JUNE PLAYLIST

It’s mid week, which usually means maximum stress levels, and praying for the weekend to edge closer. When Wednesday’s get a bit much, I put on a playlist and try to switch off for an hour if my To Do list allows it. Sometimes menial tasks can be the best source of therapy, organising my wardrobe, or my personal favourite when combined with music, cleaning the kitchen. There’s something about it that makes you feel like you’re in a old movie…

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A MONTH OF SAYING YES

I had weirdly set myself a challenge to say yes to as many things as possible this month. I say weird, because I’m not really one for setting myself challenges – I feel as though I can be stubborn, and then I end up in a strange sense of reverse psychology with myself. If I know I need to do something, It’s basically the last thing on my To Do list. My twenty sixth birthday is approaching on the 1st July, followed by something not so fun that will probably see me taking a couple of much needed weeks off…

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SLOWING DOWN AS LIFE SPEEDS UP

I’ve felt a little funny recently, perhaps it’s because I feel guilty for the position I’m in and the job I get to do. I would have done anything to be where I am now a couple of years ago, and I definitely wouldn’t have believed you if you’d shown me a vision into my future. It’s funny, but success and being stable financially really don’t equate to true happiness. Mental health issues don’t just disappear because you’ve ticked off a life goal, and you don’t always just start being a confident beam of light just because things are going well

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BARCELONA ON FILM | PRIMAVERA SOUND

I’m writing this blog post on a Wednesday afternoon – we just landed back in Manchester, and I went straight for an iced coffee and to get my rolls of film developed. I like to start writing and editing as soon as I get back from a trip, otherwise I feel as though the holiday thoughts leave my head, and it starts to feel like more of a chore to put everything together. I always want to capture a bit of the holiday magic whilst it’s still occupying my brain, and this was certainly a trip to remember… 

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GROWING PAINS

It seems like all the changes I’d been waiting for life to throw at me, happened in the last couple of years. I’d been waiting for something to change career wise – I felt like I was floundering without meaning, I wasn’t sure what my calling was, or what I had to offer the world. I worked so many dead end jobs that I hated, and I’d often be hit with this overwhelming sense that I was just wasting my time…

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ALMOST NEVER SUMMER READY

I’ve realised that anything made from light and flowy material, is where my safe spot tends to lie during the summer months. If I feel too restricted by an outfit, then I sure as hell ain’t having much fun in it. Dressing for the warmer weather should all be about ease, and I’m all for a midi slip dress that conceals my usually bruised legs – maybe even a patch of hair that my razor has missed. I never truly feel that I’m anywhere close to being summer ready, in fact, I’m not entirely sure what ‘summer ready‘ even means…

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LESSONS IN SELF CARE

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week, so I wanted to share something uplifting, whilst also being honest about a topic close to my heart. Those of you who have read this blog from the beginning will know that it’s a place I’m always honest about my struggles – I don’t see the point in cherry picking the best moments of my life, because that wouldn’t be a true portrayal of my reality. It also wouldn’t be relatable, and it wouldn’t be the type of space that I’d personally want to engage with. I appreciate it when others are open about their experiences, and I’ve always vowed to do the same…

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AU REVOIR L’OBSURITÉ

 Freelancing can have a huge impact on mental health and wellbeing – it’s a topic I’ve seen cropping up a lot lately, and one that I’ve been eager to discuss.The rise of social media has meant that more and more people are able to build their own empires, set up that business they always dreamed about, and start being their own boss. I’ve now been working for myself just long enough to have had a true taste of what it all entails. I wanted to write this post because working in fashion/social media is often glamorised by the online world, and not always a true depiction of what goes on behind the edited Instagram photos and the shiny new spring/summer look book…

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BORDEAUX TO BIARRTZ | FRANCE ON FILM

This week, I was lucky enough to discover the south of France for a couple of days with Jimmy FairlyBordeaux and Biarritz to be exact – I’ve mentioned that I spent quite a lot of time holidaying in France as a kid, so it always feels like a second home to me whenever I get the chance to go back. I’d actually never been to either places, so I was intrigued to discover what they had to offer, and whether they would become places I’d be permanently pining to travel back to…

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AVERAGE WORKING DAY: A MINI ACCOUNT

Freelancing can be tough when it comes down to creating a routine for yourself – especially when travel opportunities arise and disrupt any chance of you knowing what day it is, or what project you need to focus on next. I can almost hear the yeah, sounds real tough thoughts coming at me through the screen, but bare with me here. When you’re a one man band, it can be difficult to spread yourself across all different areas of your work, it can sometimes make you feel overwhelmed, or just down right bloody useless…

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