to make my dreams a reality? Well we all have to start somewhere and where better than DIY Week.  Spending one of the best weeks and a half of my life writing about B&Q and other DIY stores tells me that I am meant for this life.

If I can enjoy writing about something I know nothing about, i would be on a permanent high if I could write about fashion shows. Now you know why I spend so much time on this blog!!  

I go back to everyone has to start somewhere.  My blog, I would describe as up-and-coming (if i’m being very possitive).  My readership is increasing daily and when I find it making me that happy it confirms that this is what I want to do, dare I make the cliché…my dream.

The facts

I blog everyday because it is so important to me. It’s not just about the amazing opportunity to attend the Look Show but that in itself would be fantastic, its the chance to write about things I am so passionate about.   Clothes, fashion and Look magazine.

Why I would be suited to it

I’m honest and I’m positive.  I know that is what I look for in a blog.  I want to read from someone I trust and I want to feel inspired once I’ve finished.  All this I strive to do in my work.  If it hasn’t been written yet, write it yourself.

The September issue for those who do not know is the issue after all the fashion weeks and it basically is the beginning of the fashion year. You have the calender year, financial year, academic year.  Well September is the fresh start for fashion. Continue Reading »

I have never wanted to be somewhere so much in my entire life.  The vintage fair on south bank next weekend.  I’ve been following it on twitter for ages and I soooooo want to go.  

It’s my Mum’s birthday that weekend though and I have to work otherwise i’d be there.  

It takes place over three days next weekend celebrating all from the 20s to the 80s including musicfashionfilmartdesign, and dance.

It actually makes me almost cry when I write there will be a big dressing up box to dress up in all desires from mod, skate, disco and so much more.  

The six story building that is the Royal festival hall, celebrating its 60th birthday will be transformed into  a multi-venue playground where you can learn dances, have makeovers, experience catwalks, eat and drink and shop and there are even nightclubs with even more on the actual south bank.  Heaven could not possibly be sweeter. 

 

After Kate’s wedding dress went on display in Buckingham palace, the queen discribed the exhibition display as  ”horrible'” and “horrid”.   Continue Reading »

Picture yourself on a boat by the river, with tangerine trees and marmalade skies… ok, not quite but Lucy in disguise is the both retro and vintage shop founded by sisters, singer Lily Allen and  Sarah Owen.   Continue Reading »

 

 

I very rarely post pictures of myself on my blog it’s usually more my clothes and other people.  However, time for a change and it might help with the self consciousness i’ve been feeling lately.

I’ve recently been borrowing a few items of my Grandma.  To be precise her Bretagne jumper, an over size navy blue cardigan with naughtical buttons and a blue wool patterned pull over. 

 

I don’t actual own my own bretagne top.  I did when I was younger so when I start at M&S it’s my first thing to buy!

I think this is a child’s one but something like this..

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I have to say though, I very much like this picure of James Dean in his.

I don’t know, i’m not happy with my wardrobe at the moment and looking for something a bit more quirky. That’s how I ensembled this outfit…

Basically it’s a I ❤ NY t-shirt as you can see that my sister bought me from new york a few years ago which I cut the sleeves off and snipped off the neck line and finally knotted the top joins then tucked it into a waist skirt. Slightly more quirky!! xx

So recently I have decided to sell a few things on eBay. I’m moving rooms at home from my current bedroom to an attic conversion and I don’t really want to transfer all my clutter.

Besides it was genuinely stuff I don’t wear anymore.  As well as this, some were vintage pieces that i don’t really I don’t really like that much.

I know I said I’d never want to get rid of clothes but I’m kepping the stuff forever that I think i’ll look back on in 30 years time and be like i’m glad I kept that.  No doubt i’m selling the stuff I will actually want in 30 years time!

So, i’ve sold 7 pieces and made £23 profit. Not too shabby plus I have sooo much more room now.  Well a little after my new buys…

I’ve bought a cricket jumper! It’s not quite like the one I originally had in mind but I like it and I’ve wanted one for ages.  Like a whole year.  I originally wanted a long one I could wear as a dress but my friend called me a tart at that so I changed my mind!

When I saw lots of shops like New Look and Internacionale and I changed my mind.  Anyway, i finally bit the bullet and bought one for £3.20 on eBay!!

I intend to team it with a dark polo shirt.  I have a ‘Lacoste’ one from Turkey and it’s only purpose is to wear it underneath something and maybe shorts because I don’t wear jeans.  

While I was in London, i went to Camden but in recent years, I have been going off Camden.  I would take myself off and just not find anything I specifically liked or felt inspired by.  

This time though, I went with my Mum and sister and my Mum hasn’t been in like 20 years so I re-found my love of it.  

Yes it’s more full of tourists than locals these days and I got told off in Super Drug for trying a tester that wasn’t a tester :/ 

I went to a vintage shop which actually is a vintage shop and doesn’t sell Primark items from three years ago.  it’s the same shop I got my 18th Birthday dress for £50.

Just as I was leaving after hanging up the 10th dress back up that I can’t afford I had a flick through the sale rail and found a hand made, pink, fitted 1960’s dress for £5.  

I tried it on thinking I could get rid of the sleeves or something but i’m not touching it with a pair of scissors now! 

 




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