Fashion journalism

The Teen Vogue Handbook?

Aspiring to work in fashion? then this is the book for you! I found it by chance when I was scouring through Amazon and I came across this little gem when I was searching for some fashion based books and I am super glad I brought it. I have been looking for quite some time for a book that informs me of all the careers in the fashion industry, a book that had a wide burst of knowledge and contained information that would help me and I eventually found ‘The Teen Vogue Handbook’.

It was published a while ago (a few years back I think) but it has a lot of information in it from advice tailored for people wanting to be stylists to designers to editors from all the biggest names in the fashion world and it has so much to give an aspiring fashion industry lover like myself, hence why I am writing a mini review on it now because it’s rather a good book and cheap too from amazon! πŸ™‚

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Let me know if you’re thinking of a career in fashion as well! πŸ™‚

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Uni, fashion journalism & blogging!

Hello, Bonjour, Konnichiwa, nǐ hǎo, Guten Tag, Hallo! 

So I have been gone a long time and haven’t posted in a while, however I am back and I am hoping that this summer I will get time to blog quite a bit so fingers crossed! Since I haven’t blogged in a while, I think you all deserve a reasonable explanation and that is because last month I had an incredibly difficult amount of university work due in the same week and it meant a lot of hours staying up till the morning, barely eating and being overly tired 😦 Luckily however now I have finished my university work and my second year at university and I am home for summer!

Before I broke up for summer I was planning on doing quite a lot of things this year and I am still hoping to do them at some point like first aid and learning to drive but something which I have been thinking about more lately is my old dream of becoming a fashion journalist. For those of you who were with me from the beginning, you’ll remember I wanted to be a fashion journalist and I put all my time and effort into juggling my university work and writing for various magazines, in total I wrote over 30 articles published both online and in print format so that was successful for me however eventually it all got a bit much and I couldn’t juggle the two much longer, so I gave up writing for magazines and at this point I was writing for at least 6 or 7 different upcoming or amateur magazines so it was a lot to give up after working so hard on it but it had to be done. After a long long long break of not writing, lately I have been looking into getting back into the fashion world! I want to write articles again, so I went and started writing for some of the ones I use to write for but now I am looking into other areas of fashion as well which might be interesting like photography and styling (I don’t know if I’d be any good but that’s why you learn and try!).

I’m not completely sure which direction I want to go into for my future career but there is three different industries I am thinking about which is fashion, teaching or health care and I have routes planned for all of them – so we will all have to wait and see what next year holds πŸ™‚

Other than that, I’ve been worrying a lot about various things like finances and health, but I am still smiling so that’s good! πŸ™‚

Well I hope you’re all well and I am back now!

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My Journey To Becoming A Fashion Journalist, My Summer & Lots of updates!

Hey Everyone!

So as you know I have been away for quite some time now and that is because I have had a looooong blogging break, I think one is needed every now and then when things just get too much. Sometimes trying to balance University, writing articles for various magazines and other stuff gets a little hectic! But long story short I have returned and I hope to bring you some brilliant posts which you’ll enjoy πŸ™‚ I will be posting regularly but not thousands of articles each day as I have said I have university to think of as I am now in my second year and I want to do well as well πŸ™‚

Over the summer I spent my time at home with my family and partner making the most of the sun, I brought a swimming pool and used it once (Stupid rain!) , got another tattoo, I went to London and went sightseeing, stayed up all night playing Batman Arkham Asylum, went to watch Wolverine at the cinema Β and moved into our new apartment for our second year at university as well just to name a few little things I did. I hope your summers went well as well! πŸ™‚

So as most of you who follow me on my journey to become a fashion journalist, I am doing well in that respect as I have a lot of writing experience now and my work is published online and in print (Two pictures below of printed articles) in various magazines and one day I hope to make it to Vogue! Or that is the plan at least πŸ˜‰

Well good bye for now and I shall be posting soon!

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Where Have I Been Hiding & Journey To Be A Fashion Journalist Updates!

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Hey Everyone!

So as you may have realized I haven’t been posting as much as I usually do and that’s because I have had quite a hectic but positive week! For those of you that follow my blog for updates on my journey to become a fashion journalist, well I have some little updates for you! Firstly I am now writing for another two new magazines who have a large readership so that’s quite exciting, not to mention one of the magazines is also American which is a great way for me to expand my experience in journalism and magazines globally.

