The Liebster Award

I was recently nominated for the Liebster Award by my friend Aya, whose post you can find here, which is an award that gives recognition to bloggers with under 1000 followers, allowing you to discover new blogs. 

The rules for the award are: 
- Thank the blogger who nominated you - thank you Aya! 
- Answer the 11 questions you've been asked 
- Create your own 11 questions and nominate 11 bloggers

1. What are your three key fashion pieces? 

At the moment I would say my key pieces are my mustard yellow leather jacket which adds a great pop of colour to any outfit, my cross-body chain bag from Zara (blog post can be found here) and my denim skirt. 

2. What is your favourite coffee table book? 

This is such a difficult one for me as I have so many but I'm going to go with 'How to be Parisian: Wherever You Are' or 'Love x Style x Life'. 

3. What blog post are you most proud of? 

I think it would have to be my various fashion week favourites posts as they take a lot of effort but I really enjoy doing them because I am absolutely obsessed with stalking images from catwalk shows and sharing my opinions on the collections. You can find my most recent one here

My Magazine Subscriptions

I am an avid magazine reader. If I didn't limit myself, I would probably buy about 10 per month and make myself completely broke. I don't know what exactly it is about those glossy pages that enthrals me  so much but I have loved them since a young age, so I thought I'd share which magazines I get delivered to my door monthly. 

#1 is an obvious but necessary choice, the iconic Vogue. I remember flicking through Vogue when I was younger, not fully understanding the articles but enjoying the imagery and tearing out pages to stick on my bedroom walls nonetheless. The fact that it celebrated it's 100th birthday this year is enough to testify to the greatness of the magazine - seeing some of the first issues at the Vogue 100 exhibition was incredible. The articles are immaculately written and the editorials don't ever stray from being interesting. Vogue, for me, never fails at providing the latest on trending fashions, cultures and lifestyles.

My Second Year at University

After handing in last week, on 10th May, I officially finished my second year of university. As cliché as it sounds, it feels like not so long ago I was in the same position writing a blog post summarising my first year (you can find it here) and now, unbelievably, here I am again for round two. I'm going to attempt to be as concise as possible with this, but grab yourself a coffee and be prepared for a slightly wordy post... 

For those of you who haven't read my blog for long or don't follow me on social media, I study BA (Hons) Fashion Management. At the end of my first year, I had to choose whether to specialise in Management or Marketing and as there seems to be confusion around the difference between the two - I still get a multitude of questions about what it is I actually do, every fashion student will understand - hopefully this post will clear that up for those interested in studying something similar.

In comparison to Fashion Marketing, Fashion Management still retains some creative aspects but focuses on the behind-the-scenes business side of fashion that many consumers don't know much about, particularly the roles of Buyer, Merchandiser and Trend Forecaster. During semester one, I studied one core module alongside an option module of my choice. Product Management: Buying & Merchandising is one my favourite modules that I've studied since I'm interested in a career within buying in the future. The assignment brief was centred around researching a 'macro trend' currently affecting wider society, examining how this affected fashion trends for SS16 and ultimately translating this into a new product range for Topshop/Topman. I chose to develop a new workwear range for women, influenced by feminism and the fusion of masculine and feminine styles seen on the SS16 catwalks. This module involved group work, verbal and visual presentations and a lot of research as well as creating moodboards to visualise colours/shapes/fabrics for the collection and subject-specific skills, like creating a full range plan with merchandising elements. Upon completing the module, we were also able to display our work to the public in an exhibition which was very rewarding.

Uni Days