Hi again

Hope everyone’s had a really lovely Bank Holiday! Uni’s finished, everything’s finished and I feel so on top of the world and so happy and also feel like I have the headspace (and energy) to have a hobby again. Wot is a blog? Is blogging even still a thing? Will anyone read this? Hello? I also have the headspace to have friends, cook meals, wash my hair and generally be a normal person again. The past couple of months have been hard and I’ve had to take everything down to the minimum in terms of life; basically all I’ve done since October is sit in the library, go to work and eat, sleep uni work. By sleep I mean you should hear some of the conversations I’ve been having with myself these past couple of months (actually, don’t).

But, I’m the happiest and proudest I’ve been with any work ever and for the sake of 9 months, it’s been really worth it. Here’s some updates, some things I’ve liked etc over the past couple of months in note form:

    1.  First of all if perhaps you’re looking for an assistant in communications, events or anything creative, hello! Pick me! My website, portfolio and LinkedIn
    2. The Northern Soul inspired Gucci Autumn campaign is beaut
    3. I bought at least 5 new striped t-shirts
    4. HAIM ARE BACK AND JUST WOW 
    5. I marched for female rights and equality
    6. I was the biggest buyer of Tesco’s tomato and mozzarella pasta bake from the months February to about yesterday (I’m talking like 3 of them a week)
    7. I watched all of Gilmore Girls and it was exhausting with a terrible ending
    8. Memes were my food and water
    9. Naomi moved to Leicester and we had some proper nice days out and I got to show her Nottingham!
    10. I went and wrapped denim around loads of places in London cuz that’s what you do when you study fashion
    11. I went home to see my Mum like a whole one time
    12. I had 5 near death experiences with my laptop and InDesign crashing
    13. I got sad and sympathetic looks from all the staff at uni because I was there SO DAMN MUCH
    14. I gatecrashed the X Factor auditions
    15. Coffee became a really important part of my life
    16. I am a pencil winner at the D&AD New Blood Awards
    17. Heart eye emojis all round for Bella Hadid recreating the Farrah Fawcett skateboard image for Nike Cortez
    18. I’m moving house (to a whole 30 seconds down the road from my current house)
    19. Spent so much time and money in ABC Printers in Farringdon that I could die
    20. Ripped up 20 pairs of jeans and stitched them all together
    21. And put on an event for my Final Major Project and have never been so pleased with any piece of work I’ve ever done ever
    22. I’m currently working at Skinnydip helping out with social media and events and I absolutely love it!

    23. I went to a Eurovision party dressed as IKEA
    24. I visited the Barbican!
    25. Comfortably included the word ‘alas’ in my vocabulary and alas I now use the term in every sentence
    26. I can now officially confirm that I am now 30% grey hair
    27. When your Mum said when you were younger that if you stare at a TV or computer screen too much you can get square eyes, I can now confirm that I have square eyes
    28. I can officially call myself a graduate and to celebrate I went for a bottomless prosecco brunch like the Londoner I am and ate avocado on toast with the bestest mates ever

There we go, here’s to more adventures, having a life and £45k student debt! I’m soooooooooooooo looking forward to being able to blog again and not feel guilty about it.


now playing: shout out to Easy 00’s for getting me thu dis

itchy scratchy patchy

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Like everything, I’m probably a million days late with this but deep into my denim FMP realisation at uni and I stumble across Itchy Scratchy Patchy (totally the coolest brand name in da world). Set up by model, Edie Campbell (also she’s just amazing), the brand create insane iron-on patches to jazz up your denim and anything else that has a clear space to patch. Their first collection was titled ‘Best of British’, celebrating typical British characters (erm a feminist, pole dancer, a philosopher) and tabloid culture, followed by patches of sumo’s, mushrooms and nettles. Oh so very cool. To go alongside and if you’re after pre-patched things, there’s everything from customised CDG shirts, jeans, sweatshirts and tres Francais beret’s, hey now get in my wardrobe. Selling at Dover Street Market, I wanna go and see the display but in the meantime their website is very cool.

Let me know whatcha think!

