Thursday 19 February 2015

February Playlist :

Errr duh. Of course Drake. Drake's my number 1 since forever. Granted this mixtape is certainly nothing on nothing was the same. But in my eyes he can really do no wrong. 
Apart from appearing in a particular Nicki Minaj video. But we can get past that.

Father John Misty
One of my favourite things about Spotify is the ability to find amazing artists you've never even heard of before in just a few clicks. This guy in particular is one of those, found through a few 'similar artists'. How cool is that album artwork?!

Jose Gonzalez
He's like a Swedish Ben Howard. Vestiges & Claws is a brilliant, brilliant, beautiful album and if you haven't listened to it yet you're seriously missing out.

Flying Lotus
I'm going to see this guy at some point over the next couple of months and I'm SO excited. This album is genius and I've had it on repeat in between intense Drake sessions...

Thursday 12 February 2015

Inspired : 70s Suede

If I was a rich girl... nanananana na na na na na na. Once said Gwen. If I was a rich girl, I think I'd probably have spent it all on an overload of sepia toned suede by the end of this month... 

All images taken from Pinterest.

Wednesday 11 February 2015

Top 5 :

After a week bursting full of bad news, I pretty much never want to spend money on clothes ever again. The thought of buying something just to style once and then stick in the back of my wardrobe for the rest of eternity no longer appeals. Why would I want to waste money so trivially? So I guess my lifetime ambition of dressing simply and sticking to items I already own is subconsciously starting to take shape - if only I could stop making online wishlists! And only if I could stop wearing so much black...

This week's five are very much basic items that I wish my wardrobe was based around and how I plan on dressing until I get myself a real-life job. Weekday has long been one of my faaavourite brands just because it's so damn scandi cool. The fact they're now on ASOS makes me uber happy. Uber. Don't think I've ever used the word uber before. Anyway. Links below.

Tuesday 10 February 2015

What I Wore :

Waistcoat : Next
Polo Neck : M&S
Jeans : ASOS
Boots : Vagabond

Yeah I'm totally aware that I'm wearing a waistcoat. But with good reason! 

Walking past Zara in the Trafford Centre the other night, I couldn't help but notice the increeeeedible new season window displays. The item that had taken center space was nothing other that the most beautiful black velvet embroidered waist coat. It was love at first sight. Yet, I knew we could never be together. The reason? The £69.99 price tag. 

So instead, I went home and cried for my long lost waistcoat. And then - as if by magic - my mum decided to have a clear out. And what should be on top of the pile, other than this woolen beauty! 

Admittedly, it's not as delicately bohemian-chic as the Zara one, but it's totallllly 70s and I think I'm going to try and find a way to work it into everything that I wear for the next month or so...

Monday 9 February 2015

What I Wore :

Tee : Primark
Scarf : Debenhams
Jeans : Primark
Boots : ASOS

Apologies for the total weirdness of my recent backdrops. I can't find anywhere that I like, and by the time I do the sun has gone down... Typical really. So I'm back to my usual garden shrubbery backdrop - missed that little plant pot guy!

Life at the moment consists of writing snippets of my dissertation in between motivational Gossip Girl and coffee and ASOS-browsing breaks. I'm writing about how internships affect the fashion industry, and although I pretend to be bored of it, I am actually enjoying writing it. Mainly because it allows me to write down my own experiences through other people's words and share experiences of which I thought I was alone. 

Internships are great. They give you a glowing C.V to compliment your degree and (hopefully) secure you your dream job. Looking back on your own internship is always a rose-tinted-glass experience I think. In reality, you were probably working for pittance - if anything at all - commuting to a cold office, where people didn't take you that seriously and you weren't really given any training in your supposed job role. But it's an experience and a reference you can write up on your C.V. Am I right?

A lot of students are probably taken advantage of, in that if you won't work for free, you can be easily replaced by someone who will. As there's no official definition of what an internship should be, a lot of companies get away with giving their interns mundane tasks and roles that involve no actual thought process. I think the main the issue is to set a definition within the fashion industry - because really it is just fashion that gets away with bending the rules - of what being an intern entails, including pay, job role and experience. Because what's the point in spending three months at a company, unpaid, paying to get to work every morning and not learning anything particularly substantial?

So this post turned into a bit of a ramble... It was good to get that off my chest and I think I've actually manage to conclude my dissertation over a blog post. Kudos to me.

Monday 2 February 2015