Whats Next?

Whats Next?

That dreaded question haunts your whole entire university experience! With everyone and I mean everyone is asking you what are your plans after uni, what are you hoping to achieve, have you got a job lined up?

These are the questions that become more prominent as you come to the end of your degree, most of the time you want to respond crying and saying help me! Or just start walking away every time someone asks that question! That’s right just abruptly start walking away in a different direction preferably towards a bar! But like most I’m sure, I have the generic answer of ‘I’m not really sure at the moment but I am just going with the flow’ Which is my hidden answer of saying I have no clue.

But to be honest, this is the first time in my life where I don’t have a plan, I worked hard through school in hopes to get into college, then worked hard there in hopes to get into university, and then worked hard to get my degree! I know that it was all towards to get a job but I have no clue what I want to do for the rest of my life and it’s hard to set goals when you just so unsure. To be honest, this freaked me out, I like to plan, I like to know where I’m going.

I recently watched the commencement speech by Will Ferrell who stated that ‘I was trying to throw as many darts at the dartboard hoping one would eventually stick’ which clicked with me that its ok not to know as long as your trying. Personally, I know my career is in fashion because that is what I love and I love everything that inspires fashion whether its music, art, movies, books etc. But for the first time, I am content at not knowing and I am going to go with the flow.

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My Final Year At University

My Final Year At University

Dear followers,

I know I haven’t been updating my blog much this past year and can only apologise. This year has been completely crazy as I have been completing my degree in fashion promotion.

Throughout this year I have been working on a project called Acute. Acute is a bespoke, knowledgeable, trusted, skincare brand that specialises in providing product choice for individuals, who feel they’re not represented in the skincare market. Acute is a company that would categorizes products by skin types such as sensitive, oily, dry, eczema, combination and many other different skin types. It seeks to find products that work and provide more natural organic products to their consumers. One of my aims was to create this company to be as sustainable as it can be. I have presented my idea and designs at Transitions 2.0, Graduate Fashion Week and the Ravensbourne Degree Show.  I also had the AMAZING Opportunity to meet CLARE WAIGHT KELLER who is THE Artistic Director Of GIVENCHY !

 

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Heres a little look at the what I’ve been up too.

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Fashion Promotion

Fashion Promotion

As summer has ended, my second year of University has started. So over the summer I have acquired the perfect books to help me further in my degree.

Fashion Promotion In Practice

By Jon Cope & Dennis Maloney

This book contains information and insights about the Fashion Promotion world. The content explores areas such as new technologies, tactics, strategies, visual merchandising, magazines or advertising. I find the book to be informative and very visually interesting, and I especially like the creative side with information about blogs, film, websites and much more.

Creating A Brand Identity

By Catharine Slade-Brooking

Creating A Brand Identity is a book that contains tips and tricks on each process, whether it be from researching, creating mood boards, rebranding and relaunching, plus much more. I really like that the book is laid out so that it allows you to learn each chapter, and then try the activities on how to create a successful brand.

Fashion and Textile Design with Photoshop & Illustrator

By Robert Hume

This book is a step-by-step guide explaining two essential programs for the creative fashion world. It explains and demonstrates how to master layers, explore varied approaches towards drawing a garment. It’s an easy layout enabling you to follow the instructions, and explains each program whilst giving you shortcuts.

Hope this is helpful !

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Factual Fashion !

Factual Fashion !

One of the best fashion books I have come across is called Fashion Portfolio By Anna Kiper, it is a very visual book filled with different ideas on design and layout.

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This helped me through all sorts of different projects, and for when I was creating my portfolio for university.

This book is beautifully laid out with tips and techniques especially if you’re doing fashion design !

It contains fashion drawing, media, lots of illustrations and different techniques in how to present. There’s information about portfolio covers, look books, menswear and many more.

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Hope this post is helpful ! 🙂

 

There is also another book Anna Kiper has done purely about illustrations.

The Books Can Be Found On The Links Below:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Fashion-Portfolio-Presentation-Anna-Kiper/dp/1849940851

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Fashion-Illustration-Inspiration-Anna-Kiper/dp/0715336185/ref=pd_bxgy_14_img_2?ie=UTF8&refRID=140VGWW0QHZRJ4V9S0M7