Thursday, 17 January 2013

New Year, New Start

Again, sorry for the lack of posts. I've been very busy since the last post I made!

During December I had a weeks work placement at Primark's head office working with the buying team for women's accessories, this then lead to an assesment day for a position as a Trainee Buyer for Menswear. And I got the job!! I will now be assisting the buyers  for menswear and I'm very excited!

Also on top of this I've still be working, then there was the crazy busy tie of Christmas and New Years Eve to deal with and my Graduation which is happening tomorrow (18th Jan). Very much looking forward to it but its all been kicking off at once. I shall post images of the graduation afterwards as I feel it will round off my design work nicely and lead onto a real proffesion!

Thursday, 29 November 2012

Busy Bee

All systems are go with my Primark placement. I've had my timetable and its just boosted my excitement! I've been allocated time with every head of department within the buying team and it's beeing treated as a teaching experience than actual work. I'll be given tests and classes on how they use certain systems. Thankfully I have experience working with some of the software they have described so I hopefully won't be too useless.

On a side note, this weekend brings us December 1st! For some this means the start of Christmas shopping, putting the decs up and opening that first door of your advent calendar. For me, it means super cute and silly graphic prints!

I love this little guy and his socks!
An advent calendar for those post christmas shopping nights!

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Appologies yet again

I really should try harder to keep my blog up to date. I'm useless, I know! So, whats the news. Well I have a work placement organised and I am very, very, VERY excited about it! It is now confirmed that I shall be working along side the women's accessories buying team for Primark. It's only a short term thing and then I shall be moving onto another placement short after to work with the merchandising team. I can't wait!

Not only that but my graduation is organised, tickets bought and gown hire confirmed, I have a feeling that I'm looking forward to it more than I am about Christmas! All I keep thinking is "new shoes, new dress...oh in fact two new dresses! A big reunion with all of my friends that I haven't been able to see in a long time". I'm like a child all over again :D

Not only that, but the knitting will be kick started again! I promise it will be a little more than mug huggers, and I'm feeling something slightly glitzy and glam as its coming up for the party season, so any suggestions, please feel free to drop a comment. I don't bite,  I promise :)

Thursday, 1 November 2012


I'm sorry it has been a while an this is unrelated to knitting but I'm taking part in Movember this year and need to help in spreading the word and getting donations.

It's all about raising awareness for men's health. There are plenty of events for breast cancer awareness and I feel that not enough is done for guys, so I joined up.

Movember is a month many men dedicate themselves to but growing (in some cases attempting to grow) a gentlemanly moustache, and ggetting sponsored to do so. I know I cannot grow any magnificent facial hair, but I'm there in spirit as a Mo Sista.

If you could take a look at my page and spread the word, I would be very greatful. And a donation here and there would be just fantastic. I'll be joining in by updating my page with moustache related fashion and trends that I come across to keep you entertained.


Sunday, 23 September 2012


So, London Fashion Week was amazing! Catwalk was just stunning and a really brilliant experience. I managed to get some sneaky snaps of the Temperly Pre Autumn and Spring Summer 13 collection (apologies for the poor photos, my camera died and had to use my phone).

The shopping part of the event was a little traumatic, lots of excited women wanting to grab a bargain, pushing past and snatching. But when you have items reduced from £6000 to £900, it is slightly understandable. However pretty much everything was a little too expensive for me, apart from a cup cake stand that was most definitely in my price range!! Super yummy!

Well, as promised, here are the few snaps I managed to take.



Friday, 21 September 2012

Tomorrow isn't just another day

So, tomorrow is the big day and I will be trecking it down to London to see Alice Temperley's SS13 collection! Get ready for photos, news and gossip from the event. I've found out I'm not allowed to blog during the event but I make sure I pop everything up on here once its over and done with.

So excited!

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Not long to go...

Not long now unitl I'm off to Fashion Week ad you have no idea how excited I am! Outfit is now sorted, sketch book is at the ready and I'm so ready!

I've managed to get myself a part time job in a small designer shop close to my home town where I'm able to merchandise and get hands on with finding out what customers want.

In the mean time, I've been asked to get on with some snoods ready for christmas. I've done a range of mug huggers that I've donated to a charity that is close to my heart to help them raise some money, and they will be all packaged up along with the mug and some extra little goodies.