Tuesday, 21 April 2015

OOTD #1:

Trench coat (similar)/ bag/ skirt (similar)/ top/ necklace (similar)
Hope you all are having a great week! My exams will all be over this time next month so better blog posts are on the way! Stay tuned!

Friday, 17 April 2015


So Tuesday I told you all about my entry for Vogue Talent Contest for Young Writer's 2015. For the second task we were asked to write a social commentary piece. So, today I'm sharing with you all my article...

A fifth of girls as young as twelve won't leave home without a face of make-up and over half of under-fourteens wear cosmetics EVERY day. Emma Fox debates why the young tweens of today are worryingly hiding behind ‘the mask’...Click below to read more


Tuesday, 14 April 2015

What Entering the Vogue Talent Contest 2015 Feels Like...

Having an internship at Vogue is something I've always dreamed of. Waltzing into the revolving doors, being greeted with bustling fashionista's with their green juice in one hand and designer handbag in the other. Even if you are given the tedious tasks of grabbing coffee and photocopying, having the prestigious title of being an intern there is something worth having (not forgetting the amazing people you would meet too). So, when I was surprisingly greeted by my sweet English teacher persuading me to enter the Vogue Talent Contest for Young Writer's 2015, how could I pass this opportunity? To enter, we had to complete three writing tasks; if we win, we are awarded £1000 and a one-month paid internship. The finalists will be invited to a lunch at Vogue, after which the winner will be decided. The winner will be announced during autumn.

For our first written piece, we were asked to write an 800-word social commentary. I was really baffled as to what write for this task. I had several ideas, but I never felt passionate about them. My first idea was to write about the new wave of skinny-shaming. In today's media, there always seems to be negative comments towards peoples weight, but recently every female seems to be tagged as 'dangerously skinny'. Is it not important that we encourage a healthy balance? Although this is something I would've love to have written about, it was one Monday morning while applying my makeup that my final idea struck me. I decided to write about the amount of makeup young girls are sporting nowadays. I will share this article on Friday with you all.

The next task required much more than just simply tapping my fingers away at the keyboard for a few short hours. We were asked to write a descriptive interview with someone whom was not a member of our family. My immediate reaction was to contact a handful of my favourite bloggers. However, after e-mailing fifteen of them, I only heard back from two - which in the end only dwindled down to one. But that was super - I only needed one interviewee and the lovely Rebecca from FromRoses was a downright babe for taking to time to be so. I would love to share the interview, but I feel it would not be suitable to without her consent.

The article was fairly hard to write as I had never written a descriptive interview before. However, I absolutely adored it; I would love to write descriptive interviews in the future for magazines as my job. "Here, Emma Fox interviews Alexa Chung on her fabulous day-to-day life"...eek I'm jumping with excitement at the mere thought of it!

Finally, we had to pitch three ideas for stories suitable for Vogue. Here are my three ideas:

Obviously, I'm happy to share with you my ideas as the competition is now closed! All in all, I didn't really have much time to think about my entry. My English teacher (or I to be fair) didn't discover the competition until a few weeks before the closing date so I was rather rushed in completing the tasks - and in addition, I have my A-levels to be revising for so time was definitely pushed. However, I'm content with my articles and I'm keeping my fingers crossed for the result.

Wish me luck!

Friday, 10 April 2015

Weekend Uniform

Anja Rubik
What's your weekend uniform like?

P.S: I'm so sorry for the lack of posts this week. Tuesday's post was missed due to too much homework and revision, but I promise to be a better blogger once my a-levels are over! Thanks for sticking around! Have a great weekend!


Friday, 3 April 2015

Your April Style Inspo...

Which outfit will you most likely covet this month?

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Give it all you've got: Top Motivational Quotes

Exams are less than a month away for me but finding motivation is something I've always struggled with. Yes, I want to do well. Yes, I want an incredible job in the future. The list is endless as why I need to pass these exams, however, when stuck in my conservatory revising on a sweet and stirring April morning, that list is far away from my mind.

However I'm determined for this to change!

But first let's just excuse the irony of me sat here writing this blog post...not revising.

If, like me, your lacking motivation and determination, be it for GSCE's, applying for a new job or even a tedious task like cleaning, here are my top motivational quotes that you'll be able to turn to in times of need...

P.S: My internet went down last night, this post was originally scheduled for yesterday!

What's your top motivational quote?