Hey everybody! I hope you are all having a good week and for those of you in Ireland I hope you have been enjoying the lovely weather we have had the last few days. I am just checking back in with you all to tell you about whats been happening lately.
A few weeks ago I was called to do an interview at my local New Look store here in Killarney and after a couple of weeks I got a call saying I had got the job! I was so happy to hear that because New Look is genuinely one of my favourite stores and I have loved shopping there since I first got into fashion. You guys probably already know this as I tend to include a lot of their products in my Outfit Inspiration posts!
On Thursday I had my Induction day which was only two hours but I enjoyed every minute. I started off my day by learning about the fitting rooms. I already had a bit of experience with this from doing Work Experience in Oasis for college in Galway last year so luckily I had some knowledge already. It wasn’t too busy because all the young people are at school (says me at 19 years of age!) so it was quieter than normal but it was an easy pace to start with. When on fitting rooms you just have to check the amount of items a person is bringing in just incase people are being sneaky and when they hand you back items just make sure they are tidy and ready to go back out on the floor.
After this I did some Health and Safety training which is how to lift boxes correctly, what to do in case of a fire, etc. I didn’t cover any of this in Oasis because it was only five days work experience so there wasn’t really any need to so this was new to me. That was my first day which was only two hours so it was a nice day to learn those things.
Yesterday, Friday, was my second day which was longer and involved more tasks to do. I started off the day by clearing the rails in the fitting rooms. This is where all the things people leave in the fitting rooms because they don’t fit or changed their minds go onto the rail by the door and then someone takes the rail out into shop out of the way and puts them all back onto the floor. This is a good task because I need to learn where everything is and remember where it all goes so this is really good for that. I worked in the fitting rooms again for a while after this and then I did a new job which was Size Order. Size Order is going around an are of the shop and making sure that everything is in the right order of size on the hangers e.g 6, 8, 10, 12 and so forth. This was good because it really helped you to remember where everything in that section was for clearing the rails.
Grey Flecked Textured Zip Front Skirt and Cream Wool Mix Zip Front Collarless Coat in store now
Everyone I have met on my two days that I am working with is so nice and helpful. They are all friendly and happy to help me with any questions I have about anything and I am really pleased with my job.
I am really pleased to be working in this store because it gives me a chance to apply all the things I learnt in my Galway College Course about Fashion Retail and working in the Retail Industry and I can’t wait to learn more and settle in fully to working with everyone and the clothes. Needless to say I think a lot of the clothes will end up coming home with me! As my dad said “Its perfect for them that you work there because the money they pay you will be going back to them with all the stuff you buy!”
Black Buckle Side Block Heel Chelsea Boots and Monochrome Check Wrap Skort in store now
Hope you are all enjoying your week and I will check back in with you all soon! (By the way I am very obsessed by the last two items and I am planning on getting them myself the next day I am in!)
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Here is the post for my final photo shoot assignment from college in my Design Skills module! This one was about street style and features three different looks. My model for this assignment wasn’t me this time but my friend Monique who was in the same college. I hope you have all enjoyed these posts and don’t forget to comment and like!
First up in this assignment was a few cutouts from Grazia Magazine of some street style looks for inspiration and ideas. I love these looks because they are all unique and have their own style.
The next couple of pages demonstrates the looks through the decades. Starting with the 70’s all the way up to the present day. Again these are just cut outs fro different magazines and are all ideas and inspirations for different street style looks. This first page shows the 70’s and 80’s styles and pieces.
Next up we have the page showing the 90’s and present day looks. All the cut outs are modern day pieces but fit into each category and are perfect for this assignment!
Next up is three pages full of outfit, make up and photoshoot ideas. These are my favourite pages because these images are so cool and interesting. There are some interesting styles of outfits and photoshoots in these cut outs and I hope you like them!
And finally we have the last few pages displaying my photoshoot featuring my friend as the model for this. There are three different looks for this simple elegant, grunge and girly. You can see the actual photos from this shoot in my category My Galway Adventure.
I hope you liked this post and the other two assignment posts. Don’t forget if you have any comments than feel free to post them! Also people have commented asking me to email them so if anyone has any business to discuss or any queries then my email is in my contact page as well as my other social media links.
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Hey guys this is just a short post for today so hope you enjoy!
This week saw the return of MTVs Video Music Awards and there was some serious style going on!
Here are my top 4 Best and Worst looks from the night.
1. Jennifer Lopez has taken my number one spot with her beautiful Charbel Zoe dress. Her look is so elegant and shows off her amazing figure. The cut out detail is in all the right places and she definitely shows she’s still got it. Her hair and make up is subtle and pretty too. She matched this look with a simple silver clutch bag.
2. My second spot goes to the the queen B of the celebrity world, the first lady of music, the one and only Mrs Carter. Beyonce had three looks for the night her black dress for arrival to the event, a body suit for her performance and this beautiful maroon dress by Zuhair Murad for the end of the night. I absolutely love this dress on her. The detailing is amazing and no one could have pulled it off better!
3. Third place goes to the ever so gorgeous Rita Ora with her beautiful red Donna Karen Atelier gown. She is such a glamorous girl and this dress definitely shows Calvin Harris what he’s missing! She sported brushed back hair and a diamond choker necklace for this look. Red is definitely her best colour and she knows how to work it!
4. My fourth place goes to Rita’s friend and Black Widow rapper Iggy Azalea who looked super chic and stylish in a strapless Versace gown. The detail on this dress is beautiful and shows off all her curves perfectly. Her diamond necklace ties in perfectly and if you weren’t convinced by the song you know she is definitely Fancy now!
