S/S Stripes


Having been bombarded by emails from vogue.com, Grazia Daily and marieclaireuk ordering me to wear stripes and more stripes this summer – I’ve decided to take notice and compile some of my favourites. What’s so great about stripes this season is they are large and bold, simultaneously feeding another trend – colour blocking. Buy yourself … Continue reading

Marie Claire: How to get into Magazines


Walking in heels through the marble lobby to sign in at reception at the Marie Claire Headquarters in London reminded me a lot of the ‘clackers’ scene from the film The Devil Wears Prada. A good start to my, already idealised, magazine-world experience. As part of their ‘Inspire and Mentor’ scheme, fashion magazine giant Marie … Continue reading

The Rise of Social Media


The dramatic rise and prominence of social media over the last few years has been unprecedented. Whilst Facebook has gained its 600,000 million users steadily since it was first launched in 2004, the Twitter revolution although being created not too long after Facebook, has really taken force over the last couple of years. Until Monday … Continue reading

The Clothes Show Live: Reviewed


The Clothes Show Live at the NEC Birmingham – the perfect opportunity to go and spend money you don’t have on clothes you don’t need, but desire desperately just before Christmas. The fashion event held every year attracts a huge number and variety of people, from celebrities and wannabe models looking to be scouted, to (predominantly) girls of all ages looking for, as Gok would … Continue reading

We need to talk about… The Birmingham Book Festival


Lionel Shriver The annual Birmingham Book Festival is well known for boasting an impressive number of talented writers – this year being no exception. The talk from Orange prize winner Lionel Shriver – the American best-selling author of We Need to Talk About Kevin was particularly anticipated following the release in March of her latest novel So Much … Continue reading

Post #RW2011 stress disorder


I have only just reached a point, three days after the event, where I am able remove myself from my RW bubble and reflect on the magic and utterly iconic moments of the big day. These moments include the vastness of the fashion spectrum – a vastness only experienced when the likes of Camilla Duchess … Continue reading

Middleton Mania


I may as well bite the bullet and do a post on the Royal Wedding. If anyone has read my tweets or been on my Facebook page you will have been expecting this post for a while and will not be in anyway shocked. The Wedding certainly isn’t for everyone and I deeply feel for … Continue reading

Beginning my Journ-o journ-ey.


Starting at University last September (2010) the saying that University -in contrast with school- makes you a ‘little fish in a big pond’ became a quick realization. This led me to wonder (in a very Carrie SATC-esque way) whether this was the way it was going to be from now on; whether studying with thirty … Continue reading

The Pilot.