17 Year Old Fashion Lover from London, England! Contact at sianwilkinson5896@yahoo.co.uk.

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Mixin it up


Top-Missguded                                  Tube Pants-River Island                   Boots-My1stWish        Glasses&Snapback-Ebay.                  Hello beautiful people, it seems as thought we are blessed with another scorching hot day so that's probably the real reason behind my optimism! And maybe the fact that both of my interviews went fantastic, the interviewers were lovely and the locations were sooo dreamy. I'll hear by the end of the week so stay tuned for an update! My mum and dad are also home from their holiday today which makes me happy:) anyway this is more of a makeshift post, but I loved this outfit so It just had to be documented. I really don't wear enough of my clothes, I completely forgot I even had this adorable vest\dress from Missguided and I look forward to taking on my holiday adventure! Which is getting nearer by the day, that's probably why I'm on my way to Oxford Street now to shop for more things that I don't need! I paired it with my oldschool River Island striped tube pants and my adorable Public Desire boots. Not forgetting my ebay glasses and SnapBack! It's such fun playing around with looks and you really learn to gain an idea of what you like and what suits you, 

Monday, 21 July 2014

That tropical breeze

Source-Tumblr
Co-Ord-Missguided.                        Boots-My1wish                                  Bag-River Island.                               Good afternoon everyone, I've got another interview today that I'm ready to kick butt at so I'm especially pumped! Anyway this Georgeous co ord is a Missguided number (are you suprised?!) and from the minute it arrived I knew I was In lurvee! The print screams summer and I think it'll be perfect for my first girly holiday which is just a month away aaaaaahhh. Matching pieces are great because you give off the impression that you know what you're doing when it comes to your outfit, when the majority of the time I just hope for the best! I wanted to add a touch of grunge and I knew that the public desire boots would fit perfectly, after seeing the image above on tumblr I was on a search to find some similar. And I'm so shocked that they were only £29! So if you haven't guessed by now I love them just a little. And the bag what can I say? Bloggers were going crazy for the little fluff covered bags, but at £35 for a teeny bag I decided against purchasing one. However my friends as you may already know the bag went into the sale for £15 and as it was the last one of its colour I could not resist! It's just so fashiony woooo. I definetley recommend hitting the stores as I couldn't find it online, and the sale is pretty good as I'm seeing a lot of on trend pieces at half price or even less. That's it from me today, hopefully next time I post I'll be an intern:) Happy Monday.x

Saturday, 19 July 2014

Celebrity Update-Chris Brown&Karrueche Tran

Source:Google Images
Finding out about the latest goings on in the celebrity world is a guilty pleasure for many, and I'm no exception! Now I'm a huge Chris Brown fan and whilst I don't agree with some of his actions, I believe that he's ridiculously talented in singing as well as dancing I mean that boy can really move! We all know that Rihanna is a crazy party girl and it seems that guys just cannot let her go, whilst there's question into wether she's moved onto someone new Chris and Karruche Tran made it clear that they want to make a go of it, with daily snaps being uploaded onto Instagram of the couple not that long ago. Recently K opened up on an American chat show about the pressure that she feels from being with a "celebrity" so we can confirm that they are together! She opened up and admitted that she'd never been with someone in the limelight, even more so someone with an "even more famous" ex girlfriend(Rihanna) I honestly salute her as I can't imagine the amount of hate and judgment that she recieves, from fans of an EX girlfriend! Chris and Karruche have been on and off since 2012 so It's really been a long and eventful road for the pair, and they're still so young! She's said to have broken down in the interview which in no mr suprised at, it seems like she has a tough enough time of it but of course I have to say that is surely what you expect when getting together with a celebrity? Never mind a notorious bad boy with a string of beautiful successful ex girlfriends? What do you think?    Happy Sunday.x

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Delayed post-Simple Styling

Jacket-Missguided. Jeans&Bag-River Island Shoes-LaModa Top-H&M.         Hello there good people! How great is this weather? Well great if you're lounging in it, not if you're out and about with your face dripping minute by minute. But hey the suns welcome to stay! This post was taken a while back and since my trusty photographer is currently sunning it up, I thought there was no better time to use it. I think this was when the weather was warm but not enough to stay out the whole day without a jacket or some sort of cover up, I love this outfit so much probably becaus it's quite basic and perfect to chilled out days. Ofcourse in terms of the shoes days where there is not a lot of walking involved. Anyway this pink Bralet is one of the cutest things I own however for is ladies with a little more in the chest area it can be a struggle to keep them under control! Haha, I'm just on my way to work as I needed to do at least one productive this morning, I so have an interview in the morning so I'll let you know how it all goes! Happy Thursday.x

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

What I've learned about working in fashion so far.

Whilst I'm far from an expert I have been interested in a career in fashion since around the beginning of this year, I'm sure that working in Fashion retail and the creation of this blog only confirmed the route that I wanted to decend upon. In the beginning it's likely that you're not going to be completely sure which area of Fashion you want to enter as there's so freaking many, however I'm sure some of you lucky ones have a pretty clear idea but I sure didn't! So this blog post I hope will give you an idea on how to get into working in the industry and finding out what path you want to embark on.                                    

-Don't be afraid to put yourself out there, applying for vacancies and contacting companies will eventually pay off! Showing determination is extremely attractive to employers and you could find yourself with a great outcome. So don't be scared to speak up and approach people, in the beginning I was worried but it's sure to get you noticed in time which is what it's all about.  "If you don't ask you don't get" Is what I've always been told and it's true, where did sitting around waiting for opportunities to come to you get anyone? For example last year I entered the Vogue Young Talent Competition, on a random look through the magazine online I came across the competition and I knew straight away that it was too much of an opportunity to miss!

