Wednesday, 17 September 2014

hello, london college of fashion.

I've had this blog for several years now and I am guilty of not running or updating it properly. I've always had a full-time job and fashion has been a much-loved hobby that is very present in my daily life even though I haven't been that much present in my blog. In December last year I took a 5-day intensive personal styling course in London College of Fashion. I was so impressed by what I saw and learnt that I nearly cried when the course came to an end. It was simply amazing to be surrounded by people who loved and breathed fashion as much as I did. Gaining that additional knowledge about the topic I was so passionate about felt so so good.
After competing the course successfully I started researching what other options there are for me to learn more about fashion without having to quit my day job. I've been working in online travel for many years and living in London, it is absolutely necessary to earn a good salary, so dedicating myself to studies full-time was not an option.
Thankfully, I found out that my beloved University of the Arts London is offering 4 brilliant part-time degree courses in it's London College of Fashion. Lectures are 2 evenings a week and on Saturday mornings. Needless to say, this was perfect for me and here I now am - proud owner of a freshly printed UAL London College of Fashion student card!
The course I am taking is Fashion Business which involves a broad range of topics from product development to buying and merchandising. My studies will officially start in the beginning of October and already I feel that every spare moment I am not studying, is a waste! I am so happy and excited about this opportunity to study in one of the best fashion schools in the world!

I really want to breathe more life into my blog, so I will be using it as my little student diary (among with occasional outfits and shoots). I will be writing about my experience of studying in LCF and documenting my road to the professional fashion world. My goal is to start a career in fashion and I am inviting you to join me on this challenging but very exciting journey!

My LCF campus in High Holborn, London

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

michael's magic.

Camouflage seems to be huge this A/W season and many designers incorporated the print heavily in their collections. I must say that normally I am not a huge fan (like it/don't love it) but I could not resist this fab fluffy jumper where Michael Kors has cleverly mixed orange with the standard greens and greys of camo. I don't usually wear orange either but I don't know what it is about this jumper that appealed to me so badly!
Here I am teaming it with a leather pencil skirt from Mango and brown pointy courts from Zara.

Saturday, 13 September 2014

lace lust.

Here is another outfit I wore in Rome's nearly 40C heat. I am so sad that Summer is coming to an end, as I so love being able to wear light and airy outfits where my skin can breathe and the warmth of the sun just feels so good.
Loving these silky lacy shorts by H&M, light as a feather top by Zara, bag by Michael Kors and my trusty brown sandals from Faith.

Friday, 5 September 2014

topshop boutique.

Most people in the UK and probably in the rest of Europe too know about one of the biggest British high-street clothing brands - Topshop. The fashion empire has over 300 shops in the UK and nearly 500 stores across 37 countries, so it's presence in the affordable fast fashion world is huge.
But not many people know that in addition to their standard Topshop line they also in-house design and produce Topshop Boutique and Topshop Unique collections which are both higher-end, more expensive lines, made using luxurious materials.
I am a huge fan of natural fabrics like silk and good quality cottons and I'm a bit sad that most high-street brands use too much polyester which is a man-made fibre and does not let your skin breathe. I personally would not mind paying £20 more for a beautiful silk blouse, rather than saving a few pennies for cheap viscose or polyester which clings to my skin and generally doesn't last.
I don't think there is a better/more comfortable thing to wear in the summer than a pure silk dress. And this exact garment was the first thing that came to my mind when I was planning my recent trip to the Italian capital Rome, where during the day temperature hit nearly 40C.
Oxford Street in London - the longest and busiest shopping street in Europe - is dangerously close to my office and during one of my lunch breaks I discovered this amazing Topshop Boutique silk dress from their freshly in stores A/W 2015 collection. It was the perfect choice for hot and humid Rome and I noticed a lot of passing ladies checking it out too :-)
The dress is one of my favourite recent purchases and will surely accompany me on many future trips to hot destinations.
Sandals are from Faith (another brilliant buy - these have been going strong for good 3-4 years!) and sunglasses from Ray-Ban.

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

alexa chung x stylist magazine.

This post is about make-up. Which is unusual for me, as even though someone who tries to be fairly groomed and presentable at all times I am not a huge beauty addict but more of a wash-and-go kind of girl. Which is something, I am pretty sure, I have learned in London where the coolest girls must never look like they have tried too hard (even though most probably, they have).
Stylist is a weekly magazine which is handed out for free in London tube stations. It's content is always of decent quality but this beauty editorial with Brit IT queen Alexa Chung really blew me away. Every look is of perfection and even though not a die-hard fan of Alexa, I think she has the perfect face for this photoshoot.
Really beautiful photos and amazing inspiration for the upcoming Fall.