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New Year, New Job

As I explained before, I’m starting a new job. On Tuesday..

This time last year I was flu-y and bored, which led to much pondering on my life. I was resolute that five months after graduation it was time to really start getting known in the industry. [Although that may seem impatient to many, I should elucidate that my first internship was seven years prior to graduation.]

Well, 2011 was all I could have hoped for – and more.

I worked alongside Sasha at LibertyLondonGirl.com for the best part of the year – which has been an honour, a privilege and an education to say the least!
I attended London Fashion Week AW11 for Modabot.de and BLOW PR’s BLOWonline
I blogged for Hudson Jeans for seven months
I started writing for Ligature magazine
I consulted for Beaujais
I had my writing published in 1883 and SHOP magazines
I assisted Anna Trevelyan and Nicola Formichetti, during which time I suggested Obey My Demand lingerie, which Lady Gaga wore throughout her Born This Way video.
I began blogging for the Huffington Post and Dazed Digital
I went to Paris (for the first time!) with The Shirt Company – which was an adventure and a half.
I attended London Fashion Week SS12 with LLG – meeting and working with the fabulous Briony and Katie B.
I started trialling trainers and fitness classes, working predominantly with the fantastic Dean Callis
I started styling (including look books and a main fashion spread in Matchbook magazine) which culminated in some freelance work with the fashion team at Stylist magazine

Oh, and I got engaged! [See my Wedding inspirations here]

I have really worked and worked and worked – so much so that my only New Year’s Resolution this year is to stress less and have more fun! But you know what? It was all worth it, not least because I’m beginning 2012 with a very exciting new job which will no doubt bring more adventures and many a late night: I’ll be working at Fashion East with the fabulous Lulu Kennedy, who has just been awarded an MBE no less! I am so excited about 2012 and so grateful to everyone who made 2011 so fantastic! Happy New Year everyone.

BLOWonline Day 1

You can now find write-ups on the following Day 1 shows as written by me on BLOWonline

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Ada Zanditon – a smushed video installation/salon show

Ones to Watch – four very different but very exciting ‘ones to watch’

Eudon Choi – quite possibly my favourite designer right now.

Bora Aksu – find out which fabulous songstress I got a quote from at this high-profile, pumped-up show

DAY THREE

Yesterday I had a later start to the day – thank god.

My day started with a rush to Charlie Le Mindu.  This was one hot ticket and I knew I couldn’t miss out.

Styled by the wonderful Anna Trevelyan (check out Anna’s blog for more looks from the show) and her right-hand man Tom Eerebout, with whom I’ve been lucky enough to do some work lately, the collection was made up of white lace, clear PVC, pearls, real human hair and spraypaint.  The soundtrack ended with squealing pigs and Charlie came out to take his bow in a butcher’s apron covered in blood.

Then I spent the afternoon at the Strand Palace Hotel for the Fashion Mavericks shows: Enya Patricia, Kiki Kamanu and Hamra Allam.  Write-ups will soon be on BLOWonline – I’ll post links!

Then it was to Vivienne Westwood Red Label show where outside I got chatting to Becky from Harrods magazine.  We shuffled into the Royal Courts of Justice quite late and ended up standing right next to the photographers – it was obviously quite oversubscribed this year as usually I get a seat!  Spotted at VW: Pete Burns, Boy George, Simon Le Bon.

It was the usual fantastical fare from Dame Viv: painted-on arched eyebrows, one-sided lipstick or all-over painted faces, wonky crowns, ponchos, plaid, stripey socks, pinstripe suits, rollers in the models’ hair and plenty of print.  How can you not adore this?  (Also, am super pleased that despite my camera dying, having an awful view and yet being so close I managed to get a fab shot of Dame Westwood and Eliza Cummings. J’adore the pair of them!)

My Illustrated Portrait

Hello friends.

Apologies for my ineptitude with daily blogging – my life seems to be more and more hectic with each week.

I just wanted to post a quickie to say that on Friday (almost a week ago I know, *slaps wrist*) I attended the launch of Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration – ACOFI for those in the know.  The book has been put together by lovely Amelia Gregory and the people at Amelia’s Magazine and I attended the launch to cover it for BLOWonline.  Check out the post here

If you fancy knowing more, check out Amelia’s review of the night here and Fashion ed Matt Bramford’s review here

While there, I had my illustration drawn by emerging illustrator Zarina Liew.  Zarina has illustrated for BLOW and celebrated blogger Kristin Knox aka The Clothes Whisperer so I was absolutely thrilled to have my portrait drawn by her.  She included my much-loved Lucy Hutchings necklace and my vintage broach.  What a star.