Now on my least favourite three looks from the night and these are just my opinion so feel free to tell me Im wrong!
1. My first place worst look of the night goes to none other than Amber Rose who apparently had nothing but a necklace to wear. Amber wore a diamond chain body piece by Laure Luxe to the event and definitely turned a few heads! It is a controversial look with people saying she looked amazing others saying she should cover up but as for me I will say well done for being adventurous but it was a bit too much…
2. Second place goes to Katy Perry. Katy rolled up to the VMAs pulling a Britney in a denim Versace dress with Riff Raff beside her doing a Justin Timberlake with a denim suit. Katy has a great sense of humour and adventure but frankly we were just forgetting Britney and JTs denim disaster and now its fresh in our minds again…
3. My third place goes to Arianna Grande. I feel bad and I have been battling with myself as to wether she should go on this list or not but her look just didn’t amaze me. I just feel like she could have done a little bit more with her look. There was just a bit of a boring vibe coming from her Moschino look that night and I just think she needed a bit more colour and I don’t know something more. Sorry Arianna.
Hey everyone I just thought I would do a short post on whats been happening lately and I have some lovely new purchases to share with you all! If you follow my Instagram you will have seen them posted a little while ago but I thought I would go into some more detail here.
First up out of my new purchases are just a few things I picked up while browsing around town. I finally managed to purchases a pink fluffy jumper and I love it! It is so comfy and just what I wanted. I picked this up in Primark/Pennys a couple weeks ago and it goes really well with black jeans and simple accessories. The second thing I picked up that day was my new favourite watch from Newlook. (I have a bit of a watch collection going on!) Its really simple with a pale pink strap and gold rim and numbers with a white face. It’s a round face but its not too big or too small its just the perfect size. It goes really well my new jumper coincidently! The third thing was Rimmel London’s Wake Me Up foundation. I have never used this foundation before and I actually haven’t used liquid foundation in a year because most of them dry out my skin and I could never find the right colour everything was either too pale or too dark. This foundation though is really good. It has good coverage and lasts a good while. The colour is good and it has a lighter look when you put it on. I brush a little of my MaxFactor Creme Puff over it to add a super flawless look but it still looks good on its own!
The next couple of things I bought were a few more beauty products buys. I topped up on my L’Oreal Paris Heat Protect Volume Spray which I can’t live without it is just the best! It also comes in straight and curly which I also have so if you haven’t tried them then do because they really do work! I also bought some more white nail polish by Rimmel London’s Rita Ora collection which works really well too. I also purchased a new lipstick. I decided to try out Maybelline New Yorks Tantalizing Taupe lipstick colour so I would have something to just wear casually instead of just have lipgloss and a red lipstick and I must say its really good. It lasts for so long and is a great colour.
My last amazing buy over the last week was my new beauties from Newlook. They were in the sale and I just love them so much! I cannot wait to wear them out. There is nothing like new shoes to make you feel good (unless they are ugly school shoes your mum picked out which thankfully was a good few years ago for me!). In the words of Marilyn Monroe “Give a girl the right pair of shoes and she can conquer the world”
I hope you are all having a great week and I leave you with this lovely Marc Jacobs quote. Until next time!
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Here is the second assignment from my Design Skills Photoshoot sketchbook and this assignment is based on a movie! So for this assignment we had to choose a movie we loved and recreate and outfit from it. It was an up-cycling assignment so it involved sewing and creating pieces for it. Here is the first page and I hope you enjoy the rest of the post!
The movie I chose for this assignment was a BBC Four movie about the love affair between the photographer David Bailey and the sixties model Jean Shrimpton. I saw this maybe two years ago and I just love the outfits and style from the sixties and she was so glamorous and beautiful. So I based my outfit on a photoshoot she did.
Here are three photos of her modelling during that time that I could use as inspiration for my photoshoot. Below these is a photo of my make up inspiration. I like the idea of using Cheryl Cole’s look from a L’Oreal Paris hair product advert because her hair has so much volume and it has a sixties look about it. The two make up looks it are examples of simple but pretty make up and then colour with red lips.
This next page has a few simple sixties looks and pieces that can be modernised and used in this photoshoot. I like the idea of using a coat or jumpsuit because you can add anything to them to style them up either with jewellery or adding your own look via sewing.
This next page shows you my selected look and idea. I chose this outfit from one of Jean Shrimpton’s photoshoots because it is a sixties shoot but the top is a crop top which has come back this year and so can be used today. Its not a very complex look but I did make the top for this shoot myself so Im quite proud of myself! Below this photo are a couple of little sketches of how and what I will use to make the top.
In this page you can see my creation process. I bought this top in Primark/Pennys for only €1.00 and then sourced my sewing necessities. I bought some lacey material to match the ruffles on the top in the photoshoot so I could add them so the bottom of the top to make them as similar as possible. I cut the vest top in half and hemmed the bottom so it wouldn’t unravel and then using my mannequin pinned the lace pieces to it so I knew where to put them and where to sew.
Next you can see my photoshoot photos with the finished top and I am actually so happy with it! It turned out just the way I wanted it to and is similar to the one Jean Shrimpton is wearing. These are only photos of my photoshoot in the sketchbook so if you go into the My Galway Adventure category then you will find the actually photos I posted when I did the photoshoot. For now though here are the ones I used in my sketchbook. I love the head shots I put in!
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