Black and white checks fit right in with the 'rockabilly' trend that Elle keep talking about at the moment. The high street stores seem to love it at the moment. I love the Oasis prom dress and the photo below really reminds me of summer.
My dream is to work in fashion journalism. Don't worry, I am under no allusions. Fashion is not all about parties and glamour. It's not exactly like The Hills or The Devil Wears Prada. Fashion is a fiercely competitive industry and one in which you have to start from the bottom. I know the pay is not exactly brilliant but I guess it depends on whether I want to be part of an industry where I would be indescribably happy and have a genuine passion for, or getting a higher paid job doing something I would enjoy far less.
These are some of the decisions I will have to make and faster than I think. I would love to get some work experience working in the fashion industry because I think it would be of amazing value to me and something I would really enjoy. I just want to get stuck in. However, unpaid internships are highly sought after and at only 15 years old, where can I start building up my experience?
If anyone has any thoughts or advice, I'd love to hear.
I'm currently on a search for patterned tights and have just discovered Look from London Hosiery (I'm probably quite late in doing so). I've seen them being used in a few editorials recently including Lula Magazine. They have a huge range of tights including animal themes, geometric and my favourite: florals. There is also an assortment of colours for each pattern. Now I've just got to decide which pattern and colour I want...
Some pictures of tights from the past (Sorry I've forgotten where to credit them to now)
Whilst flicking through channels yesterday I stumbled on a repeat of The Passions of Girls Aloud. Although I'm not a huge fan of the girl band, I wanted to see Cheryl Tweedy doing street dancing (which she was actually very good at). During her course she met Tommy the Clown and the Hip Hop Clowns, a street dancing group. Not only did I enjoy their dancing, I really liked their brightly coloured outfits and especially their creative face paint. Through a Google Image search I found another Tommy the Clown circa the 1980s. All these clowns reminded me of the Miu Miu S/S 08 collection.
Alison Goldfrapp did a photoshoot to promote her new album Seventh Tree, which I've wanted to talk about for a while now. The songs are stunningly beautiful and the photos are gorgeous, with some apparent references to the Miu Miu collection with the clown and Harlequin influences.
I've just come back from Barcelona, where the weather was lovely and I enjoyed lots of sightseeing. Although not strictly related to fashion, I though I'd share with you some of the beautiful work of Gaudi. His architecture was breathtaking and really interested me. His unfinished cathedral is probably one of his most famous projects but Casa Batlló and Park Güell were really fascinating. I think the patterns and the gorgeous shapes could be easily translated into fashion.