So now I write for 4 magazines, some on a weekly basis and others on a monthly basis which is fine by me as I love writing and the flexibility fits in great with my life! So my fashion and journalism experience is adding up now so I made a mini list so you can see what I have accomplished this month:

  • Becoming a Fashion Ambassador for Fashion156.com
  • Writing for another British based magazine
  • Writing for an American based magazine
  • I have done my first ever model photo shoot in 1960’s and 1980’s vintage clothing
  • Completed lots of promotional exchanges with many online stores

Well moving on, I have finished my first year of University a week ago and traveled home for Summer break so I have been catching up with my family back in North London so I haven’t been posting much! But now I am starting to post more often, so bare with me guys! πŸ™‚

I have been reading endless Vogue and ELLE magazines lately, I never use to buy them because they were quite pricey but now I am just starting to read them and I love the content. I also went into my local library and I found the March Issue of Vogue for 30p! So I brought that as it was a bargain.Image

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Busy Busy Busy

Lately I haven’t blogged as much as I usually would because of various reasons one of which being the dreaded coursework and exam season! 😦 However I am trying to still blog at least once a day still to keep you all interested, so the other day as you may have seen my post I got offered an internship with a fashion magazine and website as their social media and blogging intern which I thought was great and accepted however a few days into it I realised ‘what am I doing?’ I want to be a fashion journalist not part of fashion media and marketing sector, so I sent a regretful email declining my internship probably one of the only people in the world to make that move but I knew I had to have a journalism or editorial internship to fulfill my needs and ambitions.

After that I got a happy email from Fashion156.com saying I was successful and I was now a Fashion Ambassador for them, which is super exciting! πŸ™‚

With Summer just around the corner and my exams to come first I am a little stressed lately and a bit on edge about everything, I am really hoping that this Summer will be great and my exams go well as well but I have to admit I am looking forward to moving into our new apartment in July too!

Well that’s all for now guys πŸ™‚ – Enjoy this photo of cute meerkat babies!

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Calling All Followers And Fellow Bloggers Worldwide!

So if you’re one of my awesome followers you will know my dream is to become a fashion journalist and a successful blogger, so I am deciding ways in which to promote my blog a bit more and things and need your help! πŸ™‚ If I started aΒ FacebookΒ page for my blog would that be something you would like and follow? It would have updates,giveaways when I do them in the future,posts and general bits and bobs on it from my blog?

Just like this page if you would, to give me some motivation and idea how popular this idea would be πŸ™‚

Thank you!

Here is a photo of something cute to say thank you for reading and helping! πŸ™‚

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Some Statistics About Me…

I want to be a fashion journalist. If you didn’t know that you do now πŸ™‚ My aim is to be a successful blogger and fashion journalist in the future for a big time glossy magazine, I’m not materialistic at all…far from it! My previous desired occupation was a nurse, I know what you’re thinking a bit of a crazy jump from one to the other? Well turns out my love for fashion and magazines has been combined by my newly discovered talent of being able to write good articles and it’s something I enjoy so there you have it πŸ™‚

So I thought I’d tell you some little snippets about me:

  1. How many internships have I applied for since the start of this year? – 10 so far.
  2. How many published articles have I written since the start of University? – Around 15.
  3. Favourite thing to write an article about? – Fashion or the news
  4. Writers block? – Yes! everyone does now and then.
  5. Favourite colour? – Green or Red.
  6. Favourite season? – Autumn or Winter.
  7. Favourite animal? – Shark πŸ™‚
  8. Hobbies? – Reading, writing, being an activist, helping the less fortunate and blogging.
  9. Do I like University? – Yes, although it has it’s disadvantages.
  10. Favourite holiday destination? – Ibiza or Cornwall.
  11. Favourite coffee shop? – Starbucks!
  12. Current favourite book? – Paper Towns by John Green.
  13. Favourite weather? – Sun but not if it’s too hot!
  14. Blackberry, Iphone, Samsung, HTC? – Iphone
  15. Something I want to do by end of this year? – Go on holiday, Swim with sharks or pass my driving test.
  16. Favourite magazines? – Glamour, Company, Heat, Vogue, Cosmopolitan.
  17. Favourite newspaper? – The I
  18. Something I hate? – Liars.
  19. Bad habit? – Eating sweets and take away.
  20. One place I want to visit badly – New York.