Thursday, 25 August 2011

Just.worn: Interview for a work placement with the British Fashion Council @ LFW

I definitely found myself with a need to look smart for this interview, so a shirt and blazer seemed the obvious choice. I wanted to avoid the cliché that often becomes this combination, by creating a more feminine take on the masculine girl/boy trend, as seen at Dolce & Gabbana. Taking inspiration from 1950s teddy boys, I teamed a simple men's Burberry shirt buttoned all the way up with my vintage tailored blazer. Adding detail with a silk handkerchief tucked into my breast pocket and an old pearl necklace under my shirt collar. It was a rather miserable morning, but I hoped the sun might make an appearance later so I took a gamble and wore my navy silk shorts from H&M. However, being a typically realistic Brit I thought my hope might have been a little misplaced. So I donned my woolly urban outfitters thigh high socks and scrunched them down (ready to be pulled up just in case I found myself needing a bit of extra warmth)! As this was clearly a time to adhere to certain footwear etiquette, I decided on my black platform suede boots. Finally I tucked my studded leather Jones Bootmaker bag under my arm to complete the look.

After arriving in London I hopped on the underground for a few stops down to the magnificent neo-classical Somerset House situated just off the River Thames. The house has played host to London Fashion Week since 2009. I briefly had enough time to admire the 50 or so fountains dancing in the courtyard before my interview and can't wait for the opportunity to explore the rest of the house!

A small patch of blue sky above Somerset House.

I emerged from my surprisingly short group interview to see the sun finally shining. Now all I can do is await the verdict, so wish me luck, fingers crossed I get the job!

Thursday, 11 August 2011

Just.ate: Coco's Patisserie

I just had to take a picture of this perfect strawberry tart topped with a miniature macaroon, and it tasted just as good as it looked!!!

Monday, 1 August 2011

Just.seen: The Grey Area

The great thing about Brighton is that it is somewhat a mini London, and the great thing about living in Brighton is exactly that. A cosmopolitan melting pot, never shy of independent art galleries, shops and cafes. The people are always willing to showcase their individuality. Young students indeed prove this to be very true and I am never short of the opportunity to explore an exhibition. The city is always littered with flyers and leaflets and upon my usual weekly sweep I discovered Influx. A culmination of contemporary photographic work from 2nd year Foundation Students exhibited at the Grey Area.

I' wearing my black jeans and a lace shirt I found hidden on the sale rails in H&M, lately I have gotten into wearing my shirts buttoned up with my pearl necklace tucked under the collar.