Here are my posts from every year that I’ve blogged: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

ERE WE GO AGAIN. And I looked through my old posts and yet again I’ve neglected my blog even more this year, with regret, but also I’ve been working like a mad man and having the bubble of this being my last year of being a student hanging over my head I feel like I need to make the most of every opportunity I can! (Read: having no formal work commitments therefore going on holiday as often as I can). This year has basically been tragic for the whole world (Brexit), but on a personal level I’ve had a really bloody great year and I’ve had a really bloody great time. A year for saying yas to everything I can, getting into some really bizarre situations and just kind of rolling along with it.

screen-shot-2016-12-26-at-10-21-29Interning, working my life away etc etc

I suppose the biggest distraction from my blog (continued) is work this year. Beginning with a placement term I spent 2 months working for a fashion show production company preparing for LFW, working behind the scenes at the V&A in their Press Office and spending a couple of weeks working for Sunday Times Style in the fancy News Building in London Bridge. All so different but all really cool opportunities seeing how it all works BTS and now I feel like I’ve nearly covered all areas of the industry……nearly. Promising that I was gonna take the summer chill and never intern again after it taking over my life the past couple of years, plot twist I somehow turned into a styling assistant and I worked my socks off. Also where I truly learnt that I am really shit at ironing. Starting off working in Rankin’s studio working on his new book (a series of nudes which was a bizarre experience I’ll tell you that), working on a couple of editorials and then ending up travelling around and being flown to Belfast to assist and style 90’s girl band of dreams All Saints. Seeing my work in the press (!!) and working towards their larger shows at Hyde Park and Brixton Academy was so flippin cool, plus they’re the kindest and most talented women and I feel so lucky that I had the chance to work with them.


I’ve embraced my inner tat and I just REALLY like being by the seaside (and slot machines)…maybe it was growing up with the occasional trip to Skegvegas…….hmm……….. Coney Island in Brooklyn is no question about it heaven on earth, Margate is a retro dream and we had the bestest weekend in Brighton at the beginning of October (my first time ever visiting!). Chip shops, doughnuts and deck chairs are calling my name and one year I’ll move to the seaside.

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And going to as many gigs as my pennies can stretch to! A bit of Bloc Party, The Maccabees at Brixton to seeing Lucy Rose perform at a tiny church in Hampstead with my homie Naomi and a bit of Tom Odell in between. A trip to Manchester with my best mates for Parklife included me stood in the middle of a Skepta set in my flowery mac thinking it was Stormzy and a lot of Jamie XX and Annie Mac. Sweetly followed by my first festival abroad kicking off a months worth of travelling, Benicassim!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sitting by the pool and lying on the beach during the day, a bit of Biffy, The Vaccines, Muse and Kendrick Lamar at night like hollaaaaaaa. Watching Burt Bacharach and flautist James Galway from backstage at Hyde Park is also a pretty major highlight.

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Following on from above, my plan was to travel in second year if everything went to plan and I’m so bloody lucky that it all fell into place. Beginning with a trip to my new favourite city Budapest and a recent day trip to Paris, the biggest highlight was a gang of us heading to Spain followed by Italy, Slovenia and Croatia over 3 weeks and I had the bestest of best times ever and had so much fun. City strolling finding markets and ice cream shops to finding a deserted patch of ocean and looking for fish. Getting back, flying to New York with the fam for a couple of days spent strolling around and exploring Brooklyn was amazing.


I turned 21 and made it last all summer (year). Work hard play hard amigos. Balancing Lush, with uni and interning, making the summer amazing oh so totally made it worth it followed with going out with mates at home and a couple of days spent partying in the streets at Notting Hill Carnival…………

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(The highlight being us wearing Christmas jumpers). So erm work hard play hard, amigos. Between October and December my time was split between three places: my bed, work and the uni library and as of 3 weeks ago I’ve submitted 50% of my degree. Really pretty major and really hard work. 6 more months and I suppose you could say that the shit really does get real. Uhoh.

Adios people and thank you again for reading my blog, all these years on. I’ve had the best year ever ever ever and being able to do so much and spend so much time with the best people in the world, I feel proper lucky and #grateful for. The past 5 years documented through blogging I’ve been in this little bubble of education and as of next year it all changes which I’m beyond terrified about. Hey, I’ve done everything I can and now I’ve just gotta wait and see. Kinda exciting, kinda shit scary, ygm.

Also here’s a video I put together where I filmed 1 second of every day this year!

Hope everyone had an amazing Christmas and 2017 is perfect!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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If you haven’t already gathered thanks to my millions of posts dedicated to it on my blog, I really love the seaside. Like really really. Really. The tackier the better, hand over the slot machines and a stick of candyfloss and I’ll be the happiest person in the world. Whilst stopping in Brooklyn last month, we took a trip on the subway to Coney Island. The most seaside-y town of all the seaside towns I’ve ever been to ever (and I think one of the original amusement parks!), this beats them all. Embracing that classic, retro feel, we spent ages wandering around admiring all the old graphic design, Zoltar told me my future (amazing!) and Mum screamed way too much as we took a trip on Deno’s Wonder Wheel and the Ghost Train. We all had hot dogs and the biggest ice cream covered in sprinkles whilst we sunbaths and ate deep fried oreo’s (duh) as we queued up to see the Coney Island Freak Show. It was the most insane seaside dayout and it was AMAZING.

I know it’s lame of me for saying it but I think Coney Island was my favourite part of visiting New York and oh so most definitely up there as one of my favourite places in the world.


And on Friday I’m going to Brighton for the weekend and I’m really really excited, please give recommendations!

now playing: uptown girl because they were playing this as we walked along the promenade

williamsburg, brooklyn

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So that was also a thing this summer. We got bargain flights to New York and escaped there for 4 days! We stopped in Williamsburg, Brooklyn in the coolest AirBnb ever (there was a jukebox and a pinball machine it was off the scale insane) and spent a couple of days exploring. We visited Coney Island which is now my favourite place on earth but I’m going to save that for a whole other post!!!! We stopped by Meatpacking District, Greenwich and Soho in Manhattan but the majority of our time was spent in Brooklyn. Let me move here, please. The Whole Foods brown boxes and baked tofu are calling my name.

To eat:

Joe’s Pizza and order a whole one!!!!!!!!!! (it’s mahoosive)

Bubby’s in Manhattan

Building On Board in Boerum Hill

Momofuku Milk Bar


To do: (In Brooklyn and Manhattan)

Walk to see the sunrise over Manhattan when really jet lagged

Boating in Central Park

The High Line and Chelsea Market

Dumbo Flea Market

Not casually walk through the most dangerous neighbourhood in NYC!!!!!!!!!!!! (That happened)

Artists & Fleas

Shopping down Atlantic Avenue

East River Ferry

Magazine hunting in Soho

Find all the beautiful painted advertisements around Williamsburg (Chanel in an industrial estate? It’s a thing)

VINTAGE. FIND ALL OF THE VINTAGE. And admire the beautiful jewellery along Bedford Avenue

Not go and see Times Square (I actually really wanted to go we just didn’t have time)

now playing: well I actually watched GIRLS all the way there on the flight, which seemed right