The first module of FCP is finally over, and I couldn’t be happier to be back at home, eating good food and finally getting some sleep! Whilst I might not be at Uni for the next two weeks, I’m not just allowed to sit around and do nothing (though I’m sure there will be a lot of that!). Instead we’ve been set things to read, watch and listen to that, in turn, will help us to expand our knowledge on all things fashion. As work goes, it’s pretty nice! Reading week will lead to blog posts on the things I’ve learnt and my thoughts on them, and the first one will focus on fashion designer Zac Posen, and the documentary ‘House of Z’. View Post
Yesterday I talked about Dior’s Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2018 collection, but today the focus is on Ralph & Russo. The British fashion house, that has recently been in the press due to Meghan Markle wearing a dress from their 2016 Fall couture collection in her engagement photos, was really a shining star in this season’s couture fashion week for me. I love sparkle, and elegance, and these are two things Ralph & Russo had lots of at their runway show. This blog post contains 9 of my favourite looks from the show, with it definitely being Ralph & Russo’s time to shine. View Post
For those of you that don’t know Maria Grazia Chiuri is the creative director at Christian Dior, and I, like many others, have been less than impressed by the work she’s produced. It’s been rather un-inspiring and nothing new, with the irony of her ‘We should all my feminists’ t-shirts not being lost on me, and probably not the women who work in awful conditions, and are paid next to nothing, who make them for her. Dior Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2018, however, was a step in the right direction for Maria, and makes me more hopeful for the future of Dior. View Post
I love shopping. So much so I’d be willing to admit I had a slight shopping problem last year. However now I’m a student and my maintenance loan is my only way of getting money, my spending habits have considerably slowed down. There’s something about wandering around shops that I love, and I can spend hours browsing through clothes and makeup (unless it’s on a Saturday in Notts – then I stay well away!). That’s why I think I have a problem with online shopping. Not that I don’t utilise the expanse of online shops, but there’s something about it that puts me off every time.
In 2017 I underwent one of the biggest changes in my life – starting university. By the time September rolled around, and it was time for me to leave for Notts, I was 100% ready to go. I’d hated A-levels with a passion, and my job was becoming a chore. I was excited for the change. Turns out I wasn’t as prepared as I thought. Don’t get me wrong I felt prepared (the unused garlic press that’s sat in my kitchen cupboard is proof of perhaps me being slightly over prepared!), but being at Uni is very different to how I imagined. Terrible accommodation aside, the last few months have been full of ups and downs, and this mainly stems from the experiences I’ve had during my first module of Fashion Communication and Promotion.