Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Abit of a catchup; Long time, No blog.

I just wanted to put together a little post not really to explain why I haven't blogged but more so what I've been up to. 
Firstly I've started back at uni which obviously means I have much less time on my hands. During this year I create a nine piece collection which I'm so excited about (I swear I haven't shut up about it since the day I went back) we're able to choose our own themes which can be whatever we want them to be, mine is Granny Chic which is pretty much going to consists of a huge amount of pastel faux fur. I'm pretty sure I'll be waving goodbye to my social life and saying hello to nothing but sewing after Christmas, but till then plenty of planning and designing is happening.
Just to give you an idea of what my collection will look like, this is one of my visual mood boards;
With uni comes a big decision that I'm still unsure about, my course is currently a Foundation Degree with an automatic entry on to third year in which I'll graduate with a Fashion (BA). For me personally I am still unsure whether I wish to complete the third year or leave with my Foundation & get into the world of work properly. I think there's a lot of pressure on people nowadays when it comes to education and a lot of job applications are more bothered about previous experience rather than the degree qualification itself. As I do want my own business eventually I think short courses and a job would be best for me but then I'm terrified of throwing away a degree just by not completing another year. If anyone has any advice or has been through the same kind of thing then I honesty would love to hear from you 

Something else that's new is the amount of time I spend on trains lately (not that I'm complaining, I love a good nap on the train). My boyfriend lives about a two hour train ride from me now & quite close to Birmingham, which luckily for me is a city I had always wanted to visit. I love literally everything about the place especially The Custard Factory, which is full of all kind of vintage clothing shops and quirky buildings (&even a giant yellow monkey).
Visiting here has made me really think twice about my future and where I want to live, although I love Liverpool I'm starting to think there's a lot of places where I would love to spend more time.
Next weekend me & my friend are visiting Paris for the weekend which is something I'm seriously looking forward too, we found a late deal & thought what's the harm in two nights away. I've already eagerly planned my outfits so I'm sure some outfit posts will be up after that, although I've visited Paris a few times before who doesn't need another Eiffel Tower photograph to add to their collection?

I'm not really sure what I was trying to share in this post, but maybe that change isn't always a bad thing, new places & people can sometimes be for the best.
Anyway, I hope you're all well & I do plan to blog some new outfit posts pretty soon. 


1 comment

  1. I love the moodboard you made it's super dreamy! I know it's completely different but for someone studying a science degree it's obviously favourable that you finish your degree.
    That said the expectations are different in the fashion industry- have you ever considered opening an etsy store or Asos marketplace boutique to seel stuf as you finish your degree? It's something to put on your resume and it really helps you understand product presentation, packaging, importance of lookbooks etc.
    (That's what I've come to understand as a consumer anyway)

    Good luck!