At the start of 2018 I just knew I was in for an amazing year! I wasn't entirely sure what super exciting things were coming my way but I prayed a lot, sent my CV around, prayed some more and sent positive vibrations out into the atmosphere. HUGE NOTE: Nomatter how much you think you aren't experienced enough for a job, believe that you are. Take a chance.
About 2 weeks ago I started my first ever professional job in the fashion industry (apart from years of retail) and I couldn't be more excited about it! Although I was a bit nervous I always have a can do attitude about things so I knew I was going to nail it.
I woke up on a gloomy London day and was off to my first location as a Junior Stylist. Throughout the day I travelled to five different locations consisting of storefronts, PR agencies and show rooms. Every person at each place was so lovely and didn't even mind my quirky personality (I really am a fun time). I attended each appointment professionally and on-time - apart from the fact that my feet were literally crying. It was really an amazing experience watching everyone prepare for London Fashion Week! I was able to arrange looks for upcoming photoshoots and connect with people for future projects - not to mention my boss is the best!
Throughout the day my friends and people on Instagram were asking me exactly what I do as a stylist. Although it's really so fun traveling to all these different appointments it calls for someone with a strong attitude, a fast thinker and positive person. If you are interested in becoming a fashion stylist here are a few tips I would recommend you keeping in mind!
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Most people would agree with me that starting a new task at the start of a new year is one of the most satisfying feelings in the world. Bettering yourself and changing bad habits are a few of the common "New Year Resolutions" that are often broken after the first month is through. Any takes on Dry January? I believe that if someone really puts their all into the goals they set, anything is possible.
Positive Year Tips
- Start Positive : Going into something with faith that it will happen is one of the best things you can do. Negative thoughts create negative outcomes and I believe that whatever you put out into the universe it will ideally throw back at you.
- Remember that life happens : Things will not always go how you hoped it would. Everyone receives their share of disappointments at some point in life. Speedbumps shouldn't be anyone's excuse to give up on everything they have worked hard for.
- Set Bigger Goals : When you're comfortable you tend to lack when it comes to completing your tasks. Make goals that scare you, that way you will be pressured into finishing them. I find that I work best when I have loads of things to do. I suppose the title is fitting for the moment...pressure makes diamonds.
As the new year has just started I hope that all of you make a conscious decision so bloom a better version of yourself. That could mean a number of different things but it's yours so own it.
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I'm not too fussed about bras but give me the right underwear and I feel like my life is so well put together. Everyone's so worried about the perfect outfit but what are you wearing underneath?
Firstly, let's talk about this gorgeous boxing which just so happens to be my favorite color! Scrumpies has done an excellent job with presentation - not only for the packaging but the garments themselves. Each one has their own style and theme.
I chose "Golden Delicious" because I thought the gold would compliment my skin tone well and I was completely right. I was a bit skeptical about the glitter material because like many, it literally feels like sandpaper on my skin. Surprisingly enough, these panties are lined with silk so you don't feel a thing! They were super comfortable, fit perfectly and I would definitely recommend them for someone who is looking to make some sparks fly. (Haha)
Lastly, each garment has a unique charm that makes it extra cute. I've never really thought to wear one on my underwear but it's a very sweet touch.
Whenever I tell someone I'm from Bermuda they always ask me why I'd want to live in cold, rainy London when I could be chilling in the sun on a beach. Although my little island will always have my heart my goals and dreams are far bigger than the place itself.
During my time in highschool I knew exactly what I wanted to be. My whole life revolved around fashion - I was interning for every designer, publication and volunteering at fashion shows. The more knowledge I obtained the better. I had my heart set on studying fashion in NYC like every other fashion lover but after graduation I attended university in Canada where I studied business. It was a bittersweet experience but that was short lived due to a number of things. There, I learned the meaning of friendship and was the first time in my life that I "took one for the team" (we won't get into details).
I moved back to Bermuda completely clueless about my next move and feeling worthless that I hadn't accomplished anything. I enrolled in some courses at the local college, babysat for extra cash and wrote stories for local magazines.
It took me going through a horrible experience, losing friends, losing myself completely and simply not being happy for me to seriously think about what I wanted to do next.
The UK was never my first choice but I gave in my resume and landed an internship with London Fashion Week. I told my parents my plan and I wasn't taking no for an answer. It was now or never. I literally left within 2 weeks - without my parents, to a country I had never been to before. I was going to make it happen even if I didn't know exactly how I was going to do it.
Fast forward 3 years later, I'm a graduate in Journalism & Fashion Styling, write for a number of publications in Bermuda, New York and London, started my own art scholarship and a junior Stylist here in London.
It doesn't matter how lost you get.
Thanks for looking after me these 3 years. From the disappointments that I learned from to the highlights that I'm beyond blessed to have received at this age. Helping me find myself a bit better and teaching me that anything is possible. This city is full of creative kids just trying to make their dreams come true - so thank you for being home to the art heads, fashionistas & weirdos. Love, Ti
What's so great about experimenting with your personal style is the new things you didn't know would suit you. Sometimes we have to get out of our comfort zones - it's like a hit or miss game but it's always worth the try.
Only until recently, red has become apart of my wardrobe. I've never owned a piece that was entirely the color or based an outfit around it so this was something different for me. I like it though! This ruby low-cut bodysuit can be worn with nearly anything - smart or casual.
To me, red is the core of iconic colors in the fashion world. It's so bold and growing up it always meant something special. Red lips and nail varnish was often associated with edgy, scarlet-like girls then over the years became known as a meaning of wealth and beauty. I remember seeing influential women with red nails and pearls, thinking it was such a classic look.