Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Something Blue...

I'm currently in my final year of Uni, and it seems to have taken over my life. Alongside a Dissertation and four smaller modules, we have a Final Major Project. This can be based on anything we like... but with the idea that it would/could work as a 'mini business'.

I decided to base my project around bridal shoes aimed at fashion-forward brides. I spent two years on the shop floor at Moda in Pelle, and often met brides-to-be who were looking for shoes for their wedding that wasn't the traditional wedding styles that you often find in bridal boutiques. Whilst there are designs out there... they tend to come with a hefty price tag. So with this in mind, Something Blue Bridal Footwear was 'launched'. I keep getting told I ought to do this for real once I graduate, and it's something I will consider. I love working on my sketch book, and coming up with designs. But the business, especially the accounts side of things are just a tad scary for now!

Anyway... here are some of the designs I have been working on so far... would love to get some feedback!

Introducing Primrose...

So as I mentioned in my first post, I've got a Jug (Jack Russell x Pug) dog, called Primrose. She's two now, but still as hyper as she was when she was a puppy. She is the perfect little companion,very loyal and makes me and my boyfriend laugh a lot.
Here are a few pictures, so I can share the cuteness...

Sunday, 20 February 2011

Work work work...

Although I usually work in the Buying department at Moda in Pelle, for the past two weeks I have been helping out in PR and Marketing. With a huge focus being put on the marketing, especially online and social media, they needed an extra pair of hands until something more permanent has been arranged. And seeing as my course is Fashion Marketing, I was picked to help out. At first I was a bit gutted that I'd be leaving my team behind for a few weeks... but the girl in Marketing is great, and I've found myself quite enjoying it!! I have been updating the Facebook and Twitter pages, and preparing graphics which are uploaded onto the website. On Friday I created an email graphic that was sent out to the entire database (eek!). I've posted it below... and I have to say I'm quite pleased with how it looks!! I'll be in marketing for one more week, before heading back into Buying. I think it's been a really useful experience and an eye-opener into another aspect of retail!


So twice a year London Fashion Week rolls around, and every time it does, I vow that by next season I will be there! But yet again, I'm not! Instead I'm sat at my laptop trying desperately to focus on my dissertation. And as usual I found myself distracted... first by Facebook, then a biscuit (or three), then looking on Twitter, style.com and other websites at the reviews of LFW so far! I am insanely jealous, but keep thinking my time will come. Perhaps by the next one I will be living at London and will somehow blag my way in!

Anyway, I have had a peak at some of the headline shows, and am particularly impressed with Mulberry. I have always had a thing for their bags... but never really had a lasting impression of their clothes. However this season they really stand out! I love that they designed the collection around 'Fantastic Mr. Fox', and most of all, I love how wearable all of the designs are. No doubt we will see some Mulberry 'influenced' designs on the high street soon!
Here are some of my favourites...


I have tried blogging before, as part of a module in second year... but I never really got into it! But I have decided to give it another try... so here goes!

I'm 23, living in Harrogate (near Leeds). I work part time at Moda in Pelle as a Buyers Admin Assistant, which I love. I am also studying for a degree in Fashion Marketing and Retailing, which I will finish this summer.

My life is pretty much taken up with work and Uni at the moment, which I will be sure to fill you in on regularly. But I am looking to the future, hoping to move to London to start a full time job, and failing that, I'll pack my rucksack and disappear around the world!

One more thing... I have a Jug (Jack Russell x Pug) called Primrose. She entertains (and distracts) me most of the time... so you'll probably get to know a lot about her too!

Hope I don't send you all to sleep with my blogging... wish me luck!