Itchy Scratchy Patchy film from Camille Summers-Valli on Vimeo.


now playing: This Denim Dream playlist forces me to do uni work

Suddenly Next Summer

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Hi and welcome to Ellie’s Favourite Things otherwise known as the Miu Miu Appreciation Blog. Half joking, half not. But I’ve gotta show some love for Miu Miu’s beachside SS17 campaign that’s got me California dreamin’. Retro high-cut two-pieces, classic swim hats and pretty postcard prints, it’s love and just what I needed in grey February. Shot by Fashion Photographer Alasdair McLellan and styled by fashion hero/God Katie Grand featuring Elle Fanning, Lara Stone and a couple of new faces, it’s a narrative I would happily join in with and I’m yearning for sand and sunshine. Deckchairs, parasols and the funkiest sandals I’ve ever seen, is it too early to start buying summer clothes for a holiday that isn’t even booked?!


now playing: skeletons yeah yeah yeahs/bros wolf alice/road to ruin the libertines/love you better the maccabees/spit at stars jack penate

Silver Boots

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So a couple of months ago I probs made the most outrageous fashion decision a jeans-and-striped-tee-girl could make. Yes amigos, I bought some silver boots. True to say, I have evolved into a magpie in recent years and anything that reflects light I feel should be in my possession. I need it. Now. Take my money. Alas, I am now the proud owner of silver boots and they’ve been sat awkwardly like an ornament on top of their box ever since. I feel so beyond out of my comfort zone that I secretly enjoy it and when I wear them, I am proud to say that for 10 minutes(until I scuffed the toes) I was probably the most sophisticated person in Stratford, East London (note: that probably isn’t hard to achieve).

Thanks to my saviour Pinterest, this is the inspo that’s got my through. Since, I now own some raw hem jeans and according to my hero’s Leandra Medine and Chung, long coats rule and the biggest lesson is that actually anything goes and you can wear whatever the hell you want! Like anything! Yolo my friends yolo and yes I shall wear my starry blouse with my silver boots because I am inspired by the galaxy.

Blog I miss you and I want more time to ramble my life away on here *dramatically drowns in uni briefs* cya


now playing: moaning lisa smile wolf alice/grew up at midnight the maccabees/golden touch razorlight/luna bombay bicycle club/junk of the heart the kooks

TIGERS AND BLING: GUCCI SS17

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I admire luxury designer houses secretly from afar. Obviously with clothes oh so completely out of my price range/life; their imagery, campaigns and art is something I find more accessible and more enjoyable. This Gucci SS17 campaign sums up everything for me. It’s excessive, over the top and if anything quite hilarious. Shot by Glen Luchford and including top models, obvs, it also features a lion, leopard and a tiger. Insane. Shot in various locations in Rome (including the Trevi Fountain) it combines the every day (a fast food restaurant) with everything out of the ordinary. Incredibly retro, oh so tacky and those bling bling bling sunglasses are giving me life, my favourite campaign that I’ve seen for a while for sure!

Full campaign and images


now playing: defo I Have a Dream Westlife/2 Become 1 Spice Girls/Feliz Navidad some random spanish Christmas song that reminds me of putting bath bombs through a till, ah sweet memories/Step into Christmas Elton John (personally my favourite Christmas song)/Mistletoe Justin Bieber (another favourite)

the best xmas jumpers EVER

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Boohoo, you’ve stolen the show. Aren’t these the best Christmas jumpers ever?! Well and truly kitted out for all the festivities. Boohoo wanted me to talk about about my festive family and seeing as I’m currently 150 miles away from home (and not back until late Christmas Eve, boo) it was only right that I included my adopted library family – seeing as it’s basically my home recently! Introducing my faves, Charlotte, David, Caitlin and Liv behind the camera! They bring me snacks, send me memes and put up listening to my ridiculously bad taste in music through my rubbish earphones…..that’s my kinda family! Here are our beautiful family photos, one for the photo album for sure.

Anyway, if you’ve got a Christmassy event coming up or you just have a good stash of Christmas jumpers like moi, Boohoo have got your back covered. PS BTW yes, that is a jumper for two people.

HAPPY CHRISTMAS, I’M EXHAUSTED MY UNI DEADLINES ARE NEARLY DONE THERE IS A LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL……A LONG WEEK OF RETAIL LEFT THEN I CAN GET THE TUB OF QUALITY STREET OUT!! Jokes it’s already been out for a month.


now playing: finally listening to the full Christine & The Queens album, really really good