-Volunteer, create a blog, create some of your own designs even enroll on a course! Employers will look for dedicated applicants who have a clear interest in working in Fashion. It's never too late to try something new! Put yourself in an employers position, You want a person that is proactive and sensible with their time in terms of activities and hobbies that they do and even better if they relate to the job that you're applying for! Applicants with experience and relevant interests are more likely to succeed, as the employer will be confident that the candidate will try their hardest in all job tasks,
   
-Prepare for the less glamorous side of the industry, such as low/no pay and running basic errands. I have experienced a small piece of this where I was required to hand deliver invitations around London, with only the addresses to follow. I'll just say google maps was my best friend that day! You're expected to think on your feet, and you find yourself eager to impress. The majority of internships are unpaid however graduates are more likely to be given a salary, but it is all about experience! and I now know that after 3 months the company has to pay you, so there is a light at the end of the tunnel for us not going to university. The Devil Wears Prada is such a realistic insight into the fashion industry, and the energy and time consuming tasks that are required daily for very little appreciation. But if Andy can do it, so can we! (OOoooh her wardrobe turned into one to die for!!)
                                  
-Try out different experiences and internships to give you an idea of where you want to head, from Marketing&PR to buying or styling there are so many different areas. Websites such as www.fashionunited.co.uk and www.fashionworkie.com (my personal favourite) have a wide range of positions available so you can browse through the hundreds of advertisements and see what tickles your fancy! It's normal to not have a clear idea of the area that you'd like to work in, but finding the right industry is the first and probably hardest step! I started out applying for basic social media orientated and once I began Blogging for ILoveMarkets, I knew that it wasn't something that I really wanted to do. Because I blog for fun and I didn't have a particularly large interest in markets so I just wasn't enjoying myself.
And if you do see something just apply so many times I've applied without a thought and I ended up working at LCM at a result of it!

-Determination goes a long way and I've had great parents who have taught me to never give up, and thankfully I've seen results myself so I try my best to motivate those around me (Emily!!!) I believe that If you want something bad enough and you're willing to work your butt off then eventually your efforts will be recognised. So do not give up! I repeat do not give up people! Where would anyone be if they did that? I just think about where I would like to go in the future, and whilst working 7 days a week is not ideal it's a temporary situation that would allow me to get invaluable experience.
Rejection is part of life and not every company will feel that you're the right candidate, I've had my fair share believe me but it's their loss right?! Carrying on is what separates the determined and the settlers and I'm not prepared to settle this early on in life!                        

-My Current Situation: So right now I've completed my Business college course, I'm working In River Island on weekends and trying my best to find and internship that I will enjoy! I've been invited by Ella Dror PR to attend London Fashion Week and intern with them again which is an amazing opportunity. I am an extremely impatient person that I will tell you, and my Mum constantly has to remind me that nothing happens over night and it's better to be searching for an internship than be on a placement where I'm miserable! Or even just sitting around doing nothing. I also recently interned for a freelance stylist as her Assistant however I feel that styling isn't for me, PR is where I want to be working because I've always had a passion for sales! Some call it nerdy but it's probably because I can relate as I'm a confessed shop a holic.
Hope this helps, Happy Tuesday.xo

Monday, 14 July 2014

Amazing Ebay Find


I had to share with you this peanut butter cheesecake that I tried at the Vintage Inn, Out of this world my friends!!
Jeans-River Island
Top-Ebay
Bomber Jacket-Ebay
Shoes-Linzi

Normally I'm a sceptic when it comes to purchasing clothing on ebay, I try to stick to accessories however as of lately friends keep making me aware of their ebay bargains and I decided to give it a go. After my recent excursure into vintage paradise on Brick lane I've discovered a whole new side to fashion and I have to say I'm really digging it! (Yes I really did say that) Of lately I've realised that fashion is not limited to just one style and it really is what you do with any outfit that defines how much of a fashionista you are. I'd say I'm currently a level one and it's so fun trying out different styles, as you might have seen I find it hard deciding between edgy grunge looks and colourful girly attire. So anyway back to the post! Recently I found myself on ebay searching for vintage clothes and before I knew it I was smitten on this bright patterned shirt. Minor the small sizing issue(It was a size 16, I normally wear a 10) I decided I could always wear it as oversized or try and transform it into a crop. So before I knew it and I had purchased it (For only £4) and I was feeling a very happy customer. I was excstatic when it arrived and I instantly knew that it would be perfect for me! I teamed it with an all black ensemble as this was shot on one of the windier days here in Britain. 
What do you think of vintage?
Happy Monday.x

Saturday, 12 July 2014

Back to basics

Shirt-Bershka(in store).    Shorts-RiverIsland.   Jacket-Bankfashion        Just so you know the fur coat was only worn for these photos, it's a possibility that if I did indeed wear the coat out I would've fainted. It's safe to say the weather is so inpredictable at the minute, but with high hopes as soon as the sun shows face I reach for the shorts. On this occasion I was lucky (for a change!) and was able to walk around without freezing and feeling like a total fool! Anyway since I've only ever worn this shirt twice at most I thought it was time to give it a day out. I felt that as it works as oversized I'd leave some of it unbuttoned so that my new leather shorts were also able to make an appearance. These shorts are an amazing fit and I feel that no outfits complete without leather! I managed to grab them for £15 in the River Island sale which I'm still ecstatic about!! However when the wind increased I had to be careful not too expose too much if you catch my drift! No matter how much I try to work the colour look I always find myself in black white, probably because it's such and easily achievable look.