Why I Started Blogging | My #LookShowWSC Competition Entry

Why I Started Blogging | #LookShowWSC Competition Entry

Blogging is relatively new to me. I started this blog only three years ago with a different vision, I didn’t mean to turn it in to a fashion blog, that’s just a very happy accident.

However, fashion is something I have always had an interest in, even at a young age. Dressing up in mum’s clothes, clip-clopping in her shoes, wearing her bags and stealing her make up! We’ve all done it, girls! I could go on all day about how much I love clothes and shopping, but instead, I will take a different approach by telling you how I took my interest in fashion to a different level and why I should be given the chance to blog at the front row at A/W 11 Look Show (#LookShowWSC).

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During secondary school, I had made my mind up that I wanted to use my interest and turn it in to a career. I wish I was good enough at maths so that I could be an accountant, or wish I was smart (and brave) enough to become a doctor, or a nurse so that I could help people. But I found my place and that place was fashion.

I was always realistic with my goals. After all, fashion is one of the biggest global industries. The two things that I had an interest in were learning how businesses work and of course, fashion! So I took business studies and textiles for my A-Levels, then I went to study National Diploma BTEC in Fashion Design at college, which led me to complete a degree in Fashion Marketing at Northumbria University. To me, fashion is more than clothes and shopping. For so long, (8 years to be exact) I have enjoyed learning about how the fashion industry works. 

So, why should I be chosen to blog about Look Magazine’s fashion show? From my experiences within both my fashion marketing degree and running my own business, I understand commercial fashion from both side of the fence (as a consumer, and from inside the industry). This has allowed me to have a more in-depth analytical view of how fashion is communicated and marketed to the public. I have an understanding of how to interpret an end-to-end concept and it helps that I have the technical knowledge and a strong appreciation of how a garment is made.

In addition, I know how blogging works. Having my own business and speaking from the brand’s point of view, I understand how to work with bloggers. And as a blogger myself, I know how to work with businesses on a mutual beneficial collaboration. It is paramount that I show things on my blog posts that are interesting and aesthetically pleasing for everyone to read. And as you have noticed, I am very meticulous with the photography.

If I was given the opportunity to blog for Look Magazine’s fashion show, I would absolutely ensure that I would do it justice. I would want to make it feel as if my readers were right there with me!

I’m very dedicated and determined, and I put 100% in to everything I do, I wouldn’t settle for anything less than perfect. I always make sure that I engage with other bloggers and that I interact with everyone no matter who they are. 

Finally, to conclude my entry to the LOOK Magazine blogging competition, I would absolutely love to take this opportunity to show you that I truly have a “passion for fashion” (my uni tutors would kill me for using that phrase!). Below are a few images of my own work to show the skills that I have acquired in the many areas of fashion, in hope to demonstrate that I would be a good candidate!
 
 

(All images featured in the post are original artwork and photography are created, illustrated and shot by me and are part of my fashion portfolio. Please don’t take the images, edit, copy, reproduce or duplicate them.)

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119 thoughts on “Why I Started Blogging | My #LookShowWSC Competition Entry

  1. Love it 🙂 I was kinda into fashion growing up but at the same time I loved climbing trees lol. I loved designing outfits on paper (although I couldn't really draw so they never looked quite right!) I also learnt to machine sew quilts and things like that – it's just in the last year that I've started sewing clothes. So somewhere along the line it didn't really go together – then I was a bit chunky to wear cool fashionable clothes and would hide in jeans and a hoodie.

    I think I'm finding my girlie streak again but still trying to gain the courage to wear dresses to work without feeling like I'm over dressed. Also I'm waiting for winter to come back to I can wear tights under the dresses rather than showing off my legs.

  2. I definitely think you are a deserving contender and wish you the best of luck. You really know the industry inside out! I love your blog and FYI- I took a photo of the 'personal style' pic that shows you in numerous outfits, on my fone to take as inspiration when I'm shopping 🙂 xx

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  3. I hope you get the chance to blog for Look!

    I'm currently studying Fashion Design at uni and we've just been given our new briefs.. I've kept putting off, but your images have just inspired me SO much to get started with it! Thanks!! Hahah. LOVE your design and research boards especially!

    Quick question – Which program do you do your flat design views on? I hate the one I've got atm!

  4. oh wow! i've entered but I so want you to win, didn't know you are so talented! I absolutely adore the fashion illustration! good luck xxxx

  5. Wow ! This is such a delightful post. You are VERY talented and I wish you all the luck I can with the competition ! I especially love the fashion illustration pictures above. They are such clean images and really jump out at you.

    Emma
    http:www.theramblinglass.com

  6. You talented so and so! Seriously wishing you lots of luck. Love the drawings and of course, your personal style is super cute and I would LOVE to swap wardrobes (please?!) 😛

  7. Sarah, I just have to agree with everyone else: you are absolutely spectacular. I simply couldn't imagine someone being a better pick for the Look Show contest! You have an almost scary range of talents, and your personality shines through in every single one of your many skills. You have my full support and I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you – not that I think you need it!

    Much love,
    Annika
    <3

  8. Thank-you for your comment 🙂

    1- I LOVE this nail polish
    2- I LOVE your rings 🙂
    3 – You have GREAT personal style
    4 – Your skills are awsome 🙂

    I do fashion phtography at uni and I am dying at the moment because my SLR is broken 🙁
    I can't wait to start shooting again!

    P.S if you have any tips about blogging feel free to share them with me :)))) I'm pretty new to blogging on a regular basis and any help would be AMAZING!! 🙂 (as i <3 your blog :))

    xoxo

  9. woow! this is probably one of the best look show entries I've seen on the blogasphere – certainly different, stands out ! Love all your work though girl! Keep up with everything that your doing 🙂 X

  10. Woww. I definitely think you deserve to get the chance to blog front row for Look. After seeing your art and designs and illustrations, I'm in awe. I think they're beautiful and I definitely think your style of blogging would do it more than justice.
    Good Luck!

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    Jamilah X

  11. im going ccrazy over this post. im a fashion student too and i've lerned about all thats in the post but you brought it to a whole new leveL! i haven't followed anyone in a long time but im follwing you!

  12. Thank you for saying i should enter but i just read the terms and conditions and you have to be over 18…. im only 17 🙁 next year eehhh, or maybe take me along as ur friend? hahahahah! xxxxxx

  13. Sarah, you absolutely should be in the front row! This whole post illustrates your talent and passion and I don't think they can ask for anyone better! I will keep my fingers crossed for you, I really hope you'll get picked. Your drawings and ideas are just fab. Bonne chance, bisous xo

  14. discovered your blog through the Looks blogging comp. I did enter as well and used the same phrase "passion for fashion" and my teachers would have killed me as well. 😉 I really like your blog and am a new follower noe! Good Luck!

  15. Gorgeous post! So much effort gone into this! Stunning illustrations!
    Thank you for your comment also!
    Have you ever heard of Africa Fashion week? Its brand new and will hopefully be hitting the magazines soon!
    xxx

  16. Nice entry. Glad I've now discovered your blog – it's lovely! Gorgeous outfits you have! Good luck lady. Love FashionBratt x

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