Sunday, 30 May 2010


So after 17 years of education, i can finally say i am free.

I have survived having my long hair stood on and playing kissy catch in primary school. I got through the chav infested halls of secondary school. I made it through being, quite frankly, a bit of a loner at sixth form. And now, my life as a university student is officially complete!
I've come from a little girl who wanted to be a vet and look after cute fluffy animals, to Fashion Promotion graduate and wannabe art director!
Strange huh?

It's an odd feeling really. I'm sort of at a loss for what to do now. I guess i'm just up for enjoying the moment, celebrating with friends and having a well earned rest!

So what next? I refuse to be a doss, so job hunting is priority numero uno at the mo. Anyone know any magazines looking for an aspiring art director?! I make a pretty good coffee too if that helps...

Anyway, i've decided that in between sending off countless emails, CV's and covering letters, i shall make time to re-jig this blog. It's about time it had a re-vamp. A very belated 'spring-clean'. I'm also in the process of putting together some kind of online portfolio too for my work so i'll post this when i'm all done with it!


Sunday, 16 May 2010

Graduate Preview Day

So every year the British Fashion Council hold a graduate preview day in London where industry professionals get the chance to look at and asses the new graduate talent that are about the enter the industry from fashion colleges around the UK.

I was going to blog about this when it happened but i was crazily busy at the time!
Anyway, a few weeks ago i was lucky enough to be chosen to show my work at this day to represent UCA Rochester. I wasn't the only one of course but when i was looking through the BFC's website to see what they had reported from the day, i came across an image gallery.

There was one picture that showed work from my uni and when i saw it i couldn't help it but get a little excited! It was a picture of the cover of my magazine! My work. They'd actually spotted and picked out something of mine!
Now don't get me wrong, im not going off on some crazed, self-obsessed rant but it just amazed me that out of all the work that got sent from our uni, mine was the one that got photographed. The reason for my excitement is that i never get picked for big exciting things in the first place, so to have some of my work selected and to then get spotted was a bonus!
I didnt win anything mind you, neither did my uni, but it was exciting all the same!


I'm Back!

Hello Hello!

I'm officially out of my university induced hibernation and am back and ready to blog my little heart out!

So big exciting news! Book 77 Magazine is officially out and ready for you all to sneak a peek at its best bits!
As some of you may or may not know, my final major project for my degree i chose to create the second issue of Book 77 magazine. I was creative director which meant i got to do what i do best and art direct the whole magazine which was so much fun! I also got to dabble in something i've never tried before, web design. I had to create a site for the magazine to give it an online presence so more people can see what the fuss is all about!

Please go check it out at !

Working on this issue was so different from the last. Firstly it was based on the British eccentric Mr Quentin Crisp who was such a fabulous flamboyant inspiration for us and secondly this issue was like stepping into Oz compared to the last issue. This time colour was vital, from the styling in our fashion stories, to the wallpaper prints we feature throughout, to the wonderful fonts we commissioned from an amazing student at my uni, Lisa Levander!

Anyway here are some of my favourite spreads for you all to have a gander at! Enjoy